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HUDSON – Thirteen projects selected to foster economic development in Hudson’s downtown were announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Wednesday. Several public improvement projects were approved, such as American with Disabilities access at Promenade Hill Park and transforming the Furgary Fishing Village into a city park. The projects to be funded

and listed on the governor’s website are: n Implement Complete Streets Improvements ($3,982,550) n Renovate Promenade Hill Park and Provide Americans with Disabilities Access ($1,100,000) n Improve the Safety and Aesthetics of Cross Street and the Second Street Stairs ($250,000) n Establish the North Bay ReGeneration Project for Environmental Education

($400,000) n Establish a Community Food Hub to Support Small Startup Businesses ($700,000) n Stabilize the Dunn Warehouse for Future Reuse ($1 million) n Winterize Basilica Hudson and Create a Highvisibility Public Greenspace ($250,000) n Redevelop the Kaz Site as Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development ($487,160) See PROJECTS A2


Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces that Hudson as a recipient of a state redevelopment grant totaling $10 million in August at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St.

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A man carrying an American flag upside down walks outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. President Trump has decided on his nominee to the Supreme Court after spending Monday morning working the phones primarily seeking input about two judges who were said to be the finalists, Brett Kavanaugh and Thomas Hardiman, people familiar with the discussions said.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on her colleagues to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh as his nominee at the White House on Monday. Kavanaugh, 53, has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, writing more than 300 opinions, including 11 that have been affirmed by the Supreme Court, according to the announcement from the White House. Before becoming a judge, he served in President George W. Bush’s administration, first as an associate counsel and then senior associate counsel and subsequently as assistant to the president and staff secretary. Kavanaugh clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and for judges on the 3rd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Kavanaugh also served as a counsel for the office of independent counsel under Ken Starr and as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. Jim McGowan, of Windham, called the nomination of Kavanaugh fine and dandy. “I expect equality for everybody, even the bad people, from a Supreme


Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, with his family and Trump at his announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

Court justice,” McGowan said. “He sounds like a good pick. He worked as a clerk for the guy he is replacing so he knows the job.” Larry and Marsha Booker, of Vermont, called Kavanaugh too conservative, fearing he will upset the balance in the court. “I always thought justice was supposed to be blind and that judges were not supposed to take sides,” Marsha said. “Everything now is based on liberal or conservative.” Judge Merrick Garland, 64, who is the chief U.S. circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, would be a better choice, Larry said. Kennedy, who held the swing vote in many closely divided cases on issues such as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights and the death See COURT A2


U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., walking down Main Street in Catskill. Gillibrand called on her Senate colleagues to oppose the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

STOCKPORT — About 150 bags of heroin were seized in a drug bust that netted four arrests Tuesday, CONTRIBUTED PHOTO the Columbia Thomas County Sheriff’s Confer Jr. Office said. Thomas Confer Jr., 35, and Meagan Svida, 33, both of Stockport, were charged after a two-month police investigaCONTRIBUTED PHOTO tion, according Meagan Svida to a statement from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Confer was charged with thirddegree criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, a class B felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, according to the sheriff’s office. Svida was charged with fifthdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, according to the sheriff’s office. Two men who were on the property at the time of the bust were arrested on separate charges, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Wayne Lopez said. Charley Cintron, 39, also of Stockport, was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Family Court warrant, according to the sheriff’s office. Roger Delease Jr., 39, of Ancram, was arrested and charged with first-degree loitering, a class B See RAID A2

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misdemeanor, according to the sheriff’s office. The heroin had a street value of $2,300. Two grams of crack cocaine were also seized at the home, Lopez said. The investigation began after the sheriff’s office received several complaints from residents nearby about alleged illegal activity at a house at 2870 Atlantic Ave., the address of

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n Provide Workforce Development Infrastructure at River House ($250,000) n Repurpose Historic Furgary Fishing Village as a City Park: ($150,290) n Construct Mixed-Use and Mixed-Income Housing on State Street ($800,000) n Provide Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Business Support ($100,000) n Fit out Commercial Kitchen and Retail Space to Provide Workforce Training ($230,000) The projects will have a huge impact on the small city, Hudson Development Corporation Executive Director Sheena Salvino said. “I think a lot of projects that have been in the works for years are now being funded,” Salvino said. “Promenade Hill Park has been supported by many for years and now we can finally realize that. The

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penalty, is retiring. Replacing him with a committed conservative, who could potentially serve for decades, will fundamentally alter the balance of the court. “I think [Trump] made the right decision,” said Mark Libruk, of Hudson. “Let [Kavanaugh] do what he can do. No matter who he picked, someone has to do the job.” Gillibrand called on her colleagues in the Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s appointment during a teleconference Tuesday, saying that he is not

renovation of Furgary Fishing Village for increased riverfront access is exciting.” With additional sidewalks and pedestrian walkways downtown, more bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to move through downtown more safely and efficiently, Salvino said. Hudson received $10 million in state funding in August as part of $100 million doled out by the state to revamp downtown neighborhoods as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. A group of community members worked several months to translate those funds into worthwhile development projects supported by the community. The area under consideration for development is known as the Bridge District, which extends east and west from the Hudson River to Second Street and north and south from Dock Street to protected wetlands. “The City of Hudson is proud and grateful to benefit from these important investments, which will create

opportunities and foster further smart growth for our community,” Mayor Rick Rector said. “Thanks to Gov. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the City of Hudson is even better positioned for a bright future and we look forward to seeing these projects come to life.” But the work is just beginning, officials said. “The governor has selected true transformational projects from the list recommended by Hudson’s DRI Committee,” said F. Michael Tucker, president and CEO of Columbia Economic Development Corporation. “These strategic public-private investments represent a broad focus with each individual project contributing to the governor’s intended goal of revitalizing downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities. “Columbia Economic Development looks forward to continuing to work with the city and Hudson Development Corporation in implementing Hudson’s successful DRI Plan,” Tucker said.

The Local Planning Committee — 23 individuals tasked with recommending projects for $10 million in state funding for downtown development – helped select the projects for funding. The committee narrowed down the list to 22 projects valued at $56,066,938, with $14,377,610 requested in state funds, according to the most recent list of projects posted to The final list was submitted by the deadline of March 30. Some projects not selected included citywide WiFi and the establishment of a $500,000 homeowner improvement grant. The next step will be to have project winners draw up contracts that must be accepted before contractors are hired or requests for proposals are submitted, Salvino said. The project developers will receive funding as reimbursement for work completed, Salvino said. For more information on each of the projects, visit

three of the four suspects, according to the sheriff’s office “This investigation was a huge success largely due to the cooperation of all the agencies involved,” Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett said in a statement. “As always, we continue to aggressively target anyone spreading this poison throughout our community.” All four suspects were arraigned in Claverack Town Court and sent to Columbia County Jail on bail. Svida was held on $5,000 bail. Confer was held on $20,000 bail. Cintron was held on $35,500 bail.

Delease was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Stockport Town Court. State police, state Parole Board and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office spearheaded the investigation. Around 500 people in Columbia County were admitted to state Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Servicescertified chemical treatment programs from January 2016 to September 2017 for heroin use, according to state Department of Health’s website. Data from September to December

2017 and January to July 2018 have not been released. Emergency Medical Services in Columbia County administered the heroin and opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone 63 times in 2016. Law enforcement administered the drug 10 times in 2016 and 12 times in 2017, according to state health department’s website. Anyone with information about suspected illegal activity can contact 518-822-8477. Calls are confidential, police said.

the right choice for the country. Gillibrand argued many of the same points of concern that have existed since Trump announced he had a list of 25 judges he planned to choose from weeks leading into his ultimate choice: that Kavanaugh will be the final nail in the coffin for the Affordable Care Act, will block attempts for campaign finance reform and will overturn Roe v. Wade. “Trump was clear what the list of 25 meant for him,” Gillibrand said. “I’m sure there are plenty of people who would be acceptable to both parties.” When asked what the odds are of the Democrats, who are the minority conference in the

Senate, blocking Kavanaugh’s appointment, Gillibrand said anything is possible. “It really depends on the American people,” Gillibrand said. “If they call out against the nomination, anything could happen.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., headed up the Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination the night of the announcement. “Judge Kavanaugh’s long track record of partisan politics comes with a long paper trail,” Schumer tweeted Monday night. “The Senate must be able to access and adequately review all docs, emails and paperwork associated with

Kavanaugh before the process moves forward.” With the dissenting opinion, U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, released a statement Monday night supporting Kavanaugh’s nomination. “President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent choice,” according to Faso’s statement. “Judge Kavanaugh has compiled an outstanding record on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He has a long record of decisions being upheld by the Supreme Court and is someone who understands that the role of a judge is to interpret our constitution and laws, and not to make law from the bench.”

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A media agency working with Papa John’s International Inc. decided to cut ties after the pizza maker’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call, according to Forbes. Papa John’s and the agency, Laundry Service, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Laundry Service, owned by sports agency owner Casey Wasserman, told staff in a May 31 letter that it would be ending its work with an unnamed client due to “the regrettable recent events that several employees of Laundry Service witnessed during interactions with a client’s executive,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by Bloomberg News. The agency didn’t name either the client or the executive

in the letter. Following the incident, Laundry Service said it held a call with the client’s chief executive officer to discuss winding down the media agency’s work with the company. “We also instructed the client that during this transition, the executive who made the offensive remarks must not communicate directly with any Laundry Service employee,” according to the letter. “We are proud to share an understanding with you that racism, and other forms of discrimination, will not be tolerated.” Forbes reported that the call was arranged between Papa John’s executives and Laundry Service as a role-playing exercise for Schnatter to prevent future public-relations missteps. Schnatter stepped down as Papa John’s CEO in January. The decision followed a November controversy when he said that players’ national-anthem protests were

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Friday, July 13 n Claverack Senior Citizens 1 p.m. Town Court Building, Route 217, Mellenville 518-672-7911 n Hudson Historic Preservation Commission 10 a.m. City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson, 518-828-1030

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Claverack to take over historic Shaw Bridge By Richard Moody Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — Columbia County may consider transferring ownership of a rare historic bridge in Claverack to the town so that it can be restored for pedestrian traffic. The Columbia County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider a resolution at its full board meeting Wednesday allowing the county to transfer the Shaw Bridge, named after William Shaw, who owned an adjacent farm in 1987, that carried Van Wyck Lane over Claverack Creek, to the town of Claverack so the town can use a $400,000 state grant to restore the historic bridge. The Shaw Bridge is one of the last remaining eight Whipple Bowstring Truss Bridges and was one of the first bridge designs in the world that utilized scientific principles. The bridge was designed by Squire Whipple and constructed by John D. Hutchinson in 1870. It is the only span to remain in its original location and the only bridge in the U.S. to have a double span. “This bridge is very significant to the town,” said Town of Claverack Historian Jeane LaPorta. “These types of bridges were subjects of study for future bridge types.” The bridge was part of a private road that entered Shaw’s farm, who relocated to the area from downstate, LaPorta said. Later it was used by other farmers in the area, LaPorta said. “I remember going over the bridge with my father when I was a kid,” LaPorta said. “He was a farmer and he would cross it on the way to the mill. I used to hide under the dashboard because the sound it made when we crossed scared me.” In 1931 what are today Routes 23 and 9H were constructed and diverted traffic away from the bridge. The bridge remained in use with a load limit of two tons through at least 1988. The Shaw Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


The Columbia County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider transferring ownership of the historic Shaw Bridge in the Town of Claverack to help the town restore it. The board of supervisors is also scheduled to consider awarding a $491,975 construction contract to Wainschaf Associates of Rensselaer to rehabilitate the 10-bay T-Hangar at the Columbia County Airport.

The bridge is owned by the county but was maintained by the town of Claverack, and due to deterioration of the deck, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic and pedestrians. The town is looking to restore the bridge enough for pedestrian traffic to cross. The town received a matching grant, but the town could not use the money for the purposes of restoration because it did not own the bridge, Claverack Town Supervisor Clifford “Kippy” Weigelt said. The county plans to transfer ownership of the bridge to the town and help distribute the grant money to restore the bridge. The bridge needs a new deck, sandblasting and painting, Weigelt said, all of which will be covered by the grant. The town also needs

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Just like starting over Greene County lawmakers appear to be slowly understanding that it will be more helpful to be part of the proposed jail solution than to be part of the problem. We hope it’s not too late. The Legislature indeed, for what seems like the umpteenth time, tabled a vote Monday to authorize borrowing $39 million to build a new jail. But this time, after an emotional debate on both sides of this contentious issue, the Legislature seemed to realize there are too many unanswered questions about the proposed jail’s size and final cost, the legality (or wisdom) of sharing a jail with

Columbia County, operational costs that have not been recognized and Alternative-to-Incarceration services to plunge Greene County into a generation of debt. To his credit, Public Safety Committee Chairman William B. Lawrence, R-Cairo, who has become a lightning rod for the jail issue, decided to postpone another vote until his committee meets again in September. Besides using the 60day hiatus as a coolingoff period, lawmakers plan to do what they should have done from the start: publicly release a list of frequently asked questions about the jail and a jail operation budget estimate, and re-ex-

amine the proposed jail size with the state Commission of Corrections. The list of questions will included details of the bond and how borrowing will affect property taxes. Two things we can say with certainty. First, the Legislature has awakened to see the longstanding need for open debate on the county’s incarceration policy. And second, lawmakers have not been doing their homework. A prospective tax increase of $29 per $100,000 of assessed valuation over 30 years is unacceptable in a county already bending under a heavy load of taxes. More research and more public discussion. It’s about time.


