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In this April 2019 file photo, state lawmakers in the Assembly Republican Conference attend a press conference in Albany to push for amendments to the bail reform measures passed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik joined New York representatives of both parties in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo opposing the criminal justice reforms he instituted this year. Six other elected officials, including Max Rose, D-11, and Anthony Brindisi, D-22, sounded the same alarms Cuomo has heard time and time again this year about the cash bail and discovery reforms to be implemented in New York at the start of the new year: that they would “let dangerous criminals roam

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free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to hold them accountable.” “While we agree criminal justice reform has long been needed around the country, New York State’s new soft-on-crime bail laws...is not the answer,” according to the letter dated Nov. 22. The “soft-on-crime” laws include overhauling cash bail for defendants of misdemeanor and nonviolent felony charges, and requiring district attorneys to turn over discovery, or evidence to the defense, within 15 See REFORM A8

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Air National Guardsmen shovel snow around fire hydrants on Warren Street on Tuesday. About 300 National Guardsmen were deployed to the Capital Region by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday after a two-day snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow in the region.

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By Melanie Lekocevic and Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

A slow-moving storm that began Sunday afternoon and entered its third day Tuesday morning made the record books as the fourth biggest snowstorm

in December, the National Weather Service in Albany said Tuesday. The snowstorm was also the eighth biggest of all time, produced the most snow in single storm since the March 13-14, 1993, “blizzicane” dropped 30

inches of more of snow across the Twin Counties, according to the National Weather Service. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for the Capital Region, including Columbia and Greene counties, Monday. “I’m also deploying 300

members of the National Guard to assist with snow removal and clean-up operations in these counties,” Cuomo said in a statement. The governor’s declaration came after the first part of the season’s first major snowstorm

swept through the Twin Counties from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. The National Weather Service in Albany issued a winter storm warning for Columbia and Greene counties, See STORM A8

Police investigate three-vehicle collision By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

CANAAN — A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during the second day of a historic threeday snowstorm. The bus collided with the tractor-trailer on the Berkshire Spur section of the New York State Thruway near Canaan on Monday, authorities said. A car then rear-ended the bus. The crash happened at about 7 p.m. in the east lane of Interstate 90, east of Exit B3 in Canaan, authorities said. The driver of the tractor-trailer lost control and jack-knifed, going partially off the shoulder of the road, according to state

The trailer portion of the tractor-trailer was blocking the left lane when a bus from Viva Bus, Inc., of Massachusetts, collided with the back of the 18-wheeler’s trailer. — State police

police, the agency investigating the crash. The tractor-trailer was driven by Cristian Racolta, 45, of Terrebonne, Quebec City, Canada, state police said. The trailer portion of the tractor-trailer was blocking the left lane when a bus from Viva Bus, Inc., of Massachusetts, collided with the back of the 18-wheeler’s trailer, state police said. The bus was driven by Jia Zhen Wu, 55, of Kew Gardens, New York City, with 28 people

onboard. The bus was then rearended by a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Daniel Petersen, 60, of Marengo, Iowa. It was not immediately known where the bus was headed. The passengers manifest was not included in the police report. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported to passengers on the bus, police said. The drivers were the only

people in the tractor-trailer and the Malibu. The state Thruway Authority cautioned motorists to seek alternate routes after multiple lanes were blocked for several hours between Exit B2 and Exit B3 as a result of the collision. The crash occurred during the second day of a two-day storm that dumped between 12 and 24 inches of snow throughout much of the Twin Counties. The crash prompted a

response from Cuomo on Monday, who issued a warning to motorists to stay off the roads and to “let first responders do their jobs” in the wake of the crash. For those who must travel, he urged drivers to take extreme caution as road crews work around the clock to clear snow and ice. Tickets were issued to the drivers of the tractor-trailer and the Malibu. Due to new state legislation, state police will no longer release information about the types of tickets that were issued. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@thedailymail. net, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.

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killed myself already, but I am scared to go by myself,” Snyder told investigators. However, video footage from the school bus that brought him home Sept. 23 showed a “happy child” with no signs of distress, Adams said. Investigators found no evidence of bullying after talking with Snyder’s 17-year-old son, who also lives in the home, as well as school officials, classmates and other family members. An occupational therapist who worked with the boy at school told investigators that the child had poor eye-hand coordination and difficultly pinching his finger and thumb together. She said he would have had “extreme difficulty operating the clasp” on the dog lead, according to the police. He had trouble tying his own shoes, prosecutors said. One of Snyder’s friends told investigators that three weeks before the episode, Snyder had said she was depressed, could not get out of bed and did not care about her children anymore, according to the police. Investigators seized a cellphone, two iPads and a laptop from the Snyders’ home. The devices revealed that one day before the episode, Snyder had searched “hanging yourself”

and “short drop/simple suspension,” a website that described how to effectively hang someone, according to court documents. On Sept. 30, autopsies were conducted on the two children, and the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office later determined the manner of the deaths to be homicide, the police said. Adams said that in 2014, Berks County Children and Youth Services had removed the two children from Snyder’s care, returning them in February 2015, but that they had stayed involved with the family until November 2015. He would not comment on the circumstances of their removal. In an unrelated matter, Snyder was also charged Monday with one count of sexual intercourse with an animal and one count of cruelty to animals after the police found pictures of her with her dog in Facebook messages. “This was a very difficult investigation,” Adams said. “Anytime that any of us have to investigate and prosecute cases that involve the abuse or death of an innocent child, it hits us in the heart.”

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A Pennsylvania woman was charged Monday with murdering two of her children, more than two months after they were found hanging from a beam in the family’s basement, the authorities said. The woman, Lisa Snyder, 36, who was arrested at her home in Albany Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning, had told the police that her 8-year-old son had been bullied at school and was suicidal, the authorities said. But their investigation found no evidence of bullying and also showed that the boy had a physical disability that would have made it nearly impossible for him to hang himself, prosecutors said. “Eight-year-olds, generally that I am aware, do not commit suicide,” John T. Adams, the Berks County district attorney, said during a news conference Monday. “So, of course we had questions.” Snyder, who was also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of tampering with evidence and is being held without bail, denies killing her children and maintains they committed suicide, according to Adams. Dennis G. Charles, Snyder’s

lawyer, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday. The police were alerted to the hang- Lisa Snyder, 36 ings Sept. 23, when Snyder called them around 4:30 p.m. and said she had found two of her children hanging from a beam in the basement and unresponsive. Eleven minutes later, emergency responders arrived and found Conner Snyder, 8, and Brinley Snyder, 4, in full cardiac arrest and hanging 3 feet apart with the ends of a wire cable wrapped around their necks, according to prosecutors. The children were resuscitated, but pronounced dead three days later, Adams said. Snyder told the police that she had ordered the cable, a 250-pound dog lead supposedly meant for her 50-pound dog, on Sept. 22, and picked it up from Walmart hours before she found her children hanging, Adams said. During the investigation, Snyder told the police that Conner was bullied at school and had repeatedly said he wanted to die. The week before, she said, he told her, “I would have

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Leak haunts tribute to Jefferson’s architectural genius Laura Vozzella The Washington Post

RICHMOND, Va. — Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol has a leak, but don’t lay the problem at his feet, even if the puddles form precisely there. Sometimes when it rains hard in Richmond, water trickles into the Capitol through a leaky skylight high above a statue of the former president and Virginia governor. The rain winds up on the floor - not in flood quantities, but enough to require mop-ups around the bronze likeness of the guy who designed the place. “Call it the ghost of Sally Hemings if you want to,” said Bob Brink, a former state delegate who serves on the Capitol Square Preservation Council. “Seriously, they’ve had problems with that skylight since it was built.” The original part of the Capitol that Jefferson designed in 1785 manages to keep the elements at bay, thanks in part to two major renovations that took place a century apart. But there’s a stubborn leak in the underground addition tacked on 222 years later. The source is the skylight, part of a $104.5 million makeover completed with great fanfare in 2007. The historic structure was not only renovated but expanded with a 27,000-squarefoot addition. The new part was built underground, an architectural and engineering feat that created space for meeting rooms, a visitors center and a cafe without messing with the exterior sight lines of Jefferson’s “Temple on the Hill.” One small feature of that great undertaking was the skylight, which allows natural light to filter down into the addition tucked under the Capitol’s south lawn. The sunlight shines into an atrium between the cafe and a curving staircase leading up to the historic part of the building where the House of Delegates and Senate meet. Smack in the middle of the atrium stands the bronze likeness of Jefferson, billed on his pedestal as “architect of liberty.” He holds drawings for the columned Capitol, which was

WASHINGTON POST PHOTO BY LAURA VOZZELLA

Workers at Virginia’s Capitol recently replaced glass blocks and applied sealant to a skylight built into the plaza off the historic building’s south portico.

inspired by the Maison Caree, a 1st-century Roman temple in Nimes, France. The skylight was “a wonderful idea architecturally because it makes this less like a cave,” Brink said. “There was no other way to let natural light into this space.” Yet as many a homeowner knows, skylights can leak. This one is a particular challenge because it was installed not on a rooftop, but in the ground, in the middle of a stone plaza where tourists have been free to walk and even roll across it on Segway tours of Capitol Square. The skylight sits just off the Capitol’s south portico where, every four years, a new governor is sworn in. Glass blocks form a circle around the state seal, made out of metal. Every couple of years, the state applies a sealant around the glass blocks and caulks around the surrounding stonework. The fixes work for a while. Until they don’t. Then out come the mops until the whole thing can be sealed and caulked all over again. Workers sealed and caulked again last month. This time they also replaced some glass blocks that had cracked, and they did some caulking on the nearby Capitol steps. But the state is looking for a more permanent fix now. Last week, the Department of General Services asked engineers

to investigate whether there’s a more lasting repair. If not, the state will consider getting rid of the skylight, department spokeswoman Dena Potter said. “OK, tell us what will fix this permanently,” Potter said of what the engineers were told. “We’ve had the whole water penetration issue for years.” Potter expects the department to have a plan by early 2021, so any repair or replacement can be completed before the next governor is inaugurated in January 2022. While the engineers look into the matter, the state has decided to fence off the skylight to halt foot and Segway traffic. It’s not clear why the leak has been so tricky to fix, though there’s general agreement that the skylight was an ambitious feature in an already complicated project. “Architects have great ideas,” Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax, said wryly as he ate lunch in the cafe. “It’s a very sophisticated ceiling, so you’re bound to have problems with constructability,” Sickles said. “The engineers - speaking as a person who works for a construction company - the engineers oftentimes say, ‘You can build this,’ but they don’t build it. They have to give it to a construction company to build. So I would

be very hesitant to throw blame around.” George Skarmeas, who led the 2007 expansion and is one of the nation’s leading historic preservation architects, said he could not comment on the issue. “I have not been on site for several years now and I am not in a position to make any statements remotely without having the benefit of an on-site visit and assessment and a full understanding of what the issues are, where, etc.; nor what the corrective action is that the State implements to address the issue and what it performs and why,” the Philadelphia-based Skarmeas wrote in an email. Brink thinks the problem is a combination of factors, including the presence of the heavy state seal at the center of the blocks. “I’m certain there are all kinds of physics things that come into play,” he said. “You have that metal piece there that absorbs the sun. I imagine you have expansion and contraction.” He stopped to note that he’s not an engineer, just an interested, longtime observer. “I’m on my second decade speculating about the skylight,” Brink said COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA The Register-Star/The 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 offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The 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 www.hudsonvalley360.com 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 HudsonValley360.com 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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CALENDAR Wednesday, Dec, 4 n Copake Board of Ethics 4 p.m.

Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234 n Ghent Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 2306 Route 66, Ghent 518-3924644 n Greenport Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Greenport n Hudson Common Council Youth & Aging Committee 6 p.m. Arts, Entertainment & Tourism Committee 6:45 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518828-1030 n Hudson Industrial Development Agency 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030. Tentative n Livingston Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, County Route 19, Livingston 518-851-9441 n Milan Planning Board 7 p.m. Wilcox Memorial Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan 845-758-5133 n Millerton Village Town Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Village Hall, Dutchess Avenue, Millerton 518-789-4489 n North East Town Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Maple Avenue, North East 518-789-3778 n Philmont Public Library Board of Trustees 7 p.m. Philmont Library, 101 Main St., Philmont 518-672-5010 (rain date the following day) n Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education 7 p.m. Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library, 2989 Church St., Pine Plains 518-3987181 n Stockport Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Hudson 518828-9389

Thursday, Dec. 5 n Austerlitz Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown 518-392-3260 n Chatham Town Board Workshop 7 p.m. Town Hall, 488 Route 295, Chatham 518-392-3262 n Claverack Republicans Club 7 p.m. Town Hall, Route 217, Philmont 518851-7570 n Copake Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234 n Kinderhook Village Planning Board 7 p.m. Village Hall, 6 Chatham St., Kinderhook 518-758-9882 n Kinderhook Town Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. Town Hall, 3211 Church St., Valatie 518-758-9882 n Rhinebeck Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 80 East Market St., Rhinebeck 845-876-1922 n Stockport Town Board Workshop 7 p.m. Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Hudson 518-828-9389

Saturday, Dec. 7 n Germantown History Department 9

a.m. to noon 1767 Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown 518-537-6687 n Stuyvesant Recreation Commission 9 a.m. Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant 518-758-6248

Monday, Dec. 9 n Canaan Town Board 7 p.m. Upstairs Town Hall, 1647 Route 5, Canaan 518-781-3144 n Citizens’ Climate Lobby Columbia County Chapter 6 p.m. location varies (either Hudson or Chatham) 518-6727901 n Copake Parks and Recreation Commission 7 p.m. Park Building, Mountain View Road, Copake. 518-329-1234 n Hillsdale Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Main Street, Hillsdale 518325-5073 n Hudson Common Council organizational meeting followed by informal meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030 n Hudson Industrial Development Agency 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030. Tentative. n Kinderhook Village Recreation Commission 7 p.m. Village Hall, 6 Chatham St., Kinderhook 518-758-9882 n Milan Town Board 7:30 p.m. Wilcox Memorial Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan 845-758-5133 n New Lebanon Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon 518-794-8888 n Philmont Village Board 7 p.m. Village Hall, 124 Main St., Philmont 518672-7032

County: Friar Tuck Festival too dangerous By Sarah Trafton Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — The county planning board disapproved of a proposed festival at the former Friar Tuck Inn. The applicants, represented by Ruben Lindo, requested to hold a Hello Panda Lantern Festival. With over 120 lantern exhibits, the festival is considered the largest of its kind in North America, according to hellopandafest.com. The festival will be on display at Citi Field in New York City from Dec. 6 through Jan. 26, and at Lake Glenwood in Vernon, New Jersey, from Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. Although the festival is before the town planning board, because of its proximity to Route 32, it was also referred to the county planning board. The county rejected the proposal, citing the former resort’s poor condition. Friar Tuck has been owned by Greene County since 2013, according to county property records. “The site is in significant disrepair, unattractive and constitutes a nuisance that presents dangerous conditions to the users of the site,” according to the denial letter from the county dated Nov. 15. The site contains several dilapidated structures and the buildings on or contiguous to the site are condemned, unsecured, dangerous and may constitute an unattractive nuisance, according to the letter. Adjacent parcels are littered with glass, debris, tiles, shingles and wood, according to the letter. When Lindo discussed the festival with the county, the primary issue seemed to be back

SARAH TRAFTON/COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA Town planners are reviewing a proposal to hold a lantern festival at the former Friar Tuck Inn in Kiskatom.

taxes. “Before the county wanted to have a conversation about the festival, they wanted to talk about tax implications,” Lindo said. “My clients have no issue rectifying the tax issue.” Greene County Treasurer Peter Markou, who attended the meeting, said the property is behind $698,000 in taxes. To override the county’s decision, the town planning board needs five votes, Izzo said. The county made several recommendations if the town chooses to override the denial. The recommendations include restricting visitor access to the adjacent parcels, ensuring highly trained technicians set up the festival and see that it meets all electrical and fire safety codes, making sure parking areas are safe for visitors and that there are no more than 100 visitors per day. Other recommendations include a first-aid station and medical personnel on site,

Novel set in Hudson to be released Dec. 8 HUDSON — A new novel based on a controversial 2012 eviction of anglers occupying fishing shanties in Hudson is set to be released by TwoHeaded Calf Press on Dec. 8. To celebrate the occasion, Spotty Dog Books and Ale at 440 Warren Street in Hudson plans to host a book release party featuring live music and a book signing with the author, William Shannon, at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. The novel, “The River’s Never Full,” follows a group of eccentric anglers who face eviction from their long-held river shanties on public land in Hudson. A young newspaper reporter is fascinated with the shanty dwellers and seeks to make sense of their plight, while they spend most of their time fishing for herring and striper, target-shooting,

steaming clams, cooking eel and talking about better days. But once guns are drawn, whose side will you be on? This is the debut novel from William Shannon, a freelance journalist whose feature stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He covered the Occupy Wall Street protests and murders in the Bronx while interning at The New York Daily News and earned a M.S. in 2012 from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His oral history project seeking memories of earlier eras in the Hudson Valley culminated in a book “Hudson River Zeitgeist: Interviews from 2015.” He lives in Germantown with his wife, Rena, and their daughter, Arabella.

