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Delgado: ‘Work begins now’ By Richard Moody Columbia-Greene Media

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Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado, in his acceptance speech Tuesday after his startling victory over incumbent John Faso, called for an end to political differences and told supporters that the hard work lies ahead. The voters spoke at the polls Tuesday with high turnout for a midterm election, with results showing anticipated changes in power at both the state and federal levels. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was re-elected to a third term, while Democrats took control of the state Senate and held control of the Assembly. Democrats also flipped the power in the House of Representatives, showing strong support for their candidate in the 19th Congressional District at the polls Tuesday. The local boards of elections need to wait for all the absentee ballots to be returned. Absentees had to be postmarked Nov. 5. Greene County sent out 2,064 absentee ballots and as of Wednesday had received 1,736 ballots back, and Columbia County sent out 4,243 absentee ballots and received back 3,517 ballots as of Wednesday. Columbia County will start counting absentee votes Nov. 19.




Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado gives a victory speech in Kingston after his projected win Tuesday night.

U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, talks to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Valatie on Tuesday night.

Democrat Antonio Delgado, of Rhinebeck, is the new representative from the 19th Congressional District, defeating Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Faso with a close 132,001 to 124,408 vote on Election Day, according to results from the state Board of Elections. Faso conceded at his campaign headquarters in Valatie on Tuesday night after calling Delgado to congratulate him on his victory. “Look, it was a close race,” Faso said Wednesday. “I am very disappointed, but I respect the will

of the voters.” Faso said he is not announcing plans to run for public office again at this time. “No matter our political differences, I will always serve with integrity, accountability, responsibility and whole lot of love,” Delgado said Tuesday night. “This election was also a test of our progress, and the results here in NY19 are clear: We deserve better and we can be better. The work See DELGADO A12

GOP picks up 4 Legislature seats By Sarah Trafton, Logan Weiss and Daniel Zuckerman Columbia-Greene Media

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Republicans expanded their control over the Greene County Legislature on Tuesday by picking up four seats — going from 8-6 to a 12-2 majority.

CATSKILL District 1 had the four Republican candidates in the lead Wednesday prior to the Greene County Board of Elections counting of absentee ballots. Incumbent Michael Bulich received 2,402 votes, newcomer Jack Keller Sr. had 2,030 votes, Incumbent Matthew Luvera received 2,358 votes and 2,207 votes were cast at the polls for incumbent Linda Overbaugh. Democrats Christopher Hamilton received 1,565 votes Tuesday while Joseph Kozloski had 1,966 votes. Bulich plans to continue focusing on the county’s work with the community college, he said Wednesday. “We want the college to have more trade-based courses for local

kids,” he said. “I also want to make sure the jail facility is under-budget, on-time and the proper size.” Although voters strengthened the county Legislature’s Republican majority, political affiliation is of little importance, Bulich said. “It’s not about Republicans and Democrats,” he said. “It’s about getting the job done for the best price possible for taxpayers.” Hamilton was thrilled with the turnout, he said. “Obviously, I wish it went my way, but it very heart-warming to see,” Hamilton said. “I hope that turnout continues — we need people to be active in politics.” Hamilton plans to continue to demand transparency of local government. “In three years, I am planning on running again and having a better campaign,” he said. “I want to get a young thought process into the Legislature. That’s what we need.” Keller was very pleased with the large turnout for the election, he said. “That’s what it’s all about, and whatever happens, happens,” he

said. “It’s a government for the people, by the people.” Keller plans to diligently attend meetings and make the right decisions for constituents. “I want to continue to put to bed the jail issue,” he said. “It’s also important to make sure there isn’t over-expenditures or corruption within the budget.” Kozloski is hopeful the absentee ballots may change the outcome of the vote, he said. “I’m only 64 behind and they haven’t counted the absentee ballots yet,” he said. If elected, Kozloski said the jail facility and opioid crisis would priorities for him. In the event Kozloski does not secure a seat with the absentee ballot count, he will finish out his term on the village board, he said. “I have no plans of running again,” he said. Luvera was grateful to all those who supported him in the election. “I want to thank voters for their confidence in me,” he said, “I will continue to serve as their voice.” Luvera plans to work on

improving cell phone service in the county, continuing to keep an eye on government spending, create more career-ready programs with Columbia-Greene Community College and promote positive things that are happening in the community, he said. Overbaugh could not be reached for comment before press time Wednesday.

COXSACKIE Two incumbents will return to Coxsackie’s seats on the county Legislature. Republicans Charles A. Martinez and Thomas M. Hobart were each elected to another three-year term. Martinez won his seat with 1,884 votes and Hobart received 1,799 votes. Martinez has been a member of the Greene County Legislature since his first election in 1980. “I’m happy for the opportunity to serve Coxsackie and Greene County again,” Martinez said. “I think the most important project is getting the county jail built and keeping it See GOP A12

Sewers bump town tax levy; budget OK’d By Sarah Trafton Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — The town’s adopted $6.8 million budget for 2019 reflects a small tax levy increase of slightly more than one quarter of 1 percent over 2018. The 2018 budget by comparison, was $6.4 million. The increase is due to the town’s $9 million sewer project, which will carry a debt service of $219,000 each year until 2049. Jefferson Heights and Leeds residents will pay for the increase, but the overall budget reflects the expenditure. The board unanimously approved the budget, pending two revisions. The amount for the Kiskatom Fire Department came in lower than what was originally planned and the assessed value of the town was also lower. The town board at a meeting Tuesday approved a local law that allows the town to go above the state tax cap if necessary. The cap, which limits the increase in


Catskill town board voted raise its tax levy above the tax cap on Tuesday. The .27 percent increase in the 2019 budget will accommodate the debt service from the town’s sewer project.

property taxes, is set at the rate of inflation or at 2 percent, whichever is lower. For 2019, the cap is at 2 percent. The meeting began with public

hearings for the tax-cap local law and the budget. Local realtor Angela Lanuto, and Conor Gillis, a representative of the state

Association of Realtors, spoke on behalf of homeowners. “I think this waiver will hurt homeowners,” Lanuto said. “We have an influx of new homeowners and the favorable taxes in the town helps attract them. This would deter people from coming to the area.” Lanuto suggested the town look into raising taxes for box stores or incorporating the village to compensate for the budget needs. The town always considers the best way to balance services and cost, Town Supervisor Doreen Davis said. “We actually reduced the levy 1.6 percent in 2018 and 1.1 percent in 2017,” she said. A major service that the town provides is its ambulance, Davis said. “We have the largest population [in the county], two nursing homes and have the premiere ambulance for the county See SEWERS A12



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WASHINGTON — Election Day is over, but government officials are still watching out for potential interference in the political process after detecting online disinformation that was meant to undermine Tuesday’s midterms. Foreign adversaries will “continue to push misinformation” even after the election results are fully reported, a Department of Homeland Security official told reporters in a series of briefings on election security that lasted well into the night. While DHS made clear it did not detect any breaches that would affect the casting or counting of votes, the official expressed concerns that bad actors could create the perception that the election was not secure — including by “enhancing or overstating” how successful hacking attempts were. Officials and disinformation experts have long said that a hacking claim could damage trust in the U.S. election system just as much as a real breach. It’s imperative that voters perceive the U.S. election system is secure, they say, especially in the wake of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s campaign of hacking and fake news was designed to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. But with votes still being counted in some states, the DHS official said it was too early to tell if their efforts to reassure the American public the election’s integrity is intact will be effective. “I’m not sure we have a good way to gauge right now what the general public sentiment is right now on what transpired today from an election security standpoint,” the official said. Officials underscored the department would still be en-


gaged in assisting state officials by auditing votes, and coordinating with other agencies and state election administrators about potential cyberthreats or disinformation campaigns. But it was clear by their last call with reporters at midnight that they were starting to view Election Day 2018 as a victory. The DHS official said there have been no reported incidents “that would affect the ability to cast and count votes.” Though there were examples of instances of disinformation spreading on social media, companies such as Facebook appeared to be quick to take action against the bubbling campaigns that were reported throughout the day. As The New York Times’s Kevin Roose put it on Twitter: “Minor blips aside, we seem to have gotten through an election day without a major cybersecurity breach or a viral misinformation epidemic. That’s a big deal, and a credit to everyone who pushed hard for accountability and transparency in these systems.” Even so, the midterms did give some clues about how disinformation campaigns are evolving. For instance, p eople used social media to spread false information about how to

vote. Throughout the day, there were reports of disinformation about where to vote on social media. Common hoaxes included posts that said Republicans vote Nov. 6, Democrats vote Nov. 7, or vice versa. Facebook told Reuters reporter Joseph Menn it was cracking down on such posts. But he still saw three public posts after they made that statement, and I myself found many examples of similar hoaxes circulating on Twitter. In another shift, the disinformation about voting wasn’t limited to the main social platforms - Google, Twitter and Facebook. Roose shared examples of disinformation on sites as seemingly random as Nextdoor, a niche social networking site for neighbors to connect: The midterms also showed us tangible evidence of how the federal government stepped up its efforts to coordinate with state and local election officials on combating disinformation -or lend expertise to handle any false alarms. In one instance, states reported to the government their concerns about text messages sent out with inaccurate voting information. DHS, according to the official,

was able to determine that a third-party provider was simply having a technology issue and it wasn’t an example of an adversary trying to manipulate the vote. Another official on the call said the government was working with states to deal with issues that might cause a site to crash from increased traffic to local and state websites when unofficial results are posted. “Don’t automatically assume it’s a DDoS attack by a malicious actor,” the official warned. Officials said they were already looking ahead to securing the 2020 vote. An official said the team would get “a few hours” to rest overnight but would quickly be evaluating what worked and what didn’t. “Our focus is providing the services, the support that state and local partners need and ensuring that when 2020 rolls around, everyone is as secure as possible for that vote,” the DHS official just told reporters. But as we learned in 2016, it’s difficult to understand the full scope of cybersecurity incidents the morning after the election, and we may not know the full picture. It’s possible that reports of cybersecurity incidents could emerge in the coming days, weeks and months as ballots and systems are audited. We also don’t know if technology companies’ efforts to stamp out disinformation on their platforms were enough -- or at least enough to quell lawmakers’ concerns about it. Facebook made a strong showing of how seriously it was taking election security by suspending 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts on the eve of the election. Late Tuesday night, the company disclosed they were targeted because of potential ties to Russia, my colleague Tony Romm reported.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Airplane manufacturer Boeing said Wednesday that it has issued a bulletin to airlines worldwide warning of erroneous readings from flight-control software on its planes, after an almost-new Lion Air jetliner crashed into the sea soon after takeoff, killing the 189 people on board. Boeing, which is assisting in an investigation into what went wrong in the Oct. 29 crash of one of its new 737 Max 8 jets, said in a statement that it issued a bulletin Tuesday as “part of its usual process.” The bulletin informed airline operators on what to do if they receive false readings from flight-control software that measures the angle of the plane and alerted flight crews of the procedure they have to follow. The bulletin from Boeing was the first indication that an error with the aircraft’s systems may have caused problems for the Lion Air flight, which took off from Jakarta. Instead of a smooth takeoff, the plane’s altitude fluctuated dramatically, and the plane increased in speed before nose-diving into the Java Sea 13 minutes later. Indonesian investigators have recovered the plane’s flight data recorder, which showed that the plane’s airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights. “The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air Flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (Angle of Attack) sensors,” said

Boeing in the statement. A misreading in the sensor can cause the plane to dive suddenly. Indonesian investigators said Wednesday that an AOA sensor on the jet was replaced the day before the doomed flight, on Oct. 28, when a pilot flying the same aircraft on a different route, from Bali to Jakarta, reported problems with it. The pilot on the crashed Lion Air flight had asked shortly after takeoff to return to the airport in Jakarta, but lost contact with air traffic controllers afterward. At a news conference on Wednesday evening in Jakarta, accident investigators showed reporters the AOA sensor that was removed from the aircraft on Oct. 28. The small black cylinder with a fin that protrudes from the side of the aircraft near the cockpit was wrapped in a clear plastic bag. Indonesian authorities would provide Boeing with information from the pilot who flew with the problematic sensor so that could be shared with other airlines in case they faced similar difficulties, Nurcahyo Utomo, an accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Committee, said. Ony Suryo Wibowo, another investigator, said that it was still too early to say definitively what caused the crash. The Boeing 737 Max 8 jets are among the manufacturer’s newest models, and have been snapped up by airliners in booming aviation markets, including Indonesia and India. More than 200 of such planes are in service around the world, billed as the most advanced of the popular 737 jets.

The two Indonesian airlines that fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, national carrier Garuda Airlines and Lion Air, which operates 10 of these planes, both declined to comment on the bulletin. Indonesian officials say that all 11 such aircraft have been tested for airworthiness and have been declared safe to fly. On Wednesday, the Indonesian transportation safety committee said it would re-create the flight to see what role the possibly malfunctioning sensor may have played in the crash. The re-creation will be done at Boeing’s facilities in Seattle and will replicate the flight’s actual path and journey. Boeing also said that it continues to provide support and technical assistance to the Indonesian investigators and other government authorities. Experts have been puzzled at what could have caused the almost-new jet to go down in clear skies, unlike other major airplane disasters in which weather or older jets were major factors. The data from the flight recorder and Boeing’s statement have provided the first clues, but rescuers continue to search for the device that records voices in the plane’s cockpit. That recorder is expected to provide a fuller picture to investigators of the Lion Air flight’s final moments. Search operations continue in the Java Sea off the coast of Jakarta. On Wednesday morning, members of Indonesia’s national search and rescue team used helicopters and boats as they looked for the cockpit voice recorder, more wreckage and

bodies. Officials have recovered pieces of the plane, including the left engine and right landing gear, but have yet to locate the main fuselage. A ship from the port city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo with equipment to dig across the muddy seafloor in an effort to find the cockpit voice recorder would soon be dispatched to the crash scene, investigators said. Even if the recorder was not found, investigators would eventually determine what was behind the accident, Nurcahyo said. The Washington Post’s Shibani Mahtani in Singapore and Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta contributed to reporting. COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA he Register-Star/he Daily Mail are publishedTuesday through Saturday mornings by Columbia-Greene Media (USPS 253620), One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534, a subsidiary of Johnson Newspaper Corp. Periodicals postage paid at Hudson, N.Y., and additional mailing oices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to he Register-Star, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534. TO SUBSCRIBE To order a subscription, call our circulation department at (800) 724-1012 or logon to SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Digital Pass is included with print subscription Daily (Newsstand) $1.50 Saturday (Newsstand) $2.50 Carrier Delivery (3 Months) $71.50 Carrier Delivery (6 Months) $143.00 Carrier Delivery (1 Year) $286.00 EZ Pay Rates: 3 months $65.00 6 months $130.00 1 year $260.00 DIGITAL PASS ONLY RATES: Includes full access to and the e-edition. 3 Months $30.00 6 Months $60.00 1 Year $120.00 Home Delivery & Billing Inquireries Call (800) 724-1012 and reach us, live reps are available Mon.-Fri. 6 a,m - 5 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m. - noon Sun. 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Coxsackie Town Board meeting and public hearing at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 16 Reed St., Coxsackie n Coxsackie Village Historic Preservation Committee 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Coxsackie Village Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n D.R. Evarts Library board of trustees 7 p.m. at the library, 80 Second St., Athens n Greene County Legislature county services and public works 6 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Lexington Town Planning Board 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3542 Route 42, Lexington

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Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Greene County Legislature special public works; economic development and tourism; Gov. Ops,; finance and rep. and dem. caucus 6 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Greenville Central School District BOE 6:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Library, 4976 SR 81, Greenville n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

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p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Greene County Legislature regular legislature meeting No. 11 6:30 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville n Ravena Village Board 6 p.m. Ravena Village Building, 15 Mountain Rd., Ravena

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Veterans standing up to be acknowledged during Cairo-Durham Elementary School’s annual Veteran’s Day ceremony.

By Daniel Zuckerman Columbia-Greene Media

CAIRO — Veterans of all branches of the United States military gathered together at the Cairo-Durham Elementary School for a ceremony in their honor Wednesday. The event was organized by second- and fifth-grade special education teachers Sarah Hasbrook and Julia Wanek, respectively, and the elementary school Student Council. Students gave historical tidbits and sang, which was intertwined with speeches by Carol Warner, a member of Cairo American Legion Post No. 983 and school Principal Christopher Stein. Stein listed the traits veterans have including serving their country, sacrificing their time and protecting citizens’ way of life. “We enjoy the blessings of liberty in the sense of we get to speak our minds, we’re free to choose our path in life,” Stein said. “Today we pause, we think of those traits, how we can learn from them, but most importantly today, we pause and say thank you for your service.” Warner spoke about the history of the American flag. When the first flag was completed in 1777, citizens of the newly formed United States hung it with pride, Warner said. “The flag is like a blanket — it covered us,” she said. “It’s a living thing and it made us feel so good.” Kevin Holland, of Durham, served from 1977 to 1981 as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force

stationed at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Holland has attended Cairo-Durham elementary’s ceremony before and said the event is well-organized. “They’re taking the time to honor the veterans and that’s what it’s all about,” Holland said of the young students. Holland most enjoyed hearing Warner speak, he said. “She impressed me,” Holland added. John Lowe, of Greenville, served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. as an E4 specialist in Germany from 1965 to 1967. Lowe tries to attend the ceremony every year, he said, adding when he was a past commander of American Legion Post No. 983, he tried to get his fellow members to attend. “I used to encourage the guys to come because they’re [the students] trying to appreciate us,” Lowe said. Lowe doesn’t have a favorite part of the ceremony, but appreciates seeing the kids honoring the veterans and learning what they’ve done. “It’s good to be honored like that,” he said. Students in the elementary school student council took charge of organizing the event four years ago. The children enjoy the task at hand, Hasbrook said. Wanek and Hasbrook are coordinators of the student coun-

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cil — an elective for fourth- and fifth-grade students. “We are very proud of all of our students at Cairo-Durham Elementary, Middle and High School,” Hasbrook said. “We want them to really take ownership in this event.” The veterans in attendance Wednesday were from the community and many were related to students, Hasbrook said. “It just bridges the gap through the generations,” Hasbrook said. “It’s a really nice event for everyone to come together and celebrate our veterans.” Toward the end of Wednesday’s ceremony, veterans’ names were announced based on their branch of service. Veterans whose names were not called were encouraged to stand up. The students recognize veterans each year and Hasbrook and Wanek want their students to realize the importance of veterans, Hasbrook said, adding the ceremony was deeply moving. “Seeing the veterans, keeping that tradition alive, it literally gives me goose bumps,” she said. “It’s a sea of red, white and blue and it’s just beautiful.”

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Turnout turns the tide Lessons to be learned from Tuesday’s midterm election are plentiful. The question is whether the winners and losers are willing to learn them. Voter turnout was reported to be heavy across the Twin Counties. At some polling places, the turnout rivaled that of presidential election years as hundreds of people voted in a matter of a few hours. The upset of the night was newcomer Antonio Delgado’s 8,000-vote win over incumbent U.S. Rep. John Faso for the 19th Congressional District seat — illustrating an anti-Trump backlash, the desire by voters to curb the Trump administration’s excesses and demonstrating home-field advantage doesn’t always work out. For 19th Congressional District voters, Faso embodied those excesses and paid the price. It was a good night for incumbents and making history. There were no surprises in the Greene County Legislature race as the Republicans’ margin grew from 8-6 to 12-2, depending on the outcome of the too-closeto-call race in Catskill between Republican Jack Keller and Democrat Joseph Kozloski. Greene County voters turned the clock back to a familiar theme: The status quo rules. At the state level, Letitia James became the first

African-American and first woman to win the job of attorney general. Republican Daphne Jordan will follow the footsteps of Kathy Marchione in the 43rd Senate District with her victory over Democrat Aaron Gladd. Republican Chris Tague solidified his grip on the 102nd Assembly District by upending Democrat Aidan O’Connor Jr. by a larger margin than the April special election. Democrat Didi Barrett held off a surprisingly strong challenge from Republican newcomer William Truitt in the 106th Assembly District. The race for the 107th Assembly District between Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Tistrya Houghtling is too close to call. Overall, Tuesday’s midterms were a strong rebuke of President Donald Trump coarse style and exclusionary policies and a victory for the Democrats. It was also a big night for women, who helped swing the House of Representatives to the Democratic party. As the dust settles today, the question is whether the Democrats can parlay these victories into a march for real change at the local, state and federal levels. If big turnout favors the Democrats, as the old saying goes, the proof was in the pudding Tuesday.


In politics, women are the norm, not a novelty By Karen Tumulty (c) 2018,The Washington Post

The aftershock from Hillary Clinton’s defeat has been two years in coming, but on Tuesday night it arrived, as legions of women were elected to Congress and statehouses across the country. One after another, they won across the map. Democrat Laura Kelly was elected governor of ruby-red Kansas. Four Democratic women - Madeleine Dean, Mary Scanlon, Christina Houlahan and Susan Wild - will join what had been an all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania. Former Navy helicopter pilot Rebecca Michelle “Mikie” Sherrill flipped New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District from red to blue. Texas elected its first Latinas to Congress: State Sen. Sylvia Garcia of Houston and former El Paso County judge Veronica Escobar. Congress will also have its first two Native American women: Democrats Debra Haaland of New Mexico and Sharice Davids of Kansas. “We were hoping we would be able to make a real difference,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, which recruits and raises money for pro-choice candidates. “We pushed hard and played in places that were real stretches.” All of this, by the time it happened, was hardly a surprise. Women were running this year in record numbers at

every level of the ballot. And they are making themselves felt in politics in other ways, as well. Nearly every poll shows that the gender gap has become a chasm. The face of resistance in the Trump era has truly been a female one, starting with the massive protest marches they staged the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, in cities and towns throughout the nation. They are giving more to candidates than ever before. And the #MeToo movement has added another impetus. This has been largely a Democratic phenomenon. In fact, there are likely to be fewer Republican women in the House next January than there are now. But the GOP’s female candidates also made history in some places on Tuesday. Among them was Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who was the first woman from Tennessee ever to be elected to the Senate. A Washington Post-Schar School poll of battleground district voters showed women also took different priorities into the voting booth on Tuesday. By 14 percentage points, they were more likely than men to name health care as one of the top two issues in determining their votes. The economy, meanwhile, was a less important factor to women: Only 30 percent named it as one of their top two priorities, while 40 percent of men did. It will be days before we get

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a broad sense of what happened in state legislative races, but it appears certain that women will have make significant gains there as well. According to a tally by Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics, 3,379 women were running Tuesday for seats in legislatures across the country, up more than 25 percent from two years ago. In 35 states, there were record numbers of female Democrats in contention; in 10 states, unprecedented tallies of Republican women. All of this new female representation on the state level will have long-run implications. More women will be part of the deal-cutting that happens when legislatures draw the maps for once-adecade redistricting. Given the importance that women voters have placed on health care, they will, no doubt, add to the pressure in some states to do things such as expanding their Medicaid programs. There have been other election seasons that have been declared “the year of the woman.” This time, though, women have left an imprint on politics that feels like it will last - no longer a novelty, but a norm. Karen Tumulty is a Washington Post columnist covering national politics. She joined The Post in 2010 from Time magazine and has also worked at the Los Angeles Times.

