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HUDSON — First Ward Alderman Kamal Johnson is throwing his hat into the mayor’s race. Johnson, a Democrat, is in the second year of his first term as 1st Ward alderman on the Hudson Common Council. At this point in the November race, incumbent Mayor Rick Rector, also a Democrat, is Johnson’s sole challenger. Rector served as 1st Ward alderman for one term and ran unopposed in 2017 for his first term as mayor. “We’ll be going to primary,”

Johnson said. “I am just excited to run a clean a race. Mayor Rector is definitely a worthy opponent.” Johnson, Kamal Johnson 34, is a cohost of WGXC 90.7’s Drivetime Radio Show and served as a volunteer basketball coach with the Hudson Youth Department for several years. A Hudson High School graduate, Johnson has lived in Hudson since he was in third grade. He is the father of a 10-year-old

daughter. Johnson graduated from Columbia-Greene Community College in 2005 and SUNY New Paltz in 2007 with degrees in early childhood education and history. Johnson is co-director of Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood and is the coordinator of the POPs fatherhood initiative — a group that helps fathers connect to their families. He also serves as chairman of the Youth and Police committees of the Hudson Common Council. “I think this was one of the hardest choices I have ever

had to make,” Johnson said. “I wanted to be the mayor since I was 16 years old. It’s something that I have always dreamed about.” Growing up, Johnson earned the unofficial nickname of “mayor” from people in the community who saw him get involved and volunteer, he said. His campaign will focus on bringing people together toward a forward-thinking and inclusive future, according to statement Wednesday from Johnson announcing his candidacy. If elected, Johnson said he

will focus on helping the working class thrive and bridging the city’s socioeconomic gaps. Hudson is undergoing a big transition, he said, adding he does not want to see working people driven out of the city. Johnson also plans to emphasize the need for housing — especially for the city’s homeless youth. The Hudson City School District has many homeless students, he said, with many living out of hotel rooms. “These families need homes,” Johnson said. “It’s a huge trauma for a family not to have stability.”

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VALATIE — Assemblyman Jake Ashby, R-107, met with Columbia County mayors and town supervisors to gather feedback and share proposed legislation in Albany. The assemblyman led the Columbia County Municipal Executive Forum on Thursday at the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building in Valatie and discussed a variety of issues including infrastructure, state mandates and economic development. “By bringing people together like this, you can hear the commonality of the problems we are facing, but also the solutions,” Ashby said to open the forum. Valatie Mayor Diane Argyle, New Lebanon Town Supervisor Colleen Teal, Chatham Town Supervisor Maria Lull, Kinderhook Mayor Jim Dunham and Kinderhook Town Supervisor Pat Grattan attended the forum. The first topic addressed was the area’s infrastructure and increasing broadband access in communities lacking high-speed internet access. “We have made progress in the northern part of the district,” Ashby said. “They have seen improvement, but also in Columbia County as well. Portions of it seem to be moving along steadily.” Several parts of the county do not have access to highspeed internet, Ashby said, adding he is trying to pinpoint

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Columbia County mayors and town supervisors with Assemblyman Jake Ashby, R-107, at Thursday’s forum. Pictured, left to right, are Chatham Town Supervisor Maria Lull, Ashby, Kinderhook Town Supervisor Pat Grattan, Kinderhook Mayor Jim Dunham, Valatie Mayor Diane Argyle, Constituent Liaison Sally Hogan and New Lebanon Town Supervisor Colleen Teal.

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HUDSON — The federal government released hospital ratings for the Capital Region and the results indicate there is room for improvement. Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson received a two-star rating, out of a possible five stars. The ratings were released last week by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and measure several factors, including mortality rates, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging. The overall rating is a summary of quality measures based on commonly treated health conditions, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.

Columbia Memorial received quality ratings that were below the national average, according to the report, in four of seven categories: safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timeliness of care. In the remaining categories, the hospital was ranked same as the national average. The ratings system has been regarded as controversial among some in the health care industry who question the findings. “Most of the health care industry, including CMH, has serious concerns about the accuracy and reliability of CMS’ star-rating system,” Columbia Memorial Hospital spokesman Bill Van Slyke said. The hospital has made imSee RATINGS A2

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Hospital ratings from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are out and local hospitals are challenging the findings. Pictured is Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson.


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specific areas to make a push for more broadband. “If your community is still lacking, please let me know,” Ashby said to the officials. “I will be drafting a letter in the next week to continue to push for this. There are still funds leftover from previous allocations.” Chatham Town Supervisor Maria Lull spoke about the importance of broadMELANIE LEKOCEVIC/COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA band access in today’s econAssemblyman Jake Ashby, R-107, leading the Columbia County omy. Municipal Executive Forum on Thursday. “High-speed internet, fiber optics, broadband is essential to the economy of ing to be home-occupation being served and where isn’t,” upstate New York,” Lull said, businesses — we all know Teal said. “Not only are they behind a little in the timeline, adding dealing with providers that.” Service providers appear but there seems to be a pretty and their requirements for determining which areas will be to be confused about which significant breakdown in this wired for high-speed internet areas are wired, others that whole thing, from a business aren’t, New Lebanon Town perspective.” is frustrating. By the time providers fig“For us as a community, Supervisor Colleen Teal said. “The providers — espe- ure it out, the state’s available there are some towns and villages that are very well taken cially in northern Columbia broadband funding could dry care of,” Lull said. “But there County — are in a little over up, she added. “My biggest concern is are many others that need it their heads and they are not because the e-economy is go- even able to define where is that by the time we figure out

WASHINGTON — As a selfdescribed Republican dirty trickster, Roger Stone spent decades gleefully and gratuitously inspiring ire among his critics and opponents. Now the former political adviser to President Trump is struggling to stay out of jail while awaiting trial in the Russia investigation. Stone is due back in federal court on Thursday to face U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing his case and appears to be running out of patience with him. He first angered the judge last month with an inflammatory Instagram post that included a crosshairs symbol next to her head. In response, Jackson tightened her gag order and barred Stone from saying almost anything in public about the case. But Stone is in hot water again because he failed to tell Jackson about the imminent publication of a book called “The Myth of Russian Collusion,” an updated version of a tome that was first released shortly after the 2016 election. The book includes a new

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introduction that takes direct aim at special counsel Robert S. Mueller III by calling him “crooked.” An exasperated Jackson demanded more information about the book, and Stone’s lawyers asked her forgiveness in a court filing on Monday. “Having been scolded, we seek only to defend Mr. Stone and move ahead without further ado,” they wrote. It’s unclear whether Jackson will agree with them. While overseeing the cases involving Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, the chairman and deputy chairman of Trump’s campaign, she strictly policed gag order infractions. Jackson sentenced Manafort, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in September, to prison on Wednesday. There could also be trouble over another Instagram post highlighted by prosecutors working for Mueller and the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, who are jointly handling the case. The March 3 post showed a picture of Stone and the question “Who Framed Roger Stone?” — a homage to the popular 1988 live action/animated feature film, “Who Framed

Roger Rabbit.” Stone’s gag order allows him to profess his innocence and raise money for his legal defense fund, but he’s otherwise barred from commenting about his case in public. Stone has pleaded not guilty to seven charges involving lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his conversations involving WikiLeaks, the organization that released thousands of hacked Democratic Party emails during the presidential campaign. In their latest court filing, Stone’s lawyers submitted emails about his book, which was originally called “The Making of the President 2016.” The publisher pitched the idea for an update in December as a way for Stone “to set the record straight, clear his name, reach a wider audience and make some money.” Stone was underwhelmed, complaining that the original printing didn’t sell well and “never even recaptured the promotional costs.” He added, “I have no confidence I would make a penny.” But with the help of his lawyer, Grant Smith, who also represents him in the Russia inves-

with the star ratings conflated several unrelated areas of care, she said. For instance, in one category that is measured, Willis said, the survey combines the measures patient safety and billing, which was originally designed to identify diagnoses for billing purposes. “It was not meant to reflect quality and as a result of these disparate measures, CMS is attempting to come up with a composite rating that takes all these different approaches and tries to reduce it into something that will help the consumer,” Willis said. “Our membership and HANYS as a health care organization absolutely supports the consumer’s right to be in the know. Our issue is that star ratings in its current form is one of many report cards that are serving to confuse consumers because it is not a true reflection of quality in our facilities.” The star ratings also do not take into account other variables, such as regional and demographic differences among health care facilities, age of population, ethnicity and other factors, Willis said. Jack Mabb, public health director for the Columbia County Department of Health, said the ratings do not affect how his

agency serves the community. “Medicare hospital rating is not a direct factor to the services we provide,” Mabb said. “What needs to be done, or making any suggestion for improvements, really, is done by the institution being rated and not from the Columbia County Health Department.” Albany Medical Center showed lagging ratings and received one star. The hospital was rated “below the national average” in readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care and timeliness of care. Albany Medical Center spokeswoman Sue Ford also questioned the ratings and how they are determined, specifically with regard to comparing hospitals that provide different levels of care. “As the region’s only academic medical center and level-one trauma center, Albany Med provides a unique level of care for many of the region’s most critically ill and injured patients,” Ford said. “Unfortunately, this measure, which has been criticized by quality experts and Congress as being inaccurate and misleading, compares very different hospitals with the same measures. Any meaning-

tigation, Stone negotiated a deal to write a new introduction and reprint the book with a new title. On Jan. 13, Stone emailed Tony Lyons of Skyhorse Publishing to say he was putting “the final touches” on the introduction and it’s “substantially longer and better than the draft sent to me by your folks.” Better or not, Stone’s language in the introduction now risks violating the judge’s gag order, which was tightened on Feb. 21. It was only then that Smith began demanding more information about the book’s release to figure out what to tell the judge. Lyons told him that about 14,000 copies had been shipped across the country and an electronic version had already been made available online “long before the gag order.” “So we should be good, right?” Lyons wrote in an email. “Hopefully,” Smith responded. (c)2019 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at www. latimes.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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where those holes [in service] are, the issue is going to be at the tail end — there won’t be any funding left,” Teal said. Ashby agreed that ensuring countywide broadband access has been a challenge. “People are being left behind,” Ashby said. Valatie Mayor Diane Argyle raised the issue of cell phone service and the fact that some communities — including portions of Main Street in Valatie — do not have cell phone access. “Cell service really stinks in this area,” Argyle said. Kinderhook Town Councilwoman Sally Hogan, Ashby’s constituent liaison, said she has reached out to Verizon Wireless about the issue and the company is looking to purchase a building to install a cell service tower to improve access. Work on the issue is ongoing, Hogan said. Other issues raised at the forum included state mandates, economic development, local emergency services and the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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provements in recent years, he added. “CMH has made tremendous strides in patient safety and care quality over the last decade. Based on numerous surveys and patient feedback, we know that the community is aware of how much we have progressed, and that’s the measure that matters most to us,” Van Slyke said. Loretta Willis, vice president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents 500 health care organizations statewide, also questioned the findings and the ratings methodology. “The star ratings have been in effect for a few years and from the beginning, the Healthcare Association and the American Hospital Association, among others, have spent a great deal of time doing a very detailed analysis of the methodology,” Willis said. “From the beginning, the methodology has been deemed flawed at best by several clinical and statistical experts.” The method used to come up

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CALENDAR Saturday, March 16 n Germantown History Department

9 a.m.-noon 1767 Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown 518-537-6687 n Stuyvesant Rail Station Restoration Committee 9 a.m. Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant 518-758-6248

Monday, March 18 n Austerlitz Comprehensive Plan

Oversight Committee 7 p.m. Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown 518-3923260 n Austerlitz Fire Commissioners 7:30 p.m. Spencertown Fire Company, One Memorial Drive, Spencertown 518-3923260 n Canaan Planning Board 7 p.m. Upstairs Town Hall, 1647 Route 5, Canaan 518-781-3144 n Chatham Village Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main St., Chatham 518-392-5821 n Clermont Fire Commissioners 7 p.m. Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont 518-537-6868 n Gallatin Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 667 Route 7, Gallatin 518-3987519 n Germantown Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown 518-537-6687 n Kinderhook Village Recreation Committee 7 p.m. Village Hall, 6 Chatham St., Kinderhook 518-758-9882 n Red Hook Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook 845-758-4606 n Taghkanic Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. Town Hall, Route 82, West Taghkanic 518-851-6673 n Tivoli Planning Board Workshop 7 p.m. Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli 845-757-2021 n Webutuck School District Board of Education 7:30 p.m. 845-373-4100

Tuesday, March 19 n Claverack Free Library 5 p.m. Clav-

erack Library 518-851-7120 n Columbia County Planning Board 6:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Committee Room, 401 State St., Hudson n Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee 1 p.m. 4303 Route 9, Hudson n Copake Agricultural Advisory Committee 5 p.m. Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234 n Hudson Common Council Formal Meeting 7 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030 n Philmont Planning Board 7 p.m. Village Hall, 124 Main St., Philmont 518672-7032 n Rhinebeck Village Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Village Hall, 76 East Market St., Rhinebeck 845-876-1922

Wednesday, March 20 n Copake Environmental Committee 7

p.m. Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234 n Columbia Economic Development Executive Loan Committee 8:30 a.m. 4303 Route 9, Hudson. n Ghent Commercial Zoning Review Committee 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 2306 Route 66, Ghent 518-392-4644 n Hudson Zoning Board of Appeals (tentative) 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030 n Livingston Fire District Board of Commissioners 7 p.m. District Office, 2855 Route 9, Livingston n Millerton Village Town Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m. Village Hall, Dutchess Avenue, Millerton 518-7894489 n New Lebanon Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon 518-794-8888 n North East Town Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Maple Avenue, North East 518-789-3778 n Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education 7 p.m. Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library, 2989 Church St., Pine Plains 518-398-7181 n Tivoli Village Board workshop 6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m. Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli 845-757-2021

Thursday, March 21 n Austerlitz Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown 518392-3260 n Chatham Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 488 Route 295, Chatham 518-3923262 n Columbia Economic Development Corporation Governance and Nominating Committee 8:30 a.m. 4303 Route 9, Hudson n Copake Land Use Review Committee 7 p.m. Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234

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Walter G. Lara, 23, of Bayside, was arrested at 1:58 a.m. March 5 in Livingston and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Edwin H. Garcia-Lopez, 25, of Coxsackie, was arrested at 5:12 p.m. March 4 in Kinderhook and charged with thirddegree criminal mischief, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n David W. Anthony, 30, of Valatie, was arrested at 4:10 p.m. March 4 in Kinderhook and charged with issuing a bad check, a class B misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Nathaniel C. Hanlon, 43, of Albany, was arrested at 2:35 p.m. March 4 in Kinderhook and charged with forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Tanner J. Rivenburgh, 24, of Claverack, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. March 5 in Claverack and charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor. He was held in lieu of bail. n Rodney Johnson, 25, of Greenport, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. March 5 in Stockport and charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor. His arrestee status is unknown. n Asya Morey, 36, of Philmont, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. March 6 and in Claverack and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08, and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors; not having adequate lighting for her license plate and speeding, both infractions. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Rodney G. Johnson, 25, of Greenport, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. March 7 in Stockport and charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Anthony M. Declair, 27,

of Petersburg, was arrested at 11 p.m. March 6 in New Lebanon and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n An 18-year-old male of Craryville was arrested at 11:45 a.m. March 7 in Copake and charged with sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Kurt L. Bizzell, 55, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested at 7:19 p.m. March 7 in Taghkanic and charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Robert A. Schettini, 49, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at 7:55 p.m. March 7 in New Lebanon and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on his own recognizance. n Cody A. Womack, 26, of Hudson, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. March 8 in Cairo and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor. He was held. n Lawrence J. Featherston, 24, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested at 6 p.m. March 8 in Livingston and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Zakwani I. Gibbs, 19, of Somerville, Massachusetts, was arrested at 8:45 p.m. March 8 in New Lebanon, and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Michael D. Rockefeller, 32, of Stuyvesant, was arrested at 10:40 p.m. March 8 in Stuyvesant and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and driving while

intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Afnan Ahmed, 25, of Staten Island, was arrested at 12:12 a.m. March 9 in New Lebanon and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Eric P. Zobre, 35, of Winterville, North Carolina, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. March 9 in Chatham and charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI, both unclassified misdemeanors. His arrestee status is unknown. n Ishmahil O. Shotonwa, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested at 10:20 p.m. March 9 in New Lebanon and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Danis Portillo-Rodriguez, 29, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at 5:10 a.m. March 10 in New Lebanon and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content over .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Travis T. Simon, 29, of New York, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. March 10 in Stockport and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and failure to stop at a stop sign, an infraction. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Donna Camacho, 36, of Ozone Park, was arrested at 5:42 p.m. March 11 in Chatham and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and fifth-degree possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. Her arrestee status is unknown. n Gerald M. Dolan, 72, of Old Chatham, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. March 12 in Austerlitz and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater

than .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Peter R. Humphrey, 45, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. March 12 in Claverack and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor. He was held. n Ryan W. Garvey, 44, of Dalton, Massachusetts, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. March 12 in Claverack and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; and seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He was held. n Joseph A. Policicchio, 31, of San Diego, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. March 12 in Austerlitz and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date.

COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE n Caitlin Utter, 24, of Hillsdale, was arrested at 8:33 p.m. Feb. 28 and charged with fourth-degree larceny, a class E

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felony. She was released on her own recognizance. n Devin Poucher, 32, of Copake was arrested at 3:18 a.m. March 2 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors; and seconddegree harassment, a violation. He was released on his own recognizance. n Antonio Velez Jr., 23, of Hudson, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. March 5 and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an infraction. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Timothy Shufelt, 30, of Hillsdale, was arrested at 4:01 p.m. March 5 and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony; seconddegree obstruction of governmental administration, a class A misdemeanor; public lewdness, a class B misdemeanor; driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI, both unclassified misdemeanors; crossing road hazard markings, having unsafe tires, operating out of restrictions and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, all infractions. He was held. n Ramar Rhymaun, 21, of Stockport, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. March 7 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a class D felony. He was released on his own recognizance.

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Hunter Mountain’s bad-luck run It’s been a hard winter at Hunter Mountain, where three young skiers, all men, were killed in accidents on the slopes of Hunter North, a new and exquisitely designed $9 million system of trails added to the mountain this year. On March 9, Robert Vrablik, 22, of Florham, New Jersey, was skiing with his sister and a friend when he lost control and fell forward onto his chest area, according to state police. Vrablik was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he died about four hours after the accident. State police said Vrablik was considered to be an expert skier but he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. On Feb. 2, Edward Chu, 24, of Warren, New Jersey, died in a skiing accident on the trail known as Rip’s

Return, which is also part of Hunter North. Chu was wearing a helmet at the time, state police said. Chu was also considered an expert skier, police said. On Jan. 19, Brendan Brown-McCue, 27, of Herkimer, was skiing with friends on the Twilight Trail, another section of Hunter North, when police said he lost control and slammed into a rock. Brown-McCue, like Vrablik, died of severe chest trauma. Police confirmed Brown-McCue was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Answering requests for comment, Hunter Mountain has repeated said through a spokeswoman that the trails are not to blame for the fatal accidents. “Anytime there is an in-

cident, whether it results in an injury or death, we do a thorough and rigorous investigation.” Hunter Mountain Director of Marketing and Communications Katie O’Connor said Tuesday. “No evidence pointed to the trail configuration being a factor.” Hunter Mountain is going through a bad patch to start 2019 and our hearts go out to the families of the three young men who died. Fingerpointing won’t do any good now, and where there are mountains, there are accidents, but safety has to come first. That applies to Hunter Mountain and the skiers. It’s an unwritten rule that has to be followed by skiers who accept the risks of what they do and by the resort that must do all it can to protect them from harm.

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Better safe than sorry and late than never The Washington Post

Flying in a commercial airliner is extraordinarily safe. Not only that, but it is also much safer than it used to be - worldwide accident deaths fell from 2,373 in 1972 to none in 2017 - and indeed much safer than riding in a car. This seems like a miracle, given the complexity of moving millions of people all over the world every day, but it is actually the result of hard work by skilled professionals who, over decades, assessed accidents and applied lessons learned. Crucial to this process has been objectivity and impartiality - actual and perceived. In that sense, President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to ground all 74 Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the U.S. commercial fleet represents a mixed blessing. No doubt it’s better to be safe than sorry; two of the 350 planes in service worldwide have crashed a few months apart in Indonesia and Ethiopia, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) explained that Trump was acting on “new evidence” that showed “some simi-

larities” between the two crashes, suggesting a possible “shared cause.” However, the process that brought Trump to this conclusion was erratic. Though not an expert on flying (despite his previous ownership of a failed airline), Trump responded to the Ethiopian crash, which killed 157 people on Sunday, by musing on Twitter about purported technological excesses of contemporary aircraft. Worse, the president took a phone call from the chief executive of Boeing, one of the most politically influential companies in the country, who insisted that the planes were safe and lobbied against grounding them - which is supposed to be the FAA’s decision. Meanwhile, every other nation, including close U.S. aviation partners such as Canada and Britain, was barring the planes, and senators and other politicians of both U.S. parties were urging the FAA to do the same. In short, for two crucial days, the United States could not inspire other countries with confidence but, in the end, found itself following their lead,

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at one of the most critical moments for commercial aviation safety of the 21st century. Though Trump, like any president, is ultimately accountable for his administration’s record, he had no business thrusting himself personally into a safety decision that other presidents normally, and wisely, have left to professionals. Boeing has been working on revised software for the planes in question, and it should be installed by April, after what the Wall Street Journal reports were extended discussions between the company and the FAA. These facts call for further investigation by the FAA and Congress, especially in light of the company’s assurances that the 737 Max has been safe all along. The FAA has not had a Senate-confirmed administrator for more than a year. Before approving a nominee, the Senate should assure itself that he or she has drawn appropriate lessons from this troubling episode and is capable of standing up for reasoned safety decision-making, regardless of corporate or presidential pressure.

The college admissions scandal isn’t fair. Nothing about our social mobility system is. Elizabeth Bruenig The Washington Post

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors charged dozens of celebrities and lesser-known wealthy parents with counts of bribery and fraud over various alleged schemes to get their underachieving children into elite colleges. The details range from infuriating to bizarre to hilarious: Imposters hired to take standardized tests; a tennis coach bribed to produce a bogus admissions recommendation; hapless children’s faces photoshopped onto the bodies of real athletes. The indicted parents could face prison if convicted. Their children could face expulsion. News of the scandal has provoked near-unanimous anger, because what these ultra-rich moms and dads did wasn’t fair. But nothing about the American experience of social mobility is fair, and repairing that will require a much more radical reconsideration of society than smashing a pay-to-go racket. It makes sense that people are outraged. The prospect of working hard, getting into a good school and building an excellent life atop one’s own hard-won accomplishments is the last, abstract vestige of the American Dream. And all of this undermines it: Apparently, as common sense probably dictated to most people anyway, you can get ahead simply by having rich parents, and elite credentials aren’t strictly the fruit of grit and skill. This prosecution notwithstanding, it’s only reasonable to despair over American social immobility. Indicting these parents might have some deterrent effect on egregious cheating, but it won’t make a dent in the widespread and entirely public practices of legacy admissions or donations-foradmissions, which makes college admittance just as unfair as those seedier practices. So, yes, the college admissions system is unfair on a deep and possibly irreparable level. But perhaps it’s

even more unfair, and even less reparable, than this particular scandal and its focus on cash-for-credentials makes it seem. Why are we comfortable with a system that guarantees that some people will wind up much poorer than others for reasons beyond their control — or for any reason at all? Suppose the children whose parents spent millions to boost them into elite schools had actually been uncommonly gifted, intellectually or athletically. Would their intelligence or performance in sports be any less an accident of birth than the fact of their parents’ wealth? Or put another way: We all seem to agree that being born into money shouldn’t automatically entitle a person to an easy, well-cushioned life (though it mostly does mean that). So why should being born especially intelligent, or especially athletic? Maybe the answer is that all we want is fair competition, and that rich kids getting spots at the front of the line subverts that. But so does having an unusual talent, even if it arises from genetic instead of financial fortune. Another might be that it’s hard work and commitment that really matter to getting ahead - but each person’s maximum capacity for achievement is still set by unchosen, inborn and external factors. Or maybe that explanation is that intelligent and athletic people should enjoy significantly better lives than their less-so peers because of the contributions that they make to society. But high school kids admitted to tony universities typically haven’t contributed anything to society; they receive a vast boost to their capabilities and future earnings based purely off the belief that they might one day contribute something special. Nobody loses their Ivy League degree - or its attendant perks — if they don’t end up curing cancer or creating transformative art. So push all that aside, and what’s left is a fact of inequality. Even if every extra-smart

person did create the next iPhone (or at least a really swell app), it’s hard to see how making the best of one’s inborn, unearned talents justifies extremely significant disparities in life outcomes. Ivy League educations do add to one’s expected earnings compared with other schools. But what about those who aren’t cut out for college? And of course it’s important to note that simply having a degree is no guarantee of intelligence, just as lacking one isn’t proof of stupidity. It’s clear that America’s poorest people often don’t have college degrees and that their lives are much harder than those who do. The lifeexpectancy gap between the richest and poorest Americans, for example, has been measured as high as 20-plus years — meaning poor people pay for their poverty in precious time, among other things. Should anyone have less time on earth simply because they weren’t born with the kinds of skills that markets reward with money and its privileges — high-quality health care, education and so on? Somehow, the idea doesn’t seem right to me. The process of getting ahead in America isn’t fair and likely never will be fair, as long as it’s premised on the kinds of calculated bets and competition it currently rests on. And though prosecutions such as this admissions-fraud case are good — they at least subject the rich to justice, another category in which unfairness reigns — they won’t solve the structural issues that doom some Americans to poor lives and elevate others to excellent ones. Only ensuring the equal delivery of some of our most basic social needs — health care, housing, living wages and child care among them —will we begin to create a society which is fair according to the equality of human dignity, rather than more dubious, less honorable factors.

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Dawnald Raymond Henderson Dawnald Raymond Henderson, of Old Chatham, NY, beloved husband of Maria A. Anastasi passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 87. Dawnald was born in Roxbury, MA and graduated from Boston College and the New York University School of Law. He is also survived by his sister Judith Walker and multiple family members. An Army veteran and Fulbright scholar, Dawnald started his law career working for then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy as a US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He went on to a long career as an attorney for Columbia Records and a Vice President of Legal Affairs at Children’s Tele-

vision Workshop. He will be dearly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. Dawnald was predeceased by Roy and May Henderson, and his brothers, Roy G. Henderson, Henry W. Henderson and John R. Henderson. A private viewing will be held March 18 at the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham, NY and a memorial mass will be held at 4 PM on March 19 at St. James Church in Chatham, followed by a gathering at the church from 5 PM to 8 PM. There will also be a memorial service in Boston later this year. In lieu of lowers, donations may be made to the CityKids Foundation Inc. or the Special Olympics.

Sandy Hook massacre: Gun makers lose major ruling over liability Rick Rojas and Kristin Hussey The New York Times News Service

The Connecticut Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the firearms industry Thursday, clearing the way for a lawsuit to move forward against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The ruling allows the lawsuit brought by victims’ relatives to potentially go to trial, which could force gun companies to turn over internal communications they fiercely fought to keep private and provide a revealing glimpse into how the industry operates. The court agreed with the lower court judge’s decision to dismiss claims that directly challenged the federal law shielding the gun companies from litigation but

found the case can move forward based on a state law regarding unfair trade practices. The ruling validates the strategy lawyers for the victims’ families used as they sought to find a route around the protections in federal law that guard gun companies from litigation when their products are used to commit a crime. The lawsuit argued that the AR-15style Bushmaster used in the 2012 attack had been marketed as a weapon of war, invoking the violence of combat and using slogans like “Consider your man card reissued.” Such messages reflected, according to the lawsuit, a deliberate effort to appeal to troubled young men like Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who charged into the elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 first-graders, in a spray of gunfire.

In the lawsuit, the families pushed to broaden the scope to include the manufacturer, Remington, which was named along with a wholesaler and a local retailer in the suit. “Remington may never have known Adam Lanza, but they had been courting him for years,” Joshua D. Koskoff, one of the lawyers representing the families, told the panel of judges during oral arguments in the case in 2017. The weapon used by Lanza had been legally purchased by his mother, Nancy Lanza, whom he also killed. Lawyers representing the gun companies argued the claims raised in the lawsuit were specifically the kind that law inoculated them against. They said agreeing with the families’ arguments would require amending the law or ignoring how it had been applied in the past.

Senate rejects President Trump’s border emergency declaration, setting up first veto Emily Cochrane and Glenn Thrush The New York Times News Service

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Mortgage rates sink to lowest levels in more than a year Kathy Orton The Washington Post

Mortgage rates were driven down this week by weak economic data and concerns about global growth. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to 4.31 percent with an average 0.4 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.) It was 4.41 percent a week ago and 4.44 percent a year ago. The 30-year fixed rate hasn’t been this low in more than a year. The 15-year fixed-rate average dropped to 3.76 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 3.83 percent a week ago and 3.90 percent a year ago. The five-year adjustable rate average slipped to 3.84 percent with an average 0.3 point. It was 3.87 percent a week ago and 3.67 percent a year ago. Last week’s disappointing employment report began a cascade of discouraging economic news. Consumer price levels increased in February but fell short of analysts’ expectations. The European Central Bank downgraded growth and inflation for the coming year. Britain and the European Union failed to reach an agreement on Brexit. Dampened growth expectations boosted the demand for safer assets such as bonds. The yield on the 10-year Treasury sank to its lowest level since early January, falling to 2.61 percent Tuesday and holding there on Wednesday. The movement of long-term bonds tends to be a good indicator of where mortgage rates are headed. When yields fall, home loan rates often follow. “Rates retreated this week as markets continue to grapple with an uncertain economic outlook,” said Matthew Speakman, Zillow economic analyst. Because investors will probably be waiting to see what comes out of next week’s

Federal Reserve meeting, mortgage rates aren’t expected to move much in the coming week. Bankrate.com, which puts out a weekly mortgage rate trend index, found that threequarters of the experts it surveyed say rates will remain relatively stable in the coming week. Jim Sahnger, mortgage planner at C2 Financial, is one who predicts rates won’t change. “We saw a little bump down in rates from last week, following a disappointing read on the employment report where job growth stalled and favorable reads on inflation numbers,” Sahnger said. “We do have a Fed meeting next week and all eyes and ears will await the statement. Look for dovish comments based on the global outlook for growth. Rates should stay tight going into the meeting and we’ll see where they head after it.” Meanwhile, falling rates helped juice mortgage applications, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The market composite index — a measure of total loan application volume — increased 2.3 percent from a week earlier. The refinance index slipped 0.2 percent from the previous week, while the purchase index grew 4 percent. The refinance share of mortgage activity accounted for 38.6 percent of all applications. “Purchase applications jumped 4 percent last week and were 2 percent higher than a year ago, as improving inventory levels and easing affordability conditions continue to lead to more success for prospective homebuyers,” said Bob Broeksmit, MBA president and CEO. “Along with the healthy labor market, the steady decline in mortgage rates so far in 2019 — now at levels not seen since last February — is setting the stage for what we expect to be a solid spring buying season. Purchase activity has now increased year-over-year for four straight weeks.”

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday easily voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, delivering a bipartisan rebuke to what lawmakers in both parties deemed executive overreach by a president determined to build his border wall over Congress’ objections. The 59-41 vote on the House-passed measures set up the first veto of Trump’s presidency. It was not overwhelming enough to override Trump’s promised veto, but Congress has now voted to block a presidential emergency declaration for the first time. In an attempt to limit defections before the vote, Trump had sought to frame the vote publicly as not only a declaration of support for his border security policies but a sign of personal loyalty. “It’s pure and simple: It’s a vote for border security, it’s a vote for no crime,” Trump told reporters before the vote, which he declared on Twitter to be “a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime and the Open Border Democrats!” But he could not overcome concerns among Republican senators about the legality of redirecting $3.6 billion from military construction projects toward the border wall even after Congress explicitly rejected the funding request. “I believe the use of emergency powers in this circumstance violates the Constitution,” said Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in a statement written on lined paper. “This continues our country down the path of all powerful executive — something those who wrote the Constitution were fearful of.” Ultimately, about a dozen Republicans joined Senate Democrats in supporting the House-passed resolution of disapproval: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mitt Romney of Utah, Marco Rubio of

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Florida, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Moran. The vote marks an explicit rebuke of Trump’s effort to end-run the constitutional power of the purse given to Congress, and although supporters will not be able to overcome a veto, the action could bolster a number of lawsuits contesting the emergency declaration as a flagrant violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers. The number of Republican defections underscores the turmoil within the Republican Conference, where senators were torn between supporting the president’s vision for border security and asserting Congress’ constitutional prerogative to dictate federal spending. Three Republican senators — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Ted Cruz of Texas — interrupted Trump’s dinner with his wife, Melania, at the White House on Wednesday night to share their concerns about the constitutional precedent that Trump had established. Graham said he asked for the meeting because he considered Sasse and Cruz “good guys” and hoped to limit the number of defections. “I said there’s some people

want to talk to you, they have some concerns about the emergency declaration,” Graham said. “Hell, if I was him, I would have told us to go to hell.” Graham, along with other lawmakers supportive of the declaration, argued that the president’s declaration was within the jurisdiction of the National Emergencies Act, and was needed to address what the president and his supporters deem to be a crisis at the southwestern border. Yet McConnell, who strongly advised Trump against declaring the emergency declaration, made a point of not pressuring senators to support Trump, urging them to vote according to their consciences and political interests, according to seven Republican aides and lawmakers. In a volley of phone calls with Senate Republicans over the last few weeks, the president warned of the electoral consequences of defying his will and dismissed concerns about the constitutional precedent of his order. The president attempted to cajole a handful of members to vote his way during a meeting on trade at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, emphasizing that a vote “against border security”

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said in a tweet. “We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering.” From about noon New York time Wednesday, global users encountered only partially loaded pages or no content at all on Facebook’s main social network and its related services, including photo-sharing site Instagram and messaging tools Messenger and WhatsApp. Several brand marketers tweeted

that Facebook’s ad-buying system was down as well. The company said it was considering refunds for advertisers. Ad sales are the company’s central revenue source. Instagram service resumed shortly after midnight, the app tweeted from its official Twitter account. Shares declined 1.8 percent in New York, and have jumped 32 percent this year through Wednesday’s close.