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It was, as a judge dryly noted last week, “no great judicial leap” for him to order that federal immigration officials grant asylum seekers the minimum guarantees provided by the government’s own rules - namely, a case-by-case review of their suitability for release while their cases are adjudicated. Yet in requiring the Department of Homeland Security to abide by long-standing procedures, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg tore up the Trump administration’s nativist playbook, which relies on making life so miserable for immigrants, legal and illegal, that they’ll be deterred from coming to the United States in the first place. In the case of asylum seekers overseen by five major field offices of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement - Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Newark and Philadelphia - the administration’s approach amounted to tossing asylum seekers in jail and throwing away the key. So much for decades of U.S. respect for international and national laws protecting migrants fleeing violence and persecution at home. Those ICE field offices, which together handle roughly a quarter of all asylum seekers’ cases, detained about 1,000 of them during the Trump administration’s first eight months, in 2017. Ninety-six percent of those who sought release while their cases were under review were refused and left for months behind bars. Keep in mind: In most cases, these are people who have been convicted of no crimes. Under a 2009 directive that remains in effect, ICE detained relatively few asylum seekers in recent years - in 2013, for instance, just 10 percent or so. Those who

were detained were judged a danger or a flight risk, sometimes because of doubts about their identity. Absent those factors, the government’s own rule was - and remains - that “continued detention is not in the public interest.” In defending itself against a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Justice Department presented no statistics to contradict those presented in court showing that detention has become a reflexive and nearly uniform policy in the five ICE field offices in question. Nor could the government substantiate its contention that cases were reviewed on anything resembling a bona fide individual basis, as required by ICE’s own policy. Risibly, one ICE official, Diane Witte, deputy director of the agency’s El Paso field office, said that one particular asylum seeker had been denied release on grounds that she was “a recent entrant and thus presented a flight risk.” As the judge noted, nearly all asylum seekers are recent entrants. The Trump administration may imagine that it can sustain a policy based on the proposition that the United States may deter migrants by presenting them with prospects even crueler and less humane than the ones they fled in their home countries. Yet given the force of America’s tradition, law and sense of justice, that’s not a likely winning strategy. In a country of immigrants, the specter of a war on immigrants amounts to a crusade against this nation’s deeply ingrained values. The Trump administration’s effort to deter asylum seekers by means of blanket detention was one front in that war; it appears unlikely to prevail.

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Is Trump correct that Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional? WASHINGTON — The president, who might not be fully acquainted with the pertinent Supreme Court case law, says the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel was unconstitutional. The president’s opinion, because it is his, is prima facie evidence for the opposite conclusion. It is, however, not sufficient evidence. Consider the debate between two serious people who have immersed themselves in the history of the Appointments Clause, which says: “[The president] shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.” The debate turns on the distinction the Supreme Court has drawn between “inferior” and “principal” officers. If Mueller is among the latter, his appointment was invalid because he was neither nominated by the president — he was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — nor confirmed by the Senate. Steven G. Calabresi, professor at Northwestern University Law School and co-founder of the Federalist Society, argues as follows: By “long-standing practice,” Congress and the executive branch give principal-officer status to all “important and powerful” officials, even those who have a boss who can fire them. In 1976, the Supreme Court invalidated the law that created the Federal Election Commission to be composed of two members nominated by the president, two by the speaker of the House and two by the president pro tempore of the



WILL Senate. The court held that all six must be nominated by the president as principal officers. Mueller, says Calabresi, is much more important and powerful than an FEC member. Congress has stipulated that the 93 U.S. attorneys are principal officers, and Mueller has, Calabresi says, “acted and has behaved like,” and is “much more powerful than,” any U.S. attorney. Compare, for example, Mueller’s job relative to that of the U.S. attorney for Wyoming. Mueller has “nationwide jurisdiction” and powers (e.g., to indict foreign citizens and corporations “without clearance from [the Justice Department]”) that have had “a major effect on” U.S. foreign policy, powers that “in effect and in practice” are “akin to” those exercised by an assistant attorney general, a principal officer. Mueller has been “without any real supervision” by Rosenstein, “who has treated Mueller as if he was ‘independent.’” Furthermore, Calabresi says Mueller cannot be an inferior officer because “Congress has not, by law vested in the attorney general, the power to appoint special counsels to investigate wrongdoing” by high officials. The Appointments Clause creates a “default rule” that all U.S. officers are principal officers and it takes an “affirmative action” — a statute — to empower the attorney general to appoint a special counsel as an inferior officer, which Congress has not passed. The 1978 law that vested in a special court the power to appoint independent counsels expired in 1999.

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Writing in vigorous rebuttal, George Conway, a New York lawyer (whose wife Kellyanne works for the president who hopes Calabresi is correct), argues that Calabresi incorrectly asserts that Mueller must be a principal officer because he does not have a supervising and directing boss. Conway says: Rosenstein has testified to Congress that he is “exercising my oversight responsibilities” concerning Mueller, with whom he has “ongoing discussion,” who “consults with me” about his investigation, and who has “received my permission” regarding the scope of the investigation. So Mueller, like an inferior officer, has “a boss” by whom he is “directed and supervised,” and whose “orders” Mueller is “faithfully following.” No presidential power has been diminished because Mueller’s mission was defined by a regulation written within the supervising executive branch. And although U.S. attorneys are principal officers, vacancies in the 93 offices can be filled for 120 days by the attorney general without Senate involvement and then “indefinitely” by district courts. Calabresi replies: 100 senators would have conniptions were U.S. attorneys treated as inferior officers not requiring senatorial consent. Two intelligent lawyers disagree about this momentous matter, concerning which the Supreme Court’s nine justices might eventually be dispositive. If Mueller’s appointment is challenged, and the case gets to the court, and five justices reason as Calabresi does, Mueller’s subpoenas, indictments and other acts will be null and void. George Will’s email address is (c) 2018, Washington Post Writers Group

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Maggie Winfield Johnny Winfield of Hudson, NY, Melvin and his wife Juanita Winield of Albany, NY, daughters Maggie M. Winield of Hudson, NY and Alicia Winield of Naugatuck, Connecticut, stepdaughter Sheena White of North Troy NY. Twelve grandchildren and several great-grands. Numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am, at Bates & Anderson - Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visitation will precede the service starting at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Paul Thomas Brower, 83 Hagerstown, MO - Paul Thomas Brower, 83, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 12, 1935 in Kingston, NY to Scott Sherwood and Maude M. Brower of Haines Falls, NY. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Hunter-Tannersville Central School in Tannersville, NY. Immediately following graduation, he began his life-long trade of carpentry, starting as a carpenter’s apprentice with United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. In 1958, he was drafted by the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Corporal and serving in peacetime Germany until his honorable discharge in 1960. Aside

from a brief stint as a trooper with the New York State Police from 1962 to 1961, he was involved in carpentry, the building trades, and supervisory roles in the construction industry for his entire life until his retirement in 2008. Career opportunities brought him and his family from New York to Maryland in 1977, irst to Cumberland and, ultimately, to Hagerstown, where he has lived for the past 37 years. Carpentry and woodworking remained life-long hobbies. Paul was most frequently found working in his shop, crafting furniture and household items and he readily assisted friends and family with various construction projects, large and small. He was an avid

outdoorsman, hunter, and isherman, with spring turkey hunting becoming a passion in his later years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (3rd degree); a charter member of the Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Department (1954), Haines Falls, NY; a councilman for the Town of Hunter, NY; and a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown, MD. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura Brower (née Tamara), whom he married on June 19,1965; his sons, Scott Thomas Brower and Michael James Brower, both Of Hagerstown, MD; his brother, John “Jack” Edward Brower of Haines Falls, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins living in New York,

Florida, and the Carolinas. Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Sherwood Brower. The family will receive friends at Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street, Hunter, NY on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. On Saturday, July 14,2018 at 11:00 am, a funeral mass will be held at immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Haines Falls, NY, to be followed immediately by interment at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Elka Park, NY. In lieu of lowers, Paul asked that any gestures of sympathy/remembrance be made In the form of donations to either Hospice of Washington County, MD ( or The Salvation Army (

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On Sunday July 8th, 2018, Maggie Winield of Hudson NY peacefully joined our Creator after a brief illness. She was born in Dinwiddie, Virginia to the late Dixie Jones and Eddie Robinson on February 26, 1931. Maggie took her love of cooking for family and friends and turned it into a 37-year career at the Brookwood Facility in Columbia County, NY. Maggie was predeceased by her loving husband of 69 years, Edward Winield. She was also predeceased by her eldest son Edward Lee Winield and 15 siblings. Maggie is survived by her sister Rosalee Davis of Catskill, NY. Her four children; sons

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Pruitt’s shadow may linger over EPA as probes continue By Jeremy Dillon CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

WASHINGTON — Scandalplagued former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may no longer work at the agency, but at least some of the investigations into his alleged misdeeds will continue. From the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation that has uncovered damaging allegations of Pruitt’s misuse of staff, to numerous open EPA inspector general audits of his travel spending, Pruitt’s cloud over the EPA is likely to linger as conclusions from the multiple probes trickle out through the rest of 2018. House Oversight will continue its investigation, a committee spokesman confirmed Tuesday. And with the conservative credentials of Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the committee’s decision to carry on can expect backing from even the most ardent Pruitt supporters. “Gowdy is such a responsible person, and I would never try to second guess that he would make the wrong decision on that,” said GOP Sen. James M. Inhofe, a longtime supporter

of fellow Oklahoman Pruitt. “He knows the legal ramifications of what started it and why it should continue or not continue. ... There is no one I know of that is more responsible than Gowdy is, and if he makes that decision, then I back him 100 percent.” Pruitt’s actions prompted more than a dozen probes, audits or investigations by the Government Accountability Office as well as the EPA’s IG office. The former Oklahoma attorney general generated a stream of damaging headlines for alleged and documented ethical and judgmental missteps, including spending, travel practices, cozy relationships with industry and lobbyists, treatment of agency staff, and questionable business dealings in Oklahoma before he came to Washington. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet July 5 that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation and named Assistant Administrator Andrew Wheeler to replace him starting July 9. The amount of action requested by lawmakers resulted in a call for more appropriations by the EPA’s IG office as it became overwhelmed by the


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt participates in a meeting with state and local officials regarding the Trump infrastructure plan on February 12, 2018, at the White House in Washington, D.C.

volume of investigatory demands. In an email Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the IG said the office was still evaluating its options for a number of Pruittrelated audits. “We’ve been working with Inspector General Arthur Elkins to assess and evaluate relevant work in light of Mr. Pruitt’s resignation,” said Jennifer Kaplan,

adding that a decision would be made public “shortly.” Among some members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Senate panel with EPA oversight responsibilities, the expectation is that the IG will continue its work. “I expect that the (inspector general) would continue,” said

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming. Some of those probes are required by law to be completed, said Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, though which ones remained unclear. “In some cases where the only remedy is a personnel remedy, and the fact (Pruitt) is no longer personnel kind of obviates that,” Whitehouse said. “In other cases where there is either a policy point that needs to be clarified for the agency or where there is civil or criminal potential liability, then obviously they should continue. But I think that gets driven by governing law, not by anybody’s opinion.” The EPA IG could not confirm or deny whether it has investigations open on Pruitt, a separate category than audits. The investigations are “criminal investigations, which look for violations of the law. Special agents carry badges and guns,” according to the IG website. EPW Democrats, including Whitehouse and ranking member Thomas R. Carper of Delaware, were influential in launching several of the probes.

The group wrote more than 70 oversight letters on Pruitt’s behavior. After that much effort, they want some definitive conclusions, Carper told reporters. “There’s a number that should continue, particularly the ones that involve a lot of money expenditures and whether it was authorized, especially those, and the extraordinary precautions and expenditure of funds for his protection,” Carper said of the probes he would like to see completed. “It still blows my mind.” (c)2018 CQ-Roll Call, Inc., All Rights Reserved Visit CQ Roll Call at www.rollcall. com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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Swift gene-editing method may revolutionize treatments for cancer and infectious diseases By Gina Kolata The New York Times News Service

For the first time, scientists have found a way to efficiently and precisely remove genes from white blood cells of the immune system and to substitute beneficial replacements, all in far less time than it normally takes to edit genes. If the technique can be replicated in other labs, experts said, it may open up profound new possibilities for treating an array of diseases, including cancer, infections like HIV and autoimmune conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The new work, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, “is a major advance,” said Dr. John Wherry, director of the Institute of Immunology at Penn State, who was not involved in the study. But because the technique is so new, no patients have yet been treated with white blood cells engineered with it. “The proof will be when this technology is used to develop a new therapeutic product,” cautioned Dr. Marcela Maus, director of cellular immunotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital. That test may not be far away. The researchers have already used the method in the laboratory to alter the abnormal immune cells of children with a rare genetic condition. They plan to return the altered cells to the children in an effort to cure

them. Currently, scientists attempting to edit the genome often must rely on modified viruses to slice open DNA in a cell and to deliver new genes into the cell. The method is time-consuming and difficult, limiting its use. Despite the drawbacks, the virus method has had some success. Patients with a few rare blood cancers can be treated with engineered white blood cells — the immune system’s T-cells — that go directly to the tumors and kill them. This type of treatment with engineered white cells, called immunotherapy, has been limited because of the difficulty of making viruses to carry the genetic material and the time needed to create them. But researchers now say they have a found a way to use electrical fields, not viruses, to deliver both gene-editing tools and new genetic material into the cell. By speeding the process, in theory a treatment could be available to patients with almost any type of cancer. “What takes months or even a year may now take a couple weeks using this new technology,” said Fred Ramsdell, vice president of research at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco. “If you are a cancer patient, weeks versus months could make a huge difference.” “I think it’s going to be a huge breakthrough,” he added.