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Political antibodies are strengthening the nation’s immune system WASHINGTON — America’s body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday’s elections indicated that some political antibodies are strengthening the nation’s immune system. Tuesday was, on balance, deflating to Democrats, who learned — or perhaps not — that despising this president, although understandable, is insufficient. His comportment caused his congressional party only slightly more than half the carnage that Barack Obama’s party suffered in the middle of his first term. The GOP depressingly ends 2018 more ideologically homogenous than it has been for 11 decades. Hitherto, it has been divided between Theodore Roosevelt progressives and William Howard Taft conservatives; between Robert Taft conservatives and Thomas Dewey moderates; between Nelson Rockefeller liberals and Barry Goldwater libertarians. In today’s monochrome GOP — color it orange, for the coiffure of its Dear Leader — postures range all the way from sycophancy to adoration. Americans are sensibly parsimonious with their trust, preferring divided government to one party’s control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. So, when the 116th Congress adjourns in autumn 2020, the nation will have completed 40 years in which one party controlled the presidency and Congress for only 10. Tuesday’s results refuted two tiresome and shopworn axioms: Americans “vote their pocketbooks,” and “all politics is local.” This year, Americans voted their competing national aversions, some against the president’s palaver, others against those he baited into carpet-chewing tantrums. America’s political dyspepsia produced 2018’s surge in midterm voting, which should, but won’t, sober those Pollyannas who insist that high turnouts indicate civic health. (In four German elections 19301933, as the Weimar Republic



WILL crumbled, German turnout averaged 84 percent.) Campaign spending -- about $5.2 billion in House and Senate campaigns over the 2017-18 cycle; about what Americans spend every two years on Halloween candy — should, but won’t, end hysteria about “too much” money spent on political advocacy. Neither will this redundant evidence of the steeply declining utility of campaign dollars: Beto O’Rourke raised $7 million, then $10 million, then $38 million in 2018’s first three quarters, and his Quinnipiac poll numbers were 44 percent in April, 43 in July, 45 in September, 46 in October. Tuesday he received 48.3 percent, and his cable-television groupies, impervious to discouragement, instantly segued to speculation about his possible presidential candidacy. Tuesday’s winners included the Affordable Care Act. Referendums in three crimson states — Idaho, Utah, Nebraska — mandated Medicaid expansion (Nebraska’s Legislature had rejected it six times), which is Obamacare’s arrhythmic heart. And Republican candidates everywhere genuflected at this altar: Pre-existing conditions shall not preclude access to health insurance. Now, however, many Democrats, artists of self-destruction, might forfeit the health care ground they have gained: The 157 million Americans content with their employer-provided health insurance will rightly hear menace in “Medicare for all.” If Nancy Pelosi, the villain in 61,000 Republican ads, is elected House speaker, she will be the first since Sam Rayburn

in 1955 to regain that post after yielding it. If she is not elected by House Democrats, who are indebted to her tactical canniness and prodigious fundraising, they will deserve the Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg Trophy: He was the Austrian prime minister who, when Russia sought reciprocal assistance after helping Austria suppress unrest, replied that Austria would astound the world with its ingratitude. Having strengthened their grip on the Senate, Republicans, who two years hence will be defending 21 seats (Democrats only 12), increased the chance that if they lose the presidency in 2020 they can impede or modify Democratic initiatives. Meanwhile, the Republican Senate can continue staffing federal courts and being what it has been while Republicans controlled the House: the graveyard of House initiatives. Soon, House Democrats can perhaps pore over the president’s tax returns, acquaint his minions with oversight, and even test his sincerity regarding his occasional interest in infrastructure magnificence. John Marshall, the famously amiable future chief justice, participated in Virginia’s heated debate — his adversaries included titans: George Mason and Patrick Henry — about ratification of the proposed Constitution. He later wrote, “The county in which I resided was decidedly anti-federal [against ratification], but I was at that time popular, and parties had not yet become so bitter as to extinguish private affections.” Amiability could be infectious in a nation weary of politics as Henry Adams defined it in “The Education of Henry Adams” — “the systematic organization of hatreds.” Someday, someone in the upper reaches of politics is going to resort to amiability, as a novelty, and his or her party will prosper. George Will’s email address is (c) 2018, Washington Post Writers Group


Buck up, Democrats By Carter Eskew Special To The Washington Post

Tuesday night, Democrats met reasonable standards of expectation. In the face of the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years, they handily won back the House and brought some potential new stars to Washington, many of them women. Outside Washington, they gained governors’ mansions and state legislatures and regained ground in key presidential electoral states. Once again, they won a lot more votes nationally than Republicans. So why do so many Democrats I’ve talked to in the past 12 hours feel so down? Well, let’s start with Andrew Gillum, Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams. If just one had won, many Democrats would feel a lot better today. And in the states of Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana, where Democrats had strong incumbents or challengers, they suffered tough losses, some by large margins. For example, Phil Bredesen, a popular, centrist, two-term former governor

got crushed in Tennessee. Many of these losses came in areas where President Donald Trump made himself the central factor in the race, and he has every reason to take credit today. In an off-year election with high negatives, the incumbent president can credibly claim that he personally stopped Democrats’ chances of making history by electing African-American governors in the deep South and a liberal senator in Texas. Yet I suspect Democrats’ post-election malaise is not rational but emotional. Some Democrats had hoped Tuesday would deliver a stinging rebuke of a president they despise, and they have a hard time swallowing that almost as many Americans came to the polls to praise Trumpism as came to bury it. After all the norms Trump has violated, after the ugly nativism, narcissism and gleeful sowing of division and anger, Trump still seems strong today, reveling in his victories and about to unleash his next two years of hell on Democrats.

For Democrats who wanted revenge or vindication on Tuesday, they should accept partial victory as a consolation prize and a building block. Remember the women who are coming to the House of Representatives and the new majority. Remember the new governors, and even more the local victories that help make up the political fabric of the country. Democrats should note and remember the gains in states that gave Trump his 2016 electoral college victory despite losing the popular vote. And, most of all, remember that more Americans are voting for Democrats than Republicans these days. If that trend continues one more cycle, Trump will be gone, and history - which seemed so close in some places Tuesday - will be made. Eskew is a founder of the Glover Park Group who formulates media strategy and advertising for a range of corporate and nonprofit clients.



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John Robert Blake WEST LEBANON, NY – John Robert Blake, 76, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. Born in Hudson, NY on June 15, 1942, he was the son of the late Francis Joseph and Florence Pauline Vinck Blake. John was raised in Canaan and was a 1960 graduate of New Lebanon High School. He resided in East Chatham for many years and most recently in West Lebanon. He was employed as a store clerk at Slattery’s Store in East Chatham and was employed as a roofer in the family business, F.J. Blake & Son Rooing in Chatham. He

then became a rural mail carrier Karen (Gary) Blake-Kittle of for the US Postal Service in Old Ghent, Melissa (Tab) EigenChatham and later Stebrodt of Red Rock, Rephentown for over 25 becca (Adam) Martin of years retiring in 2005. Chatham and the late In retirement he also Linda Blake; husband illed in as a substitute of Carol J. Goodrich mail carrier. Blake of Ghent; sigHe was a member of niicant other of Patrithe Chatham Knights cia A. Burnell of West of Columbus and the Lebanon; brother of Town & Country Rod & Francis (Alice Wattach) Reel Club in Berlin. He Blake of Valatie, Daniel Blake was an avid outdoorsBlake of Chatham and man who enjoyed hunting, ish- the late Kate and David Blake. ing, bowling and playing cards. John is also survived by 10 He was a huge New York Yan- grandchildren, 2 great grandkees fan. children and several nieces and He is the beloved father of nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Monday, November 5th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 732 US Route 20, New Lebanon. Interment will follow in the Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of lowers, contributions may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad, PO Box 587, Ghent, NY 12075. Arrangements are by the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home in Stephentown. Condolence book at

Trump forces out Jeff Sessions as he cleans house after the midterms Peter Baker and Katie Benner c.2018 New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, ending a partnership that soured almost from the start of the administration and degenerated into one of the most acrimonious public standoffs between a commander-in-chief and a senior Cabinet member in modern U.S. history. Sessions’ resignation, made at the president’s request, was being delivered to John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff. It came just a day after midterm elections in which Democrats captured control of the House, but Republican success in holding onto the Senate and building their slim majority may make it easier for the president to confirm a successor. “Dear Mr. President, at your request I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions said in his letter. He added, “Most importantly as my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law,” and thanked the president. Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general, Trump said in a tweet announcing the shake-up. Whitaker will now assume supervision of the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” he wrote. “A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.” His resignation came barely an hour after a news conference in which Trump was asked whether Sessions and Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, still had job security. He dodged the question. “I’d rather answer that at a little bit different time,” the president said. Trump has regularly attacked the Justice Department and Sessions, blaming the attorney general for the specter of the special counsel investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Trump has said for months that he wished to replace Sessions, but lawmakers and administration officials believed that firing the attorney general before the midterm elections would have had negative consequences for Republicans in tight races. So it came as little surprise when Sessions’ resigned the day after the midterms were over. Trump blamed Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the investigation in its early stages, leading to the appointment of a special counsel. “He took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of a man is this?’” Trump said this year in a Fox News interview. “I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody sees what’s going on in the Justice Department — I always put ‘justice’ now with quotes.” The deputy attorney general,


FILE— Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters at the Department of Justice in Washington on July 20, 2017. President Donald Trump forced out Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, ending a partnership that soured almost from the start of the administration and degenerated into one of the most acrimonious public standoffs between a commander in chief and a senior cabinet member in modern American history.

now Rosenstein, would normally be in line to become the acting attorney general, but Trump has complained publicly about Rosenstein, too. Since Sessions is recused from all election-related matters, Rosenstein oversees Mueller, who is investigating the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia. To dismiss a special coun-

2017, after revelations that he had failed to report encounters with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak of Russia during the 2016 campaign. At the time, Sessions said there was nothing nefarious about those meetings, although he acknowledged that he “should have slowed down” and been more thoughtful in denying any contacts with

“beleaguered,” “VERY weak” and “DISGRACEFUL.” In private, he referred to him derisively as “Mr. Magoo,” after the befuddled cartoon character. Trump also publicly badgered Sessions to open investigations into his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats, and when Sessions did not, the president excoriated the attorney general. Critics from

fired back hours later, saying in a rare public rebuke that he “took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in.” “The Department of Justice,” Sessions said, “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Sessions seemed more aligned with the president when he fired Andrew McCabe as dep-

We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date. — PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

chief of staff, later said he ran out of the building to find the attorney general in the parking lot and stop him from leaving. Ultimately, Priebus persuaded Trump not to accept the resignation. Priebus said he intervened again to save Sessions a couple of months later when the president again demanded a resignation. “If I get this resignation,” Priebus remembered telling Trump, “you are in for a spiral of calamity that makes Comey look like a picnic.” As attorney general, Sessions made a forceful mark on the Justice Department. He rolled back some of President Barack Obama’s signature policies as he encouraged federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible charges and sentences against criminal suspects. He successfully advised Trump to rescind Obama’s program protecting nearly 700,000 young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. He sued California over its sanctuary laws and targeted states that legalized marijuana. Sessions, 71, got his start in politics as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, but his nomination for a federal judgeship was blocked by the Senate amid charges of racial insensitivity. He mounted a comeback by winning election as the state attorney general and then, in 1996, to the Senate that had once rejected him.


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SACCO sel, the president has to order the attorney general or, in the case of a recusal, the deputy attorney general to carry it out. Rosenstein has said that he sees no justification to dismiss Mueller. Trump has already fired James Comey, the FBI director originally overseeing the investigation. In pushing out his attorney general, the president cast aside one of his earliest and strongest supporters. In February 2016, Sessions became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump’s presidential campaign, and in the months leading up to the election, he became one of the candidate’s closest national security advisers. Only weeks after he was confirmed as the United States’ top law enforcement officer, Sessions became ensnared in the Russia inquiries that have consumed Trump’s presidency. He recused himself from overseeing the Justice Department investigation in March

Russian officials during his Senate confirmation process. His recusal was one of his first public acts as attorney general. Trump has long believed that those who have supported and defended him are most entitled to high-ranking positions in the federal government. Sessions, in Trump’s mind, had betrayed that axiom. In a July 2017 interview with The New York Times, Trump unexpectedly lashed out at Sessions. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump said. He said Sessions had given some “bad answers” during his confirmation hearings. Trump never forgave Sessions, and over the next year and a half, his complaints about Sessions on Twitter and in his public comments became more pointed and insulting. At various points, he called Sessions

both parties said the president was shredding the traditional independence of the law enforcement agencies in seeking what appeared to be politically motivated prosecutions. For the most part, Sessions made no public retort. But after the president chided him in February for leaving an inquiry into the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation to an inspector general rather than conducting his own review, Sessions pushed back. “As long as I am the attorney general,” he said, “I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor.” In March, Sessions said he still believed he did the right thing in recusing himself. “I don’t think the attorney general can ask everybody else in the department to follow the rules if the attorney general doesn’t follow them,” he told Time magazine. When Trump said that Sessions “never took control of the Justice Department,” Sessions

uty director of the FBI barely a day before McCabe was due to retire, jeopardizing his pension. Trump for months had publicly berated McCabe, a Republican, because McCabe’s wife had run for office as a Democrat with financial support from a friend of Clinton’s. In firing him, Sessions cited an inspector general investigation that found that McCabe had not been fully candid about his interactions with a reporter, an assertion the former deputy director denied. Sessions tried to resign at least twice. In June 2017, shortly after his recusal, Trump berated Sessions during a private meeting in the Oval Office and accused him of “disloyalty.” Sessions grew emotional and agreed to resign. Reince Priebus, then the White House In loving memory of

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Old-fashioned instruments make the sweetest music ASHLAND SPEAKS

Welcome to November; a lull in our tourist season — a time to prepare for a, hopefully, busy winter season. This is the time of year that we hope for snow and cold weather so the local people can start working again. We start preparing for our Christmas Craft shows and holiday activities. We start scanning the ads looking for Thanksgiving bargains. We look for pumpkin pie, maybe mincemeat, fruits of our bountiful harvests. The hunters start scanning the fields and thickets, looking for the hideout of “the big one.” The man talk has begun, “Have you seen the 10 pointer in the field by _______?, I saw an 8-pointer ______.” Locations have been blocked out to protect the privacy of the spotter. Best wishes to all for a lovely and bountiful November. The YaYa’s attic craft fair at the Greek Assumption Church was very well-attended and a success. If you had a good time at the Chinese auction, there will be another one at the Masonic Temple 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 with lunch being served all day. Come on by and check out our prizes. The little bear cub that I told you about last week on 296, was seen by others. He did not seem to mind having his picture taken. Did you see him? If you go to the nutrition center in Jewett for lunch, you up


ANDERSON your chances, being he hangs out on the intersection there. Dec. 1 is already starting to be a very busy day. The OES Crafts and Chinese Auction will be on that day, and the Windham Hensonville UMC will be holding its annual Christmas Tea on that day. You can very easily attend both. Hope to see you. Did anyone see Scott Adams on Fox and Friends last week? Judy and John LoPresti were away from Thursday through Sunday last week giving me a chance to eat meals with Rose and Ken Hudecek. It’s so pleasant to sit and talk and eat with friends. Judy and John went to Virginia for a wedding. On Friday, they went to Arlington National Cemetery to pay their respects to John’s parents who are interred there. An interesting fact: the plots are laid out according to the General you served under. Mr. LoPresti was a driver for Patton, and served under him during the Africa campaign,

so he is buried on Patton Way. After, they walked to see the Changing of the Guard, then went and met up with son Anthony and wife Tricia, whose brother was getting married in Leesburg. t was a beautiful wedding, lovely company, but Judy and John are glad to be home. I’m still painting under the tutelage of Debbie Maynard at the WAJPL Senior Center on Monday mornings. If you want to try your hand, you’re very welcome from 9 a.m.noon Mondays. If they get enough people who want to paint ceramics for Christmas gifts, Judy and John will open the center for that during November. Let us know. Every year, the Greene County Department of Aging through its Senior Angels program, puts on a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rivertown Senior Center in Athens. It is for our Senior Citizens 60 and older. The Department of Aging doesn’t want anyone to be alone for Thanksgiving. You will be treated to a full dinner complete with goody bags and door prizes. Many companies make donations towards this event, to make it a memorable day. If you would like to donate, or attend, please call 518-719-3555. The bake sale in October made an unprecedented $800 which will be used for the programs that the Senior Angels offer. Thank you for your support. They are def-

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CARES AND CONCERNS Prayers for Ellouise Cole who has been at St. Peter’s in Albany. Keep Dianne Cross and her mother in your prayers. Janet Hudecek is looking forward to coming home from rehab. Hopefully she can be released soon under the care of a full time caregiver. Continue praying for Clarence Soule (and family).

UPCOMING EVENTS Nov. 9: Historical presentation The Catskill Mountain House 7 p.m. Windham UMC Nov. 11: Veterans Day. Thank you for your service. Nov. 14: Autumn Gathering Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pegasus Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors 60 and older at the Athens Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens from noon-4 p.m., call 518719-3555 to make reservations. Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day Dec. 1: Crafts and Chinese Auction Masonic Temple benefit Order of Eastern Star Dec. 1: Christmas Tea Windham Hensonville UMC Dec. 6: WAJPL Holiday Luncheon 1 p.m. Windham Country Club Are you having a special fundraiser or activity in December? Send to lmgeand@, call me at 518734-5360

AS I REMEMBER IT Bands Last week, the Golden Agers went to Massachusetts to the October Fest. The German band played many songs on many homemade instruments: The hand saw, cow bells (you can’t have too many cow bells), wooden spoons, tubes made from many pieces of wood, drilled out, placed together, then played with a mallet. This made me remember the items we played music on: The comb with paper on it. You blew, or hummed on it. We all had someone who played the Kazoo. Drums were made from oatmeal boxes, someone would pick a sturdy blade of grass, stretch it between thumbs and blow through it. Bottles were filled with different levels of liquid, then played on with a spoon or other, handy, utensil. Rattles were made with cardboard tubes stuffed with rocks or dried beans, or marbles, covered with paper held on by a rubber band. Rubber bands of different sizes were stretched and plucked to make different sounds. Did you ever make something from a sardine can? Boy Scout music badge, and music theory class in school each had a requirement that you had to make a musical instrument from common household items and play it in pub-

lic. I have seen many creative uses of funnels, plastic tubing and balloons. After all of that good German food, we were treated to the final instrument, the long Alpine Horn, used in the Alps for communication. Then, fully sated on food, drink and music, we went home. Another great trip. Now, are thoughts going around in your mind about music-making the old-fashioned way? Again, I thank Kip Rikard for his comments on my last column: We were so lucky to have been born and raised in the country. I remember every summer when the buses came up from New York every two weeks full of people. After two weeks they would return to their hot, dirty city and another load would come. They used to call us country hicks. A lot of them thought they were better than we were. You know what? We country hicks stayed here in the beautiful mountains, while the city slickers had to go back to their noisy and dirty city. How lucky we were. If you have any comments about what I write, or have a suggestion on a As I Remember It segment, please let me know. My remembering isn’t as good as it used to be and I could use all the help I can get. — Lula

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PRATTSVILLE — Time to celebrate for Theresa and Don Speenburgh. Their son, DJ, and wife, Karen, are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Don and Theresa on Nov. 11 at the Grand Gorge Firehouse. There will be an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Congratulations, Theresa and Don. It is always a wonderful thing when a couple reaches that milestone — 50 years of marriage. A little news from Florida for the Bellamy/Hill families: First the matriarch of the family Lunetta Hill is going strong and she was busy helping with a great Halloween party and fundraiser at the Grand Villa, where she resides. All of the staff dressed in character and sold crafts they made and had a small bake sale. Really great event! We are sure Lunetta was a big part in the organizing in pulling off this event. Second, Linda is recovering well from her broken leg she suffered this past summer. As part of her recovery, Glen and Linda flew to East Texas to see family for a few days. Nice way to recover. She handled the trip in good fashion, but didn’t do much shopping. Sorry for that, Linda, from a sister shopper. For that, Glen and his brother were thankful. Just you wait until Linda’s recovery is complete. Joyce Cottone DeVivo, of Grand Gorge, who is also a dedicated member of the Prattsville Community Church, would like to share the following: Her husband Paul had a recent stay at Bassett for health problems but is now undergoing rehab at Robinson Terrace. Under the auspices of the Rev. Charlie Gockel, of the




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now the great-grandparents of four great grandchildren — two girls and two boys. Best wishes to all. Legionnaires Johannes Krauss and Bob Gurley attended the Greene County Honor a Veteran ceremony on Saturday at the Port of Call at the Point in Catskill. The honoree was Charles Van Schaack Jr. of Athens, a World War II Navy Veteran who had taken part in D-Day at Normandy. He led a very interesting and distinguished life, remaining in the Athens area his whole life. We thank him for his services and thank his family for sharing him with all. It was good to hear he uses the Stratton VAMC for different programs and is very satisfied with all their services. The rain came pelting down on the trip to Catskill and continued beating on the building during the ceremony. The rain stopped but the wind buffeted the car on the way home. Speaking of the Stratton VAMC, we have been supplied with information for the program that makes sure that Christmas wreaths are placed









the New York City Marathon, finishing the 26.2-mile run in two hours and 50 minutes. Brandon’s wife Querube, son Javi, dad Ron, mom Debbie and sister Brittany were all there to cheer him on. The family lives in Florida where Querube is a Doctor of Pediatrics and we can always use more doctors in any field. 50,000+ runners from 125 countries took part in the marathon. And there were more than 2 million spectators for this event. Quite an accomplishment and congratulations Brandon. Congratulations to Eric and Jenny Lane on the birth of their daughter — are you ready for this — named Penny, well really Penelope Theresa. She was born Oct. 16, weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 203/4 inches. The young lady has already been serenaded with the Beatles’ song “Penny Lane” and we are sure there will be plenty more renditions of that to come. Regardless, we wish this young family all the best in the world for a life filled with happiness. Connie and Donnie Lane are

The grand total for all state VAMCs was $24,036.743. That is truly an amazing total of giving from the heart. With that in mind, please support the American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit No. 1327 at their annual Veterans’ Day Bake Sale at Jim’s Great American at 9 a.m. Nov. 10. Please bake, buy or donate. Al proceeds help local veterans and/or veterans’ families. The American Legion Post No. 1327 and Unit No. 1327 will soon be starting their annual Christmas celebration for the Long Term ninth floor veterans at the Stratton VAMC. If you want to help make this a merry Christmas for 50+ hospitalized veterans, call 518-2993219 or email gurleyrv@gmail. com or Page 1 of the Windham Weekly of the Mountain Eagle had a picture of our contact for recreation and therapy at the Stratton VA, Michele Ferrauilo. She was in the upper picture, back row, first on the left. Michele brings adaptive sports skiers, sponsored by American Legion Post No. 1327 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 132, Prattsville, to Ski Windham every year. Again, your donations make this possible. Harvey Truesdell has a fantastic wide view photo of Lexington circa 1910. Harvey said the photo was made from a glass negative he came upon. Quite amazing! Keep checking those closets Harvey for more treasures. Happy birthday to Abby Tompkins on Nov. 15. Now for the celebrities on Nov. 16: Happy birthday to Jeff Breigle, Kevin Piccoli and Lila Mudge.



Huntersfield Christian Training Center, and now being led by the Rev. Olmstead, the community church practices caring for their neighbors with their outreach programing of helping those who cannot handle those physical chores due to age, illness or lack of skills. The gentlemen of the church recently removed a tree at a home of someone in need of help and then they were able to supply the wood to another needy family for use at their home. A circle knows no end. There is a monthly breakfast for the men of the congregation where their next acts of kindness will be discussed. Thank you for living your faith. And as per usual, the community church invites all to attend their monthly first Wednesday of the month supper at the Church Hall at 6 p.m. Bring a dish of your choice to share and join in with your neighbors and friends for an evening of enjoyment. Carol Holcomb Constable would like to share the following with her hometown, Prattsville, friends: Her brother Ron’s son Brandon recently competed in

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on all veterans’ gravesites at National Military Cemeteries. Go to wreathsacrossamerica. org, then sponsors wreath and link to Local Funding Organizations. In this case, it can be Patriot Guard Riders of New York with the identifying NY0057 to place wreaths at the Saratoga National Cemetery. You can also make contact at pgrnysc@ The wreaths are not expensive — $15 — each and can be ordered online with instructions for your specific wishes. If you would like the email I received, call me at 518-299-3219 or email me at and give me your email address and I will send you the email with complete instructions. Am sure all have seen the TV coverage of the installation of these wreaths and it will make you proud that you had a part in this tribute. Our own Val and Stella Cross are interred at the Saratoga Military Cemetery and it would be a nice remembrance for them. Another fact of the Stratton VAMC: Of the 15 VAMCs in the state, Stratton VAMC is No. 1 in just about every category — volunteers, volunteer hours, funds realized (they do not do their own fundraising) and total impact. We know we ask a lot of all of you to help our hospitalized veterans, but you DO have a large impact on their lives. For total monetary impact — including actual $$$ funds, activity events (luncheons, trips, sports) and items donated, the Stratton was No. 1 with $1,089,600. Stratton was No. 1 for volunteer hours — $2,933,863 and their No. 1 grand total was $4,023,463. Thank you on behalf of our Stratton VAMC — you do have an impact on all the veterans that use our Stratton VAMC.




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Support the bake sale for veterans on Nov. 10 By Christine Dwon For Columbia-Greene Media

Lorraine Banks, Irene Barnum, Peggy Rappleyea, Mary Palazzolo, Betty Hapeman and Rose Williams from West Kill and Lexington, joined the WAJPL bus trip to Oktoberfest at Williamstown, Mass. on Oct. 31. The ladies had a delightful time listening to the German music and enjoying the delicious German food. Abby Dwon performed at the Bows and Chords music recital on Nov. 3 at the Olive Free Library. All the students did an outstanding job, some on the violin, ukulele, guitar and piano. What a joy to see how all the children are progressing in their musical education and talents. Their teacher is Katherine Jeannotte of Shokan. Thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare the Election Day Oyster Stew and Turkey Dinner at the Lexington United Methodist Church hall on Nov. 6. What a blessing to have so many come and enjoy the fellowship and delicious meal. Happy birthday to Wilma France on Nov. 9. Nov. 9 is also Tom Soule’s birthday. Margaret and Jerry Lawrence will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Nov. 10.