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four portalets, eight security officers and four traffic control staff. The applicants must have proper liability insurance and no food vendors other than food trucks will be allowed, according to the letter. Lindo disagreed with the county’s assessment of the site. “I walked the parcel,” he said. “The county saying the structure was an eyesore and a nuisance is almost laughable.” Lindo said he saw dozens of dilapidated buildings along Route 23 as he drove from Cairo up the mountain. “[The letter] is a barrier to having this festival, which could lead to economic development,” Lindo said. “They’re not asking for thousands of people to come through. It’s a good first step in getting the building in good standing and back on the tax roll.” The applicants must also define when exactly the festival will be held. The current application lists November to March, according to the letter.

The town contacted Kiskatom Fire Chief Joseph Caputo and asked if the fire department could respond to emergencies at the festival, Izzo said. “[Caputo] would not sign the letter until he reviewed it with the fire commissioners and the fire company,” Izzo said. Caputo’s reluctance to sign the letter is likely due to a bridge that is on site and whether the bridge is able to support the weight of fire trucks, Izzo said. Lindo said he has been in contact with Paul Colarusso, of A. Colarusso & Sons in Hudson, about evaluating the bridge. Izzo agreed getting a letter from an engineer would help planners make a decision. The problem of insurance remains, town attorney Michael Smith said. “We are using the massgathering law to protect the town of Catskill in terms of any lawsuits,” Smith said. Smith asked for an indemnification clause to be included

in the contract, he said. “Until that is reviewed and I am satisfied that the town is protected, I have serious problems with this moving forward,” Smith said. Lindo said he did not see the need for the clause. “The special-use permit under the mass-gathering law was waived,” Lindo said. The applicants have no waiver, Smith said. The town is using the mass-gathering law as a guideline and a liability insurance policy is required as part of the application. Lindo sent an email to Town Code Enforcement Officer Elliot Fishman stating that his insurance wouldn’t allow an indemnification clause, Smith said. “They didn’t see why the town would need to ask for indemnification on private property,” Lindo said. “They didn’t say they wouldn’t do it. I don’t believe my clients have a problem with it. I needed to be able to explain it to the underwriter.” The board also requested that the tollbooth, which is where tickets to the event would be sold, be moved further back from Route 32. The town planning board did not make any decision on the festival and will revisit it at its Dec. 10 meeting. The applicants were asked to submit revisions seven days before the next meeting, due to plans being sent last minute on Tuesday. The applicant, Lily Li, objected to the complaint, saying the plans were last minute because the board gave last-minute feedback so the plans had to be altered the day of the meeting. “Those changes were sent on Nov. 14,” Fishman said.

COLUMBIA COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

STATE POLICE n Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, 39, of Troy, was arrested at 10:35 a.m. Nov. 25 in Ancram and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Anthony Krein, 37, of Philmont, was arrested at 6:45 a.m. Nov. 26 in Livingston and charged with possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. His arrestee status is unknown. n Carlyle C. Gill, 32, of New Lebanon, was arrested at 8:48 p.m. Nov. 27 in Livingston and charged with thirddegree criminal possession of

a weapon, a class D felony. He was held in lieu of cash bail. n Robert W. Mickle, 50, of Chatham, was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Nov. 28 in Chatham and charged with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket. n Jessica R. Yannick, 34, of Nassau, was arrested at 6:26 p.m. Nov. 27 in New Lebanon and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and having a controlled substance in a nonoriginal container, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Richard G. Bowley, 22, of Claverack, was arrested at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 28 in Claverack and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both class A misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation. He

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State needs to support body cameras A nationwide survey recently found the New York State Police are one of the few large-scale city and state police agencies across the U.S. that do not use bodyworn cameras. Now, the legitimate question must be asked: Should the state contribute funding for body cameras? As the officials with the authority and accountability to make sure the state police have the tools to do their job, state Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are the people to answer that question. Evidence from police body cameras has cleared officers of wrongdoing, uncovered misconduct and painted a larger picture of what happened during highstakes incidents. The offices of attorney general and governor are interdependent on this matter: James’ office was tasked with investigating officer-involved deaths of unarmed civilians as part

of a 2015 executive order signed by Cuomo. In the Twin Counties, the Hudson Police Department is working on becoming the first full-time police agency to have its officers utilize body cameras. The village of Chatham equipped its parttime police with the cameras several years ago. Greene County Sheriff-elect Peter Kusminsky said Monday he will be looking into body cameras for sheriff’s deputies. James’ office is using drug forfeiture money to fund body cameras at local departments in the state. On Nov. 1, James allocated $163,000 to the Rochester Police Department for 100 body camera systems. But the biggest hurdle for state police is cost. With more than 5,000 officers, the state police is the second largest law enforcement agency in New York and the ninth largest in the nation. The question of funding

body cameras raises a legitimate issue, one that isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Hudson officials estimate body cameras cost $800 per unit, not including maintenance, data storage, training and fulfilling requests from defense attorneys and the public under the Freedom of Information Law. As a result many departments in small jurisdictions are dropping or delaying their programs, finding it too expensive to store and manage the thousands of hours of footage. Costs have spiked in recent years in some regions of the country because of new state laws that require long-term storage of video footage. Picking up on this issue is where James and Cuomo should start as a serious commitment to bodycamera funding. It would also show their loyalty to the brave men and women of the state police who protect us every day.

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White House Counsel Pat Cipollone was surprisingly unlawyerly in hisprevious major letter to Congress, in which he declared that the White House would obstruct, in any way it could, the House Democrats’ impeachment probe. So there was offense but little surprise in his latest letter, this time to the House Judiciary Committee, in which he informed Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that White House officials would not attend the committee’s Wednesday impeachment hearing. Cipollone declared that past presidents facing impeachment, notably Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, were treated more fairly. In fact, Clinton and Nixon each sent counsel to argue their cases before the Judiciary Committee, as House Democrats have invited President Donald Trump to do, including by offering evidence and requesting witness testimony. In rejecting the offer to participate Wednesday,

Cipollone complained of myriad alleged procedural problems, such as the fact that the House Republican minority does not have unfettered subpoena power, as the majority does. In fact, the minority’s ability to call witnesses is similar to that which existed in the Clinton and Nixon impeachments. The arrangement is particularly understandable in this case: House Republican leaders have based their defense of Trump on fictitious claims about Biden family corruption and Ukrainian intervention in the 2016 election. Meanwhile, the president has refused to furnish key witnesses who can testify about the matter at hand: his own behavior. Cipollone also complained that the Democrats might limit what the president can do in the hearings if Trump continued to obstruct their lawful congressional probe. Democrats have noted that the Judiciary Committee can deny specific White House requests if the president’s policy of total noncooperation con-

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Buttigieg returning the Kavanaugh lawyers’ donations was good politics. Was it good policy? The Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign has announced it will return contributions from the lawyers who represented Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearings last year, saying that Kavanaugh “should have never been put on the Supreme Court and this campaign will not accept donations from those who played a role in making that happen.” As a political matter, this is a no-brainer. As a matter of legal ethics and good public policy, it leaves me uncomfortable. The attorneys and would-be Buttigieg backers, Beth Wilkinson and Alexandra Walsh, are both longtime Democratic donors. Walsh co-hosted a fundraiser for the South Bend mayor and donated $7,200 to his campaign, of which $3,150 has already been returned because it exceeded contribution limits. Wilkinson donated $2,800 to Buttigieg, along with $1,000 to California Sen. Kamala Harris and $2,800 to Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet. Buttigieg’s decision to reject the contributions, after being alerted to them by the Guardian, was smart politics. The value of the money to the campaign is far outweighed by the offense that taking it could cause to voters who remain outraged by Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “With nearly 700,000 donors, a contribution we would otherwise refuse sometimes gets through,” the campaign said in a statement. “We believe the women who have courageously spoken out about Brett Kavanaugh’s assault and misconduct, and we thank the Guardian for bringing this contribution to our attention.” I believe the women, too. But this episode again raises the question of how to think about

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MARCUS lawyers who take on unpopular clients, especially those caught up in the #MeToo movement. Should Wilkinson and Walsh be pariahs within the Democratic Party, their money forever shunned? Similar issues arose most recently at Harvard University, with student protests against Harvard Law School professor Ronald Sullivan Jr., the first African American faculty dean of one of Harvard’s undergraduate houses, after Sullivan agreed to represent Harvey Weinstein in his upcoming rape trial. Harvard ousted Sullivan from his deanship role. There are obvious differences between the two incidents that make the Harvard episode far more problematic. Weinstein is entitled to the presumption of innocence and to a robust defense; Kavanaugh was not charged with any crime. Representing Kavanaugh was not exactly John Adams taking on the cause of British soldiers accused in the Boston massacre. Meanwhile, the harm to Sullivan — not renewing his deanship role — is greater than the injury to Wilkinson and Walsh, who, after all, get their money back, and have a handy excuse for not writing contribution checks in the future. And yet. Even though Kavanaugh was not facing prison

time, in the maelstrom of the confirmation hearings he did need lawyers whose primary duty was to him, not the White House or the broader conservative movement. (He also needed female lawyers, for the same reason that Senate Republicans felt the compulsion to hire a “female assistant” to question Kavanaugh, and Wilkinson’s Democratic inclinations didn’t hurt either.) Accepting this kind of controversial representation can be dicey for law firms, who have to attract and keep young lawyers — the kind of young lawyers who might well have been protesting Sullivan’s continued service at the helm of Winthrop House if they were still at Harvard. Wilkinson agreed to represent Kavanaugh, as I report in my book about the confirmation, because “she liked to think of herself as willing to take on anyone in need of legal help and ... bristled at the notion that some clients were offlimits because of their politics.” That’s a good thing in an attorney, not a bad one. If you are a lawyer, you understand that everyone has the right to counsel; everyone does not necessarily have the right to your counsel. So it would have been understandable if Wilkinson had demurred when Kavanaugh called her at home in the fall last year, seeking help. “I understand if you don’t want to” represent me, he told her. Was it a badge of shame that Wilkinson and Walsh said yes, or a mark of professionalism? In the current, unforgiving climate, it appears that the correct answer is both. Ruth Marcus’ email address is ruthmarcus@washpost.com. (c) 2019, Washington Post Writers Group

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Virginia (‘Ginny’) Buniak CLIFTON PARK - Virginia her son and daughter-in-law (“Ginny”) Buniak, 95, of Clif- Kenneth and Susan Buniak of ton Park, previously a longtime Clifton Park, a daughter, June resident of Hudson, N.Y., died Buniak of Austin, Texas, four Wednesday morning, Novem- grandchildren, Alec (Chelsea) ber 20th, 2019 at the Heritage Buniak, Scott (Andrea) Buniak, House Residential Health Care Jessica Rossky and Katrina in Troy. Buniak, and one great grandShe was born in Hudson in child Evianna Buniak. 1924, daughter of the late Vitus A Funeral Service will be and Carrie Niebergall. Early in held on Friday, Dec. 6th at 4 her life, Ginny worked at New- PM at the DeVito-Salvadore berry’s, Marsh’s DeFuneral Home, 39 So. partment Store, and Main St., Mechanas a “Lunch Lady” at icville. Ginny’s famGreenport School in ily will receive visitors Hudson. Later she from 2 - 4 PM, before managed the cafe and services. Burial Servichospitality shop at Coes to be held on Saturlumbia Memorial Hosday, Dec 7th at 10:30 pital and was a lifetime AM at the Cedar Park member of the CMH Cemetery in Hudson. Buniak Auxiliary. After movGinny’s family extends ing to Clifton Park in heartfelt appreciation 2001, Ginny became a member to the many staffers at Heriof Christ Community Reformed tage House, who cared for and Church and the Shenende- became family to her over the howa Senior Citizens. She past seven years. In lieu of will forever be remembered for flowers remembrance’s may her appreciative nature, kind- be made to Heritage House ness, generosity, devotion to Resident Activities Fund, 2920 family and incredible cooking Tibbets Ave, Troy, NY 12180, skills. She was predeceased in memory of Virginia Buniak. by her husband, Laddie Bu- To leave condolences and for niak, whom she married on directions visit www.devitoJune 3, 1945. Survivors include salvadorefh.com.

MARJORIE L. DEITZ 1923 – 2019 Marjorie Lucille Deitz, 96, formerly of Hillsdale, NY died November 26, 2017 in Northbridge, MA. Born on March 5, 1923 in Wilson, NY Marjorie was the second of two children born to Herbert and Rose Schultz. The first in her family to attend college, she was a graduate of Hartwick College where she met her husband and beloved companion of 72 years, Charles Deitz. After their wedding, Marjorie worked as a librarian while she and Charles lived in the Albany area for several years. In 1952 they moved to Massapequa Park, NY where Charles began ministry at St. David’s Lutheran Church. In 1962 Marjorie began a 20-year career as an English teacher at J.P.McKenna Jr. High School in Massapequa Park, while raising 3 children and taking on many responsibilities at St. David’s. Somehow, she found time to enjoy crossword puzzles, and was twice selected as a contestant to the final competition round of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament sponsored by the NY Times. Marjorie enjoyed traveling, and eventually visited all 50 states on family vacations, most of which are remembered fondly

by her children. In 1982, Marjorie and Charles retired and moved to Hillsdale, NY, where they led the formation of a new mission church, Trinity Lutheran (now Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield, MA). Marjorie was active in the Hillsdale community, including many years of service as a librarian and volunteer coordinator for the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. Throughout all her many activities, visits from her grandchildren remained the highlight. She is survived by her children David, of Westport MA; Janine, of Brooklyn, NY; Douglas, of Concord, MA; 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Dr. Charles E. Deitz on September 21, 2017. SERVICES- The funeral will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield, MA. There will be no calling hours. Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to Roeliff Jansen Community Library through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to her family please go to www. finnertyandstevens.com

Donald B. Johnson, Sr. Donald B. Johnson, Sr. age 57, died on November 24, 2019. He was born on December 7, 1961. Calling hours will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, N.Y., on

Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., with services at 3:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.

Norma Sitzer Norma Sitzer passed away December 2, 2019 at Pine Haven Nursing Home. Born August 17, 1926 in Hudson, New York she was the daughter of the late Harold and Eugenia Burch Piester. She grew up and was educated in Hudson. She would move to Chatham where she later met and married her husband Harry and where they made their home. Norma was a communicant of the Reformed church and was active in church activities. She said her fondest memory was of traveling to California and visiting the Crystal Cathedral. She was an avid reader and thoroughly loved her time with her family. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Kathy), Keith (Lisa), Harry Jr., Jeffrey (Catherine), and

Mark (Caroline), daughter Lori (John) Bartholomew, thirteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Harold Piester, Ronald (Mary) Piester, her sister Jean Lanphear and many nieces and nephews. Norma was predeceased by her husband Harry Sitzer, son Richard Sitzer, grandson Justin Keller and sister Janice Weaver. A memorial service will held at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham on Saturday, December 7th from 9 to 11 with prayers at 10:30. In lieu of flowers contributions in Norma’s name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the American Heart Association. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com.

Roger E. Welch ST. REGIS FALLS – Roger E. Welch “Uncle Bubba”, 61, passed away Friday (Nov 29. 2019) at the Canton Potsdam

Hospital. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, NY. A complete obituary will appear at a later date.

Jordan, Darryl J. Jordan, Darryl J. of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday , November 27, 2019, with his loving family by his side. Born in Catskill, NY on November 4, 1964, Darryl was the second of five children (Kevin and Alexander

Jordan (deceased), Celeste R Jordan, Rev Lisa E Jordan-Cannon) of the marital union of Mrs. Dorothy Jean Jordan and the late Edward Jordan Jr. He was the loving father to four children, Keisha Jordan, Marcus Charles Jordan, Ra Novia Jalisa Jordan, Ananda Trinity Jordan. Darryl

was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Catskill NY. A graduate of Catskill High School and Biscayne University, Darryl was employed with Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan Ny A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, De-

cember 5, 2019 at 11am reflections from 10-11am at Second Baptist Church 458 main st Catskill Ny Darryl has requested that donations be made to the Second Missionary Baptist Church Youth Movement in lieu of flowers.

Christine Maben Christine Maben (nee Claro), passed away on November 26, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960, the fourth child (and adored baby) of Patricia (Greene) Claro and Rocco J Claro, Sr. She was a beautiful big-eyed child with a contagious smile, and she enchanted all around her as she grew into a stunning young woman who loved to dance and dreamed of becoming a Rockette. It turned out she was much too short. She ultimately became a Mommy instead. For this role, she was the perfect size. Her family moved from Brooklyn to Long Island and from Long Island to Upstate New York. They took the girl out of the city but as the old saying goes (and as anyone who ever spoke to her can attest) they couldn’t pry the city out of that girl. She went along at first begrudgingly as she never liked leaving friends behind and she had so many. But a heart as lively as hers was would never be lonely for long, and she simply added more friends and admirers as the years went by. Chief among the devotees were her daughters Samantha and Nicole, and son, Philip. Though she was just so undeniably

glamorous that she never quite 20 years. She was beloved by looked like she belonged at a so many whom she worked with PTA meeting or a bake sale; she and cared for, and won multiple was ever present nonetheless, awards in the field during her with her perfect Rice Krispie tenure there. In 2005, her heart treats or brownies, impeccable was broken when she lost her makeup and that megason, Philip who died watt smile. There was suddenly at 19 due to no need to look outside complications from to know if your mom Epilepsy. Instead of had arrived to pick you wallowing in sorrow, up from school when she picked herself up you could hear the bass and carried on, knowof her stereo from your ing it was her responclassroom seat. She sibility to continue to was the mom who hung be an example for her out with you by the pool daughters (and grandMaben for hours in the sumchildren) of the grace mer sun, the mom who took and strength we can find inside you skating every week to the of ourselves no matter what is only rink that was three towns thrown at us. They focused on away, the mom who dressed as the love that surrounded them, a nun for the St. Pat’s Halloween getting bigger all the time. She Party while she was noticeably watched her grandchildren pregnant with your little sister. grow and delighted in them, she She didn’t do things to be cool watched Mets and was angered or funny, things were cool or by them, she laughed and cried funny because it was she who and listened to Elvis. She travdid them. She loved her children eled the world. She left her imfiercely, more than life itself, and print on it. she sure loved life a lot. When she herself got sick, While Chris knew how to she refused to allow it. She have fun, she was also whip worked (by this time with her smart and incredibly hard work- daughter at State Farm in ing. She took care of (and utter- Catskill) as long as she possily adored) the elderly residents bly could, and she fought with at the Pines at Catskill for over an iron will to stay here with

us so we wouldn’t have to be without her. She will be dearly missed by all those who must now go on in her absence. She is survived by her husband, Donald, her daughters, Samantha Loughlin (Frank) and Nicole Sallese (Adam Pickens), her granddaughters Angelina and Isabella Shanley and grandson Westley Shanley; her brothers James and Rocco (Patricia) and her sister Michele (Andrew) her beloved nieces and nephews, and her Shih Tzu, Enzo. She is dancing in Heaven with her baby boy, and when you think of her, please smile. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Palenville on Friday at 11:00 am. Committal services will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc (NABA), 301 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato. com.

Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 race Astead W. Herndon, Shane Goldmacher and Jonathan Martin The New York Times News Service

Sen. Kamala Harris of California dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday after months of low poll numbers, a deflating comedown for a campaign that began with significant promise. The decision came after upheaval among staff and disarray among Harris’ own allies. She told supporters in an email on Tuesday that she lacked the money needed to fully finance a competitive campaign. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris wrote. The announcement is perhaps the most sudden

development to date in a Democratic presidential campaign where Harris began in the top tier. A pair of California-based Democratic strategists, Dan Newman and Brian Brokaw, had just secured the money and the implicit sign off from Harris’ campaign to begin a super PAC in support of her candidacy. The group, named People Standing Strong, was to begin a $1 million ad buy in Iowa on Wednesday in hopes of boosting her chances. Her campaign itself had been unable to afford ads in the state since September. Over the holiday weekend, after a New York Times story detailed her campaign’s unraveling, Harris did a financial audit of her operation,

according to a senior aide. She also held conversations with her advisers, before deciding to drop out late Monday night, according to campaign officials. One of Harris’ aides, who spoke with her about her decision, said her instinct was to keep fighting but that she was told she’d have to go into debt to sustain her campaign. Harris, the barrier-breaking prosecutor and second black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, had been trending downward for months. After her launch rally, she almost immediately faced questions about where she fit on the party’s ideological spectrum. Still, Harris had already qualified for the next

Armed student and officer are injured in shooting at Wisconsin school Karen Zraick The New York Times News Service

For the second time in two days in Wisconsin, a high school student with a gun was subdued in a confrontation with a police officer, police said Tuesday. The latest incident occurred Tuesday morning at Oshkosh West High School, about 50 miles southwest of Green Bay. The Oshkosh Police Department wrote on Facebook that an armed student had confronted a school resource officer. Both the officer and the

student were injured and taken to local hospitals. The police said there were no other injuries. Students were being taken to a nearby middle school to be picked up by their parents. The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation will conduct an investigation, police said. No one answered the phone at the high school on Tuesday. An eerily similar incident occurred about 80 miles south on Monday, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. An officer there shot and injured a 17-year-old boy

who had pointed a gun at law enforcement authorities as they were trying to persuade him to hand it over, officials said. The episode unfolded at Waukesha South High School around 10:17 a.m., after a student informed authorities that another student had a handgun, Chief Russell Jack of the Waukesha Police Department said. The student was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, the chief said. No one else was injured, and classes were scheduled to resume Tuesday.

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Community Bank N.A. funds book Village of Kinderhook holds Candlelight Night, Dec. 6 drop for Valatie Free Library VALATIE — Earlier this summer, Valatie Free Library turned to its community for support. As a nonprofit, the library relies on local residents and businesses to fund its programs and upgrades. Its immediate need this summer was for a new weatherproof book drop. “When we moved to our current location, a kind carpenter built us a wooden box for our drop book, but unfortunately it’s begun to deteriorate,” Valatie Free Library Treasurer Shirley Kelly said. “Before the snow and cold of winter arrived, we hoped to raise enough funds to replace the box with a new metal weatherproof one. We knew to make that happen we needed help from our community.” The library began a fundraising campaign, including collecting donations, conducting a used book sale and selling tote bags with its logo. In total, the efforts raised more than $1,000; however, the new box would cost $6,000. That’s when Valatie Free Library began asking local businesses, including Community Bank N.A., for their support. The bank answered the call and donated the remaining $5,000 for the new box. “As soon as we received the donation request, I knew our team had to help,” Community Bank N.A. Valatie Branch Manager Laurae Hoffmann said. “As members of the Valatie community, we felt it was our duty to support this project. Valatie Free Library has been a pillar of our

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Pictured are Community Bank N.A. Branch Manager Laurae Hoffmann, Valatie Free Library Program Director Lauren Delaney, Valatie Free Library Director Elizabeth Powhida, Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees Vice President Emilia Teasdale, Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees Member Jill A Leinung and Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees Treasurer Shirley Kelly.

community since 1931 and provides so many enriching and education opportunities to our region. We’re truly honored to have the opportunity to help support them.” The new book drop was installed at the start of September and is available for use. It has a double layer for books and DVDs to preserve the integrity of both. “When we found out that Community Bank N.A. was going to provide the rest of the funds for the box, we were speechless,” Kelly said. “We’re extremely grateful to them for their support. This allows us to now focus our fundraising efforts on other needs, such as a new furnace and shelves for our reading room.” Valatie Free Library serves

the village of Valatie, the hamlet of Niverville and surrounding rural Kinderhook in Columbia County. It hosts a variety of programs for children and adults, including book club, story hour and Lego days. In addition, it has programs for homeschoolers. To support Valatie Free Library’s various projects and upgrades, mail donations to Valatie Free Library at PO Box 336 Valatie, N.Y. 12184, stop by the library at 1036 Kinderhook Street Valatie, N.Y. 12184 or call the library at 518-7589321. For more information on the project, visit valatielibrary.net. For information about Community Bank N.A., visit cbnanews.com.

Red Cross urges eligible donors to make appointment to give blood ALBANY — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give through Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules? Try these three: It’s quick and easy to find a convenient blood drive. Search for drives by zip code and make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at RedCrossBlood.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Donors can save time by completing a RapidPass®. The entire donation process only takes about an hour, but donors can save time with RapidPass. Pre-donation reading and health history questions can be completed

online to save about 15 minutes. Donors will get important health information. Donors receive a mini-health screening to help determine eligibility that includes blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin readings. First-time donors will also find out their blood type soon after donating. As schedules fill with holiday parties, shopping and fun with friends and family, many blood donors delay giving. Unfortunately, that may lead to delays in treatments for patients relying on blood. Right now, there is a critical need for type O blood donors. The Red Cross is thanking those who come to give with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Thanks.) Additionally, those who come to give Nov. 27-30 will receive an exclusive long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last. Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

The 19th annual Christmas Vinegar Festival to be held LaGRANGEVILLE — The 19th Annual Christmas Vinegar Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at Our Lady Of The Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Road, LaGrangeville. Volunteers are busily bottling 10 varieties of artisan vinegars and tonics, including a robust Red, lively Rose, and fragrant White with many more unique flavors Cherry, Raspberry, Apricot and Beer to tease the palette. The vinegars and tonics are affordable and unique gifts for the holiday season and can be paired with other gifts such as Bisousweet’s signature soft biscotti, donut muffins and lemon cookies. Also on sale for Advent:

liturgical calendars, handcrafted Icons and Nativity scenes, as well as gifts from the Abbaye d’Hautecombe, France. The Monastery Gift Shop will offer these vinegars and tonics from Brother Victor’s native Pyrenees as well as his nine internationally acclaimed cookbooks. His first cookbook, From a Monastery Kitchen grew out of the simple seasonal meals served to the Benedictine Order. His Twelve Months of Monastery Soups sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into five languages. For more information about the Vinegar Festival, call 518656-9440. The Gift Shop is open to holiday shoppers for one weekend only.

COLUMBIA COUNTY Chatham Firehouse, 10 Hoffman St., Chatham, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 13. Palatine Park and Youth Activity Building, Palatine Park Road, Germantown, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 12.

DUTCHESS COUNTY Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road Poughkeepsie, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6. Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13.

KINDERHOOK — Celebrate the holiday season in the village of Kinderhook at Candlelight Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. This old-time, fun-filled celebration features seasonal festivities and open businesses around the village, with performances, exhibitions and events for revelers of all ages. There are horse-drawn wagon rides with caroling, a wandering magician, a petting farm, the Palmer Engine & Hose Co. fire truck, and more. Kids will find much to love: Tots the Clown, Santa and Mrs. Claus, ornament making, face painting, elfon-a-shelf with prizes, craftmaking, and cookie decorating. For music lovers, the evening features music galore, with the Nat Phipps Trio returning to the Kinderhook Memorial Library, Members of the Broad Street Chorale

at The School I Jack Shainman Gallery, Jazz pianist John Esposito at the James Vanderpoel House, Adirondack Baroque Consort at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, DJ Stuyvesanta out in the square, members of the Ghent Band at the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. and wandering throughout the village, and a drop-in holiday dance party with LorraineMichaels Dance Centre. The evening also features free exhibitions ranging from the historic at the Columbia County Historical Society Museum and the James Vandepoel “House of History” to contemporary art at The School, featuring Meleko Mekgosi’s “Democratic Intuition,” and the Warren School of Art Show and Sale at Kinderhook Memorial Library. Visitors will find locally crafted gifts at the James Vanderpoel House’s “Below Stairs,”

at Kinderhook Memorial Library, at the Anderson Agency, and at Saisonnier, where local sundries and gifts may be found. Kinderhook’s local eateries will welcome visitors throughout the evening. Enjoy food and drink with holiday specials at Broad Street Bagel Co., Carolina House, Dyad Wine Bar, Saisonnier, The Flammerie (dining reservations recommended), and Unique Nutrition. Candlelight Night is organized and sponsored by the village of Kinderhook and the Kinderhook Business and Professional Association. Thank you to Community Bank, Consolidated Communications, Hannaford Supermarket, Metzwood Insurance, and Stewart’s Shops for their generous donations. For a full list of events, go to www.villageofkinderhook. org.

Hudson Junior High School first quarter honor roll for 2019-2020 school year HUDSON — Hudson Junior High School announces the first quarter honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year.

GRADE 8 High Honor Roll: Shakira Alam, Katharine Antonelli, Daisy Castellanos, Fathima Chowdhury, Olivia Hoffnaggle, Salmi Jaman, Nabila Miah, William Savulich, George Schmitt II, Angelina Tamburro. Honor Roll: Tuli Akter, Ehasan Arafat, Reese Bernockie, Jordan Cummingham, D’Janae Dowding, Samuel Gomez, Alyssa Harp, Aavianna Simon, Victoria Steils, Yahir Velasco.

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ORANGE COUNTY Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main St., Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4. Cornerstone Family Healthcare, 147 Lake St., Newburgh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14.

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Can I increase my benefit from withdrawing from Social Security? Dear Rusty: I’m 67 and have been collecting Social Security for a couple of years now but I want to increase my benefit. Will you please explain what Social Security’s Form SSA-521 is for? Would it benefit me as a retiree to be able to gain more on my monthly benefits? Where and how could I request or access this form? Signed: Seeking Answers Dear Seeking: Social Security’s Form SSA521, Request for Withdrawal of Application, is used when someone has applied for Social Security benefits and later decides they do not want to collect their benefits after all. The form can be submitted within 12 months of the startdate of your benefits, and if approved will require that all benefits which have been paid

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GLOOR to you, or on your behalf by Social Security — including Medicare premiums, withheld taxes and any benefits (including those paid to your spouse or any other dependents on your record) — are fully reimbursed to the Social Security Administration. It might be used, for example, by those who claim prior to their full retirement age, perhaps because

they become unemployed and need the money, and then later become employed again. Or it might be used by someone who applies for benefits early but later simply change their mind and now wants to delay claiming to increase their benefit amount. This form is how someone can initiate the “do over option” that you sometimes hear Social Security pundits speak of. It essentially “wipes the slate clean” with Social Security, but it cannot be used by someone who has been collecting benefits for more than one year and it cannot be used more than once in your lifetime. From what you have told me, the Request for Withdrawal of Application Form SSA-521 will not work for you. However, there is another way you can increase your Social

Security benefit. Since you have already reached your full retirement age you can now request that Social Security “suspend” your benefit payments so that you can earn “delayed retirement credits” (DRCs). If you suspend your benefits, you’ll earn DRCs at the rate of two-thirds of 1% per month you delay (8% per year of delay), and when you eventually restart your benefits the amount will be higher (how much higher depends upon the number of months your benefits have been suspended). You can earn DRCs up to age 70, so you should not wait beyond age 70 to restart your benefits. But beware, because there’s a catch to suspending your benefits — your spouse, or any other dependent, cannot collect benefits based upon your work record while

your benefits are suspended. And if your Medicare Part B premium is deducted from your Social Security payment, you’ll need to make special arrangements to pay that Part B premium directly to Medicare. If you decide to suspend and allow your benefit to grow, you will need to contact Social Security directly, either via the general number (800-774-1213) or by contacting your local office (find it at www.ssa.gov/locator). You may ask Social Security to suspend your benefits either verbally or in writing. So, if you have found that you don’t need your Social Security benefit at this time and wish to allow it to grow, and you understand that anyone else collecting on your record cannot get benefits while you are not collecting, then suspending

KISS program offered to Senior Briefs county seniors in December HUDSON — For the past five years, the Columbia County KISS Program has been offering seniors the opportunity to shred their sensitive documents free of charge by dropping their documents off at their local town halls. The KISS Program will once again become available to seniors in every participating town in Columbia County from Dec. 2 through Dec. 13. The KISS Program, founded by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, stands for Keeping the Identities of Seniors Safe. It was designed to protect the identities of seniors while assisting them in the shredding of their sensitive materials. Much of what is tossed in the trash should actually be shredded for safety. Again, this is a completely free program in which seniors are able to dispose of their sensitive documents they no longer need, discretely and securely at zero cost to them and zero cost to county taxpayers. Seniors can

bring their sensitive materials (old credit card receipts, bank statements, tax records, etc.) to their local Town Hall and place them in a locked 64 gallon container. The container is kept secure until Certified Document Security removes the container and brings it to their facility in New Lebanon for shredding. This program is available quarterly and has just wrapped up its third quarter of 2019, which ran Sept. 9 through Sept. 20, and saw seniors shred 2,922 pounds of paper! 8,249 pounds of paper was shredded in the program’s first and second quarters of 2019, bringing the total up to 11,171 pounds of paper shredded thus far this year. Since the program’s inception in 2013, the program has grown from two towns participating to all 18 towns in the county participating, including the City of Hudson. The amount of paper that has been shredded through the

program has grown leaps and bounds as well. In 2013, 300 total pounds of paper was shredded through the program. Just in 2018’s fourth quarter run alone, seniors disposed of 2,403 pounds of paper, bringing the total pounds of paper shredded in 2018 up to 13,600 pounds of paper that would have otherwise been lingering around, causing clutter, and compromising the security and identity of the senior. A total of 51,427 pounds (25+ tons) of paper has been shredded since the program’s inception and that figure continues to grow. Seniors are encouraged to contact their local Town Hall for hours of operation and more information on the program. Future dates for the KISS Program will be in March 2020. Justin Weaver, Columbia County Clerk’s Records Services Manager, is overseeing the program and can also be contacted with any questions at 518-822-0143.

The Adult Learning Institute announces something for everyone in December at C-GCC HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for December. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. For information and to register, call 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu. Open Pinochle Group, 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Madeline Dickerson. Whether you’re a novice, an expert or fall somewhere in between, the Open Pinochle Group welcomes you. This group, which generally meets twice a month on the first and third Monday, provides a wonderful opportunity to learn, share and meet new people with a similar interest. Bridge Group with Bridge Lessons, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Nancy Feller. The bridge group generally meets every week and is open to all members of ALI. If you are interested in learning to play or refresh skills, a class is offered. Call Barbara in the ALI Office to register for a beginner

or refresher class. Mahjongg 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 in the Faculty/ Staff Lounge with Barbara Troy. Mahjongg is a rummylike game played with tiles rather than cards and the group meets three Wednesdays each month. If you are an experienced player, just call the office and let Barbara know you will be attending. If you are interested in learning to play Mahjongg, contact the ALI Office and your name will be placed on the list for the next beginner class. “Columbia County before the Revolution” 10:30 a.m.noon Dec. 12 in the Faculty/ Staff Lounge with Ruth Piwonka. Seventeenth and eighteenth century discovery and settlement of Columbia County was led by continental Europeans. The place and effect of enslaved African-Americans is part of the region’s story. The group will consider the social, cultural and geographic trajectories their migrations put into place, which altered the lives of the Mahican people who lived here first, while also altering the landscape itself.