The Parker Institute already is working with the authors of the new paper, led by Dr. Alexander Marson, scientific director of biomedicine at the Innovative Genomics Institute — a partnership between University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley — to make engineered cells to treat a variety of cancers. In the new study, Marson and his colleagues engineered T-cells to recognize human melanoma cells. In mice carrying the human cancer cells, the modified T-cells went right to the cancer, attacking it. The researchers also corrected — in the lab — the T-cells of three children with a rare mutation that caused autoimmune diseases. The plan now is to return these corrected cells to the children, where they should function normally and suppress the defective immune cells, curing the children. The technique may also hold great promise for treating HIV, Wherry said. HIV infects T-cells. If they can be engineered so that the virus cannot enter the T-cells, a person infected with HIV should not progress to AIDS. Those Tcells already infected would die, and the engineered cells would replace them. Previous research has shown it might be possible to treat HIV in this way. “But now there is a really efficient strategy to do this,” Wherry said.

The idea of engineering Tcells without using a virus is not new, but the immune cells are fragile and hard to keep alive in the lab, and it has always been difficult to get genes into them. Scientists usually introduced replacement genes into T-cells with a type of virus that was disarmed so that it would not cause disease and that can insert new genes into cells. But when these viruses insert the genes into a cell’s DNA, they do so haphazardly, sometimes destroying other genes. “We needed something

targeted, something fast and something efficient,” Marson said. “What if we could just paste in a piece of DNA and avoid the viruses altogether?” The idea would be to slip a type of molecular scissors, known as Crispr, into cells that would slice open DNA wherever scientists wanted a new gene to go. That would avoid the problem of using a virus that inserts genes pretty much at random. And along with the scissors, they would add a piece of DNA containing the new gene to be added to the cells.

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Charles Michaelson remembers Chatham, pre-World War II By Gail Blass Wolczanski Chatham village historian For Columbia-Greene Media

My parents, Alex and Carol, my younger sister, lived at 18 Jones Ave. at the end of the built-up street from June 1937 to October 1941. Our landlady was Bessie Jones — the daughter of the man for whom the street was named. Our rent was $20 a month. The house was built in the 1870s or 1880s and was not well insulated. My father told me there were months when we spent more on heating the house than rent. If I recall, pea coal was $7 a ton. My father was a U.S. Post Office railway mail clerk on the New York Central. He got on Train 14 a the Chatham station at 7:30 a.m. and sorted mail like a clerk in a fixed post office The difference was the railway mail crew picked up mail sacks, sorted mail and dropped off mail for post offices along the way. The train arrived at Grand Central Station at about noon. After lunch, he sorted the mail until Train 15 left Grand Central about 4 p.m. on the way to Chatham, where it ar-

rived at 7:30 p.m. That was an 11- or 12-hour work day, so the crew of four or five men worked six days one week and had the next week off. My father’s salary was about $2,000 a year, which was a substantial income for a family of four in those Great Depression years. As important, it was a government salary and steady in an unsteady time. I have always been grateful I spent four boyhood years, from ages 5 to 9, in Chatham. It was a wonderful time to be a young boy in a small American town just before the war. I was close to nature and changing seasons. There were jonquils beside the house in March — indicating spring was on the way; a big Colorado spruce covered with snow was in the front yard and sledding down the back road from Austerlitz Street to Jones Avenue; climbing the maple in the yard beside the house; playing football on lovely fall afternoon; planting and picking flowers and vegetables in our garden; walking home from school with my face frozen in place one day when it was 16 degrees below zero at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.


Kline Kill Day Camp, 1937

A memory of the friendliness of the village is the railroad watchman’s shack where Austerlitz Street met the New York Central tracks. Louie Chapman was the watchman. His niece was Marguerite Chapman, Chatham’s thenmost famous native — a Hollywood actress in the 1930s and 40s. There was a pot belly stove in the shack, and on a cold day, I could always stop off, chat with Louie and warm up before finishing my walk one from school. I started school in September 1937. My first-grade teacher was Miss Smith, who

The late Lauren Dapice honored in Africa CHATHAM — The Mama Sabina Community Health Centre in Kisebere Village in western Uganda is naming their new maternal and child ward after Lauren Dapice, a Chatham graduate who passed away in 2012 at the age of 23. The project will save the lives of rural mothers and children and fulfill the dream of the ward’s namesake. The centre was founded by Bishop Tom Kiiza Sibayirwa with a vision to improve on maternal-child health services by, “saving the lives of rural mothers and children” and serving all community members. The clinic is located in Kisebere Village in the Kasese District, near the northwestern border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area is particularly vulnerable to disease due to its remote location and lack of resources. The establishment of the Lauren Dapice Maternal and Child Ward will provide a safe place for labor and delivery, as well as basic primary care. Bishop Tom has appointed Supplies Over Seas, a U.S. non-profit, as the primary U.S. partner to coordinate humanitarian aid to the clinic and surrounding community. Supplies Over Seas delivers surplus medical supplies from the U.S. to medically impoverished communities around the world. It is one of only six organizations that are accredited in the U.S. to do this work. Denise Sears serves as the


The Mama Sabina Community Health Center.

President and CEO of the organization. She is the mother of the ward’s namesake, Lauren Dapice. In addition to completing the construction of the ward and providing needed medical supplies and equipment, the project will provide access to safe water and bring in other needed resources such as solar panels. Through email correspondence concerning the prospective partnership, Bishop Tom and Denise quickly learned that they both do their work in memory of a loved one. Bishop Tom founded and named The Mama Sabina Community Health Centre in honor of his mother. After losing Lauren in September of 2012, Denise began working for non-profits focused on saving children. After reading about Lauren, Bishop Tom emailed Denise to inform her that he decided to name the clinic’s addition “The Lauren Dapice Maternal

and Child Ward.” While he was moved by the strength and courage that Lauren maintained throughout her life-long struggle with medical complications, Bishop Tom had yet to learn about Lauren’s heart for helping others and her hope to one day help other children across the globe. When Denise asked why he decided to honor Lauren this way, his response was, “The thought came to me and I prayed for three days. I kept getting the same answer. I have learned, you don’t argue with God’s wishes.” A committee consisting of Lauren’s mother and friends is now working with Bishop Tom to complete the project. Lauren’s dream of helping children around the world will be fulfilled and her spirit has inspired work that has built a bridge between the communities of two small villages: Chatham, New York and Kisebere Village, Kasese, Uganda.

BRIEFS JULY 14 OLD CHATHAM — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk on July 14 at the Powell Sanctuary. Meet at 8 a.m. at the sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham. For information, contact trip coordinators Marian Sole at 203-710-9096 or Mike Birmingham at 518755-7469. Children are welcome

but must be accompanied by an adult. CHATHAM — Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, 3212 Route 66, Chatham, will host a public open day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14. Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting the more than 80 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued


is shown with her class in 1900 on page 98 of Around the Village of Chatham. My good friends in school were Bobby Bowes and John Diskin. My neighborhood playmates were Johnny Moore and Sammy Bailey, but apparently, I wanted more of them. I asked my father why he had chosen a change of work route that started from New York that moved us back there in October 1941. He told me part of the reason was I often complained of having no one to play with. Other children in the neighborhood were Janet Loomis, who lived next door at 16 Jones

from slaughter, abuse and/ or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their new life at the sanctuary. Feel free to picnic at the pond which is one of the most beautiful and serene spots at the sanctuary. All visitors will need to sign a release form upon arrival. Sorry no pets allowed. There is no charge, donations are appreciated.



Charles’ fourth-grade report card at Chatham Union School from 1940-1941 while a student in Mrs. Wadsworth’s class.

Ave.; Janet Kavanaugh, who lived at the southeast corner of Jones Avenue and Austerlitz Street, shown in another photo in the book; Jack Seaman, who was several years older; Gretchen Harmon, who lived on a road uphill and east from Austerlitz Street; and Ernie Mesick, who lived further south on Austerlitz. I am now 86 years old and live with Ruth — my wife of 50 years — in Florida. In my work life, I was a journalist for trade unions. For the last 25 years of regular employment, I was

on the staff of the state United Teachers headquartered in Albany. The value of obtaining and retaining oral history is key to preserving the unique characteristic of communities. My sincere thanks to Mr. Michaelson for sharing his insight into boyhood in our village preWorld War II. Questions or comments? Contact Chatham Village Historian Gail Blass Wolczanski at mausink1@

Mandatory poultry testing set for 2018 Columbia County Fair exhibitors CHATHAM — All Columbia County Fair poultry exhibitors of birds four months and older must bring them for mandatory Pullorum testing 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 in the show ring at the fairgrounds’ Route 203 entrance. Waterfowl, doves and pigeons are excluded from Pullorum testing. There will be no testing during the fair and this is a requirement to exhibit poultry at any county or New York State fair. Flock testing for more than 25 birds may be arranged by contacting Kim Volpe at 845-325-3076 or emailing The muchloved poultry competition and exhibit returned to the Columbia County Fair in 2016 after a one-year hiatus after an avian flu outbreak caused the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to cancel all live fowl exhibits. New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the end of the ban on all live fowl competitions and exhibits at the state fair and all 45 county fairs and six youth shows in the state but Pullorum testing is now a requirement. Poultry Superintendent is Lee DeLong Jr. Entry forms and payment are due by Aug. 20 and may be mailed to the Columbia County Fair, P.O. Box 257, Chatham NY 12037. Fee is $2.50 per class or $5 for a trio. Entries will be received noon-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at the

fairgrounds and judging will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. The poultry exhibit is sponsored by Agway of Chatham, Claverack, Millerton and Great Barrington. Remaining true to its agricultural roots, the fair features poultry, dairy and beef cattle and sheep competitions and exhibits. The price of a ticket allows fairgoers to enjoy these exhibits plus others such as a sunflower contest, a wool booth exhibit, fruits and vegetables, an antique tractor pull and oxen demonstrations.

Quilting, domestic arts and crafts and photography, talent shows, a giant pumpkin contest, amateur craft beer, wine and cider are other exhibits and contests featured at the fair. Amusements of America will offer 30 amusement rides this year, including many for younger children. All-day ride passes will be offered each day. Children 12 and younger continue to get in free daily. Active military personnel with ID or in uniform are also admitted free. Senior citizens 62 and older will be admitted for $5 and youth 18 and younger will be admitted free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30. Parking for the entire six-day fair run is free. This year’s 178th annual fair opens 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 3, except for opening day when the gates swing open at noon.


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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon receives grant for landscape restoration

Spencertown Academy presents ‘They Made the Cut’ art exhibit

NEW LEBANON — Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon has received a $25,000 grant from the Tianaderrah Foundation to begin work restoring the cropland landscape in the North Pastures at the historic Shaker site at Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon. A 2003 cultural landscape study done by Heritage Landscapes identified the areas north and west of the Great Stone Barn as areas the Shakers used for crops, pasture, and meadow. Remarkably intact Shaker-built stone walls are now hidden by new growth forest. Aerial photographs from as late as the 1960s show that this area was open and unwooded. The Shaker Museum has worked with the State Historic Preservation Office and Sylvan Timber Harvesting to identify roughly eight acres of land to be cleared. Apple trees that are likely descendants of trees from the Shakers’ orchards will be preserved with the intention of eventually restoring the orchards. This project will also serve the purpose of removing non-native, diseased, and dead trees. Some of the land to be cleared was acquired in 2014 with assistance from New York State and the Open State Institute. Opening up the land supports the Shaker Museum’s mission to tell the story of the Shakers and will help visitors

SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “They Made the Cut,” an exhibit featuring work by artists who cut various materials as part of their art-making process. The artists are Pamela Dalton, Judith Hoyt, Roxie Johnson, Deb Koffman, Melissa Sarris, and Maude White. There will be an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. July 21 and the show will remain on display through Aug. 12. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free and the artworks are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Academy. “Both verb and noun, the word ‘cut’ can mean to pierce sharply, to divide into parts, to reduce, to stop, to make a sudden shift,” says curator Barbara Lax Kranz. “It can also refer to creating a design. I thought about how artists use the process of cutting various materials to create something new and artistic.” Pamela Dalton of Harlemville specializes in Scherenschnitte, a paper-cutting tradition that was popular in the Pennsylvania Dutch regions of the United States in the early nineteenth century. Her original designs are influenced by popular historical themes: patriotism, biblical, and religious motifs, and scenes from rural life. She sketches each piece freehand and cuts it by hand from a single piece of paper using a small knife, so no two pieces are exactly alike. She has illustrated numerous children’s books, including most recently Under the Silver Moon(Chronicle Books, 2017). Judith Hoyt of Rosendale transforms salvaged scrap metal, wood, and bits of old paper and fabric into sculptural figures, jewelry, and mounted collage works that often incorporate encaustic painting. She has had solo exhibitions at The Works Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Signature Shop & Gallery (Atlanta, GA), and the Catskill


The North Family Shakers’ pastures at the middle left in this ca. 1910 photograph have grown to mature forest since the photo was taken by Lebanon Springs photographer, Howard Gillet.

understand the extraordinary scale of the Shakers’ agricultural operations at the historic site. “There’s a lot of important work happening at the Mount Lebanon site right now,” said the Museum’s Executive Director Lacy Schutz. “The landscape restoration, paired with a project to The North Family Shakers’ pastures at the middle left in this ca. 1910 photograph have grown to mature forest since this photo was taken by Lebanon Springs photographer, Howard Gillet. clear hiking trails that venture deep into the North Pastures, will make this area more meaningful and accessible to visitors.” Shaker Museum | Mount

Lebanon is dedicated to preserving the history of the Shakers, including their furniture and architecture as well as their values of inclusion, innovation, integrity, and conviction. It stewards the historic site in New Lebanon, which is open year-round for recreation and self-guided tours, and offers tours, exhibitions, and public programs seasonally. The museum also has a campus in Old Chatham, open year-round by appointment, where the administrative offices, collections, library, and archives are housed. The museum’s collection of over 56,000 Shaker items is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.