Nov. 12 is Jamie (Bloodgood) Rizzo’s birthday. Happy birthday to Judy Visich on Nov. 13. Nov. 14 is Mary Cline’s birthday. Best wishes to all of you. Don’t forget to support the Bake Sale for Veterans on Nov. 10 that is being held at Jim’s Great American in Prattsville starting at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Virgil E. Deyo Unit #1327. All proceeds benefit local veterans and/or veteran’s families. Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Nov. 12–Nov. 16 is as follows: Monday—Veteran’s Day Observance—Department for Human Services closed; no meals served. Enjoy your freedom? Thank a Veteran! Tuesday—Baked ziti with ricotta, Italian green beans, peaches; Wednesday—Beef burgundy over noodles, honey balsamic Brussels sprouts, lemon pudding; Thursday— Thanksgiving Dinner—relish tray appetizer, roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie with whipped cream; Friday—Salmon with dill sauce, fresh salad, parsley boiled potatoes, broccoli, fruited gela-

Classical music returns to the Catskill mountain this Thanksgiving HUNTER — Classical music enthusiasts are in for a treat this fall when the Catskill Mountain Foundation presents the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra with renowned conductor Robert Manno and guest pianist Anna Polonsky as they perform a delightful evening of Romantic Music by Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Mozart, at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Route 23A, Hunter. According to Pam Weisberg, director of programming at the Catskill Mountain Foundation, “We are delighted to once again host the amazing Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra this Thanksgiving weekend. Patrons attending the show can expect an enthralling evening of classical music in the Catskill region, as they experience a talented and dynamic chamber orchestra in a remarkable setting.” The Thanksgiving weekend concert program opens with Elgar’s lovely Serenade for Strings Opus 20 (1892) followed by the brilliant Anna Polonsky performing Mozart’s beautiful Piano Concerto #23 in A Major K. 488. After intermission the orchestra will traverse the depths of Tchaikovsky’s popular and stirring masterpiece, Serenade for Strings Opus 48 (1880), one of the most beloved pieces of the Classical/Romantic Era. The brilliant, Russian born pianist Anna Polonsky, a graduate of the Curtis Institute has been captivating audiences nationwide with her sensitive and strong playing. In a review of one of her recent performances, The New York Times noted, “Polonsky is a chamber musician of exceptional refinement. Mozart’s Piano Trio in G (K. 496), which opened the concert, provided

further evidence of Ms. Polonsky’s appealing touch and compelling interpretive skills. Ms. Polonsky ably dispatched the brilliant passagework and nicely captured the music’s audacious spirit…the impressive young Russian played with sweep, color and authority, and the entire performance was vibrant and exciting.” Since 2000, the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra under the direction of composer/conductor, Robert Manno has earned accolades and national attention through the many broadcasts of its live performances from the Windham Chamber Music Festival and Catskill Mountain Foundation over American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” The orchestra is comprised of the finest musicians from the New York area and includes current and former members of the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, NYC Opera Orchestra, NYC Ballet Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other esteemed New York area ensembles. The Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra returns for a Thanksgiving weekend concert with 23 musicians, featuring Anna Polonsky on piano, performing works by Tchaikovsky, Elgar & Mozart. Tickets purchased in advance: $7 students, $20 seniors and $25 for adults while those purchased at the door are: $7 students, $25 seniors and $30 for adults. For information, call 518-263-2063.

tin. All persons over 60 are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Please call a day in advance to reserve your meal. Senior Service Center for the Mountain Top is located in the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392. Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Firemen’s Room. We will be wrapping shoe boxes for our annual December fruit/ cookie/candy boxes. Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the home of Diane Clarke in West Kill. Book for discussion is “The Tiger in the House” by Jacqueline Sheehan. Please join the towns of

Jewett and Lexington at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the West Kill/ Lexington Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill for a public meeting on a proposed scenic byway extension. Peter Manning, Planning Consultant, has been working with both towns on a proposed expansion of the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway. The meeting is open to all interested parties to see and hear the presentations prepared by the Lexington and Jewett committees. Please contact Michelle Yost, Greene County Soil and Water at 518-589-6871 if you have questions. Continued prayers for George Dart, Steve Palazzolo, Bob Gurley, Ruth Blumenthal, Ellouise Cole, Linda Neice, Art

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Discussion of opioid abuse at November Albany Roundtable ALBANY — Opioid abuse is by far the fastest growing crisis across New York. Addiction can happen to anyone, in any family, at any time. New York State Assemblyman John McDonald will talk with the Albany Roundtable about his efforts to address the Opioid Crisis on Nov. 14 at the University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Ave, Albany. As a practicing pharmacist, McDonald knows firsthand the challenges individuals face with prescription opiate abuse and street heroin abuse. He has sponsored legislation that was signed into law that

provides treatment for opioid addiction. The bill authorizes the creation of a demonstration program with the goal of diverting those who do not need in-hospital treatment to more appropriate services and facilities for detox. This will reduce emergency room costs, provide alternative shortterm care, and test the effectiveness of new approaches to treatment options. He has also sponsored and supported legislation to address other longstanding issues including insurance reforms to improve treatment options for individuals suffering from addiction,

measures to increase penalties on those who sell or provide opiates or heroin illegally, provisions to provide naloxone, which is an overdose antidote, to those who need it, and a public awareness campaign to further educate and share the message to prevent drug abuse. McDonald is serving his third term in the New York State Assembly representing the 108th Assembly District, which consists of parts of Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties. It includes Cohoes, his hometown where he previously served as Mayor for

13 years. A life-long resident of Cohoes, John is a practicing pharmacist and the President of Marra’s Pharmacy. As a member of the Assembly, John serves on the Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Cities, Higher Education, Real Property Taxation and Ways and Means committees. He has worked on legislation pertaining to reducing unfunded mandates to local governments, containing property taxes, job growth and creation, sensible health care and an aggressive and complete attack on the heroin/opioid crisis that is ravaging our state and

our communities. This luncheon is sponsored by Hinman Straub-Attorneys at Law. For more than 80 years, the firm has been a leader in providing individual, institutional and corporate clients with a comprehensive array of legal and government relations services that few other firms can match. Located in the heart of New York State Government, they offer clients a wide range of practice expertise, from health law to health insurance, life insurance to financial planning, and labor to education and government relations.

The cost for the November luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from noon-1 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30 p.m. Reservations for the Nov. 14 luncheon are required by Nov. 12 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling and leaving a message to register at 518-992-5360, or by sending an e-mail to




Dunkin’ presents a $30,000 donation to Toys for Tots Foundation at the Marine Secure Warehouse in Clifton Park on Oct. 18. The donation is part of Dunkin’s commitment to help deliver holiday cheer to children across New York this season and marks the 10th consecutive year Dunkin’ has supported the holiday initiative. From left are Sgt. Ted Kleniewski, Dunkin’ Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland and Marine Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) Robert G. Porter.


Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref- Schoharie) announce a $13,000 grant to the Catskill Central School District. The grant was only made possible through the efforts of Greene County Legislators Matt Luvera, Michael Bulich and Linda Overbaugh. Pictured from left are Greene County Legislators Matt Luvera and Michael Bulich, Catskill Superintendent Dr. Ronel Cook and Assemblyman Chris Tague.

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ONGOING COXSACKIE — Bus Trip to New York City on Nov. 10, hosted by the Friends of the Heermance Memorial Library, Bus departs promptly at 7 a.m. from the Village of Coxsackie parking lot, 119 Mansion St., and arrives in NYC about 9 a.m. Return trip departs Bryant Park at 6 p.m., arriving in Coxsackie approximately 8:30 p.m. Tickets include bus ride, tip for the driver, breakfast on the outbound trip and a variety of snacks on the return ride, all prepared by the Friends of the Heermance Memorial Library. Bring your own drinks in the morning, coffee/water will not be provided. Purchase tickets in person at the Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie, cash and checks accepted. We can only guarantee your seat once payment is received.

NOV. 8 FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Museum presents Beyond the Battles of Saratoga – “The Fate of General Burgoyne’s Army” by Larry Arnold at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the museum, 389 Canal St., Fort Plain. On Oct. 17, 1777 a world changing event took place in Upstate New York. For the first time in Great Britain’s long history, a full British

Army surrendered in mass. Not on a great European battlefield but deep within the interior of the North American Continent. But now an oftenasked question, “What happened to all those British and German officers and soldiers, the men, women and families who were forced to surrender to the Americans?” Find out what happened, as their fate was in the hands of the American Continental Congress and the officers of the American Army. Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation to attend. The museum, bookstore and gift shop will be open. COXSACKIE — The Greene County Historical Society will host Ron Gabriele who will offer part one of a two-part program on Pearl Harbor at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Vedder Research Library, Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie. Gabriele will explore the reasons why Japan attacked America at Pearl Harbor, the timeline of various events leading up to Pearl Harbor, and the turmoil that existed in the upper levels of the Japanese government at that time and the competing forces that were at work in diplomatic, political and military arenas. The program will be held in the reading room of the Vedder Research Library. This program is free and open to the general public, but donations would be appreciated in support of the Beecher Scholarship. CATSKILL — Doubles II, 29 Church St., Catskill, will present Speakeasy Night celebrating the end of prohibition 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 8. All proceeds from the evening will

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benefit the Matthew 25 food pantry’s Thanksgiving drive. Music will be provided by the seven piece band Catskill’s Big Time Dixieland Band. Admission is $5 at the door.

NOV. 9 WINDHAM - The Town of Windham Historical Society will sponsor an interpretative theatrical performance of the life of Charles L. Beach and his world famous Catskill Mountain House at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church. Joseph Capobianco, a retired Catskill educator, will be assisted by his wife Diane in recreating this fascinating life of 94 years. Follow his footsteps from the Catskill Point to the “Olympic Palace” at the mountain top as he pursued his dreams and brought success and fame to both the mountain and the valley below. Refreshments will follow the presentation. Admission is free. CATSKILL — The Catskill High School, 341 West Main St., Catskill, has planned a Veterans Day Assembly at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 in the Catskill High School Auditorium. The program will include student performances by the High School Band, Concert Chorus and the Treblaires. Light refreshments will be provided after the program. Support and encourage area Veterans to come to our assembly so that we can continue to instill and demonstrate the source of pride that they are for us. Seating for Veterans and their guests will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the CHS Auditorium.

NOV. 10 COXSACKIE — D.M. Hamilton Steamer Co. No. 2 Auxiliary will be hosting a bus trip to Turning Stone Casino on Nov. 10. The cost is $35 and includes $25 free play and $5 food voucher or $20 bingo and $5 food voucher. The bus leaves at 7 a.m. from the Coxsackie Village building and returns at approximately 7 p.m. For information and to reserve a seat, call President Ali Kohlmeyer at 518-947-4776 or Treasurer LeAura Downes at 518-461-5267. OAK HILL — The Northern Star Riders Snowmobile Club will serve an all you can eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Oak Hill-Durham Fire House, 103 Route 22, Oak Hill. The 19th annual vintage snowmobile show and swap meet will also be held. CONESVILLE — Turkey bingo will be held to benefit the Conesville Food Pantry at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church. There will be prizes for each round of bingo, including turkeys. Admission is a donation of one non-perishable food items. COXSACKIE — The annual Holiday Bazaar and Lunch & Café will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie. Home-baked goodies, handmade gifts, attic treasures, books, and more. Free coffee from 10-11 a.m. Sunday School Café opens at 11 a.m. Admission is free. COXSACKIE — Battle Of


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The Atlantic, presentation by the USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest running battle of World War II. The stakes could not have been higher. With a fleet of U-boats at their disposal Nazi Germany menaced the lifeline of convoys to the United Kingdom. Though the U-boat threat was ultimately defeated, it was not a foregone conclusion. Through a combination of strategy, technology and dogged determination the Royal, United States and Royal Canadian Navies worked together and emerged victorious. The history of this fascinating conflict will be explored in a presentation to be delivered by a USS SLATER volunteer. The role of destroyer escorts played in the defeat of the kriegsmarine will also be highlighted. Free presentation. All welcome. Registration required through the online calendar or by calling the library 518731-8084. Parking available in rear of building. PRATTSVILLE — The Annual Veterans’ Day Bake Sale sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Jim’s Great American, 14530 Main St., Prattsville. All proceeds benefit local veterans and/or veterans families. COEYMANS HOLLOW — The Trinity United Methodist Church “Circle of Peace” UMW, 1313 Route 143, Coeymans Hollow, will once again

host a donation community breakfast 8-11 a.m. Nov. 10. The menu will be a variety of pancakes, sausage gravy, sausages, bacon, farmer’s casserole, muffins, and assorted drinks. The proceeds from the donation breakfast will go to the organization Blue Star Mothers to send care parcels to service men and women. This is open to the public.

NOV. 11 COXSACKIE — A Columbia-Greene Women’s Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Pegasus Restaurant, 10885 Route 9W, Coxsackie. The Feature: Susan Chan, Author and Survivor, Sharing Lyme information; music is by Al Whittaker and Joan Clause from Stuyvesant Falls will speak. Come and bring a friend, they’ll be glad you did. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must. RSVP No later than Nov. 7. Call Ruth at 518-634-7405. The delicious Pegasus luncheon is still only $12.50 (cash only). When you call, let us know if you have any specific dietary needs and if you are a first timer. Free childcare provided by reservation only, just bring a bag lunch and favorite toy for your child. CONESVILLE - A Veterans Day celebration luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Conesville FireHouse, Route 990V, Conesville. Sponsored by the Conesville UM Chapel Church. Reservations must be made by Nov. 9 by calling the church at 607-588-4200 or conesvillesundayschool@gmail. com.

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Food Briefs 4TH ANNUAL FARM-TO-FORK FEAST CAMPBELL HALL — The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley will host its 4th Annual Farm-to-Fork Feast 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Country Club at Otterkill, 100 Otter Road, Campbell Hall. The Farm-to-Fork Feast is a 4-course dinner prepared by some of the region’s most talented chefs using the inest local ingredients. Dinner is preceded by a cocktail hour, with “Tasting Stations” featuring samples from the Hudson Valley’s top restaurants, wineries, bakeries, breweries and more. The dinner will be prepared by: The Country Club at Otterkill (1st appetizer); Heritage Food + Drink (2nd appetizer); Cosimo’s on Union (entrée); Henry’s at the Farm (dessert). Tasting Station vendors will include: Benmarl Winery, Brotherhood Winery,

Café Spice, Culinary Institute of America, Henry’s at the Farm, Hudson Ale Works, Local Artisan Bakery, Milanese Italian Restaurant, Newburgh Brewing Co., Switch Inn, and Tuthilltown Spirits. Tickets for the event are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. Proceeds will help the Food Bank continue to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste throughout the region. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www. or call 845-534-5344.

SPAGHETTI DINNER MELLENVILLE _ MinklerSeery American Legion Post 252 will serve a Veterans Day spaghetti dinner Nov. 10 at the Mellenville Fire House, County Road 9, Mellenville. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by dinner served at 1 p.m. Free to all Veterans and their spouse/signiicant other.

To make a reservation, call Jeff French at 518-672-4757 by Nov. 7.

TURKEY DINNER VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Valatie, will serve a turkey dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 10. Take-outs begin at 4 p.m. The dinner will be served family style with roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, honeyed carrots, green beans almondine, waldorf salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and a dessert. Adults, $14; children 5-11, $7. For information, call 518-929-2318.

BREAKFAST CATSKILL — The Catskill Elks, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill will serve breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 11. Veterans, free; general public, $7.



LUNCHEON NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, Route 144 and Church Street, New Baltimore, will be holding their monthly luncheon noon-2 p.m. Nov. 14. The luncheons are held every second Wednesday of the month until May 2019. The menu (subject to change) is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Following the meal there will be a presentation by George Muggeo titled ‘World War I and Greene County’s Contribution to it.’ This luncheon is open to all members of the community. To facilitate planning, reservations are encouraged by the Sunday before the luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764 or email them at nbrchurch@ Include your name,

contact number and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. If you need transportation or physical assistance, leave that information as well. Dining space is limited to 60 seats. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

UKRAINIAN FOOD SALE HUDSON — St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church presents their Ukrainian Food Sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Nicholas’ Church, 206 Union St., Hudson. Come early for best selection. There will be pierogies, cabbage rolls, apple pies, frozen and ready to bake. New this year will be a Pysanky Egg rafle. For information and to place advance orders, call 518-828-9308.

ROAST BEEF DINNER NIVERVILLE — The Niverville/Chatham Center United

Methodist Church will serve a roast beef dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 28 Church St., Niverville. Adults, $13; children 5-12, $6; children under 5, free. Eat in or take out.

BREAKFAST MEDUSA — The Medusa Fire Company will serve breakfast 7-11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Medusa Fire House, 28 County Road 351, Medusa. All you can eat for a free-will offering.

PIZZA TAKE-OUT GREENPORT — Sacred Heart-Mount Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will be holding a pizza takeout on Dec. 7. Orders can be called in from noon-6 p.m. with pick up from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Pizzas are $10 with additional toppings, $1 each. For information and to place an order, call 518-828-8775. Bake at home available.

ShopRite offers free programs in support for Diabetes Awareness Month KEASBEY, NJ — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and as part of ShopRite’s continued commitment to providing free health and wellness services to its shoppers, the supermarket is offering a variety of free diabetes-themed educational classes, food demonstrations and store tours led by in-store dietitians. “This month our team of over 100 trained registered dietitians is offering a wide array of classes, events and in-store food demonstrations focused on diabetes education,” said Natalie MenzaCrowe, RD, MS, Director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite. “For customers who have been diagnosed with, or are taking care of someone who is living with diabetes, we hope these interactive events will help them to lead healthier lives, and assist them with their nutritional questions, needs and concerns while managing this condition.” According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are an estimated 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. About 86 million Americans ages 20 years or older have prediabetes. In

prediabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. While events vary from store to store, Menza-Crowe says that the ShopRite dietitian team also offers yearround free counseling sessions to assist customers who are looking for personalized assistance in managing diabetes, or other nutrition-related concerns. Customers can ind out more information about diabetes-themed events happening at a ShopRite near them by visiting, or stopping in the ofice of their local dietitian. As for customers who are looking for overall suggestions on how to make smart choices at the supermarket when managing diabetes, Menza-Crowe has a few suggestions: Make friends with the produce section. “There are countless ways to prepare fruits and vegetables so that they become a staple of your diet,” says Menza-Crowe. “If you need help coming up with easy–to-prepare recipes, our dietitians can help with suggestions.” Stay educated. “Along with

exercise and any medications that may be recommended by your medical team, staying in control of your diet is important. Reading labels and practicing portion control is a key way to help you achieve optimal blood sugar control.” Don’t fear fruit! “Fruits contain carbohydrates but also have vitamins, minerals and iber. It’s okay to include whole fruit into your daily meal plan, just don’t go overboard,” says Menza-Crowe. Be adventurous. “An easy way to create more healthful meals is by incorporating different kinds of whole grains, lean meats and ish into your weekly repertoire – you’ll never know if you like something unless you try it! And as a bonus, your family will get to enjoy new foods, too.” ShopRite Pharmacies also offer a list of free diabetes medications with a valid prescription. For a schedule of RD-led events taking place at ShopRite, visit www.shoprite. com/welleveryday. Events may vary by state and store. Contact your local store for details at www.


St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church presents their Ukrainian Food Sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Nicholas’ Church, 206 Union St., Hudson. Come early for best selection. There will be pierogies, cabbage rolls, apple pies, frozen and ready to bake. New this year will be a Pysanky Egg raffle. For information and to place advance orders, call 518-828-9308.


Inspire Confidence Group helps feed families in need ALBANY — Inspire Confidence Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, employees and clients recently came together to help feed families in need throughout 23 counties in upstate New York. Organized by Inspire Conidence Group, nearly 20 people volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY to stock food shelves, repackage bulk food items and assemble holiday meal packages. This effort was focused on helping the 42 million people, includ-

ing 13 million children and more than ive million seniors, who struggle with hunger in the U.S. The event is part of the semiannual national days of service arranged by Ameriprise in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. This month, 8,000 Ameriprise inancial advisors, employees and clients will spend the day participating in more than 450 volunteer events across the country. “Working with the Regional

Food Bank of Northeastern NY is very important to us,” said Saša Mirkovi , CFP®, MBA, CRPC®, BFA, private wealth advisor and managing partner of Inspire Conidence Group. “Our team members share values of acting with integrity, pursing life balance and being family-focused. Partnering with the Food Bank is a natural it for our team and we are grateful to work hand-in-hand with local nonproit organizations.”

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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Troop 2114 Valatie and Pack 2117 Niverville, joined forces to collect food donated by local residents for the Valatie food pantry. Boy Scouts distributed donation bags on Oct. 27 and Cub Scouts picked up the bags on Nov. 3. Despite the rain those days, the Scouts didn’t mind getting wet for such a worthy cause. The bags of food items were delivered to the Valatie Presbyterian Church where a team of Scouts and leaders began the process of sorting and organizing the food. Once organized the food was carried to the Valatie food pantry for distribution to needy neighbors. “Scouting for Food” is an annual event.


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‘Casse Noisette’ (The Nutcracker) at Bridge Street Theatre CATSKILL — Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre will close out its 2018 Subscription Season with a major coup: the world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny, and touching “Casse Noisette” (The Nutcracker). The play, described by its author as being about “a very quiet man and some very loud music”, masterfully interweaves the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar Plum Fairies and phone sex workers collide, and five actors play eleven different roles in two completely different time periods, in this tale about discovering the strength to be true to one’s self, whatever the cost. Michael Whistler’s “Casse Noisette (A Fairy Ballet)” is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older and plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from November 8-18, 2018 at Bridge Street Theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street, in Catskill, just a block and a half west of Main Street across the Uncle Sam bridge spanning Catskill Creek. Eight performances only. General Admission is $25, Students 21 and under are $10. Discounted

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR: Thursday Nov 8 @ 7:30 p.m. (“Pay What You Will” preview) Friday Nov 9 @ 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night) Saturday Nov 10 @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday Nov 11 @ 2 p.m. (“Pay What You Will” performance) Thursday Nov 15 @ 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov 16 @ 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov 17 @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday Nov 18 @ 2 p.m. (Closing performance)



advance tickets are available at casse.brownpapertickets. com or by calling 800-8383006. Tickets will also be sold at the door one half hour prior to each performance subject to availability. “Pay What You Will” performances will be held on Thursday November 8 and Sunday November 11 (“Pay What You Will” tickets are available only at the door one half hour prior to those performances). For further information, visit the theatre online at This production of “Casse Noisette” is underwritten in

part by a generous donation from Duke Dang and Charles Rosen. Events and performances in Bridge Street Theatre’s 2018 Season are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Greene County Cultural Fund, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Advance tickets available at or by calling 800-8383006. General Admission $22, $10 for students age 21 and under Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 21 & under. “Pay What You Will” tickets available only on the day of performance and go on sale at the door one half hour before curtain time. To contact Bridge Street Theatre directly, email or call their offices at 518-943-3894. For more information, visit the theatre’s website at BridgeSt. org or call their offices at 518943-3818.

The Tempest at CHS CHATHAM — What do monsters, magic, revenge and love-at-first-sight have in common? Come find out in Chatham High School’s production of The Tempest. This fantasy by William Shakespeare hits the school’s stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. The Duke of Milan is cast away with his three-year-old daughter and isolated for 12 years on an enchanted island littered with spirits. Join us to find out how he is restored to power in Italy by wizardry, mayhem and that most mysterious tool of all, forgiveness. All tickets are $5.00 at the door.

Senior citizens are specially invited to attend a free performance for students during the school day on Friday, November 9, at 12:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please contact Jennifer Dilorio at to make a reservation. The students will give a final performance of The Tempest on Thursday, November 15, 8:30 p.m. at the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts as part of Shakespeare & Company’s annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Tickets there are $16 for general admission and $10 for students. Visit to learn more. Directed by Lori Evans and Sara Holt, Chatham High School’s staging of The Tempest is produced in partnership with the Fall Festival of Shakespeare sponsored by Shakespeare & Company. This nine-week residency program brings professional directors, actors, and stage technicians to the school to work with students in developing a 90-minute version of the play. Funding for this program is provided by the Chatham Central School District and a donation from Lael Locke.

‘Rhapsody’ has energy, soul and cliches MOVIES TO WATCH PG-13 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ By Raymond Pignone Columbia-Greene Media

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of Freddie Mercury and his 1970s rock band Queen, divides neatly into two distinct subjects. One is the critically panned prog-pop group that parlayed classical-music pretensions, grand opera, raucous metallic rock and postdisco rhythms into a satisfying brew that sold millions of recordings and blew the roof off stadium concerts. The other is the Queen that incorporated every bombastic trope in the heavy-rock pantheon from Led Zeppelin onward — exuberant and stomping, but superficial and annoying. Marking a triumphant return to the stage at the 1985 Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, this Queen was derided for making effete, fascist rock by the surging punk movement. The film manages to be entertaining and interesting despite its stumbling past. Sacha Baron Cohen was originally cast to play Mercury, but he left the project after feuding with the band members. Credited director Bryan Singer was fired from the project due to his history of sexual abuse allegations and for failing to show up on the set. Dexter Fletcher, who is directing “Rocketman,” the 2019 biopic about Elton John, was hired to finish the


Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

movie. What emerges from this troubled history is a film with energy and soul, but also a work burdened by too many rock-movie cliches. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a thrilling rehash of the band’s greatest hits, punctuated by an easyto-digest plot that races with the soundtrack. Almost all the favorites are here, reinforced by digitally combining the natural voices of the actors, Mercury’s recorded performances and one or two Mercury soundalikes. Queen’s major musical turning points — the origins of “We Will Rock You” and “Another One Bites the Dust” — are staged with skill and rhythm, but the inventiveness of these scenes is nearly undermined by the routine script. The band members — Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian

May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) squabble, allow their egos to get the best of them and threaten to break up before concluding that Queen is more than a rock group, it’s a family. The movie’s funniest and most sustained scene is a prolonged argument between the band and an EMI executive (Mike Myers) who proclaims the six-minute “Bohemian Rhapsody” is three minutes too long for radio airplay and will never be a hit. The camerawork and editing here have snap and the sequence, to those with any knowledge of the recording business, is right on target. The live performances are shot with an energy that genuinely captures the band’s reputation for flash and outrageousness, but “Bohemian

Rhapsody” is marred by its conflicting storylines. It wants to be a high-powered celebration of a rock band whose genius only recently has been recognized and a somber, satisfying biopic of Mercury. Malek’s performance holds the two threads together. Malek, the star of TV’s “Mr. Robot,” perfectly nails Mercury’s over-the-top theatrical approach to rock and brings a sorrowful pensiveness to Mercury’s off-stage moments. Malek’s nuanced handling of Mercury’s flamboyant public persona and quiet personal life could put him in the endof-year awards conversation. One problem the filmmakers leave unsolved is the portrayal of Mercury’s sexuality. He was a marauder on stage, but he was virtually silent about his private life. The movie is inconclusive. At one point, Malek’s Mercury tremulously announces he thinks he’s bisexual; other characters say he is gay. The movie compromises by emphasizing Mercury’s relationship with Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton), about whom he wrote the ballad “Love of My Life.” The filmmakers handle her evolution from friend to lover to wife to loyal companion with touching skill. Freddie Mercury died of pneumonia caused by AIDS on Nov. 24, 1991. Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy. By the end of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s no escape from reality.

