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Murder suspect Christian Simmons is led out of Columbia County Court on Wednesday.

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HUDSON — A New York City man was charged Wednesday in the 2017 shooting death of Kevin Whitening. Christian Simmons, 22, of the Bronx, also known as Nahkye Tyler and Dondre Tyler, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder, a class A-1 felony, after the judge unsealed an indictment in Columbia County Court. Defense attorney Ian Crimmins entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Simmons, who was arrested in New York City by the New York and New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. Whitening, 31, of New York City, was killed Aug. 22, 2017 in Hudson after a back-and-forth gun battle in the summer of 2017, which saw seven shootings in and around State Street that wounded two toddlers and


Murder suspect Christian Simmons appears in Columbia County Court on Wednesday for his arraignment.

four adults. The five-month gun battle culminated with the fatal shooting of Whitening.

Simmons bowed his head underneath a bright read hooded sweatshirt from a news camera as he was led

into the court room by Hudson Police detectives. “I am just happy everything is falling into place,” his mother, Tracy Whitening said outside of court. “It’s been a long two years. And I know it’s going to be a journey, but my son can rest now peacefully.” Hudson Police have been investigating the case for more than two years. Det. Sgt Jason Finn, and Detective Nick Pierro as lead investigator were relentless, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said. “The New York State Police contributed a staggering amount of time, effort, and resources,” Moore said. “We have worked with [Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka’s office on this matter weekly for two years. If my relative were the victim, I would expect that all See DA A8

HUDSON — An accused Columbia County drug dealer is being held in jail on $25,000 bail after he was found with crack cocaine and an Albany County man was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice in a morning raid, police said Wednesday. Police conducted an early raid at about 4:30 a.m. at a home on Columbia Street on Tuesday before making their arrests. Aaron L. Lomax, 29, of Hudson, was charged with thirddegree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony; fifthdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia; a class A misdemeanor, according to a statement from state police. Lomax was in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said. Lakuan Deleon, 25, of Ravena, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony; and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Deleon was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice out of state, state police said. Deleon’s arrest and arraignment were handled by the Hudson Police Department. Deleon was apprehended by Hudson police after he allegedly stole a wallet and was in possession of a small amount of cocaine. Deleon also had several out-of-state arrest warrants, Hudson police said. He is due back in court Thursday. Deleon pleaded not guilty to the city charges, according to court records. Hudson City Judge Brian Herman ordered Lomax to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Lomax is due back in city court on Monday. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@thedailymail. net, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.

Judge orders stay on Rensselaer lawsuit against Green Light By Massarah Mikati Columbia-Greene Media

A county clerk’s lawsuit challenging a New York state law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses has been ordered stayed by a judge in the Northern District of New York. U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe last week put a pause on Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola’s lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James and state Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Mark Schroeder, awaiting development of a similar lawsuit that was filed by Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns in the Western District of New York prior to Merola’s case. “Defendants argue that a stay pending the Western District’s resolution of a motion to dismiss and a motion for a preliminary injunction would ‘allow


Immigrants pray in front of a government building in San Francisco, California. A judge in New York ordered a stay in the proceedings of a lawsuit filed by a county clerk against New York’s Green Light Law.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Aug. 5, 2019.

For European leaders still getting to know the new Ukrainian president, the comments could be construed as ungrateful. Since 2014, Ukraine has received nearly $16.5 billion in assistance from the EU and $3.2 billion from the United States. European leaders have continued to enforce sanctions against Russian. If they were to now reconsider their relationship with Ukraine, it would be a win for Putin. “The scandal surrounding Trump’s negotiations with Zelenskiy is diverting attention from Russia, and that is beneficial for Moscow,” said Evgeny Minchenko, a political consultant in Moscow. He said Americans have seen Russia as the villain for years, but now “the main villains are Ukrainians.” Revelations about Trump’s effort to pressure Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats had another benefit for Russia: They spurred the resignation of Kurt Volker from his position as special envoy to Ukraine. “Volker was always a

difficult negotiator for Russia,” said Tatiana Stanovaya, the founder of R. Politik, a political analysis firm based in Paris. She said that Russia saw Volker as always taking Ukraine’s side and “therefore always resistant to every Russian idea.” Still, any benefits Putin gets from the the biggest political scandal to hit Washington since Watergate could be short-lived. “Political battles in the U.S. will not bring benefits to either Russia or the rest of the world,” said Yuri Rogulev, a professor at Moscow State University and the director of its Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the Study of the United States. “It will prevent confidencebuilding between the two countries, and in Russia and the United States trust is already very low,” he said. Improving bilateral relations with the U.S. is important to the Kremlin. Over the last three years, diplomats from both countries have been expelled in a tit-for-tat battle between Washington

and Moscow. Despite the Kremlin’s insistence that Western sanctions have not hurt the country, Russia’s economic growth has been less than 2% a year. Putin’s approval ratings have decreased as inflation has risen and real incomes have declined. The impeachment scandal is “the weakening of Trump,” and that does not benefit Putin, Stanovaya said. For Putin, Trump is a barrier between Russia and what the Kremlin sees as anti-Russia elites in American politics, she said. “Putin would like to deal with a Trump who has a strong position with these American political elites,” she said. “It’s like a kind of protection against all the anti-Russian sentiments.” (c)2019 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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MOSCOW — As the impeachment inquiry into President Trump heads into its third week, his outbursts have intensified. He’s accused members of Congress of treason. In press conferences, he’s interrupted world leaders to engage in heated exchanges with journalists. And of course, there are the tweets. On Monday he bragged about his “great and unmatched wisdom.” Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be enjoying the show. In Moscow last week, Putin responded with mockery when a reporter from MSNBC asked if the Kremlin planned to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections. “I’ll tell you a secret...” he whispered into the microphone as he sat on the stage at an energy conference. “Yes, we will definitely intervene. But don’t tell anyone.” The audience roared with laughter. Putin sat back in his chair and smirked. He has good reason to relax. Russia has been a geopolitical pariah since it annexed Crimea in 2014 — and its international standing sank more after it was found to have interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Now the spotlight is now on Russia’s nemesis Ukraine, whose newly elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appeared to kowtow to Trump in a phone call at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. In the July 25 call, Zelenskiy praised U.S. assistance for political and economic reforms, as well as funding its military in the fight against Russiabacked separatist militias. He also criticized the amount of aid his country had received from the European Union and said that he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron they “are not working as much as they should work for Ukraine.”

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Turkey launched a planned military incursion into northeastern Syria on Wednesday aimed at flushing out a Syrian militia backed by the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter. Erdogan said the operation aimed to “prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border,” but provided no other information about where Turkish forces had entered Syria or how far in they would go. Earlier Wednesday, a Syrian militia backed by the United States had mobilized its forces and warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” as Turkey massed troops near the countries’ border for an incursion it said would begin “shortly.” Turkey’s planned move to root out Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria, after the United States withdrew its forces from two observation posts near the border, has sparked fierce debates in Washington and could open a

dangerous new front in Syria’s eight-year-old war. New violence between Turkey and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces would pit two U.S. allies against each other in ethnically tinged battles, leaving Washington in an awkward position. Erdogan has been threatening to send troops into northeastern Syria to uproot the militia, which the United States has partnered with for years to fight the Islamic State group. Turkey considers the militia a terrorist organization linked to a Kurdish guerrilla movement. In an op-ed in The Washington Post on Wednesday, Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s communications director, wrote that Turkish forces, with their Syrian rebel allies, “will cross the Turkish-Syrian border shortly.” “Turkey has no ambition in northeastern Syria except to neutralize a long-standing threat against Turkish citizens and to liberate the local population from the yoke of armed thugs,” he wrote.

The Kurdish-led administration that governs the area issued a call for “general mobilization” to fight the Turks. Early Wednesday, President Donald Trump reiterated his opposition to a U.S. military presence in the Middle East, writing on Twitter that “USA should never have been in Middle East.” He said that Turkey should take control of captured Islamic State fighters from Europe whose countries had refused to take them back and who are were imprisoned in northeast Syria. “The stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!” Trump wrote. Tens of thousands of Islamic State fighters and their families are in prisons and camps

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CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 10 n Austerlitz Zoning Board of Appeals 7

p.m. Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown 518-392-3260 (as needed) n Chatham Village Board 7 p.m. Tracy Memorial Hall, 77 Chatham St., Chatham 518-392-5821 n Claverack Town Board 7 p.m. Town Court Building, Route 217, Mellenville 518-672-7911 n Copake Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake 518-329-1234 n Gallatin Town Board 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 667 Route 7, Gallatin 518-398-7519 n Ghent Town Board 7:30 p.m.. Town Hall, 2306 Route 66, Ghent 518-392-4644 n Kinderhook Town Planning Board Workshop 7 p.m. Town Hall, 3211 Church St., Valatie n Livingston Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, County Route 19, Livingston 518851-9441 n Milan Recreation Committee 7 p.m. Wilcox Memorial Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan 845-758-5133 n Millerton Village Town Board 7:30 p.m. Village Hall, Dutchess Avenue, Millerton 518-789-4489 n North East Town Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Maple Avenue, North East 518789-3778 n Philmont Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. Village Hall, 124 Main St., Philmont 518-672-7032 n Stockport Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Stottville 518-828-9389 n Stuyvesant Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant 518-758-6248

Friday, Oct. 11 n Claverack Senior Citizens 1 p.m.

Reformed Dutch Church, Christian Education Building, Route 9H, Claverack n Hudson Historic Preservation Commission 10 a.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030

Saturday, Oct. 12 n Germantown History Department

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New protocol for new jail By Sarah Trafton Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — Greene county lawmakers discussed the transition into the new jail facility last week. The state Commission of Corrections is recommending the county rent a trailer for a transition team of correction officers to work in. The trailer will cost about $28,000 for the year it is on the jail site and the price will come out of the $100,000 reserved for transitional items in the jail budget, Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said Tuesday. “The C-of-C wants the transition team to be on-site during construction,” Groden said. The team of six corrections officers are responsible for rewriting every operational protocol, Groden said, adding that it is important for them to be able to walk through the building and the grounds to assess the security of the jail. “All the procedures of the old jail, that all gets chucked out the window,” Groden said. The Greene County Jail was cited in the Commission’s 2018 Worst Offender’s Report for poor management. “Although recognizing that facility replacement is important, the commission’s paramount concern remains with the management and operation of the current facility, which in recent years has

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The construction site of the new Greene County Jail in Coxsackie.

deteriorated to the detriment of inmate and staff safety,” according to the report. The new facility is an entirely different design, Groden said. Instead of being on three floors, the jail is on one floor. The facility on 80 Bridge St. in Catskill used the less preferred method of indirect supervision, which required one correctional officer for every 12 inmates, Groden said. “Now we can have one CO per pod,” Groden said. The new jail will have male pods at 32 and 12 beds each and a female pod at 16.

Direct supervision has the correctional officers working directly within the pods, Groden said. The new protocols that the transition team comes up with will then have to be approved by the Commission, Groden said. Legislator Michael Bulich, R-Catskill, did not approve of renting the trailer, he said at last week’s Public Safety Committee meeting. “[COC] does not require us to have it,” he said. The Commission has indicated that without the trailer,

the county’s move into the new facility will be delayed, Legislature Chairman Patrick Linger, R-New Baltimore, said. “Are they aware we have an election and new administration coming in?” Bulich said. Linger did not think the Commission was concerned with that. “I don’t like the idea of having that trailer there either,” Linger said. When asked why the transition team could not use the temporary processing center on Mansion Street in Coxsackie, Groden said there was no

office space. The building is being rented for three years, with $3,800 per month rent for the first year, $4,200 per month the second year and $4,300 per month the third. Groden expects the trailer will be on-site in November. “The substantial completion date [for the jail] is January 2021,” Groden said. Substantial completion means that the jail personnel can begin moving into the building while final punch list items are completed, Groden said. The Commission will do a round of inspections after contractors are finished, Groden said. The county expects to begin accepting inmates at the new facility in July 2021, Groden said. Demolition of the former jail and the sheriff’s office looms on the horizon. The historic carriage house on the property will remain intact. “The state Environmental Quality Review is at least 30 days away,” Deputy Administrator Warren Hart said last week. The review needs to be complete before the county can demolish the buildings. “Then it will be at least four weeks for the bid package,” he said.


Tuesday, Oct. 15 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 City School District Board of Education 6:30 p.m. Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson n Hudson Common Council 7 p.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518828-1030 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, Oct. 16 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

Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed .STATE POLICE n A 17-year-old male of Canaan was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 1 in Canaan and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony. His arrestee status is unknown. n Ti Yhanna D. Sheppard, 24, of Hauppauge, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Oct. 1 in Chatham and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; having a controlled substance in a non-original container and unlawful possession of marijuana, both violations. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Ryan C. Pope, 34, of East Chatham, was arrested at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 2 in New Lebanon and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket. n A 16-year-old male of Claverack was arrested

at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 in Lloyd and charged with third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket. n Zachary Tattersall-Hill, 36, of Hudson, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Catskill and charged with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and refusing to take a breathalyzer, an infraction. He was released on his own recognizance. n Joshua P. McKay, 28, of Stuyvesant, was arrested

at 10:55 p.m. Oct. 5 in Ghent and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of cocaine, a class D felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released on his own recognizance. n Nicholas A. Yezzi, 31, of Valatie, was arrested at 1:36 a.m. Oct. 6 at 1:36 a.m. in Kinderhook and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08% and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was

released to a third party. n Jeffrey A. Thebodeau, 43, of Greenport, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. Oct. 7 in Greenport and charged with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction

of breathing and second-degree unlawful imprisonment, all class A misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation. His arrestee status is unknown.