Columbia County Historical Society chosen as Hannaford Helps reusable bag program beneficiary VALATIE — The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS), a 102 year-old nonprofit committed to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of July, at its Valatie location — 2967 Route 9. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local nonprofits

through the sale of the reusable Community Bags. CCHS was selected by Hannaford store leadership as the July beneficiary of the program at the Valatie Hannaford store. For every reusable Community Bag purchased at the Valatie Hannaford during July, CCHS will receive a $1 donation. “We are thrilled to be chosen as July’s benefactor for the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program,” said CCHS Executive Director, Lori Yarotsky. “Our mission is to

preserve and present the history, heritage and culture of Columbia County, and serve the whole county, so it means a lot to be recognized by our local Hannaford Supermarket, especially this summer while there are a lot of exciting--and some new--exhibitions at all four CCHS-owned properties.” For information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable BagProgram, visit hannaford.

Multiple insurance agencies merge into one CHATHAM — Effective July 1, The Lofgren Agency, Chatham; Brad Peck Insurance Agency, Copake; Hennessy Agency, Valatie; and The Herman T. Huntley Agency, New Lebanon, are merging together to form one Agency, the Kneller Insurance Agency. The only thing that’s changing is the name. Kirk Kneller, owner and President of Kneller Insurance Agency, has decided to consolidate his various agencies into one name. The thought process behind doing such a change is to make the offices, more efficient, easily accessible

and uniform, while keeping their excellent customer service and competitive rates. According to Kirk, “The change will have very little affect on the actual customers themselves. They will still go to the same office location, speak with the same agent and have the same great insurance coverage.” The Kneller Insurance Agency will hold an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Chatham location. There will be light refreshments, Kneller Insurance Agency merchandise,

and an opportunity to meet the person behind the policy. There will also be a free raffle, for a basket curtesy of Locust Hill Farm. Kneller Insurance Agency is an insurance agency which offers homeowners insurance, auto insurance, commercial insurance and much more.

Mountain Foundation Gallery (Hunter, NY), as well as participated in many group shows in which the focus was on recycled content, including “Recycle, Reuse, Recreate,” which traveled to several countries in Africa and “Recreation/Re-Creation” at the Noyes Museum in New Jersey. Roxie Johnson of Hyde Park is a mixed-media artist who is fascinated with surface qualities. For years, she was known for her unique approach to the etching process. Initially, she created prints, cut, paste, and collage elements through the use of camera and digital technology. This has evolved into a layering process that is a trademark of her current abstract and conceptual painting. This process explores the fragmentary nature of memory and emotion and how it innately functions as metaphor, inspiration, and raw material for making art. She has received numerous awards, including two from the National Association of Women Artists based in NYC. Deb Koffman of Housatonic, Mass. creates lighthearted and inspirational works—both with and on paper—that range from small tabletop sculptures to large installation art. She is an artist, animator, author, and teacher who is deeply drawn to Buddhist teachings and to the practice of meditation. Her books, cards, and prints resonate with messages of mindfulness and creativity. She also hosts an open-mic night on the first Tuesday of the month at her gallery in the Berkshires. Maude White of Hudson is an award-winning cutpaper artist. She is the author of Brave Birds: Inspiration on the Wing (Abrams, 2018), and the illustrator of Leading with Love: Inspiration for Spiritual Activists (Parallax, 2018). Her work has been featured by Orion Magazine, The Artist Magazine, Art House Press, Urban Outfitters, and The Public,

14th annual Summer Paw Picnic NORTH CHATHAM — Sawyer Fredericks, winner of the 2015 season of “The Voice,” will be live in concert at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society SPCA’s 14th Annual Summer Paw Picnic. This year’s event will be hosted by Dr. Jerry Bilinski and Darlene Bilinski noon-4:30 p.m. July 21 at their beautiful Waldorf Thoroughbred Farm home in North Chatham. The day will feature a gourmet picnic, a wildlife presentation, barn tours,

hay rides, children’s activities, an auction, raffles and, to top it off, the concert by Sawyer Fredericks from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available now for $70 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Reservations can be made by visiting CGHS/SPCA’s website at, calling 518-828-6044 ext. 100, or by stopping in at the shelter directly at 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson.

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BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL STUYVESANT — Stuyvesant will hold its annual Blueberry Fest 4-7 p.m. July 13 at the Historic Depot, 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant. There will be pies, scones, tarts, salads and more. Local veggie, plant and crafters welcome at our pop-up farmers market. Call Lee Jamison for information at 518-758-7347. Proceeds of event benefit Stuyvesant Pathways/OSI for restoration of the Depot and care of trails.

clothing, stuffed animals, large appliances (including air conditioners), stuffed furniture, fitness machines or outdated electronics of any kind, will be accepted. Do not donate items that are broken. CATSKILL — The Catskill Fire Company will be hosting a chicken barbecue 4-7 p.m. July 12 in the parking lot in front of Beer World, 170 West Bridge St., Catskill. Chicken dinners from Freese’s with dessert,



Columbia County VFW Post 1314 BBQ Committee met and finalized the Post’s Annual Chicken Barbecue, which will be held Aug. 11 at the Post located on 544 Union St., Hudson. Pig Pen BBQ will be barbecuing the chicken. The grounds will open at noon, with hamburgers and hot dogs served from 1-2 p.m. which is included with the ticket. Chicken will be served from 3-5 p.m. Ticket are $13 which includes half a chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, baked beans, roll and pudding. Eat in or take out is available. Beer and soda is available at club price. Order advanced tickets from members of the Post or call either Joe at 518-821-6179, Randy at 518-858-9212 or Terry at 518-799-3283. Pictured are Committee Members Dominic Fliorillo, Randy Staats, Terry Vogel and Post Commander Joe Drabick.

Celebrating June as Dairy Month Columbia County Dairy Princess Lilly Keller KINDERHOOK — Lilly Keller is the 2018-2019 Columbia County Dairy Princess. She has been part of Dairy Promotion for four years and lives on the family dairy farm in Kinderhook. Lilly says, “Helping to sustain a local dairy industry is an incredibly important task as well. Sustainable farming is the idea that we must meet the present needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs. To make this possible many farms have started new methods to be able to achieve sustainable farming. Some of these practices include: minimizing water usage, lowering pollution levels, going organic, as well as improving the living and working conditions

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of their workers. With the world’s growing population, these practices are even more

important. Farmers are working hard to use less resources to produce more product because the human population will continue to take over land that we now use for farm land. In the last 70 years, dairy farmers have been able to produce 3 times the milk with half the number of cows than before. With the fewer number of cows, the amount of methane and other gases farmers add to the environment decreases too. Despite the common belief that farmers do not try their absolute best to care for the environment, they truly do because they know that if they don’t do everything they can to help the earth, then future generations will not be able to farm.”

Jayden Williams, Dairy Ambassador CHATHAM — Jayden Williams is 12 and in seventh grade at Chatham Middle School. She enjoys playing softball, volleyball and soccer. She also sings in chorus. She helps at the farm, participating in 4H and showing her cow, Terry. She enjoys promoting the dairy industry through her participation in the Dairy Ambassador Program. Dairy products are everywhere. We use some form of dairy every day. A lot of times you may not even realize how often we do use them. People put milk in their coffee and cereal. They eat ice cream, cheese and yogurt, but there are many items that have dairy as an ingredient and we don’t even realize it like potato chips and spaghetti sauces. The United States is the third largest dairy exporter in the world and local dairy farms are very important. They support families, jobs and bring money into our communities. Local dairy farms have been around for generations and through lots of hard work and a lot of devotion they will continue to be here for more to come.

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Dairy farmers work every day rain or shine, hot or cold. They make sure their animals are healthy and strive to produce the best quality of milk they can. Farmers work together and help promote the agricultural community so the public has the best information and products available. Being a farmer is a hard job but they always give 100% to be sure that the world is a better place and I am proud to know them. I hope to be a part of the dairy industry when I grow up. Milk and dairy are vital to a healthy, balanced diet. At

least 3 servings a day will help keep your bones strong and healthy, your brain working well and actually helps promote a healthy heart. Milk is a great way to get your daily protein, vitamins and minerals. Chocolate milk is even the best drink to consume after working out because it helps your tired muscles and gives you extra energy. There will always be a need for dairy products and therefore always a need for dairy farmers and their farms. They play a very big part in keeping everyone healthy and our communities strong. Dairy is one of the backbones of our country and dairy farmers all deserve our support, especially our local ones. So pour yourself a glass of milk, add some extra cheese to your pizza or buy that ice cream.

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HUDSON — First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, will show ‘Same Kind of Different as Me” at 6 p.m. July 14. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft drinks. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

BAKE SALE VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church St., Tag, Bag and Bake Sale will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21. Books, toys, household items and collectables; and a baked goods table. Have donations? Call Nancy at 518-527-2810.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL HUDSON — The UMW of Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Blvd., Hudson, will hold a strawberry festival featuring turkey club, chips, pickles, plus home-made strawberry shortcake and real whipped cream 4-6:30 p.m. July 14. Adults, $12; children 12 and younger, $6; children under 3, free. Shortcake only, $5. For information, call the church office at 518-828-0226.

SPAGHETTI DINNER NORTH CHATHAM — The North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 Route 203, North Chatham, will serve a spaghetti dinner 5:30-7 p.m. July 21. There will be homemade bruschetta, fresh garden salad with local produce, spaghetti, marinara sauce, meatballs and dessert. Free will offering.

ITALIAN FOOD SALE HUDSON — The Sons & Daughters of Italy, 27 Bridge St., Hudson, will hold an Italian Food Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4. Fried dough; Italian subs including pepperoni, meatball, sausage & peppers; ziti; Italian hot dogs and more. For information, call 518-828-3631. $13.

PIZZA PARTY ATHENS — Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, will have an all you can eat pizza party with salad and drinks 4-8 p.m. July 19 to benefit the GCVFA Convention. Music and Karaoke provided by Cookies DJ Service. Eat in only. Adults, $10; children 5-12, $5; children 4 and younger, free. Pay at the door.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL EAST JEWETT — The sixth annual ice cream social and Christmas in July will be held 3-7 p.m. July 27 at the East Jewett United Methodist Church, 2252 Route 23C, East Jewett. Old fashioned gas engine ice cream maker, make your own sundae bar, bake sale, Santa lunch with hot dogs and chips. A free-will offering spaghetti supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. IN MY BACK YARD

PICNIC ALBANY — The German American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany, will host a picnic open to the public beginning at noon July 15. Live music, good food, drinks. A family event. Admission is $3; children under 12 are free. Plenty of convenient free parking.

CHICKEN BARBECUE ANCRAM — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1273 County Route 7, Ancram, annual chicken barbecue, take out only, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. July 21. Tickets are $15. To reserve tickets call Cindy at 518-329-0038; Debbie at 518-329-7594; Jim at 518-789-4769; or Robin at 518-398-5200. Make your reservation early so you will be guaranteed a ticket. SCHODACK — The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will hold its annual MiniMarket and Chicken Barbecue Aug. 11. If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 518-7322471 to make arrangements for drop off of items. No

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Art Omi: Dance Announces 2018 Residents and Public Events GHENT — Art Omi: Dance will host ten international dance artists for a four-week residency this July and August on its idyllic campus in Ghent. The residency program begins and culminates with public events, which present an opportunity for exposure to contemporary dance from a variety of traditions and styles. Now in its fourteenth year, Art Omi: Dance fosters artistic and cultural exchange through collaborative residency in a relaxed and rural setting. Under the direction of Art Omi: Dance Director Christopher K. Morgan, along with guest mentor Gerard Van Dyck (2016 alum of Art Omi: Dance), this diverse group of dance artists will gather to experiment and collaborate from July 17 to August 6 2018. On Saturday, July 21, the Art Omi: Dance Salon is a forum for the residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. It is an intimate evening of live performance set in the studio spaces, and gives context to individual artist’s work at the start of the residency program. The event


is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required. On Saturday, August 4, The Art Omi: Dance Residents will share works created in collaboration with each other at the Dance Showing. As the residency emphasizes process over product, the artists will present the fruits of

their exchange in the form of unique pieces. The Showing features site-specific performance events situated across The Fields Sculpture Park. The Dance Showing is free and open to the public. The 2018 Art Omi: Dance artists-in-residence are: Margi Cole (United States), Ryuichi

Fujimara (Japan/Australia), Yunkyung Hur (South Korea), Amanda Kirsche (United States), Chiharu Mamiya (Japan/France), Jean-Baptiste Matondo (France), Katrin Schafitel (Germany), Babacar Top (Senegal), Sara Tolosa (Mexico), and Robin Stiehm (United States).