CALENDAR LISTINGS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 TSL Films n Weed the People — Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the U.S. for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anticancer properties. Armed with laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. Weed the People follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the ilm: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it? 2018. 1h 37 m. n The Grief of Others — Based on Leah Hager Cohen’s critically acclaimed novel. From ilmmaker Patrick Wang (A Bread Factory: Part 1 and Part 2). The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just ifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple’s children, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they ind themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others – to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together. 2018. 1h 43 m. n Monrovia, Indiana — Founded in 1834, Monrovia, Indiana (pop. 1,063) is a small farming community that might be passed over en route to larger cities like Indianapolis or Fort Wayne. Yet 46 million Americans live in rural towns like Monrovia, once the backbone of American life. In his 44th ilm, master documentary ilmmaker Frederick Wiseman trains his legendary camera on the town, exploring its conlicting stereotypes and illustrating how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, and generosity are lived. Monrovia, Indiana provides a window into a way of life that, although central to this country’s history, is often overlooked by city dwellers. 2018. 2h 23 m. n The War at Home — Oscarnominated for Best Documentary, the ilm explores the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement in the ’60s & early ’70s. Interviews with student activists, police, and Vietnam vets illuminate a trove of rare archival ilm, from the earliest antiwar protest in 1963 to the end of the U.S. role in Vietnam. This vital work of politically-charged non-iction is newly restored in 4K and re-released in, yet, another period of U.S. political conlict and turmoil. 1979. 1h 40 m. n On Her Shoulders — The life of 23-year-old Nadia Murad (winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize) is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings – from testifying before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government oficials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, ilmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when

at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life. In English and Arabic with subtitles. 2018. 1h 36 m. n Ingmar Bergman Centennial: Cries and Whispers (1972) — This existential drama revolves around two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and who inds solace only in the arms of a beatiic servant (Kari Sylwan). Winner of an Oscar for the color photography of Sven Nykvist. In Swedish with subtitles. 1972. 1h 31 m. n King of Hearts (1966) — During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a French village to disarm a bomb set by the German army. He encounters a strange town occupied by the residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favorite and stands out as one of Philippe de Broca’s most memorable ilms. Fifty years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new restoration. In English, French, and German with subtitles. 1966. 1h 42 m. n Schedule and tickets at 518822-8448 or www.timeandspace. org – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street Festival Of Trees Anthony’s Banquet Hall 746 Route 23B, Leeds 518-943-2044 The Fortnightly Club of Catskill presents the 2018 Festival Of Trees at Anthony’s Banquet Hall in Leeds. Join us starting Thursday evening at 6pm for Holiday Photo Night. Friday evening marks the Opening Night Gala at 7pm and Saturday/Sunday enjoy live entertainment, vendors, food, and fun during the Public Exhibition. View the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and bid on your favorites in the silent auction. There’s something for everyone at the Festival of Trees! And all proceeds raised are given back to our wonderful community. We hope to see you!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Opening Reception 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Hudson Area Library 51 North Fifth Street, Hudson 518-828-1792 “Colors of Columbia County”, a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be the latest exhibition in the Hudson Area Library’s community room. The theme of “Colors of Columbia County” was chosen to give the photo artists the opportunity and freedom to explore the power of color in the pictures they make. This will be the eighth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating 30% of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections. On view through December 21 during library open hours.


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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles at Helsinki Hudson HUDSON — It’s gonna be a rock ‘n’ roll blowout when not one but two of Club Helsinki Hudson’s all-time favorite artists — Big Sandy and His FlyRite Boys and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles — rock the house on Saturday, November 10, at 9 p.m. Rockabilly and other preand early-rock ‘n’ roll styles, including Western swing, honkytonk, doo-wop, jump blues, and country boogie, never go out of style. And that’s why Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys have been successful at keeping the flame of early rock ‘n’ roll alive for over a quarter-century. Led from the beginning by Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, the group has expanded its musical scope over the last three decades from its roots in rockabilly — which garnered them a place in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame — to incorporate the full range of preand early-rock ‘n’ roll influences. Hearing Big Sandy instantly puts a listener in mind of early greats like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, Chuck Berry, and, of course, Elvis Presley. Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then traveling to Europe and beyond, spreading the gospel of old-fashioned American rockabilly. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly


Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on the Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans. To see how it’s done, check them out on YouTube performing “Love That Man” at last year’s MerleFest. Listen to the big, chunky guitar lines, the Jordanaires-like backing vocals, and Big Sandy’s Elvis-like natural vibrato on “Chalk It Up to the Blues.” The group’s approach encompasses a bit of Western swing mixed with gospel on “My Sinful Ways Are Over,” and their version of “Oochie Coochie” demonstrates their love of jump-blues and early R&B.

Big Sandy talks about rockabilly and his group’s sound on Kansas City Live! before launching into an in-studio version of “Chalk It Up to the Blues.” Most of us were too young to have experienced the thrill of rockabilly the first time around. That’s why it’s so great to have Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys to re-create that sound and experience. Sarah Borges has been entertaining audiences for years with her diverse brand of punk-inflected noir-rock (for an example, watch her crank out some naughty blues-rock on “Open Up Your Back Door”). Hers is a unique blend that could be the

soundtrack of a David Lynch film, drawing equally on influences as diverse as Dolly Parton, Mahalia Jackson, X, Sid Vicious, Merle Haggard, Smokey Robinson, and bubblegum pop. Sarah cuts an alluring figure onstage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll a Motown-meets-girl group-meetsNew Wave pop confection. This time out, Sarah is bringing her band with her to premiere tracks off her brand-new album, “Love’s Middle Name.” Remember — for reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.

Author Esmeralda Santiago in a comversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue ALBANY — Esmeralda Santiago, a founding mother of Nuyorican literature, will visit the University at Albany for a conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue as part of The Creative Life: Conversation Series. Free and open to the public, the event will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the University at Albany Campus Center Ballroom on the Uptown Campus. Earlier that same day, Santiago will hold a Craft Talk at 4:15 p.m. in the University at Albany Multi-Purpose Room, also on the Uptown Campus. Free parking is available in the State Quad Student Lot. Esmeralda Santiago is a founding mother of Nuyorican literature. The eldest in a family of 11 children, Santiago came to the States from Puerto Rico at

the age of 13. After eight years of part-time study in community colleges, she transferred to Harvard where she graduated magna cum laude. Santiago’s bestselling 1993 memoir, When I Was Puerto RiCONTRIBUTED PHOTO can, was named one of the “Best Memoirs of a Generation” by Oprah’s Book Club. In 2018, it was one of five finalists for the “One Book, One New York” community-wide reading project. Her second memoir, Almost a Woman (1999), received the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and was adapted for Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. Her epic 2011 novel, Conquistadora, set in 19th century Puerto Rico, was hailed

as a “triumph” in The Washington Post. Oprah’s O.magazine called it, “A splendid expedition into colonial history complete with enrapturing suspense to the very end.” The Creative Life series, a major arts initiative of the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center and University Art Museum in conjunction with regional public radio station WAMC, brings leading figures from writing, music, dance, choreography, visual arts, architecture, theatre, and filmmaking to the University for conversation with Donahue about their creative inspiration, craft, and careers. For more information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620, or visit us online at wwww.nyswritersinstitute. org.


‘The Face Of It’ — Three new, one-act plays HUDSON — Hudson Hall welcomes Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson’s Storyhorse Documentary Theater to present The Face of It, three new one-act documentary plays about love at the edge of reason. Inspired by real conversations with Hudson Valley residents, the stories come to life on stage by professional actors in multimedia-infused concert-style readings. The Face of It includes: The Call of the Sasquatch, based on recorded Squatch hunts with Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel; In Her Shoes, where Ulster County BOCES principal Gary Suraci and Genna Suraci visit their mother Lena in a Poughkeepsie nursing home and step into a new stage of life together; and The Weight, where a young woman from Ballston Lake is forced to make an impossible choice that challenges her relationship to God and family. The performances take place in Hudson Hall’s historic 1855 theater on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10 at 7 p.m., and Sunday November 11 at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and can be purchased at

or by phone at (518) 822-1438. Based in the Hudson Valley, Storyhorse Documentary Theater produce staged, multimedia readings inspired by transcribed interviews with Hudson Valley residents, historical documents, and other primary sources, focusing on the social, political, environmental and medical issues they face. Previous work includes The Curious Murder of Frank L. Teal (2018), about the unsolved murder of Red Hook surveyor Frank Teal; The Kept Private (2016), based on an Earth Science survey of the African American burial grounds in Rhinebeck; and Good Dirt (2016), about a diverse group of Hudson Valley organic farmers and the future of our food. The Face of It cast includes Mary Louise Wilson (Tony Award for Grey Gardens), Denny Dillon (Tony nominee for My One and Only and Saturday Night Live cast member), Tim Guinee (Homeland, Hell on Wheels, Elementary) with more to be announced. “We are excited to bring three distinct and topical stories to Hudson Hall this Fall,” says Storyhorse co-founder, Jeremy

Davidson. “We have long admired their programming and are flattered to be among such rich and provocative work being generated in the Hudson Valley.” Mary Stuart Masterson was raised in New York City, the child of actor, director, Peter Masterson, and actress Carlin Glynn. She made her debut in The Stepford Wives at the age of seven. She has since appeared in over 25 films including At Close Range, Some Kind of Wonderful, Immediate Family [National Board of Review Award], Fried Green Tomatoes, and Benny and Joon. She has also appeared in numerous plays and musicals including Nine [Tony Award nomination], National Anthems with Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The Kennedy Center. Mary Stuart directed and coproduced 2009’s The Cake Eaters, starring Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern, and produced indie feature Tickling Leo (written and directed by Jeremy Davidson), also released in 2009. Jeremy Davidson is an actor, writer and director. His work as a writer/director includes the

Holocaust film Tickling Leo (Jury Prize Best Film, Stonybrook Film Festival), and Storyhorse documentary plays The Little Things, Good Dirt, The Kept Private and The Quiet Execution of Frank L. Teal. As an actor, Davidson’s recent television work includes Netflix series Seven Seconds, Madame Secretary, Taken, Chicago PD, The Americans, Doubt, Royal Pains, the David Simon miniseries Show Me A Hero for HBO and six seasons of Army Wives. His film work includes the upcoming Before/During/After, You Bury Your Own, SALT, Little Chenier, and Deprivation. His work onstage includes Lincoln Center’s Blood and Gifts, Manhattan Theater Club’s Back, Back, Back (Drama Desk Nomination), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Kennedy Center with Mary Stuart Masterson and Geffen Theater with John Goodman), the oneman play Nijinsky’s Last Dance (Helen Hayes Nomination Best Actor, Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival) and the Williamstown Theater Festival’s production of William Inge’s Off the Main Road.

CALENDAR LISTINGS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Region’s All-Stars Jam Session 8 p.m. Club Helsinki 405 Columbia Street, Hudson 518-828-4800 26th Annual Pro Jam! The region’s top musicians will join together for an evening of jamming. This time out, the core band will feature Jay Collins (sax, keys), Myles Mancuso (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Baum (keys), Kyle Esposito (bass, vocals), and Sonny Rock (drums). The Club Helsinki Pro Jam is a bimonthly event, with dozens of professional musicians from the greater Hudson Valley region having taken part since it was launched in summer 2013. The event welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling jam. Free CASSE NOISETTE (A Fairy Ballet) 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill 518-943-3818 Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre will close out its 2018 Subscription Season with a major coup: the world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny, and touching “Casse Noisette” (The Nutcracker). The play masterfully interweaves the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeplycloseted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar Plum Fairies and phone sex workers collide, and ive actors play eleven different roles in two completely different time periods, in this tale about discovering the strength to be true to one’s self, whatever the cost. This production is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older and plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00 from November 8-18, 2018 at Bridge Street Theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street, in Catskill, NY, just a block and a half west of Main Street across the Uncle Sam bridge spanning Catskill Creek. Eight performances only. General Admission is $25, Students 21 and under are $10. Discounted advance tickets are available at or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets will also be sold at the door one half hour prior to each performance subject to availability. “Pay What You Will” performances will be held on Thursday November 8 and Sunday November 11 (“Pay What You Will” tickets are available only at the door one half hour prior to those performances). For further information, visit the theatre online at

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Storyhorse Documentary Theater 7 p.m. Hudson Hall 327 Warren Street, Hudson (518) 822-1438 The Face of It: Three One-Act Plays The Face of It features semistaged readings of three one-act documentary plays: The Call of the Sasquatch, based on recorded Squatch hunts with Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel; In Her Shoes, where Ulster County BOCES principal Gary Suraci and Genna Suraci visit their mother Lena in a Poughkeepsie nursing home and step into a new stage of life together; The Weight, a young woman from Ballston Lake is forced to make an impossible choice that challenges her relationship to God and family. $25 – $30 Stargazing Party 7 p.m. Lake Taghkanic State Park 1528 Route 82, Ancram (518) 851-3631 details.aspx The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. Free The Tempest 7 p.m. Chatham Central School District 50 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham 518-392-1501 What do monsters, magic, re-

venge and love-at-irst-sight have in common? Come ind out in Chatham High School’s production of The Tempest, a fantasy by William Shakespeare. The Duke of Milan is cast away with his three-year-old daughter and isolated for 12 years on an enchanted island littered with spirits. Join us to ind out how he is restored to power in Italy by wizardry, mayhem and that most mysterious tool of all, forgiveness. Directed by Lori Evans and Sara Holt, Chatham High School’s staging of The Tempest is produced in partnership with the Fall Festival of Shakespeare sponsored by Shakespeare & Company. This nine-week residency program brings professional directors, actors, and stage technicians to the school to work with students in developing a 90-minute version of the play. Funding for this program is provided by the Chatham Central School District and a donation from Lael Locke. $5

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Artist’s Talk 3 p.m. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street 518-822-1438 Scott Benedict, whose exhibition, Kahnscious: Photographing Architecture, opened at Hudson Hall on October 27 and can be seen through January 20, will talk with Chris Perry, Principal, pneumastudio; and Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Architecture – This is a free event, but reservations are recommended. Capturing the View Artists’ reception 5 to 7 p.m. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street 518-828-1915 Now in its 27th year, Carrie Haddad Gallery continues to honor the tradition of landscape painting in the Hudson River Valley with a group exhibit of esteemed, local landscape artists. – Selected artists include Tracy Helgeson, Sue Bryan, Eileen Murphy, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Harry Orlyk, Paul Chojnowski, David Konigsberg, Forrest Burch, and John Kelly. On view through January 6, 2019. Poetry Saturday-Poetry Games 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chatham Public Library 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham 518-392-3666 Writing (and reading) poetry can be a serious endeavor. Poetry games, however, invite you to stimulate your creativity by playing with words, thinking outside the box, and having some fun. Leave your preconceived notions (and maybe your seriousness) behind, and just relax for awhile. Who knows what will be created? All ages invited. Ukulele Jam 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. Chatham Public Library 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham 518-392-3666 Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele James, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home. Furnace Fest 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Copake Iron Works Historic Site 33 Valley View Rd, Copake 518-329-3993 Annual celebration of the iconic blast furnace at the historic Copake Iron Works. From noon to 2pm a picnic lunch will be served along with music, rafles and a bonire to take the edge of the autumn chill. This year’s celebration will feature docent-led tours of the Iron Works Museum and a scavenger hunt for young people along the Iron Works Heritage trail. Artist Talk 3 p.m. • Hudson Hall 327 Warren Street, Hudson (518) 822-1438 Kahnscious – Photographic Architecture This artist talk is moderated by Chris Perry (Principal, pneumastudio; Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Architecture).



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begins now.” Delgado won with 49 percent of the vote at the polls. Faso garnered 46 percent of the vote, despite the Democratic Party’s fear of the impact that Independent Diane Neal of Hurley might have on the election. Neal, who had to fight Democratic legal challenges to her spot on the ballot throughout the race, won less than 1 percent of the vote, while Green Party candidate Steven Greenfield, of New Paltz, got little more than 1 percent of the vote. “You always wish you had done better,” Neal said. “I am disappointed that the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] didn’t really give me the opportunity to run.” Neal’s campaign focused on the canvassing efforts in areas of the district outside Ulster and Dutchess counties, she said. “We wanted to talk to middleto-right-leaning voters who wouldn’t vote for Delgado, but who did not want to pull the lever for Faso,” Neal said. “I think this midterm election just highlighted the divisiveness we are seeing these days. This is a chance for Delgado to be a great congressman and bridge the divide. And I hope he will.” Delgado won in Columbia County, which is in step with the results from the 2016 congressional election; Ulster County, the largest voting bloc in the district, comprises 38 percent of

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that commonly brings people to Columbia Memorial, St Peter’s and Albany Med,” Davis said. The cost of running the service is $1.7 million and the revenue is $1.4 million, Davis said. “We had to remove $300,000 from the fund balance to make up the difference,” she said. The small increase in the levy

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under budget, keep our sales tax level where its at, encourage people to buy local, encourage people to keep grocery shopping in Greene County and promote Greene County — it’s a great place to live in. Hobart could not be reached for comment before press time Wednesday.

ATHENS In a tight race, Republican Ed Bloomer is the apparent winner over Democrat Michael Pirrone. Bloomer won with 881 votes and Pirrone secured 731 votes. Tuesday was Bloomer’s second time running for the third-district seat. “I’m excited to get my feet under the desk,” Bloomer said. “I am very grateful to the voters and people in the town of Athens. I will serve them to the best of their abilities. “We both raced a high-level campaign — it was a contentious race, but we stayed above that and I congratulated him on that,” Bloomer said of Pirrone. Bloomer thanked Athens Legislator Lee Palmateer for his service. “Everyone thinks that the work ends when the campaign is finished, but the real work starts after the campaign,” Bloomer said. “I am very happy about the outcome — I feel that I did everything that I should have done,” Pirrone said. “I worked very hard and I did all the things that I should have done, I am happy about the results. I am the same person as I was the day before the election and during the election, I will continue to serve the people of Athens anyway I can. Pirrone does not plan to run in the future, he said. “I am involved in several committees that have projects going on and will continue with that,” he said.

the district’s registered Democrats as of April 2018. The 19th also includes part of Dutchess County. Faso won in Greene County, despite fears expressed by local Republican officials that second homeowners from New York City may hurt his chances. Faso also won close races in Otsego and Sullivan counties. The area of the district that hurt Faso the most was Ulster County, where Delgado won 59 percent of the 72,743 votes cast. Greenfield is pleased with the results of the election even though he did not win. Greenfield said that his race was not about winning, but bringing attention to the issues. “My hope was to establish a channel in the electoral process to make people aware of the issues and get them to vote for them,” Greenfield said. “Maybe the candidates will think more about Medicare-for-All and peace now that I took 4,000 votes.”

for the district in April — Tague won 9,156-8,997 vote. The special election is much different from a regular general election, Tague said. It affords candidates less time to get voters out. Tague won all counties in the 102nd, including Greene County and part of Columbia County, except the part of Ulster County included in the district. O’Connor won in Ulster County with 53 percent of the vote. “Saugerties and Catskill are cities compared to where I’m from,” Tague said. “The issues of importance are different there than they are in downtown Schoharie. That doesn’t mean anything to me, though. I’m going to work just as hard for them as anyone else.” O’Connor did not respond to multiple requests for comment.


Assemblyman Chris Tague won the race to represent the district, defeating Democratic opponent Aidan O’Connor Jr. in a rematch of the special April election. “This just goes to show that old-fashioned hard work pays off,” Tague said Wednesday. “I worked my tail off and I will continue to do so in the Assembly. I have always said this district needs full-time representation in Albany and that’s what I am doing and will continue to do.” Tague and O’Connor faced off in a close special election

Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby is leading his re-election race that might come down to absentee ballots. He won the seat in a special election in April. Ashby finished ahead of Democratic challenger, New Lebanon Town Clerk Tistrya Houghtling, gathering 5,810 more votes. “I think we are going to pick up votes with the absentee ballots,” Houghtling said Wednesday. “But we are estimating it will be about 800 votes and that will not close the gap.” The Columbia County Board of Elections received a total of 1,279 absentee ballots from the 107th Assembly District as

is to make up for a $177,000 gap caused by the sewer project, Davis said. “I think you would consider the sewer service a plus for homeowners,” Davis said, adding the service will be available to approximately 800 homeowners. Some homeowners cannot afford to hook up to the sewer system, Lanuto said. “People can get assistance from Catskill Mountain Housing or the Bank of Greene County,” Town Councilman

Paul Vosburgh said. In addition to hooking up and paying monthly bills to the village for using the system, the increase in taxes to the town is expected to be about $500 to $700 per household in the sewer district, Davis said. “We originally thought it would cost them $800 to $900 a year,” she said. “The project started out as a $14 million project and was reduced to $9 million. We received a $4 million grant.” Town officials hope the

uncontested race. Davis was impressed by the amount of Republicans elected, he said Wednesday. “We pretty much had a red tidal wave,” he added.

re-election, but remained on the ballot and received 416 votes. Torgersen announced she was withdrawing from the race in October. While Torgersen won’t continue her tenure on the Legislature, she will commit to spending her time shedding light on issues and organizing the electorate to demand accountability and transparency from lawmakers, she said. “I feel extremely discouraged about the outlooks for Greene County,” Torgersen said. Torgersen hopes her successor will put the interests of the county first and work hard “I encourage him to make decisions that are grounded in evidence and fact and are the best interest of the county,” Torgersen said. “I encourage him to think on his own as an independent member of the Legislature.” Thorington could not be reached for comment by press time Wednesday.


NEW BALTIMORE Democrat James H. Eckl received 530 votes Tuesday and 913 votes were cast at the polls for incumbent Republican Patrick S. Linger. Losing Tuesday’s election was a bitter disappointment, Eckl said. “But that’s the way democracy works,” he added. Eckl has no firm plans to run for office again, he said Wednesday. “I have no firm plans to run again, but I’m not going anywhere,” he said. Linger was relatively happy with the outcome of the Legislature race. “Voters made a big statement by giving Republicans a strong majority,” he said. “It shows what they are looking to see done.” Linger plans to continue focusing on upgrading the community college, EMS services and moving forward on the jail project. “We are always looking for ways to draw people to the area and increase revenue,” he said.

WINDHAM, ASHLAND, JEWETT, PRATTSVILLE Incumbent Democrat Lori Torgersen did not seek

HUNTER, HALCOTT, LEXINGTON Incumbent Democratic Legislator Larry Gardner ran unopposed and won the bid for the Legislature’s 7th District seat receiving 1,056 votes. Gardner will enter his 14th term in January. Gardner is happy to get back to work serving the residents of his district, he said Wednesday. “I wanted to and want to continue doing a good job for the residents of Hunter, Lexington

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of Monday, 803 of which were from registered Democrats. The district includes parts of Columbia, Rensselaer and Washington counties. In Columbia County the district includes towns of Kinderhook, Chatham, New Lebanon, Canaan, Austerlitz and Hillsdale, where 9,563 total votes were cast. Houghtling won a large chunk of the Columbia County vote, 56 percent to 41 percent. Ashby took a close majority of votes in Rensselaer County, which saw the most votes cast in the district at 43,625 votes cast, and Washington County. Houghtling urged Ashby to not forget about the small rural communities in the district, such as New Lebanon. “I still think I am the best candidate,” Houghtling said. “I really saw this as a winnable seat. Whether I run for high office again or not, that will depend on the opportunities that arise.” Ashby did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Truitt did not immediately return requests for comment. The 106th encompasses parts of Columbia and Dutchess counties. Barrett won the majority of votes in both. Barrett will focus on getting fossil fuels out of the economy, she said, arguing the country and state are reaching an increasingly critical point where change is necessary.


Republican Daphne Jordan, of Halfmoon, continues a GOP tradition by winning the seat formerly held by fellow Republican Kathy Marchione, with a 9,638 vote lead over her Democratic opponent Aaron Gladd, of Brunswick. “To the voters, I am very thankful and deeply honored,” Jordan said Wednesday. “It is wonderful to have received their vote and with that comes faith and trust. I want to work every day for the voters. And I will work hard and not let them down.” The 43rd Senate District seat was left up for grabs when Marchione, who served since 2012 the district that encompasses all of Columbia County, most of Rensselaer County and parts of Saratoga and Washington counties, announced her retirement earlier this year. Jordan won all counties except for Columbia, which Gladd won by a scant 267 votes. Jordan will focus on the causes she outlined in her campaign, including fighting for affordability for all New Yorkers and permanent tax cuts. “I worked with her [Marchione] for six years very closely,” Jordan said. “We continue to talk with each other and she was with me last night. She was happy to stand with me when we found out the good news. We are working on a seamless transition. Marchione is a beloved senator and I want to continue on with her good work.” Gladd did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

service will attract a hotel and other new businesses to the Thruway Exit 21 project being developed by the Greene County Industrial Development Agency. “A hotel would spread out the debt payment,” Davis said. Davis recommended Lanuto continue her efforts at the county level. “That’s our next step,” Davis said. “And I plan to go to the village, too. We all need to work together.” “Our goal is to work with

local governments,” Gillis added. “We’re looking out for taxpayers.” Davis appreciated their efforts, she said. “You want to grow the tax base and so do we,” she said. Planning Board Chairman Joseph Izzo attended the meeting. “So in essence, there is no tax increase except in the sewer district,” he said. Izzo also elaborated on an increase in the planning board’s budget.