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Ichabod Crane High second quarter honor roll VALATIE — The Ichabod Crane School District has released its list of High School Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Students for the second quarter.

GRADE 12 High Honor Roll: Emily Abbati, Tess Ackiewicz, Andrew Barkley, Brandon M. Bashford, Spencer I. Bates, Jack Baumgartner, Autumn F. Bishop, Ama Boham, Anthony Carlucci, Benjamin Edward Champagne, Olivia Chandler, Alexander Christian, Owen D. Clickman, Gabrielle Cox, Elizabeth T. Creedon, Caitlin DeLuke, Susanna Dolan, Jenna Downey, Grace Dragos, Audrey Duso, Owen Farley, Abigail M. Filli, Lucas Fores, Brittany Futia, Jan Karl F. Galia, Hanna Gardella, Connor Gibson, Kayley Gier, Tyler Halstead, Molly Hamilton, Lauryn Heffner, Tyler James, Cameron Karic, Olivia Keeler, Jack Kirby, Samantha Kittle, Jenna Marie Kolb, Madison Kowalski, William LaBounty, Julianne LaGrassa, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Rebecca Mabb, Jessica MangioneSmith, Breanna Mayes, Aaron McGuirk, Luke Moisan, Lindsey Moon, Sean Mueller, Joshua Nooney, Sean Parker, Nicholas Pelesz, Christian Pesano, Ian Quade, Jacob Race, Jenna Rothwein, Isabella Sa-

kolish, Timothy Sarno, Philip Saunders, Ethan James Saxby, Jadeyn Schermerhorn, Mackenzie Scheuttig, Zackary M. Smith, Shawn Sprague Jr., Raleigh Stead, Madeline Tennier, Allie Thorpe, Brenna Valle, Shannon Verbraska, Madison Wagner, Mikayla G. Weaver, Trinity Yates. Honor Roll: Donovan Brown, Felicia Chiera, Dominic DeFilipo, Kyla Elliott, Christian P. Elting, Tyler Gallagher, Tyler Garrison, Giovanni Gomez, Makayla Heald, Isabella Hutchings, Kalista Kopec, Jade P. Krein, Jared Kwarta, Adam Lambert, Erin T. Lanzer, Brayden Lopez, Anthony Malanowski, Nathan Melino, Areli Meza, Erika Neale, Donte Northrup, Lauren Sophia Palladino, Sara Ramos, Alexandra Reilly, Kylie J. Rivers, Benjamin Scheriff, Kayla Walsh, Max Zimmermann.

GRADE 11 High Honor Roll: Emma Accuosti, Matthew J. Antalek, Lauren Bertrand, Robert Boll, Andrew D. Broderick, Haydon Broockmann, Kristjan Bruno, Meredith Buono, Abigail Canuteson, Regina Clark, Jared Cook, Kelsey Coons, Rama Culver, Elena K. DiGrigoli, Colby Fisher, Jenna Fraioli, Madison Graham, Seth Greene, William R. Hamm,

Camryn R. Hebert, Luke Herrington, Kailee Hollister, Cameron Holzhauer, Haleigh Jennings, Samantha Kubow, Madison Landry, Shyanne Mabb, Caitlin Matthies, Natalie E. McDonald, Vivianna I. McEwan, Justin Meza, Gabriel H. Michalko, Olivia K. OlignyLeggett, Anna O’Shea, Cameron Phippen, Harrison Puckett, Bridget Pulver, Alexander W. Regan, Emma Ressler, Madeleine Reynolds, Kaili E. Saccento, Benjamin Seaman, Madison Seipp, Blythe Tamez, Francis Michael Vecellio, Emily Wall, Austin J. Walsh, Rachel Walsh, Madison Wasson, Trevor J. Wolfe. Honor Roll: Camdyn B. Ames, Anthony L. Ayala, Benjamin D. Bellenchia, Katie Bishop, Danielle Bradway, Richard P. Brennan Jr., Nathaniel Buckley, Ruth Dazi, Madison Drahushuk, Joemari K. Eugenio, Leslie Gomez, Logan Groat, Melissa Hilbert, Sarah A. Holmstrom, Elizabeth Keating, Lilly Keller, Francis Keneston-Gumaer, Jaide A. Klugo, James Konderwich, Derek McCagg, Charles J. NeJaime, Edward Ogden, Cheyenne L. Reed, Zachary Richards, Scott T. Rossi, Mark Liam Sappington, Maris E. Seabury, Alaynah G. Segovia, Jake C. Siter, Thomas Skyer, Arianna Smith, Emily Spin-

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Students at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School in Hudson received a surprise visit from Congressman Antonio Delgado on Feb. 25. He donated lots of books that his office received from the Library of Congress. He also spent time visiting classrooms and reading aloud to students in preparation for National Read Across America Day, which was celebrated on March 1.

Annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show returns March 22 TROY — Upstate New York’s premier garden and flower show will mark its 32nd year when the annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show returns to the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, March 22 through March 24. Renowned for its full-scale landscape exhibits and creatively designed gardens, the Capital District Garden & Flower Show brings together local landscape professionals to transform the arena into a backyard environment complete with trees, perennials, spring bulbs, annuals, ponds, waterfalls, stone walls, an outdoor kitchen and patio, garden sculptures and lawns. The centerpiece of the Capital District Garden & Flower Show is the annual Floral Design Competition, which features approximately over 80 amazing and amusing exhibits presented by area professional floral designers, garden club members and amateurs. First place winner in 13 categories are selected by an expert panel of judges. Ribbons are awarded for Best of Show, Most Creative, Gold, Silver and Bronze achievements. Show attendees can vote for their favorite floral design through 1 p.m. on Sunday. Capital District Garden & Flower Show guests will have the

opportunity to attend a variety of demonstrations, lectures and presentations from local and regional experts, including Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum; Peter Bowden of Hewitt’s Garden Center; and educators and master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension. Seminars are free with paid admission. A complete list ois available online at www.gardenandflowershow. com. Additional highlights of the 2019 Capital District Garden & Flower Show include: More than 16,000 square feet of fully blooming gardens; A garden marketplace featuring over 160 outdoor living, farm-totable and garden themed retail exhibits, tools, books, patio furniture and many unique garden and craft items; More perennial, flower, succulent, plant, seed and bulb vendors than ever before; Vintage-themed sand

sculpture by artist Phil Singer, which will be created in real time at the venue throughout the weekend; Wine tastings from 12 New York State wineries; A children’s play land, presented by Backyard Sheds and Gazebos; Soil testing by Cornell Cooperative Extension for a minimum donation; Concessions from Prime Catering. The 2019 Capital District Garden and Flower Show will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 22; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 23; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24. Tickets to the Capital District Garden & Flower Show are $14 at the door; children 12 and younger are free with paid adult. Discount advance tickets are available online for $12. A two-day admission pass is $22. March 22 is MVP Health Care Senior Day with $11 tickets for individuals 62 and older. Limit one discount per admission. Parking is free.

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ner, Samuel Spross, Marissa Wheeler, Alyssa J Wills, Nolan Willson.

GRADE 10 High Honor Roll: Timothy D. Balon, Lindsey Bartle, Eric (Tismark) Boham, Joan Bortugno, Madalyn Bray, Emma G. Brusie, Grace Cammarata, Skyler M. Carey, Brody Chandler, Jason Chen, Camdyn Craver, Erin Curry, Luke Dee, Sofia M. DeLuke, John (Jack) P. DiGrigoli, Olivia Dixon, Joseph Dolan, Sarah Dugan, Sophia Dunn, Logan Dunspaugh, Katelyn Elliott, Aidan Farley, Nicholas T. Gould, Michael Hall, Timothy Hamm, Leia Herrington, Morgan Hickman, Ashlyn Hunter, Colin Karic, Gabriel Kelly, Joshua S. Krizar, Coltin Luckfield, Jake McKearin, Mayra Morales, Miah Nooney, George O’Connor, Scott Race, Corbyn Riley, Shane V. Ringwood, Darby Siver, Emma Stigi, Justice J. Suafoa, Aidan Swere, Kailey Switzer, Dantes Tapler, Catherine (Cate) Tennier, Ryan Tomchik, Gabriella Two-Axe, Greyson VanVorst, Louis Warner, Mackenzie Wendelken, Caroline White, Thomas Yankowski, Austin Zlomek. Honor Roll: Elaine M. Altomer, Brooke Barmen, Taylor R. Burnell, Allyson Casey, Trevor Cavagnaro, Ariana

Clarke, Sydney Cook, Mairanda Coons, Brooke Dandridge, Jameson Delaney, Gabriel R. Earl, Aidan Frick, Joshua Garcia-Cabrera, Sierra Garrison, Isaiah Gofmanas, Jack Goldman, Madeline Grout, Hailey Hutchings, Isabella L. Milazzo, Andrew Naegeli, Madison Pember, Joseph Perito, Rachel Pesano, Angie Pinkowski, Keneth John E. Rectazo, Klent Peter E. Rectazo, Cali A. Ringwood, Nicholas A. Spensieri, Ryan Tricozzi, Hannah M. Yerden, Emily Zimmermann.

GRADE 9 High Honor Roll: Joseph C. Accuosti, Nicholas B. Barkley, Avery C. Bates, Satchel T. Baumgartner, Elise S. Brennan, Aidan N. Cairns, Tabitha M. Cavanaugh, Daniel Chen, Annabel L. Cleary, Avery J. Clickman, Piper M. DeKraai, Luke D. Desmonie, Abigail E. Dolge, Olivia E. Dumont, Bridget E. Duso, Valeria Espinoza, Alex M. Everett, Andrew C. Everett, Ashleigh H. Gerkman, Sabryn M. Gettleman, Jair Gomez-Martinez, Lillian S. Gould, Emma R. Greer, Kellen G. Greer, Toby N. Greer, Gunnar G. Grethen-McLaughlin, Emma A. Heartquist, Katherine M. Heimroth, Haley Hems, Nicole M. Hilbert, Erik R.Holmberg, George W. Hunter, Calvin J. Keller, Madeline Lee Kelly, Jackson R. Konkle,

Nicole T. LaBatt, Ellie M. Marshall, Analisa F. Martino, Gregory E. Moon, Sean G. NeJaime, Eva J. Nelson, Nathan L. Norton, Wesley S. O’Leary, Caitlin A. Owen, Simon T. Papas, Christopher M. Pelesz, Rachel R. Pozzi, Samara M. Regan, Brett P. Richards, Devon M. Robillard, Julia I. Saxby, Skylar Scace, Baden Seabury, Lukas H. Seaman, Victoria S. Slade, Richard Tang, Shane E. VanAlstyne, Eva Bella Grace Pulga Velasco, Ian R. Wall, Connor W. Walsh, Owen R. Warner, Carson D. Weaver, Abigail J. Wood, Paul Zietsman. Honor Roll: Trinity N. Armstrong, Connor M. Bailey, Corbin M. Burger, Thomas J. Cooper, Ryan F. Dady, Colin J. Dijan, Jaelyn Dixon, Anthony M. Doria, Courtney A. Dugan, Sasha A. George, Jason M. Ingham, Shannon N. Ingham, Jori L. Jefferson, Logan A. Johnson, Alexis N. Jostlin, Clare E. Knapp, Reileigh C. Lasher, Avery B. Lewis, Chase S. Martino, Valentina M. McEwan, Breonica J. Miller, Asah J. Mulica, Omari Norbrun, Morgan S. Ormerod, Alexander G. Paul, Nathan S. Pino, Holden C. Reynolds, Miyah F. Richards, Julia P. Rivers, Sophia G. Saccento, Lily E. Siver, Torre T. Tamez, Zachary M. Zeyak.

Navy veteran accepts Chief of Staff position at Albany VA Navy veteran accepts Chief of Staff position at Albany VA ALBANY — The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, part of the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network–VISN 2, announces the appointment of Dr. Richard K. Howard, MD, FACS as the medical center’s new Chief of Staff effective Feb. 15. Dr. Howard graduated from Albany Medical College in Albany, completing his surgical internship and residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. He served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy from 1978 to 1986, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Howard served in various leadership positions including: General Medical Officer and Department Head on the USS Samuel Gompers; Ship’s Surgeon, USS Nimitz; and General

Surgeon, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. During his military service, he was awardDr. Richard ed a Navy Howard Unit Commendation, a Navy Expeditionary Medal, and a Navy Commendation Medal. Prior to accepting the position as Chief of Staff, Howard had been serving as Stratton VA’s Acting Chief of Staff, in addition to his duties as Attending Surgeon. Before coming to Albany, he served at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, VA and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, NH and has served in many leadership roles on

numerous Medical Center Boards and Hospital Chairmanships. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1988 and is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Howard also holds a faculty appointment in the Surgery Department at Albany Medical Center. The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center is proud to be able to count Dr. Howard as part of its leadership team, bringing his experience in medicine and as a Veteran, as the Stratton VA continue to serve the needs of Veterans of the Capital Region as well as those areas from the Canadian border to just south of Kingston, and the bordering areas of Vermont and Massachusetts to just shy of the Utica area.

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State Museum adds new artworks to contempory Native American art collection ALBANY — The New York State Museum today announced the addition of 14 new artworks to its contemporary Native American art collection. Building on an initiative launched in 1986 and now numbering more than 160 artworks, the contemporary Native American art collection is an impressive assemblage of work showcasing the breadth of Native artistic skills and craftsmanship. In accordance with the mission of the collection, each artist is a citizen of an Indigenous nation whose ancestral lands are located in what is now New York State. The artists and their work include: 1687 War, acrylic on paper, by Peter Jemison (Seneca) Quilled leather pouch and knife sheath, 17th century replica, by Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca) Dan Nanamkin at Standing Rock, from the series We Are Still Here, photograph print by Camille Seaman (Shinnecock) Christian Branden Weaver at Shinnecock Pow wow (Portrait), from the series We Are Still Here, photograph print by Camille Seaman (Shinnecock) Three Sisters, acrylic on canvas, by Erwin Printup Jr. (Cayuga) Never Alone, beadwork on watercolor, by Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida Nation, WI) and Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation, WI) Three Sisters, carved stone sculpture, by Scott Hill (Oneida Nation, WI) Hawk, antler carving, by Hayden Haynes (Seneca) Tadodaho, wampum belt replica, by

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Tony Gonyea (Onondaga) Journey: The Red and Black Experience in the New World, quilt, by Faye Lone (Tonawanda Seneca) Beaded pin cushion and bird, by Grant Jonathan (Tuscarora) Beaded regalia (cuffs, hat, belt), by Reva Fuhrman (Stockbridge Munsee Mohican) “These artworks not only speak to Native American and New York history but also represent Native American culture today,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa. “We’re grateful to the artists for sharing their heritage with the people of New York. Now generations of

New Yorkers to come will learn from and appreciate these artworks.” “Adding new artworks to the State Museum’s contemporary Native American art collection is much more important than simply growing this collection,” said State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. “The collection is a commitment to support emerging and established Native American artists and to share Native American culture with New Yorkers of all ages.” The Contemporary Native American Art Collection is part of the State Museum’s Ethnology collection. The new artworks will significantly contribute to future exhibitions, educational programming and research publications. Included in the collection are examples of beadwork, sculpture, quillwork, regalia, carvings, paintings and textile art. The collection reflects the broad range of artwork from Native artists using multiple mediums and techniques and addresses historic and contemporary subject matter relevant to all New Yorkers. The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website.