This non-British background has had post-Revolutionary national significance. Ruth Piwonka has a lifetime of expertise in local and regional history as a researcher, author and historian in the town of Kinderhook. She has a B.A. and an M.A., with experience at DePauw and Indiana Universities, both of which honed her research and interpretive skills, which have been useful with Hudson Valley research and scholarships. Exploring Your Family History with Glenn Fisher Dec. 16 in Room 109 and Dec. 18 in the Faculty Staff Cafe. Three individual consultations each day, 1-2 p.m.; 2-3 p.m.; and 3-4 p.m. Learn about your family history, local history and/or cultural heritage without expensive online subscriptions, expense or travel by scheduling a consultation with ALI member Glenn Fisher. Advance registration is required as this program is restricted to one person per session. One-time trial consultation for non-ALI members is also encouraged.

We want to hear from you. To send information to be included in Senior News, email to editorial@registerstar.com; mail to Register-Star, Atten: Senior News, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534; fax to 518-8283870. We would like the information at least two weeks in advance if possible.

IDENTITY THEFT WORKSHOP CATSKILL — Hearthstone Care, 1187 Route 23A, Catskill, will hold the Safeguarding Your Personal Information to Prevent Identity Theft workshop 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Sponsored by Hearthstone Care and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

SOUTHERN TIER SENIORS TIVOLI — The Southern Tier Seniors meet and have their Christmas party Dec. 4 at the Mason’s Lodge. Social time begins at 11 a.m. Meeting starts at noon. This month will be the holiday luncheon. The club will provide the turkey and everyone has been asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. There will be a holiday themed game, followed by singing Christmas Carols and a gift exchange. There will be a tag sale table for any Christmas decorations you no longer need. Early membership dues will be collected at this meeting for the new year. Last month’s election outcome of officers are President, James Storms; Vice President, Dennis Frankle; Secretary, Hedy Lindholm; Treasurer, Michael Morrow; Trustees are Jean Schneider and Frank Battego. Committee chairwoman, Refreshments, Linda Frankle; Membership, Joy Petterson; and Publicity & Travel, JoAnn

Storms; Sunshine Lady, Hedy Lindholm. All area people 50 and older from Columbia and Northern Dutchess County and surrounding areas are welcome to join. Meetings held on the first Wednesday each month at the Monumental hall in Tivoli at 7 North Road. In case of snow with school closings the meeting will be the next day. New members are always welcome to attend. For information, call JoAnn or Jim at 845-756-2960.

CHRISTMAS IN LIVINGSTON LIVINGSTON — The Township of Livingston will kick off the holiday season by hosting its annual “Christmas in Livingston” celebration on Dec. 6. At 5:30 p.m. the Linlithgo Reformed Church in Livingston on Church Road will hold a supper with a choice of soups, tossed salad and fresh baked bread. Free will offerings will be accepted. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Singing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Town Gazebo. Following at the Town Hall will be a dessert buffet and the Livingston Recreation Association will host a children’s Christmas party. The Livingston senior citizens holiday luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Linlithgo Reformed Church in Livingston. Reservations may be made by calling 518-851-9441 ext. 311.

LEBANON VALLEY SENIOR CITIZENS NEW LEBANON — The Lebanon Valley Senior Citizens club meets the first and third Friday of every month at the New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon. Annual fee is $10 (free to those over 80). Activities

your benefits and restarting later would give you the higher benefit you are seeking. Your benefits will restart automatically the month you turn 70. This article is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal or financial guidance. It presents the opinions and interpretations of the AMAC Foundation’s staff, trained and accredited by the National Social Security Association (NSSA). NSSA and the AMAC Foundation and its staff are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any other governmental entity. To submit a question, visit our website (amacfoundation.org/programs/socialsecurity-advisory) or email us at ssadvisor@amacfoundation.org.

include trips, holiday lunches at local restaurants, a barbecue and covered dish events, bingo and more. Open to all 55 and older.

HUDSON SENIOR CENTER HUDSON — The Hudson Senior Center meets at the Hudson Area Library, second floor, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. For information, call 518-828-3200. Lunch is served at noon Monday through Friday. MONDAY: 9-9:45 a.m. stretch yoga, $2; 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2. TUESDAY: 9:45- 10:45 a.m. yoga, $2. WEDNESDAY: 9-9:45 a.m. stretch yoga, $2; 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2; 1-4 p.m. Still Life Into Life Painting with Dan Rupe, $10 includes supplies. THURSDAY: 10:45 a.m.11:45 a.m. yoga, $2. FRIDAY: 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2. SATURDAY: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector, sign up required, 518-828-1792 ext. 101. Watercolor with Your Grandperson, 2-4 p.m. third Saturday with Gretchen Kelly, children must be accompanied by an adult, sign up required, sign up required, 518828-1792 ext. 101.

STORY HOUR PHILMONT — The Philmont Public Library hosts “The Grands and the Littles” Story Hour at 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Main St., Philmont. Bring a kid for reading, music, crafts, and finger play. For information, call 518-672-5010.

Alzheimer’s awareness workshop at the Hudson Area Library HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are hosting a workshop in their healthy living series sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York State: “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior” 5-6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to

communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. The program “Understanding and Responding to

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Dementia-Related Behavior” is appropriate for community presentations, corporate employee wellness meetings, support group programming and more. This program will be held in the library’s community room, which is wheelchair accessible. The program is free, but registration is encouraged. To register, call Sierra at 518867-4999 ext. 1691 or email ssnoddy@alz.org.

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days from the first appearance. “After hearing from multiple district attorneys from across the state and many local elected officials, I urge Gov. Cuomo to put forward reforms to be considered immediately in this upcoming legislative session,” Stefanik said in a statement. “It is imperative that we work to find comprehensive solutions to criminal justice reform that keep our communities safe and keep the burden off local taxpayers.”

A LACK OF FUNDING? Throughout various public hearings held by the state Senate, several district attorneys testified that they would need an increase in funding to comply with the new standards. In the letter addressed to Cuomo, representatives said district attorneys conveyed a 30 to 40 percent increase in their operational budgets for the reforms. The state Attorney General’s office also cited the need for more than $10 million to support their work. But state agencies dispute the argument that district attorneys have made about funding. “New York State is creating

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effective from 11 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Some residents briefly lost power Tuesday. There were 49 power outages in Greene County following the snowstorm. Central Hudson reported power is out for 33 customers in Cairo, three in Catskill, two in Durham, 10 in Greenville and one in New Baltimore. Power was restored in all areas by 1 p.m. There were no power outages reported by New York State Electric & Gas or National Grid. No outages were reported in Columbia County. Troops from the Air National Guardsmen were deployed to the village of Chatham to help snow removal around fire hydrants, according to village officials. Snow emergency and parking restrictions in the village of Chatham were scheduled to expire at noon Tuesday, according to Mayor John Howe. In Columbia County,

a more equitable justice system as we eliminate cash bail for minor offenses, speed the time to trial, transform the discovery process, raise the age of criminal responsibility, decriminalize marijuana and invest in indigent defense,” Freeman Klopott, spokesman for the Division of the Budget, wrote in an email. “There is no question resources are available for the implementation of these critical reforms as the state invests more than $300 million to support them and local governments will recognize hundreds of millions of dollars in annual savings from a declining inmate population.” Klopott went on to describe a $150 million-and-counting investment the state is making in the Hurrell-Harring Settlement State Expansion program to improve caseload standards and ensure counsel at arraignment, among other improvements in the criminal justice system. In addition, proponents of the reforms have argued that municipalities will cut costs with decreased inmate populations. Currently, 66 percent of inmates in jails across the state are defendants being held pre-trial, according to the 2018 New York State jail census. About 80 to 90 percent of these inmates are expected to

be released without cash bail in the new year as defendants of misdemeanor and nonviolent felony charges, resulting in major cost-cutting. County jails constitute defendants being held pretrial: 76% in Columbia, 83% in Greene, 66% in Genesee, 86% in Jefferson and 72% in St. Lawrence. “I don’t know what their coffers look like, but here’s what I do know: this is about political will, period,” said Khalil Cumberbatch, chief strategist of New Yorkers United for Justice. “The money will always come. It’s seriously about political will and the fact that people don’t have it, and they’re using fear to justify not having it.”

Austerlitz received 17 inches of snow; Kinderhook, 14 inches; Livingston, 14 inches; Canaan, 13 inches; and Ancramdale, 11.4 inches. In Greene County, the snowfall totals were slightly higher with Greenville Center at 20.5 inches; West Kill, 15 inches; Catskill, 14.2 inches; and Halcott Center, 13 inches. The storm forced schools and many businesses to close. Many businesses and restaurants in the Twin Counties were forced to close early or not open at all due to hazardous conditions on the roads Monday. The New York Restaurant in Catskill also closed on Monday, but was expected to reopen Tuesday, owner Natasha Witka said. “We closed yesterday because our staff couldn’t get into work,” Witka said. The Juice Branch in Catskill closed Monday but was expected to reopen Tuesday with regular hours, owner Natasha Law said. “We decided it was better to stay safe inside with our families,” Law said. “DPW

[Department of Public Works] and the plow guys did a great job cleaning up and we appreciate them.” Schools in the Twin Counties were delayed or closed as plow crews continued to clear snow from the roads Tuesday morning. “I’m worried about the back roads not being cleared,” said UPS driver Marianne Thompson, of Athens, whose route goes through Chatham. There are some steep hills that go for half a mile, and I’m worried they won’t be clear. But I’m hoping they [the roads] will be.” Hudson will begin major snow removal from the streets beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Mayor Rick Rector said. “Additionally, the National Guard will be in town today to assist with the shoveling of fire hydrants,” Rector said. “The removal of snow will continue through the week and a busy week it will be with the annual Winter Walk this Saturday. The DPW will begin placing no parking signs this afternoon around the city. Police are

A SAFER SOCIETY To Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102, the criminal justice reforms passed this year will yield certain results: law enforcement officers wasting their time looking for defendants who don’t show up for court appearances, violent criminals on the loose and a criminal justice system in disarray. That’s why Tague signed on to a bill introduced by Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, R-98, that would repeal the package of criminal justice reforms set to take place on Jan. 1, 2020. “This is another one of these

A teacher told the child of a gay couple that homosexuality is wrong. She’s been fired. Brittany Shammas and Lateshia Beachum The Washington Post

It was a few days before Thanksgiving, and the fifthgrade students were sharing what they were thankful for this year. When one of the students replied that he was grateful he was finally being adopted by his two dads, the substitute teacher interjected. “Why on earth would you be happy about that?” she asked, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Then, as the Utah elementary school class looked on, she launched into a 10-minute lecture about the sins of homosexuality. She refused to stop until three girls summoned the principal. The unidentified teacher has now been fired over her words, which were detailed in a video shared on social media by one of the boy’s fathers, “Dancing With the Stars” alumnus Louis van Amstel. The staffing company that employed her said in an emailed statement that it had “made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services” after conducting an investigation. The story received widespread attention. In a video uploaded to Instagram on Monday, van Amstel said he had been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, adding, “Josh and I and our son, we did not expect how many reactions we would get.” An Amsterdam-born former dance coach on “Dancing With

the Stars” who now serves as a judge in a Netherlands version of the show, van Amstel and his husband have lived in Utah for about three years, running a fitness program in Salt Lake City. They started the adoption process about a year ago, met their son, age 11, earlier this year, and expect it to be finalized later this month. Van Amstel told The Washington Post that his family had felt welcome in their community. “Not once have I been treated like how this woman treated us,” he said. The incident happened Nov. 21 at the public school in Cedar Hills, part of the Alpine School District. Students, responding to a question from the substitute teacher, said they were thankful for turkey, their pets and not

having to go to school during the holidays, the Tribune reported. But when the boy gave thanks for his adoptive fathers, the teacher told him it was “nothing to be grateful for” and lectured the class about how “homosexuality is wrong.” The three girls went to the principal’s office after trying - unsuccessfully - to get the teacher to stop. Van Amstel said his son initially didn’t want to tell his parents what happened, fearing it might jeopardize his adoption. He had come close to being adopted previously, only for it to fall through. Instead, van Amstel said, he cried when he heard the boy’s response to the teacher’s question. “We knew the moment we met him that this is our son,” he said.

bills that in the middle of the night we just pushed through because the governor wanted to show favor towards one group of people, and to me it’s wrong,” Tague said. “What message are we sending to people? That it’s ok to commit a crime and if you show up to court it’s fine, if not we’ll have to chase you down.” Other Republican legislators, including Assemblyman Jake Ashby, R-107, state Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-43, and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-116, also said in emailed statements the criminal justice reforms would reduce public safety. But reform supporters point to other states, including Texas, that have implemented similar changes as assurance that New York will actually become more, not less, safe. “Republican Gov. Chris Christie passed essentially the same bail reform laws years ago in New Jersey and their state reports have shown that overall crime has decreased with no statistically significant changes regarding re-offenses or court appearances,” Jason Conwall, a Cuomo spokesman, said in an email. “We carefully considered the views of law enforcement to ensure we enacted balanced reforms that were long overdue and will bring greater fairness to New York’s

criminal justice system.” A report from the New Jersey Courts found that after overhauling its bail system in 2017, the state’s pretrial jail population declined nearly 44% from 2015 to 2018, pretrial court appearances remained nearly the same and racial disparities and jail populations, though high, decreased. Others concerned about the reforms have raised red flags over what they perceive to be too tight a deadline to turn over discovery. Advocates dispute this, saying the turnover applies to what the district attorneys have readily available, and that extensions are easy to request. And putting witnesses in danger, again, advocates said, the statute allow sensitive information that could harm witnesses or victims to be redacted. Another expected positive outcome of the reforms, though, is a drop in wrongful convictions, where New York scores third in the nation, according to the Neal Davis Law Firm. With fewer defendants in jail because they cannot afford to pay cash bail, they will have better access to legal aid compared to their time in jail, advocates said. But the discovery reform brings its own dose of justice. “No one can be grabbed

off of the street and held for months or years on end without actually seeing the evidence the prosecution has against you. But that’s the actual system that we have right now,” Cumberbatch said. “Everyone knows that prosecutors use that as leverage to get plea deals.” Some 80% to 90% of cases in the criminal justice system — national, state and local — are resolved with plea deals and arrangements, often swiftly orchestrated because defendants do not have access to evidence in their favor the district attorney may be holding, Cumberbatch said. “District attorneys say that this is an unfair burden,” Cumberbatch said. “So you’re saying upholding justice and the law is a burden?” U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106, state Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-43, Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka and Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione did not respond to requests for comment. Massarah Mikati covers the New York State Legislature and immigration for Johnson Newspaper Corp. Email her at mmikati@columbiagreenemedia.com, or find her on Twitter @massarahmikati.

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Hal Steinbrenner: Directionless Knicks have coach hanging by a thread ‘All options are open’ Stefan Bondy

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NEW YORK — He won’t say yes, and he won’t say no. “I’m not going to talk about anybody in particular,” said Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, when asked about free agent starters Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg during a YES Network interview. “But let me just say that all options are open as far as I’m concerned.” During a sit down with Meredith Marakovits on the off-season premier edition

of Yankees Hot Stove, Steinbrenner emphasized that he’d listen on any recommendations from his baseball operations team, including top-of-the-market free agent starters. “Anything that rolls around, across my desk, I’m going to be looking at real seriously,” Steinbrenner said. But leading up to next week’s MLB Winter Meetings at San Diego, it’s still difficult to gauge the Yankees’ exact appetite for a big-ticket free agent starter, coming off See YANKEES B6

The rudderless, directionless Knicks have nothing left to sell this season. When that happens, people tend to get fired. Watch out, David Fizdale. The excuses and positive spins had already grown stale from Fizdale even before Monday night’s embarrassment in Milwaukee, the type of massacre that turns a coach’s seat from hot to aflame. The Knicks let go of the rope against the Bucks in their (shield your eyes, children) 132-88 loss Monday night, failing on the front office’s mandate of “being competitive.” They trailed

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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale reacts after a turnover against the Boston Celtics during Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden.

by 18 after the first quarter, 27 after the second, 38 after the

third. The Knicks looked like they were playing basketball

in a tiny sandbox. The Bucks were floating in open air. Then the Knicks quit and left their tiny sandbox. Coincidentally, the defeat was to Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, the reigning Coach of the Year, who the Knicks interviewed for their vacant position in 2018 but passed over to sign Fizdale. That worked out for Budenholzer, who has won 12 in a row with the best team in the NBA. Not so much for Fizdale, who has dropped seven in a row with the worst team in the NBA. The 45-year-old Fizdale, who has two more seasons See KNICKS B6

Kawhi Leonard: Carmelo Anthony wasn’t ‘treated the right way’ Andrew Greif Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Last year, on the morning of Oct. 26, the first members of the Los Angeles Clippers’ traveling party arrived for the team’s shootaround inside Houston’s Toyota Center. At the other end of the court, as a Nas track played from a speaker, Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony hoisted midrange jump shots while assistant John Lucas rebounded. The Clippers staffers began retreating into a hallway to give Anthony privacy, but Lucas waved them onto the court. Returning his gaze from the Clippers to the hoop, Anthony continued his morning shooting routine for a few more minutes. Only in hindsight was the scene considered remarkable. Within two weeks, Anthony was out of a job after only 10 games with Houston. He didn’t step foot on an NBA floor again for the next 12 months. Kawhi Leonard, the most sought-after player in the NBA last summer, didn’t understand how the 10-time All-Star had become one of the least. “I don’t think he was treated the right way, how they left him out there being a future Hall of Famer,” Leonard said Sunday, after the Clippers’ rout of Washington. Anthony is no longer on the outside looking