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Scrap the public charge rule Government officials continue to try to punish immigrants with the blessing of the Trump administration. The latest attempt is both cruel and just plain stupid. The new “public charge” rule would deny legal immigrants permanent residency if they apply for food stamps, Medicaid or government-subsidized housing. Millions of legal immigrants will avoid seeking health care for their children and other services to avoid scrutiny. It’s already happening in this region. Francis Sengabo, operations director of Albany’s Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus, recently started hearing this question: “Will leaving my kid in child care hurt my visa application?” Said Sengabo: “People were afraid to go to work and put their kids in child care because of the new public charge rule.” The Migration Policy Institute says most noncitizens who are in families that get benefits are working, reports the Washington Post News Service. And if they work full time, their median pay is about one-fifth less than what their native-born counterparts earned

last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Panic has been spreading in immigrant communities nationwide since talks about tightening public charge standards, thus obstructing more immigrants’ pathways to permanent legal status or citizenship, began a year ago. Ahead of the Oct. 15 implementation of the Final Rule, there has been a drastic drop in public benefits enrollment among immigrants. Attorneys general are filing lawsuits across the country to put an injunction on the rule while advocates are scrambling to dispel misunderstandings about the policy change to avoid what could become a public health crisis within immigrant communities. If government officials cut off immigrants’ path to a green card for the sin of being underpaid or in need of child care or requiring health care, the public charge rule sends the disastrous message that they are a burden on society and should not get the opportunity to succeed. The real message is that immigrants are not a burden and they contribute to the nation’s economy. That alone makes immigration good for the country.


Trump wants to vastly expand presidential powers. Will congressional Republicans let him? (c) 2019,The Washington Post ·

President Donald Trump is attempting to rewrite the norms of presidential behavior in two fundamental ways in the Ukraine affair. He is claiming the right to directly seek the assistance of foreign governments in pursuing compromising information about his political opponents, even in the absence of any legitimate U.S. investigation. He is also asserting the power to block congressional oversight by prohibiting administration officials from testifying about their official activities, even in private. These are gross abuses of Trump’s oath of office. If they are allowed to stand, they will open the way for more offenses in the coming year — including more appeals for foreign intervention in the 2020 election — and they will establish new baselines for future presidents. So congressional Republicans, as well as Democrats have reason to act forcefully to check Trump. So far, they are not stepping up to their responsibility. A handful of Republican senators have objected to Trump’s calls for Ukraine and China to investigate former vice president Joe Biden. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has done so unequivocally. Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have criticized his public appeal to China but have said nothing about Ukraine, where the president’s aides conducted a weeks-long effort to extract a commitment from the new president to investigate a gas company that employed Biden’s son. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, called Trump’s actions “not appropriate” but criticized House Democrats for having “rushed” to an impeachment investigation. And Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has offered shifting responses. First, he said he thought Trump’s appeals weren’t serious. Then he tweeted that “POTUS asking #China to in-

vestigate Biden is wrong, but it isn’t going to happen.” He didn’t bother to explain what makes him so sure of that: After all, Trump has suggested he may raise his request directly with President Xi Jinping, who is seeking leverage over the White House in a trade war. We’d like to think congressional Republicans would want to learn what, exactly, Trump did to pressure the Ukrainian government - including whether he withheld vital U.S. military aid that those Republicans overwhelming voted for. The ambassador Trump appointed to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, likely knows the answer to that question, judging from texts with fellow diplomats that have already been disclosed. But the State Department, apparently acting on Trump’s wishes, blocked the ambassador from appearing before three House committees on Tuesday. State is also holding on to texts and other documents delivered by Sondland. Trump offered no explanation for squelching the ambassador’s testimony, other than that the House investigation was a “kangaroo court.” By that standard, any president could henceforth prevent his staff from cooperating with any congressional inquiry. Is that the precedent Republicans would set? The White House’s stonewalling strongly suggests that Sondland possesses important information about the Ukraine affair. So do other State Department witnesses, including former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the current U.S. charge d’affaires in Kiev, William Taylor. Republicans ought to join with Democrats in insisting that the diplomats be allowed to testify to Congress - and Republicans should also make clear to Trump that his solicitations of foreign governments are unacceptable. Any other course is a betrayal of their own oaths.

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College diversity tinkering: What a tangled web WASHINGTON — The judge took 130 pages to explain that Harvard’s “holistic review” admissions policies — which include ascribing particular attributes to certain ethnicities, such as Asian Americans, and assessing the value to Harvard of those attributes — are, considering 41 years of Supreme Court precedents, permissibly race-conscious. She said the policies do not discriminate against Asian Americans. However, the suit some Asian Americans filed against Harvard correctly cited evidence from Harvard that more objective admissions policies than Harvard’s would admit many more Asian Americans. What a tangled web we weave when we deceive ourselves into thinking that we can favor some groups without disfavoring others, or disfavor some without acting on the basis of stereotypes. But before disparaging Harvard’s attempts to shape its student body, and before judging the judge’s opinion, consider three facts: First, Harvard admitted just 4.5% of the 43,330 applicants to this year’s freshman class of 1,650, so it needs some sorting metrics (to serve the institution as a whole and many subconstituencies, from the athletic department to alumni relations). Second, if Harvard were to admit every applicant with a perfect grade-point average, it would increase the size of its entering class 400%. Third, a Harvard document presented in the trial estimated that relying exclusively on objective academic measurements — secondary school transcripts and SAT scores — would produce a Harvard student body 43% Asian American and 1% African American. (Caltech, which relies much more heavily on those than other highly selective institutions, enrolled a 2018 freshman class that was 40% Asian.) Now, three questions. Would you be comfortable with a legal requirement that only such objective metrics be used in college admissions? If that were required, would Harvard have to choose by lottery the 25% of the



WILL “perfect GPAs” to admit? Would you be comfortable with the nation’s most elite institutions — very few schools are selective enough to be able to curate their student bodies for whatever diversity is desired — looking so little like the nation? Before the discomforting reality of racial preferences was blurred by the anodyne phrase “affirmative action,” the 1976 Democratic platform spoke of “compensatory opportunity,” thereby presenting race-conscious policies as remediation for past social injuries. But the Supreme Court’s 1978 Bakke decision, the first concerning higher education admissions, authorized schools to consider race as a small “plus” factor in admissions in order to achieve “diversity.” So, “race-conscious remedies” were not to be remedial. Or of finite duration. They would be forever, for the benefit of the privileged — those admitted to, and who administer, colleges and universities. In this fifth decade of judicial tinkering, with the Harvard case probably heading to the Supreme Court, it is clear that the admissions departments of highly selective universities will devise metrics compatible with porous judicial language in order to shape student bodies to serve what they consider institutional needs. Courts can try to confine admissions departments with porous terms like minor “plus-factors” that are “narrowly tailored” to achieve a “critical mass” of this or that minority without “unduly” harming any group. But those departments will resort to cynical evasions. Taking race “into account”

could just as well be called taking into account cultures (of communities or ethnic cohorts). Some attributes, including those conducive to academic excellence, are disproportionately prevalent among various groups (e.g., Asian Americans, Jews at various times). So, a fourth question: If universities do not consciously shape their student bodies, who will? The U.S. Education Department, with criteria as variable as the nation’s election results? America’s great universities, having become playthings of progressives, are now targeted by populists. Two years ago, the Republican tax bill targeted elite schools with the largest perstudent endowments. This tax raises a pittance but scratches a populist itch — resentment of excellence. Last month, a Republican administration’s Education Department threatened to withdraw federal funding from a joint Duke University and University of North Carolina Middle East-studies program because it lacks viewpoint — wait for it — diversity. And reflects hostility to Israel, is insufficiently “positive” about Christianity and Judaism, and is saturated with extraneous progressive propaganda. These charges, and accusations of anti-Semitism, are entirely plausible, but are conservatives, supposed proponents of modest government, comfortable with bureaucrats dictating the contents of college courses? The uninhibited District Court judge in the Harvard case, who suggested Harvard admissions officers be trained against “implicit bias,” asserted that student-body diversity fosters “tolerance, acceptance and understanding.” So, consider a fifth question: Is it a mere coincidence that academia’s obsession with diversity has coincided with a tsunami of campus intolerance and hysteria? George Will’s email address is (c) 2019, Washington Post Writers Group


A correction to mailer is needed To the editor: The Democrats’ mailer of Aug. 2 is audacious, pompous and misleading. It demands a response to correct the perception it creates. Claiming that an inherited budget deficit existed four years ago is wrong. Monies moving around between accounts as the need dictates does not show a built-in deficit. To talk of a structural deficit is to speak of something that is not there. And what is a zero-based budget anyway? Gobbledygook to impress. Further, there have always been reserve funds for different purposes in the Town. Again, those funds are created and used as necessary. They

are then replenished as necessary. Holding tax increases to 2 percent is not heroism. It has always been done and is the state law. There is no triumphant success here, just noisy back-patting. Further, puffing about increasing the number of meetings, committees and participants is no more than gassing. When is a meeting a product? Anyone who has attended the Town Board or Committee meetings knows there is no real exchange of ideas leading to modification of decisions. Questions are not answered except with promises of answers later. Only heavy pressure causes the Board to react at all. When it does react, the

response is grudging and often displays contempt for the citizen. It is clear the Board members do not like or respect the citizens of Chatham or their well-being at all. The proposed zoning law and its choking requirements make that clear. Lastly, listing goals like business development, park improvements or less expensive housing is tiresome and obvious. What has happened, really, in the last four years? Everything is in the future and we are told member re-election is necessary for it. I think not. BOB LINVILLE OLD CHATHAM

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Theresa Marie Allen died on September 30, 2019 due to illness. She was born on September 12, 1955. She is predeceased by her husband Donald (Rick) Allen Jr. She is survived by her daughter Amber Everett and granddaughter Mikaela Everett. Celebration of life will follow at a later date.

Kenneth Charles Wilber Kenneth Charles Wilber of Spencertown, NY. passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, he was 91 years young. Ken was born in Hudson, NY on April 16, 1928, the son of Charles E. Wilber and Myrtle Tipple Wilber. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years Virginia Mae Race Wilber. Educated at the Spencertown Academy for grades one through eight, Ken graduated from Chatham High School, class of 1945. Following graduation, Ken joined the U.S. Marine Corp. and served in China and was later called back for the Korean War. Upon his return, Ken was employed by New York State Electric & Gas, where he served as a chief lineman for 35 years. Ken enjoyed hunting, cutting wood and the home he and Virginia built in Spencertown where they welcomed family and friends with good conversation, hearty meals and delicious desserts throughout the year. Ken Wilber is survived by his sons Richard (Dorothy)

Wilber of Raleigh, NC, and Stephen (Carol) Wilber of Spencertown; grandchildren Richard (Meg) Wilber and Kristin Wilber of Raleigh, NC; Jason (Josephinia) Wilber of Greenwich, CT; Greta Wilber of Parkland, Fl and Amanda Wilber of Ghent, NY; his great grandchildren, John, Josh, Kenneth, Madeline and Patrick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Virginia, Kenneth is predeceased by his sister Arlene Butler and brother Edwin Wilber. Calling hours will be Friday, October 11th, 5 to 7pm and funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00am October 12th at the Wenk Funeral Home in Chatham, NY. Immediately following burial at the Spencertown Cemetery, a gathering will be held at the home of Stephen and Carol Wilber on Big Woods Road, Spencertown, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to the Chatham Rescue Squad . For online condolences, visit

Donald A. Falke Donald A. Falke, 72 years, of Lexington, passed away Oct. 7 at this residence. He was born Nov. 7, 1946 to the late Herbert and Eula Rappleyea Falke in Stamford, NY. He was an operating engineer and co-owner of the Falke Quarry in Lexington. He was a president of the Lexington Fire Co. and past commissioner. Also founder of the Lexington Rescue Squad, past president of the Greene County Firemen’s Association and councilman for the Lexington Republican Committee. He is survived by one son, Michael J. Falke (Charina); one daughter, Lori (Edward) Ahrens; three grandchildren, Michael, Kimberly, Dustin; one brother, John E. Falke (Donna); several

nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Larry G. Falke and two brothers, Herbert and Richard. Calling hours will be Friday, Oct. 11 at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Lexington Fire Co. services at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Falke Chapel at the Catskill Christian Assembly on Falke Road in Lexington. Interment to follow in the Prattsville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Lexington Fire Co. in his memory. Repast to follow at the Lexington Methodist Church Hall.