Troika à la Russe RACHMANINOFF, PROKOFIEV, SCRIABIN WITH INNA FALIKS GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks (“adventurous and passionate”- The New Yorker) and Yehuda Hanani present a program rich in Russian lore, Slavic emotionalism, Soviet-era sarcasm, and dazzling virtuosity: the cello/piano sonatas by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5, which pianist Sviatoslav Richter considered the most difficult piece in the entire piano repertory. Rachmaninoff’s sonata is passionate and emotionally torrential, a survivor from the 19th cen-

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tury. Prokofiev, on the other hand, dubbed “bad boy of Russian music” by the establishment for his earlier avantgarde style, has written here a work that is mellow and reflective. Faliks will evoke Scriabin the mystic who believed he was the musical Messiah. It is music of ecstasy and visions. Faliks, who has appeared with Keith Lockhart, Leonard Slatkin and many of the world’s greatest orchestras, has been praised as a “high priestess of the piano, pianist of the highest order, as dramatic and subtle as a great stage actor.”

Lorkin O’Rieley at the B Side Ballroom and Supper Club ONEONTA — Join the West Kortright Centre for dinner and music at the B Side Ballroom and Supper Club an intimate concert with Lorkin O’Reilly and traditional Irish buffet (vegetarian options, too) Sunday, March 17, 5:30 p.m., $25/person WKC members, $30/person general public, RSVP and/ or purchase tickets in advance, 5:30 p.m. doors, dinner, cash bar, 6 p.m. music by Lorkin O’Reilly Lorkin O’Reilly’s unique transatlantic approach blends old-country inspired open tunings similar to that of Bert Jansch & Nick Drake with personal reflections and poetry. Directions to the B-Side Ballroom & Supper Club in Oneonta Join the WKC or renew your membership online. info@westkc.org • (607) 278-5454 Lorkin O’Reilly

CLARK ART INSTITUTE’S ‘LOOKING AND LUNCHING’ TALK FOCUSES ON DÜRER WOODCUT WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute’s “Looking and Lunching” program will be held Thursday, March 21 at noon with curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten, who invites participants to a special viewing of Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse cycle in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. These fifteen woodcuts, first published in 1498, chronicle the end of the world as foretold in the Book of Revelation and are teeming with monsters, angels, devils, and saints drawn from the artist’s fertile imagination. Rosengarten helps decode the intricate imagery in works including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, and The

Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb. Each print is considered as an individual work and as part of a larger narrative, connected by Dürer’s inimitable ingenuity and technical mastery. The talk is free with gallery admission, but attendance is limited to the first twenty visitors. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Visitors should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. ABOUT THE CLARK The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for

research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in

the History of Art. The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

CALENDAR LISTINGS MARCH 16 Parsons Dance Residency: Talk & Demonstration Saturday, March 16, 3 p.m. Parsons Dance continues to be a PS21 ixture for good reason. The New York City-based company known for their inspiring performances and stunning visuals has partnered with French technology artist Ben Kuperberg to explore the future of humans and machines by introducing drones to share the stage with dancers. Kuperberg and Parsons Technical Supervisor Mike Megliola will discuss the highs and lows of creating this new performance medium followed by the results of their weeklong residency at PS21 live and on stage. The Phoenicia Playhouse is proud to announce the return of NYC Laughs, featuring Joe Devito, for an evening of comedy Saturday, March 16th at 8 p.m. It’s Saturday night, so it’s time to have fun! Come out for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy. Recommended for ages 18+. This month’s headliner is the incredible Joe Devito: A veteran of more than 150 TV appearances, comedian JOE DeVITO’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists, and sheer lights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top clubs in New York City and across the USA. Tickets are $20 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ comedy-night-in-phoenicia-tickets-55163962898?ref=estw or, www.phoeniciaplayhouse.com or 25 dollars at the door Unreserved Estate Auction Saturday, March 16, noon UNRESERVED Estate auction (with selected additions) Featuring Estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more. Saturday, March 16, noon p.m., https://www.copakeauction. com/auction/estate-auction-2019-03-16/, Copake Auction, Inc, 266 Route 7A, Copake, 518329-1142 Jazz Concert Saturday, March 16, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Armen Donelian, with Jay Anderson and Dennis Mackrel. Pianist/composer and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian is joined by bassist/composer Jay Anderson and drummer Dennis Mackrel for an evening of jazz. http://www.roejanlibrary.org/ complete-calendar/, Roelif Jansen Community Library, 9091 NY-22, Hillsdale, 518-325-4101, www.roejanlibrary.org Author Talk: Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem Saturday, March 16, 4 p.m. Andrew K. F. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, freelance journalist and visual artist. He has written for a number of national publications including Men’s Journal and Modern Farmer and is the former crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has published two books, “Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, (History Press, 2015) and “Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley,” (History Press, 2017). His latest book dredges up the region’s dark past, from Prohibition-era shootouts to unsolved murders, in eleven heart-pounding true stories. There will be copies of his book available for sale, and refreshments will be served. http://claveracklibrary. org/2018/12/15/author-talkhudson-valley-murder-mayhem/, Claverack Free Library, 629 State Route 23B, Claverack, 518-8517120, www.claveracklibrary.org Bindlestif Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret Saturday, March 16, 9 p.m. Adult Oriented Show – Hudson’s own Bindlestif Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestif Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestif stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a deining feature of Bindlestif’s cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestif’s unique style relects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. $25 – $35, https://helsinkihudson. ticketly.com/event/1784419bindlestif-cirkus-cabin-fever-hudson/, Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, 518-828-4800, www.helsinkihudson.com Live Music Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. The Magic Stones, Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., http://www.chathambrewing. com/, Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham, 518-697-0202, www. chathambrewing.com

MARCH 17 Bindlestif Family Cirkus Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m. Family Oriented Show Hudson’s own Bindlestif Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestif Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestif stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show. Live music is a deining feature of Bindlestif’s cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestif’s unique style relects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. $12 – $45, Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m. https://helsinkihudson.ticketly. com/event/1784388-bindlestiffamily-cirkus-hudson/ Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, 518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

MARCH 21 Local History Talk on Seventeenth Century Colonial America Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Greenport Historical Society & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History talks: ‘Colonial New York’ and the World of Jacob Leisler by L. H. Roper. The talk focuses on seventeenth-century colonial New York and the Hudson River Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. On the subject of this talk, Professor Roper stated: “Where does the history of New York it into the history of colonial America and where does the history of colonial America it into the history of the wider world? I will discuss the seventeenthcentury European colonization of the greater Hudson Valley and what its history suggests about the character of early Americans.” Dr. David Voorhees, director of the Leisler Institute added, “We Americans…aren’t aware that what happened here is part of larger global movements.” Lou Roper is Professor of History at the Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz and is Co-General Editor of The Journal of Early American History. His latest books are Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688 and his collection of essays, The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century. His studies at this time focus on the seventeenth-century slave trades and colonization of the area bounded by the Connecticut River and Chesapeake Bay. A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For more information contact the library. http://hudsonarealibrary.org/programs/history-room-programs/ Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, Hudson, 518-8281792 www.hudsonarealibrary.org


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30 Artists cast an eye to the Hudson River in new exhibition at Hudson Hall HUDSON — Hudson Hall presents Hudson Athens Light, a group exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture, illuminating and corroborating the ecological, historical, commercial and aesthetic splendors of our bend in the Hudson River since the days it was called Mahicantuck. Curated by Richard Roth, featured artists include Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Brandt Bolding, Claude Carone, McWillie Chambers, Sasha Chermayeff, Darren Foote, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Karen Gunderson, Nancy Hagin, Phyllis Hjorth, Laetitia Hussain, Kiyoshi Ike, Chad Kleitsch, Alon Koppel, Reggie Madison, Ellen McHale, Sedat Pakay, Ken Polinskie, Lucio Pozzi, Eric Rhein, Stephanie Rose, Dan Rupe, Christy Rupp, Margaret Saliske, Nancy Shaver, Bill Sullivan, Earl Swanigan, Benjamin Swett, Hudson Talbott, and Tony Thompson. Hudson Athens Light opens with a reception on March 23 from 5-7 p.m., and is on view until June 9, 2019. For more information, visit hudsonhall.org or phone (518) 822 1438. Though the city of Hudson overlooks just a small piece of the river, its enchanting views have captured the imagination of artists for generations. Hudson Athens Light features 30 unique artists, all of whom are deeply connected to the area. From Carolyn Marks Blackwood’s stunning photographs taken from her home atop a 120-foot cliff overlook-

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MARCH 30 Brassroots 2019 “Hornicopia” Fundraiser at BSP Saturday, March 30, 2019 7 p.m. – Midnight $15 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Bridgman|Packer Dance Video Playground and Talk/Demonstration with Gavin Preuss Film Saturday, March 30, 3 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance pioneered and continue to push the boundaries of live performance and video technology. Now they’re inviting the audience to join them with their Video Playground that allows participants to create their own video magic by playing with time, scale, juxtaposition, and shadow. The event includes a talk and demonstration with members of Bridgman|Packer Dance and a ilm by Gavin Preuss.

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ing the Hudson River, to painter Dan Rupe’s celebration of the Hudson River in vibrant, expressionistic color, to Sasha Chermayeff’s abstract oil paintings that capture the waterway as an “intimate, free, yet finely calibrated response to nature’s fleeting passage” (Brooklyn Rail), each artist shares their personal insight into why the beauty of this region has entranced so

many. “The lighthouse appears in several paintings and photographs in Hudson Athens Light but the title was actually inspired by the late Bill Sullivan’s luminous painting View of Athens (2003), a version of which is included in the exhibition and which captures a certain kind of afternoon light,” says Curator Richard Roth.

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Lucille Ball and Lee Tannen

re treat when theatrical legend Charles Busch and playwright/ performer Lee Tannen team up for a special two-performance concert staging of Tannen’s I LOVED LUCY as a benefit for Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre. This delightful stage adaptation of Tannen’s own 2001 memoir, directed by Carl Andress, stars

the fabulous Charles Busch as Lucille Ball, Lee Tannen as Himself, and also features the multitudinous talents of actor/ pianist Tom Judson.

And get ready for LUCY at our free screening of THE LONG, LONG TRAILER on Monday, March 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Roxbury Arts Group Announces a Fine Art Exhibit and Artist Reception

Quilt by Victoria van der Laan

Region’s All-Stars Jam Session Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m. The Club Helsinki Pro Jam is a bimonthly jam session featuring dozens of professional musicians from the greater Hudson Valley region. The event welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling jam session https://helsinkihudson.ticketly. com/event/1810832-blues-projam-hudson/ Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, 518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

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I LOVED LUCY

Collage by Amy Cannon

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HUDSON ATHENS LIGHT Curated by Richard Roth March 23 – June 9, 2019 Opening reception March 23, 5-7pm Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Charles Busch channels Lucille Ball in a Gala Beneit Concert Staging of

CATSKILL — March 22 at 7:30 p.m. March 23 Gala Starting at 6:30pm A few tickets are still available. at ILovedLucy.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800838-3006 Friday March 22 @ 7:30 p.m. Performance Only Tickets $50, $40 for 2019 Season Subscribers Saturday March 23 @ 6:30 p.m. Catered Reception, Performance, Meet & Greet with Performers Tickets $100, $80 for 2019 Season Subscribers For tickets visit ILovedLucy.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006 Area audiences are in for a ra-

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ROXBURY — The Roxbury Arts Group is excited to show the works of two artists, working in two different mediums, together in a new exhibit at the Roxbury Arts Center. Pieces: Works by Amy Cannon and Victoria van der Laan opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, March 16 at 3:00p in the Walt Meade Gallery located at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain in view through April 20. For more information, visit roxburyartsgroup. org or call 607.326.7908. Amy Cannon, an artist living and working in Fly Creek, NY, is a collage artist who unconventionally paints with paper. Cannon uses colorful, visually textural magazine ‘rippings’ from artists’ work that inspires her. She employs the Surrealist process of automation and her experience of making collagraph plates and prints. Cannon’s works juxtapose these ‘rippings’, allowing for subliminal shapes, colors and symbols to emerge that allude to something somewhat recognizable yet kindles the imagination. Victoria van der Laan is a selftaught textile artist currently making minimalist quilts and textile pieces in downtown Albany, NY. Rooted in tradition while reaching toward innovation, van der Laan makes quilts and textile art pieces exploring color, form, and scale. A quilt is an object evocative of hearth

and home, of comfort and warmth. Her work carries this convention forward, elevating and evolving the idea of domesticity and pushing the boundaries of what a quilt can be. “While the works from these two extremely talented artists differ from each other” says Jenny Rosenzweig, Executive Director of the Roxbury Arts Group, “there is a playful conversation that takes place – one of structure, color and form – and we are thrilled to share this conversation with our community and to see how they respond.” Gallery hours for this exhibition are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pieces will be on view through April 20, 2019. For more information about Pieces or other events offered by the Roxbury Arts Group, visit roxburyartsgroup. org or call 607.326.7908. All exhibits in 2019 are sponsored by Roxbury Wine and Spirits. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, WIOX Community Radio, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.

The Heart of East Durham Gavin’s Irish Country Inn EAST DURHAM — • Where is one of the best places in upstate New York to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Gavin’s Irish Country Inn has been welcoming the Irish American Vacationer since 1923 and owned by the same Irish American Innkeepers, The Gavin family since 1961! Innkeepers Brian and Bernadette who have four children that Irish Step Dance and play Irish music are the 3rd and 4th generation of the GAVIN Family Innkeepers. • March 15, 16 and 17 kickoff Gavin’s Irish Country inn’s 2019 Season and no better way to begin but on St. Patrick’s Day and during the Month of the Irish. • Besides their accommodations, Gavin’s Irish Country Inn will offer Live Irish Music Friday, Saturday and Sunday in their Authentic Irish Pub and offering a Dinner to the locals in the Pub on Friday and Saturday and all day Sunday for the big feast day! Guinness, Irish step dancers and Irish Activities will all be part of this weekend. • Come for dinner, the day or stay the whole weekend. Three-course Dinner packages starting at 2 for 35 or overnight accommodations are $74.50 per person per night! • Only 2.5 hrs from nyc, 3 hrs from Boston, 1 hr from Albany, 30 minutes from Hudson/Saugerties/Hunter less then 30 minutes, 10 minutes from Cairo, Windham, or Greenville. • Admission is free for all live Irish music events. • Gavin’s Irish Country Inn is in the Heart of East Durham’s Irish Catskills, why? 1. Where can you go besides Ireland that has an Irish

shrine that was practically completely designed and built in Ireland called Our Lady of Knock Shrine. 2. An Irish Cottage shipped over from Ireland. 3. The Largest Outdoor Map of Ireland in the World 4. Two Amazing Irish Gift Shops - Guaranteed Irish Shop -The Irish Tea Shop that is also owned by Brian and Bernadette and kicks off their 2019 season this March 5. Over 3+ Irish Pubs and other Irish venues in the little Village 6. Painted shamrocks on the road • The latest trend in East Durham….East Durham’s Main steet is undergoing a renunciation with new owners and renovations going on even in the thick of Winter • Not able to join is on St. Patrick’s Day? No problem we are also celebrating March 22-24, 2019 with the famous Andy Cooney Band and most of Gavin’s Irish County Inn weekends offer live Irish music in the Pub. They also welcome over 75+ family reunions and group gatherings or tours per season and are the home is the famous Gavinstock fest in August and Guinness Oktoberfest every Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend. • For Reservations or Inquiries call 518-634-2582 or www. gavins.com • For Full Schedule & Events for Gavin’s Irish Country Inn’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day click here: http://gavinsinn. com/st-patricks-day-weekend-schedule-of-eventsat-gavins-irish-countryinn-2019/

SPENCERTOWN — Tom Ingersoll, a certified arborist from Berkshire County, will present an illustrated talk about tree selection, pruning, and planting techniques and share his holistic approach to tree care. Following, Landscape architect David Dew Bruner will moderate a discussion with

Ingersoll about the current environmental pressures on trees and the state of arboriculture in the tri-state region. For more information, read the IMBY article. Tickets available here and will also be sold at the door: $20 adults, $15 members, $10 students


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New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud (18) during spring training at First Data Field.