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in. After his Nov. 19 signing with Portland, his return has not only injected life into his own

career but into the season of his new team. The Trail Blazers have won three consecutive

games entering Tuesday’s matchup with the Clippers at Staples Center and Anthony was named the Western Conference’s player of the week Monday after averaging 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 57.4% from the field during the winning streak. It is the first time since 2014 that Anthony earned such an accolade. “ALL PRAISE DUE To The Most High!!!” Anthony wrote Monday afternoon on Instagram. Anthony has averaged 17.7 points, 6 rebounds and 2.2 assists through his first six games with Portland, whose unexpectedly gloomy start to the season, because of injuries and losses, made last season’s Western Conference finalist need Anthony as badly as the 21stleading scorer in NBA history wanted another chance and a 17th season. “Melo’s been a great player, he’s going to be a great player, he’s playing terrific from start to finish,” said Clippers forward Paul George, a teammate of Anthony’s during the 2017-18 season while in Oklahoma City. “Shout to Portland for opening that door back up for Melo and prolonging his career.” Throughout his unemployment, Anthony’s highlights were relegated to Instagram clips. Now he’s back playing on national television, See ANTHONY B6


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NFL American Football Conference East W L T Pct PF New England 10 2 0 .833 322 Buffalo 9 3 0 .750 257 N.Y. Jets 4 8 0 .333 204 Miami 3 9 0 .250 200 South W L T Pct PF Houston 8 4 0 .667 293 Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 276 Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 261 Jacksonville 4 8 0 .333 220 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 10 2 0 .833 406 Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 236 Cleveland 5 7 0 .417 246 Cincinnati 1 11 0 .083 179 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 8 4 0 .667 348 Oakland 6 6 0 .500 237 L.A. Chargers 4 8 0 .333 244 Denver 4 8 0 .333 198 National Football Conference East W L T Pct PF Dallas 6 6 0 .500 310 Philadelphia 5 7 0 .417 274 Washington 3 9 0 .250 173 N.Y. Giants 2 10 0 .167 230 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 10 2 0 .833 298 Tampa Bay 5 7 0 .417 340 Carolina 5 7 0 .417 280 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 260 North W L T Pct PF Green Bay 9 3 0 .750 289 Minnesota 8 4 0 .667 319 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 212 Detroit 3 8 1 .292 280 West W L T Pct PF Seattle 10 2 0 .833 327 San Francisco 10 2 0 .833 349 L.A. Rams 7 5 0 .583 283 Arizona 3 8 1 .292 255 Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 28 Chicago 24, Detroit 20 Buffalo 26, Dallas 15 New Orleans 26, Atlanta 18 Sunday’s games Baltimore 20, San Francisco 17 Washington 29, Carolina 21 Cincinnati 22, N.Y. Jets 6 Tennessee 31, Indianapolis 17 Tampa Bay 28, Jacksonville 11 Miami 37, Philadelphia 31 Green Bay 31, N.Y. Giants 13 Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 13 L.A. Rams 34, Arizona 7 Kansas City 40, Oakland 9 Denver 23, L.A. Chargers 20 Houston 28, New England 22 Monday’s game Seattle 37, Minnesota 30 Week 14 Thursday’s game Dallas at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec, 8 Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at New England, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m.

PA 145 188 280 377 PA 271 234 257 292 PA 219 225 272 298 PA 265 324 241 237

PA 236 284 290 339 PA 248 346 320 323 PA 255 242 208 315 PA 293 183 250 351

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Packers 31, Giants 13 Green Bay N.Y. Giants

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First Quarter GB—D.Adams 8 yard pass from A.Rodgers (Ms. Crosby kick), 8:43. NYG—S.Shepard 18 yard pass from Dn.Jones (Rosas kick), 3:16. GB—Lazard 37 yard pass from A.Rodgers (Ms. Crosby kick), 1:15. Second Quarter GB—Ms.Crosby 47 yard field goal, 12:02. NYG—Rosas 27 yard field goal, 2:31. Third Quarter NYG—Rosas 45 yard field goal, 6:37. Fourth Quarter GB—D.Adams 17 yard pass from A.Rodgers (Ms.Crosby kick), 14:22. GB—M.Lewis 1 yard pass from A.Rodgers (Ms. Crosby kick), 7:05. A—75,950. TEAM STATISTICS GB NYG First Downs 19 20 Total Net Yards 322 335 Rushes-Yds 26-79 27-95 Passing 243 240 Sacked-Yds Lost 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-33-0 20-37-3 Punts 3-46.7 1-47.0 Punt Returns 1-3 1-12 Kickoff Returns 3-72 6-116 Interceptions Ret. 3-35 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-54 4-31 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 Time of Possession 28:43 31:17 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-GB, Ja.Williams 10-41, A.Rodgers 3-24, Aa.Jones 11-18, T.Boyle 2-(minus 4). NYG, S.Barkley 19-83, Dn.Jones 5-6, Ja.Allen 1-4, E.Penny 2-2. PASSING-GB, A.Rodgers 21-33-0-243. NYG, Dn.Jones 20-37-3-240. RECEIVING-GB, D.Adams 6-64, Ja.Williams 4-26, Aa.Jones 4-13, Lazard 3-103, Allison 2-20, Ji.Graham 1-16, M.Lewis 1-1. NYG, Ka.Smith 6-70, Slayton 6-44, S.Shepard 3-40, S.Barkley 3-32, Latimer 1-43, D.Scott 1-11. MISSED FIELD GOALS-GB, None. NYG, None

Bengals 22, New York 6 N.Y. Jets Cincinnati

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First Quarter NYJ—Ficken 42 yard field goal, 9:08. CIN—T.Boyd 17 yard pass from Dalton (Bullock kick), 1:12. Second Quarter CIN—Bullock 24 yard field goal, 9:13. CIN—Mixon 5 yard rush (Bullock kick), 1:46. NYJ—Ficken 39 yard field goal, 0:04. Third Quarter CIN—Beachum penalty in end zone, 5:46. CIN—Bullock 47 yard field goal, 1:15. A—39,804. TEAM STATISTICS NYJ CIN First Downs 15 18 Total Net Yards 271 277 Rushes-Yds 17-62 25-44 Passing 209 233 Sacked-Yds Lost 4-30 1-10 Comp-Att-Int 28-48-0 22-37-0 Punts 6-41.5 5-47.6 Punt Returns 0-0 3-6 Kickoff Returns 2-32 3-50 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 10-106 2-15 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Time of Possession 28:19 31:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-NYJ, L.Bell 10-32, Bi.Powell 4-14, Darnold 2-9, T.Montgomery 1-7. CIN, Mixon 19-44, Bernard 1-4, Dalton 5-(minus 4). PASSING-NYJ, Darnold 28-48-0-239. CIN, Dalton 22-37-0-243. RECEIVING-NYJ, Rb.Anderson 7-101, R.Griffin 5-30, L.Bell 4-35, Dm.Thomas 3-23, V.Smith 2-23, Crowder 2-8, Bi.Powell 2-4, Da.Brown 1-9, Berrios 1-5, T.Montgomery 1-1. CIN, T.Boyd 5-59, Uzomah 5-51, A.Tate 4-66, Mixon 4-26, Erickson 2-21, Eifert 1-12, Bernard 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS-NYJ, None. CIN, Bullock 1

Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Boston 27 19 3 1 4 43 Florida 26 13 8 2 3 31 Buffalo 28 13 10 4 1 31 Toronto 28 13 11 2 2 30 Montreal 27 11 10 5 1 28 Tampa Bay 24 12 9 3 0 27 Ottawa 27 11 15 0 1 23 Detroit 30 7 20 2 1 17 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT SO Pts Washington 28 19 4 3 2 43 NY Islanders 25 18 5 2 0 38 Philadelphia 27 15 7 0 5 35 Carolina 27 16 10 1 0 33 Pittsburgh 27 14 9 4 0 32 NY Rangers 26 13 10 2 1 29 Columbus 26 11 11 3 1 26 New Jersey 26 9 13 1 3 22 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OT SO Pts St. Louis 29 18 5 3 3 42 Colorado 26 16 8 2 0 34 Winnipeg 27 16 10 0 1 33 Dallas 28 15 10 1 2 33 Nashville 26 12 10 2 2 28 Minnesota 27 12 11 4 0 28 Chicago 27 10 12 2 3 25 Pacific Division GP W L OT SO Pts Edmonton 29 17 9 2 1 37 Arizona 28 15 9 2 2 34 Vegas 29 14 11 4 0 32 San Jose 28 15 12 1 0 31 Vancouver 28 13 11 3 1 30 Calgary 29 13 12 4 0 30 Anaheim 27 11 12 3 1 26 Los Angeles 27 11 14 2 0 24 Monday’s games Buffalo 7, New Jersey 1 Vegas 4, NY Rangers 1 NY Islanders 4, Detroit 1 St. Louis 4, Chicago 0 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Montreal, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Florida, 7 p.m. Vegas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Arizona at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Washington at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Colorado at Toronto, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (Monday’s games)

GF GA 99 65 94 93 85 83 93 92 89 96 88 79 69 84 63 119 GF GA 104 83 75 59 85 78 88 76 93 78 84 87 66 80 66 97 GF GA 90 75 97 75 77 76 75 68 87 85 79 86 74 85 GF GA 91 84 78 67 87 82 82 91 92 84 73 86 71 82 70 89

Sabres 7, Devils 1 New Jersey Buffalo

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First Period—1, Buffalo, Eichel 17 (Ristolainen) 2:46. 2, Buffalo, Skinner 11 (Larsson) 4:59. 3, Buffalo, Sheary 4 (Skinner, Larsson) 6:57. 4, Buffalo, Sheary 5 (Larsson, McCabe) 16:41. 5, Buffalo, Asplund 1 (Mittelstadt) 19:02. Second Period—6, Buffalo, Olofsson 11 (Montour, Eichel) 4:40. 7, New Jersey, Hischier 4 (Vatanen, Gusev) 8:10 (pp). 8, Buffalo, Jokiharju 3 (Olofsson, Eichel) 12:08 (pp). Third Period—No scoring. Shots on Goal—New Jersey 6-21-18—45. Buffalo 15-8-9—32. Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 1 of 4. Buffalo 1 of 2. Goalies—New Jersey Blackwood 8-7-3 (17 shots-15 saves), Domingue 0-0-0 (15-10). Buffalo Ullmark 7-5-2 (45-44). A—15,422 (19,070). T—2:26.

Golden Knights 4, Rangers 1 Vegas NY Rangers

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First Period—1, Vegas, Tuch 3 (Marchessault, McNabb) 1:34. 2, Vegas, Tuch 4 (Schmidt, Karlsson) 3:50 (pp). Second Period—3, Vegas, Smith 12 (unassisted) 4:44. 4, Vegas, Pacioretty 10 (Glass, Stone) 6:20 (pp). 5, NY Rangers, Lemieux 4 (Trouba, Zibanejad) 15:15. Third Period—No scoring. Shots on Goal—Vegas 17-11-4—32. NY Rangers 12-7-11—30. Power-play opportunities—Vegas 2 of 2. NY Rangers 0 of 6. Goalies—Vegas Subban 3-4-2 (30 shots-29 saves). NY Rangers Lundqvist 7-6-2 (32-28). A—16,325 (18,200). T—2:19.

Islanders 4, Red Wings 1 NY Islanders Detroit

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First Period—1, NY Islanders, Lee 7 (Barzal, Pulock) 8:46. 2, NY Islanders, Beauvillier 9 (Bailey, Pulock) 13:17. Second Period—3, Detroit, Larkin 7 (Bertuzzi, Zadina) 10:36 (pp). 4, NY Islanders, Eberle 1 (Lee, Leddy) 16:34 (pp). Third Period—5, NY Islanders, Eberle 2 (Pulock, Komarov) 13:24. Shots on Goal—NY Islanders 9-6-10—25. Detroit 11-13-7—31. Power-play opportunities—NY Islanders 1 of 5. Detroit 1 of 6. Goalies—NY Islanders Varlamov 8-3-2 (31 shots-30 saves). Detroit Bernier 5-8-2 (25-21). A—17,510 (20,000). T—2:21.

Pro Basketball NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic W L Pct Toronto 15 4 .789 Boston 14 5 .737 Philadelphia 15 6 .714 Brooklyn 10 10 .500 New York 4 17 .190 Central W L Pct Milwaukee 18 3 .857 Indiana 13 7 .650 Detroit 7 13 .350 Chicago 6 14 .300 Cleveland 5 14 .263 Southeast W L Pct Miami 14 5 .737 Orlando 8 11 .421 Charlotte 8 14 .364 Washington 6 12 .333 Atlanta 5 16 .238 Western Conference Northwest W L Pct Denver 13 4 .765 Utah 12 9 .571 Minnesota 10 9 .526 Oklahoma City 8 11 .421 Portland 8 12 .400 Pacific W L Pct L.A. Lakers 17 3 .850 L.A. Clippers 15 6 .714 Phoenix 9 10 .474 Sacramento 8 10 .444 Golden State 4 18 .182 Southwest W L Pct Dallas 13 6 .684 Houston 13 6 .684 San Antonio 7 14 .333 Memphis 6 14 .300 New Orleans 6 14 .300 Sunday’s games Miami 109, Brooklyn 106 Boston 113, New York 104 Memphis 115, Minnesota 107 Dallas 114, L.A. Lakers 100 Detroit 132, San Antonio 98 Oklahoma City 107, New Orleans 104 Orlando 100, Golden State 96 Toronto 130, Utah 110 L.A. Clippers 150, Washington 125 Monday’s games Phoenix 109, Charlotte 104 Philadelphia 103, Utah 94 Atlanta 104, Golden State 79 Indiana 117, Memphis 104 Milwaukee 132, New York 88 Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s games Golden State at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Orlando, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo totaled 29 points and 15 rebounds in 22 minutes Monday night as the host Milwaukee Bucks easily extended their winning streak to 12 games with a wire-to-wire, 132-88 rout of the New York Knicks. Antetokounmpo recorded his 20th double-double in 21 games, getting his latest one in 15 minutes into the first half when the Bucks asserted their will. The only time Antetokounmpo failed to get a doubledouble was two nights ago, when he finished a rebound shy on Saturday in Milwaukee’s 41-point win over Charlotte. Antetokounmpo shot 10 of 14 from the floor, hit three 3-pointers and did not play for the final 16:54, spending the entire fourth quarter cheering on his teammates, including his brother Thanasis. D.J. MICHAEL MCLOONE/USA TODAY Wilson added a career-high Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) lays up a shot against New York Knicks forward 19 points and Khris Middleton RJ Barrett (9) and forward Julius Randle (30) at Fiserv Forum on Monday. finished with 16 points for Milwaukee, which shot 55.8 per- with 11 points. mark for the 18th time this sea- Brogdon, who scored a teamcent and hit 16 3-pointers. 76ers 103, Jazz 94 son, and extended his streak of high 19 points, also led the Julius Randle led the Knicks Tobias Harris scored 26 making at least 10 field goals squad with nine assists. with 19 points, but New York’s points and grabbed nine re- to six games. Rookie De’Andre Grizzlies center Jaren Jackother four starters – Kevin bounds, and Al Horford added Hunter scored 18 points but son Jr. led all scorers with Knox, Taj Gibson, RJ Barrett, 17 points to lift host Philadel- left the game with five min- 31 points, marking his first and Dennis Smith Jr. – com- phia past Utah. utes remaining and went to 30-plus-point effort of the seabined for 18 points on 5-of-33 Joel Embiid contributed 16 the locker room with a hand son. shooting. The Knicks lost their points and 11 rebounds while injury. Bulls 113, Kings 106 seventh game in a row. Ben Simmons had 14 points, Golden State got 24 points Lauri Markkanen stalled a Suns 109, Hornets 104 nine assists, eight rebounds from Eric Paschall, who has Sacramento flurry with four Kelly Oubre Jr. hit two and four steals for the Sixers, scored in double figures in 11 free throws, and Zach LaVine 3-point baskets in the final who improved to a league-best straight games, the most by buried a rally-killing 3-pointer minute to rescue Phoenix, 10-0 at home. The Sixers won a Warriors rookie since Klay with 1:15 remaining as visiting which blew a big lead and then their fourth game in a row. Thompson went 14 straight in recovered to win at Charlotte. Rudy Gobert paced the Jazz 2012. Paschall added nine re- Chicago held off the Kings. Oubre finished with 23 with a season-high 27 points bounds and six assists. In ending a three-game lospoints, missing the first seven to go along with 12 rebounds Pacers 117, Grizzlies 104 ing streak, the Bulls led by as of his 3-point attempts before while Donovan Mitchell added Seven Pacers players scored many as 19 points and were hitting twice from long range 18 points. Joe Ingles had 13 in double figures, Domantas still up 92-79 with 9:01 rein the last minute. Booker al- points, eight assists and eight Sabonis flirted with a triple- maining before Sacramento, so had 23 points, while Dario rebounds. double, and visiting Indiana much as it had done Saturday Hawks 104, Warriors 79 Saric posted 16 points and 10 defeated Memphis. in a dramatic win over Denver, Trae Young scored 24 points rebounds and Frank Kaminsky The Pacers shot 50 percent came on strong. and Mikal Bridges both had 12 and helped Atlanta break its from the floor, and 16 of 38 LaVine had a game-high 10-game losing streak with a (42.1 percent) from behind points. 28 points and Markkanen 20 Marvin Williams scored 22 win over visiting Golden State. the 3-point arc. Central to the to pace the Bulls, who lost at points off the bench for Char- It was the largest margin of vic- outstanding night from long lotte. The Hornets received tory for Atlanta this season, range, reserves Justin Holiday Golden State and Portland to 15 points and 13 assists from easily besting the previous and Aaron Holiday had 15 and begin a three-game western Graham. Terry Rozier had 13 high of 17 points against De- 11 points, respectively. They swing. Buddy Hield totaled combined to make eight of In- a team-high 26 points for the points while P.J. Washington troit on Oct. 24. Young reached the 20-point diana’s 3-pointers. Malcolm Kings. and Cody Zeller both finished