A concert to benefit Hudson Area Library: American Songbook and Art Songs HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library invites you to a benefit concert on Sunday, July 15 at 4 p.m. in the library’s community room. American tenor Christopher Reames and pianist Martin Néron will present music for a mid-summer afternoon consisting of American songbook and art songs by Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Ginastera and others, with short solo piano selections as well. Proceeds from this concert benefit the Hudson Area Library, with its newly expanded hours and ever-increasing programming for everyone in the community. Suggested donation is $15 and seats can be reserved online by visiting, or visiting the circulation desk in the library. For further information call 518-828-1792 x101


Christopher Reames is a concert artist, recitalist, and dynamic performer on the operatic stage. Praised for his “lustrous” singing and “great

musicality” by the The Examiner, his compelling performances captivate audiences with beauty and sensitivity. Canadian pianist Martin

Néron is acclaimed for his performances of art song repertoire and research in linguistics. Praised as “an attentive partner” (Opera News), he has accompanied vocal recitals at Lincoln Center, CAMI Hall, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Room, the Onassis Center, and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, among other venues. The Hudson Area Library enriches the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. The library is located at 51 N. 5th Street in Hudson, NY. For more information, visit

A priest faces his demons in ‘First Reformed’ NOW SHOWING R ‘First Reformed’

By Raymond Pignone Columbia-Greene Media

Paul Schrader’s taut, meditative “First Reformed” is modeled on Robert Bresson’s “The Devil, Probably” (1977), a hyperbolic examination of religion, cultural breakdown and environmental mass hysteria. Schrader, 71, shares Bresson’s pessimistic world view. He wrote the script for Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” (1976) and, over the last two decades, directed pictures like “American Gigolo” (1980) and “Patty Hearst” (1986) in which the main characters are devoured by moral rot. Schrader’s last halfwayimportant film was “The Canyons” (2013), a brooding depiction of Hollywood that was as nonsensical as it was nightmarish. Just who did kill the starlet at the climax? Who cared? “First Reformed” marks a considerable return to form for Schrader. The film is about the struggle for faith in a chaotic world where environmental activism, organized religion and political institutions seem deranged and out of touch


A pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

with reality. “First Reformed” is set in the winter of a fictitious town called Snowbridge, just outside Albany. The First Reformed church is preparing for its 250th anniversary, but there is little joy in the occasion. The church functions have been absorbed by the bigger, shinier corporate house of worship nearby, and the church has been reduced to a trivial stopover on bus tours. Embarrassed by the church’s decline, the pastor, Rev. Toller (a mesmerizing, restrained Ethan Hawke) keeps a journal as a means of both confessional and of exorcising a few personal demons. He drinks, he may be dying,

he is tortured by regret and the death of his son in the Iraq War weighs heavily on him. Toller forms an unusual bond with a young pregnant woman named Mary (Amanda Seyfried) who seeks counsel for her husband Michael (Philip Ettinger), a radical environmentalist who believes there will be no world left in which to bring new life including his own unborn child. After a shocking turn of events, Toller takes on Michael’s ideals and mission. His journal turns more macabre as he plans a dreadful apocalyptic climax to the church’s celebration. Schrader demonstrates his command of the camera in the film’s opening sequence. In

an ominous tracking shot, the church slowly comes into view through a black screen, like a ghost writhing painfully in the darkness. That is followed by three rapidly cut silent shots of the church’s exteriors, evoking a sense that the building’s muted rhythm matches the ritualistic routines of Rev. Toller. Less successful are Schrader’s attempts at surrealism, as when Toller and Mary levitate and drift across a world of landscapes, cityscapes and environmental catastrophes, or when a salmon-pink-andpurple haze hangs over a toxic landfill. These flourishes lack the poetry and richness of Bunuel’s surrealistic work. The final shot derives from Brian de Palma as the camera weightlessly swirls around Toller and Mary as they embrace. “First Reformed” is the purest distillation of Schrader’s preoccupations with guilt (he was raised in a strict Calvinist family) and the search for redemption which, once launched, is doomed to fall short. “Can God forgive us?” is uttered several times in the film. In these troubled times, we may not like the answer we get.

CALENDAR LISTINGS THURSDAY, JULY 12 SUNDAY, JULY 15 TSL Films n First Reformed — Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong lock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman inds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he inds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Afliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. 2018. 1h 53 m. n Summer 1993 — In Carla Simon’s touching autobiographical ilm, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming of age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by lawless performances by its two young stars. In Catalan with subtitles. 2017. 1h 36 m. n The Guardians — An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family’s matriarch (Nathalie Baye), must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet, Ms. Baye’s real-life daughter). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves. Beauvois revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War. In French with subtitles. 2017. 2h 14 m. n Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami — This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones juxtaposes musical sequences withintimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us to Jamaica, the studio with longtime collaborators Sly & Robbie, and behind the scenes at shows around the world, the ilm reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. Jones has

said watching the ilm “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as genre-bending as its subject, untamed by neither age nor life itself. 2017. 1h 55 m. n Araby — Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins – or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and photographed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a tenyear journey in search of a better life. In Portuguese with subtitles. 2017. 1h 38 m. n Hearts Beat Loud — In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into a father-daughter live act. After their irst song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up, and musical discovery. 2018. 1h 37 m. n The Quest of Alain Ducasse — What is the quest of Alain Ducasse, the little boy from Landes who became the most renowned chef and culinary mentor in the world? What can a man who seems to have everything still be searching for? With 23 restaurants across the globe and 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse continues to create restaurants for our times, to build schools, to push the boundaries of his profession toward new horizons with his boundless curiosity. He relentlessly travels the world: for him, cooking is an ininite universe. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for two years, thereby revealing to us his perpetually evolving universe. In French, English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese with subtitles. 2017. 1h 24 m. n Schedule and tickets at 518822-8448 or www.timeandspace. org – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

THURSDAY, JULY 12 Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mac-Haydn Theatre 1925 NY-203, Chatham 518-392-9292 You’ve been asking for it and the time has inally come! This mega hit is sure to have you dancing in the aisles – just don’t do it during the blackouts! Three Mac-Haydn favorites return as the men of the piece. Gabe Belyeu as Sam, Colin Pritchard as Bill, and Steve Hassmer as Harry. The inventive and high energy Bryan Knowlton directs and choreographs. A veteran of MacHaydn, Bryan’s directorial work includes La Cage Aux Folles and last season’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kevin Gleason designs the sets and Bethany Marx designs the costumes. Running for 3 big weeks and featuring all the biggest ABBA hits, Mamma Mia! is so much fun, we are certain that once will not be enough! Get your tickets today as the season is selling out fast. $15 – $36.50

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Bridge Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s

‘The Revenge of the Space Pandas’ CATSKILL — C’mon. A children’s play? By David Mamet?? Hudson Valley kids (and their adults) will soon get a chance to see that this is no joke. The playwright far better known for his searing and foul-mouthed adult dramas has, indeed, created a divinely silly, family-friendly, retro-scifi romp called “The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock”, which will be presented for eight performances only July 12-22 at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre. Blast off into the unknown as a boy scientist, his female sidekick, and a sheep named Bob find themselves accidentally transported to the Planet Crestview (fifty light years from Earth, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, Sweetheart of Space Sector Five), patrolled by an army of Space Pandas and ruled over by a preening narcissist named George Topax who’ll stop at nothing to become the only man in the goose Nebula to possess a wool letterman’s sweater. Can a nearly-forgotten film star save the earthlings from being whacked-out with a giant pumpkin? The

suspense may kill you! Bridge Street Theatre’s production of “The Revenge of the Space Pandas” features a cast of 17, the largest the theatre has ever fielded – a dynamite combination of students and professional talent, all from the immediate area. The play is directed by Bridge Street Theatre Associate Artist

Steven Patterson, with sets and graphics designed by Rodney Alan Greenblat (of The Rodney Shop), costumes by NYC’s Jennifer Anderson, and lighting by John Sowle. In the cast are local actors Wil Anderson, Amara Wilson, Alexa Powell, Julia Rothwax, Caitlin Van Loan, Molly Osswald, Lily Gallagher, Amanda Recine,

Isabella Truncale, Art Skopinsky, Michael Keck, Natalie Parker, David Smilow, Andrew Joffe, Phillip Levine, Piper Levine, and Steven Patterson. Production Stage Manager is Tyla Patterson. Underwriting for this production was provided by a generous grant from the Bay & Paul Foundation, with matching funds provided by the Bank of Greene County, Mark Fingar Insurance, and others. “Revenge of the Space Pandas” will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from July 12 - 22 on the Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY. The Thursday July 12 preview and the Sunday July 15 matinee are both “Pay-What-YouWill” performances. Advance tickets are available for $22 online at or by calling 800838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25. Students age 21 are $10 and kids from 5-10 are $5. For more information, visit the theatre online at

Shemekia Copeland comes to Helsinki HUDSON — For anyone who wonders what happened to old-fashioned R&B, soul, and blues belting - the kind that seemed to pass on with the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James and Ruth Brown - seek no further than Shemekia Copeland, who carries on the tradition while carving out her own niche. The Grammy Award-nominated vocalist - who already has a closet full of W.C. Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards - will show how it’s done at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 14, at 9 p.m. While Shemekia is the daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, it’s her passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, that gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets of Harlem where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city - street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more. Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (the New York Times and the Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries


as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama (check out the video here). On June 12, 2011, at the Chicago Blues Festival, Koko Taylor’s daughter, Cookie Taylor, presented Shemekia with her late mother’s crown, officially giving her the honor as the new “Queen of the Blues.” But Shemekia is not content to rest on her laurels, her honors, or her father’s reputation. In addition to such R&B legends as Dr. John and legendary Memphis soul guitarist Steve Cropper, among the musicians with whom Copeland has collaborated on recordings are

keyboardist John Medeski, guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist Chris Wood, and his brother, Oliver Wood, signifying her desire to keep her music relevant to today’s audiences. One of Shemekia’s earliest recordings was the aptly titled “Married to the Blues.” It’s still part of her setlist; she performed it just last fall at a blues festival in Poland of all places. One of her fan favorites is “Turn the Heat Up,” a good description of what happens when Shemekia takes the stage. NPR loves Shemekia Copeland. She was interviewed on Weekend Edition in 2015; performed a 20-minute set on World Cafe two years ago; and has appeared on Mountain

Stage numerous times, including this half-hour set from 2013. Last year was a particularly momentous one for Shemekia: she gave birth to her first child. Read all about in this feature in the Chicago Tribune. Listen to Copeland sing several selections from her album “33.3” and talk about her own work, the great things that have been happening to her recently, and why she is committed to writing and singing songs that matter - music with social and political import. But more than all of the above, come and see for yourself, when Shemekia Copeland heats up Helsinki Hudson with some of the hottest blues you’ll ever hear.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 The Mousetrap 8 p.m. The Theater Barn 654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989 The world’s longest running play! A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Murder and mayhem ensue as we chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. $27 – $29

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Just for Fun: Folklife Stories 1 p.m. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century 2980 NY-66, Chatham 518-392-6121 ...with Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre Storyteller Pamela Badilia is best known as the matriarch of the Badila clan and co-founder, with her late husband Elombe, of the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre. This community theatre company is known for their percussion ensemble. Pamela for many years has brought people together through the power of stories. FREE ADMISSION – Please sign-up by making a reservation. Free Winifred Horan Trio 8 p.m. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century 2980 NY-66, Chatham 518-392-6121 The extraordinary Irish iddler Winifred Horan brings her new trio to PS21 for a lively evening of Celtic music with Dan Faiella on guitar and Shane Makem on guitar and vocals. Horan was a member of Cherish the Ladies, the stellar all-female Irish music group, and co-founder of the Irish super group Solas. She has also performed with multiple orchestras including the Boston Pops. She is a nine-time champion Irish stepdancer and an All-Ireland iddle champion, having won an All-Ireland Junior Fiddle Championship at age eleven. $10 – $25 The Mousetrap 8 p.m. The Theater Barn 654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989 The world’s longest running play! A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Murder and mayhem ensue as we chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. $27 – $29 Mamma Mia! 8 p.m. Mac-Haydn Theatre 1925 NY-203, Chatham 518-392-9292 You’ve been asking for it and the time has inally come! This mega hit is sure to have you dancing in the aisles – just don’t do it during the blackouts! The most requested musical in the the history of The Mac-Haydn inally arrives! Betsy Padamonsky leads the all star cast

as Donna, revisiting a role she has performed on The National Tour and regionally. Broadway World said of her performance as Donna: “Padamonsky is quite the revelation in that she really brings her own interpretation… Padamonsky focuses on the lyrics and Donna’s motivation with each number showcasing her character’s independent streak.” We are so excited to have her with us. Joining her are the magniicent Madison Stratton as Tanya. Our audiences will best remember her as The Lady of The Lake in last season’s hillarious Spamalot. Erin Spears and Kelly Gabrielle Murphy round out the wonderful women in our cast. Spears has been seen in numerous roles with us including Mrs. Mullins in Carousel and the wicked stepmother in Into The Woods. Murphy is well remembered as a beautiful Johanna in our haunting Sweeney Todd last season. Three Mac-Haydn favorites return as the men of the piece. Gabe Belyeu as Sam, Colin Pritchard as Bill, and Steve Hassmer as Harry. The inventive and high energy Bryan Knowlton directs and choreographs. A veteran of MacHaydn, Bryan’s directorial work includes La Cage Aux Folles and last season’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kevin Gleason designs the sets and Bethany Marx designs the costumes. Running for 3 big weeks and featuring all the biggest ABBA hits, Mamma Mia! is so much fun, we are certain that once will not be enough! Get your tickets today as the season is selling out fast. $15 – $36.50 Original Roots-Rock 9 p.m. Club Helsinki 405 Columbia Street, Hudson 518-828-4800 Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his band the Mission Express back to Hudson. Chuck Prophet embraces a host of traditional and classic sounds, including country, soul, LA rock, indie-rock, folk-rock, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll. Prophet writes and sings wry, trenchant rock songs that connect the dots, musical and otherwise, between Tom Petty, R.E.M., Link Wray, and Warren Zevon. Lyrically, Prophet is deceptive, seemingly tossing off one-liners in his wry twang, but often in the service of full-ledged storysongs or sociopolitical narratives that are always cinematic, often funny, and subtly brilliant. He describes his new album, “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins,” as “California Noir,” which could well describe all of the output of this quirky original who has been associated in one way or another with musicians and bands including Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, Cake, Kim Richey and Kelly Willis. The new album includes the song, “Bad Year for Rock and Roll” — a timely homage to rock greats lost in 2016. Prophet name-checks David Bowie in the opening lines: “The Thin White Duke took a inal bow / there’s one more star in the heavens now… I’m all dressed up in a mohair suit / watching Peter Sellers thinking of you.” $20 – $25