Deirdre Rice Deirdre Rice, 50, of Valatie, NY, died suddenly Monday, October 7, 2019 at her home. Born June 28, 1969 in Hudson, she was the daughter the late Harvey and Evelyn Wheeler. Deirdre was a Sales Clerk for Kinderhook Beverage and a loving mother to Andrew and Allyssa. She is survived by her children Andrew Rice of

Stuyvesant and Allyssa Cumming of Valatie, 3 siblings, Harvey, Davis and Cheryl Wheeler and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

GM strike seen forcing credit firms to mull negative action Molly Smith Bloomberg

The United Auto Workers union’s strike against General Motors Co. may force credit raters to take action and move the company closer to junk status, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. Now in its fourth week, the strike has gone beyond the two-week threshold that raters including Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings had said posed downside risk, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Joel Levington wrote in a report Wednesday. The “fuse is burning” for ratings that, in Moody’s case, is just one notch above junk, Levington said. So far, bondholders haven’t priced in the possibility of negative rating actions. GM’s bonds have barely moved, while its

stock is down about 13% since the strike took effect Sept. 16. GM is rated BBB by S&P and Fitch Ratings, which is two levels above junk. Moody’s, S&P and Fitch all have stable outlooks for the automaker’s rating. The Detroit-based automaker and the union remain deadlocked over job guarantees, according to a letter sent out Tuesday by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes. Workers are also fighting for better wages and benefits, which could affect GM’s cost structure going forward. GM may have trouble funding its more than $100 billion of debt if the strike isn’t resolved before raters either cut the outlook or rating, Levington said. The company has $2.75 billion of U.S. dollar debt maturing in the first quarter of next year.

Cohen takes starring role in DA’s pursuit of Trump’s business By Greg Farrell and Caleb Melby Bloomberg News

NEW YORK — A team of investigators from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office visited former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in prison about a month ago and asked a broad set of questions about the president’s business that went beyond the payments made to silence Stormy Daniels, according to two people familiar with the matter. Vance’s team is planning to follow up with another interview of Cohen this month, the people said. CNN reported that Cohen would be brought from his upstate New York prison to New York City for that meeting. Although federal prosecutors in New York have closed their campaign-finance investigation that led to Cohen’s conviction, Vance’s probe shows no sign of letting up. A federal judge ruled in Vance’s favor, saying the city prosecutor should be allowed to investigate Trump and obtain several years of tax records from the real-estate mogul turned president. Trump’s lawyers have appealed the decision, and the next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23. Cohen, who desperately wanted to cooperate with federal prosecutors against Trump last year, is now in a position to play a central role in Vance’s investigation. The district

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Surrounded by pictures and items seized, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announces the take down of a crime ring run on the dark web on April 16, 2019 in New York City.

attorney is trying to determine whether the Trump Organization violated the New York state law against manipulating a company’s books and records to hide illicit activity. The extent of the inquiry is unclear, but the questions that Vance’s team already asked indicate an interest the Trump Organization’s inner workings. Cohen is the only member of Trump’s immediate circle to be convicted of criminal conduct stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s

probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has also been convicted of multiple felonies.) The 53-year-old lawyer became an object of scorn to the president and his Republican allies last year after he turned on his former patron and admitted that he lied to Congress about Trump’s attempt to build a tower in Moscow during the campaign. Cohen’s current role in the Vance investigation has

given him a new lease on life, according to one of the people. Trump’s former fixer is said to be taking full advantage of the facilities at his medium security prison, about 80 miles from New York, working out and playing tennis. (c)2019 Bloomberg News Visit Bloomberg News at www. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Inshift, Warren says she’ll forgo big money events if nominated Shane Goldmacher The New York Times News Service

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has risen in the Democratic presidential primary on her pledge to forgo traditional big-money fundraisers, said this week that if she became the nominee she would continue to skip such events, a reversal of what her position has been throughout 2019. From the day Warren announced her plan to skip traditional fundraisers in February, she had said the pledge only applied to the primary. “I do not believe in unilateral disarmament,” she said then on MSNBC. But she told CBS News in an interview posted on Tuesday evening that, even as President Donald Trump has set fundraising records, she would not change how her campaign raises money if she won the Democratic nomination. “No, I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money,” Warren said. “Look, for me this is pretty straightforward. Either you think democracy works and electing a president is all about going behind closed doors with bazillionaires and corporate executives and lobbyists and scooping up as much money as possible. Or you think it’s about a grassroots, let’s build this from the

ground up.” After her initial response, CBS’s Zak Hudak asked if that was Warren’s position “no matter how much money Donald Trump is raising.” “Yeah I’m not going to do the big-dollar fundraisers. I’m just not going to do it,” Warren said. “The whole notion behind this campaign is that we can build this together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Powered by small donors, Warren has become one of the strongest Democratic fundraisers of the 2020 field, raising $24.6 million in the last three months from more than 940,000 donations, second only to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who raised $25.3 million. Warren has steadily risen in the polls throughout the year and has recently began to top former Vice President Joe Biden in some surveys both nationally and in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Warren’s campaign said in a statement that her position was not a reversal but “a clarification since the original version was a little vague.” The campaign said that she would ensure state and national parties “have the resources they need,” if nominated. Warren headlined a Democratic National Committee event in

August, but she did not meet privately with large donors who attended. She is scheduled for another upcoming DNC event. Previously, Warren had been clear that her pledge applied only to the primary. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked her that directly when she announced it (“Yes,” Warren replied). And in an interview with The New York Times over the summer, Warren said, “It’s primaries. This is Democrat against Democrat. I don’t believe in unilateral disarmament.” Some of Warren’s rivals have privately grumbled about the inconsistency of her skipping fundraisers during the primary while bringing $10 million into her presidential campaign in leftover Senate funds and then saying she would restart such events if nominated. But no one has confronted her directly. Warren is one of two Democrats to skip traditional fundraising events in the primary where candidates collect checks of up to $2,800. The other, Sanders, has said he would also refuse such events if nominated, a contrast his aides and allies have highlighted. The move could also appeal to more fervent supporters of Sanders, whose base Warren has been seeking to win over. Warren’s previous willingness to do such events as the

Joe Biden Calls for Trump’s Impeachment Jonathan Martin The New York Times News Service

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment for the first time, blistering Trump as a threat to American democracy and accusing him of “shooting holes in the Constitution.” Escalating his language in an effort to rebut Trump’s unfounded claims about his actions with Ukraine, Biden set aside months of restraint to demand Congress sanction the president. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” the former vice president told

supporters here. Biden linked Trump’s false claims to an idea promulgated by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. “You say it long enough, often enough, people may believe it,” he said, invoking Goebbels by name. While Biden stopped short of calling for Trump’s removal from office, his new aggressiveness marked an acknowledgment that he must do more to both confront the president and to halt his slide in the polls in the Democratic primary. Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the House because of his request to the Ukrainian government that it investigate

what Biden did with the country when his son, Hunter, was working for a gas company there. Biden again denied that he did anything improper as vice president. And he accused Trump, who has baselessly accused Biden of corruption and whose campaign is airing ads repeating the same claim, of attempting to damage his candidacy. “We’re not going to let Donald Trump pick the Democratic nominee for president, period,” said Biden, who has fallen behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in a series of national and early nominating state polls. “He’s picked a fight with the wrong guy.”

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Berkshire Botanical Garden celebrates 85th Harvest Festival Oct. 12 and 13 STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Festival, an iconic Berkshire event now in its 85th year, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 at the Garden located at 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. This year’s Festival includes expansion to include five adjoining acres on the north side of the property purchased in the spring of 2019, bringing to 20 the total acreage planned

for the Festival. The Harvest Festival has earned a reputation for being a quintessential family event celebrating the autumn harvest, when the Garden is transformed into a vibrant hub featuring continuous entertainment, children’s games, more than 100 regional artisan food and craft vendors and drop-in workshops. Tag sales featuring jewelry and accessories, repurposed, gently used household items

and clothing, a plant and bulb sale, a hay maze and hayrides, pony rides, and a haunted house are among the annual activities that have become favorites over the years. A new event added this year is archery sponsored by Canyon Ranch. Admission to Harvest Festival is $7 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. There is no charge for parking in the Garden’s lots.

East Chatham Fire company holds pancake breakfast buffet EAST CHATHAM — The first smell of wood smoke in the air reminds us that the heating season is upon us again. We will be reminded to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and inspect our carbon monoxide detectors once again as we button up our homes in an effort to conserve every BTU. Sealing up our windows and doors can have a deleterious effect however, as we limit our house’s ability to “breathe.” If the efficiency of your furnace, possibly lying dormant

in the cellar since May, is not at its peak, incomplete combustion of its fuel can raise carbon monoxide to dangerous levels, especially in a well sealed home. So, our autumn checklist is as follows: Test Smoke and CO2 alarms while replacing the batteries. Make sure your furnace has had its yearly service. The East Chatham Fire Company will serve a breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at the fire company, 14 Frisbee St., East Chatham.

The menu includes pancakes, blueberry pancakes, apple pancakes, fresh eggs, scrambled or in an omelet of your choice, French toast, sausage, bacon, corned beef hash, home fried potatoes, orange juice and of course coffee and tea. The 100 percent Columbia County maple syrup is provided by Chris Wadsworth at New Britain Log and Lumber. Adults, $10; children 5-12, $5; children under 5, free.

Kids Need Music benefit concert to be held at Spencertown Academy SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Arts Center will host the Kids Need Music Annual Benefit Concert with acclaimed soprano Kathleen O’Mara and pianist Chris Reynolds at 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Proceeds from the program of art songs, arias, and popular songs will be used to purchase band instruments to be donated to the Hudson City School District. Tickets are $25 general admission and $75 benefactor and may be purchased in advance via Kids Need Music is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring

that underprivileged schools have musical instruments for their music program. “68 percent of the children of Hudson are classified as underprivileged and can not afford to rent or purchase their own instrument,” says Kids Need Music President Craig Bender, who is also a member of the Spencertown Academy Music Committee. “To date, Kids Need Music has donated over 300 instruments to the Hudson schools. That’s 300 more children playing music!” Currently pursuing a Masters in Music at Juilliard, Kathleen O’Mara has performed

in such operas as The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn of the Screw, and Don Giovanni. Chris Reynolds is a doctoral candidate at Juilliard with recent performances at Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood. He is a two-time winner of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital Auditions leading to recitals in Alice Tully Hall. Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is located at 790 Route 203, Spencertown. For information, see or call 518-3923693.

Association of Canaan Democrats announces slate of candidates CANAAN — The Association of Canaan Democrats announces a dynamic group of candidates prepared to serve the Town of Canaan. Brenda Adams, candidate for Town Supervisor, has served on the Canaan Town Board for 14 years. During that time she has served as Chair of the Canaan Broadband Committee, where she continues to work to expand broadband access; she has served as the liaison with Berkshire Farm and has advocated for Canaan at the state level, having effectively lobbied for the repairs to Route 22 this summer. As Supervisor, Adams is committed to maintaining low town taxes, continuing to build capital and reserve funds and planning to serve our aging population. Ginny Nightingale, candidate for town board, has been a resident of Red Rock for 41 years and has 21 years experience in Canaan Town Government. She believes in responsible Town planning to maintain the Town’s healthy financial state and is a strong advocate for the environment. Delena Schaefer, current Town Justice, has lived in Canaan for 18 years. She has been employed at a local law firm for 18 years and has served as Canaan Town Justice for 12 years. Schaefer is experienced, dedicated and invested in the community. Alan Miller, current Board Member, has owned a business in Canaan since 1985 and lived in Canaan for more than 25 years. He is a pillar of the



community and has served on n the Town Board for 8 years. Katherine Ambrosio has n served as a Canaan Justice for four years and would like to continue in that capacity. She was born and raised in Canaan and still lives on the property n grew up on. Ambrosio has she a degree from Albany Law School, has worked for an apn pellate judge, worked in private practice and has experience n with government administran law. tive Bernhard Meyer has been the Canaan Highway Superintendent for 20 years and has served the town very well in this n position. He is a longtime resident of Canaan. nElection Day is Nov. 5, however, early voting is available Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 at the n following locations: Columbia County Board of Elections, 401

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The Bittersweet Comedy ‘The Cemetery Club’ Kicks Off the Ghent Playhouse’s Season GHENT — The Ghent Playhouse kicks off its 2019-2020 season with “The Cemetery Club.” Ida, Lucille, and Doris are widows living in the same community in Queens. Each month they meet for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. When one of the widows starts dating, their lives are turned upside down. Directed by John Trainor, “The Cemetery Club” runs October 11-27. Tickets are on sale now at “The three main characters are kind of like ‘the Jewish Golden Girls,’” said Director John Trainor. “The three main characters, all in their late fifties have been long-time friends. Each one deals differently with the loss of her husband. This bittersweet comedy about love, marriage, death and the challenges of moving on, is also a story about friendship and resiliency. There are many hilarious exchanges and real moments of drama. While it shines a light on serious, difficult life issues, it shows that humor can be a very

helpful way to cope.” The cast includes Jackie DeGiorgis (Ida), Judith Wyatt (Lucille), Lael Locke (Doris), Peter Podol (Sam) and Ellen Lieberman (Mildred). In addition, Arielle Lant is the assistant director

and stage manager, Sam Reilly is the set designer, and Joanne Maurer is the costume designer. “The Cemetery Club” was written by Ivan Menchell. “The Cemetery Club” at the Ghent Playhouse runs Friday,

Saturday and Sunday, October 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit or call 1-800838-3006. The theatre is located at 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY. For more information, visit or call 518.392.6264. Coming soon: The Annual Panto “Pinocchio: All Strung Out” Nov. 29Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, 13-15 “The Chalk Garden”Jan. 31Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9, 14-16 “Fun Home” March 27-29, April 3-5, 10-12 “Last Train to Nibroc” May 22-24, 29-31, June 5-7 For more information about this show or any other, or to learn about upcoming auditions, visit the website, email info@ or call 518.392.6264.