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Alex Tuch scored two firstperiod goals and Malcolm Subban finished with 29 saves as Vegas skated to its third consecutive win with a solid triumph over the New York Rangers. It was Tuch’s third career two-goal game. Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty also scored goals for the Golden Knights, who improved to 4-10 in franchise history against the Rangers. It marked the first time this season that Vegas has won three games in a row, all with Subban in net. Brendan Lemieux scored for New York, which had a fivegame points streak snapped (4-0-1). Henrik Lundqvist finished with 28 saves in defeat. Islanders 4, Red Wings 1 Jordan Eberle scored his ADAM HUNGER/USA TODAY first two goals of the season as New York Rangers center Artemi Panarin (10) defends Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) New York handed host Detroit during Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden. its 10th consecutive loss. Eberle was appearing in his 15th Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju Mackenzie MacEachern, Angeles in the first Freeway game this season. He scored scored in the second. Brayden Schenn and Tyler Bo- Faceoff of the season between 19 goals last season. The Sabres have beaten the zak also scored for the Blues, the NHL’s Southern California Anders Lee and Anthony Devils twice this season by a who have earned at least one rivals. Beauvillier also scored for the combined score of 14-3. Buf- point in seven of their past Carter Rowney added a goal Islanders while Semyon Var- falo’s five-goal first period was eight contests. and an assist, Jakob Silfverlamov made 30 saves. New its biggest outburst since it Patrick Kane led the Black- berg also scored, and Hampus York earned its second win in scored five against New Jersey hawks with six shots on goal a row and improved to 7-2-1 in in the second period of a 5-1 while Brandon Saad finished Lindholm had three assists for the Ducks. Goaltender Ryan its past 10 games. win on Jan. 8. with five shots. Chicago lost Miller, 39, who started beSabres 7, Devils 1 Dylan Larkin scored for the its third consecutive game and Jack Eichel’s goal less than Red Wings, whose past eight was blanked for the third time cause John Gibson was sidelined by an illness, made 34 three minutes after faceoff defeats have come in regula- this season. sparked a five-goal first period tion. Jonathan Bernier made Allen recorded his first shut- saves to improve to 4-1-0 this for host Buffalo, which contin- 21 saves. out of the season and the 20th season. Kurtis MacDermid and ued its dominance of the DevBlues 4, Blackhawks 0 of his career. The seventh-year Nikolai Prokhorkin scored, ils with an easy rout. Jaden Schwartz had a goal veteran stopped 10 shots in and Jack Campbell stopped 16 Conor Sheary scored twice and an assist, Jake Allen the first period, 11 in the secin the first for the Sabres, who stopped all 38 shots he faced, ond and 17 in the third as he of the 19 shots he faced for the Kings, whose winless streak on led 5-0 after one period and and the St. Louis Blues skated improved to 5-1-2 in 2019-20. the road reached nine games 6-0 fewer than five minutes to a 4-0 win over the host ChiDucks 4, Kings 2 into the second. Jeff Skinner cago Blackhawks on Monday Derek Grant scored twice, (0-8-1). Los Angeles last won and Rasmus Asplund added night, the reigning champi- including an empty-netter, as an away game on Oct. 22 at Anaheim defeated visiting Los Winnipeg. first-period goals before Victor ons’ fourth straight win.


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Impressions from the Seahawks’ 37-30 win vs. the Vikings Larry Stone The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Three impressions from the Seahawks’ 37-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at CenturyLink Field: — This was really three games in one – a seesaw battle into the second half, a surge by the Seahawks into a 17-point fourth-quarter lead, and then a furious comeback by the Vikings that put a major scare in Seattle before falling just short. Out of nowhere, a tight game turned into a seeming rout in the second half on a Seahawks flurry of 24 points in the span of 10:29. It was set up by two huge defensive plays: A fumble recovery by Bradley McDougald after Rasheem Green stripped Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins, and an interception by Tre Flowers. The latter led to a 13-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Rashaad Penny that put the Seahawks ahead 34-17 early in the fourth quarter. The Vikings proceeded to make them sweat with two consecutive touchdowns – a 58-yard pass from Cousins to a ridiculously open Laquon Treadwell and, after a costly DK Metcalf fumble, a 3-yard connection to Kyle Rudolph. The Vikings missed the extra point, however, and then turned the ball over on downs with just over two minutes left. The Seahawks added a field goal with 21 seconds left and then

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) during Monday’s game at CenturyLink Field.

recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to ice it, once and for all. — Wilson had a rollercoaster game. In the first half he was saddled with a bizarre pick-six

– just his fourth interception of the season but the second to be returned the distance. Wilson’s pass intended for Jacob Hollister over the middle was batted back to him by a Vikings

defender. Wilson promptly deflected it forward – right into the hands of Minnesota safety Anthony Harris, who bolted 20 yards into the end zone. The five defensive touchdowns allowed by Seattle this year are the most in the NFL. That score gave Minnesota 14-7 lead with 5:09 left in the half. But Wilson came back to throw two touchdown passes in the second half, including a beautiful 60-yard strike to a wide-open David Moore. Overall, Wilson was 21 of 31 for 240 yards. The Seahawks amassed a season-high 218 yards on the ground with a highly effective one-two punch of Chris Carson (102 yards) and Penny (74 yards). They also had a beautifully executed 29-yard run by Travis Homer on a fake punt. — -The victory had huge implications for the Seahawks in terms of playoff positioning. Had they lost, they would have been a game behind San Francisco in the NFC West and the No. 6 (and final) seed in the NFC. But by virtue of the victory, they moved into the lead in the NFC West and are the No. 2 seed in the NFC. The Seahawks and 49ers have 102 records, but the Seahawks have the edge in the division because of their overtime win over San Francisco in Santa Clara, California, in the season. New Orleans is also 10-2, but it has the No. 1 seed ahead of the Seahawks because of its win over Seattle.

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Ravens strengthen hold on No. 1 spot and Patriots drop Mark Maske The Washington Post

Each week during the season, Post NFL writer Mark Maske ranks the 28 teams. This week, the Ravens strengthen their grip on the top spot with their downto-the-wire victory over the 49ers. The Patriots drop from second to fifth with their loss to the Texans. The Seahawks, Saints and Niners move ahead of New England in a top five consisting entirely of 10-2 teams. The Bengals climb out of the No. 32 spot with their first win of the season, relegating the Giants to worst-of-the-worst status. 1. Baltimore Ravens (10-2) | Last Week’s Rank: 1 After convincing victories over the Seahawks, Patriots and Texans, the Ravens found value in being challenged and finding a way to edge the 49ers in the rain and slop Sunday in Baltimore on Justin Tucker’s field goal as time expired. The No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs is theirs to close out, and they certainly look the part of a Super Bowl team. 2. Seattle Seahawks (10-2) | Last Week’s Rank: 3 The Seahawks took over first place in the NFC West with the win Monday night at home over the Vikings. They’re the NFC’s No. 2 seed, behind the Saints. Russell Wilson has been great but he also has plenty of help, with a solid running game and a defensive front seven capable of doing its part. 3. New Orleans Saints (10-2) | Last Week’s Rank: 6 The Thanksgiving night win over the Falcons was uninspiring. But it nevertheless was a win over a team to which the Saints inexplicably lost earlier in the season. And now comes a major test Sunday with the 49ers coming to the Superdome. 4. San Francisco 49ers (10-2) | Last Week’s Rank: 4 The San Francisco defense matched up well with the Ravens’ revved-up offense and the 49ers took the game in Baltimore down to the final play, even while playing at 10 a.m. West Coast time. The Niners’ only losses of the season, to the Seahawks and Ravens, have come on last-play field goals. This is an excellent team with staying power. The 49ers will be a major factor in the NFC playoffs, whether they’re the No. 1 or the No. 5 seed. 5. New England Patriots (102) | Last Week’s Rank: 2 Yes, the Patriots’ reign will end at some point. That point could be now. The offense is in disarray. Reinforcements are not on the way, and Tom Brady’s frustration was on vivid display during Sunday night’s loss in Houston. But, as always, count out Brady and Bill Belichick at your own peril. 6. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) | Last Week’s Rank: 7 Few people are talking these

days about Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. But Mahomes has 20 touchdown passes and only two interceptions for the season, and the Chiefs are playing well entering Sunday’s game at New England. 7. Buffalo Bills (9-3) | Last Week’s Rank: 9 The Thanksgiving victory at Dallas reinforced that the Bills are a legitimate team. They probably won’t overtake the Patriots in the AFC East. But they’re not only headed to the playoffs; they’re a threat to win a game in the postseason. 8. Houston Texans (8-4) | Last Week’s Rank: 10 It was a nice accomplishment for the Texans to beat the Patriots and for coach Bill O’Brien to finally get a win over his former boss, Bill Belichick. But the Texans might have caught the Patriots at a low point and with a lengthy list of sick players. There are no excuses in the NFL, not for the Patriots or anyone else. But it might be wise not to read too much into this one result. 9. Green Bay Packers (9-3) | Last Week’s Rank: 8 The Packers probably aren’t on quite the same level as the Saints, Seahawks and 49ers. But they can beat anyone in the NFC if Aaron Rodgers gets a hot hand during the playoffs and the defense plays at an acceptable level. 10. Minnesota Vikings (8-4) | Last Week’s Rank: 5 Kirk Cousins’ career record in Monday night games fell to 0-8 with the defeat in Seattle. But this loss had a different feel to it. Cousins played relatively well and led a late comeback. The Vikings need to get healthy and be able to put RB Dalvin Cook and WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs on the field at the same time. 11. Tennessee Titans (7-5) | Last Week’s Rank: 12 It’s tempting to concede the AFC South to the Texans, but the Titans remain a factor. They’re playing well with Ryan Tannehill at QB and still face the Texans twice. 12. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) | Last Week’s Rank: 14 The Steelers got the final word in their tussle with the Browns in the proper manner: by winning a football game. 13. Chicago Bears (6-6) | Last Week’s Rank: 15 This is dangerous territory for the Bears. They cannot get fooled into believing that things will be fine if they stay the course with Mitchell Trubisky at QB. 14. Los Angeles Rams (7-5) | Last Week’s Rank: 17 The Rams aren’t done quite yet. They rebounded from the lopsided loss to the Ravens to outclass the Cardinals on Sunday. The Rams don’t match up with the NFC’s leading contenders. But they still have an outside chance to avoid the embarrassment of missing the

playoffs the season after their Super Bowl appearance. 15. Dallas Cowboys (6-6) | Last Week’s Rank: 11 Jerry Jones tried putting coach Jason Garrett on notice following the loss at New England. That didn’t work, as the Cowboys’ performance was feeble in the Thanksgiving defeat to the Bills. So now Jones is giving a try to doing nothing and hoping for the best. Good luck with that. 16. Cleveland Browns (5-7) | Last Week’s Rank: 13 Freddie Kitchens needs to show he understands that being an NFL head coach means being the adult in the room and acting in a professional manner. Having his picture taken while wearing a “Pittsburgh started it” shirt in public amounted to childish blame avoidance. It doesn’t matter who started the Browns-Steelers melee. Myles Garrett was suspended for escalating the fracas to unacceptable levels, something that Kitchens’ apparel of choice fails to acknowledge. 17. Oakland Raiders (6-6) | Last Week’s Rank: 16 Remember all those apologies that were issued a few weeks ago to Jon Gruden when the Raiders appeared to be playoff contenders? Did they come with an expiration date? Now the Raiders are back to faltering. 18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) | Last Week’s Rank: 20 A 3-1 finish would get the Buccaneers to .500. If that happens, a case could be made that it’s reasonable to stay the course with Jameis Winston at QB, even with all the turnovers. He is second in the NFL in passing yards, behind only Dak Prescott. 19. Denver Broncos (4-8) | Last Week’s Rank: 25 It wasn’t exactly a great performance by rookie QB Drew Lock in his first NFL start Sunday against the Chargers. But the Broncos managed to win in dramatic fashion, so that’s at least something on which to build. 20. Indianapolis Colts (6-6) | Last Week’s Rank: 18 The Colts, with four losses in five games, have reverted to being the team they probably should have been all season. The kicking miseries continued Sunday for Adam Vinatieri. He’s an all-time great but if this season is it for him, his career is coming to an unceremonious close. 21. Miami Dolphins (3-9) | Last Week’s Rank: 27 The punter-to-kicker touchdown off the fake field goal during the victory over the Eagles was ingenious. Unless it hadn’t worked, of course. Then it would have been foolishly illconceived. 22. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) | Last Week’s Rank: 21 The loss to the Dolphins simply was inexcusable for a team

in position to tie for the division lead. It underscores that the Eagles simply are not a very good team. They still could end up winning the dreadful NFC East. They’ll be at home for the Dec. 22 meeting with the Cowboys that could be for the division crown. But winning this division looks like less of an accomplishment all the time. 23. Los Angeles Chargers (48) | Last Week’s Rank: 23 The late defensive pass interference call against the Chargers, which produced yet another excruciating defeat, was a little picky but probably correct. The real question is: What in the world were the Chargers doing on that play? It’s no wonder that they lose so many games in such agonizing fashion.

24. New York Jets (4-8) | Last Week’s Rank: 19 Losing Sunday to the previously winless Bengals after losing last month to the then-winless Dolphins is such a Jets thing to do. 25. Washington Redskins (39) | Last Week’s Rank: 29 The Redskins are, in terms of current level of play, the best team in all of the NFC East. Such as it is. 26. Carolina Panthers (5-7) | Last Week’s Rank: 22 The loss to the Redskins may have sealed the coaching fate of Ron Rivera. But if Rivera indeed is fired by new Panthers owner David Tepper, expect him to land another NFL head coaching job very quickly. 27. Atlanta Falcons (3-9) | Last

Week’s Rank: 24 That two-win resurgence after the 1-7 start? That has quickly given way to losses to the Buccaneers and Saints, and there’s simply nothing positive about this season. 28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) | Last Week’s Rank: 26 The switch back to rookie Gardner Minshew II at QB is the proper move under the circumstances. There are big decisions to be made by this organization moving forward. Doug Marrone probably will be out as the coach. Will Tom Coughlin leave the front office? The new decision-making regime will have to pick between Minshew and Nick Foles.

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BGSS PROPERTIES LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/28/2019. Cty: COLUMBIA. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to THE LLC, PO BOX 237, STUYVESANT FALLS, NY 12174. General Purpose. CITY OF HUDSON, NEW YORK PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the City of Hudson, New York will conduct Public Hearings on December 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Warren Street, Hudson, New York, on a site plan application from Site plan application from Galvan Initiatives Foundation to convert a vacant train depot into a brewery/tasting room at 708 State Street, Tax ID #110.91-66.1; a site plan application from Helsinki on the Hudson for a lot line adjustment due to an overhang encroachment from a building on the property line at 413-415 Columbia Street, Tax ID #109.522-46; and continuation of Public Hearings on a conditional use permit with a site plan component from A. Colarusso and Son Inc. for a replacement bulkhead at 175 South Front Street, Tax ID #109.15-1-1; and a conditional use permit with a site plan component from A. Colarusso and Son Inc. for haul road improvements at 175 South Front Street, Tax ID #109.15-1-1. All those interested parties will have an opportunity at this time to be heard in connection with said applications. PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GERMANTOWN Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Germantown will hold a Public Hearing on December 10, 2019 at 7pm on proposed Local Law No. 4 of 2019: A Local Law Amending the Code of Ethics to Abolish the Town Board of Ethics and Appoint the Columbia County Board of Ethics for the Town of Germantown. The public hearing will be followed immediately by the Town Board monthly meeting, held in the Germantown Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, New York. Joyce Vale, Town Clerk December 3, 2019

Greenville, New York 1083 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES The Board of Education of the Greenville Central School District in Greene County, New York, hereby invites responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Architectural Services. The RFP document may be obtained at the District Business Office, 4982 State Route 81, Greenville, New York. Responses will be received no later than January 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the District Office, 4982 State Route 81, Greenville, New York at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids. Robyn Bhend Business Official Harts Arts LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on October 31, 2019. Office location: Columbia County, NY. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 495, Ghent, NY 12075. Purpose: General business purposes. LEGAL NOTICE Article of Organization was filed with SSNY on 10/10/2019 for Hugs Rock, LLC, located in Greene County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom any process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of the process to the LLC. 75 Malden Ave., Palenville NY 12463. Purpose: any lawful business activity. Duration: perpetual. TOWN OF CATSKILL PLANNING BOARD Town of Catskill Town Hall 439 Main Street Catskill, New York 12414 (518) 943-2141 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Town of Catskill Planning Board will hold a public hearing in accordance with Town Law § 276 and the Town of Catskill Subdivision Regulations on December 10, 2019 at 7:10 PM at Town Hall, 439-441 Main Street in the Town of Catskill, to consider a three lot minor subdivision of land located on Castle Rd. , Catskill, proposed by William Xedis. Written and oral comments will be accepted until the close of the public hearing.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE KISKATOM FIRE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Town Law, Article Greenville Central 11, Section 175(1), the School District annual election of the 4982 State Route 81 Kiskatom Fire District P.O. Box 129 will be held Tuesday,