Sex and Commerce, A Comedy Drama by Kim Sykes CHATHAM — Sex And Commerce, A Comedy Drama by Kim Sykes: A Staged Reading on Sunday July 15 at 3 p.m. at North Chatham Free Library. Watch 5 professional actors do a reading of Kim Sykes new groundbreaking play, Sex And Commerce, A Comedy Drama. Ages 14 and up. This play takes place in a hotel room in the French Quarters one year after Hurricane Katrina. At a women’s conference, a social worker who works with women in prostitution, is attempting to make amends after a contentious debate with her opponent, the author of the bestselling book Sex and Commerce which chronicles her year living in and reporting on life in a brothel. Their convictions are suddenly challenged when they meet a young girl

and her pimp who are solidly in the life.” Kim Sykes is an actress and writer. This year she guest starred as Detective Sluser on Homeland for Showtime television. She appeared as Judge Foley on BULL for CBS. Last year she was in the original play, Melissa’s Choice at The Lion on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. For television she was last seen as Judge Banks on Sneaky Pete for Amazon TV and as GiGi on The Affair for Showtime. She appeared in the motion picture “Pariah”, which won the John Cassavette’s Prize at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2012. She has written two full-length plays, In A Roundabout Way and Sex and Commerce, which began and was performed at Stageworks in Hudson, New York. Ms. Sykes is formerly the

Director of Special Projects at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) which is where she conceived Sex and Commerce. Currently she is the Artistic Director of Girl Be Heard, a non-profit organization that works with women and girls to help them write and perform about social justice issues. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and, unless otherwise noted, FREE. The library is located at 4287 Route 203 in the hamlet of N.Chatham; phone 518-766-3211. This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.

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Storm shut down Knights GREENPORT — The second place Storm took on the first place Knights on Tuesday night at the Greenport Town Park and came away with a 3-0 victory in Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League action. It was a pitchers duel between the Knights’ Joe Braim from Southern Vermont College and the Storm’s Connor Connor Christensen from University Of South Carolina Aiken. Braim pitched seven complete innings, recording five strikeouts, five walks, two hits and three earned runs. Casey Rutkey came on in relief for the Knights, pitching the final two frames, getting two Ks without allowing a hit. At the dish the Knights George Cox went 1 for 2 with a single and a walk while David Crawford went 2 for 3 with two singles. Christensen pitched a gem for the Storm with 11 strikeouts, two walks and three hits in eight complete innings. Christensen is leading all pitchers in the HRCBL with a 0.85 ERA. Hard-throwing Adam Hall entered in relief in the ninth, getting one K and one walk. The Storm’s offense consisted of Jeremiah Ernst, who hit a triple to plate two runners and Derrek DuPont, who hit a single and got an RBI. “The team played excellent defense tonight. Connor Christensen was dominate on the mound and controlled the game. We got two big hits by Jeremiah and Derrek that put us in position to win,” Storm coach Ed DuPont said.


10-year-old Durham native Demetrio Morales tosses a pitch during a Columbia Clippers game this season. Morales is headed to the USSSA All-American Game in Florida for the second consecutive year.

Durham native Morales headed back to Florida By Justin Porreca Columbia-Greene Media

DURHAM — After successfully qualifying for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) All-American Game in Florida as a nineyear old, 10-year-old Durham native Demetrio Morales is headed back to Florida to compete with the best 10U baseball players from around the nation at the USSSA

All-American Game on Aug. 6 at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida. “He just really enjoyed himself on the trip last year and the experience. We figured it would be a shot in the dark to make it again, but we made the trip and wanted to see if he could continue to do it every year,” said Kristi Morales, Demetrio’s mother. Morales traveled to Atlanta,

Georgia on June 6 and was one of the Top 25 All-Americans chosen for the 10U age division. For Morales, preparing for the tryout in Atlanta was far from an easy process. The Cairo-Durham student battled the elements throughout the spring, practicing in the cold if he had to. Morales even traveled to Albany and Saugerties to continue to hone his craft in

preparation for the tryout. When Morales is not preparing to play against the best players from around the nation, he plays for the Columbia Clippers travel baseball team. Morales’ coach Ryan Heimroth has pushed the 10 year old, who has developed a new work ethic because of it. He’s also been granted ample opportunities to pitch and has blossomed as a pitcher with

the Clippers. Morales’ ultimate goal is to go to a baseball school in Puerto Rico, where he currently has family, however, his focus right now is on Aug. 6 when he can showcase his talents amongst the best 10-year-old ballplayers in the nation. “I’m really excited, I can’t wait to watch him play again,” Morales said.


Northern Columbia captures District 15 All-Stars title By Justin Porreca


Ankle issue makes Justify’s run at Saratoga uncertain By Tim Wilkin The New York Times

The racing future of Triple Crown winner Justify is on hold and very much in doubt. The 3-year-old colt is set to be evaluated for some filling in his left front ankle according to a statement released by his connections this week. “Justify had some filling in his left front ankle a week ago, which subsided in a couple days,” his Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said in the statement. “I trained him last week and the filling came back. We want to get him checked out.” Baffert did not immediately return a message left on his cellphone. Neither did Elliott Walden, the president, CEO and racing manager at WinStar Farm, the majority owner of Justify. The colt is also owned by the China Horse Group, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing. Walden said in the statement that any future plans See JUSTIFY B3

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VALATIE — Kyle Bartlett’s three-run home run in the fourth inning proved to be the difference maker in Northern Columbia’s come-from-behind victory over Saugerties in the District 15 All-Star 10-12-year-old baseball championship game Tuesday night. Saugerties wasted little time getting on the board, tagging Northern Columbia starter Brady Holzhauer. Jace Van Valkenburg got the scoring started with an RBI single to centerfield and Jake Monroe followed it up with an RBI single to left, giving Saugerties an early 2-0 lead. Saugerties continued their early offensive dominance in the second inning with Brady Mulford blasting a lead-off solo home run over the right field fence, however, Northern Columbia’s bats eventually woke up. After a slow start to their offense through the first two innings, Northern Columbia got it going in the third with singles from Jake Ormerod and Kyle Danforth which set up Jack Mullins for an RBI single, making it a 3-1 game. First baseman Tim Wheeler followed it up with a two-run single to right field that drove in Danforth and Mullins. Northern Columbia was able to capture its first lead of the game with a bloop single to right field by Mitch Keegan that drove in Wheeler. Down 4-3, Saugerties quickly responded in the fourth. With one-out and the bases loaded, the team capitalized on an RBI groundout by Ty Van Valkenburg to tie the


The Northern Columbia 10-12-year-old baseball team poses for a photo after winning the District 15 All-Stars championship on Tuesday night.

game up. They later took the lead off a two-run double by Jace Van Valkenburg to extend the lead to 6-4. Saugerties tallied their seventh run off a Brady Reynolds single to center that drove in Van Valkenburg. Northern Columbia stayed hot at the dish with Mullins slapping an two-out single to right field and advanced to third on an error, setting up Holzhauer with a runner in scoring position. He capitalized with an RBI single to the shortstop, allowing Mullins to score. Down 7-5 with two outs, Saugerties intentionally walked Wheeler, giving Northern Columbia two runners on with two outs and Bartlett at the plate. He wasted little time, blasting the first pitch over the centerfield fence for a three-run home run, giving Northern Columbia an 8-7 lead. Northern Columbia, with Bartlett on the mound in the sixth, went on to shut down


Northern Columbia pitcher Brady Holzhauer delivers against Saugerties on Tuesday night.

Saugerties to capture the District 15 10-12-year-old championship. Holzhauer got the win on the hill, going four innings and allowing seven runs — six earned — off seven hits while fanning five batters. Bartlett came on in relief and tossed

two shutout innings. Holzhauer also helped himself at the dish, going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Bartlett added the game-winning threerun home run and Wheeler chipped in a single and two RBI. For Saugerties, Jace Van

Valkenburg tossed a complete game, allowing seven runs, punching out four batters. At the dish, he was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI. Offensively for Saugerties, Mulford added a home run and Monroe and Reynolds each chipped in RBI singles.



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Manning out to prove Giants right The Sports Xchange Eli Manning admitted to being pleased that the New York Giants opted against selecting a quarterback of the future with the second overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Giants passed over Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen and chose Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, who rushed 217 times for 1,271 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. The 6-foot-3, 233-pound Barkley also caught 54 passes for 632 yards and two scores. “It was kind of a vote of confidence in that they trusted in me that I can play at a high level, can win games, take us deep in playoffs and win championships,” Manning told Sirius XM NFL Radio. “And you know what? I want to prove them right and I want to make them look smart. I want to go out there and do great things, do my job and lead this team and make guys around me better and do what I’m supposed to do to put us in

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for Justify’s racing career will be decided after the colt gets evaluated. “He is too special to the owners, our team and all the fans he has around the world to not be 100 percent healthy,” Walden said. “He is an amazing horse and we are blessed by his presence.” After Justify won the Belmont, Walden said the decision on what was next for the colt would be up to Baffert. The trainer never mapped out a summer schedule for the horse, but races that would be under consideration if the

position to win those games.” Manning endured a onegame benching last season that expedited the demise of head coach Ben McAdoo. The 37-year-old Manning had started 210 consecutive games before he was benched by McAdoo in favor of backup Geno Smith prior to a Week 13 loss at Oakland. New York staggered to a 3-13 record as Manning threw for 3,468 yards – his lowest total since 2008 – with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The Giants scored just 15.4 points per game, second only to the winless Cleveland Browns (14.6). Manning, who is signed through to the 2019 season, is looking forward to the added weapons on offense, namely a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. and Barkley along with offensive linemen Nate Solder and Will Hernandez. “Now it’s just a matter of, can we put it all together on game day?” the two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player said.

horse was healthy would be the $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park on July 29 and the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 25. Because the horse has not worked in over a month, and, with the announcement of the evaluation, the Haskell is definitely out. It would seem that the Travers would be a long shot as well. The breeding rights for Justify have been reportedly sold to Coolmore Stud in Versailles, Ky., for between $60 and $75 million. Walden has refused to comment on that. WinStar is also located in Versailles.

Federer stunned by Anderson Field Level Media No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson pulled off a marathon shocker to beat top-seeded Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals at the All England Club in London. Federer was serving for the match in the third set, but failed to close it out – giving Anderson, of South Africa, the chance he needed to dethrone the defending champion in a match that lasted nearly four and a half hours. “I’m not sure what to say right now. I tried my best to keep fighting and was able to scrape through the third and fourth set. By the end I was able to do a great job and I wasn’t thinking too much,” Anderson said. “Against someone like Roger, if you go out there with doubts, like I did in the first set, it’s not going to go well. That was a great performance from my side. I’m very pleased to get through. I wanted to put myself in these positions. I’m very happy about today. I’m in a position to hopefully be here on Sunday. Beating Roger here at Wimbledon is something I’m going to remember. But hopefully I have two more matches to play.” The third-set loss was Federer’s first of the tournament and broke a streak of 34 straight sets won at Wimbledon, tying the mark the Swiss star set more than a decade ago in 2005-06. Anderson then broke Federer to go up 4-3 in the fourth set before holding on to force a decider against the eight-time Wimbledon champ. Federer and Anderson each held serve throughout the final set, sparking a fan to yell out “I need to watch the football!” to laughter after Federer made it 9-8. England was set to face Croatia in a World Cup semifinal in two hours when the fan yelled out.


Roger Federer (SUI) leaves the court after his match against Kevin Anderson (RSA) on day nine.