D’Arnaud seeks to reclaim spot with Mets Kevin Armstrong The New York Times News Service

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Washington Nationals catcher Raudy Read connected with a pitch in a game against the New York Mets on Field 2 last week, he watched it rocket out to left field. He believed it was a home run, and he trotted all the way to second base before realizing the ball had actually tailed foul. When he returned to home plate, teammates laughed. Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud welcomed him. “Did you know it was foul?” d’Arnaud said. “Nobody told me it was foul,” Read said. “You need some water?” d’Arnaud said. “We’ll wait for you.” D’Arnaud knew what it felt like to have others waiting on him. Nearly a year since he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and had Tommy John surgery, it was his first time catching a live game this spring. His employers were anxious to see him throw. Behind the backstop, in a grandstand composed of five aluminum bleachers, Mets owner Fred Wilpon sat in the top row. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen, assistant GM Allard Baird and several team scouts eyed d’Arnaud’s every move. It was just a B game, or a glorified practice game, but regular Mets starters like Brandon Nimmo were also in the lineup. No runners tested d’Arnaud’s arm on the bases, but he made three throws down to second with ease between innings. He also collected two hits in three innings of work. It was the latest milestone for d’Arnaud in a long journey back, one that he hopes will See METS B3

VALATIE — The 2018-19 Ichabod Crane girls varsity basketball team improved from last season even though its record of 10-12 was very similar to last year. “We struggled early with closing games out,” Riders’ coach Adam Vooris said. “Toward the end of the season we were winning games in the fourth quarter.” Much of the improvement was due to the Riders returning six players from last years squad, five of which who were seniors and standout junior Madie Graham. Graham led the way for the Riders in points, 3-point shots, steals and free throw percentage. She was named to the second-team Colonial Council All-Star Team and the second-team Section 2 Class B All-Star Team. Graham finished the season with 51 3-pointers made, which is believed to be the school’s single season record. She did all of this while being played by everyone’s best defender. “She was face guarded in almost every game this year, and still managed to be one of the top scorers in the league,” Vooris said. Senior Riley Paul also gained some recognition by being selected to the third-team Colonial Council All-Star Team, fifth-team Section 2 Class B All-Star Team and the Exception Senior Game. Her big highlight came in the sectional game vs. Cobleskill as she scored the final 3 points of the game with a lay-up and the foul shot to give the Riders a 37-34 victory. Paul finished second on the team in points, steals, free throw percentage and 3-pointers made. Senior Kyla Elliott also participated in the Exceptional Seniors Game. Elliott has played three years on varsity and was this year’s third leading scorer and top shot blocker. Senior Audrey Duso was the team’s leading rebounder and was recognized as a Section 2 Girls Basketball Scholar-Athlete. Senior Madi Kowalski was this year’s top defender. Every game she was disruptive on defense and occasionally knocked down some huge 3-pointers. Senior Shannon Verbraska picked up some crucial starts and minutes. Verbraska contributed in many ways on both the defensive and offensive ends of the floor.

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The 2018-19 Ichabod Crane girls varsity basketball team. Pictured are (from left): Coach Adam Vooris, Abby Dolge, Darby Siver, Kyla Elliott, Audrey Duso, Madi Kowalski, Shannon Verbraska, Raegan Beaucage, Riley Paul, Madie Graham, Bridget Pulver and Coach Dipper Donohue. Haliegh Jennings is missing from photo.

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The 2018-19 Ichabod Crane girls junior varsity basketball team. Pictured are (from left): Coach Phil Leader, Olivia Dixon, Malati Culver, Elise Brennan, Haley Ames, Darby Siver, Miyah Richards, Cali Ringwood, Hannah Schermerhorn, Abigail Dolge, Ashley Ames and Clare Knapp. Dakoia Price is missing from photo.

“This group of seniors was just a special group that will be missed,” Vooris said.

*Leadership Award – Kyla Elliott *Defensive Player Award – Madi Kowalski

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*Points – Madie Graham – 314 *3-pointers – Madie Graham 51 *Free Throw % - Madie Graham 66% *Steals – Madie Graham 41 *Blocks – Kyla Elliott 27 *Rebounds – Audrey Duso 176 *Hustle Award – Riley Pau *Coaches Award – Audrey Duso *Sportsmanship Award – Shannon Verbraska

They JV team finished off league play at 14-1 with a 17-3 overall record. They played many games while missing key contributors for most of the season. “It was one of the deepest teams I’ve ever had, ICC JV coach Phil Leader said. “We usually have very talented players, but to have 12 girls who could contribute made this team pretty special.”

LEADERS *Points – Ashley Ames 154 *Rebounds – Malati Culver 146 *Assists – Abigail Dolge 52 *Steals – Abigail Dolge and Ashley Ames 43 *Blocks – Malati Culver and Ashley Ames 11 *Free Throw % - Clare Knapp 54% *3-pointers – Ashley Ames 17 *Hustle Award – Haley Ames *Coaches Award – Abigail Dolge See ICC B3

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs for a 1st down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium.

Giants’ future looks muddled without Beckham Bill Pennington The New York Times News Service

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Chatham High School held its 2018-19 Winter Sports Awards Night recently in the school’s auditorium. The event recognized this season’Äôs outstanding varsity athletes and was sponsored by the Athletic Booster Club. Receiving awards were: Naveah Daigle (Ultimate Teammate - Girls Varsity Basketball), Hannah Taylor (Most Outstanding Offensive Player - Girls Varsity Basketball), Brooke-lyn Doyle (Coaches Award - Girls Varsity Basketball), Joe Elbert (Ultimate Teammate - Boys Varsity Basketball), Jayshawn Williams (Offensive Player of the Year - Boys Varsity Basketball), Keon Armstrong (Defensive Player of the Year - Boys Varsity Basketball), Chris Gilger (Ultimate Teammate - Bowling), LJ Morse (Most Dedicated - Bowling), DeAnna LeClair (Most Dependable - Bowling), Colby Hills (Ultimate Teammate - Boys Varsity Volleyball), Hunter Scheriff (Most Valuable Player - Boys Varsity Volleyball), Can Oles (Coaches Award - Boys Varsity Volleyball), Kylie Cruz (Ultimate Teammate - Varsity Cheerleading), Shelby Ford (Perseverance - Varsity Cheerleading) and Angelina Gosselink (MVP - Varsity Cheerleading).

On Nov. 23, 2014, in a nationally televised Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, Odell Beckham Jr., then a New York Giants rookie, leapt high in the end zone, twisted as he arched backward, fought off a defender and made a fingertip, onehanded touchdown grab that seemed unfathomable even in slow motion replay. The next day, Beckham’s acrobatics had physicists, mechanical engineers and sports scientists scratching their heads.

“It was a bit like SpiderMan,” said Jim Gates, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland. “A near superhuman activity.” In that moment — in just the seventh game of a nascent pro career — Beckham’s place in NFL lore was cemented. Within months, he had won the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award, played in the Pro Bowl and became the youngest player ever to grace the cover of the omnipresent Madden NFL video game. Beckham’s No. 13 jersey quickly became the See GIANTS B3


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Pro hockey NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Tampa Bay 70 53 13 3 1 110 Boston 70 42 19 6 3 93 Toronto 70 42 23 5 0 89 Montreal 70 37 26 7 0 81 Florida 69 30 27 6 6 72 Bufalo 69 30 30 6 3 69 Detroit 70 24 36 5 5 58 Ottawa 70 23 41 5 1 52 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT SO Pts Washington 70 41 22 6 1 89 NY Islanders 69 40 22 2 5 87 Pittsburgh 70 38 23 7 2 85 Carolina 69 38 24 5 2 83 Columbus 70 39 28 2 1 81 Philadelphia 69 34 27 7 1 76 NY Rangers 69 28 28 9 4 69 New Jersey 70 25 36 5 4 59 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OT SO Pts Winnipeg 69 40 25 3 1 84 Nashville 71 39 27 4 1 83 St. Louis 69 36 26 6 1 79 Dallas 69 36 28 5 0 77 Minnesota 70 33 29 4 4 74 Colorado 70 30 28 11 1 72 Chicago 70 31 30 8 1 71 Paciic Division GP W L OT SO Pts San Jose 70 43 19 5 3 94 Calgary 70 43 20 3 4 93 Vegas 70 38 27 3 2 81 Arizona 70 35 30 4 1 75 Edmonton 69 31 31 5 2 69 Vancouver 69 28 32 5 4 65 Anaheim 71 28 34 7 2 65 Los Angeles 69 25 36 5 3 58 Tuesday’s games Dallas 2, Bufalo 0 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3 Columbus 7, Boston 4 Montreal 3, Detroit 1 Arizona 3, St. Louis 1 San Jose 5, Winnipeg 4 Calgary 9, New Jersey 4 Anaheim 3, Nashville 2 Wednesday’s games Chicago 5, Toronto 4 New Jersey at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Thursday’s games Pittsburgh at Bufalo, 7 p.m. Montreal at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 10 p.m. Nashville at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Florida at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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Golf PGA TOUR THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN & WHERE: March 14-17; TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Par 72, 7,189 yards) PURSE: $12.5 million (Winner: $2.25 million and 600 FedEx Cup points) DEFENDING CHAMPION: Webb Simpson FED EX CUP LEADER: Xander Schaufele TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2-7 p.m. ET (NBC); Sunday, 1-6 p.m. ET (NBC). THIS WEEK: The event moves back to March after being played in May since 2007. The ield features the top 50 players in the world golf rankings and the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup entering the week. ... There has never been a defending champion at The Players and more defending champions have missed the cut (seven) than posted a top-10 inish (ive). The last to do so was Adam Scott (T-8, 2005). ... Tiger Woods is the only player to win the event in both March and May (2001, 2013). He is paired in the irst two rounds with Simpson and Patrick Reed. ... Only 24 players in the 144-player ield have competed at TPC Sawgrass in March, and Scott is the only other one to win the event in March. ... Jack Nicklaus holds the record with three Players victories. ... Brooks Koepka has never posted a top-10 in the event, while Jordan Spieth has three missed cuts in ive tries. Koepka did tie the course record with a inalround 63 last year. ... Four Tour rookies are in the ield: Cameron Champ, Sungjae Im, Adam Long, Martin Trainer. ... Since 1995, the scoring average in March is 73.40 compared to 72.48 in May. ... Fifty-four balls found the water last year at the par-3 17th hole featuring an island green, down from 69 in 2017. Kyle Stanley last year became just the second player (Paul Azinger, 1987) to birdie the 17th hole in all four rounds. LAST TOURNAMENT: Arnold Palmer Invitational (Francesco Molinari) NEXT WEEK: Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Pro basketball NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic W L Pct Toronto 48 20 .706 Philadelphia 43 25 .632 Boston 41 27 .603 Brooklyn 36 34 .514 New York 13 55 .191 Central W L Pct Milwaukee 51 17 .750 Indiana 43 25 .632 Detroit 34 33 .507 Chicago 19 50 .275 Cleveland 17 51 .250 Southeast W L Pct Miami 32 35 .478 Orlando 31 38 .449 Charlotte 30 37 .448 Washington 29 39 .426 Atlanta 24 45 .348 Western Conference Northwest W L Pct Denver 44 22 .667 Oklahoma City 42 26 .618 Portland 41 26 .612 Utah 37 29 .561 Minnesota 32 36 .471 Paciic W L Pct Golden State 46 21 .687 L.A. Clippers 39 30 .565 Sacramento 33 33 .500 L.A. Lakers 31 36 .463 Phoenix 16 52 .235 Southwest W L Pct Houston 42 26 .618 San Antonio 39 29 .574 New Orleans 30 40 .429 Memphis 28 41 .406 Dallas 27 40 .403 Tuesday’s games Indiana 103, New York 98 Philadelphia 106, Cleveland 99 L.A. Lakers 123, Chicago 107 Milwaukee 130, New Orleans 113 San Antonio 112, Dallas 105 Denver 133, Minnesota 107 Portland 125, L.A. Clippers 104 Wednesday’s games Washington 100, Orlando 90 Oklahoma City 108, Brooklyn 96 Miami 108, Detroit 74 Atlanta 132, Memphis 111 Golden State 106, Houston 104 Utah at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Thursday’s games Oklahoma City at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

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Bell is a huge addition for Jets, but their offseason overhaul continues Al Iannazzone Newsday

Le’Veon Bell posted a rendering of himself in a green- and-white No. 26 jersey Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. The Jets and their fans can’t wait until the real-life Bell arrives and is taking handoffs and catching passes from Sam Darnold. Bell was the best offensive player in the free-agent market, and now he’ll be calling MetLife Stadium home. This was the dream scenario for the Jets when free agency began. It came to fruition after midnight, when they came to terms with Bell on a fouryear deal for $52.5 million, with $35 million guaranteed. The contract has a maximum value of $61 million. Coach Adam Gase probably was up all night going over all the ways he can utilize Bell in his offense and expanding his play book to feature this major weapon. Bell, 27, is one of the most versatile running backs in the NFL, a true three-down player who totaled 2,215 yards with the Steelers in 2014 — the only time he’s played a 16-game season. “NYC, let’s do it,” Bell said in his tweet that he ended with a jet emoji. (He probably will have to have a conversation with safety Marcus Maye, the current No. 26 on the Jets, about the jersey number). Trades and signings were allowed to become official as of 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The Jets won’t announce Bell, or some other moves, until the players pass physicals and sign their contracts. But Bell’s agency announced that he had signed. Getting Bell has raised the expectations for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs for eight consecutive years. He alone won’t end that skid, but the Jets certainly seem to be heading in the right direction — and Bell’s acquisition is a big part of it. General manager Mike Maccagnan’s goal this offseason was to give Darnold more weapons, improve the offensive line, and add an edge rusher and more defensive playmakers. Maccagnan has hit on all of these

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) rushes the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Bell is now a member of the New York Jets.

areas, but there’s still more work to be done. The Jets acquired two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Raiders and intend to sign former Redskins slot receiver Jamison Crowder and ex-Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy. The Jets also tendered their own restricted free agent Robby Anderson and will re-sign offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison. But they still need a center and another receiver. On defense, the Jets landed former Ravens four-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, which was a huge get by Maccagnan. They also had a deal with middle linebacker Anthony Barr. But he backed out and will re-sign with the Vikings.

Defensive end Henry Anderson, whose seven sacks last season tied Jordan Jenkins for the team lead, cornerback Darryl Roberts and linebacker/special teams player Neville Hewitt are re-signing with the Jets. But edge rusher is a glaring need as well as cornerback for the Jets, who lost Buster Skrine and may not bring back Morris Claiborne. They will meet with Falcons free-agent cornerback Brian Poole on Thursday. Roberts will sign a three-year, $18 million deal, so he could be in the mix for a starting job. As great as Bell has been, he does come with baggage, but this was a risk worth taking for the Jets. Bell sat out all of last season, forfeiting $14.5 million because he

wouldn’t sign the Steelers’ franchise tag. Bell also has been suspended twice by the NFL for drug-related issues There are some questions about whether Bell can be as productive as he was with Pittsburgh. He ran behind a far superior offensive line, and with future hall-of-fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and arguably the NFL’s best receiver in Antonio Brown. Some also wonder if Bell will be the same player after sitting out a year and not getting paid. But the Jets aren’t concerned. They believe Bell is driven and motivated, and can’t wait to see how Bell meshes with and helps Darnold become the franchise quarterback they believe he can be.