“We requested an increase because there are four or five projects before the board that could have an Article 78 proceeding,” he said, adding that planners want to have funding available for potential litigation. Some of the projects in question include the Tiny Tines Campground on Cairo Junction Road and the gun range. “The last time the planning board had an Article 78, it cost the town $50,000,” Izzo said.

and Halcott,” he said. For Gardner, the Legislature’s looming issue is the jail project and he wants to make sure the project is done efficiently, he said, while also saving money wherever possible.

Lawrence said. “The people of Cairo have been very good to me.” Lawrence is optimistic for the next term because of the crop of new legislators joining the ranks and familiar faces returning, he said Wednesday. “I think it’s going to be a good hardworking group of men and women,” Lawrence said. ” Lennon could not be reached for comment before press time Wednesday.

then returned to the Legislature from 2013 to 2015. She did not run in 2015 because of business commitments. Handel could not be reached for comment before press time Wednesday.

106TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Democratic Assemblywoman Didi Barrett held on to her seat, fending off a challenge from Republican rival William Truitt, of Hyde Park. “I definitely will continue working and advocating for our farmers, and particularly young farmers, and supporting that important piece of economy and tradition here,” Barrett said. “I will continue to work on Lyme and tick-borne diseases and making sure we have resources here and in Albany to fight that.”

CAIRO Incumbent legislators Republican William Lawrence and Democrat Harry Lennon ran unopposed to keep their seats representing District 8. Lawrence received 1,778 votes Tuesday and 1,397 votes were cast for Lennon at the polls. Lawrence will be serving his 13th term in January. Cairo residents have been more than generous in supporting Lawrence during his re-election campaign, he said. “I was happy to get back in,”

46TH SENATE DISTRICT Republican state Sen. George Amedore Jr. won his re-election race against Democratic challenger Pat Strong, of Kingston. “I certainly congratulate George Amedore on his victory,” Strong said. “I am very excited about the Democrats taking the majority in the state Senate for 2019.” The 46th Senate District encompasses Greene County, Montgomery County and parts of Albany, Schenectady and Ulster counties. Amedore won a majority in most of the counties except Strong’s home county of Ulster, where she carried 56 percent of the vote. “I want to thank the voters of the 46th Senate District for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve as their senator,” Amedore said. “It has been a great honor to serve, and I’m proud of all that we have accomplished together. I’m excited to get back to work and continue my efforts to make New York more affordable, and improve the quality of life in all of our communities.”

DURHAM Republican Patricia Handel ran for Durham’s vacant Legislature seat unopposed. Handel took home 714 votes Tuesday. Handel is not a newcomer to county politics — she finished an unexpired term in 2011 and

GREENE COUNTY TREASURER Incumbent Greene County Treasurer Republican Peter Markou easily defeated Democratic challenger Tannersville Mayor Lee McGunnigle on Tuesday to win a new term. Markou received 10,612 votes to McGunnigle’s 6,400, according to the county Board of Elections. All election results are unofficial pending certification by the Board of Elections.




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2018 CHVL Girls Soccer All-Stars DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Naomi Davies, Rensselaer OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Morgan Razzano, Heatly FIRST TEAM Sydney Smith, New Lebanon

Emily Schafer, New Lebanon Julia Howard, Germantown Riley Gibbons, Germantown Amelia McDonald, New Lebanon Emma Howard, Germantown Maya Lautenberg, Doane Stuart Kaitlyn Barrett, Heatly Alana Burden, Rensselaer

Hannah Eslie, Doane Stuart Brianna Shuhart, New Lebanon

SECOND TEAM Skylar Householder, Loudonville Christian Kaylee Pratt, New Lebanon Faith Nelson, Rensselaer

Megan Dunn, Germantown Kelsie Rodford, Heatly Olivia Mangione, Rensselaer Alyssa Calcagano, Doane Stuart Morgan Staats, Germantown Tori Decker, Germantown Mikayla Corsey, New Lebanon Leilah Mariposa, Doane Stuart

It wasn’t long ago that Dell Potts and Celia Gagnon were co-captains of the Ichabod Crane varsity volleyball team, leading the Lady Riders in the Colonial Council. Now the duo has paired up at Hartwick College, recently

Overall, she had 171 points, including 85 service points, 154 kills, seven assists, 44 digs and 27 blocks. This comes a year after being named a Colonial Council second team All-Star. Potts also had a solid freshman campaign, playing in 22 matches during the season,

starting 14. Over the course of the year, the former Rider tallied 80 service points, 84 kills, 17 digs, 39 blocks and seven assists with a total of 112 points. At ICC, Potts was a first team All-Star as a senior after starting for the varsity squad for three straight years.


Also on the Hartwick Hawks roster is former Maple Hill outside hitter Jacqueline Brathwaite who is a sophomore with the team. This season, Brathwaite competed in five matches, scoring six service points, two kills, one assist, 11 digs and five total points.

College basketball wakes up to the Duke takeover By Chuck Culpepper The Washington Post

INDIANAPOLIS — The inevitable horror has arrived. The time has come. The birth date of Zion Williamson: July 6, 2000. And of R.J. Barrett: June 16, 2000. And then Tre Jones: Jan. 8, 2000. The world has reached that point when people born in the year 2000 not only can feed themselves, operate motor vehicles and speak full sentences without burbling. No, they can craft outlandish, fearsome feats of collaboration and beauty such as that on Tuesday night from Duke’s freshman class of Williamson, Barrett, Jones and Cam Reddish, with Reddish benefiting from the extra learning of having arrived on Sept. 1, 1999. They can beat No. 2 Kentucky in a season opener by a score that kept looking false until it landed on an implausibly true 118-84, and figures to spend a good while as unforgettable. They can look rich in a maturity they weren’t supposed to have yet. They can astound. They can surprise Mike Krzyzewski when it’s hard to surprise Krzyzewski, the septuagenarian coach in his 39th Duke season. “No matter how talented they are, you don’t know what they’re gonna do, in this environment, against an outstanding team and a great program,” said Krzyzewski, who gabbed a few more words and then said, “They were magnificent tonight.” Shortly later he said, “I shouldn’t say I’m surprised at how well these guys played,


Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after a play with forward Javin DeLaurier (12) in a game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half during the Champions Classic.

‘cause I see ‘em [in practice]. To play on this stage right away, against Kentucky, was a little bit surprising.” Somehow, four scandalously young people who last year still roamed the hormon-

al hallways of high school in South Carolina (Williamson), Pennsylvania (Reddish), Minnesota (Jones) and Florida by way of Toronto (Barrett), wound up administering the most points against mighty

Kentucky in 29 years, the biggest blasting of Kentucky in 10, the worst loss in the 26-season, three-university career of Kentucky coach John Calipari, and the third-worst loss ever by an Associated Press

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Freshmen Gagnon, Potts lead Hartwick at the net completing their debut campaign with the Hawks. Over the course of the season, Hartwick went 11-12, winning its home tournament in the process. Gagnon put together an impressive season with the Hawks, playing in 22 matches, starting 13.

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top-five team. With all of that, they went ahead and framed a new national season on its first night, establishing themselves as the mastodon whose No. 4 ranking looks too low by three, and constructing a reference point that will hover from here to March and from coast to coast. That would figure to replace the offseason hovering of courtrooms and wiretaps and illicit payments, giving the sport a fresh topic it might not deserve as spectacle and marvel triumph yet again. Certainly the foursome arrived to Duke with their gaudy Rivals recruiting rankings Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 14 nationally - and their seasoning born of the nomadic basketball travels afforded teenage sensations. Yet they played with a cohesion that betrayed their ages and the calendar, which supposedly still reads November. As they stop by Duke for a year of polish before ascending to the NBA, they’re supposed to spend November with the polish coming only in small and intermittent globs. Instead, they played with a maturity that might reflect these details: Reddish’s father played for VCU, Jones’s older brother played for Duke, Williamson’s stepfather played for Clemson and Barrett’s father played for the Canadian national team in that tough 68-63 quarterfinal loss to France at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Knowledge of how to play seems to have gone imbued.


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Steinbrenner belongs in Hall of Fame On Dec. 9, baseball gets its third chance to get it right. On that date, George Steinbrenner should be voted into the Hall of Fame. On Monday, it was announced that Steinbrenner was among the 10 men who will be considered for induction into the Hall by what was once called the Veterans Committee and is now known as the Today’s Game Era Committee. The other nine are Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershisher, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel, Lou Piniella and Lee Smith. All nine have their attributes, and I suppose a case can be made for any one of them. But not one had nearly the same impact on the game as George M. Steinbrenner III. Not even close. That is not to say Steinbrenner was a saint; far from it. But if sainthood was a requirement to get into Cooperstown, the Hall would be a very barren place indeed. What used to be a space reserved for the true greats of the game has evolved into more of a museum of baseball history, especially as more and more players from the Steroid Era — which really should have its own wing — become eligible for induction. And like any good museum, the Hall should include exhibits commemorating each of its most influential figures. Whether you loved him or hated him, there is no way anyone could deny that Steinbrenner was one of the most influential figures in baseball history, and probably the most influential figure of the nearly 40 years between the day he bought the Yankees — Jan. 3, 1973 — and the day he died, July 13, 2010. The owners owe him a debt the same way the players owe a debt to Marvin Miller, another revolutionary figure who should be in the Hall but has been passed over, time and again. And now that Bud Selig has been enshrined, despite presiding over an era in which chemically-enhanced players rendered meaningless many of the game’s most revered records, there is no longer any legitimate reason to keep anyone out. That means Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez all belong in. And so does George Steinbrenner. To be sure, Steinbrenner did some horrendous things as the Yankees owner. He bullied everyone, from superstar to office clerk. He was a convicted felon, later pardoned, for illegal campaign contributions. He was twice suspended from baseball, the second time for hiring a lowlife named Howie Spira to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield. Those actions would seem to be in violation of the “character, integrity and sportsmanship” clause included in the criteria for player inductions. But clearly, that clause has been ignored many times, most recently in the case of Selig, and no doubt will be again when some player who used PEDs during his career but managed to escape detection winds up getting elected. So once we have dispensed with the moral judg-

Hartwick College’s Celia Gagnon (left) and Dell Potts go up for a block during the season.

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College Basketball TUESDAY’S SCORES MEN EAST Army 73, Marist 69 Boston College 73, Wis.-Milwaukee 53 Boston U 77, Northeastern 74 Bufalo 82, St. Francis (PA) 67 Central Conn. St. 75, Hartford 68 Dartmouth 116, Newbury College 39 Fordham 106, City College of New York 58 Hampton 110, Mid-Atlantic Christian 58 Harvard 78, MIT 66 Holy Cross 93, Sacred Heart 81 James Madison 86, East Mennonite 58 LIU Brooklyn 109, New Rochelle 76 Longwood 84, Randolph 56 Maryland 73, Delaware 67 Massachusetts 83, Massachusetts Lowell 75 New Hampshire 108, Rivier 54 New Jersey Tech 81, Colgate 78, OT Northern Kentucky 102, Wilmington (OH) 38 Old Dominion 67, Navy 44 Pennsylvania 72, George Mason 71 Pittsburgh 69, Youngstown St. 53 Providence 77, Siena 67 Radford 91, Davis & Elkins 57 Rhode Island 97, Bryant 63 Seton Hall 89, Wagner 49 St. John’s 76, Loyola-Maryland 55 Stony Brook 77, George Washington 74, OT Syracuse 66, Eastern Washington 34 Temple 75, La Salle 67 VCU 69, Gardner-Webb 57 VMI 89, Washington College 56 Villanova 100, Morgan St. 77 Virginia 73, Towson 42 SOUTH Abilene Christian 107, Arlington Baptist College 54 Alabama 82, Southern 62 Appalachian St. 125, Mars Hill 62 Austin Peay 114, Oakland City 53 Campbell 97, NC-Wilmington 93, OT Central Florida 84, Rider 70 Charleston 85, Presbyterian 73 Charleston Southern 100, Columbia International 68 Chattanooga 80, Charlotte 68 Clemson 100, The Citadel 80 Coastal Carolina 91, Ferrum 47 Davidson 83, Cleveland St. 63 East Carolina 81, Delaware State 56 Florida A&M 65, Jacksonville 50 Furman 102, Bob Jones 48 Georgia St 74, East Tennessee St. 68 Lamar 79, Huston-Tillotson 59 Lipscomb 97, Sewanee 53 Louisiana Monroe 75, Jackson State 66 Memphis 76, Tennessee Tech 61 Middle Tennessee St. 91, Lees-McRae 69 NC State 105, Mount St. Mary’s 55 NC-Greensboro 74, No.Carolina A&T 66 Nicholls State 86, Mississippi College 58 North Carolina 78, Woford 67 North Texas 89, Angelo State 55 Rice 80, St. Leo 64 Sam Houston St. 85, East Texas Baptist 64 Samford 91, North Alabama 74 South Carolina 65, South Carolina Upstate 52 South Carolina State 99, Brevard 51 South Florida 80, Alabama A&M 63 Southern Miss 111, Southeastern Baptist College 66 Stephen F. Austin 83, Texas Wesleyan 71 Tennessee 86, Lenoir-Rhyne 41 Texas 71, Eastern Illinois 59 Texas Rio Grande Valley 91, Texas A&M Commerce 84 Texas Tech 87, Incarnate Word 37 Texas-Arlington 90, Texas-Tyler 66 Troy 95, Fort Valley State 60 UAB 75, Mercer 67 MIDWEST Akron 70, Cedarville 50 Ball St. 86, Indiana St. 69 Bowling Green 91, Tiin 52 Central Michigan 98, Concordia (MI) 67 Eastern Michigan 77, Rochester College 67 Green Bay 110, Wisconsin Lutheran 54 Illinois St. 74, Florida Gulf Coast 66 Indiana 104, Chicago St. 55 Iowa State 79, Alabama St. 53 Kansas 92, Michigan St 87 Louisiana Tech 71, Wichita St. 58 Minnesota 104, Nebraska Omaha 76 Missouri 68, Central Arkansas 55 Missouri St. 84, Oral Roberts 50 Morehead St. 102, Kentucky Christian 82 Nebraska 106, Mississippi Valley State 37 North Dakota 104, Northland 48 Northern Illinois 93, Rockford 54 Northern Iowa 97, Bemidji State 51 Notre Dame 84, Illinois-Chicago 67 Oakland 99, Kalamazoo College 45 Paciic 74, SIU - Edwardsville 65 Purdue 90, Fairield 57 Saint Louis 75, SE Missouri St. 65 South Dakota State 79, Grand Canyon 74 Tulsa 73, Alcorn St. 56 Valparaiso 121, Concordia (IL) 65 Western Michigan 89, Detroit Mercy 76 Wisconsin 85, Coppin St. 63 WEST Air Force 90, Johnson & Wales U. 65 Loyola Marymount 75, Westclif 43


EAST Binghamton 69, Charleston (WV) 62 Brown 68, Central Conn. St. 63 Bryant 58, Massachusetts Lowell 57 Bucknell 70, Monmouth-NJ 32 Fairleigh Dickinson 97, Rutgers-Newark 51 George Mason 70, Loyola-Maryland 38 Georgetown 73, Richmond 53 Hofstra 74, Iona 49 Howard 57, La Salle 54 Lehigh 73, Kutztown 39 Lincoln 50, Morgan St. 46 MD Baltimore County 65, Gettysburg 51 Manhattan 61, LIU Brooklyn 46 Massachusetts 78, Sacred Heart 61 Mount St. Mary’s 74, Washington College 50 Princeton 89, Rider 65 Seton Hall 95, Wagner 40 St. Bonaventure 76, Niagara 48 St. Francis (NY) 102, Mercy College 51 St. Peter’s 70, New Jersey Tech 57 Syracuse 85, North Dakota 49 Temple 75, Delaware State 61 VCU 72, William & Mary 55 Virginia Tech 96, South Carolina Upstate 45 West Virginia 78, Coppin St. 37 Yale 80, Colgate 61 SOUTH Auburn 97, Grambling State 48 Baylor 100, Nicholls State 39 Charleston Southern 101, Converse 50 Chattanooga 61, Lee University 55 Coastal Carolina 77, Western Carolina 59 Florida State 103, Troy 67 Gardner-Webb 60, Florida 58 Jacksonville St. 62, Florida A&M 31 Lamar 79, UL Lafayette 77, OT Louisiana State 66, Sam Houston St. 52 Mississippi 60, Norfolk State 42 Mississippi State 88, SE Missouri St. 53 North Alabama 74, Vanderbilt 71 North Carolina 100, Elon University 69

College Football CFP PLAYOFF RANKINGS 1. Alabama (0) 2. Clemson (0) 3. Notre Dame (0) 4. Michigan (0) 5. Georgia (0) 6. Oklahoma (0) 7. LSU (0) 8. Washington State (0) 9. West Virginia (0) 10. Ohio State (0) 11. Kentucky (0) 12. Central Florida (0) 13. Syracuse (0) 14. NC State (0) 15. Florida (0) 16. Mississippi State (0) 17. Boston College (0) 18. Michigan State (0) 19. Texas (0) 20. Penn State (0) 21. Iowa (0) 22. Iowa State (0) 23. Fresno State (0) 24. Auburn (0) 25. Washington (0)

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Soccer MLS PLAYOFFS Conference Semiinals Home-and-home First leg Eastern Conference Sunday, Nov. 4:Columbus 1, New York 0 Sunday, Nov. 4: Atlanta 1, New York City FC 0 Western Conference Sunday, Nov. 4: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Sunday, Nov. 4: Sporting Kansas City 1, Real Salt Lake 1 Second leg Times TBA Eastern Conference Sunday: New York City FC at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Columbus at New York, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Thursday: Portland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 3 p.m.

Eastern Conference Atlantic W L Pct Toronto 10 1 .909 Boston 6 4 .600 Philadelphia 6 5 .545 Brooklyn 4 6 .400 New York 3 8 .273 Central W L Pct Milwaukee 8 1 .889 Indiana 7 4 .636 Detroit 4 5 .444 Chicago 3 8 .273 Cleveland 1 9 .100 Southeast W L Pct Charlotte 6 5 .545 Miami 4 5 .444 Orlando 4 6 .400 Atlanta 3 7 .300 Washington 2 8 .200 Western Conference Northwest W L Pct Denver 9 1 .900 Portland 7 3 .700 Oklahoma City 5 4 .556 Utah 4 6 .400 Minnesota 4 7 .364 Paciic W L Pct Golden State 10 1 .909 L.A. Clippers 6 4 .600 Sacramento 6 4 .600 L.A. Lakers 4 6 .400 Phoenix 2 7 .222 Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 6 3 .667 Memphis 5 4 .556 Houston 4 5 .444 New Orleans 4 6 .400 Dallas 3 7 .300 Monday’s games Miami 120, Detroit 115, OT Houston 98, Indiana 94 Orlando 102, Cleveland 100 Chicago 116, New York 115, 2OT Oklahoma City 122, New Orleans 116 Denver 115, Boston 107 Toronto 124, Utah 111 Golden State 117, Memphis 101 L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 109 Tuesday’s games Charlotte 113, Atlanta 102 Dallas 119, Washington 100 Wednesday’s games Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 8 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Toronto at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

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NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Tampa Bay 15 11 3 1 0 23 Toronto 15 10 5 0 0 20 Boston 14 8 4 2 0 18 Montreal 15 8 5 2 0 18 Bufalo 15 7 6 2 0 16 Ottawa 15 6 6 3 0 15 Detroit 15 5 8 1 1 12 Florida 11 3 5 1 2 9 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT SO Pts NY Islanders 14 8 4 1 1 18 Columbus 15 8 6 1 0 17 Pittsburgh 13 6 4 1 2 15 Washington 13 6 4 2 1 15 Philadelphia 15 7 7 1 0 15 NY Rangers 15 7 7 1 0 15 Carolina 15 6 7 2 0 14 New Jersey 13 6 6 1 0 13 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OT SO Pts Nashville 14 11 3 0 0 22 Minnesota 13 8 3 1 1 18 Winnipeg 14 8 5 1 0 17 Colorado 14 7 4 2 1 17 Dallas 15 8 6 1 0 17 Chicago 15 6 6 3 0 15 St. Louis 13 5 5 3 0 13 Paciic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Calgary 15 9 5 0 1 19 Vancouver 16 9 6 0 1 19 San Jose 14 7 4 1 2 17 Edmonton 15 8 6 1 0 17 Anaheim 15 6 6 1 2 15 Arizona 13 7 6 0 0 14 Vegas 15 6 8 0 1 13 Los Angeles 13 4 8 1 0 9 Monday’s games Boston 2, Dallas 1, OT Montreal 4, NY Islanders 3, SO New Jersey 5, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 4, Edmonton 2 Philadelphia 5, Arizona 2 Tuesday’s games Toronto 3, Vegas 1 NY Rangers 5, Montreal 3 Columbus 4, Dallas 1 Ottawa 7, New Jersey 3 Detroit 3, Vancouver 2, SO Tampa Bay 5, Edmonton 2 St. Louis 4, Carolina 1 Wednesday’s games Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.

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The New York Times

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Two years ago, the New York Yankees were clamoring for starting pitching, and Chris Sale — a young, elite pitcher on a teamfriendly contract with the Chicago White Sox — was on the market. But Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, despite holding a trove of promising but untested prospects to deal, balked at the asking price, explaining at the time that the Yankees were not yet in backup-the-truck mode. “Thank God I didn’t do that, actually, because you’d be missing some serious components of our major-league club right now,” Cashman said Tuesday, revealing that he would have had to trade pitcher Luis Severino and another AllStar caliber player — Gary Sanchez? Aaron Judge? — in a package for Sale. He continued: “We wouldn’t have gotten anywhere if I did anything like that with the White Sox back then.” Now, however, all the ingredients are there for the Yankees to back up their armored car, loaded with prospects or cash, to address that same need for starting pitching. The Yankees were conservative enough to duck under the luxury threshold last season, freeing them from onerous penalties, and they reached an American League Division Series before watching the Boston Red Sox celebrate another World Series title. But as his team’s winter plans begin to unfold, Cashman appears to be holding on to that newfound Yankee trait: restraint. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado — the jewels of this free-agent class — seem destined to land elsewhere, barring the type of precipitous drop in asking price that saw Giancarlo Stanton fall into Cashman’s lap last December. The Yankees’ first moves this offseason won’t be met with much more than a shrug in Boston, Houston or Cleveland: They brought back pitcher CC Sabathia, who agreed in principle to a one-year, $8 million contract Tuesday, and outfielder Brett Gardner, who last week


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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks with media during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

agreed to a contract that will net him $9.5 million. (Sabathia’s agreement, first reported by the New York Post, was confirmed by two people familiar with the deal who were not authorized to speak because it had not been finalized.) Sabathia is 38, Gardner is 35, and both are clubhouse leaders. But there is a reason both accepted modest pay cuts to return: Gardner slumped badly enough that the Yankees felt compelled to acquire Andrew McCutchen to replace him in late August, and Sabathia failed — for the second year in a row — to last more than 3 1/3 innings in a playoff loss that eliminated the Yankees. Next up on Cashman’s todo list is pursuing two more free-agent pitchers, with lefthanders J.A. Happ and Patrick Corbin on the list. Then, find a shortstop to replace Didi Gregorius, who will miss most of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, or a second baseman to step in for Gleyber Torres if the Yankees move him to shortstop, instead. And, finally, fortifying the bullpen, which has lost — at least for now — David Robertson and Zach Britton to free agency. Cashman said he has a budget, which he declined to dis-

close, but he allowed that the Yankees could exceed the luxury tax threshold, which will rise from $197 million to $206 million for next season. “Is it a definite line in the sand?” Cashman said. “I wouldn’t say that’s the case. I’d say it’s a preference.” In his search for reinforcements, Cashman might be tempted to look across town. The New York Mets, of course, have two of the best starting pitchers in baseball in Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard and a new general manager in Brodie Van Wagenen. But Cashman, who was frustrated when he could not acquire outfielder Jay Bruce or infielder Neil Walker when the Mets were unloading veterans in 2017, said he understands there is a different dynamic trading with certain teams. He doubts, for example, that the Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would have signed off on trading either of his coveted relievers, Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller, to Boston in 2016. “I’m open-minded to do anything with anybody,” Cashman said. “I’m not saying my ownership would feel the same way about that.” He added: “I’ll check with

Brodie here, see what they’re up to, see if it matches. I doubt if you’ll be seeing us match up, regardless, because of the history and what I’ve experienced in the past. If I was a new GM and hadn’t been here for 22 years and know the terrain, maybe I’d be optimistic. But I wouldn’t be optimistic.” There are plenty of other teams looking for pitching, including the Astros, who announced Tuesday that Lance McCullers Jr. will miss next season after having Tommy John surgery. But there are also plenty of places to look. Cleveland is willing to listen to offers for two of its front-line pitchers, Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco. And Seattle, which won 89 games last year but missed the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season, is open to dealing James Paxton — and anyone else on its roster. “We don’t want to be trapped in perpetual mediocrity,” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said. That is not a problem for Cashman, who seems intent on chasing the Red Sox the same way he has built the Yankees into a championship contender, with sound, incremental moves — and not with a splash.