The two continued to hold served until 11-11, when Federer suffered his first doublefault of the match and the first break of the final set. Anderson, who hadn’t been broken since the second set, fell behind 15-0 before serving out for the match by claiming the next four points. “I just kept on telling myself I need to keep believing. I had to keep telling myself, today was going to be my day,” Anderson said. It marked just the third time Federer has lost a match in a major after leading by two sets (266-3). “There’s always a lot of little points here and there that make the difference in the outcome of a match,” Federer said. “I don’t think this one you could pinpoint exactly except for my match points. “I’ve been there before and I know what kind of energy to bring to the fifth (set). I was able to bring that, so I didn’t feel any mental fatigue.” Federer also suffered his earliest loss at Wimbledon since losing in the second round in 2013. “I think I had my chances,” he said. “So it’s disappointing. But no doubt about it, he was consistent, he was solid, he got what he needed when he had to. Credit to him, really, for

hanging around that long. “I wasn’t feeling particularly well off the baseline. I couldn’t really get the rallies going the way that I wanted to, especially the 1-2 punch wasn’t working well today. I don’t know if it had something to do with the breeze, or just a bad day from my side. “Except for the first set. After that, I never really felt exactly 100 percent. And that has nothing to do with my opponent. It’s just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow, and I almost could have should have.” Federer, 36, said he intends to return to Wimbledon in 2019 in search of his ninth men’s title. “It may take me a while, it may take me half an hour ... I have no idea what it’s going to be,” Federer said when asked how long it will take him to get over Wednesday’s defeat. “Of course the goal is to come back here next year. “What you call unfinished business, I feel like I’ve did some good business in the past here already, so I’m alright. Just disappointment.” For Anderson, it was his first career victory in five meetings against Federer. “He’s got a nice big serve, that he can rely heavily on, and I always thought that he

returns well off second serves,” Federer said. “There’s nothing really that shocked me because I’ve seen Kevin play many, many times in the past. Even if the matches have been sometimes one-sided ... you always know that he can pick it up, and all of a sudden you won’t see breaks anymore for some time.” Serbia’s Novak Djokovic had a somewhat easier time against No. 24 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a match that lasted two hours, 35 minutes. It’s the eighth semifinal appearance for Djokovic. The 12th-seeded Djokovic is continuing his comeback from an elbow injury he suffered a year ago at Wimbledon and sidelined him for six months. Djokovic improved to 63-10 lifetime in Wimbledon matches in reaching his 32nd Grand Slam semifinal. He has won Wimbledon three times. Next up for Djokovic will be the winner of a Wednesday quarterfinal between No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro. Ninth-seeded American John Isner takes on Milos Raonic of Canada in the other quarterfinal. The winner will take on Anderson in the semifinals.

Hudson Va�ey Golf “Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.” – Sam Snead

Welcome To Red Hook Golf Club A semi-private club located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley town of Red Hook, NY

Celebrating Our 87th Year! Red Hook Golf Club welcomes Foster’s 19th Hole in 2018! Although in the same location, the Club’s food & beverage operation may be unrecognizable to you with its brand new look, menu and staff. Whether fueling up pre-round, grabbing a bite at the turn, or relaxing with a cold drink and solid meal after golf, you have many choices among Foster’s 19th Hole’s selection of savory food and tasty beverages! Keep an eye out for Trivia Night details, live music engagements and Member and public events planned for this

season! Our Head PGA Professional, Doug Wiltsie is available for private lessons, club fittings, repairs and offers the newest golf equipment and merchandise. The Course Superintendent, Peter Sermini, and his crew work diligently to keep our course in excellent condition. The Red Hook Golf Club has been recognized as a true test of a golfer’s ability, by hosting the New York State and Dutchess County Men’s Amateur Championships as well as the Dutchess County Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur Championships.

Open to the general public, Red Hook offers reasonably priced greens fees, and an excellent restaurant – The Club Restaurant At Red Hook – (845) 758-3006. Rainy conditions – not a problem! Unlike other area courses, the course is rarely closed or golf cart usage limited because of soggy fairways. Playing conditions at RHGC are optimized due to excellent soil conditions and quick drainage. If you have any questions, please contact the Pro Shop at (845) 7588652. We hope you come and join us for a great golfing experience!

Tour The Course Red Hook Golf Club is an 18 hole semi-private facility which presents a challenging test for golfers of all levels. The course has hosted the New York State and Dutchess County Men’s Amateur Championships as well as the Dutchess County Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur Championships.

WELCOME TO RED HOOK GOLF CLUB A semi-private club located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley town of Red Hook, NY Our 18-hole semi-private course is near historic Rhinebeck, NY and easily accessible from the Taconic State Parkway and Rt. 9. Open to the general public, Red Hook offers reasonably priced greens, an excellent restaurant and a host of amenities for members and the general public. Open in rainy conditions, too!

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COLUMBIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NOTICE OF MEETING Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee held on July 18, 2018 at 9:30am, at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534 for the purpose of discussing any matters that may be presented to the Committee for consideration. Dated: July 13, 2018 Sarah Sterling Treasurer Columbia Economic Development Corporation Elite Eleven LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/1/2018. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 68 Glenwood Blvd., Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: Real estate management and development and general business purposes. Greene Apple Motel LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/26/18. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 52 Corporate Circle Ste 207 Albany NY 12203. Purpose: any lawful NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION FORMATION OF A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PURSUANT TO NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW SECTION 206 1. The name of the limited liability company is A Great Pear LLC. 2. The date of filing of the articles of organization with the Department of State was June 5, 2018. 3. The County in New York in which the office of the company is located is Columbia. 3-a. The street address of the principal business location of the company is 3 Prach Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to: PO Box 201 Spencertown, NY 12165 5. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Francis J. Roche Attorney at Law 538 Union Street P.O. Box 321 Hudson, NY 12534 LEGAL NOTICE Order to Show Cause filed by 2219 County Route 21, LLC v. Erling Johannesen, Theodora Johannesen, Their Heirs and assigns with regard to the premises known as 2219 County Route 21, Kinderhook, New York, Tax Map # 64.-1-33. Petitioner seeks to have the Mortgage for $ 7000.00 made by Peter F. Cousseau and Lois Cousseau to Erling Johannesen dated May 22, 1981 recorded May 27, 1981in Book 392 page 958 in the Office of the County Clerk, Columbia County, New York discharged of record and that all debts or obligations secured by said mortgage be cancelled. Said matter to be heard at the Columbia County Supreme Court located at 401 Union Street, County of Columbia, City of Hudson, State of New York on August 22, 2018 at 9:30 am.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED SUBDIVISION Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Durham Town Board will hold a public hearing concerning a subdivision of property owned by William Sager parcel 49.00-2-43 consisting of 8.9 +/acres located at Dedrick Road. His wish is to subdivide into 3 parcels. If you have any questions or concerns on the above subdivision, please attend the public hearing. The hearing will be held at the Town Building 7309 State Route 81, Oak Hill Tuesday July 17th, 7:30 P.M. All interested persons desiring to be heard will be heard at that time. By order of the Town Board Janet Partridge, Clerk LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: TNK Properties, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secretary of State (NYSS) on 06/07/2018 Office Location: Greene County; 5126 State Route 23, Windham, NY 12496 NY Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of the process to: C/O TNK Properties, LLC, PO BOX 64, Windham, NY 12496 Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose: Latest date upon with LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is Spotlight Cinemas Hudson LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on November 14, 2017. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Columbia County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 6 Stillwater Avenue, Orono, ME 04473. Hudson River Skywalk: Connecting Art, History and Landscape; Colewood Avenue to Thomas Cole National Historic Site Segment

Description: Greene County is engaged in the development of the Hudson River Skywalk project. The project being bid is the construction of a 0.16 mile walking path beginning at the intersection of NYS Rt. 23 and Colewood Avenue, to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Proposed improvements include an asphalt paved walkway, fencing, unit block retaining wall, site amenities, site demolition, and landscaping. Plans and specifications in digital format can be downloaded at w w w. u s i n g l e s s p a or at w w w. b i d p l a n Project bidding documents are also available in a compact disc (CD) format at the office of the Clerk of the Legislature, 411 Main Street, Suite 408, Catskill, NY 12414, during business hours, at a fortynine dollar ($49) charge. Bid documents may be examined at no expense at the office of the Greene County Planning and Economic Development, 411 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414, phone (518) 719-3290. This project is funded by a grant provided by the New York State Department of State, Contract No. C100940. The MWBE utilization requirements for this project are 15% MBE and 15% WBE. New York State Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule and conditions of employment apply for this project. Bids shall be stated as stipulated sums with allowances. Bids shall be submitted as per the project manual. Bids shall be submitted on the project Bid Form with required attachments. The contract will be awarded based upon the lowest qualified bid with the sponsor having the right to reject all bids. Greene County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d-d4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, part 21, Nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit

bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award. An optional Pre-Bid Conference will be held on the date of Thursday, July 26, 2016 at 10:00am in Room 427 at the Greene County Offices, 411 Main Street, Catskill NY 12414. Bid Document Release: 7/12/2018 10:00 AM Pre-Bid Conference: 7/26/2018 10:00 AM Bid Due: 8/3/2016 2:00 PM Contract Start: 8/23/2018 Location: Village of Catskill, Greene County Contact 1: W a r r e n Hart, Deputy County Administrator Greene County Planning and Economic Development 411 Main Street Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 719-3290 Contact 2: Jere Tatich, RLA Elan Planning and Design, PLLC 18 Division Street, Suite 304 Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (518) 306-3702 Submit Bids To: Tammy L. Sciavillo, Clerk Greene County Legislature 411 Main Street, Suite 408 Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 719-3270 Madpiper, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/25/2018. Cty: Columbia. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 5 Kinderhook St., Chatham, NY 12037. General Purpose. Notice of formation of 7943 Hunter, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on 6/11/2018, office location: Greene County. NS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. NS shall mail service of process (SOP) to: Corporate Service Company at 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Corporate Service Company is designated as agent for SOP at 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose is any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of 7997 Hunter, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on 5/23/2018, office location: Greene County. NS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. NS shall mail

service of process (SOP) to: Corporate Service Company at 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Corporate Service Company is designated as agent for SOP at 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose is any lawful purpose. "Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company. Notice of formation of WM Property Services LLC, a Domestic Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY ("SSNY") on 3/27/18. Office location is Greene County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC, upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 747 State Route 144, New Baltimore, NY 12124. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York." Notice of Formation of Clum Hill Farm, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/4/18. Office location: Greene County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Michele Sherman Entner, 41 Violet Hill Rd, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572. Purpose: any lawful activity. "Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company. Notice of Formation of Our Wellness Collective, LLC, a Domestic Limited Li-

ability Company. Articles of Organization filed with Secy, of State of NY on June 13, 2018. Office Location: Columbia County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to, Our Wellness Collective, LLC, Post Office Box 913, North Chatham, New York 12132. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York."

served. SSNY shall mail process to: Deborah D'Arcy, 55 Liberty St., Apt. 9B, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity

Notice of Formation of Hudson Health LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/8/18. Office location: Columbia County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to Steven D. Corsun, Hudson Health LLC, 351 Fairview Ave, Ste 900, Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: any lawful Notice of formation of activity. Bluestone Acres Farm LLC Art. of Org. filed Notice of Formation of with the SSNY on Jonah's Pastrami LLC. 7/5/18. Office located Arts. of Org. filed with in Greene County. Secy. of State of NY SSNY has been desig- (SSNY) on 05/02/18. nated for service of Office location: ColumSSNY process. SSNY shall bia County. mail copy of any pro- designated as agent of cess served against LLC upon whom proLLC to: Bluestone cess against it may be SSNY shall Acres Farm LLC at 133 served. Sunset Rd., Greenville, mail process to: 470 NY 12083. Any lawful Harrington Dr., Austerlitz, NY 12017. Puractivity or purpose. pose: any lawful acNotice of Formation of tivities. Harry Hudson 1, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Notice of Formation of Properties, Secy. of State of NY MTnest (SSNY) on 5/25/18. Of- LLC. Arts. of Org. filed fice location: Columbia with Secy. of State of (SSNY) on County. SSNY desig- NY nated as agent of LLC 06/18/18. Office locaupon whom process tion: Greene County. against it may be SSNY designated as served. SSNY shall agent of LLC upon mail process to: Debo- whom process against rah D'Arcy, 55 Liberty it may be served. St., Apt. 9B, NY, NY SSNY shall mail pro10005. Purpose: any cess to: 162 Elting Rd., Catskill, NY 12414. lawful activity. Purpose: any lawful Notice of Formation of activities. Harry Hudson 2, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Notice of formation of Secy. of State of NY Ray's Tree Service (SSNY) on 5/25/18. Of- LLC, a limited liability fice location: Columbia company (the Articles County. SSNY desig- of Organization filed w nated as agent of LLC i t h t h e Secretary of upon whom process State of NY ("SSNY") against it may be on 6/7/18. location is


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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA Greene County and t h e SSNY has been designated as agent of t h e LLC, upon process against it m a y be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served 196 Strong Road, Cornwallville, NY 12418. The purpose of t h e LLC is t o engage in any purpose. Notice of Formation of Richard Jerome Hazen LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/1/18. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 18 Patroon Street, Claverack, NY 12513. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Windham Concierge LLC. Arts, of Org. filed with Secy, of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/07/18. Office location: Greene County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Manor Dr., Windham, NY 12496. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAYCHER TRUCKING, LLC FIRST:The name of the Limited Liability Company is NAYCHER TRUCKING, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") SECOND:The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on February 6, 2017. 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 c/o Robert Wilson Belcher, Jr., 130 Spring Road, Hudson, New York 12534. FIFTH: The Company is organized for all lawful purposes, and to do any and all things necessary, convenient, or incidental to that purpose. Dated: February 6, 2017. FREEMAN HOWARD, P.C. 441 East Allen Street P.O. Box 1328 Hudson, New York 12534 Notice of Qualification of 48 Lundy Lane LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/22/18. Office location: Columbia County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of HLF GDP Chatham NY LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/18/18. Office location: Columbia County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/11/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Progressive Philanthropy Group, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 1/31/18. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1140 State Rt 82 Ancram NY 12502. Purpose: any lawful Notice of Qualification of Katz, Kane & Co., LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of