The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919 COXACKIE — On Thursday, Oct 10th at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, Local Historian Richard Muggeo will present the program “The Great Flu Pandemic.” 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919. Join Mr. Muggeo as he tells the historic events of those years, covering what happened around the world, in the U.S. and in Greene County. The program will begin at 7pm and be held in the reading room of the Greene County Historical Society’s

Vedder Research Library located on the grounds of the Bronck Museum. The Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 385, and 81 near Coxsackie. This program is free and open to the general public, but donations would be appreciated in support of the Beecher Scholarship – a $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Greene County senior high school student who writes a paper related to Greene County history.

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New Perspective: Selected Works of Artists from the African Diaspora in collaboration with Nicholas Roman Fine Art CATSKILL — CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education (formerly the Greene County Council on the Arts) in collaboration with Nicholas Roman Fine Art is pleased to present, New Perspective: Selected Works of Artists from the African Diaspora. The New Perspective exhibition will run from October 12- November 9, 2019, with an opening reception, Saturday, October 12, 4-7 p.m., at CREATE’s Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill. Five African and African American artists are featured in the show: Franck Hodelin, Isshaq Ismail, Hilton Korley, Claude Lawrence, Nicholas Roman Lewis and Joseph

P. Nana. The value of art by black artists has risen astoundingly over the past several years. However, the rise of art and artists from the African American Diaspora is an essential shift to acknowledge the voices less heard and to open the eyes of those who were not looking. The featured artists in the New Perspective show span from Ghana to the United States with Caribbean heritage. For more information about the “New Perspective: Selected Works of Artists from the African Diaspora” or the Catskill Gallery Program as well as all other programs and services, call 518-943-3400, or visit

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Put on a happy face. The Joker is back. By Raymond Pignone Columbia-Greene Media

At the start of “Joker,” director Todd Phillips’ brutal, ingenious new take on the origin of Batman’s arch-nemesis and Gotham City’s No. 1 mischief maker, Arthur Fleck is a loner and a loser who you would never figure to become a legendary supervillain. But there he is, frail, bullied, mentally unstable and played by Joaquin Phoenix in a spellbinding performance that evokes both sympathy and terror. Phillips, who co-wrote the script with Scott Silver, and Phoenix together build up a story inspired by two of director Martin Scorsese’s most notorious anti-heroes: Travis Bickle, the deranged vigilante of “Taxi Driver,” and Rupert Pupkin, the would-be comedian of “The King of Comedy.” The casting of Robert De Niro, who played Bickle and Pupkin, both loners, in “Joker,” as an oily talk-show host indicates that the filmmakers have some affinity for Scorsese’s ability to visualize the dark recesses of disturbed minds. Arthur is painfully disturbed. He’s shy and socially awkward.

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He lives with his sick mother (Frances Conroy) in a shabby apartment and scrapes out a living as a party clown for hire. Gotham City is rotten with corruption. The movie seems to be set in 1980 or 1981 (De Palma’s “Blow Out” is playing at a neighborhood theater). There is a garbage strike. Huge rats roam the streets. Crime is rampant. And the fissure between the rich, embodied by tycoon and mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne, and Gotham’s downtrodden denizens, could not be deeper. “Joker” is weakened by a sagging, contorted middle section where the filmmakers attempt to tell a backstory within a backstory as Arthur searches for

the truth about his childhood and in conflicting accounts of his father’s real identity and his mother’s confinement in Gotham’s infamous Arkham Mental Hospital. The movie has one too many climaxes and the final scene seems to have been tacked on to deliver one more sick joke. Phillips’ tone is much darker than Tim Burton’s “Batman” and Phoenix’s performance is precisely calibrated to evolve from vulnerable to powerful, unlike Jack Nicholson, who was equally sadistic as Jack Napier and the Joker. Phoenix portrays a much more brooding and withdrawn character than Heath Ledger’s energetic,

wraithlike Joker. But once Arthur’s full malevolence blooms, his Joker is an indomitable spirit of dread. The free-for-all spectacles of superhero movies are replaced by personal, brilliantly staged set pieces. In one, Arthur (channeling Bernhard Goetz) shoots three young stockbrokers taunting him in a subway car as the tension is built by flashes of light and darkness. In another, the liberated Joker dances down a long staircase to “Rock & Roll Part II.” In a third, again played out on a subway, Joker, hundreds of protesters dressed a clowns and two hapless police detectives chase each other before a chaotic brawl. Phillips brings the same deeply ambivalent tone to “Joker” as he did to “The Hangover,” his most popular movie. On one hand, the terror is not quite balanced by unsettling droll humor. On the other, an outright comedy is tinged with a strange, unaccountable creepiness. “Joker” is neither masterpiece nor trash. It’s a good movie that packs the same gutteral kick as Scorsese’s urban nightmares.

CALENDAR LISTINGS TSL Movies October 10 October 17 n Anthropocene: The Human Epoch — A years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. In English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, and Cantonese with subtitles. 2019. 1h27m. n Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt guides us through her remarkable life and career from growing up in Tucson singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “queen of country rock” in the ‘70s and early ’80s. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, the documentary celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved, made generations of fans fall in love with her – and the sound of her voice. 2019. 1h35m n Honeyland — Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning documentary on the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone. 2019. In Turkish with subtitles. 1h25m. n Official Secrets — The gripping, true story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist. In 2003, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the US is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gutwrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm. 2019. 1h51m. n Alice in the Cities — New restoration. Wim Wender’s fourth film. The German journalist Winter wants to write a story about America but is unable to accomplish anything but a series of Polaroids before beginning his journey home. In New York, he reluctantly agrees to take little Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him, because her mother (Lisa Kreuzer) – whom he meets on the day before his departure – has urgent business. In Amsterdam, the mother fails to appear as they agreed, so Winter and Alice set out to try to find Alice’s grandmother. During their search, their initial mutual dislike gradually transforms into a heartfelt affection. In German with subtitles. 1974. 1h53m. n I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians — Tasked with staging a public performance relating to Romanian history, an idealistic theatre director opts to stage a re-enactment of a 1941 massacre of tens of thousands of Jews by Romanian troops. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its “anti-Romanian” take on history. However, the reaction to the piece is one that neither anticipated. This internationally-acclaimed dark satire is a timely statement about the consequences of selective and willful amnesia on a society fueled by populist sentiments. 2018. In Romanian with subtitles. 2h20m. n Vita & Virginia — Set amid the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works. 2019. 1h50m. n Rezo — The rich inner world of

the renowned Georgian screenwriter, artist, and puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze is as fantastic as the animation into which he has poured this story of his life. Rezo’s director son, Leo Gabriadze (Unfriended), leaves it to his father to talk about a life suffused with magical thinking. The movie is an autobiographical animated documentary questioning ideas of deep humanity, kindness, and survival during the uneasy times after World War II. In Russian with subtitles. 1h15m. TIME & SPACE LIMITED 434 COLUMBIA STREET, HUDSON, NY | (518) 822-8100 | FYI@TIMEANDSPACE. ORG

OCTOBER 10 Layer the Walls Thursday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. In this original children’s show, Liz Parker and Hudson native Rachel Sullivan use puppetry, masks and toys to dramatize the immigrant stories hidden in the layers of an old New York City tenement building’s wallpaper. Free, Thursday, October 10, 9:30 a.m., https://hudsonoperahouse. a0F1Q00000U3ChtUAF Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, (518) 822-1438

OCTOBER 11 Dead Rock + Moon Dogs Food Truck Friday, October 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Join us at The Greenhouse Cidery on Friday. An exciting Fall Friday on the farm! Local guitarcentric duo Nate & Billy of Dead Rock will be performing. Stop by to hear a great selection of classic rock, blues & pop hits! Moon Dogs food truck will be on site dishing up your favorite sliders, hot dogs & fresh cut fries! Our small batch hard cider + NY craft beer on tap w/ Tousey Winery wines & spirits from Grazin’ & Hillrock! Our fire pit will be lit & there will be free s’mores available for all! All are welcome, this event is free! Well-behaved & leashed dogs welcome! Fun starts at 6pm! Friday, October 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., events/435015063813403/ The Chatham Berry Farm, 2309 State Route 203, Chatham, 518-392-4609 Matilda, the Musical the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical will be presented Oct.11 – Nov. 3, 2019 at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets: $27 at (845) 876 3080 or Sound Art Revisited/Alan Licht & Artist Panel Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. The TSL Book Space presents: Sound Art Revisited by Alan Licht Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m., Free Admission Join us before hand for supper at 6:15 p.m. A discussion with author and musician Alan Licht with panel featuring composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood, Wave Farm executive director Galen Joseph-Hunter, Wave Farm artist in residence Grant Smith, and sound artist and educator Zach Poff. This event is being broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM ( in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and streamed live online on Wave Farm Radio ( Musician and artist Alan Licht visits TSL to discuss the new edition of his work Sound Art Revisited (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) Free, Friday, October 11, 7 p.m., wAR2LMiBxrik3vaqYujfhaUDO2F0 0m_lBnTJ1ZuDsuSzq1B1Mgfa4yWGEjuU Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street, Hudson, 518-822-8100 Sweeney Todd Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. …the Demon Barber of Fleet Street The Two Of Us Productions, the multi-award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the celebrated musical by Stephen Sondheim. This is one production you DON’T want to miss! Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical thriller with both music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond.$12 – $20, Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., http://stephensanborn. Taconic Hills Performing Arts Center, 73 County Route 11A, Craryville, 518-325-2800 / Page/205



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Joe Biden calls for President Trump’s impeachment Jonathan Martin The New York Times News Service

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment for the first time, blistering Trump as a threat to American democracy and accusing him of “shooting holes in the Constitution.” Escalating his language in an effort to rebut Trump’s unfounded claims about his actions with Ukraine, Biden set aside months of restraint to demand Congress move against the president. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” the former vice president told supporters here, accusing Trump of having “betrayed this nation.”. Biden linked Trump’s false claims to the socalled Big Lie idea promulgated by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. “You say it long enough, often enough, people may believe it,” he said, invoking Goebbels by name. While Biden stopped short of calling for

Trump’s removal from office, his new aggressiveness marked an acknowledgment that he must do more to both confront a president who is attacking him daily and to halt his slide in the polls in the Democratic primary. Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the House because of his request to the Ukrainian government that it look into what Biden did with the country when his son, Hunter Biden, was working for a gas company there. Biden again denied that he did anything improper as vice president. And he accused Trump, who has accused Biden of corruption and whose campaign is airing ads repeating the same claim, of acting entirely out of a desire to damage his candidacy. “We’re not going to let Donald Trump pick the Democratic nominee for president, period,” said Biden, who has fallen behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in a series of national and early nominating state polls. “He’s picked a fight with the wrong guy.” The president apparently watched the speech,

or was told of it, because even before it was over he noted on Twitter that Biden had called for his impeachment and claimed the Bidens had “ripped off at least two countries for millions of dollars.” “Joe’s Failing Campaign gave him no other choice!” wrote Trump. There is no evidence that Hunter Biden made millions of dollars from his overseas work or that his father intervened inappropriately with Ukraine or China, the other country Trump was alluding to in his tweet. The president has also urged China to look into the Bidens. A longtime senator before he became vice president, Biden is deferential to congressional prerogatives and has resisted calling for impeachment, even as Warren and many of his other Democratic rivals have been outspoken in demanding it. But as Trump and his allies wage political warfare against Biden, he has recently sought to mount a counteroffensive. He began his rebuttal in a speech last week

in Reno, Nevada, but on Wednesday he went even further. Speaking from a teleprompter and dressed formally in suit and tie, he used his first trip back to New Hampshire since the impeachment investigation got underway to both taunt and condemn Trump in remarkably stark language. “He’s afraid about just how badly I will beat him next November,” said Biden, attempting to frame the general election as a contest between him and the president, and appealing to Democratic voters here and elsewhere who are consumed with finding a nominee who can oust Trump. But he also used his speech, which lasted just under 30 minutes, to warn of the damage he claimed Trump was doing to the country. “We all laughed when he said could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and get away with it,” Biden said. “It’s no joke. He’s shooting holes in the Constitution, and we cannot let him get away with it.”