Will Raiders’ Brown be a disaster like Moss or flourish like Rice? Jerry McDonald East Bay Times

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The press conference began 25 minutes late, which will be duly noted in Pittsburgh. It seems Antonio Brown is notorious for being less than punctual when it came to obligations with the third estate. Not that there was anything nefarious at work, given that Brown arrived with his family in tow, including three small and energetic children. The newest Raider, from his stylish suit to sparkling earrings, oozed star power — the kind that comes with six straight seasons of 100 or more receptions and a contract extension that will put another $30 million in his bank account. There hasn’t been a press conference like it since March 3, 2005, the day Randy Moss arrived by police escort after being traded to the Raiders in exchange for the No. 7 pick of the draft and Napoleon Harris. Four years earlier the Raiders took on Jerry Rice, who had grown embittered with the 49ers after being phased out in favor of Terrell Owens. Moss soiled his legacy, if only temporarily. Rice enhanced his status as the best of all time. It could go either way in Oakland, although the smart money is on a productive and relatively drama free first season with the Raiders as Brown seeks to silence detractors while continuing to play at a Hall of Fame level under coach Jon Gruden. “I’m just here as a sponge to soak up every information coach got, to be as successful as I can be and to help the team take it to a new level,” Brown said. “I’m just excited to be in the same building as guys who’ve been great from the past.” Brown, as new players are

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) before the start of a game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

wont to do, said all the right things. He promised to be a man of deeds rather than a man of words. And it is Brown’s deeds on both the practice field and on game day that made him so coveted by Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. “When we came here, Jon and I talked about finding passionate football players that love the game, that practice hard and play hard,” Mayock said. “And all I’m going to tell you is we got a little better today and it’s all because of the way this guy plays football.” Gruden has already been knee-deep in game tape with Brown, scheming and plotting ways to make the 31-year-old wide receiver even better. Mayock spoke of adding an “Alpha Male” into the locker room who would demand daily effort, focus and accountability from others, mostly through his actions. Brown is different from the 2005 version of Moss in terms

of practice performance. But like Moss, Brown was prone to sideline theatrics and bad publicity which finally led to a one-way ticket out of town. The ending with Moss was so ugly it’s easy to forget how incredible he was during his first training camp and through the first four games of the season under Norv Turner. There was a miracle a day in Napa, with Moss making plays that even left seasoned veterans slack-jawed. In the first four games, Moss caught 19 passes for 466 yards, averaging 24.5 yards per catch. Then he leaped for a catch against the San Diego Chargers, came down with rib and tailbone injuries, and that was the last time we ever saw the real Randy Moss in silver and black. First Moss was hurt, and then after Art Shell became head coach and brought along Tom Walsh as his offensive coordinator, Moss simply lost interest. He was so indifferent the Raiders

shipped him to New England for a fourth-round draft pick. Moss got his way by caring too little. Brown was jettisoned by the Steelers despite $21 million in dead money under the salary cap because he cared too much. Rice, however, had an advantage Moss never had. His coach was Gruden, who made it his personal mission to wring every last reception and yard he could out of the most productive receiver in the history of the NFL. Gruden was constantly in Rice’s ear, telling him how great he was but at the same time pushing for more. After yardage figures in the 800s his last two years with the 49ers, Rice caught 82 passes for 1,157 yards and nine touchdowns in 2001, then had 92 for 1,211 yards and seven scores after Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay. Brown, when asked how long he wanted to play, even said he’s shooting for Rice’s records. Given he needs 712 receptions for 11,688 yards

and 123 receiving touchdowns, Brown would need to post 100-catch seasons for the next eight years and average 1,466 yards just to be in the ballpark. While that’s not going to happen, it’s an admirable goal from a former sixthround draft pick who has exceeded all expectations except his own. It’s fuel for a fire that sometimes has burned too hot, and the trade is not without its risks. “Obviously, people listen to the things that are being said and written,” Brown said. “End of the day, it’s all about how you make people feel. I think I made people feel really great and really inspired, the way they watched me go to work, the way they watched me play.” Brown will immerse himself in his new surroundings initially and be all in. After the newness has worn off, it bears watching whether he’ll still be the same guy should the Raiders have a losing season or Derek Carr loses sight of Brown open in the secondary. For now, it’s another honeymoon period between one of the great receivers of the game and one of the NFL’s iconic franchises. Only time will tell if Brown sees his career hit a stall like Moss or enhances his legacy like Rice. “I’m here to make guys better around me. I’m here to elevate everything around me,” Brown said. “I’m here to just be a surge of energy and positivity and a good force, a great teammate, and bring out the best of everyone around me. Cause we all know it’s not just about me.” There are plenty of people in Pittsburgh who will read that quote and react with a derisive snicker. The Raiders are counting having the last laugh.


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Wright has put on a coaching master class for Villanova Bob Ford The Philadelphia Inquirer

A random thought as the Big East Conference tournament opens Thursday for top-seeded Villanova and the whole madness of March spreads out before us like a banquet table: What if last season’s Villanova team had played in this season’s Big East? The Wildcats might have easily gone undefeated in league play, and that’s no particular knock on the five Big East schools that beat Villanova this season. That’s just the difference between what coach Jay Wright had a year ago and what he has been able to construct this year. It’s also the

difference between what was a pretty strong league and one that is now going through a bit of a lull. In some ways, Wright has put on a master class in coaching as the Wildcats came off their 2018 nationalchampionship run and saw their top four scorers taken in the NBA draft. The combination of Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman was more than just the 60.7 points per game that disappeared. They represented the entire “Villanova Basketball” trope of relentless defense, selfless play, leadership, and dedication to team above individual. The transition was expected to be

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The Riders modified team finished the year at 13-0. It is the third season in a row in which they have not lost a game. The key to their success was a stingy defense. These girls would go aggressive to the ball and play hard for 28 minutes of every game, according to coach Tahnee Heins.

“Abby is a game changer,” Leader said. “She is able to control the tempo of the game and make everyone around her better. She did all this while playing in only half of the games due to injury. Even after she was injured she still showed up every day and contributed.” Sportsmanship – Elise Brennan *Leadership – Darby Siver “Darby was pulled up to varsity about half way through the season,” Leader said. “She is a great basketball player and an even better kid.”

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LEADERS *Most Points Scored – Delaney More 109 (10 ppg) *Rebounds – Ava Heffner 111 (8.5 rpg) *Steals – Alexa Barkley 40 (3.1 spg) *Free Throw % - Madeleine Kelley 50%

more gradual, but the Wildcats did win the national championship, and DiVincenzo, a redshirt sophomore, and Spellman, a redshirt freshman, were projected as first-round picks. That left Wright scrambling. “We’re not built like a Kentucky or a Duke to have one-and-done guys coming in,” Wright told The Inquirer in May. “This puts us in a situation where we take a little hit. We’re just younger than we want to be. But that’s a casualty of Donte and Omari kind of speeding up their process. We’ve structured it thinking we would have those two next year, probably just for one year ... we’re going to have to deal with it.”

After a five-season stretch in which Villanova went 165-21 and won two national championships, nobody was going to feel sorry for the Wildcats if they were caught short, or blame Wright if his team suffered the predictable downturn after such heavy losses to the roster. “It’s kind of exciting. We’ve had four or five years in a row where you knew we had a good team coming back,” Wright told reporters before the season. “You knew who the guys were. You just had to get them to be the best they could be. Now, we’ve got a lot of question marks so it’s a different kind of coaching. It’s going to be a challenge.”

The first challenge was filling the nest again. Wright brought in graduate transfer guard Joe Cremo from Albany for his final year of eligibility, and recruited forward Saddiq Bey, who had rescinded a letter of intent to North Carolina State. Those additions didn’t become official until August. Earlier in the year, Villanova scooped up fivestar-recruit point guard Jahvon Quinerly, who was available because of a major recruiting violation at Arizona. The incoming freshman class also included forward Cole Swider, who would average nearly 10 minutes per game.

*Hustle Award – Ava Heffner *Coaches Award – Madeleine Kelley *Sportsmanship Award – Samantha Lantzy *Leadership Award – Carien Zietsman *Defensive Player Award – Delaney More *Most Improved Player – Meredith Garafalo *Most Valuable Player – Delaney More “Delaney plays hard all the time,” Heins said. “I always know I am going to get 100% effort on both ends of the court in practices and games. She is an unselfish player who runs the floor very well, drives to the basket hard, plays excellent defense and has a great PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

The 2018-19 Ichabod Crane girls modifed basketball team. Pictured are (from left): Front Row Paige Eitlman, Mya Brennan, Samantha Lantzy and Meredith Garafalo. Back Row ‘Äì Madeleine Kelley, Alexa Barkley, Katie Ogden, Zoe Geiger, Delaney More, Ava Heffner, Hannah Frances and Coach Tahnee Heins. Carien Zietsman and Arianna Melanson are missing from photo.

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hottest-selling football apparel nationwide. He was the new face of the storied Giants franchise. It is hard to believe that a little more than four years later, Beckham has been brusquely jettisoned from the team. On Tuesday, the popular, if sometimes mercurial, Beckham was traded to the Cleveland Browns for Jabrill Peppers, a safety with a modest record of NFL achievement, and two draft picks (the 17th and 95th of next month’s draft) that, while valuable, are not likely to yield a star of Beckham’s magnitude. Beckham’s mystifying departure may be a window into a new NFL, in which players and teams can transition from seemingly amicable partners — Beckham signed a five-year,

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lead to a position on the 25man roster for Opening Day. “It felt so good to be finally back out there,” d’Arnaud said. “To work with pitchers again, it was a lot of fun.” D’Arnaud was no stranger to rehabilitation. Since his major league debut in 2013, his injuries have included: a concussion, a broken hand, a rotator cuff strain, a hyperextended elbow and last April’s elbow operation. For this most recent recovery, he did not start throwing again until August, and hitting did not start until December. He returned to the Grapefruit League lineup last week as a designated hitter for a pair of games, but he has yet to make the next step of catching in a regular stadium game rather than a side field. He was anxious in his first at-bats of the spring last weekend, though his legs passed one test when he scored from first against the Cardinals. His lungs were another story: He was winded when he slid across the plate and looked for help from a teammate coming to bat. “I was definitely gassed,” d’Arnaud said. “Took me a while to get up.” As d’Arnaud has worked

$90 million contract extension with the Giants about six months ago — to rivals on opposing sidelines faster than ever before. Star players were once bound to teams for many years because restrictive guidelines made unfettered free agency hard to achieve. There is more movement in the modern NFL, and even Beckham’s contract, which at the time made him the highestpaid wide receiver in football, did not mean that the Giants wanted him around for long. Still, Beckham’s trade did not happen in a vacuum. In the last week, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, whose offensive production in Pittsburgh made them prospective Hall of Fame players, moved on from the Steelers. Beckham, 26, surely played a role in his exit. He embarrassed himself and the team with his mano-a-mano slugfest with Josh Norman, which

contributed to a 2015 Giants loss. His end zone celebrations could be profane, and his antics on the sideline selfaggrandizing. As the leader of an ill-advised, overnight Florida boating trip when the team was preparing for a rare playoff game — followed by an inferior performance in a loss at Green Bay — he continued to demonstrate a level of immaturity. A television interview last fall in which Beckham did not show support for quarterback Eli Manning and seemed to question his teammates’ effort produced more hand-wringing in the Giants offices at the highest levels, including ownership. A portion of the Giants fandom also began to sour on Beckham because of his volatility. In today’s NFL, some teams choose to abandon their hefty investments in players who are distractions rather than wait for those players to become

such problems that they must be moved. Or team executives ditch the player before he tries to force a trade, as Brown did, and in that way maintain their trading leverage. The real surprise in the Beckham case is that it was the staid Giants who chose to push their most talented and popular player out the door — and to do it in his prime. The Giants are historically much more conscious and concerned about fan reaction to their transactions. But not in this situation. Beckham was dispensable, even if it meant that the tens of thousands of Giants fans with one of Beckham’s replica jerseys hanging in a closet — many of them prized fans under the age of 35 — were thunderstruck by Tuesday’s deal. The Giants fan base is already reeling, and not just because its team has had one winning season since 2012. Beckham’s trade is just one of

several recent purges of the team’s roster that have left many fans confounded and angry. There are, for example, only three players remaining from the team’s Week 1 starting lineup in 2016. Moreover, if there is a clear path that the Giants are following, indeed if there is a plan at all, it’s not easily deciphered. Yes, the Giants are in a rebuilding mode. But they will have to rebuild with financial constraints. About $16 million of Beckham’s salary will count against the Giants’ 2019 cap, and more startling, that’s less than half of the $32.5 million on this year’s salary cap ledger for players who are not there anymore: The Giants also recently traded or cut players like cornerback Eli Apple, defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh. And Manning is due about

$23 million next season. That total could be reduced if Manning is cut in a few days, before his bonus is due. If that happens, it may provide some clarity on the front office’s apparent overall strategy of tearing down everything to start over. But losing Manning on top of Beckham may leave some Giants loyalists apoplectic. In the end, Beckham’s exit underscores another relevant pattern: Every Giants firstround draft choice from 2013 to 2016 has either been traded or released by the team. Of the 70 players the Giants selected from 2008 to 2017, only six remain. More than any other factor, that is why the Giants have lost 24 of their past 32 games and have not won a playoff game in seven years. With his magical pass-catching skills, Beckham was once seen as a Giants savior. The team and its fans now have to find a new one.

his way back since his injury last April, plenty has changed around him. Van Wagenen replaced Sandy Alderson as general manager, and in December, the Mets signed Wilson Ramos to be the team’s starting catcher. Just before spring training, the team also brought back Devin Mesoraco, a bulwark who was acquired by trade from the Cincinnati Reds last season and carved out a niche for himself by catching 21 starts made by pitcher Jacob deGrom during his Cy Young Award-winning season. Manager Mickey Callaway asserted at the start of camp that he would not rule out carrying three catchers on the team’s 25-man roster. He also made clear that despite d’Arnaud’s athleticism and ability to play other positions like third base — which he memorably did, sort of, in 2017 — or the outfield, he would be limited to catcher and designated hitter so as not to risk a setback to his arm. It was false advertising Saturday when the lineup posted on the wall inside the main entrance at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, listed d’Arnaud at third base. He served as the designated hitter that afternoon. “I’m just happy to be playing today,” he said. Beyond that, it’s still not entirely clear where he’ll fit in with the Mets when the regular

season begins. Last April, d’Arnaud was splitting time at catcher with Kevin Plawecki, who has since moved on to the Cleveland Indians. D’Arnaud, who played all 14 postseason games during the Mets’ run to the 2015 World Series, started four of the first 10 games last season, going 3 for 15 with a home run and three RBIs. Still, there was concern about his arm when he allowed seven stolen bases without catching a single runner. He experienced elbow discomfort, alerted the team, and, after the tear was discovered in New York, his season was done. Support came in from family members, his wife and former teammates. He maintained that he stayed confident in his belief that he could come back to his position. “I had a good foundation,” he said. “I never doubted it at all.” There is evidence of that support here, too. On Thursday, when d’Arnaud completed his game duties, Van Wagenen went up to the dugout, and exchanged a fist bump with him through a black chain-link fence. D’Arnaud remained on the move after taking a short breather. He walked over to Field 1, where he played catch with Glenn Sherlock, the first-base coach, before throwing down to third base, then second and finally first with no runners in sight.

D’Arnaud then went back to the bullpen, where he warmed up reliever Jeurys Familia before he entered the side game.

Following the main team’s game in the stadium, Callaway noted that the report he received from team officials was that d’Arnaud was

throwing bullets. D’Arnaud was finally ready to take aim at runners on the regular field. “Coming soon,” he said.


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Legals NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff AGAINST James Bender as Heir at Law and Next of Kin of Nancy M. Bender; Nancy Duhart as Heir At Law and Next of Kin of Nancy M. Bender; Eugenia Brennan Heslin; "JOHN DOE" And "JANE DOE" 1 Through 50, Intending To Be The Unknown Heirs, Distributees, Devisees, Grantees, Trustees, Lienors, Creditors, And Assignees of The Estate of Nancy M. Bender who was Born in 1940 and Died on January 13, 2016, A Resident of The County of Greene, Whose Last Known Address was 140 Grandview Avenue, Catskill, NY 12414, Their Successors in Interest if Any of the aforesaid Defendants be Deceased, their Respective Heirs At Law, Next of Kin, and Successors in interest of the aforesaid classes of Person, if they or any of them be dead, and their Respective Husbands, Wives or Widows, if Any, all of whom and whose names and places of Residence are Unknown to the Plaintiff; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated December 20, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York on April 1, 2019 at 9:30AM, premises known as 140 Grandview Avenue, Catskill, NY 12414. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Catskill, County of Greene, State of NY, Section 172.05 Block 8 Lot 13. Approximate amount of judgment $132,942.32 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 00537/2017. Angelo Scaturro, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: February 18, 2019 #96537

NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law section 501) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Stockport. The information may be reviewed by appointment in the Assessor's office at 2787 Atlantic Ave. Stottville on April 3 between the hours of 9am and 12 noon and on April 10 between the hours of 9am and 12 noon. An appointment may be made to review the assessment information by telephoning the Assessor's office at 518-828-9389 Dated 1st day of March, 2019 Robert Jensen Assessor