MLB postseason award predictions By Steven Marcus

NFL American Football Conference East W L T Pct PF New England 7 2 0 .778 270 Miami 5 4 0 .556 187 N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 198 Bufalo 2 7 0 .222 96 South W L T Pct PF Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 134 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 North W L T Pct PF Pittsburgh 5 2 1 .688 227 Cincinnati 5 3 0 .625 221 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 Cleveland 2 6 1 .278 190 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 8 1 0 .889 327 L.A. Chargers 6 2 0 .750 220 Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 Oakland 1 7 0 .125 141 National Football Conference East W L T Pct PF Washington 5 3 0 .625 160 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 178 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 154 N.Y. Giants 1 7 0 .125 150 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 7 1 0 .875 279 Carolina 6 2 0 .750 220 Atlanta 4 4 0 .500 228 Tampa Bay 3 5 0 .375 229 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 5 3 0 .625 235 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 Green Bay 3 4 1 .438 192 Detroit 3 5 0 .375 180 West W L T Pct PF L.A. Rams 8 1 0 .889 299 Seattle 4 4 0 .500 188 Arizona 2 6 0 .250 110 San Francisco 2 7 0 .222 207 Week 9 Thursday, Nov. 1 San Francisco 34, Oakland 3 Sunday’s games Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 16 Chicago 41, Bufalo 9 Carolina 42, Tampa Bay 28 Kansas City 37, Cleveland 21 Miami 13, N.Y. Jets 6 Minnesota 24, Detroit 9 Atlanta 38, Washington 14 Houston 19, Denver 17 L.A. Chargers 25, Seattle 17 New Orleans 45, L.A. Rams 35 New England 31, Green Bay 17 Monday’s game Tennessee 28, Dallas 14

By Billy Witz

Balloting for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America postseason awards ended on the last day of the regular season, but the results will not be revealed until next week. Here’s a look at the three finalists for each award in predicted order of finish: AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Shohei Ohtani, P/DH, Angels: The buzz around the Angels pitcher and designated hitter started long before the season, when many assumed the former Japanese star would end up with the Yankees. He had a great run in a 104-game season shortened by injury. He hit .285 with 22 home runs and drove in 61 in 326 at-bats. He also was 4-2 on the mound with 63 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings before his right elbow gave out. He had Tommy John surgery but is expected to DH in 2019. Miguel Andujar, 3B Yankees: Any other year and he’d win. The Yankees’ most consistent hitter averaged .297 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs. He set a rookie record for doubles with 47, topping Joe DiMaggio’s 44 in the 1936 season. His arm was erratic on defense, with manager Aaron Boone often inserting Adeiny Hechavarria as a lateinning replacement. Gleyber Torres, 2B, Yankees: Deemed untouchable for trades by general manager Brian Cashman, Torres was called up in late April and had a big May, batting .325 with nine home runs. He made the All-Star team but wasn’t quite the same after a hip injury. He hit just .233 in September with three homers. A .271 average with 24 homers and 77 RBIs makes him an alsoran for ROY. NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Braves: The Braves won the NL East, and the 20-year-old Acuna provided the spark with 26 homers, 64 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. He became the Braves’ leadoff hitter after the All-Star break and became the fourth player in history to hit a leadoff homer in both games of a doubleheader in an August twinbill. Juan Soto, OF, Nationals: At 19, he hit 22 homers, tying Bryce Harper’s rookie total in 2012. Finished with .292 batting average and 70 RBIs. Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers: If only the postseason counted. Buehler won the NL tiebreaker against the Rockies and threw seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox in the World Series. He was 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA in the regular season, with two stays on the disabled list. AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox: His award to lose after an expected race with teammate J.D. Martinez fizzled when Martinez didn’t finish in the top three. Betts won the AL batting title with a .346 average, hit 32 home runs and stole 30 bases to become the first 30-30 batting champ in history. Enough said. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians: Betts without the batting average, Ramirez Hit 39 homers, stole 34 bases and drove in 105 runs. Mike Trout, OF, Angels: The best player on the worst team — well, under .500 anyway — has won three career MVP awards but won’t add a fourth despite another stellar season. He hit .312 with 39 homers and 24 stolen bases. He had a career high on-base percentage of .460. NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Christian Yelich, OF, Brewers: Likely sealed the award with a red-hot September when he

hit .352 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs. Finished with 36 homers, 110 RBIs and a league-leading .326 batting average. Javier Baez, 2B/SS, Cubs: Led the league with 111 RBIs. Set a franchise record by becoming the first Cub to hit 30 homers, 40 doubles and steal 20 bases in one season. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies: Continues to be the best player not to win MVP. Terrific on offense and defense. Hit 39 homers to lead the league for the third straight season. Won a Gold Glove for the sixth straight time. AL CY YOUNG AWARD Blake Snell, LHP, Rays: Snell led the major leagues and set a club record with 21 wins. He had a 1.89 ERA and struck out 221 in 180 2/3 innings. He finished the season with nine straight victories. Justin Verlander, RHP, Astros: The 2011 Cy Young winner couldn’t get the job done against the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, but at 35, he hasn’t slowed down since his trade to the Astros in 2017. He went 169 with a 2.52 ERA and led the league with 290 strikeouts. Corey Kluber, RHP, Indians: A two-time winner of the award, Kluber had his first 20-win season and led the league in innings pitched with 215. Still, the Indians reportedly will listen to offers for him. NL CY YOUNG AWARD Jacob deGrom, RHP, Mets: With a 10-9 record, deGrom would become the Cy Young Award winner with the fewest victories since the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez went 13-12 in 2010. DeGrom should win the award based on his 1.70 ERA and quality starts. He held the opposition to three or less runs 29 times and had 24 straight

quality starts. Both were singleseason major league records. Max Scherzer, RHP, Nationals: Has won two straight and three overall Cy Youngs but probably not this time, even though he led the majors with 220 2/3 innings pitched and 300 strikeouts. Went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA. Aaron Nola, RHP, Phillies: Second behind deGrom with a 2.37 ERA. Went 17-6 in his fourth major-league season. AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR Bob Melvin, A’s: Melvin should be called most valuable manager. He won the NL award in 2007 with the Diamondbacks, and then captured the 2012 AL award with the A’s. He could make it three as he led the surprising A’s to the wild card. Kevin Cash, Rays: The award usually goes to the manager who does the most with the least and that’s why Cash is in the running. The cost-conscious Rays traded Chris Archer, Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson, Jake Odorizzi and Alex Colome. Cash found a way to win 90 games in a division with the Red Sox (108) and the Yankees (100). Alex Cora, Red Sox: The rookie manager who won the World Series can blame all the talent on his team for him not winning this award. Not that he’d trade the World Series for it. NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR Craig Counsell, Brewers: From fourth in the voting last year to likely first this year. He can thank MVP-in-waiting Christian Yelich. Brian Snitker, Braves: The third-year manager propelled the Braves to the NL East title. Bud Black, Rockies: He was fired from San Diego in 2015 and turned down the Nationals at the end of 2015. Has two straight wild card finishes in Colorado.


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Report: Jets’ Darnold has foot sprain, out Sunday Field Level Media New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has a significant right foot sprain and will miss Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, according to a New York Daily News report on Wednesday. The report adds that the team hopes Darnold will return in Week 12 against the New England Patriots, after the Jets’ bye, but is not overly

optimistic. Darnold sat out Wednesday’s practice, observing in street clothes with a walking boot on his right foot. It was his first missed practice since a brief holdout during training camp, before he signed his rookie contract. It’s unclear when Darnold was injured, but he told reporters on Monday that he felt “fine” despite taking a

number of big hits in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. Miami totaled four sacks and seven QB hits on Darnold, forcing him into four interceptions, including three in the fourth quarter. “Some bumps and some bruises, but everything is good,” Darnold said. Head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on a Monday conference call he wasn’t

aware of any injury to the rookie. Darnold, who has started every game this season, finished Sunday’s game in Miami 21 of 39 for 229 yards, no touchdowns and the four picks. His rating (31.8) was a career low, and his total of 14 interceptions this season leads the NFL by four. Overall, Darnold has passed for 1,934 yards and

11 touchdowns but has completed just 55 percent of his throws. If Darnold is out, 39-yearold Josh McCown would make his first start of the season. McCown threw for 2,926 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 starts in 2017 before breaking his hand late in the season. McCown has played for a number of teams during his

16-year career in the NFL, including the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns and the Jets. Davis Webb is expected to be moved up from the practice squad as McCown’s primary backup.


flee when seeing something that large move that rapidly. On the next play, he rained in a soft, sweet 3-point shot. On one roaring play with 14:38 left, he stole the ball under the basket Duke defended, then led a break and wound up threading a gorgeous pass to Barrett for the layup. Krzyzewski: “That’s how he plays. He does that all the time.” Calipari: “He got some shots off on big guys where we were trying to block, I thought that would bother him, and it absolutely did not bother him. We had a 7-footer in there and a 6-11, and he drove right at them and made ‘em. I’m like, ‘Holy cow.’ “ Williamson: “My nerves were pretty calm, because in high school you’re very excited about it, but when you get to college, you just learn from the upperclassmen that if you get too excited, things will not go your way.” Yeah, he’s a seasoned college veteran. He’s been there for weeks - plural. Krzyzewski has had his freshman tandems of Winslow, Okafor and Jones, or Bagley, Carter, Trent and Duval, but he had not seen an opener like this. It became hard to recollect all the talents to describe, harder still to guard them. Krzyzewski said of Barrett: “R.J. in that first half was terrific. I mean, he was a man.” Calipari credited Jones with “a steady game. I mean, he didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes.” Krzyzewski said of Barrett: “He’s really tight - not tight as far as emotionally - but really tight on his shot even though he’s a movement player. You

get that combination, it’s dangerous.” The four had so many aggregate skills that they looked like eight. “An interesting thing for our team,” Krzyzewski said, “is that we have four guys that

can move the ball up the court, Tre, Cam, Zion and R.J., and they’re all playmakers. Zion was a point guard until he was in ninth grade. These guys can make plays for one another. And that’s an unusual mix.” He said they’re “easy to

coach.” He said they “really like one another.” He said “the fact that they all came [to Duke] knowing that the others came kind of talks about their security as a player.” As his descriptions backlit the collaboration and spar-

kling talent everyone had just seen, a nascent season had found definition, with Duke as the giant primed to spend the winter looming, further proof that, tough as it can be to take, people born in 2000 are all grown up.

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“The way they were talking on defense, moved the ball and the way they were attacking the rim,” all qualified as “very mature,” in the view of Kentucky graduate transfer Reid Travis. They dazzled repeatedly but also achieved smoothness. Barrett got 33 points, Williamson got 28, Reddish got 22, and Jones, the point guard, managed the thing with scarce glitches. “Four turnovers?” Calipari said of the Blue Devils’ total. “Either they’re the greatest ballhandling team in the history of basketball or we’re not creating enough havoc.” The 18,907 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse who grew sparse by closing time saw these scores: 34-13 halfway through the first half, 59-42 at halftime, then these second-half mirages: 66-42 (18:25), 80-49 (14:10), 88-54 (12:07). On the underside of those scores lay Kentucky, not some mid-level scrapper in town for a check. The severity itself became that thing you couldn’t stop watching. “When I looked up with eight minutes to go,” Calipari said, “I said, ‘We’re not calling a timeout, and if you foul, I’m taking you out. Let this thing run.’ “ Long since an Instagram sensation, Williamson got his loud reaction upon pregame introduction and his loud reaction upon his big dunks, but those were the least of his skills. A 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame moving as his does his can seem to be an optical illusion. On one drive, defenders fled because people tend to

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ments of who does and does not belong in Cooperstown, there is no reason to keep Steinbrenner out. And a multitude of reasons to put him in. In the case of Steinbrenner, most of those are the same reasons Selig is in: the generation of wealth for the game, the owners, and most importantly, the players, the reason you go watch the games in the first place. Steinbrenner was the first owner to recognize free agency for what it was, an opportunity for owners to vastly improve their teams, and in the process, make them fabulously profitable. He also, with the help of others such as Bob Gutkowski of the MSG Network and later, Leon Hindery, a visionary who pioneered revenue streams every other team in every sport came to imitate and profit from, such as exclusive cable television deals and the creation of his own regional network. The YES Network, a gamble Steinbrenner took in 2002 when he already had a nearly half-billion dollar cable deal with MSG, is the model that everyone else is working from now, the model that has caused team values to skyrocket over the past 15 years. And most importantly to Yankee fans, he took a franchise that was in the toilet under the ownership of CBS and rebuilt it into the premier franchise in all of professional sports. And for better or worse, he created the modern culture of the Yankees and their fan base, with its passion, its sometimes maddening impatience and its win-or-failure mindset.

In that way, he was as important to the history of the Yankees in the 70s, 80s and 90s as Babe Ruth was in the 20s, Gehrig in the 30s. DiMaggio in the 40s and Mantle in the 50s and 60s, and every bit as much a larger-than-life figure. This year would be the perfect year to right that wrong, with Mariano Rivera, a shoo-in for first-ballot election, eligible for the first time. What could be more appropriate than for both Boss and closer to be inducted together? And yet, the odds are that once again, Steinbrenner will be shut out of the Hall. The last two times his name appeared on the ballot, he apparently garnered zero support. The Hall of Fame does not release vote totals for any but the top three finishers, and Steinbrenner has never been among them. In fact, in 2013, the last time he came up for consideration, he failed to get a single vote despite the presence of five of his fellow owners on the committee. Maybe they are envious of the public profile Steinbrenner achieved. In many cases, he was more famous than any of his players. Maybe they are resentful of how his free spending forced them to open their own checkbooks in order to compete. Maybe they simply disliked him personally. But whatever the reasons are, they are wrong. You can’t tell the true history of baseball without telling the story of the New York Yankees, and you can’t tell the true story of the Yankees without George Steinbrenner. Baseball has had two previous chances to recognize that, and the third strike is on the way. Now is not the time to go down looking.




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Extra place at the table helps combat holiday blues I read that there is a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds. Numbers rise at holiday time. Feeling like a child whose nose is pressed against a window, seeing others from the outside as they enjoy the warmth of the moment, can lead to thoughts of abandonDEAR ABBY ment and despair. That’s why I have a mission — I set an extra place at my table. I can attest that it works. One year I announced in church that my home would be open to anyone who didn’t have a family. A woman came forward and accepted my invitation. We spent the day getting to know each other and bonded in friendship. Please encourage your readers to set an extra place at their holiday table. My brother committed suicide. I move forward in his honor. Full of Gratitude in Phoenix


Please accept my sympathy for the tragic loss of your brother. I’m pleased to help spread the word. Isolation can be a killer, and inclusion can be a lifesaver. Bless you for what you are doing. I hope other readers will consider it and follow your example. I have a dilemma I don’t know how to maneuver through. I have been working as an intern at a company for about 18 months. During the summer, I completed a test I needed to become fully licensed in my field. However, I’m still working in my current position at intern wages, although I have repeatedly requested a meeting with my employer

to talk money. He continues to say he doesn’t have time, and we will discuss it later. He even agreed to a time on a certain day but failed to show up for the meeting. When I emailed him the amount I want, he replied, “We’ll talk about it later.” Should I continue to press the issue? Call him? Email? Or just look for other work? Concerned About Money You have done enough. Pushing your employer further won’t help. The ball is now in his court. Start quietly looking for another job — one in which your skills will be appropriately compensated. How can I tactfully tell an elementary school teacher in whose class I assist that she uses poor grammar and words that aren’t words (i.e., “I boughten this yesterday,” or, “Her and me went to the soccer game.”)? I am fond of this teacher but feel she’s doing a disservice to her pupils. Other than that she’s a devoted, energetic teacher. It is really difficult to bite my tongue. Tactful in the East Children model their behavior after the example the adults around them provide. That a teacher would consistently do what she’s doing in a classroom setting is shocking. How could she have become a licensed educator with such poor English skills? Politically speaking, I don’t think that as her subordinate you should take it upon yourself to correct the woman. I do think this is something you should discuss with the school principal.

Active 74-year-old seeks cause of easy bruising I’m a 74-year-old male. I take Zocor, flecainide and a baby aspirin each day. For the past year, whenever I bump either arm, I get a large blood bruise that lasts for about a week or two. I don’t even remember some of the bumps. Is there something lacking, such as vitamins, that I could take? I’m quite active. I golf twice a TO YOUR week, walk 3 miles four times GOOD HEALTH a week, and I ride a bike with a bike club 35 miles once per week.


A bruise is a collection of blood, in or below the skin. The medical term is “hematoma,” which means exactly that: “blood collection.” Older people are more likely to develop hematomas, and it happens with less trauma than in younger people. But some people are just more prone to develop them. Aspirin, because it works by disabling the blood clotting cells (platelets), increases the risk of developing a bruise, or having a larger bruise. There are medical conditions that can predispose a person to getting many bruises. Von Willebrand’s disease can go many years without ever being diagnosed, and should be considered in people with more-serious bleeding or a family history. Less commonly, there may be abnormalities in the blood-clotting pathway. Vitamin deficiencies are a very uncommon cause of bleeding disorders, but severe vitamin C deficiency, vitamin K deficiency and low protein intake can rarely cause bleeding problems. Since the bruising is on your arms, seemingly always related to trauma, and because you are on aspirin, I think it unlikely that there is an unsuspected medical diagnosis causing your bruising.

My question is about when and how should a patient consume his medications when on 10 different prescribed medications. Some include instructions to take with water and food; some are taken with no food nor any liquid; some in the mornings, while others are taken in the afternoon or at bedtime. Some are supposed to be taken two to three hours before meals, and others two three hours after meals. Personally I can’t keep up with such a rigid schedule when on the move, therefore I take all 10 medications in the morning over a three-hour period. Am I defeating the purpose of the effect of the medications? Without knowing the details of the medications, I can’t tell you how important it is to take each one as prescribed. The person who can best advise you on this is your pharmacist, who has special expertise on issues like this. Your physician is also able to do so, but if you are getting medications from multiple physicians, it’s particularly important that you have someone look at ALL your medications. Many pharmacies are able to package your medications in a single-dose pack, so that it’s easier to take the medications at the right time. If you still are having difficulty adhering to the precise directions about timing of the medications, with respect to both time of day and with eating, it is certainly worth it to discuss your concerns with the person prescribing the medications. There may be a way of making them easier to take.

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Baby Blues

Horoscope By STELLA WILDER Born today, you are one of the most unpredictable, even mercurial, individuals born under your sign. You follow your gut in all situations, and you prefer to listen to those little voices in your head that tell you what to do rather than the “experts.” Indeed, you hold experts in very poor esteem as a rule, and you are highly critical of anyone who prefers to derive his or her learning from a book rather than from experience. You enjoy behaving in ways that challenge the expectations of others, and you do not subscribe to the kinds of social mores that rule most other people’s behavior. You are energetic, tenacious and eager to please — but it is only two or three people for whom you will bend over backward to satisfy in any way. These are special people to you, and you will always maintain close ties to them no matter what happens or where your lives may take you. Also born on this date are: Tara Reid, actress; Parker Posey, actress; Leif Garrett, actor and singer; Mary Hart, TV personality; Bonnie Raitt, singer and guitarist; Morley Safer, newsman; Margaret Mitchell, novelist. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may be bombarded with questions of some import from those who have been left out in the cold recently. It’s your turn to make a difference. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You can forge a lasting bond with someone who has been

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out of your life for quite some time after playing only a supporting role. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You are likely to have a good friend to thank for a stroke of good fortune today. What happens next is the result of many people’s efforts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You neglect your own duties today at your peril. Address the key issues as they arise, and don’t be distracted from your No. 1 goal. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — After enduring for quite some time a dream deferred, you may well have a chance to see it come true today. Timing and daring work together. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Seeing what others are capable of doing in situations that are not “ideal” will surely inspire you to do more than you are doing right now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — A conflict arises within because of two separate views that you consider valid. A decision must be made by the end of the day. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Head and heart work together today to make the impossible possible — or at least get you closer to a major realization that puts you back on course. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — The harder you work the more fun you can have today — and this rule will apply to those working with you as well. You can be inspirational. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your assessment of recent progress may surprise you. After a close look, you’ll realize that not all is what it seemed to be. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Mind, body and spirit must be perfectly in sync today for you to progress as planned. An evening event provides you with a new perspective. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You and others must coordinate your efforts carefully today if you’re not to be at odds. Success depends on crowd control! COPYRIGHT 2018 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 B5



THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek


Level 1



Complete the three-word name of the nursery rhyme character. (e.g., Old Mother _____. Answer: Hubbard.) Freshman level 1. Little Bo ____ 2. Little Tommy ____ 3. Old King _____ Graduate level 4. Little Miss _____ 5. Little Jack _____ 6. Goosey Goosey ____ PH.D. level 7. Little Poll _____ 8. Wee Willie _____ 9. Little Arabella _____




Nursery rhyme names

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

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Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CLOAK PERCH HARDEN ENTITY Answer: Since deciding to specialize in growing nectarines, everything was — PEACHY KEEN


Solution to Wednesday’s puzzle

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

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SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Peep. 2. Tucker. 3. Cole. 4. Muffet. 5. Horner. 6. Gander. 7. Parrot. 8. Winkie. 9. Miller. 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



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Hi & Lois

Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 Long journey 5 Left-hand ledger entry 10 Decays 14 As a __; generally 15 Fill with joy 16 Honolulu’s island 17 Wise __ owl 18 Harassed 20 Affirmative 21 Ailing 22 Blaze residue 23 Stretch of land 25 JFK’s predecessor 26 Most bashful 28 Like formal wear 31 Shoestrings 32 “Jack __ could eat no fat…” 34 Bather’s spot 36 Zealous 37 Perspiration 38 Office note 39 Word attached to coffee or jack 40 Street talk 41 Accepted standards 42 Young swan 44 Walks leisurely 45 Fishing pole 46 Game of chance 47 Poe’s first name 50 At any __; nevertheless 51 Male turkey 54 “Nonsense!” 57 Secretary’s error 58 Melancholy 59 Self-confidence 60 Made fun of 61 Candy store chain 62 Grand home 63 Cowboy Autry

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5 Make a painting of 6 Vote into office 7 Dog’s comment 8 “__ Now or Never” 9 20th letter 10 Stirs 11 Vow 12 You, to Shakespeare 13 Lather 19 Police trainee 21 Talk back 24 Donna of old TV 25 “Phooey!” 26 Strike with an open palm 27 Chaos 28 __ one’s feet; stall 29 Unfair generalization DOWN 30 Delicious 1 Cafeteria patron’s 32 Kill a fly item 33 Writing 2 Trick instrument 3 Stretchiness 35 Head honcho 4 Griffey Sr. or 37 Winter toy Griffey Jr. 38 Nearly all


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Non Sequitur

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40 Night noise 41 C-sharp or A-flat 43 Student’s concerns 44 May honoree 46 Cowboy’s rope 47 Recedes 48 Valley 49 Adhesive


50 Picnic spoiler 52 __-minded; willing to reconsider 53 Apple pie à la __ 55 Record speed letters 56 __ favor for; help out 57 Price label




B6 Thursday, November 8, 2018

Some NFL QBs are thriving, others are reeling By Mark Maske The Washington Post

This NFL season has been all about quarterbacking excellence. All-time greats such as New England’s Tom Brady, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees of New Orleans continue to thrive. Nextgeneration stars like Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, the Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff and Houston’s Deshaun Watson are vying for their share of the accolades. The numbers are dazzling. Records are falling. Defenders are complaining that the sport’s rules have been tilted too far in favor of the passers and pass-catchers. But it is not the year of the quarterback for everyone. Jameis Winston has been benched in Tampa. Former Super Bowl winners such as the Giants’ Eli Manning and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco are struggling to the point that it’s fair to wonder if and when their teams will move on. The scrutiny is intensifying for Blake Bortles in Jacksonville and Dak Prescott in Dallas. Depending on how things play out in the second half of the season, several of those quarterbacks could be available during the offseason. It could make for a fascinating quarterback reshuffling. But it would not be like last offseason, when there were many attractive options for quarterback-needy teams with Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum hitting free agency, Alex Smith being traded and Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen being chosen in the top 10 of the NFL draft. “You’re going to be talking about teams taking on guys who were discarded somewhere else,” said one agent who represents several quarterbacks league-wide. “Is Flacco going to be available? Would Eli want to play somewhere else? I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen with Winston. But you’re not gonna be talking about guys hitting the market with their value at the highest.” Here is a look at some of the quarterback situations around the league that will be worth monitoring: - Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers: Winston, the top


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles from Cleveland Browns linebacker Tanner Vallejo (54) during Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

overall selection in the 2015 NFL draft, served a three-game suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy to open the season and has been benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Buccaneers have Winston under contract through next season after exercising the fifth-year option in his original rookie deal. Under that option, Winston would be scheduled to earn $20.922 million next season. But that is guaranteed only for injury, so the Buccaneers could release Winston without having to pay him that amount if he’s not injured. That would be a stunning fall for a player who appeared to be a franchise quarterback in the making when he topped 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. But he has not progressed and he has not learned how to avoid throwing interceptions. He has 10 interceptions in his four games this season and 54 in 49 games in his NFL career. - Eli Manning and the Giants: The Giants returned

from their bye week with Manning as their starter. But it is a lost season for the franchise, with its 1-7 record, and the 37-year-old Manning has been part of the problem. The rest of this season will be about figuring out how to allow Manning to preserve his dignity as a player, without a repeat of last season’s fiasco in which he was benched for a game, while the team begins to ready for a future with his eventual replacement. That successor probably is not on the current roster. The Giants opted against taking a quarterback with the No. 2 overall selection in this year’s draft. They did use a fourthround pick on Kyle Lauletta. But it’s unclear if he’s a future NFL starter, and he just was arrested in a traffic-related incident. Still, the Giants could find some playing time for Lauletta in the season’s second half, probably in relief of Manning when games get out of hand. Next season’s starter likely will come via the lofty pick in next

year’s NFL draft that will result from this season’s dreadful play. - Joe Flacco and the Ravens: The pressure is on Flacco and Coach John Harbaugh in Baltimore, with the Ravens on a three-game losing streak that dropped their record to 4-5 as they attempt to return to the postseason after three straight non-playoff seasons. The Ravens are on their bye week. They stuck with Harbaugh as their coach and Harbaugh stuck with Flacco as his starter at quarterback. But rookie Lamar Jackson, taken with the final pick of the first round in this year’s draft, is being worked into the lineup with greater regularity in formations with both quarterbacks on the field, and the clamoring for Jackson to replace Flacco as the starter undoubtedly will intensify if the Ravens don’t turn things around. Harbaugh’s job almost certainly is on the line, given that owner Steve Bisciotti said publicly that he considered firing Harbaugh after last season.