Caltech’s latest creation: A hovering, bird-like robot that could someday explore Mars Peter Holley The Washington Post

In research centers around the world, roboticists have for decades been on a quest to perfect bipedal locomotion in machines. They’re making progress, but for all the flashy shots of back-flipping, log-hopping robots racking up views on YouTube, researchers say, there are far more failures and dead ends that the public never sees. That’s because bipedal locomotion - while extremely useful for moving humans up stairs, over mountains or across complex surfaces - offers so little room for error in machines. While people can generally pick themselves up after falling over, taking our complex ability to regain balance for granted, researchers say, it’s still exceedingly difficult to design an upright walking robot that can do the same, especially as it moves across different surfaces. Instead of creating more sophisticated computer programs to enhance robotic balance, researchers at Caltech’s Center for Autonomous

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possible resources available would be brought to bear, and that is exactly what we have done. HPD, the DA, state troopers, Sheriff Bartlett, federal agencies, all on the same page, this leads to success and a safer city.” More charges may be pending in the case against another person who was involved, according to the indictment. Police say it was a fight between two warring groups with gang connections in November 2016 that turned the city with a population of 6,200 into a battleground between May and September 2017. Members of the “more powerful” of the two groups was arrested in February, Moore said a press conference Feb. 6, 2018. Whitening was shot in the chest and killed on Third

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immigrants from immigration enforcement agencies. The defendants in Merola’s lawsuit also asked the judge to transfer the case to the Western District of New York to be combined with Kearns’ suit, considering the similarities of the two cases, which Sharpe denied. “I think it was just what we expected but we are thrilled that the judge ruled to keep the cases separate,” Merola said in an email. “It is almost like having two bites at the apple.” Sharpe ordered both parties in Merola’s lawsuit to report back to him by Nov. 1, or as soon as any decision or action is made in Kearns’ lawsuit.

Systems and Technology decided to bypass the issue altogether by removing gravity from the equation. The result is a newly-unveiled machine that they’ve dubbed Leonardo, which stands for “LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne.” Part bipedal robot, part aerial drone, the hybridized machine was inspired by birds’ ability to move between flight and walking on two legs. Two powerful rotors on the machine’s torso allow it to leave the ground when it’s convenient or regain balance by using thrust to shift its weight as needed. Leonardo is innovative because its design pushes back against the notion that a robot should be strictly land or airbased, according to Professor Morteza Gharib, director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech, who co-developed Leonardo with Caltech roboticist Soon-Jo Chung. “This is not a drone,” Gharib said, noting that the machine can fly, but it isn’t designed to do so at high altitude for long stretches of time. “The rotors attached to its torso kick in when basically it loses balance or when the robot needs to

create stability.” “We are very excited,” he added. “I can go and kick this one very hard, and it doesn’t fall over.” Aside from the satisfaction of bringing an ambitious idea to life, Gharib said researchers are even more excited about Leonardo because of the many possibilities the machine’s unique design could someday offer. Gharib said he can envision the robot being used for inspections on oil rigs or wind turbines - places where a bipedal robot could be useful, but at risk of falling. The machines could also be dropped from an airplane, perhaps in groups, to aid in search and rescue missions, he said. Future versions could also be used to navigate the harsh terrain found on other planets like Mars. And unlike drones, he noted, having stabilizing legs means the robot would be able to carry heavier batteries, giving the machine more power and versatility. “I can envision this robot helping a geologist when they go on out into the field,” Gharib said. “They’d be able to carry

Street at about 8:40 p.m. He was rushed to Columbia Memorial Health, 71 Prospect St., where he died a short time later. Stormy weather prevented Whitening from being airlifted to Albany Medical Center, his mother, Tracy Whitening, said in August. Police believe someone else was the target. And family members say Whitening, who despised guns, was a bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A few hours before his death, Whitening took the train from New York City, where he lived, to see his family in Hudson. He regularly visited Hudson on weekends to visit his mother, sister, nieces and nephews. The shooting left Whitening’s young son without a father. “I miss him every day,” Tracy said in an interview in July. “He was a very humble person.” Rensselaer County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia ordered Simmons to be held in Columbia County Judge without bail.

Simmons is due back in court on Nov. 1, when Columbia County Judge Jonathan Nichols will preside over the case. “The people are ready for trial,” said Columbia County Assistant District Attorney Ryan Carty, who is prosecuting the case. In a statement, Czajka commended all involved, and, specifically, Detective Sergeant Jason Finn, Detective Nick Pierro, New York State Police Senior Investigators Eric Barnes, Kelly Taylor and Michael Castle for their “tireless efforts in this extremely complex investigation.” The DA stated that Finn had not stopped working on this case since they met at the scene of the crime shortly after the shooting.

A hearing is scheduled for the motions to dismiss and for a preliminary injunction in Kearns’ lawsuit on Oct. 23. However, the Department of Justice is considering weighing in on the lawsuit, and filed a motion last week asking to extend their deadline to intervene to Nov. 12. If the department intervenes, it will be determining the constitutionality of Title 8, Section 1373 of the U.S. code, which prohibits concealing information of undocumented immigrants from immigration enforcement agencies. Those who believe Green Light is legally sound argue that Title 8 violates the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees states’ authority over policy matters not delegated to the federal government — and

which the Supreme Court ruled on last year. James has vowed to aggressively defend the law, which she has described as a safety matter. Green Light would bring more insured drivers and New York state-inspected vehicles on the roads, as well as result in fewer hit-and-run crashes. The law is expected to generate $83 million in revenue the first year, and $57 million each year after that, according to the left-leaning Fiscal Policy Institute. New York is one of 13 states to adopt legislation that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.

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equipment and then fly overhead and take steady images, becoming a scientists or an engineer’s companion.” “There’s a perception that robots will take over the world and harm mankind, but our community is developing machines that will help society first,” he added. A video released by Caltech - which has racked up more than 23,000 views - shows the robot delicately balancing on a ledge, spinning on one leg and walking up and downhill using its “thrusters” for balance. The current model is about two and a half feet tall and weighs less than 10 pounds, but Gharib said future models will double in size and grow increasingly fast and stable as machine learning algorithms improve the robot’s movement with more experience. The Caltech team is certainly not the first to dream of creating futuristic machines with the ability to shift between different forms of locomotion. At this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas, Hyundai introduced a concept car designed to walk as easily as

it rolls. Called “Elevate,” the daddy-long-legs-like machine has wheels at the end of long robotic legs that would allow “users to drive, walk or even climb over the most treacherous terrain,” according to the company.

The company - which labeled the machine a UMV, or “ultimate mobility vehicle” said the concept was inspired by the need for “resilient transportation” in disaster zones, where conventional vehicles are often rendered useless.

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GERMANTOWN — The Germantown girls soccer team dropped a close match at home Tuesday afternoon to Central Hudson Valley League rival New Lebanon 2-0. According to Germantown Coach Mike Pudney, it was an evenly matched contest, but the visiting Tigers capitalized on two of the very few Clippers’ defensive lapses to move into a first place tie in the CHVL standings. “We out possessed them and out shot them for the match, but they’re a good team and thy know how to make the most of their opponents mistakes,” Pudney said. “This is exactly what we can expect from the better teams we face in sectionals.” In the first half, New Lebanon exploited an overrun by one of Germantown’s wing

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Germantown’s Victoria Decker (7) chases after the ball along with teammates Megan Dunn (14) and Kelsey Flandreau (8) during Tuesday’s Central Hudson Valley League girls soccer match against New Lebanon.

Yanks’ Torres has been preparing for this since December James Wagner The New York Times News Service

MINNEAPOLIS — The phone call came in early December, in the dead of baseball’s offseason, when players are on vacation and recovering from the grueling season. New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres, though, was ready to

start training. The Yankees’ loss to the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2018 playoffs was bothering Torres. As did his miscues, particularly on defense at second base and shortstop, during his rookie season. So he called Carlos Mendoza, the team’s infield instructor, and told him he


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wanted to start working at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, where Torres lives in the offseason. “I know it’s early, but I just want to prepare,” Torres, 22, told Mendoza, who also lives in Tampa. “I just want to clean

HUDSON — Bashar Hotbani scored two goals to spark Hudson to a 3-1 victory over Coxsackie-Athens in Patroon Conference boys soccer action at the Bluehawks Sports Complex on Tuesday night. Hotbani’s second goal came with just 1:30 remaining in the match and put Hudson in front to stay, 2-1. Zach Chowdhury added an insurance goal with 30 seconds to go. Rukon Hussain had one assist for the Bluehawks (8-2-1). Nick Agovino scored CA’s lone goal on a penalty kick. Hudson outshot, C-A, 11-7. Kasey Moore turned away six shots for Hudson. Aiden Boehm stopped nine shots for the Indians (5-51). Greenville 9, Chatham 0 CHATHAM — Greenville rolled to a 9-0 victory over Chatham in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference boys soccer match. Jack Motta recorded a hat trick for the Spartans (10-1-1). Ben Reinhard, James Mitchell, Ryan Blair, Tim Biernacki and Austin Field each had a goal.

Chatham also suffered an own goal. Reinhard and Mitchell added two assists apiece for Greenville, while Field and Miles Weiss both had one. Maple Hill 4, Taconic Hills 0 CASTLETON — Maple Hill scored two goals each half for a 4-0 win over Taconic Hills in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference boys soccer match. Izac Jennings had several outstanding saves in the goal for TH. Aiden Fletcher’s assist to Eli Charlebois in the first half was hard driven from the right wing in which Eli drilled with his head to the inside far post. Ben Marra scored and Eli Charlebois completed the game with his second hat trick of the season.

GOLF MECHANICVILLE — Greenville’s Trey Smith, Taconic Hills’s Madison Bentley and Maple Hill’s John Russell have all advanced to the Section II Class ABCD state qualifiers. Smith shot an 82, Bentley carded an 83 and Russell finished with an 88 at Tuesday’s Section II Class B/C/D event at Fairways at See ROUNDUP B4


Revived Rays beat Astros again Marc Topkin Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rays like to do things their own way. Often, unconventional. Occasionally, daring. Typically, arduously. Tuesday, that all came together as they scored a second straight win over the Astros, 4-1, before another large and loud Tropicana Field crowd. And as a result, they’ll be playing again another day. Tuesday, they used five relievers and then starter Blake Snell to finish a tense ninth in a true bullpen day arrangement as they shut down the potent Astros. They made the Astros decision to start Cy Young award favorite Justin Verlander on three days rest look like a terribly bad idea. They dazzled in the field, including a video perfect relay from centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier to shortstop Willy Adames to catcher Travis d’Arnaud. And they responded to the energy of another loud and rollicking Tropicana Field crowd of 32,178. Even as they lost the first two games of the best-of-five AL division series in Houston, and didn’t look particularly promising in doing do,


Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) celebrate their win over the Houston Astros in game four of the 2019 ALDS at Tropicana Field.

the Rays expressed a quiet confidence they could compete with the MLB-best Astros.

After the two impressive wins, they’re now at least back to even.

With the series improbably tied at two games apiece, there will be a fifth and decisive game on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. The Rays still have a difficult task, trying to beat the Astros in a third straight game, and having to face their other ace, Gerrit Cole. Tyler Glasnow seems the likely starter for the Rays. But it’s becoming more manageable. Of the 82 teams to lose the first two games of a best-of-five series, only 16 got a series back to even at 2-2. But 10 of those won. Both the Rays and Astros went into Tuesday’s potentially decisive Game 4 of the AL division series with somewhat unusual pitching strategies. The Rays’ plan worked better. Rather than use any one pitcher as a starter or even to cover the bulk of the innings, they opted for a bullpen day in the truest sense, with 10 of their 11 pitchers (all but Monday starter Charlie Morton) available for action, including Games 1 and 2 starters Glasnow and Blake Snell, who was warming in the ninth. And it worked out splendidly. Given the tremendous efforts of “starter” Diego Castillo, Ryan Yarbrough, Nick Anderson and Colin Poche took a shutout into the eighth. And after Poche allowed a homer to ex-Ray See RAYS B4



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

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ML Baseball MLB POSTSEASON DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Houston 2, Tampa Bay 2 Friday, Oct. 4: Houston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Houston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Monday: Tampa Bay 10, Houston 3 Tuesday: Tampa Bay 4, Houston 1 Thursday: Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:37 p.m. New York 3, Minnesota 0 Friday, Oct. 4: New York 10, Minnesota 4 Saturday, Oct. 5: New York 8, Minnesota 2 Monday: New York 5, Minnesota 1 National League Los Angeles 2, Washington 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Washington 0 Friday, Oct. 4: Washington 4, Los Angeles 2 Sunday: Los Angeles 10, Washington 4 Monday: Washington 6, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday: Washington at Los Angeles, 8:37 p.m. Atlanta 2, St. Louis 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 7, Atlanta 6 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 3, St. Louis 0 Sunday: Atlanta 3, St. Louis 1 Monday: St. Louis 5, Atlanta 4 Today: St. Louis at Atlanta, 5:02 p.m. LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League Saturday: New York at Houston OR Tampa Bay at New York Sunday, Oct. 13: New York at Houston OR Tampa Bay at New York Tuesday, Oct. 15: Houston at New York OR New York at Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct. 16: Houston at New York OR New York at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Houston at New York OR New York at Tampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 19: New York at Houston OR Tampa Bay at New York x-Sunday, Oct. 20: New York at Houston OR Tampa Bay at New York National League Friday: Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Los Angeles OR Washington at Atlanta-St. Louis winner Saturday: Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Los Angeles OR Washington at Atlanta-St. Louis winner Monday, Oct. 14: Los Angeles at Atlanta-St. Louis winner OR Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Washington Tuesday, Oct. 15: Los Angeles at Atlanta-St. Louis winner OR Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Washington x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: Los Angeles at AtlantaSt. Louis winner OR Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Washington x-Friday, Oct. 18: Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Los Angeles OR Washington at Atlanta-St. Louis winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Atlanta-St. Louis winner at Los Angeles OR Washington at Atlanta-St. Louis winner WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday, Oct. 22: at American League Wednesday, Oct. 23: at American League Friday, Oct. 25: at National League Saturday, Oct. 26: at National League x-Sunday, Oct. 27: at National League x-Tuesday, Oct. 29: at American League x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: at American League