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Chatham, Columbia County, New York sealed bids for the purchase of (One) Used 1997 or Newer Bucket Truck will be received at the office of the Superintendent of Highways at the Town of Chatham Highway Department, 865 CR 13, Old Chatham, New York 12136, Columbia County, NY until 9:00AM (E.S.T) on the 21st day of March, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids will be submitted in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name/address of the bidder and Item(s) bidding. Particular and itemized specifications for each of the above items are available and may be obtained at the office of the Superintendent of Highways. The items to be bid on will comply with all specifications. The contract for the purchase of the above items will be awarded by the Superintendent of Highways to the lowest responsible bidder. In cases where two or more responsible bidders submit identical bids as to price, the Superintendent of Highways may award the contract to either of such bidders. The Superintendent of Highways may reject all bids and re-advertise for new bids in his discretion. Joseph M. Rickert Superintendent of Highways Dated: March 13, 2019 Town of Chatham NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF COLUMBIA, KEYBANK, N.A. AS S/B/M TO FIRST NIAGARA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF JACK BRIMBERG, BY AND THROUGH TEMPORARY ADMINSITRATOR PAUL J. KEELER, ACTING IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on January 29, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Columbia County Supreme Court, 401 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534 on April 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 35 Harlemville Road, Claverack, NY 12529. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Claverack, County of Columbia and State of New York, Section 123., Block 2 and Lot 5.210. Approximate amount of judgment is $1,495,132.98 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 7963/14. Virginia D. Benedict, Esq., Referee Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, New York 14228, Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF FORMATION of PFEIFFER C O M M U N I C AT I O N S LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/5/19. Location: GREEN SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Stephen Pfeiffer, 865 West Main ST. Catskill NY, 12414. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF STUYVESANT ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS STUYVESANT TOWN HALL 5 SUNSET DRIVE STUYVESANT, NY 12173 Wednesday MARCH 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing, required by law, will be held for the following purpose: To hear all interested parties and residents of the Town of Stuyvesant regarding an Area variance application from Donna Moylan, 255 Eichybush Road, tax map #43.-1-5, Stuyvesant, New York. Applicant is seeking a 10 foot front yard setback variance to be granted for a new construction single story 2 car garage. Existing side yard setback requirements under Town of Stuyvesant Zoning Law, Local Law #1, will not be met. This hearing was postponed from the original February date, due to inclement weather. Doreen Danforth Secretary to the Board Notice of Qualification of Triple Net Greenport LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/28/19. Office location: Columbia County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/23/19. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Central Ave, Ste 302, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. CAUCUS NOTICE The Town of Ashland Republican committee will hold a caucus on March 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Ashland Town Hall, 12094 State Route 23, Ashland, New York. The purpose of this caucus is to nominate candidates for upcoming expired terms of office. By Order of Howard Drum Town of Ashland Republican Town Chair

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village of Coxsackie Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 to present the proposed tentative Budget for 2019-2020. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at such Public Hearing any and all persons shall be heard. Nikki Bereznak, Clerk ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM local time on April 16th, 2019, at the Emergency Services Building, 25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY 12413 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for: GREENE COUNTY 911 CENTER UPS REPLACEMENT PROJECT TOWN OF CAIRO GREENE COUNTY, NY A Pre-Bid conference will be held on March 26th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Emergency Services Building, 25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY 12413. Bidding contractors are strongly encouraged to have an authorized representative of their firm present at this meeting. Work shall include but is not limited to: Contract #1 Contract #1 includes the following work items: 1. Furnishing and installation of a new uninterruptible power supply at the Greene County 911 Center. 2. Furnishing and installation of new power conduit and conductors. 3. Balancing loads in the existing power panel. 4. Miscellaneous and appurtenant work. Contract Documents, including Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Labor and Employment, Additional Instructions, Bid Documents, Agreement, General Conditions, General Requirements, Specifications, Contract Drawings and any Addenda, may be examined at no expense on line at the following website: www.debiddocuments.com under 'public projects', or at the office of Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., 28 Madison Ave Extension Albany NY, 12203 and at the Emergency Services Building, 25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY 12413.

LLMR Associates LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/4/2019. Cty: Greene. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 5351 Route 23, Windham, NY Digital copies of the 12496.General Pur- Contract Documents pose. may be obtained on-

line as a download for a non-refundable fee of Forty-Nine Dollars ($49.00) from the website: www.debiddocuments.com under 'public projects.' Complete hardcopy sets of bidding documents may be obtained from REV, 330 Route 17A, Suite #2, Goshen, NY 10924, Tel: 1-877-272-0216, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each combined set of documents. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. Cash deposits will not be accepted. Any Bidder requiring documents to be shipped shall make arrangements with REV and pay for all packaging and shipping costs. Any Bidder who submitted completed Bid Forms to Greene County, upon returning such set in good condition within thirty days following the award of the contract or rejection of the bids, will be refunded their full payment. Deposits will not be refunded to any non-bidder (including material suppliers, subcontractors, or those that provide quotes to Bidders). Questions should be sent to Ablen Amrod, P.E. via email at aamrod@delawareengineering.com or Fax at (518) 452-1335. Please note that ( w w w. d e b i d d o c u ments.com) is the designated location and means for distributing and obtaining all bid package information. All Bidders are urged to register to ensure receipt of all necessary information including bid addenda. All bid addenda will be transmitted to registered plan holders via email and will be available at www.debiddocuments.com. Plan holders who have paid for hard copies of the bid documents will need to make the determination if hard copies of the addenda are required for their use, and coordinate directly with REV for hard copies of addenda to be issued. There will be no charge for registered plan holders to obtain hard copies of the bid addenda. Bids should exclude sales and compensating use taxes on materials incorporated into the work. A bid bond in the amount equal to at least five (5%) percent of the Bid will be required with submission of each bid. The successful bidders, to whom the contracts are awarded, will be required to provide a payment and perfor-

mance bond equal to the full amount of the Contract. Bids will be received on an itemized unit price basis. The Contractor must insure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, creed, color, religion, sex or national origin. New York State Prevailing Wage and Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements shall apply to this project. Women and Minority Owned Businesses are encouraged to Bid. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the Bids received, or to reject any or all Bids without explanation, and to select the Bid, the acceptance of which, in its judgment, will best assure the efficient performance of the work. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing at Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 on April 8, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce Local Law #4 of 2019, titled "Amending Section 119-19 of the Village of Coxsackie Code to Allow the Village Board to Set Permit and Inspection Fees for New Sewer Connections by Resolution". Nikki Bereznak, Clerk NOTICE OF BOND RESOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Germantown, Columbia County, New York on the 12th day of

March, 2019, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Town of Germantown is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice; or if such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York. Joyce Vale, Town Clerk Town of Germantown AMENDMENT TO BOND RESOLUTION DATED MARCH 12, 2019 A RESOLUTION AMENDING BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 20, 2017, AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES OF THE SEWER DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF GERMANTOWN, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS OF THE TOWN OF GERMANTOWN, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW TO FINANCE THE COSTS THEREOF, AND DELEGATING CERTAIN POWERS IN C O N N E C T I O N THEREWITH TO THE SUPERVISOR

Prior Resolution: The Amendment to Bond Resolution amends the Bond Resolution of the Town dated June 20, 2017 entitled "BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 20, 2017; A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES OF THE SEWER DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF GERMANTOWN, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS OF THE TOWN OF GERMANTOWN, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2.500,000 PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW TO FINANCE THE COST THEREOF, AND DELEGATING CERTAIN POWERS IN C O N N E C T I O N THEREWITH TO THE SUPERVISOR" (the "2017 Bond Resolution"). Objects or purposes: The 2017 Bond Resolution as amended by the Amendment to Bond Resolution authorizes the improvement of the Germantown Sewer District wastewater treatment plant located off Main Street, including new concrete grit chambers, flow equalization tank and sludge holding (aeration) tank and other process improvements and the replacement of primary and secondary clarifiers with concrete tanks, and reconstruction of two existing pump stations and related improvements, and including original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus required therefor, having an estimated aggregate maximum cost of


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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA $2,500,000. The aforesaid purpose constitutes a Type II Action as defined under the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617, which has been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment. Period of Probable Usefulness: Thirty (30) years pursuant to subdivision 4 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law. Maximum Amount of Obligations to be issued: The Town has previously issued its bond anticipation notes pursuant to the 2017 Bond Resolution, and nothing in this resolution shall be deemed to impair the obligations so issued or the authorization to issue serial bonds to redeem such obligations. The Town Board plans to finance a portion of the cost of the purpose described above by the issuance of serial bonds of the Town in an aggregate amount not to exceed $2,500,000, hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law. A portion of the cost of said purpose is expected to be paid or redeemed from the proceeds of a WIAA grant in the amount of $625,000. Delegation: The power to authorize bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of the serial bonds authorized by this resolution, determine the form and terms of said serial bonds, and take certain other actions is delegated to the Town Supervisor, as Chief Fiscal Officer. A complete copy of the Bond Resolution summarized above is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Town Clerk, located at Germantown Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, New York. Dated: March 12, 2019 Germantown, New York PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing at Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 on April 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce Local Law #3 of 2019, titled "Amending the Village of Coxsackie Code Chapter 67 to Require Installation of a Knox Box on Buildings Located Within the Village". Nikki Bereznak, Clerk TOWN OF LEXINGTON GREENE COUNTY NEW YORK NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING GCEMS AMBULANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Lexington shall hold a Special Meeting with the Town of Prattsville Town Board and GCEMS Representative on March 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42, Lexington, NY. The purpose of said meeting is an informational meeting regarding the possible placement of an ambulance in Lexington. By order of the Town Clerk, Charlotte Jaeger March 13, 2019 RUGER ANNIE REAL ESTATE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/22/2019. Office in Greene Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 271, Windham, NY 12496. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Village of Philmont Notice of Budget Hearing/Organizational Meeting The Village of Philmont will be holding their Annual Organizational Meeting and Budget Hearing on Monday April 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Village Hall located at 124 Main Street Philmont, NY. PUBLIC NOTICE COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI), NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF), AND FINAL NOTICE AND PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED ACTION IN A 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND SOUTH STREET STORMWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM

PROJECT SOUTH STREET AND CLARENCE D LANE ROAD, TOWN OF WINDHAM, GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK MARCH 15, 2019 Name of Responsible Entity and Recipient: New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), 38-40 State Street, Hampton Plaza, Albany, NY 12207, in cooperation with the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), of the same address. Contact: Lori A. Shirley (518) 474-0755. Pursuant to 24 CFR Section 58.43, this combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact, Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (FONSI/NOIRROF), and Final Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Action in a 100-year Floodplain and Wetland satisfies three separate procedural requirements for project activities proposed to be undertaken by HCR. Project Description: The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), an office of HCR's HTFC, is responsible for the direct administration of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program in New York State. GOSR proposes to provide $1,705,052.04 in CDBG-DR funding to the South Street Stormwater Collection System Project (the "Proposed Project"), which will involve the construction of new culverts beneath South Street and improving the conveyance of tributary culverts that transport stormwater to existing stormwater collection infrastructure. The Proposed Project is located on South Street and Clarence D Lane Road, Town of Windham, Greene County, New York. Construction activities will include the replacement of existing undersized culverts with culverts designed to meet 100-year storm event requirements, cleaning and formalization of existing drainage swales; installation of stabilized drainage swales, stormwater structures, and roadway guide railing; restoring existing drainage swales; re-grading road shoulders to restore sheet flow; and overlaying asphalt on Clarence D Lane Road. During Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, excessive amounts of rainfall caused tributaries of the Batavia Kill to flood, which exacerbated flooding of Batavia Kill. This flooding overwhelmed culvert infrastructure on South Street and its feeder streets. The Proposed Project will aid in the mitigation of damage caused by flooding in future storm events, and will be a key component in the overall flood protection plan for the Town of Windham. The Proposed Project is estimated to have a total cost of $1,705,052.04. PUBLIC EXPLANATION OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN A 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND The Proposed Project will result in direct temporary and permanent impacts to approximately 0.3 acres of 100-year floodplain and 1.3 acres of USFWS National Wetland Inventory (NWI) mapped wetlands. Impacts to floodplains and wetlands are associated with the cleaning and formalizing of existing drainage swales and stabilization of existing drainage swales. The Proposed Project will provide flood protection, improve water quality, and reduce erosion and sedimentation of Batavia Kill and the adjacent tributaries, and will allow the surrounding community to have added resiliency during future storm events. If the Proposed Project were not funded, this community would remain vulnerable to compounded damage due to lack of access during future storm events. Applicable permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will be acquired before work is commenced. The funding recipient will be bound

by any permit stipulations or mitigation measures listed in permits acquired for the Proposed Project. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment have an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, adequate public notice is an important public education tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Project has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and HUD environmental review regulations at 24 CFR Part 58. The EA is incorporated by reference into this FONSI. Subject to public comments, no further review of the Proposed Project is anticipated. HCR has determined that the EA for the project identified herein complies with the requirements of HUD environmental review regulations at 24 CFR Part 58. HCR has determined that the Proposed Project will have no significant impact on the human environment and therefore does not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement under NEPA. Public Review: Public viewing of the EA and Floodplain Management & Protection of Wetlands Determination Documents are available online at http://stormrecove r y. n y. g o v / e n v i r o n mental-docs and is also available in person Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the following address: Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1224, Albany, New York 12260. Contact: Lori A. Shirley (518) 474-0755 Further information may be requested by writing to the above address, emailing NYSCDBG_DR_ER@n yshcr.org or by calling (518) 474-0755. This combined notice is being sent to individuals and groups known to be interested in these activities, local news media, appropriate local, state and federal agencies, the regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency having jurisdiction, and to the HUD Field Office, and is being published in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected community. Public Comments on the NOIRROF and/or Proposed Activity within Floodplain and Wetland, FONSI and/or NOIRROF: Any individual, group or

agency may submit written comments on the Proposed Project. The public is hereby advised to specify in their comments which "notice" their comments address. Comments should be submitted via email, in the proper format, on or before April 1, 2019 at NYSCDBG_DR_ER@n yshcr.org. Written comments may also be submitted at the following address, or by mail, in the proper format, to be received on or before April 1, 2019: Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1224, Albany, New York 12260. All comments must be received on or before 5pm on April 1, 2019 or they will not be considered. If modifications result from public comment, these will be made prior to proceeding with the expenditure of funds. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS AND CERTIFICATION On or about April 2, 2019, the HCR certifying officer will submit a request and certification to HUD for the release of CDBG-DR funds as authorized by related laws and policies for the purpose of implementing this part of the New York CDBG-DR program. HCR certifies to HUD that Lori A. Shirley, in her capacity as Certifying Officer, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the U.S. federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows GOSR to use CDBG-DR program funds. Objection to Release of Funds: HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and GOSR's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later). Potential objectors may contact HUD or the GOSR Certifying Officer to verify the actual last day of the objection period. The only permissible grounds for objections claiming a responsible entity's non-compliance with 24 CFR Part 58 are: (a) Certification was not executed by HCR's Certifying Officer; (b) the responsible entity has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the responsible entity has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of environmental certification; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to Tennille Smith Parker, Director, Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division, Office of Block

Grant Assistance, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410, Phone: (202) 402-4649. Lori A. Shirley Certifying Officer March 15, 2019

STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY COURT : COUNTY OF GREENE NOTICE OF SALE Index No. 18-0867 Hon. Terry J. Wilhelm Greene County Court Judge THE NATIONAL BANK OF COXSACKIE Plaintiff, - against THE NATIONAL BANK OF COXSACKIE, NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF TAXATION & FINANCE and ST. PETER'S HEALTHCARE SERVICES, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Greene County Clerk's Office on March 4, 2019, MAX ZACKER, the Referee named in said Judgment will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, Main Lobby, Catskill, New York on the 12th day of April, 2019 at 9:30 in the morning of that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold therein described as follows: (See SCHEDULE A annexed hereto) Dated: March 4, 2019 Yours, etc. s/Ralph C. Lewis, Jr. Ralph C. Lewis, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff Office & P.O. Address 287 Main Street, P.O. Box 383 Catskill, New York 12414 (518) 943-6667 SCHEDULE A "All those tracts or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Durham, County of Greene and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: "ALL THAT TRACT, PIECE OF LAND, situate in the Town of Durham, County of Greene and State of New York, bounded and described as follows:Commencing at a white oak post one hundred and ninety six feet north (should read south) from a point in the center of the highway running from Oak Hill to Durham - thence thirty-two (32) feet northwest to the end of a stone wall where the lands of Vinegard and decker corner; thence north along the old line as it previously existed between Curtis O. Kenyon and William E. Decker to the center of the highway aforesaid; thence fifteen (15) feet______ (east) along the center of said highway, and thence One hundred and ninety-six (196) feet south to the place of beginning and being a small piece of land taken from the land of Curtis O. Kenyon and added to the lands of William E. Decker containing about oneeighth of an acre of land more or less, and being the same lands conveyed by Warranty Deed made and executed by Curtis O. Kenyon and Rose Kenyon, his wife, to William E. Decker now deceased and being said lands as described as they were in said deed, which was dated August 15, 1986.