Flacco’s job security seems just as tenuous. Quarterbacks taken in the first round are drafted to be starters, usually sooner rather than later. Flacco probably needs to play very well down the stretch and take the Ravens to the playoffs to avoid a Kansas City-like scenario from this past offseason, when the Chiefs traded Smith to Washington to clear the starting spot for Mahomes. - Blake Bortles and the Jaguars: The Jaguars signed Bortles to a three-year, $54 million contract in February after he helped them to reach last season’s AFC title game. It hasn’t worked out. He is barely holding on to the starting job and the Jaguars have been a major disappointment, with a record of 3-5 as they return from their bye week. Bortles hasn’t been the only problem this season in Jacksonville. But if he and the team don’t start playing better, Coach Doug Marrone will have little choice but to make a switch that would put Bortles’s future with the organization in question.

- Case Keenum and the Broncos: Keenum, after an excellent season in Minnesota, signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos when the Vikings opted to replace him with Cousins. But he hasn’t been the answer in Denver, with 10 interceptions to go with his 11 touchdown passes. Another Broncos’ season has unraveled, and front office executive John Elway will have to decide whether to retain Vance Joseph as his coach and if he wants to give Keenum another season or restart what has become a ceaseless search for the right quarterback. - Dak Prescott and the Cowboys: Owner Jerry Jones continues to express confidence in Prescott. But the Cowboys are 3-5 at the midway point of their season. Prescott is yet to recapture the magic of his rookie season in 2016, and he has become turnover-prone. The Dallas offense continues to sputter. Prescott will be given every chance to get things going. Wide receiver Amari Cooper provided some help during Monday night’s loss at home to the Tennessee Titans, but far more will be expected after the Cowboys gave a firstround pick to the Oakland Raiders to trade for him. - Derek Carr and the Raiders: The Raiders traded star pass rusher Khalil Mack before the season. They traded Cooper. Next to nothing has gone as hoped for the team in the first year of Jon Gruden’s return to coaching. Carr’s $125 million contract runs through the 2022 season. But it’s not unthinkable to some within the sport that the Raiders would consider trading Carr in the offseason. Gruden’s approach so far has suggested that no one on the roster is untouchable. - Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins: He has been sidelined by a shoulder injury this season after missing last season because of a knee injury. Coach Adam Gase arrived in South Florida in 2016 pledging to get the most out of Tannehill. It hasn’t happened yet, in large part because of Tannehill’s inability to stay healthy and remain in the lineup. It wouldn’t be particularly surprising if Gase and the Dolphins decide in the offseason to make a move at quarterback.

WR Dez Bryant to join Saints on one-year deal Field Level Media Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple reports. He won’t have to wait long for a chance to show his old team what he has left. The Saints (7-1, 1st in NFC South) play Dallas (3-5) on Nov. 29. Bryant will sign the deal on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A tweet by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport announcing the deal was shared by Bryant with the hashtag #ThrowuptheX, a reference to his celebration move. Bryant, who turned 30 on Sunday, has been a free agent since he was released by Dallas in April. He has visited several teams, including a workout with the Cleveland Browns in August. When Bryant worked out with the Browns, he briefly negotiated with the team but never came to terms. Bryant took part in a workout with the Saints on Tuesday. Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has 7,459 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns in his career. Last season, he notched 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in his eighth NFL year, all with the Cowboys. Not long after his release from Dallas, Bryant turned down a three-year contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, according to several media outlets. He intended to sign a

one-year contract this season, then work on a longer-term deal starting next season, the reports said. EAGLES Philadelphia running back Darren Sproles could be back on the field for the first time since Week 1 when the Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Sproles, who will retire after the season, had five carries for 10 yards and four catches for 22 yards in an 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 but has been sidelined by an injured hamstring since. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Sproles is ready to rejoin practice and should be in the lineup Sunday night. Pederson also said right tackle Lane Johnson is expected to play, despite sustaining a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee during a Week 8 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Johnson went down in the first half against the Jaguars and was carted to the locker room. He did not return. Philadelphia had its bye week after the London game, giving Johnson and Sproles extra time to get healthy. FALCONS Defensive end Bruce Irvin landed on his feet and reunited with his former defensive coordinator one day after clearing waivers. Irvin signed with the Atlanta Falcons, joining head coach Dan Quinn, who coordinated the Seahawks’ defense when

both were in Seattle. Irvin cleared waivers and became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. Irvin had $3.8 million left on his contract with the Oakland Raiders when he was waived. The Seahawks drafted Irvin in the first round in 2012. The 31-year-old signed a $37 million deal as a free agent to leave Seattle and join the Raiders. Atlanta’s defense is beset by injuries, but the Falcons won at Washington last week to improve to 4-4. BROWNS The Cleveland Browns placed linebacker Christian Kirksey and defensive back E.J. Gaines on injured reserve, leaving the defense shorthanded entering Week 10. Kirksey injured his hamstring in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and has had multiple injuries this season. Gaines sustained his second concussion in less than a month. The Browns are also likely to be without rookie cornerback Denzel Ward, who was injured Sunday. Cleveland signed Juston Burris to the 53-man roster off the Jets’ practice squad. Burris was a fourth-round pick in 2016. Kirksey was starting in place of leading tackler Joe Schobert. STEELERS One week after Maryland announced the firing of head coach DJ Durkin, the Terrapins have landed a commit-

ment from the son of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Dino Tomlin. a two-star wide receiver out of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, announced the decision in a Twitter post on Tuesday night and told that

he picked the Terps in part to “play schools that passed on me” and for the opportunity to play near home. He reportedly picked the Terps over Iowa State, Pittsburgh and multiple mid-major programs. He’s the 10th member of the 2019 recruiting class.

Durkin was fired in the wake of the scandal that rocked the football program following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. The school had announced the day before that Durkin would be retained, sparking a backlash.


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Many possibiliies await at this incredible property formerly known as the Wolf Rock Hotel. There is a 6BD/4.5BA main residence as well as 1BD detached guest-house & large barn on 6.2 acres that are being sold with an addiional 63.8 acres! Lake Katrine $2,499,000





Come explore 97+ acres of fun; a beauiful main home, carriage house, muliple barns w/49 stalls, indoor arena w/viewing room, 1/2 mile exercise track, outdoor arena, sot dirt paddocks, mare barn for breeding, & tractor shed! Westerlo $1,674,000

Nestled in the trees on 7.6 acres, with an addiional 4.3 acres across the street, this charming 1920’s farmhouse is the perfect getaway. The wonderful front porch & picnic area let you enjoy meals in the woods. Plus, North-South lake is just down the road! Haines Falls $175,000

Explore this beauiful barn with 1BD/1BA living quarters & endless mnt views. Over 100 acres of parially wooded land has several meadows, a pond & 2 streams. There are several spots for a possible house site; easily accessible from road frontage. Pratsville $525,000

“This Old House”, lovingly renovated and maintained, is in wonderful condiion. Set on a 5.8 acres with a babbling brook and huge tradiional red barn on a quiet country road. This property will soothe your soul. 5BD/2BA with many updates. Pratsville $219,000

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Legals 207 5TH AVENUE MEZZ LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/21/18. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 81 Prospect ST Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 207 5TH AVENUE MTG LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/21/18. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 81 Prospect ST Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: Any lawful activity. COLUMBIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NOTICE OF MEETING Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Governance and Nominating Committee held on November 14, 2018 at 8:30am, at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534 for the purpose of discussing any matters that may be presented to the Committee for consideration. Dated: November 7, 2018 Sarah Sterling Secretary Columbia Economic Development Corporation FATHOM THIS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/11/18. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1202 Lexington Ave Ste. 123 New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Legal Notice Notice of Fire District Election Please take notice that the Annual Election of the West Athens Lime Street Fire District will be held Tuesday, December 11th 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Voting will take place at the District Office located at 921 Schoharie Turnpike. The purpose of this Election is to elect one (1) Commissioner for a term of five (5) years commencing January 1st 2019 and ending December 31st 2023, one (1) Commissioner for two (2) years commencing January 1st 2019 and ending December 31st 2020, and a District Treasurer for three (3) years commencing January 1st 2019 and ending December 31st 2021. Candidates for these offices must file their name on a petition with at least twentyfive (25) eligible voters' signatures with District Secretary Jeanne E. Townley, on or before November 21st 2018. All residents of the District registered with the Greene County Board of Elections by November 19th 2018 shall be eligible to vote. Jeanne E. Townley, District Secretary P. O. Box 156, Athens, NY 12015 518-943-4255 Notice of Formation of MossVoce LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/18. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: Daniel Voce-Gardner. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGAL NOTICE RFP FOR INSPECTION AND TESTING SERVICES The Germantown Central School District ("District") is soliciting proposals from firms for Inspection and Testing services in connection with the District's 2015 capital projects. Specifications and instructions may be obtained beginning, Monday, October 30, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays, at the Office of the School Business Administrator, 123 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526; Tel. No. (518) 537-6281; Email to Jonathan Boehme at, Sealed proposals must be received by the District by Jonathan Boehme by 3 PM on the 13th day November 2018 at the District Business Office, 123 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526. No oral, telephonic or electronic proposals or modifications of proposals will be considered. Any proposal not received by the date and time referenced above will be returned to the proposer unopened. The District assumes no liability for any delivery delays by any mail or postal carrier or delivery service. The Proposer assumes sole responsibility for ensuring that the proposal is received by the District at the appropriate place on or before the date and time set forth above. All inquiries regarding the RFP or procedures for responding must be submitted in writing. Inquiries and responses will be recorded and distributed via email addenda to all proposers of record. Inquiries must be submitted to via email to: jboehm e @ g e r m a n The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it deems that such action serves the best interests of the District.

LEGAL NOTICE RFP FOR PROJECT MONITORING AND TESTING SERVICES The Germantown Central School District ("District") is soliciting proposals from firms for Remediation Monitoring and Testing services for asbestos, lead-based paint and/or PCBs in connection with the District's 2015 capital projects. Specifications and instructions may be obtained beginning, Monday, October 29, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays, at the Office of the School Business Administrator, 123 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526; Tel. No. (518) 537-6281; Email to Jonathan Boehme at, Sealed proposals must be received by the District by Jonathan Boehme by 3 PM on _13_day November 13, 2018 at the District Business Office, 123 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526. No oral, telephonic or electronic proposals or modifications of proposals will be considered. Any proposal not received by the date and time referenced above will be returned to the proposer unopened. The District assumes no liability for any delivery delays by any mail or postal carrier or delivery service. The Proposer assumes sole responsibility for ensuring that the proposal is received by the District at the appropriate place on or before the date and time set forth above. All inquiries regarding the RFP or procedures for responding must be submitted in writing. Inquiries and responses will be recorded and distributed via email addenda to all proposers of record. Inquiries must be submitted to via email to: jboehm e @ g e r m a n The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it deems that such action serves NOTICE OF SALE SU- the best interests of PREME COURT the District. COUNTY OF GREENE Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST Timothy Frederick Malt 528, LLC, Arts of a/k/a Timothy J. Org. filed with Sec. of Frederick; et al., De- State of NY (SSNY) Cty: fendant(s) Pursuant to 11/14/2017. a Judgment of Fore- Greene. SSNY desig. closure and Sale duly as agent upon whom dated August 1, 2018 process against may I, the undersigned Ref- be served & shall mail eree will sell at public process to Mikhail Slo2278 RT auction at the Greene bodnyak, County Courthouse, 23C, East Jewett, NY 320 Main Street, Cats- 12424. General Purkill, New York on No- pose. vember 14, 2018 at 12:30PM, premises known as 778 County Route 26, Climax, NY 12042. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of New Baltimore, County of Greene, State of NY, Section 40.00 Block 1 Lot 11. Approximate amount of judgment $161,910.69 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 17438. Jon Kosich, esq, Dorner & Kosich, Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 4304792 Dated: September 4, 2018 57200 MIRTA DE GISBERT LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/16/18. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Interstate Agent Services LLC 2071 Flatbush Ave Ste. 166 Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TURST, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20044, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 0225/2016 JOHN HERPEL, JESSICA HERPEL, ET AL. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly granted 9/25/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 on 12/11/2018 at 3:00 pm, premises known as 358 Doman Rd Freehold, NY 12431, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Cairo, County of Greene and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Greene County Treasurer as Section 67.00 Block 7 Lot 5 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $71,044.77 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 0225/2016. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. James Wagman, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated:10/17/2018 RMR PUBLIC NOTICE Please note the Clermont, NY Zoning Board of Appeals will not be holding their monthly meeting for November. In addition, the December meeting will be held on the 19th, instead of December 26th. Desiree M. Webber, Secretary New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Notice of Complete Application Date: 10/30/2018 Applicant: THE ASSOCIATION OF PROPERTY OWNERS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW LAKE INC RR 2 BOX 1095 ATHENS, NY 12015 Facility: SLEEPY HOLLOW LAKE SLEEPY HOLLOW RD ATHENS, NY Application ID: 4-1928-00208/00004 Permits(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters 1 Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification Project is located: in COXSACKIE in GREENE COUNTY Project Description: The applicant proposes to conduct maintenance dredging on Sleepy Hollow Lake between the mouth of Murderers Creek and Fallen Tree Court, which includes the excavation of approximately 5,000 cyds of sediment from a 1.3 acre area at the mouth of Murderers Creek. The project is located in the Town of Coxsackie, Greene County. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required. Availability For Public Comment New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

Facility: SLEEPY HOLLOW LAKE SLEEPY HOLLOW RD SEQR Lead Agency ATHENS, NY None Designated Application ID: State Historic Preser4-1928-00208/00004 vation Act (SHPA) Determination Permits(s) Applied for: Cultural resource lists 1 - Article 15 Title 5 and maps have been Excavation & Fill in checked. The proNavigable Waters 1 - posed activity is not in Section 401 - Clean an area of identified arWater Act Water Qual- chaeological sensitivity ity Certification and no known registered, eligible or invenProject is located: in toried archaeological COXSACKIE in sites or historic strucGREENE COUNTY tures were identified or documented for the Project Description: project location. No The applicant propos- further review in accores to conduct mainte- dance with SHPA is renance dredging on quired. Sleepy Hollow Lake Availability For Public between the mouth of Comment Murderers Creek and Comments on this proFallen Tree Court, ject must be submitted which includes the ex- in writing to the Concavation of approxi- tact Person no later mately 5,000 cyds of than 11/23/2018 or 16 sediment from a 1.3 days after the publicaacre area at the mouth tion date of this notice, of Murderers Creek. whichever is later. The project is located Contact Person in the Town of Cox- NANCY M BAKER sackie, Greene NYSDEC County. 1130 N Westcott Rd S c h e n e c t a d y, N Y Availability of Applica- 12306 tion Documents: (518) 357-2069 Filed application documents, and Depart- Notice is hereby given ment draft permits that The City of Hudwhere applicable, are son is requesting the available for inspection submittal of proposals during normal busi- from qualified consulness hours at the ad- tants for a study to dress of the contact evaluate the improveperson. To ensure ments necessary to timely service at the provide access to City time of inspection, it is Hall consistent with recommended that an the requirements of the appointment be made American Disabilities with the contact per- Act (ADA). Go to son. www.cityofhud- for the full application guidelines. Submissions are due November 30, 2018. Notice is hereby given that The City of Hudson is requesting the submittal of proposals from firms or qualified individuals who have demonstrated commensurate experience and expertise for providing project and grant management services as a DRI Manager for a 2-3 year contract. Please visit: www.cityofhuds o n . o rg / b u s i ness/DRI.php for full information and submission guidelines. Proposals will be due November 30, 2018 at 12 PM. Please call (518) 828-7217 for questions. The Hillsdale Town Board is accepting applications through 11/30/2018 for the following positions: Member, Planning Board (7-year term); Member, Zoning Board of Appeals (5-year term); Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals. The Planning Board meets monthly on the second Monday at 7:30 pm in the Hillsdale Town Hall. There is no compensation for this position. The ZBA meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Hillsdale Town Hall. There is no compensation for these positions. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes to the Hillsdale Town Clerk, PO Box 305, Hillsdale, NY 12529, or by email to


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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the limited liability company is MANSON PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed on October 17, 2018 with the NYS Department of State. The County within the State in which the office of the LLC is to be located is Columbia County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without this State to which the Secretary of State will mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is c/o 351 Fairview Avenue, Suite 600, Hudson, New York 12534. There is no specific date upon which the LLC is to dissolve. The purpose of the business of the LLC is any lawful purpose permitted of a limited liability company in the State of New York. /s/Brandon Manson, Organizer NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Index No.: 63/2015 Plaintiff(s), Against FREDERICK LEWERS, SHARON LEWERS, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 9/28/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in the Lobby of Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 on 11/21/2018 at 9:00 am, premises known as 219 Stone Bridge Road, Durham, NY 12418, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Durham, Greene County, State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Greene County Treasurer as Section 34.03 Block 3.8 Lot 1 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $348,896.51 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 663/2015. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagees attorney. Max Zacker, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 10/2/2018 JJL PUBLIC NOTICE The Clermont Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont on the following application: The Applicant, Stony Creek Farm at 70 Moore Road of Clermont, NY (Tax ID# 191.-2-87.11), is seeking to permit a Ground Mount Solar Array. All interested parties are invited to attend. Desiree M. Webber, Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE The Clermont Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont on the following application: The Applicant, Fay Werner of 382 Nevis Road, Clermont, NY (Tax ID# 191.01-0119.11), is seeking a Minor Subdivision (Lot Line Adjustment), of 3 acres to combine land with the property of Robert McCarthy, Jr and Amanda McCarthy (Tax ID# 191.01-0119.12). All interested parties are invited to attend. Desiree M. Webber, Secretary Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December

13, 2018 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using A certified cashier's check payable to the NYSDOT for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, form CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to w w w. d o t . n y. g o v / d o ing-business/opportunities/const-notices. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at w w w. d o t . n y. g o v / d o ing-business/opportunities/const-planholder. Amendments may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Robert K i t c h e n (518)457-2124. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title IV Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A BUDGET APPROPRIATION BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Please call (518)457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Region 08: New York State Department of Transportation 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603 D263834, PIN 881316, FA Proj Z240-8813-163 , Columbia, Dutchess, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Bridge Painting of Eight Bridges, Region Wide., Bid Deposit: $750,000.00, Goals: DBE: 3.00% Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using A certified cashier's check payable to the NYSDOT for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, form CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany

each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to w w w. d o t . n y. g o v / d o ing-business/opportunities/const-notices. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at w w w. d o t . n y. g o v / d o ing-business/opportunities/const-planholder. Amendments may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Robert K i t c h e n (518)457-2124. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title IV Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Please call (518)457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Region 08: New York State Department of Transportation 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603 D263817, PIN 881337, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., S T R U C T U R E S WHERE AND WHEN, REGION-WIDE., Bid Deposit: $150,000.00, Goals: MBE: 12.00%, WBE: 18.00%

VILLAGE OF VALATIE 3211 CHURCH STREET VALATIE, NY 12184 PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 before the regular monthly meeting of the Village of Valatie Board of Trustees, two presentations will be held starting at 6:30 pm. The first presentation to be held will be given by Greenway and the NYS Department of Transportation regarding the intersection located at Main Street and State Route 9 in preparation for the Electric Trail. The second presentation will be held by members of the Ichabod Crane School District regarding their building improvements. The third presentation will be by Paul Calcagno regarding a 55 and older housing complex he would like to develop behind the Albany Avenue development of houses. The regular monthly meeting of the Valatie Village Board of Trustees will begin immediately following the presentations. By order of the Board of Trustees, Barbara A. Fischer, RMC Village Clerk Village of Valatie

TOWN OF GHENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Ghent Town Board on November 15, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. at the Ghent Town Hall, Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075, for the purpose of considering the adoption of Local Law No. 4 of 2018, which amends the Code of the Town of Ghent, Chapter 36 (Personnel Policies), Article V (Anti-Harassment Policy). A copy of the proposed Local Law is available from the Ghent Town Clerk during normal business hours. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Ghent Town Board on November 15, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. at the Ghent Town Hall, Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075, for the purpose of reviewing a proposal from Berkshire Cable Corp., l/k/a Consolidated Communications, for approval of a franchise agreement between said corporation and the Town of Ghent relating to cable television services for residents of the Town of Ghent. A copy of the proposed franchise agreement with Berkshire Cable Corp., l/k/a Consolidated Communications is available for review at the Ghent Town Clerk's Office during normal business hours. Dated: October 18, 2018s/Michelle Radley Ghent Town Clerk SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF GREENE INDEX #464/15 FILED: 10/24/2018 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE. Plaintiff designates Greene County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2003-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003OPT1 Plaintiff(s), against, BRENDA HOOD, JENNIFER WILHELM, JOHN C. HOOD III, JULIA HOOD, Unknown heirs at law of JOHN C. HOOD JR A/K/A JOHN C. HOOD, if living and if they be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of who and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, RENTA-CENTER, INC, CACH, LLC, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS CAPITAL ONE BANK, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, , "JOHN DOE #1" through "JOHN DOE #12", the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE

ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2003-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003OPT1 AND FILING THE ANSWER WITHIN YOU THE COURT. ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff`s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OJBECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded on the office of the Clerk of the County of Greene where the property is located on November 6, 2002 recorded in Liber 1618 of Mortgages at page 336, in the office of the Clerk of the County of Greene. Said mortgage was then assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2003-OPT1, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003OPT1, by assignment of mortgage which was dated October 29, 2009 and the assignment of which was recorded on November 4, 2009 at the Clerk`s office where the property is located covering premises known as 964 Leeds-Athens RD, Athens, NY 12015-5402 (Section: 121 Block: 2 Lot: 18.1. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above to the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Lisa M. Fisher, an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York dated September 10, 2018, and filed along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Greene. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Greene and State of New York. SECTION: 121 BLOCK: 2 LOT: 18.1 said premises known as 964 LeedsAthens RD, Athens, NY 12015-5402. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate

the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded. Entire principal Balance in the amount of $101,476.96 including interest from May 1, 2011. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBT OR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME, ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES B A N K R U P T C Y COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with our lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York State Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department`s website at FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to "save" your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner's distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services

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From Luxembourg to Mexico to the Warriors By Scott Cacciola The New York Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — Alfonzo McKinnie was not exactly getting rich playing basketball for Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexico’s top league, but his contract did include one perk: 40 percent off wings at a sports bar not far from the arena. So McKinnie would plant himself in front of a big-screen TV with a plate of wings, and watch the Golden State Warriors compete in the NBA playoffs without him, which was understandable since the Warriors had never heard of him. It was the spring of 2016, and the glamour of big-time basketball felt very far away. “I watched every game,” McKinnie said. “I probably ate everything off that menu.” At the time, McKinnie was fresh off an eight-month stretch playing for one of the worst teams in Luxembourg’s second division — Luxembourg’s second division! — so Mexico was a step up. For an unsung forward with a surgically repaired knee who was determined to sustain his dream of reaching the NBA, at least he was back on the same continent. “I would keep telling myself, ‘Yo, I have to get under the bright lights,’ “ McKinnie said. “I just felt like that was where I wanted to be in life, and that was where I belonged.” McKinnie was reflecting on his absurd journey after a recent practice with the Warriors, who now employ him as a 6-foot-8 wing. He has, thanks to the power of positive thinking and a heap of determination, finally proved that he belongs — and not just in the NBA, but with the most feared team in the league. He also recognizes the growing appeal of his story. “I mean, I’ve been pretty excited about it, too,” he said, “so I can’t really blame people.” The Warriors, who were already good at basketball, having won back-to-back championships, managed to upgrade their roster over the offseason, most notably by signing DeMarcus Cousins, a perennial All-Star. But Cousins is still recovering from an injury, and no newcomer has had a greater impact than McKinnie, 26, who won one of the final roster spots at training camp and then bought his mother a house. “I’ve been telling her to find one she wants at a reasonable price,” he said. “She found one.” McKinnie’s breakthrough came last week against the Chicago Bulls, when he collected 19 points and 10 rebounds in a lopsided win. If he was overshadowed by Klay Thompson, who set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers, McKinnie was still thrilled to be draining shots of his own in front of family, friends and Scottie Pippen, the Hall of Fame forward. “Scottie told me to chill,” McKinnie said. The game was no fluke. McKinnie has shown that he can be a force off the bench. On Friday night, in a tightly contested game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, he crammed a dunk, a defensive rebound and a 3-pointer into a 55-second stretch of the fourth quarter to help seal another win.


Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie (28) looks to dunk the ball during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena.

In his last five games, McKinnie is averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 61.1 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from 3-point range. The Warriors are 10-1, and the secret is out. “He’s been a huge surprise for us this year,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s really come in and seized the opportunity that was there for him.” McKinnie knows he is not really supposed to be here, sharing a locker room with the likes of Stephen Curry, who described him as a “huge catalyst,” and Draymond Green, who called him “hungry.”

McKinnie has been hearing the same question a lot lately, and it goes something like this: How is this even possible? “For someone to have that type of journey, you must really love the game of basketball,” assistant coach Chris DeMarco said. McKinnie was not a celebrated recruit coming out of high school in Chicago. He attended Eastern Illinois before transferring to WisconsinGreen Bay, where his college career was hindered by a pair of surgeries on his right knee. As a senior during the 201415 season, he was a part-time

starter who averaged 8 points and 5.3 rebounds a game. But McKinnie felt he had more to offer, so he landed in Luxembourg to play for a team called the East Side Pirates, who were abysmal. McKinnie had enough spectacular moments — mostly dunks — for a highlight reel that made its way onto YouTube, but he could not help but wonder about his future. He might as well have been playing on Pluto. “I had doubts,” he said. After the season, he returned to Chicago and got a phone call from a friend who was playing in Mexico.

“His exact words were, ‘Don’t unpack your bags,’ “ McKinnie said. He proceeded to spend about two months with Hermosillo of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. He liked Mexico — “Mexico was dope,” he said — although he recalled that one of the teams played on an outdoor court, with a sort of industrial canopy over the top of it. In any case, McKinnie was building confidence. He was playing well and beginning to realize he could hold his own at a higher level, if only he could get a big break. Instead,

he took a series of small steps, each building on the next, and he took advantage. After his stint in Mexico, he agreed to join a 3-on-3 circuit — but only because Randy Brown, an assistant coach with the Bulls, was running some of the workouts out of Chicago. “He was like, ‘Man, this would be a good opportunity for you to get some eyes on you,’ “ McKinnie recalled. “And I was like, ‘You know what? What do I have to lose?’ “ McKinnie wound up representing the United States at the 3-on-3 world championships in China, which helped enhance his visibility. Brown assured him that he would keep in touch. Sure enough, McKinnie was sleeping on his mother’s couch later that summer when his phone rang again. It was Brown, who asked McKinnie if he could race over to the Bulls’ practice facility to play pickup ball with some of the team’s players. “I didn’t even brush my teeth,” McKinnie said. He was beginning to make an impression on coaches and scouts — he could leap and rebound, and his jump shot was solid — but he said he still had to pay a fee to participate in an open tryout that season for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League. He made the team and became a G League All-Star while averaging 14.9 points a game. McKinnie spent last season back in the G League, this time with Raptors 905, though he had brushes with the bright lights. He appeared in 14 games for the Toronto Raptors, playing a total of 53 minutes, which was enough for him to know he wanted more. He also said he learned a lot last season from Jerry Stackhouse, then the coach of Raptors 905, who taught him how to defend wings. For much of his career, McKinnie had operated as an undersized power forward. Another opportunity materialized late this summer, when the Warriors invited him to training camp. The consensus was that McKinnie would be vying for a two-way contract with the Warriors and their G League affiliate. But he had other ideas. As he put it, “I knew what needed to be done.” It helped his cause that Patrick McCaw was — and remains — involved in a contract dispute with the Warriors, freeing up an extra roster spot. But McKinnie earned it. “Alfonzo isn’t afraid of the moment,” DeMarco said. “That’s why his teammates love playing with him, and that’s why the coaching staff has confidence in him.” Last summer, after his second season in the G League, McKinnie returned to Chicago to host a daylong camp for children. Arthur Agee, who was one of the players featured in the award-winning documentary “Hoop Dreams,” was a guest speaker. McKinnie and Agee attended the same high school, about 20 years apart. McKinnie hopes to extend the camp to three days next summer, he said, and this time he has his own story to tell.


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CFP rankings: Michigan joins top four

No. 2 Clemson, No. 17 Boston College playing for ACC Coastal title Field Level Media Boston College coach Steve Addazio is well aware what his team is up against Saturday night when the Eagles play host to Clemson in a game that will decide the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division. “I would honestly, candidly tell you that this may be the best team that I’ve seen in my career,” Addazio said of the undefeated and No. 2-ranked Tigers. “It’s certainly the best team I’ve seen since I’ve been at Boston College. “This is a legitimate bigtime team. Alabama’s 1, they’re 2 and that’s the elite of college football right now by a long shot.” Addazio’s team is a long shot as well - the Eagles are 17 1/2-point underdogs against Clemson, a team that has won seven consecutive games in the series and outscored Boston College 90-17 over the last two years. “They’re in the Top 5 in almost every statistical category,” Addazio said. “They’re sensational on both sides of the ball. They’re explosive. They’ve got first-rounders all over the field.” The numbers back up Addazio’s contention. Clemson is the only team in the nation to rank in the Top 10 in total offense and total defense and the Tigers are No. 1 in the country in both rushing yards per carry (6.94) and rushing yards per carry defense (2.24). Clemson (9-0, 6-0) is attempting to become the first team in ACC history to win four consecutive division titles since the league’s formation of divisions in 2005. The Tigers also are eyeing a fourth straight berth in the College Football Playoff. “We’re four quarters away from achieving one of our main goals - winning the division,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “I’m really proud of our team for putting themselves in this position. “This is a big game, but they’re all big. It just so happens that after this one, if you win, they hand you a trophy. And that’s pretty cool.” Swinney, whose first victory as Clemson’s coach came at Boston College in 2008, is anticipating a big challenge from the 17thranked Eagles, who are 7-2, 4-1. “They are a hard-nosed, tough, well-coached football team,” Swinney said. “This team is built like us - everything starts up front and they have veteran leadership on both sides of the ball, so we are mirror images in that way.” Swinney expects Eagles running back AJ Dillon - the preseason ACC Player of the Year and the league’s leading rusher - to play despite a nagging ankle injury that has caused him to miss two starts this season and was re-aggravated in last week’s win at Virginia Tech. “He’ll play,” Swinney said. “He’s electric, a different type of runner. He’s a load and you’d better wrap him up. He’s pounded people. He’s a sledgehammer in there.”


Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Young (87) makes a touchdown catch against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Ryan Field.

No. 3 Notre Dame shooting for 10-0 start Field Level Media No. 3 Notre Dame is looking for its first 10-0 start since 2012 when it hosts Florida State on Saturday evening in South Bend, Ind. But Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly and his players have even bigger goals in mind. They want to run the table at 12-0 for the regular season, which would secure a spot in the College Football Playoff and a possible shot at a championship. The next test is against Florida State (4-5), which is in danger of losing its bowl eligibility for the first time in 36 years. For Kelly, the path to greatness lies in the details. “I think the most important thing is for our guys to have an understanding of what those

traits are necessary to be a championship player,” Kelly said during his weekly news conference. “Our mission is to graduate all of our players and play for a national championship. What are the traits necessary to get to that end? What do you have to have? “One (issue) that I talk about all the time is an attention to detail. That’s going to carry over on Saturdays. How does your locker look? Are you 10 minutes early for meetings? Do we have to remind you about study hours, going to class? That attention to detail is something that carries over. That’s part of our process.” Meanwhile, Florida State is looking to establish a highlight in an otherwise trying season. The Seminoles have surren-

dered 106 points in their last two games against Clemson and North Carolina State, and coach Willie Taggart recently handed play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Walt Bell. Taggart has not decided whether James Blackman or Deondre Francois will start at quarterback. Blackman started last week against the Wolfpack and threw for a career-high 421 yards and four touchdowns, but Florida State lost 47-28. Notre Dame is eager to seek the same type of success against Florida State’s defense. Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book has passed for 15 touchdowns and four interceptions this season, turning plenty of heads in the process.

“He’s really accurate throwing the football,” Taggart said to reporters this week. “He throws seeds. I think he is very similar to the kid at Clemson (Trevor Lawrence) when it comes to accuracy. The kid at Clemson gets it out really fast and has a really strong arm. “I think (Book) understands the offense, he’s a winner, he’s a gamer. You can tell when he plays, he’s having fun, and guys feed off of him. He puts the ball where his receivers can catch it and they run after the catch. So we’ve got to find ways to get pressure on him and not let him be comfortable throwing the football because he’s a pretty talented guy doing that.”

Next Maryland football coach should be Navy OC By John Feinstein The Washington Post

It may have taken forever for Maryland to get around to firing football coach DJ Durkin in the wake of Jordan McNair’s death, but it didn’t take long at all for speculation about his successor to begin. The various lists were predictable — successful head coaches at either the FCS level (Mike Houston of James Madison) or the Group of Five level (Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Geoff Collins, Temple; Jason Candle, Toledo; and Neal Brown at Troy) and coordinators at power schools like Tony Elliott of Clemson and Ryan Day at Ohio State. At least one website brought up the name of Mike Leach, who has built Washington State into a top 10 team since taking over there in 2012 and who would have taken the Maryland job in 2010. Leach would no more touch the Maryland job now than he would give up talking about pirates — his non-football obsession. Mike Locksley, the co-offensive coordinator at Alabama and Maryland’s interim coach for six games in 2015 — he went 1-5 after Randy Edsall was fired — has also been mentioned because of his ties to the Washington area. All have solid résumés, although Locksley failed miserably as a head coach at New Mexico State, and there wouldn’t necessarily be anything wrong with hiring any of them if they were willing to

take on the dumpster fire that is Maryland football right now. None, however, would be the right hire. The right hire’s name has yet to be mentioned because he’s never been a head coach and he’s not at a Power Five school as a coordinator. But he’s more than ready to be a head coach and, just as important, he’d be willing to take the job. The name: Ivin Jasper, Navy’s offensive coordinator. Why Jasper hasn’t gotten the chance to be a head coach yet is a mystery. He was Navy’s quarterbacks coach under Paul Johnson and became the offensive coordinator when Ken Niumatalolo succeeded Johnson as Navy’s head coach in 2007. Around Navy he’s known as the quarterback whisperer because he has always had an uncanny knack of finding his quarterback’s strengths and in calling plays that allow the Navy offense to be effective. If you want to look at this year’s 2-7 record and scoff, go ahead. But, until last week, the Navy offense had moved the ball just about as well as in the past, even without consistent quarterback play. When it appeared likely that Niumatalolo was going to leave Navy to take the BYU job three years ago, Jasper was prepared to take over. Navy would have continued to hum the same way it did when Niutmatalolo took over for Johnson. Jasper is bright, honest and highly respected by his play-

ers, just like his boss. He’s 48 and more than ready to run his own program. Plus, he would be stepping into a program that has dealt with genuine tragedy and heartache that is going to be part of the package any new coach is going to have deal with when he takes over. Jasper knows about heartache. His son Jarren almost died after heart surgery 15 months ago and then spent most of last season waiting for a heart transplant, which he received this past February. His father spent most of the season spending nights in the hospital and then showing up for work almost without fail. “I honestly don’t know how he did it,” Niumatalolo said last winter. “His emotional strength, not to mention his physical stamina throughout the whole thing, was just amazing.” Maryland needs more than a good football coach; it needs someone with an understanding of real adversity — not third-and-long adversity, real adversity — and genuine character, something sorely lacking in the football program and the athletic department these past few years. There’s another reason Maryland needs to go after Jasper: He’ll take the job. Many of the coaches mentioned probably want nothing to do with coaching Maryland. The job was generally viewed as a coach-killer before the McNair tragedy because the Terrapins live in the Big Ten East (meaning annual games with Ohio

State, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State) and, no matter how much Maryland loyalists may want to believe the school can build a program that can consistently compete with those schools, it isn’t going to happen. Especially not now. Going 8-4 in a given year and making a second-tier bowl is a realistic goal with the right coach. Maryland people have mentioned Niumatalolo as a possible replacement for Durkin. Not happening. Niumatalolo might have been interested in Maryland eight years ago when Randy Edsall was hired. Back then, Niumatalolo had a daughter playing lacrosse at Maryland. Since then, he had the opportunity for better jobs than Maryland, at BYU and Arizona. He’s not leaving Annapolis. But Jasper would because he wants to prove himself as a head coach, even under arguably the most difficult circumstances that currently exist in the FBS. Of course there will many who will say you can’t succeed in the Big Ten running the triple option. Hogwash. The last time Marland got anything right in football was when it hired Ralph Friedgen to coach in 2000. Even then, boomer Esiason and a number of influential alums had to push Debbie Yow, kicking and screaming to make the hire. The right move now is to hire Ivin Jasper.

Field Level Media Michigan joined the College Football Playoff rankings’ top four on Tuesday with the second release of the committee’s Top 25. No. 1 Alabama (9-0) remains comfortably in the top spot with Clemson (90) still second and Notre Dame (9-0) up one spot to No. 3. The Fighting Irish dealt the No. 4 Wolverines (8-1) their only loss of the season in the opener. “Of course we had lengthy discussions about each of those groups, kind of the 1 through 3 and then the 4 through 6 group and comparing 3, 4, 5, all of those,” CFP committee chair Rob Mullens said. “You know, there was lengthy discussion. But in 3 and 4 you have a head-to-head, but at this point, as you look at the protocol, through week 10, head-to-head still matters, and it’s still significant. That’s why Notre Dame is ahead of Michigan.” Michigan moved ahead of LSU (7-2) as the Tigers fell from third to seventh after losing to Alabama on Saturday. Georgia (8-1) moved up to No. 5 after securing a spot in the SEC title game, where they will meet Alabama. “Georgia also has backto-back impressive wins, Florida and at Kentucky, with an only loss to LSU,” Mullens said. “So Georgia’s defense continues to be strong. But again, after 10 weeks, the committee felt that 8-1 Michigan deserved a 4 spot above an 8-1 Georgia.” Oklahoma (8-1), at No. 6, remains the top-ranked Big 12 team with a big showdown against No. 9 West Virginia (7-1) still looming in the regular-season finale. Texas (6-3), which beat Oklahoma last month but lost to West Virginia last weekend, fell to No. 19. Iowa State (5-3) is 22nd. Ohio State (8-1) comes into the weekend 10th with chances against No. 18 Michigan State (6-3) and Michigan in two of the next three weeks. Undefeated UCF (8-0) remains No. 12 following a 5240 win over Temple. “Obviously they have a powerful offense,” Mullens said. “McKenzie Milton continues to lead that powerful offense, but when you watched their game last week, you could see the defensive struggles. They gave up nearly 700 yards to Temple. Again, that is a piece of it. Strong offense, struggling on defense.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TOP 25 RANKINGS 1. Alabama (9-0) 2. Clemson (9-0) 3. Notre Dame (9-0) 4. Michigan (8-1) 5. Georgia (8-1) 6. Oklahoma (8-1) 7. LSU (7-2) 8. Washington State (8-1) 9. West Virginia (7-1) 10. Ohio State (8-1) 11. Kentucky (7-2) 12. UCF (8-0) 13. Syracuse (7-2) 14. NC State (6-2) 15. Florida (6-3) 16. Mississippi State (6-3) 17. Boston College (7-2) 18. Michigan State (6-3) 19. Texas (6-3) 20. Penn State (6-3) 21. Iowa (6-3) 22. Iowa State (5-3) 23. Fresno State (8-1) 24. Auburn (6-3) 25. Washington (7-3)



B12 Thursday, November 8, 2018

Panthers-Steelers figures to be offensive shootout Field Level Media The Thursday night matchup of the visiting Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers shapes up as a showdown of big offenses. Pittsburgh running back James Conner has emerged as one of the top stories in the NFL. A fill-in for the disgruntled Le’Veon Bell, Conner has four consecutive 100-yard rushing games to stand second in the league with 706 rushing yards overall. He also has proven effective catching the ball out of the backfield. “He’s a beast,” Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly said of Conner, according to the Panthers’ website. “They are really good up front – they’re big and physical. They work really together, but that guy is really good. He’s playing with a lot of confidence. “He’s like these new-age backs where they are good, obviously, running the ball, but he can catch the ball and cause some mismatches as well.” The two other biggest names in Pittsburgh’s offense haven’t changed. Receiver Antonio Brown is off his standard pace with 51 catches for 594 yards, but he is tops among receivers with nine touchdowns. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has spread the ball around primarily to Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, his tight ends and Conner. His average of 320 passing yards per game ranks third in the NFL. The Steelers (5-2-1) have won four in a row. The Panthers (6-2) have won three straight. Roethlisberger’s counterpart, Cam Newton, has been limited in practice because of a right shoulder problem, but that is considered to be


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

precautionary, and Newton should be ready to go. With 1,893 passing yards, Newton easily could eclipse 2,000 Thursday. He has averaged 245 passing yards a game during the winning streak, with two touchdown tosses in each of the games. He has rushed for 342 yards and four touchdowns this year. Christian McCaffrey is Conner’s counterpart. He leads the Panthers with 502 yards rushing, and like Conner, is

also a threat catching the ball. “You should start with Cam Newton because he can run it, he can throw it, he’s strong, he can make all the throws (with) accuracy from a distance standpoint,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “But I really think what’s going on with them is looking at the infusion of roles between what he and McCaffrey are able to do. You talk about multitalented players, multidimensional players that are

really performing well together.” The short week can exacerbate injury situations, but that seems to be affecting Carolina more than Pittsburgh. Ryan Kalil did not practice Monday and Tuesday, but coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers “feel pretty comfortable” about the center being ready Thursday. “He did some stuff with the trainers and he’s feeling pretty good,” Rivera said.

Carolina safety Eric Reid has been limited in practice after he finished Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay despite a sprained right shoulder. Receiver Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Tuesday, and he could miss a third consecutive game. Pittsburgh looks to be in good shape. The only new injury was to receiver James Washington (knee), who was a full participant in practice Tuesday.

Roethlisberger was limited in practice Tuesday, but that was because of a broken left (non-throwing) index finger, which did not stop him from playing a full game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) seems likely to miss his third game in a row, but Matt Feiler has filled in capably as a starter for two weeks, playing a part in Conner’s rushing total.

Week 10 fantasy football lineups: Start, sit, sleepers

Jones has site deal in place for a Garcia-Spence super-fight

By Phil Thompson Chicago Tribune

Some fantasy football GMs are preparing for a playoff berth. Others might be looking at their record and making holiday plans (hey, there’s always DFS). Similar to last week (and next week), fantasy fans will have to do without key players on the Broncos, Ravens, Texans and Vikings. So let’s navigate the games that are left. START PHILIP RIVERS, QB, CHARGERS AT RAIDERS The Raiders are a dumpster fire that other dumpster fires gather around to keep warm. Last December, Rivers torched the Raiders for 387 yards and three scores. This season, he’s averaging a career high 20.4 points per game as well as 279.5 yards and 2.4 touchdowns, according to JORDAN HOWARD, RB, BEARS VS. LIONS Howard has a home game against one of the most accommodating run defenses, which is allowing a leagueworst 5.58 yards per carry and 11 fantasy points. Howard had spotty production earlier this season, and while yards are still hard to come by, he’s had four touchdowns over the last four days. MATT BREIDA, RB, 49ERS VS. GIANTS New York’s been surprisingly vulnerable to the run — they given up double-digit points in each game and at least 14 points in the previous five games. If Breida is healthy, he won’t have to worry about a timeshare with Raheem Mostert, who was lost for the season to a broken arm. TYLER BOYD, WR, BENGALS VS. SAINTS A.J. Green might need surgery, but he certainly isn’t in any shape for this game. That means the primary work goes to Boyd. BENJAMIN WATSON, TE, SAINTS AT BENGALS The Bengals are 30th against tight ends and his role in Sean Payton’s offense is evolving, as evidenced by his performance against the Rams.


Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) signals to his players at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium.

STEPHEN GOSTOWSKI, K, PATRIOTS AT TITANS Sunday was only the second time since Week 3 that Gostowski has had fewer than 8 fantasy points, and it was a function of the Packers giving up touchdowns, not field goals. Tennessee will offer more resistance on their field, but not enough to keep Gostowski out of range. PACKERS DEFENSE VS. DOLPHINS The Packers defense has slugged it out in two highprofile road matchups against a couple of the best quarterbacks in the league in (Jared Goff and Tom Brady) and came up empty. They’re going to skewer Brock Osweiler. SIT MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, LIONS AT BEARS Here’s the thing. Stafford will probably put up a touchdown and a decent amount of yards against the Bears, but some scoring systems ding quarterbacks for sacks. The Vikings racked up 10 on Stafford last week and the Bears likely get Khalil Mack back. Since the Lions may have difficulty running the ball as well, Stafford may have to put up a lot of balls, risking interceptions as well. LEONARD FOURNETTE, RB,

JAGUARS AT COLTS Even if Fournette returns from his season-long hamstring woes, there are several reasons to be cautious. He could face limited snaps, lose touches to Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon, and be a victim of game flow if the Jaguars’ sluggish offense falls behind the high-powered Colts. WENDELL SMALLWOOD, RB, EAGLES VS. COWBOYS The Eagles aren’t the most efficient ground game, and Dallas looks like an uphill battle despite Dion Lewis Monday night breakout. Then there’s Josh Adams, a bigger body looming to take touches. RANDALL COBB, WR, PACKERS VS. DOLPHINS Cobb has amassed just 6.4 fantasy points over the past two games. The emergence of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and other receivers may continue to dent his numbers. KELVIN BENJAMIN, WR, BILLS AT JETS He has a catch rate of 36 percent through eight weeks, according to footballoutsiders. com. That’s a fancy way of saying his game is trash. C.J. UZOMAH, TE, BENGALS VS. SAINTS Uzomah can be touchdown-dependent and the Saints have allowed just one to

the position all season. PHIL DAWSON, K, CARDINALS AT CHIEFS The Cards will have to take some chances to keep up with the high-flying Chiefs on their home turf. New offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich showed some flashes, enough to move the team into position for some deep shots for Dawson. STEELERS DEFENSE VS. PANTHERS Cam Newton hasn’t been the turnover prone passer he was last season, and he hasn’t taken many sacks, the one reliable stat the Steelers usually generate. They’ve only picked off Browns and Buccaneers. When you consider Norv Turner has had Carolina humming on the ground and in the air, it’s not a recipe for success. SLEEPERS BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, BROWNS VS. FALCONS Alex Smith suffered major injuries along his offensive line — and still put up 300 yards. In fact, only Nick Foles and Ben Roethlisberger failed to top 300 yards, and at least Roethlisberger had three touchdowns. Mayfield made strides under “new management.” Expect the coaches to continue to tailor the offense to support him.

MIKE DAVIS, RB, SEAHAWKS AT RAMS What’s this? A lead Seattle running back set back by an injury? No, sir, I haven’t heard that one before. Chris Carson aggravated his hip injury now his status is in question. Davis stands to get at least a few more totes if not a full workload, and the Seahawks commit to the run no matter the matchup. ISAIAH CROWELL, RB, JETS VS. BILLS Jordan Howard, another bruiser, had success against Buffalo. Despite his wild swings in productivity, Crowell’s still powerful enough to take advantage of a patsy. STERLING SHEPARD, WR, GIANTS AT 49ERS The Niners have been generous to wide receivers but they’re lowly 25th in defensive efficiency against WR2s. DOUG BALDWIN, WR, SEAHAWKS AT RAMS Baldwin moved like his old self as he averaged a seasonhigh 19.25 yards per catch for 77 yards against the Chargers. The Seahawks talked after Sunday’s loss about improving timing in the passing game, and that starts with establishing Russell Wilson’s connection with Baldwin. Here’s a guess that Baldwin gets his first touchdown of the season. VANCE MCDONALD, TE, STEELERS VS. PANTHERS Sharing duties with Jesse James on a team that doesn’t use the tight end much anyway, McDonald can be hit or miss. But Carolina has given up five touchdowns over the last four games, not to mention a 100-yard game. JOSH LAMBO, K, JAGUARS AT COLTS The Colts give up the second most fantasy points to kickers. Lambo’s coming off a four field goal game against the Eagles, including two 50-yarders. JETS DEFENSE VS. BILLS The Jets have had three touchdowns, 10 interceptions and 17 sacks. Nathan Peterman and company may not give up two touchdowns like did for the Bears, but it’s an offense in disarray.

By Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times

Jerry Jones’ AT&T Stadium has finalized a site deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions for a possible March 16 welterweight title fight between unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten welterweight champion Errol Spence. Haymon still needs to get both fighters to sign to fight at the Dallas Cowboys’ massive home in Arlington, Texas, but four-division champion Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) and International Boxing Federation champion Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) have each maintained strong interest in participating in such a bout. Garcia, 30, drew a strong crowd — that included a ringside-watching Spence — of 12,560 at Staples Center in July when Garcia knocked down fellow champion Robert Easter Jr. once en route to a unanimous-decision victory. Spence’s most recent bout sold out Jones’ practice/training facility for his Cowboys, the Star. While Spence, 28, said he believed a Garcia bout was possible by the end of the year, Garcia had to decide whether to take on a mandatory bout with IBF contender Richard Commey, a bout he rejected last month. Television budget money renews with the turn of the calendar, too. “The Cowboys’ side is done,” said an official connected to the talks but unauthorized by the Cowboys to speak publicly on the matter. “Now they just have to deliver the fight.” That’s not seen as a major problem now, given the fact that Haymon has close a relationship with both fighters.

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