John Clayton The Washington Post

When Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season kicks off, 11 of the 16 NFC teams will have winning records. It may be lacking a true elite team, without a powerhouse like the AFC has in the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) and the New England Patriots (5-0), but the NFC is a deep conference with more than two-thirds of its members firmly in the playoff mix. Coming into the season, we thought it could have 10 playoffcaliber teams, maybe 11 if the San Francisco 49ers could sneak into the mix. The Niners have done more than that, jumping out to a 4-0 record Monday night’s blowout of the Cleveland Browns, while the Detroit Lions have replaced the struggling Atlanta Falcons on the contender list. Which NFC teams are the best through five weeks of the season? We ranked the conference’s 11 winning teams, based on which are strongest at this point in the year. 1. New Orleans Saints: After quarterback Drew Brees injured his right thumb in the second game of the season, a reasonable hope was that the Saints could go 3-3 with backup Teddy Bridgewater and still find a way to make the playoffs after Brees returned. Bridgewater is now 3-0 as a starter, and getting better each week. Brees is starting to throw the football and is nearing a return. Without question, the Saints are the best team in the NFC after five weeks. In the two weeks following Brees’ thumb injury, the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks on the road and won a Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, before Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay. Alvin Kamara is unstoppable at running back. Michael Thomas remains one of the best wide receivers in the league. The offensive line ranks in the top three. The Saints’ defense may rank in the bottom quarter of the league for yards allowed, but it makes key stops to win games. With games coming up against Jacksonville, Chicago and Arizona, Brees will take over a team that could be 6-2 or better by midseason with the hope

of getting a No. 1 seed at 12 wins. 2. San Francisco 49ers: I had been willing to give the Niners the benefit of the doubt after they built their 3-0 start on wins over Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, but they definitely impressed with Monday’s 31-3 win over the Browns, in which the running game was excellent and the defensive front completely shut Cleveland’s offense down. The 49ers’ defensive line is the most improved in football, led by the additions of Nick Bosa and Dee Ford. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is playing well, too. The real test for this team will come Sunday, when it visits the Rams. 3. Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes are in a two-man battle for the league’s MVP award after five weeks. Wilson has never played this well. He’s completing 73.1 percent of his passes and has 12 touchdown passes and no interceptions. With his running ability, Wilson has helped to make the Seahawks one of the best red-zone teams in football. On defense, their biggest expected weakness has been a strength, with Jadeveon Clowney one of the best edge rushers in the league and Ziggy Ansah also contributing. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who had 10 and a half sacks last year, will soon return from his 10-game suspension. 4. Green Bay Packers: The Packers went to great lengths to improve their pass rush this offseason, and it worked. Free agent pickups Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith have combined for 9 1/2 sacks and firstround pick Rashan Gary has flashed despite not playing that much. Aaron Rodgers might not be completely on the same page as head coach Matt LaFleur on what they are doing on the offense, but it doesn’t matter. He’s Aaron Rodgers, and he showed how great he remains in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. 5. Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are on a two-game losing streak, and it’s clear that they’re having issues on offense. Coach Sean McVay is having to adapt to teams using six-man fronts against them, which first took


New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates after a quarterback sack against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

place last December against the Detroit Lions and was adopted by the Patriots in their Super Bowl victory. Running back Todd Gurley also clearly isn’t the same because of his arthritic knee, forcing Jared Goff to throw more and not be able to take as much advantage of L.A.’s effective playaction game. All of that said, the Rams can put up points on offense and make big plays on defense, so nobody should count them out. 6. Dallas Cowboys: They rode an easy schedule to a 3-0 start, but things have unraveled with consecutive losses to the Saints and Packers. Those teams were able to slow Ezekiel Elliott, which threw off Dak Prescott and the passing game, but the Cowboys remain one of the most talented teams in the conference on both sides of the ball, which will keep them in the mix. 7. Philadelphia Eagles: Injuries have been a problem on both sides of the ball, but thanks to coach Doug Pederson’s playcalling and Carson Wentz’s efficient play, they are averaging 28 points per game - and the defense should get better as the season progresses. 8. Carolina Panthers: Coach Ron Rivera was on the hot seat after an 0-2 start, but backup quarterback Kyle Allen has led a three-game winning streak in relief of the injured Cam Newton (foot). Christian McCaffrey is arguably the best running back in football this year, and

Tuesday’s games Toronto 134, Houston 129 Philadelphia 144, Guangzhou 86 Miami 107, San Antonio 89 Oklahoma City 119, Dallas 104, at Tulsa, Okla. Memphis 108, New Zealand 94 Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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AROUND THE NFL • The Miami Dolphins are terrible this year, having been outscored 133-16 in four games. But they have some teams that could challenge them for the league’s worst record. The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins have both started 0-5, while the 0-4 New York Jets might be even worse than those

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the defense has been good despite losing defensive tackle Kawann Short. 9. Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins finally threw the ball downfield in Sunday’s 28-10 victory over the New York Giants. That was a must-win game after wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen voiced their frustration with the team’s runheavy direction on offense. 10. Chicago Bears: The shoulder injury to Mitchell Trubisky took its toll in Sunday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders in London, as the Bears fell behind 17-0 and generated just 236 yards of offense behind quarterback Chase Daniel. The bigger surprise was the defense, which allowed 169 rushing yards. 11. Detroit Lions: They’re on a bye this week, but still a factor at 2-1-1. The big story is how much better quarterback Matthew Stafford looks with Darrell Bevell as his offensive coordinator. He is one of the most aggressive passers in the league this year, according to Next Gen Stats, and the Lions are a factor in the stacked NFC North.

two. The Luke Falk-led offense scored a touchdown in Sunday’s 31-7 loss to the Eagles, ending a string of 39 possessions without one. • The Arizona Cardinals were able to get a win for their late owner Bill Bidwill, who passed away Friday. It was the first win for coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is adjusting his offense a bit. In the first three weeks, the Cardinals ran 130 of their 209 offensive plays in five-receiver sets. In the past two weeks, they’ve been using three- and four-receiver sets. It worked in scoring 26 points Sunday versus the Bengals. • The most satisfied coach in the NFL Sunday was the Oakland Raiders’ Jon Gruden. After being criticized for more than a year for trading Khalil Mack, Gruden beat the Bears, 24-21, and Mack didn’t record a sack. More than anything, Gruden is finding out what works for the offense. Gruden wants a physical running attack and he doesn’t want quarterback Derek Carr to make risky throws downfield. According to Next Gen Stats, Carr only had two throws longer than 10 yards. For the season, he only has 19, the lowest number in football. The Raiders are 3-2. • Deshaun Watson could join Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson in the MVP race. He had a five-touchdown game in a 5332 win over the Atlanta Falcons, with 426 yards and a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating. • The Steelers are in trouble. They are 1-4 and have lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season, while Mason Rudolph’s status is uncertain after suffering a scary concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. They are down to undrafted rookie Delvin Hodges as the only remaining quarterback. The NFL Players Association wasn’t happy seeing Rudolph have to be helped to the locker room after his concussion, on which he appeared to be knocked out cold by a hit from Ravens safety Earl Thomas. A cart came out to get him, but the cart’s operator couldn’t get it moving.

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The New England Patriots are receiving a spectacular performance from the defensive side of the football through their 5-0 start. The timing of facing the Patriots couldn’t be worse for the New York Giants, who will likely be without their top two running backs and top two pass catchers when they face New England in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night. Star running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) hasn’t officially been ruled out, but published reports say he will miss his third straight game. Receiver Sterling Shepard and running back Wayne Gallman will sit out due to concussions, while tight end Evan Engram (knee) also is in jeopardy of missing the contest. Barkley and Engram were officially listed as limited in Tuesday’s “jogthrough,” an estimation of their participation had it been a full practice. Shepard and Gallman sat out. Barkley, who has a 6.4 per-carry average while rushing for 237 yards, is fine with letting his situation play

out up until close to game time. “I do not know if I’m playing Thursday night. There is no decision yet,” Barkley told reporters on Tuesday. “I know you guys asked Coach (Pat Shurmur), I know there are reports out there that I’m not going to play. It didn’t come from my mouth, and it didn’t come from Coach Shurmur’s mouth, so I don’t know how that story happened.” If Barkley can’t play, Jonathan Hilliman (19 carries, 53 yards this season) and Elijhaa Penny (eight carries, 30 yards) will be the club’s prime ball carriers. Factor in having a rookie quarterback in Daniel Jones (760 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions) on a short week without his top weapons, and the Giants (2-3) are facing formidable odds against a New England team clicking on all cylinders. “It’s different. It’s obviously my first time doing it here, so the routine is a little bit different, but that’s part of the challenge,” Jones said of his first Thursday night game. “They have the same challenge in a short


New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to pass against Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) at MetLife Stadium.

week for them also, so I’m confident we’ll be prepared. We’re excited for the opportunity.” The Patriots lead the NFL in scoring defense (6.8 points per game), total defense (238.4 yards), passing

defense (160.4), third-down efficiency defense (12.7 percent, 8 of 63), sacks (24) and interceptions (11). Safety Devin McCourty leads the NFL with four interceptions, and linebacker Jamie Collins ranks second with three. New England has limited three opponents to seven or fewer points, including Sunday’s 33-7 rout of the Washington Redskins, and is looking to start 6-0 for the fourth time in franchise history. “For us it’s the same thing each week, studying our opponent, and understanding what we need to do to play well,” McCourty told reporters. “We talk about playing well situationally and trying to turn the ball over. For us as a defense, that’s not going to change, and that’s something we have to stay locked in on.” The offense is averaging 31 points per game and has scored 30 or more on four occasions. Quarterback Tom Brady has passed for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns against two interceptions. Brady has 71,923 yards and is 18

away from passing Peyton Manning to move into second place on the all-time passing yardage list. Brady moved past Brett Favre during the win over Washington. “I could never have imagined playing 20 years in the NFL,” Brady said of the milestone. “I could never have imagined everything that has happened over the course of my career. I’ve looked up to Brett. I’ve looked up to Peyton. There has been some really spectacular players who have played in the NFL.” Brady will be without receiver Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), who has a team-best three touchdown receptions. The Giants, who allow 25.0 points per game (24th in NFL), are hoping linebacker Alec Ogletree (hamstring) can return after a two-game absence. The Patriots have won five of the past six regular-season meetings with New York. Of course, the Giants defeated New England in two Super Bowls (after the 2007 and 2011 seasons) behind now-backup quarterback Eli Manning.

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FIELD HOCKEY Taconic Hills 7, Webutuck 0 AMENIA — Kirsten Shumsky and Delana Bonci each had two goals to power Taconic Hills to a 7-0 victory over Webutuck in Tuesday’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey match. Shumsky scored both of her goals in the first and Amelia Canetto added one to give the Titans a 3-0 advantage at halftime. Bonci, Shumsky and Jennifer Beck picked up first-half assists. Bonci opened the scoring for the Titans in the second half, connecting off an assist from Tanner Van Alstyne with 20:36 remaining. Van Alstyne then assisted on Beck’s goal with 18:46 left. Beck scored her second goal with 19:03 to go with an assist from Abby Tkacy, before Van Alstyne closed the scoring with 1:40 left, connecting off an assist from Beck. Taconic Hills (6-2, 9-2) took 16 shots and had 15 penalty corners. Webutuck had two shots and two penalty corners. Titans goalkeeper Sydney Kiernan had one save. Webutuck’s Gabby VanAnden turned away seven shots.

VOLLEYBALL PATROON Taconic Hills 3, Catskill 2 CRARYVILLE — Taconic Hills edged Catskill, 3-2, in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference girls volleyball match. Taconic Hills took the first set, 25-15, dropped the next two, 25-23 and 27-25, but rallied to claim sets four and five, 25-21 and 25-18, to pull out the victory. For the Titans, Morgan Monty had 14 aces, 10 assists and 10 digs; Hailey Ward 6 kills and 3 aces; Kersten Keeler 4 aces, 6 kills and 8 digs and Amya Bridgham 4 aces and 9 digs.