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December 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Voting will take place at the firehouse of the Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, 4838 Route 32 in the Town of Catskill. The purpose of this election is to elect one (1) Commissioner for a term of five (5) years commencing on January 1, 2020. In accordance with Town Law, Article 11, Section 176(7), candidates for the above offices must file their petitions with Secretary Donald MacCormack on or before November 20, 2019. Such candidates shall submit their names on the Kiskatom Fire District's petition form with the signatures of qualified voters of said District. In accordance with Town Law, Article 11, Section 175-a(2a), to be eligible to vote, voters must be a resident of the Kiskatom Fire District and registered with the Greene County Board of Elections on or before November 18, 2019. Board of Commissioners, Kiskatom Fire District Donald MacCormack, Secretary 4838 Route 32 Catskill, NY 12414 TOWN OF CLAVERACK ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Claverack will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Claverack Town Hall, Rte. 217, Mellenville, New York on the following application(s): Forth Wood, Jane Area Variance: Tax Map #(SBL) 121 . 3 – 1 – 62 Located at 559 State Rte. 23-B. Area Variance for Dimensions & Density Construction of a carport without a permit that does not meet the required setbacks. Persons wishing to comment at such hearing may do so in person, by attorney or by other such authorized representative. Communications in writing may be filed with the Zoning Board of Appeals, Attention Secretary Jodi Keyser, PO Box V Mellenville, NY 12544 or by email at keyserkrew@yahoo.com in advance of the meeting. Please note that inclusion of the application upon the agenda does not guarantee that the applicant will be present at the meeting. SUMMONS & NOTICE Index No. 19-0771; Filed September 18, 2019 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF GREENE HUNTER MOUNTAIN BASE LODGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EMMA J. ROBB, if living; or if Emma J. Robb is dead, then RAYMOND W. ROBB, LAURA ROBB ROGERS, and EDWARD B. ROBB, if any of said defendants are living; or if Emma J. Robb and any of the other above-named defendants are dead, then JOHN DOE #1 through #100 and JANE DOE #1 through #100, said names being fictitious and being intended to designate and represent persons

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NFL notebook: Banned Shaw reportedly bet against own team Field Level Media

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw, suspended last week through at least the 2020 season for allegedly betting on NFL games, was caught by placing a bet that included a Cardinals game, ESPN reported Monday citing multiple sources. What’s more, according to the report, Shaw placed what was in essence a bet against his team. Shaw, who signed with the Cardinals in March but has yet to play with them after going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury in August, placed a threeteam parlay bet at a Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, ESPN reported, with one of the bets being Tampa Bay to outscore the Cardinals in the second half of their Week 10 game. The Bucs won, but the bet was a loser. There was no indication at the time of Shaw’s suspension that he bet on Cardinals games. The 27-year-old can seek reinstatement to the NFL on Feb. 15, 2021. –Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced that rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew, who replaced struggling Nick Foles on Sunday, will start this week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Minshew has a passer rating of 91.1 with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions, going 4-4 as a starter. Foles is 0-4 as a starter since signing with a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He went down Week 1 against Kansas City with broken clavicle. –New England quarterback Tom Brady tried to quell the panic following his team’s 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night. “We’re not 2-10, we’re 10-2,” Brady said in a

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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw (27) during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium.

radio interview Monday with WEEI in Boston, adding, “We’re just trying to do the best we can do. We have our whole season ahead of us, and we have to learn from the things we did last night and try to go out there and get a really tough win against K.C. and see if we can get back to winning.” Brady has 18 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2019, but his passer rating of 88.2 is well off of his career mark of 97.1. –The Baltimore Ravens, 10-2 and winners of eight in a row, are the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl at most sportsbooks, surpassing the Patriots. New Orleans moved up to second at most major U.S. books with New England third and San Francisco fourth. Baltimore is at 5-2 odds at DraftKings and Caesars, followed by the Saints (7-2), Patriots (9-2) and 49ers (61). San Francisco lost to the Ravens on Sunday. –The Patriots center Ted Karras sustained an MCL

sprain against the Texans and was to undergo an MRI exam to confirm the diagnosis, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported. –The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve after he injured his ankle against Chicago on Thanksgiving. –New York Jets safety Jamal Adams’ availability for this weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins is in question due to an ankle injury, with coach Adam Gase calling him “legit week-toweek.” –The Minnesota Vikings put linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion) on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Alexander Hollins to the 53-man roster before Monday night’s game at Seattle. –The Denver Broncos are placing defensive end Derek Wolfe on season-ending injured reserve with an elbow injury, Rapoport reported. Wolfe was hurt Sunday against the Los Angeles

Chargers, but not until after collecting his sixth and seventh sacks of the season. –The Atlanta Falcons activated punter Matt Bosher from injured reserve and designated rookie guard Chris Lindstrom to return from IR. –Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross will play this weekend, coach Zac Taylor announced. Ross went out with a shoulder injury Sept. 30 after recording 16 catches for 328 yards and three touchdowns in four games. –The Cardinals released cornerback Tramaine Brock Sr. and running back Zach Zenner. Brock had 37 tackles and three passes defensed in 10 games. Zenner had two carries for minus-3 yards in three games. –Miami signed defensive back Eric Rowe signed a three-year contract extension worth a reported $18 million. The 27-year-old has recorded 59 tackles and seven pass deflections this season.

There were hints at why Chris Petersen decided to walk away from UW Larry Stone The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Chris Petersen’s decision to step down Monday as the University of Washington’s football coach was so stunning and seemingly incongruous that my first inclination was to wonder if the school’s press release was a hoax or a hack. Why in the world would a successful coach such as Petersen, still relatively young at age 55 with highly acclaimed recruiting classes on the way, walk away from one of the best jobs in college football? Certainly, a disappointing 7-5 season in 2019 has been a blow to everyone in the program, based on the high expectations that Petersen has forged during his six years at Washington. But considering his accomplishments, that blip did not result in any significant pressure being foisted upon Petersen – except perhaps that which was self-imposed. At this point, it’s all just guesses and speculation until Petersen talks at a news conference Tuesday morning. But to me, the key was in a quote attributed to him in the press release – “I’ll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties, and recharge.” That word, “recharge,” jumped out at me. It was similar to what manager Mike Hargrove said when he abruptly walked away from the Mariners in the midst of an eight-game winning streak in 2007. He was 57. Petersen was far more successful than Hargrove, but I think we tend to underestimate the toll that coaching – particularly football at this level – can take on a person. It’s an all-consuming occupation with tremendous pressure and unhealthy time commitments. Petersen is the third big-name college coach under age 60 to resign recently at more or less the top of the profession – following Bob Stoops at Oklahoma after the 2016 season at age

56 and Urban Meyer at Ohio State after the 2018 season at age 54. It is telling that when Petersen was asked at the time about Stoops’ resignation, he said he could absolutely understand why he did it. In many ways, Petersen was an accidental coach. The son of a high-school and small-college coach in Northern California, he didn’t get into the profession because he had a burning desire to do so. He got into it because his playing career fizzled and it turned out he was good at it. Petersen’s dad, Ron Petersen, addressed that topic in an interview with the Seattle Times’ Adam Jude after Chris Petersen was hired to succeed Steve Sarkisian in 2014. “He was the typical coach’s kid who gets exposed to all those things, so it was second nature to him,” Ron Petersen said. “(But) he didn’t want to have 18- to 22-year-olds determining his happiness. So he said he was not going to coach.” When a chance to play quarterback in the Canadian Football League fell through, Petersen returned to his alma mater, UC Davis, to finish his bachelor’s degree in psychology. A coach there, Bob Foster, talked him into coaching the freshman team, and a career was born. But Petersen always tried to coach in a more humane manner than those in the profession who famously slept in the office and ignored all other aspects of their lives. His outlook was honed by his young son’s battle with pediatric cancer, which imbued him with a strong sense of perspective that there was more to life than wins and losses. Petersen always insisted that his assistant coaches go home at dark. He wanted them to have balance, too. And he was facing an excruciating decision on the future of an assistant coach he loves and admires in beleaguered Husky offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan – who played quarterback for

Petersen at Boise State. Increasingly, Petersen blanched at the cutthroat world of recruiting, and the byzantine rules surrounding it. He made it clear that he was not looking forward to the advent of players being able to make money for their likeness, name and image, an era that seems inevitable in college sports. There were many, in fact, who felt Petersen enjoyed teaching his “Built for Life” principles and forging character in young men more than the football aspect and all the hoopla that surrounded it. This year, in particular, there seemed to be a strained atmosphere around the program, perhaps to be expected in an underachieving year. Petersen was an excellent recruiter but told people close to him that he never wanted to cut corners or stretch rules to get top recruits. It is to his credit that there was never a hint of impropriety during his reign. As far as could be ascertained, his integrity was genuine and deeply rooted. It’s also a boon to the Huskies that the hand-off to new coach Jimmy Lake will be so smooth. In retrospect, it seems likely that Lake at least had an inkling he was the heir apparent when he turned down a full-court-press last offseason by Alabama’s Nick Saban to become his defensive coordinator. Petersen’s legacy at Washington will be a glittering one, having pulled the Huskies back into the upper echelon of the college football hierarchy. He leaves them well prepared for the future with two blue-chip recruits on the way, quarterback Sam Huard and linebacker Sav’ell Smalls. But there always will be the lingering question of how much more he could have accomplished if he had stayed for, say, another decade. Maybe that was never in the cards for Chris Petersen. Now his happiness won’t be determined any longer by 18to 22-year-old kids.

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores watches the end of the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

A lot of people owe Flores and Dolphins an apology Adam H. Beasley Miami Herald

MIAMI — The upstart Miami Dolphins have won three of five, including two against teams in the playoff conversation. So this seems like the perfect time to appreciate just how poorly some of the national commentary from earlier in the season ago has aged. — Before the opener, Louis Riddick, the former Redskins and Eagles director of pro personnel, said the Dolphins had gone too far in stripping down their roster and that “Brian Flores has been put in an impossible situation.” — Former NFL Players Association President Dominique Foxworth, the week after the Dolphins’ 43-0 loss to the Patriots, said the Dolphins’ tear-down plan was “unethical and morally reprehensible as far as I’m concerned.” — Just five weeks ago, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young said the following on ESPN: “What the Miami Dolphins have done this year is put people at risk physically and it’s not right. You can’t be so irresponsible to peoples’ health. It’s not right.” — After the Dolphins’ nationally televised loss to the Steelers, many — including the entire panel on ESPN’s “Get Up” — used Flores’ (wrong) decision to blitz eight on third-and-20 as a sign that even the were in on the tank. Mike Greenberg called it “disgraceful.” Now, there’s not a single person in sports media that hasn’t said or written something they regret when time and events prove them wrong. We here at the Herald engaged in some (misguided) hyperbole earlier this year, too. But the over-the-top, personal nature of some of the remarks made about this franchise seemed severe at the time, and downright absurd in light of how well the Dolphins have played since their bye. Yes, they are talent-deficient. This is still probably the worst roster in football, even with the emergence of players like DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki, Eric Rowe and Nik Needham. But there’s a big difference between (rightly) pointing out shortcomings and calling an entire organization immoral. Flores said Monday that he “(doesn’t) know much about it,” when asked about the pointed criticism, adding “it doesn’t matter what anyone else says.” Flores later said: “To me, in this league, if your only motivation is what everyone else says, you’re probably not going to be here that long. I think

you’ve got to have an internal motivation, an internal drive, a constant chip on your shoulder.” He already has proven the critics wrong. And given the Dolphins’ closing schedule — their next three opponents, the Jets, Giants and Bengals, have a combined .146 winning percentage — four or even five wins on the season is a real possibility. What’s more, the Dolphins might actually be too good. They wanted to emerge from this season in a position to land their franchise quarterback in the draft, and for now, that plan is still viable. They’d pick fourth if the season ended today. Yes, if they somehow finish 6-10, they could drop out of the top 10 altogether. But the computer models don’t think that’s likely. ESPN’s Football Power Index projects the Dolphins to own the fourth, 19th (acquired from the Steelers in the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade) and 24th (Texans, Laremy Tunsil trade) picks in April’s draft, the network’s reporter Cameron Wolfe tweeted Monday. Even after Sunday’s win, the Dolphins still have a 69.7% chance at picking in the top 5 and a 98.7% chance of doing so in the top 10. So, in a bizarre way, this is setting the Dolphins up perfectly to draft the quarterback many thought they’d land all along. Tua Tagovailoa could make a lot of sense at, say, No. 6 overall, given the Dolphins’ need and his troublesome injury history. And if they need to move up a spot or two to ensure they get him, they will have in estimated 14 draft picks at their disposal. And here’s a way the Dolphins winning this year actually helps their offseason plan: They’re proving to free agents that this is a capable, and perhaps even excellent, coaching staff on a franchise trending the right direction. If the Dolphins went winless and ended up one of the worst teams in league history, they might have had to pay a premium to lure the best players to Miami. Now, they look more like run-of-the-mill bad team, albeit a bad team with some $120 million in salary cap space next spring. “We’re going to be a tough, smart, disciplined team,” Flores said. “We’re going to work hard, we’re going to give great effort, we’re going to compete. If that’s the type of player you are, or that’s the type of person you are, then this is the right place for you. If you’re not, it’s not the right place for you. If that’s attractive, great, but that’s the way it is. We’re not going to change.”


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Preview From B1 Clippers’ coach Christina Sharpe welcomes back six other players from a team that finished 12-9 a year ago.

PATROON CATSKILL Coach: Chris Quinn Returnees: Janay Brantley (freshman), Aaliyah Shook (freshman), Kiana Salerno (sophomore), Hannah Konsul (sophomore), Aizlyn O’Connell (senior). Newcomers: Sara Liepman (junior), Alanna Holt (junior), Amaia Sisto (junior). Coach’s comments: I’m excited about this group because they’re all scrappy and finally the culture is changing where they all love to play basketball. My key contributors will all be freshman or sophomores with the upper classmen being more of role players. Janay will again be our leader and we’ll lean on her to do it all ... even in the post a little. Aaliyah Shook has worked tirelessly on her game since last season and has improved by leaps and bounds. Hannah Konsul is steadily improving and once she realizes she can be a dominant player she’s going to be tough to stop from three point line in. Aizlyn O’Connell is our vocal leader and is tough as nails and will be able to get us those tough physical baskets down low. Kiana Salierno is our wild card ... once she gets the confidence she can

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be a difference maker for us ... Sara Liepman is a hard nosed defender who can also score the ball...Holt and Sisto will be role players that will be relied on to give us valuable minutes ... we’re a much better ball handling team with the emergence of Aaliyah and Sara, but make no mistake we know where our bread is buttered with Janay ... Even though we’re technically still very young we will not use that as an excuse ... I expect us to be very competitive in the Patroon this year.

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CHATHAM Coach: John Roloson Last year: 13-8 Returnees: Naveah DaigleVellon (senior), Paige LeeEaton (senior), Hailey Cascioli (junior), Hannah Taylor (junior), Abby Taylor (sophomore). Newcomers: Hannah Kelly (junior), Erin Madsen (sophomore), Allyson Engel (sophomore), Gabby Morse (sophomore). Coach’s comments: This year’s team is a good mix of experienced and athletic players. Versatility should also be a key component for this team. We expect to be competitive with every team on our schedule.

GREENVILLE Coach: Steve Gipprich Last year: 13-8 Returnees: Lauren Rauf (junior), Natalie Krasney (senior), Meghan Misuraca (senior). Newcomers: Kailyn Silk (senior), Kaitlin Naze (junior), Molly SanEmeterio (junior), Emily Duncan (junior), Skylar Petit (junior), Josie O’Hare

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(sophomore), Emma Haller (sophomore). Coach’s comments: Greenville girls varsity basketball is looking to be a competitive young team this year. We have three returning players with Natalie Krasney and Meghan Misuraca as the returning captains. Greenville will look to play fast and be physical down low. With a young group of girls coming up from JV, our goal is to continue to be near the top of the league. We are excited to see two new players join the Spartan program this year in Kaitlin Naze and Kaitlyn Silk.

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eliminated by the Houston Astros in a six-game AL Championship Series, the Yankees added a one-year extension for Aroldis Chapman, who had

the right to opt out of the final two years remaining on his original contract. “He’s an integral part of the team...an elite closer,”

Steinbrenner said. “And we would have been a lesser team without him, without a doubt.” As for the 2019 season in review, Steinbrenner offered a mix of pride and disappointment. “We enter every October with the mindset of winning a championship and we failed to do that, there’s no way to sugarcoat that,” Steinbrenner told YES. “In the end, in October, we failed. (But) that does not mean the season, of course, was a failure. “Given all the adversity we faced, with 30 different guys on the IL, and just all the transitioning of guys coming up, guys going down...to win the division for he first time in seven years (and) to win 103 games, there was a lot of bright spots in the season as a whole. “But in the end we didn’t get it done.”

rosters for consecutive seasons. But the coach hasn’t done himself any favors, amassing a 21-82 record with the Knicks. There’s no identity. No style of play. No sense of flow or structure. Since Fizdale lost his final eight games in Memphis, he really only has 21 wins in his last 111 games as an NBA coach. That’s an ugly statistic. And frankly, the only thing Mills has left to sell is that the coach is the problem. Every other explanation has gone to

the incinerator. From the moment Mills usurped Phil Jackson in 2017 and tried to disavow all associations with the Zen Master, nearly all the promises from he and Fizdale have proven false: — They were going to be an attractive destination for superstars. (Nope.) — They were going to build an identity and culture. (Nope.) — They were going be masters at player development.