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"Also another piece or parcel of land lying in the Town of Durham, Greene County, N.Y. being formerly a part of the Peter Powell farm, (now John Kenyon) that lies westerly of the house and bounded as follows on the north by highway running from Durham to Oak Hill - said piece or parcel of land hereby conveyed is bounded as follows beginning at the northeast corner of the farm belonging to John Peck, now Theodore Scutt whence it is bounded on the east and northeast by said Peter Powell farm, now John Kenyon running thence in a northwesterly direction by the line fence which divides the farm of said Peck, now Scutt farm and said Powell, now John Kenyon farm, about 20 rods until it reaches the center of the road or said highway thence running easterly in the center of the highway seventeen rods until it comes directly opposite a maple tree that stands outside and near a fence on the south side of said highway thence running southerly thirteen (13) rods in a straight line and directly past said tree to the place of beginning - containing about (110) one hundred and ten rods of land be the same more or less; EXCEPTING and reserving from the above described lands a parcel of land conveyed by John A. Smith to John E. Huyck by deed dated May 4, 1923 and recorded in the Greene County Clerk's Office November 13, 1923 in Liber 235 of Deeds at Page 538. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF GREENE SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Index No. 38/14 Original Filed with Clerk on 1/23/14 Plaintiff Designates Green County as the Place of Trial The Basis of Venue is that the Subject of the Action is situated in Greene County. Plaintiff resides at 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 County of Franklin JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION S/B/M TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC S/B/M TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, -againstLESLIE CHOVANEC INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL F. CHOVANEC A/K/A MICHAEL CHOVANEC, NEW YORK STATE DESPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Amended Complaint in the action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Amended Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plain-

tiff's Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 20 days after the service of this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Lisa M. Fisher, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Greene County, entered Feb. 1, 2019 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Greene County Clerk's Office. THE OBJECT OF THE ACTION is to foreclosure a mortgage recorded in said Clerk's Office on On the 28th day of May, 1999 in Book 1291 at Page 189 on premises k/a 1019 Main Street, Leeds, NY 12451 a/k/a Section 138.11, Block 4, Lot 1. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Supplemental Summons and Amended Complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the supplemental summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Huntington, NY January 14, 2014 R e spectfully submitted, STIENE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. By: Christopher Virga 187 East Main Street Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 935-1616 #96536

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UH’s Kelvin Sampson outworked his shame Jerry Brewer The Washington Post

HOUSTON - In his mind, Kelvin Sampson still drives the team van at Montana Tech. He will drive it forever. Thirtyeight years have passed since he began his coaching career at the NAIA school, but he’s just a refined version of the 25-yearold who knew only to work hard and figure out the rest. Back then, he taped his basketball players’ ankles when the trainer was too busy with the football team. He swept the gym floor because he couldn’t find a manager among all those engineering students. Sometimes, his team drove 10 hours through snowy Montana winters to play games. It was the small time. It was an idyllic time. Sampson, now the coach at the University of Houston, points to a framed collage in his fancy office. It’s a gift Montana Tech sent after he earned his 600th career victory on Jan. 16. It reads “The Road to 600” and includes newspaper clippings of his hiring and first game in 1981. The way Sampson gazes at the display, it feels as if his eyes are processing his entire, intricate journey from Butte, Montana, to Pullman, Washington, to Norman, Oklahoma, to Bloomington, Indiana, to NCAA exile, to NBA apprenticeship, to Houston, to resurrection. All roads lead back to the resourcefulness and persistence he developed at Montana Tech. “That was my lab,” Sampson, 63, said after a long pause. “I got to do experiments with no repercussions. That school became a safe haven for me.” That school represents Sampson at his purest: a bluecollar, optimistic, resolute basketball savant. Strip away four decades of aspiration, strip away the misdeeds that almost ruined his career, and that’s the best of him. In good times and bad, he always returns to Montana Tech. Sampson cannot remove the tarnish, however. Many will remember him as a serial NCAA violator who made hundreds of impermissible recruiting phone calls at Oklahoma and again at Indiana. For those sins, he lost a dream job with the Hoosiers in 2008 and received a show-cause NCAA penalty that effectively banned him from college basketball for five years. But 11 years later, he’s not as easy to dismiss as a cheating scoundrel. For one, most of the rules he blatantly violated are no longer NCAA violations, an amendment that makes it more complicated to condemn Sampson in the present. In addition, Sampson revived his career in a manner true to

his nature: He outworked his shame. He went to the NBA as an assistant coach and turned stops in San Antonio, Milwaukee and Houston into a hoops pilgrimage. Now, five years into his return to college basketball, he is doing what he does best and doing it better than ever. The Houston Cougars, largely irrelevant since Phi Slama Jama stopped dunking 35 years ago, are a thing again. They’re 29-2 and ranked 11th in the nation. They set a program record for regular season victories and won their first conference title in 25 years. A year ago, the Cougars made the NCAA tournament and advanced a round. This season, they are a legitimate Sweet 16 contender with underrated Final Four potential. Sampson has reestablished his reputation as a program builder, and he is a prime candidate to win the national coach of the year. “I wanted to invest in a program where I could fix something,” Sampson said. He meant the Cougars. He didn’t realize he could have been talking about himself, too. In November 2014, after Galen Robinson Jr. committed to play for his hometown school, he saw a 9-year-old wearing a UH shirt at a recreation center. He asked the boy if he dreamed of playing basketball there. “No,” the boy shot back. “It ain’t no real Division I school.” Robinson was stunned. He didn’t tell the boy that he was about to sign with Houston, but he did correct him. “You’re wrong, and I’m sure you heard that from someone else,” Robinson said. “You are too little to talk about real D-I and fake D-I.” The boy ignored him. “The perception was that nobody wanted me to come here,” said Robinson, now a senior point guard who has experienced the turnaround. “Nobody. Absolutely nobody. Now, those are the same people that ask me for tickets.” In Sampson’s first season, Houston finished 13-19. Since then, during Robinson’s time on campus, the Cougars have won at least 21 games each season. They are about to make their second straight NCAA tournament appearance, and when you look at their roster, you see balanced recruiting classes and the opportunity for sustained success. You see the hallmarks of a Sampson team - defense, rebounding and toughness - and then you see traits he adapted from the NBA. The Cougars space the floor like the Houston Rockets. They play fast and shoot a lot of three-pointers. They prefer skill to height. They use analytics to guide some of their strategy. As

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Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson argues with an official during a game against the Cincinnati Bearcat at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.

a result of this college and pro mash-up, Sampson is no longer creating his classic rough and rigid team. He is no longer playing bully ball. In fact, Houston is one of eight teams that rank among the nation’s top 20 in both offensive and defensive efficiency, according to stats maven Ken Pomeroy. It’s a level of balance that carries great significance. Since Pomeroy started tracking those statistics in 2002, only one NCAA tournament champion has failed to fall in the top 20 in both categories. “I think, as a coach, you’re always going to coach to your strengths as a teacher,” said Sampson’s son, Kellen, who is a well-regarded assistant on the Houston staff. “I think that, because of the NBA, he has evolved and grasped exactly how he wanted to teach and apply this pace-and-space movement.” Consider the current style a basketball master’s thesis for Kelvin Sampson. After he was forced to resign at Indiana, he took an advisory role with the San Antonio Spurs. His friendship with Gregg Popovich, forged through USA Basketball, had provided an antidote to college vilification. At the end of each day, Sampson would go to his hotel room and fill legal pads with the lessons he had learned. He continued the practice in Milwaukee as an assistant under Scott Skiles. Then he worked under Kevin McHale in Houston. “I said, ‘God, look at what you didn’t know,’” Sampson said. “I was learning. I was like an intern. I had done it one way, and we were good at it, but all of a sudden, there were sections to libraries being opened that I didn’t realize were there. I could feel myself growing and growing and growing.” Basketball acumen had never been an issue for Sampson. But now he’s flexible. He has learned 30 subtle ways to defend a pick and roll. When his team is struggling, he doesn’t

merely demand that they trust the system. He can bend the system. “Every day, I just say thank you to Coach Sampson for letting me be a part of this,” said Corey Davis Jr., who leads Houston in scoring at 16.6 points per game. “Just to be a part of this is a blessing. I couldn’t be in a better position, and I know all my teammates and everybody else feel the same.” John Willie “Ned” Sampson never needed to talk as much as his son. Kelvin is the gregarious one. Ned, a Hall of Fame high school coach in North Carolina, was direct, succinct and rarely misunderstood. He called his son “Fella,” and for Kelvin, there was no greater compliment than hearing his old man - known for getting the best out of his squads - say, “Fella, your team played good tonight.” The proud Native American was the same kind of leader at home. It wasn’t just what he said; it was that he said it. Ned built such credibility through integrity and because he possessed courage so stout that, in 1958, he and several fellow Lumbee Indians broke up a Ku Klux Klan rally near Maxton, North Ccarolina. Do much, and you can say little. “He was really good about putting a thought cloud out there and then letting you get there while supporting you every step of the way,” Kellen said of his grandfather. Ned died on Feb. 18, 2014, five weeks after his wife, Eva, had succumbed to cancer. He left the world a few months before Kelvin started this comeback, but he planted the seed on his deathbed. Two days before he passed, Ned had a long and final phone conversation with his son, seemingly random and out of his concise character. The father praised Kelvin’s coaching ability like never before. He admired Kelvin’s impact on his players. He

told Kelvin to forget the mistakes and mixed emotions and consider going back to college basketball. “I think that’s your calling,” Ned said. Six weeks later, Ned’s last thought cloud morphed into action. Kelvin was introduced at Houston. The sport that had banished and embittered Kelvin now welcomed him for a second chance. It was time to drive the van again. It was time to make his father proud. “I was angry after Indiana,” Kelvin said. “I was angry at myself. I blamed myself. I was mad about how it all went down. I had a lot of emotions, but I also had a wife and a family. I had to take care of my family. That was my No. 1 goal. I’ve always said this to them and to a lot of people: You’re not a loser in anything until you quit. Don’t quit. All of a sudden, here I am having to live that philosophy. Get up. Regardless of how it happened, or why it happened, you get up, and you fight.” Ned used to repeat the phrase often: The same thing that will make you laugh will make you cry. Joy and pain are hopelessly attracted to each other. For the Sampsons, winning was fun and sometimes funny. Kelvin won 73 games at the previously forlorn Montana Tech, 103 games at Washington State, 279 at Oklahoma and 43 in less than two years at Indiana. Then he became a joke. He was a punchline - or worse - for his audacity in breaking the same communication rules over and over. His wife, Karen, felt the shame of scandal. So did Kellen and his sister, Lauren. For the first time, basketball was heavy. “That may have been the first time I actually felt the dark side to college basketball,” Kellen said. “It might have been the first time that I actually saw that, hey, this isn’t a Disney fairy tale all the time. There’s a lot of scrutiny and a lot of people have a lot of negative opinions of your dad. That’s never easy to hear. I don’t care how old you are. I don’t care how mature you think you are. It stuns you. It takes the breath out of you.” Then, being a Sampson, the experience “hardened my resolve as a coach,” Kellen said. He joined his father at Houston immediately, and a year later, Lauren came aboard. She is the men’s basketball director of external operations, overseeing the program’s marketing and coaxing Kelvin to try every creative approach to sell the program. When her dad decided to return to college hoops, Lauren had few doubts about this turnaround.

“There was a big part of me that felt like this was inevitable,” she said. With his children on the staff, Houston has been more than a redemption bid. It’s more personal than reputation. This program is literally an extension of his family. The staff also includes two former players from Sampson’s best teams at Oklahoma, Quannas White and Hollis Price, who helped the Sooners reach the Final Four in 2002 and the Elite Eight in 2003. The familiarity makes for a fun atmosphere. The halls of the men’s basketball offices are loud, full of teasing and blunt conversation. Sampson needed it to be like this. After six years in the NBA, he aspired to be a pro head coach. He wasn’t going to come back to college basketball in any situation. It had to be special. It had to be different this time. During initial contract negotiations with Houston, Kelvin wasn’t simply grateful for the opportunity. He made demands. He wanted a practice facility. He wanted the school to follow through on a plan to upgrade Hofheinz Pavilion. He leveraged putting a high buyout figure in his contract to receive a promise for the infrastructure improvements. The implied message: If you build it, I will stay. Today, Houston practices in the stunning Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, and old Hofheinz Pavilion is now the Fertitta Center. This time, Kelvin isn’t just building a program. He’s building buildings. “I always coached mostly the have-not schools,” Kelvin said. “You coach at a have-not school, and you have to have a competitiveness and a resolve and resiliency about you that’s different, or you’ll never make it. You’ve got to find a way to do more with less.” For a part of his past, there can be no absolution. For another, there should be no doubt that the Montana Tech in him lives. Sampson found trouble trying to do too much, and that same determination, channeled properly, also spurred his rehabilitation. After the Cougars clinched the American Athletic Conference regular season title recently, they cut down the nets at Fertitta Center. As the oncourt celebration continued, Lauren tugged her father’s arm and walked him over to take a family photo. Kelvin gripped the championship trophy and stood next to his wife, son and daughter. The Sampsons smiled. Then they chuckled, and this time, the same thing that made them laugh made them cry happy tears.


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Child’s accusations against cousin cause family rift My brother and sister-in-law recently told me their 5-year-old son claims my 9-yearold son touched him inappropriately on several occasions. Understanding that any parent believes what their child says, I asked DEAR ABBY my son if he has ever touched or done anything inappropriate to anyone. His response was, “Why would I do that?” My husband and I asked our son about it on several different occasions and got the same answer. Not wanting to pressure him to the point of coercion and force him to admit to something he did not do, I accepted his denials. My brother and his wife are convinced my son did these heinous things to their son. What more is there for me to do? My son and I are now being shunned and barred from being around any of my brother’s kids. Shunned In Colorado

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A young child might make a statement like the one your nephew did to get attention, get the other child in trouble OR because he is being touched inappropriately by someone else. This certainly bears further exploration, and the people who should do that are your brother and his wife. If your son ends up being guilty, then you and your husband must investigate where this behavior came from and get him professional help. Until this is resolved, the children should be kept apart. The other day, I was checking numbers on my contacts list in my phone. It has been years since I purged any, so I sent out a few texts with just the person’s name. Later, I woke up around 3 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I checked my social media. I returned two emails, then saw I had a response to one of my texts which read, “???” So I texted back my name. Next thing

I knew, my phone was ringing. It was an acquaintance from years ago. I answered, even though I could have let it go into voicemail, because I didn’t want to be rude. However, the last thing I wanted to do was have a 3 a.m. conversation with this person — or any person, for that matter. In my opinion, a phone call is different from a text. Calling me at 3 a.m. was inappropriate, bordering on rude. The other person contends I shouldn’t have texted that late if I didn’t want to talk. I have put this matter of contemporary communication etiquette out there, and the feedback I’m receiving on the subject is divided. What do you think? Text Etiquette In The South

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What I think is that YOU owe the person an apology for having disturbed him or her in the wee hours of the morning and, while you’re at it, explain that you didn’t think your text would be seen until after sunup. I get my hair done at the local beauty school. When I pay, there is no room on the bill to leave a tip. Is it OK not to tip these people because they are in school, or should I plan on bringing cash with me next time? Wondering In California

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Surgeon’s version of ‘concierge service’ raises red flag I used a local orthopedic surgeon to replace my knee. He said my hip was bone on bone, and treated it with cortisone shots, which did not help. I finally had an appointment to talk about a hip replacement, and the first availTO YOUR able surgery date was seven GOOD HEALTH months away. I signed up for that date. The nurse then gave me a paper stating the doctor was introducing a concierge service. This included an expedited surgery date (four weeks away) and on-time appointments (it was standard to wait over an hour). The cost for this service was $5,000. I paid the fee and got the earlier surgery date. I know I was not forced into this surgery, but I feel taken by my doctor. What do you think?

DR. KEITH ROACH

I believe this is unethical behavior. Physicians have a duty to their patients and to society in exchange for the many benefits that society gives physicians. Our patients’ needs are expected to come before our own. In the case of the surgeon, what he is doing is unbelievable — he has created a two-tiered

system, where the people who do not pay the concierge fee are getting, in my opinion, substandard care. While waiting an hour isn’t unheard of, it’s clear he is able to see people on time if he chooses to. Further, waiting seven months for a surgery date is not appropriate for someone with severe disease when, again, he is able to perform surgery within four weeks. It’s not that paying the concierge fee gives additional services (which is sometimes ethical); it’s that it is the only way to get appropriate care. It is discriminatory to those who cannot pay, which is fundamentally unethical. His lack of transparency at the beginning of the encounter (about a two-tiered system) and his use of a nurse to sell you on this both are abhorrent to me. I wonder about the legality. It is absolutely possible to have an ethical concierge practice. Concierge physicians can find ways of fulfilling their obligations to take care of people regardless of their ability to pay and to practice nondiscriminatory care. This doctor is not doing so.

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

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

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In which country is the island located? (e.g., Prince Edward Island. Answer: Canada.) Freshman level 1. Long Island 2. Sicily 3. Easter Island Graduate level 4. Java 5. Corsica 6. Honshu PH.D. level 7. Tenerife 8. Rhodes 9. Cozumel

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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. United States. 2. Italy. 3. Chile. 4. Indonesia. 5. France. 6. Japan. 7. Spain. 8. Greece. 9. Mexico. 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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Non Sequitur

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