CROSS COUNTRY PATROON BOYS Greenville 23, Taconic Hills 32; Taconic Hills 18, Catskill 24; Greenville 16, Catskill 47 1, Ryan Russell (G) 17:39; 2, Finn Kasick (G) 17:59; 3, Eli Russo (TH) 18:05; 4, John Cataporo (G) 18:59; 5, Mason Nack (TH) 19:27; 6, Gavin Metcalf (G) 19:51; 7, Nathan Rordon (C) 19:59; 8, Jesse Rosien (TH) 20:02; 9, Logan Philips (TH) 20:21; 10,

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Robinson Chirinos, Emilio Pagan got them through the eighth and into the ninth. When Jose Altuve walked and Alex Bregman singled, the Rays turned to Snell. He struck out lefty Yordan Alvarez and then got Yuli Gurriel to ground out for the final out. The Astros opted to start ace Verlander on three days’ rest rather than the usual four for the first time in his career, seeking a repeat of his dominating Game 1 performance. That didn’t work out too well. Verlander allowed three runs in a 32-pitch first inning on Tuesday and failed to

Isaac Langer (TH) 20:25; 11, Brandon Feit (G) 20:27; 12, Sam Dedrick (G) 20:47; 13, Nicholas Barnes (G) 22:00; 14, Logan Davies (C) 22:28; 15, Dylan Foutch (TH) 22:30; 16, Griffin Fisher (C) 22:43; 17, John Garrusso (G) 22:50; 18, Cameran Maisenbares (TH) 24:46; 19, Josh Sera (TH) 24:53; 20, Matthew Rivenburgh (C) 25:49; 21, James Ogden (C) 27:25; 22, Chris Russell (TH) 27:34; 23, Dylan Mottoshiski (TH) 27:43.

GIRLS Greenville 21, Taconic Hills 39; Taconic Hills 22, Catskill 33; Greenville 15, Catskill 49 1, Tess Fitzmaurice (G) 18:58; 2, Marayla Sparacino (TH) 20:37; 3, Sydney Smith (G) 21:22; 4, Alex Goyette (G) 21:25; 5, Clare Howard (TH) 22:22; 6, Greenville 23:07; 7, Melody Kappel (G) 23:30; 8, Jess Wank (G) 23:42; 9, Sammie VanDyke (C) 24:07; 10, Lily Russo (TH) 24:25; 11, Skylar Pettit (G) 24:36; 12, Isis Gonzalez (C) 24:40; 13, Iram Asif (C) 25:05; 14, Marleah Perry (TH) 25:21; 15, Taconic Hills 26:22; 16, Sarah Davies (C) 26:24; 17, Angelina Shanley (C) 27:48; 18, Madeline Feltman (G) 29:51; 19, Aizlynn O’Connell (C) 30:26; 20, McKenzie Breunig (C) 30:30.

BOYS Chatham 17, CoxsackieAthens 40; Chatham 15, WAJ incomplete; Chatham 19, Germantown 39; CoxsackieAthens 15, WAJ incomplete; Coxsackie-Athens 22, Germantown 33; Germantown 15, WAJ incomplete 1, Langford Maxwell (Ch) 18:41; 2, Cameron Quinn (G) 18:53; 3, Caleb Jeralds (Ch) 18:57; 4, Caden Holsapple (Ch) 20:08; 5, Eero Fleming (CA) 21:09; 6, Derek Roberts (Ch) 21:17; 7, D a n i e l Baneni (Ch) 22:02; 8, Alesandro Walsh (CA) 22:12; 9, Russell Van Hoesen (CA) 22:15; 10, Caleb Wynkoop (G) 22:55; 11, Nick Jennings (Ch) 23:14; 12, Collin Plass (CA) 24:01; 13, Jordan Towns (CA) 24:03; 14, Laimis Shinozaki (G) 24:07; 15, Bryan Bathrick (G) 25:18; 16, Jonathan Unterboro (G) 25:42; 17, Brayden Valentino (CA) 26:00; 18, Jacob Reutenauer (Ch) 26:33; 19, Anthony Smith (G) 26:34; 20, Isaac Werner (G) 26:59; 21, Austin Krikelis (G) 27:15; 22, Jacob Allen (CA) 27:55; 23, Addison Voth (CA) 28:07; 24, Ashton Compet (WAJ) 34:08.

GIRLS All girls teams incomplete 1, Maria Krein (G) 26:49; 2, Savannah Vavrina (G) 27:55; 3, Isabella DelVeachi (CA) 28:26; 4, Eliza Baxter (CA) 28:39; 5, Victoria Shuster (WAJ) 30:08; 6, Emily Smith (WAJ) 34:48; 7, Amara Sickles (G) 35:44. make it through the fourth, knocked out after allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks, throwing 84 pitches in getting 11 outs. The Rays impressed not only with their swings and their pitches before another loud and energetic Tropicana Field crowd of 32,178. In the fourth, they executed a relay play perfectly to kill a potential Astros rally. Cash gambled a bit in allowing soft-tossing lefty Ryan Yarbrough to open the fourth facing two of the Astros toughest right-handed hitters, so he could get to lefty Yordan Alvarez. Yarbrough came through it okay allowing a single to Altuve and getting Bregman to fly out, but then Alvarez laced a double that bounced just in front of the centerfield wall.

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Germantown’s Emma Howard sends the ball up the pitch during Tuesday’s Central Hudson Valley League girls soccer match against New Lebanon.

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defenders to have an easy onetwo pass play between striker Emily Schafer and striker

Tallulah Powers for a Powers goal at 36.44 minute mark. At 36.27 of the second half Schafer scored on a set piece from 25 yards out as the result of a Germantown defender dangerous play. Germantown goaltender

Germantown’s Ryane Anderson takes a shot during Tuesday’s Central Hudson Valley League girls soccer match against New Lebanon.

Kaitlyn Stagno had six saves. New Lebanon’s Brianna Shuhart stopped 12 shots. Germantown outshot New Lebanon for the match, 12-8. Germantown is now tied with New Lebanon atop the CHVL standings at 8-1. The



Germantown’s Olivia Johnson (16) battles for the ball with New Lebanon’s Jiana Darcy during Tuesday’s Central Hudson Valley League girls soccer match.

Germantown’s Riley Gibbons steps into the ball during Tuesday’s Central Hudson Valley League girls soccer match against New Lebanon.

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everything up.” Ten months later, as he enjoyed the Yankees’ dismantling of the Minnesota Twins during a raucous clubhouse celebration Monday, Torres recalled what had helped him propel his team to the American League Championship Series: All of those ground balls and all of those swings on a minor league field, five days a week beginning in early December, two months before spring training began. The sessions usually included Marcus Thames, the Yankees’ hitting coach who flipped countless balls for Torres to hit; Mendoza, who hit Torres ground balls and threw him batting practice; and a few trainers and strength and conditioning coaches who made sure Torres did not work himself into the ground. “This has been a year’s work,” Mendoza said, standing in the visitor’s clubhouse at Target Field after Monday’s game, while Torres celebrated nearby. “He experienced the playoffs last year and he was left with a sour taste. He showed up to the complex and he was hungry.” As players have gotten increasingly better at younger ages with improved development programs around baseball — and teams have leaned more and more on that cheaper, more sprightly talent — Torres has been one of the best. He is already a twotime All-Star. The only other Yankees to make multiple All-Star teams before turning 23? Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.


New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) doubles during game three of the 2019 ALDS playoff baseball series at Target Field.

Torres’ improvements as a hitter showed against the Twins. He went a team-best 5 for 12 with four runs batted in and he struck out just twice — an aspect of his game he specifically targeted this year. “If the pitchers don’t throw me anything close, I’m just waiting, and I know guys behind me can do the job,” he said of his patience at the plate. He was calm in big situations during the regular season — he was the Yankees’ best hitter with runners in scoring position — and, again, against the Twins. On Monday, he smacked a home run and two doubles, connecting on pitches he had missed in earlier at-bats. “He’s smart and he’s confident — and that’s a really good combination when you’re talented,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said over the weekend. “He’s shown an ability to make adjustments, to understand what teams and pitchers are doing to him.” Torres’ defensive work also showed in the ALDS. On Monday, he saved a run with a stellar sliding stop-and-throw

Clippers (10-3 overall) can secure at least a co-championship in the CHVL with a win on the road at Rensselaer on Friday. New Lebanon finishes CHVL play on Friday at home against Heatly.

from right field in the fifth inning of a two-run game. His all-around performance earned him the team’s playerof-the-game belt. “I’ve never seen anything like Gleyber, especially at his age, 22. To be doing what he’s doing in the big leagues is something that’s unheard of,” Yankees’ star outfielder Aaron Judge said recently. “When I was 22, I was playing in A-ball in Charleston, South Carolina — not nearly on as big a stage and facing the best arms in the biggest situations in the world.” Although Torres, who was born in Venezuela, dealt with some minor injuries during the regular season, he was the only player from the opening day lineup to avoid the injured list — a notable accomplishment given the Yankees’ injury-marred season. Only infielder D.J. LeMahieu, another All-Star, appeared in more games: 145, one more than Torres. Torres did lead the Yankees in one big category: home runs, with 38 — the most among major league middle infielders.

“He does it with a smile,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who traded for Torres in 2016, said after Monday’s victory. “You see the personality playing out while he’s consistently having success. It’s a talent that very few possess.” With Monday’s showing, Torres became the secondyoungest player ever to collect three extra-base hits in a postseason game. Only Houston’s Carlos Correa, who was 21 when he hit a double and two homers during Game 4 of the 2015 ALDS, did so at a younger age. Despite the fixation on his youth, Torres said that when he was born didn’t matter. “It’s not about my age,” he said, adding later, “I’m focused on doing my job and helping my team in any situation.” During Monday’s postgame celebration, Torres did admit that he felt a tad younger than 22. After all, he is seven years younger than the average age of the Yankees’ 40-man roster. In fact, Judge, 27, the face of this Yankees team, has already declared Torres as the future of the franchise. Torres certainly carries himself in the Yankees’ mold: He doesn’t ruffle any feathers and behaves professionally. And when Boone has urged Torres to improve at the margins of his game, such as refining his footwork on defense or sharpen his focus during a game, Torres has taken the challenge to heart. “The concentration from pitch to pitch, not just on defense but on offense, Gleyber Torres won every pitch in this series,” Mendoza said. All those days on the back fields in Tampa had indeed paid off.


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COPAKE FIRE DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING ON 2020 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Copake Fire District of the Town of Copake, County of Columbia, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Copake Fire District, for its consideration. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Copake Fire Station, 390 County Route 7A (Center Hill Road), Copake, New York 12516, on the 15th day of October, 2019. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard, either oral or written, in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same. That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Copake at 230 Mountain View Road, Copake, New York and the Fire District Secretary at 390 County Route 7A, Copake, New York where it may be inspected by any interested person during Fire District office hours, Tuesday’s, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dated: October 3, 2019

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF COLUMBIA JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff AGAINST John Drago; Michelle Drago; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated August 8, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Columbia County Courthouse, Hudson, New York on October 28, 2019 at 10:00AM, premises known as 145 Church Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Gallatin, County of Columbia, State of NY, Section 210. Block 2 Lot 53.120. Approximate amount of judgment $311,112.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13425-18. Theodore Guterman II, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: September 11, 2019 For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832

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PUBLIC NOTICE Stuyvesant Fire District No. 1 Board of Commissioners The Commissioners of the Stuyvesant Fire District No. 1 will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of taking public comment on the Preliminary 2020 Budget. All interested parties who reside within the District are invited to comment. The Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Stuyvesant Fire House. The Fire House is located at 194 County Route 26A, Stuyvesant, NY 12173. Melissa A Naegeli Secretary to the Board

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is TIGER LILY FARM, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on September 30, 2019. THIRD: The County within the State of New York in which the office of the Company is located is Columbia. FOURTH: The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 20 West 72nd Street, #1401, New York, NY 10023. FIFTH: The Company is organized for all lawful purposes, and to do any and all things necessary, convenient, or incidental to that purpose. Dated: September 30, 2019 FREEMAN HOWARD, P.C. 441 East Allen Street P.O. Box 1328 Hudson, New York 12534 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is TIGER LILY HOLDINGS, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on September 30, 2019. THIRD: The County within the State of New York in which the office of the Company is located is Columbia. FOURTH: The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 20 West 72nd Street, #1401, New York, NY 10023. FIFTH: The Company is organized for all lawful purposes, and to do any and all things necessary, convenient, or incidental to that purpose. Dated: September 30, 2019 FREEMAN HOWARD, P.C. 441 East Allen Street P.O. Box 1328 Hudson, New York 12534 LEGAL NOTICE The refunding bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on the 3rd day of October, 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 Cairo-Durham Central School District 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 such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. District Clerk REFUNDING BOND RESOLUTION OF THE CAIRO-DURHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING OF ALL OR A PORTION OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING SERIAL BONDS, STATING THE PLAN OF REFUNDING, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $3,710,000 REFUNDING BONDS AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN C O N N E C T I O N THEREWITH. The class of objects or purposes to be financed: refunding all or a portion of the outstanding principal balance of the $7,268,657 aggregate principal amount of School District (Serial) Bonds, 2011, such bonds being dated December 27, 2011 and maturing in annual installments in each of the years 2012 to 2027, both inclusive (the “Refunded Bonds”). The Refunded Bonds were issued to finance the costs of (a) the construction of new classrooms, reconstruction of various School District buildings, including site work and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such reconstructed buildings are to be used, and (b) renovation and reconstruction of various School buildings, including site work thereat, and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus and costs incidental to same. The Project has a period of probable usefulness (“PPU”) of thirty (30) years. Maximum amount of obligations to be issued: $3,710,000 Complete copies of the Resolution summarized herewith shall be available for public

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: 422 Warren Street LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on OCTOBER 4, 2019. Office location: COLUMBIA County SSNY has been designated as agent of 422 Warren Street LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Thomas Halbach, 1442A Walnut Street, #244 Berkeley, CA 94709. For any lawful purpose.