(Nope.) — They were going to be competitive and improve every year. (Nope.) — They were going build a team around Kristaps Porzingis. (Nope.) According to ESPN, Mills has been “laying the groundwork” to fire Fizdale. And now you wonder again — following Monday’s no-show — how close he is to pulling the trigger. After all, what is the point of continuing down this road?

the media is, ‘Three games straight he did this and that,’ “ George said. “I just hate the narratives created by him being back.” Concerns regarding the former superstar’s defense and willingness to accept a potentially diminished role contributed to his delay in landing another NBA job. He dismissed the idea of coming off the bench while with Oklahoma City before acquiescing in Houston. Thus far with Portland, Anthony has been a starter and net positive. The Trail Blazers are outscoring

opponents by 6.2 points during his 30.6 minutes per game while being outscored by three points when he sits. “As you can see he can still run it up and down the floor, still got a lot of basketball left,” Leonard said. “It’s just going to be a fun matchup for us.” The Clippers have beaten Portland already once this season, on Nov. 7, but insights gleaned from that performance might not hold up this time around, and not only because Anthony has changed Portland’s lineup. At the time of the last

meeting, George was still undergoing his offseason injury rehab and ex-Trail Blazer Maurice Harkless was coming off the bench; now each starts. Forward JaMychal Green and guards Rodney McGruder and Landry Shamet combined to play 59 minutes before; now all are hurt. The Clippers are eagerly awaiting their return in order to finally play with a complete roster. But the team’s two biggest stars are just as pleased to have Anthony back on the floor again, too, firing jump shots just like old times.

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a 103-win season. Plus, the Yankees still have potential holes to fill at two major positions – shortstop and center field – with Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner in the free agent market and Aaron Hicks in a lengthy rehab from his recent Tommy John surgery. Steinbrenner did not abandon the idea of re-signing Gardner, 36, coming off arguably his best season. “He checks all the boxes, offensively, defensively, and his presence in the clubhouse. His leadership is key,” Steinbrenner told YES. “We’re going to be talking about (resigning him) seriously...and see where it ends up.” Shortly after being

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on his four-year deal, became a dead coach on the sideline the moment Knicks president Steve Mills — at the urging of James Dolan — hijacked a postgame press conference and declared that the team needs to play better. Mills has been an abject failure as a basketball executive and saddled Fizdale with supremely flawed

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and that alone was worth celebrating, suggested George, who has not appreciated the box-score scrutiny created so early in Anthony’s return. “I just hate how, you know, first game Melo came back and the whole media was ‘His plus-minus is this,’ and ‘Him being on the floor, Portland generated this,’ and then now, he’s playing well and

Coach: Tom Davis Last year: N/A Returnees: Kirsten Shumsky (5-3, senior), Marleah Perry (5-3, senior), Julianna Carrasquillo (5-3, senior), Emily Mottoshiski (5-9, junior). Newcomers: Sam Klima (5-2, senior), Macayla Sparacino (5-1, junior), Madison Davis (5-6, junior), Marissa Kernan (5-8, junior), Lola Hughes (5-7, sophomore), Sydney Cooper (5-8, sophomore), Jennie Beck (5-6). Coach’s comments: We are a relatively young team with some new players. We will play hard every night and will show improvement throughout the season.

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Coach: Adam Vooris Last year: 10-8 Returnees: Madie Graham (5-10, senior), Abby Dolge (5-4, sophomore). Newcomers: Haley Ames (5-3, sophomore), Miyah Richards (5-8, sophomore), Clare Knapp (5-7, sophomore), Ashley Ames (5-4, freshman), Delaney More (5-9, freshman), Malati Culver (5-9, freshman). Coach’s comments: Madie is our only returner from last year’s team. She is our only Senior and is going to be leading a young group on the court. Going into her Senior year she has already made her mark as one of the most prolific shooters in our school’s history. Just recently Madie signed her letter of intent to play Division II Adelphi University next year. Abby Dolge, the electric guard, got her first taste of varsity action last year in our final sectional game. She is coming into this season ready to run our offense. We are very young. Last year we finished 9-7 in the league, won a first round sectional game and then lost to Mechanicville. It is a completely new look for us this year. I am excited to see what this group can do, they have a great knowledge of the game and are playing very well together.

CHVL GERMANTOWN Coach: Christina Pudney Last year: 12-9 Returnees: Jennifer Ljutich (5-6, senior), Kierlan Denninger (5-6, senior), Kaycee

Hayes (5-1, junior), Victoria Decker (5-8, junior), Kaitlyn Stagno (5-0, junior), Megan Dunn (5-7, junior), Riley Gibbons (5-8, junior). Newcomers: Anna Ruiz Garcia (5-5, senior), Brianna Mergenthaler (5-4, junior), Ryane Anderson (5-7, sophomore), Jordan Wyant (5-3, sophomore), Kathryn Bathrick (5-8, sophomore). Coach’s comments: This team has good depth, size, speed and plays good defense. We started eight different players at various times last year, including all seven returning. Returning senior Kierlan Denninger is our defensive stalwart, having been assigned to play many a top scorer. I will look to her and fellow senior Jennifer Ljutich to lead a good defensive team. Junior Riley Gibbons has been the leading scorer and rebounder for the last two years and I will look to her to continue to establish her presence. Juniors Megan Dunn and Kaycee Hayes continue to be a threat from the 3 point line. They, along with others who have either gained confidence or moved up this year should allow us to stretch the defense. There are many key role players which give us depth and help solidify this team. With a large core of returning players, along with some talented girls that have moved up, we are looking to make a deep run in sectionals. We are playing some solid competition to challenge us to play to the next level.

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The Cincinnati Reds and free agent infielder Mike Moustakas agreed to a fouryear, $64 million contract, multiple media outlets reported Monday. Moustakas, 31, batted .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs in 143 games with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019. He made the All-Star team for the third time. According to numerous reports, the Reds play to play the long-time third baseman at second base. Moustakas was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft and played his first sevenplus seasons with the Royals, earning All-Star honors in 2015 and 2017 and helping Kansas City win the World Series in 2015. The Royals traded him to the Brewers in July 2018. He was named the 2017 American League Comeback Player of the Year after slugging a career-high 38 homers. Moustakas missed most of the 2016 season with a torn ACL. –The Boston Red Sox traded catcher Sandy Leon to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista. Leon, 30, played in 358 games over five seasons in Boston. In 2019, he appeared in 65 games at catcher (50 starts) and hit .192 with five home runs and 19 RBIs. –The San Diego Padres acquired second baseman Jurickson Profar from the Oakland A’s for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named. Profar, 26, is entering his final season of arbitration and was a non-tender candidate for Oakland, which is looking at a payroll crunch for 2020. He has been projected to earn $5.8 million next season. Profar hit .218 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs in 139 games last season. Allen, 25, appeared in 34 games last season as a rookie for the Padres, hitting .215 with no home runs and three RBIs in 65 at-bats. –The Miami Marlins acquired two infielders, claiming first baseman Jesus Aguilar off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and adding second baseman/shortstop Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitcher Easton

Lucas. Aguilar, 29, split last season between the Brewers and the Rays, a year after he was an All-Star for Milwaukee. He hit a combined .236/.325/.389 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 131 games this year. Villar, 28, played in all 162 for Baltimore this year, hitting .274/.339/.453 with 24 homers, 73 RBIs and 40 steals. –Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was named the winner of the 2019 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. Jorge Soler of the Kansas City Royals finished second in the voting. The 39-year-old veteran batted .311 with 41 homers and 108 RBIs in 120 games this season as he helped the Twins claim the American League Central division title. The six-time All-Star led AL designated hitters in runs, hits, total bases, home runs, RBIs, batting average and slugging percentage. –The Chicago Cubs parted ways with infielder Addison Russell when they didn’t tender him a contract, making him a free agent. Russell’s now ex-wife Melisa Reidy detailed allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse on her blog in September 2018. Russell, 25, served a 40-game suspension – including the first 28 games of the 2019 season – for the violation of the league’s domestic violence policy. The former All-Star, who helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series batted .237 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in 82 games last season when he saw more action at second base (39 starts) than shortstop (16). –Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $5.4 million. McCann batted .273 with 18 homers, 60 RBIs and 62 runs scored in 118 games last season, his first with the White Sox. He was named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career. –The Minnesota Twins and Ehire Adrianza avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million deal. The 30-year-old infielder is getting a $300,000 raise. Adrianza batted .272 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 83 games last season.


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Employee upset about raunchy talk at work Dear Abby, My husband works with a group of men who often become vulgar in their conversations. My husband was raised to have respect and dignity, so he is uncomfortable with it. DEAR ABBY The men discuss their wives and girlfriends in explicit detail. Some of them have daughters. It is just insane! Would they want someone talking about their daughters like that?! My husband tries to ignore it or change the subject. Although he gets stressed about it, he can’t go to the boss because his boss chimes in. The boss once said, “Oh, it’s just men talking.” My husband finds the whole thing disrespectful. He could go to Human Resources, but he’s not sure he should. What should he do? Uncomfortable In Wyoming

JEANNE PHILLIPS

Your husband should not have to be subjected to conversations in the workplace that make him uncomfortable. He should have spoken up when it first happened. And he should still make his feelings known and bow out of these interactions. If HR in that company is strong enough to institute some rules that will be respected, he should alert someone there to the uncomfortable work environment in his department. Dear Abby, I’m a widow of two years who is taking my

first steps getting back out there into the dating world. The dating sites scare me for lots of reasons. My biggest concern is the sexual part of dating. How do you know if the person is healthy? Do you ask if they have been tested lately, or ever? Should I have to ask if they have protection? I’m way past getting pregnant, but I don’t want any surprises either. I do plan on getting to know the man before I get to the romantic part, but would like to know how to address my concerns. Ready To Move Forward You are a wise lady. According to the Centers for Disease Control, STDs like herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis are spreading like wildfire. In 2017, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States. You should also be aware that 1 in 6 new cases of HIV diagnosed were among people over the age of 50. This is why, before getting to the “romantic part,” it is imperative you have a frank, honest, open discussion about sexually transmitted diseases and to refrain from having unprotected sexual contact unless you and your partner are in an exclusive relationship and you both have been tested, preferably together.

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I think that the 250,000 figure is not believable. The study looked at in-hospital deaths, which would mean that over a third and perhaps half of all inhospital deaths are due to medical negligence. That just isn’t reasonable. While I will certainly admit that medical errors and negligence are an important cause of death, which must be (and has been) scrutinized so these deaths can be avoided, other studies have found much different results. A 2019 study with a very powerful design from the University of Washington found that just over 1% of deaths are due to medical error, but that medical error contributed to 2.7% of all deaths. This is still far too many; however, it is much less than the Hopkins study suggested. Not surprisingly, the study showed that it is primarily older individuals at risk from medical error. Importantly, the rate of mortality due to medical error fell over the time period, reflecting the work that has gone into reducing medical errors. Increasing the number of physicians may help. There are certainly areas in North America with physician shortages, particularly primary care doctors. However, medical errors are often the result of systems errors. In my opinion, we need systems solutions to further reduce the risk of medical

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What’s the real story on medical negligence? A 2016 Hopkins study reported that medical negligence accounts for 250,000 deaths per year. And that’s just mortality; it does not include any contributions to living with disease. My own view is to attribute nearly all of this to the fact that physicians are severely overworked. What do you think about all of this? TO YOUR

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error. This will be more important than having more primary care doctors, partly because medical errors leading to deaths happen more often in the hospital, where primary care doctors are largely replaced by a number of specialty positions, like hospitalists, intensivists and other inpatient medicine specialists. What do doctors think of tattoos? Are any of the inks used likely to produce cancer? Do tattoos make cancers harder to find on skin? Some of the inks used for tattoos have been classified as carcinogenic (cancer-causing) or possibly carcinogenic. In theory, tattoos could make cancers harder to find. However, the data suggest that the risk appears to be small. Extensive literature searches found only 64 reported cases of skin cancer arising in tattoos from 1938 to 2018, which suggests the risk is no greater than the risk in a person without tattoos. There are trends toward larger and darker tattoos now, with some people opting for “blackout” tattoos, which turn an entire body part (usually the upper arm) completely black. This type of tattoo would certainly make finding a cancer, or a precancerous lesion that might be removed before becoming a cancer, more challenging. What do doctors think? It depends on the doctor, but the health risk of tattoos is small when professional tattoo artists follow correct technique, since infection has traditionally been the biggest health risk. Skin reactions to the metals used in tattoo ink are well-described, which is probably the next most common health risk. These risks are still small.

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Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you are not one to follow the rules simply because that is expected of you, but rather you will toe the line if doing so benefits you in some palpable, measurable way. You are always looking out for yourself, and are keen on making headway where others cannot; you want to score a number of “firsts” in your lifetime, and you know how to do it, too. Your passions are marrow-deep, and yet you don’t ever let them get the better of you; you know how to control your mind and your heart in such a way that you are able to keep thought and feeling in almost perfect equilibrium throughout even the most difficult of days. You lose your temper only in the presence of injustice, which is something you simply cannot abide. Also born on this date are: Tyra Banks, model; Marisa Tomei, actress; Lila McCann, singer; Jay-Z, rapper; Wassily Kandinsky, painter; Jeff Bridges, actor; Gary Rossington, guitarist. 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. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You’ll learn much about your current situation by watching how others react when they hear of it. You can solve an important mystery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Not everything is fun and games, and today you’ll have to get serious and apply to a certain dilemma all the tools at your disposal. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You don’t want

to be dealing in rumor and innuendo today. Get the facts, and promote only those ideas that are based in what you know. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You’re likely to face certain dangers today, but this is nothing new; experience should enable you to come through with ease. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A certain situation may get out of hand, and you’re the only one who can stop it from doing so. The sooner you’re on the case, the better! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You mustn’t make the mistake of submitting work as soon as you’ve completed it today. Go back and check for errors; rewrite if you must! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — A simple question asked at just the right time can actually yield a great many important answers. You’re in the right place, surely. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Someone reveals a secret today, and you’re relieved it’s not one of yours. You mustn’t let down your guard just yet, however. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — One good turn deserves another, but today you may not be in a position to return a favor. You can give assurances, however, and must do so. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Others are waiting to see what you do with a piece of information that seems to fall into your lap. You mustn’t be hasty; consider all options. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You may have made a mistake a few days ago that is only now having an impact. Waste no time — you must undo your error as soon as possible. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Not everyone will be supportive of you today as you take an unfamiliar path. You can prove that this journey is the right one to take. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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SUPER QUIZ

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

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.

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Familiar phrases “F” Level 1

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Complete the common phrase that begins with “F.” (e.g., Flogging a dead ____. Answer: Horse.) Freshman level 1. Fly in the _____. 2. Foot in the ____. 3. From pillar to ____. Graduate level 4. Fish or cut ____. 5. Fit as a _____. 6. Flotsam and ____. PH.D. level 7. Five o’clock ____. 8. Fits to a ____. 9. Fly off the ____.

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

(Answers tomorrow) Yesterday’s

Jumbles: GLORY INEPT RELENT BORDER Answer: The folklore characters wanted to cross the river but didn’t want to use the — “TROLL” BRIDGE

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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. Ointment. 2. Door (mouth). 3. Post. 4. Bait. 5. Fiddle. 6. Jetsam. 7. Shadow. 8. Tee. 9. Handle. 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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Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 Daddy 5 Give off, as fumes 9 Skinny 13 Church volunteer 15 Go suddenly off course 16 Bagel’s center 17 One of the Obamas 18 Easy to get along with 20 Jungle beast 21 Rotten 23 Clap cuffs on 24 U.S. state capital 26 “We’re off to __ the Wizard…” 27 Weds without fanfare 29 Univ. of Arizona’s location 32 Church ceremonies 33 __ with; make eyes at 35 Feathery scarf 37 Computer screen symbol 38 Snail’s secretion 39 Drain problem 40 One of the Kardashians 41 Highways 42 Self-confidence 43 Business magnate 45 __ in; intruded 46 Shack 47 Sri __ 48 Cry from one who’s fed up 51 Lock, stock __ barrel 52 Morning hour 55 Egotistical 58 Pueblo brick 60 Boulder 61 Actress Patricia 62 Folks from Belgrade 63 Guitar cousins, for short 64 Entryway 65 Fluid-filled sac DOWN 1 Cougar 2 Letters of urgency 3 Blood-drawer’s field

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4 Start of a vowel list 5 Stay away from 6 Actress Ryan 7 Suffix for mess or sass 8 R.L. Stevenson’s “__ Island” 9 Is generous 10 Brain division 11 Woes 12 TV’s “__ the Press” 14 Danger from a dog bite 19 Construct 22 Primitive transport 25 Daytime shop window sign 27 Actor Estrada 28 Legal 29 Allen & McGraw 30 Imperative; required 31 Lasso’s loop 33 Custard with a caramel glaze 34 “Put a __ on it!”; cry of annoyance 36 No longer youthful

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Non Sequitur

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38 Comforting 39 Wine bottle topper 41 Cheek coloring 42 Bamboo-eating critters 44 Schumer & Grassley 45 Refuse entry to 47 Soup server’s need

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