NOTICE The next meeting of the Columbia County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council (LEICC) will be held October 16, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm, at the Human Services Building, (1st floor board room) located at 325 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY. This meeting is open to the public. All persons wishing to Real Estate learn about services for children with a disability or developmental delay are enLots & Acreage couraged to attend. 255 For more information call Jan Nieto at 828- Farm Land Liquidation New York Vermont Border 16 4278 ext. 1340. acre to 62 acre parcels Notice of Formation of starting at $49,900 open Limited Liability Comand wooded, abundant pany (LLC). Name: The Town of Coxsack- wildlife, financing available 40-42 Van Buren, LLC ie Zoning Board of Ap- (802) 447-0779 - Articles of Organiza- peals has scheduled a tion filed with Secre- meeting for October 29 WARREN COUNTY TAX tary of State of New at 7:00 pm to hear the FORECLOSED REAL ESYork (SSNY) on Sep- application of Andrew TATE AUCTION! Saturday, tember 16, 2019. Of- and Victoria Marrone October 19, 2019. 30+ Parfice location: Greene appealing the Town cels! Registration: 9AM; County. SSNY Desig- Code Enforcement Start: 10AM Location: Warnated as agent of LLC Officer’s determination ren County Courthouse; upon whom process regarding certain prop- 1340 State Route 9, Lake NY Visit: www.aucagainst it may be erty uses at 10680 George, Call: served. SSNY shall Route 9W, Coxsackie, 800-536-1400 mail a copy of process NY, tax parcels 87.00to: The LLC, 2792 4-19 and 87.00-4-2. County Route 51, Han- The meeting will take nacroix, New York place at Town Hall, 56 Rentals 12087. Purpose: any Bailey Street, Coxlawful purpose. sackie, NY.



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s a good year to be a mid-tier ACC basketball team. After unprecedented player turnover — there are only two returning all-ACC players, both off the third team — this may be not only the most wide-open basketball season in years, but a rare down year for the ACC. Zion Williamson is gone, the stars of Virginia’s national championship team are gone, North Carolina is starting over with another freshman point guard and Duke is starting over with another freshman class. Meanwhile, Big East exiles Louisville and Notre Dame may have the best returning veteran talent in the league.

Throw in the bump from 18 to 20 conference games, which will dilute the standings-skewing effects of the unbalanced schedule, and the ACC is looking at NFL-style parity, with little differentiation between the teams at the top and a huge messy middle. “It’s just caught up to everybody, especially with kids now being able to test the (draft) waters,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We’re just going to see more newness throughout the league, especially a league of our stature. These kids get prepared for the pros by being in the best conference. It makes it like wide open, I think, for the league this year.” Krzyzewski said he thought the ACC had five teams that could win a national title a year ago, and one of those

five actually did win it, giving the ACC its third championship in five years. It’s a little different this fall. After the offseason exodus, it was hard to pick out a favorite at Tuesday’s media extravaganza. Of the 11 non-seniors on the all-ACC teams, only Louisville’s Jordan Nwora and Notre Dame’s John Mooney are back. Eight jumped early to the NBA, and another transferred. Even in this revolving-door era of college basketball, that’s a staggering talent drain. “It does give you some hope, when you finish where we finish, when the first and second team are all gone,” said Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, whose injury-riddled team won three ACC games last year. “I looked at that a lot this summer, trying to keep me

from jumping off a bridge in South Bend. You see all those guys are gone, maybe our window’s opening.” It’s funny how the conference had to wait until its football programs were good enough to justify its own network — or maybe just Clemson — but now that the ACC Network is here, and ready to go crazy with basketball, it might be a year late. The network missed out on both Zion and Virginia’s redemption song. Nothing begins to approach either of those story lines in the league this season. Instead, Georgia Tech just got whacked with a postseason ban by the NCAA — the third time in seven years the 15-team ACC tournament will have 14 teams — N.C. State is laboring under its own NCAA allegations and

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Woman’s attitude darkens following brother’s suicide Dear Abby, I have a friend on social media whose brother died by suicide several months ago. She was the one who found him. They were close, and I think he was her last immediate family member. She has posted openly about how horrible DEAR ABBY this experience has been and how sad she feels. More recently, however, her posts have become increasingly bleak. She shares that she’s having trouble sleeping and she is so sad and feels completely alone because she has no more family. She gets supportive comments from her Facebook “friends,” but continues to sound hopeless. She has started posting that she’s going to get off FB because all she can talk about is her brother and she knows everyone is sick of hearing about it. She writes that she does not think she will be here much longer. I know that someone who hints at suicide should not be dismissed, especially given her experience with her brother’s suicide. We went to school decades ago but were not close friends. I don’t know her personally very well, and we live several hours apart. How can I help her if she really is thinking about suicide? It seems critical to me, but I don’t know what I should do or how fast to act. Caring In Virginia


Contact your friend through messaging on Facebook, tell her you are concerned about her, and ask to talk with her. You are right to be concerned. Urge her to join a grief support group or talk with a mental health professional

about her loss and feelings of depression and isolation. Give her the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255. If she calls the hotline, she may be able to get a referral there. You are being a good friend. Let’s hope she takes our advice. Dear Abby, I am a successful career woman in my 50s. My husband is in his 40s. We decided several years ago that he could stop working, as my income is enough for both of us. He runs our household and is invaluable to me, not only as manager of our household, but also because he looks after the affairs of both our aging parents. Our kids are grown, so there’s no need for child care. When we go to social functions, invariably he gets asked, “So, what do you do?” When we say he’s retired, people look at him suspiciously. I suspect they think he’s taking advantage of me, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no way I could be as successful in my career without his support. What would be a good response? I think it hurts his feelings, but he keeps it quiet. Good Thing Going Out West

Infectious mononucleoTO YOUR sis symptoms can be caused GOOD HEALTH by several viruses and one parasite (toxoplasmosis), but classically, it is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, of the herpes family. Its symptoms can be quite varied, and although for most people it is a self-limited illness, symptoms can be severe and long-lasting in some people, while others will have no apparent symptoms. The cardinal symptoms (the major symptoms leading to recognition of the disease) in mononucleosis are fever; fatigue; a sore, inflamed throat; and enlarged lymph nodes. It is mostly shed by saliva, and infected people are often contagious for six months. Some people shed the virus after a natural infection for decades. The fatigue is difficult to overstate. In some people, it can be profound, preventing exercise and studying abilities for a few weeks, up to six months. The sore throat and drainage can look like strep throat, and many people are mistakenly given amoxicillin or other antibiotics. This is a problem, because rash is common and not



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due to allergy to the antibiotic. The spleen can get very enlarged, as can other lymph organs, especially the lymph nodes in the throat, which occasionally can swell enough to threaten the airway. Fortunately, a rupture of the spleen and acute airway closure are rare complications. Neurologic complications can include Guillain-Barre syndrome and damage to individual nerves. Hepatitis is more common than most people realize, but it rarely causes serious problems. A host of other complications are possible but extremely rare. Senior citizens are not likely to be at high risk: 90-95% of adults have evidence of immunity in the blood. Young infants and toddlers usually have very mild disease, sometimes unnoticed clinically. Immunocompromised people, like people with cancer or HIV, are at high risk from this disease. Treatment usually is neither given nor effective for mononucleosis. There are a few exceptions: Airway obstruction and severe liver disease are treated with high-dose steroids. This is not used for most cases, as there are concerns about immunity and the possibility of worsening the risk of EBV-related malignancy, especially head and neck carcinomas.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Indulge in flights of fancy today, but realize that you’ll be letting something else go if you give preference to such things. Balance is key. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Others will recognize that you are the perfect person for a certain job, but you will still have your reservations. Start slowly, if necessary.


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Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you may not always attract the most attention, but your ability to get things done behind the scenes is perhaps second to none. Indeed, you enjoy all manner of background work, and you may at times find yourself embroiled in situations that are less than savory, and perhaps even underhanded or illicit. For the most part, however, you do try to keep things aboveboard. You are rarely one to talk when listening will suffice, and in this way you are able to learn a great deal — especially in those situations which may, ultimately, lead to conflict. While you will eschew conflict whenever possible, you’re more than willing to fight when you find yourself at the center of the storm. You don’t like to make decisions without weighing all the pros and cons. Also born on this date are: Mario Lopez, TV host; Brett Favre, football player; Dale Earnhardt Jr., race car driver; David Lee Roth, singer; Ben Vereen, actor, singer, dancer; Troy Tulowitzki, baseball player; Thelonious Monk, musician. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

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Congratulations on having a partnership that is working so well. People often ask this question as a way of starting a conversation with someone they don’t know. Your husband might answer it by saying, “I’m retired now, but I used to work in ——. What do YOU do?”

Symptoms of Mono can vary person to person Our 18-year-old has been exposed to mono. Can you provide some information about this disease, including symptoms, treatment, complications and dangers of exposure to other family members, including toddlers and senior citizens?

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Baby Blues SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Just when you are wondering how you’re going to make it through a tough time, the solution is likely to present itself today. Rejoice! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A lack of confidence may simply be a dissatisfaction with the status quo. Try something new; you’ll realize you’re perfectly capable. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You receive something of a shock today, but recovery can be quick if you share your troubles with those around you. Don’t isolate yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — It’s a good day to clear the air. A long-standing conflict can quite possibly be resolved permanently; you must be willing to compromise. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You may find yourself in a serious disagreement with those who are usually on the same page with you. Have you changed, or have they? TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You mustn’t let a trivial issue come between you and a friend. He or she is waiting for you to establish some new ground rules, perhaps. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You can’t expect to cross the finish line today, but you can surely have it within sight by day’s end. Pacing yourself results in a victory. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You needn’t do as much today as you did yesterday or the day before. Prioritize and you can provide yourself with muchneeded rest. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You don’t have to do everything in a traditional manner today. Try breaking barriers, and you’ll increase your own level of enjoyment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ll have an idea today that may be very easy to promote. Whether or not you realize it, the world is ready for what you have to offer. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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


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

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

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

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THE (Answers tomorrow) Yesterday’s

Jumbles: FLUID USHER DIVINE BURLAP Answer: It was cold outside, so the firewood salesman — BUNDLED UP

Solution to Wednesday’s puzzle

10/10/19 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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(e.g., What kind of animal is Horton in “Horton Hears a Who!”? Answer: Elephant.) Freshman level 1. What animal asks the title question “Are You My Mother?” 2. This elephant is appointed king of the elephant kingdom. 3. Though born to human parents, he “looked very much like a rat/ mouse in every way.” Graduate level 4. The Man with the Yellow Hat is his best friend. 5. The story of three pets as they travel 300 miles through the Canadian wilderness. 6. This story is about five brothers, each of whom possesses a special talent. PH.D. level 7. This character first appeared in the 1924 book “When We Were Very Young.” 8. She is an optimistic orphan with a positive attitude. 9. This book is subtitled “The Great Dog Robbery.”

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Bird (baby). 2. Babar. 3. Stuart Little. 4. Curious George. 5. “The Incredible Journey.” 6. “The Five Chinese Brothers.” 7. Winnie-the-Pooh. 8. Pollyanna (Whittier). 9. “The Hundred and One Dalmatians.” 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



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Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 Creative notion 5 Simplest game with a ball 10 Male animal 14 Send a quick note to 15 Luau greeting 16 __ avail; uselessly 17 __ up; quit talking 18 Alikeness 20 “__ Anybody Seen My Gal?” 21 Pleasant 22 Good wood for rafts 23 T-Mobile store purchase 25 __ alai 26 Artificial; false 28 Outdoor meal 31 Is a breadwinner 32 Blackboard writer’s “pen” 34 Apple computer 36 Bench board 37 “Seek and ye __ find” 38 Lively 39 Tit for __ 40 Knife part 41 Metal threads 42 Road construction sign 44 Most recent 45 Two months ago: abbr. 46 Realtor’s delights 47 __ off; disregard 50 Stare openmouthed 51 Cry 54 Friendly 57 Headfirst plunge 58 Part of the foot 59 Still breathing 60 __ the moon; elated 61 Farm animal 62 __ from; talk out of 63 Portable shelter DOWN 1 Reason to use Cortaid 2 Fashion designer Oscar __ Renta 3 Irritate greatly

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4 Money source, for short 5 Vegas attraction 6 Wonderland visitor 7 “It’s all Greek __!” 8 Actor McBride 9 Actor Linden 10 Overexert 11 Work hard 12 Household pests 13 Spanish romantic artist 19 Taken __; surprised 21 Gives a silent assent 24 Actress Helen 25 Hill climber of nursery rhyme 26 Nuisance 27 Dinner course 28 Like pastel shades 29 Remarkable; notable 30 Is concerned 32 Blacken 33 3rd word in “Old MacDonald” 35 Abnormal sac


Wednesday’s Puzzle Solved

Non Sequitur

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37 Punch 38 Word attached to web or camp 40 Tree limb 41 Go on foot 43 Instructed 44 Attorney 46 Ointment 47 Obstacle 48 Sandwich type


49 Costa __ 50 “True __”; John Wayne film 52 Jenn-Air appliance 53 Ernie’s buddy 55 Rotten 56 Spanish shout 57 On the __; punctual


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