State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/18. Office location: Greene County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/7/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 25 Central Park West, NY, NY 10023. DE address of LLC: Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF COLUMBIA HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, Plaintiff, Index No.: 4346/2012 Against BARBRA STEWART INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX FOR THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY L. HOULE, DOROTHY HOULECALL, TERESA JAYCOX, JOSH JAYCOX, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly granted on 6/5/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction Columbia County Courthouse, 401 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534, on 8/7/2018 at 9:30 am, premises known as 78 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram, NY 12502, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ancram, County of Colombia and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Columbia County Treasurer as Section 205 Block 1 Lot 36 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $268,401.52 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 4346/2012. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagees attorney. Jonathan E. Cohen, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 6/27/2018 TKS

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE Federal National Mortgage Association ("Fannie Mae"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff AGAINST John Legg a/k/a John B. Legg; Annemarie Legg a/k/a Annemarie Wallace; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 4, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York on July 23, 2018 at 9:00AM, premises known as 277 Broome Street, Catskill, NY 12414. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Catskill, County of Greene, State of NY, Section 172.09 Block 1 Lot 27. Approximate amount of judgment $173,421.15 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 17253. Heidi Thais Cochrane, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: May 24, 2018#95029

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT GREENE COUNTY KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against ROBERT HENRY IV A/K/A ROBERT C. HENRY, IV, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered April 9, 2018 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 on July 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Premises known as 214 CR 67, Leeds, NY 12451. Sec 102.00 Block 4 Lot 3. All that certain piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Cairo, on Sandy Plains Road, County of Greene and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $63,276.30 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 2016307. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT James M Wagman, Referee COUNTY OF COLUM- Esq., FKNC2933 BIA BANK OF AMERICA, NA, Plaintiff SUPREME COURT OF AGAINST THE STATE OF NEW GAYLE S. STOD- YORK - COUNTY OF DARD, et al., Defen- COLUMBIA dant(s) OCWEN LOAN SERPursuant to a Judg- VICING, LLC, ment of Foreclosure V. and Sale duly dated REGINA CHAMBERS, April 06, 2018 I, the ET. AL. undersigned Referee NOTICE OF SALE will sell at public aucNOTICE IS HEREBY tion at the Front Steps GIVEN pursuant to a of the Columbia Final Judgment of County Courthouse, Foreclosure dated 401 Union Street, City March 23, 2018, and of Hudson, on August entered in the Office of 08, 2018 at 10:00AM, the Clerk of the County premises known as 53 of Columbia, wherein LOCKWOOD ROAD, OCWEN LOAN SERHUDSON, NY 12534. VICING, LLC is the All that certain plot Plaintiff and REGINA piece or parcel of land, CHAMBERS, ET AL. with the buildings and are the Defendant(s). I, improvements erected, the undersigned Refersituate, lying and being ee will sell at public in the Town of Living- auction at the COston, County of Co- LUMBIA COUNTY lumbia and State of C O U R T H O U S E , New York, SECTION FRONT LOBBY, 401 161., BLOCK 1, LOT UNION STREET, HUD55. Approximate SON, NY 12534, on amount of judgment August 8, 2018 at $287,596.32 plus inter- 9:30AM, premises est and costs. Premis- known as 61 PREUSes will be sold subject SER ROAD, CRARYto provisions of filed VILLE, NY 12521: Judgment for Index# Section 133, Block 1, 7469-14. Lot 69: GREGORY JOHN AL- ALL THAT CERTAIN LEN, ESQ., Referee PLOT, PIECE OR PARGross Polowy, LLC CEL OF LAND, WITH Attorney for Plaintiff THE BUILDINGS AND 1775 Wehrle Drive, I M P R O V E M E N T S Suite 100 THEREON ERECTED, Williamsville, NY 14221 SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN River Spirit Publica- OF CLAVERACK, tions LLC Arts. of Org. COUNTY OF COLUMfiled with Secy. of BIA, STATE OF NEW State of NY (SSNY) on YORK 6/19/18. Office locaPremises will be sold tion: Greene County. subject to provisions SSNY designated as of filed Judgment Inagent of LLC upon dex # 7582/2014. KEwhom process may be VIN R. BRYANT, Esq. served. SSNY shall Referee. RAS Boriskin, mail process to the LLC 900 Merchants LLC at 2880 Sleepy Concourse, Suite 310, Hollow Road, Athens, Westbury, New York NY 12015. Purpose: 11590, Attorneys for any lawful activities. Plaintiff.

NOTICE SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE TAKE NOTICE, that the School District Tax Collector of the Hudson City School District, Hudson, New York, having duly received a warrant for the fiscal year 2018-2019, (fiscal period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019) will receive without interest or penalty, all school taxes voluntarily paid at The Bank of Greene County, Fairview Plaza and Proprietors Hall Office, Hudson, New York, during their normal banking hours as follows: (a) From July 15, 2018 to August 15, 2018 during which period the first installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid; interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, for each month period, or part thereof, from August 16, 2018 until such installment is paid or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner. (b) From September 15, 2018 to October 15, 2018, during which period the final installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid, interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, from October 16, 2018 for each one month period; or part thereof, until such installment is paid, or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner. (c) No installment may be paid unless all prior installments of current taxes, including interest, shall have been paid or shall be paid at the same time. (d) The Warrant shall expire on November 1, 2018, but may be extended as provided by law. All such taxes and accrued penalties remaining unpaid after November 1, 2018 shall bear additional penalties determined by the County or City Treasurer as the case may be and are subject to tax sale procedures. Dated: July 2018 Deborah Long, Treasurer/Tax Collector Hudson City School District 215 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, New York NOTICE The next meeting of the Columbia County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council (LEICC) will be held July 18, 2018 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 learn about services for children with a disability or developmental delay are encouraged to attend. For more information call Jan Nieto at 8284278 ext. 1340. PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GERMANTOWN Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2018 at 5:30pm the Germantown Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on the Germantown Police Assessment Report, dated June 26, 2018. The Public Hearing will be immediately followed by a Special Town Board Meeting. The meetings will occur in the Germantown Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, NY. Germantown Town Clerk Joyce Vale TOWN OF NEW BALTIMORE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the New Baltimore Town Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7 PM at the New Baltimore Town Hall, 3809 County Route 51, Hannacroix, NY to accept paving bid opened at the Town Board Regular Meeting on July 9, 2018. By Order of the Town Board Barbara M. Finke Town Clerk NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz invites sealed proposals for the installation of a

Pre-purchased Precast Concrete Three-Sided Culvert necessary for the "East Hill Road Culvert Replacement", in Austerlitz, New York. This Contract has been designated as Contract No. 18-001 as set forth in contract documents, including drawings and specifications, prepared by Morris Associates Engineering and Surveying Consultants, PLLC, 64 Green Street, Hudson, NY 12534. All such sealed proposals must be received by the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 812 Route 213, P.O. Box 238, Spencertown, NY 12165 on or before 10:00 a.m. July 30, 2018, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the proposed contract documents, including plans and specifications and the forms of proposals for the contract are available for public inspection at the Town Clerk's office during business hours, Monday through Friday and becoming available July 13, 2018. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 102, persons desiring to take a copy may obtain them, subject to a deposit in the amount of $50.00 for each set, payable by check or money order, to guarantee their safe return, such deposits to be refunded or partially refunded under the provisions of GML 102. All proposals shall be made and received upon the following conditions, which are more fully set forth in the bid documents: 1. Only such proposals as are made and filed upon the forms available in the office of the Town Clerk will be accepted. 2. Proposals are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope. 3. Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount bid, payable to the order of the Town of Austerlitz, or a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Supervisor, as Chief Financial Officer, in such amount, conditioned that if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract for the same and will provide acceptable security, in the form of cash, certified check or performance bonds, or letters of credit, as set forth in the contract documents, for the faithful performance of the contract, within 15 days from the acceptance of the proposal. 4. Pursuant to the provisions of GML 105, no bids may be withdrawn unless no contract is awarded for more than 45 days after the opening thereof. Upon such proper withdrawal of bid, the deposit shall be forthwith returned. After award of the contract, all bid deposits or other bid bonds except that of the successful bidder will be returned. 5. Upon acceptance of the bid, if the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract pursuant to the requirements of said Town Board or fails to give the further security prescribed in this notice within the time noted herein, then the check deposited as aforesaid, and the moneys standing to the credit of the same shall be forfeited to the Town as liquidated damages and not as a penalty and the Supervisor shall collect the same or enforce the payment of the bond for the benefit of the Town. 6. All bids shall contain the non-collusion certificate in a form meeting the requirements of GML 103-d. The Town Board reserves the right, in its discretion, to waive technical noncompliance or irregularities that are not material or substantial, and to reject all bids and to rebid the project. By order of the Town Board Susan Haag, TOWN CLERK Town Hall, 812 Rte. 203, PO Box 238, Spencertown, NY 12165 (518)392-3260 ext. 300

Pine Ridge Stables Two, LLC with SSNY on 6/12/18. Office: Columbia SSNY desg as agent for process &

shall mail to: 90 State St., Ste. 700, Box 10, Albany, NY, 12207. Any lawful purpose. Premium Audit Solutions, LLC with SSNY on 6/05/18. Office: Columbia SSNY desg as agent for process & shall mail to: 437 E. Allen St, Hudson, NY, 12534. Any lawful purpose. STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, , OCONTO COUNTY Case No. 18CV75 IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF Nicholas Robert Buerkle By (petitioner) Beth Marie Schultz NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: (First) Nioholas (Middle) Robert , (Last) Buerkle To: (First) Nicholas (Middle) James (Last) Schultz Birth Certificate: osti Nicholas James Schultz IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard In the Circuit Court of Oconto State of Wisconsin: Judge's Name Honorable Judge Conley Place Oconto County Courthouse 301 Washington St. Oconto, WI54153 Date Time July 31,2018 9:00 a.m. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate In the court process, please call at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks In a row prior to the date of the hearing In the Catskill Daily Mail a newspaper published In Greene , County, state of New York BY THE COURT: Circuit Court Judge Electronically signed by Michael T Judge Circuit Court Judge Date 06/29/2018 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN OF STOCKPORT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Stockport will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stockport Town Hall, to consider the following applications: Case #02-18 – Application of Jennifer & Scott Hingle – Use Variance – Applicant wishes to place 5’ fencing along front of property located at 350 County Route 25, Town of Stockport. The above application is open to inspection at the office of the Planning Board, Stockport Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Avenue, Stottville, New York. Persons wishing to appear at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative. Communications in writing in relation thereto may be filed with the Board, or at such hearing. Dated: June 26, 2018 Barbara Drabick Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF GREENE NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, V. THOMAS W. ANDREASEN A/K/A THOMAS ANDREASEN, if living, and if he be dead, any and all other persons, who may claim as devisees, distributes, legal representatives and successors in interest of said defendants, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquire be ascertained, et. al. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 21, 2016, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Greene, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and THOMAS W. ANDREASEN A/K/A THOMAS ANDREASEN, if living, and if he be dead, any and all other persons, who may claim as devisees, distributes, legal representatives and successors in interest of said defendants, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquire be ascertained, et. al. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the GREENE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 320 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL, NY 12414, on August 2, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 216 NORWEGIAN ROAD, LEXINGTON, NY A/K/A 216 NORWGIAN ROAD, PRATTSVILLE, NY 12452: Section 128.03, Block 1, Lot 11: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON, COUNTY OF GREENE AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 976/2012. Michael W. Esslie, Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832.For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832. The Milliner's Daughter LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/26/18. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 52 Corporate Circle Ste 207 Albany NY 12203. Purpose: any lawful

WOODS ROAD HILL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/26/18. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 482 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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DEPENDABLE HOME Health Aide needed immediately in Greene Cty/S. Cairo area. If interested call 518-239-2919 for interview. DISHWASHERS & other kitchen employees wanted as well as clerical & front desk employees. Call 518622-3253

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MOSCOW — Croatia, a 27-year-old country of 4.3 million citizens and 23 superb soccer players, will vie for the sport’s most treasured trophy, the World Cup. With a 2-1 extra-time victory over England on Wednesday, the Croatians will attempt to become the smallest nation since Uruguay in 1950 to win the championship. France awaits Sunday at the very same venue, Luzhniki Stadium. In reaching the final for the first time, Croatia extended England’s disappointment in major tournaments to 52 years. The Three Lions had gone ahead in the early moments, but Croatia drew even midway through the second half. And in the 19th of 30 additional TIM GROOTHUIS/WITTERS SPORT minutes, Mario Mandzukic Croatia midfielder Luka Modric (10) plays for the ball against England forward Harry Kane (9) in the smashed an angled, six-yard semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium. shot past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. they’ve gone to the semifinals The ball took flight, cleared the occasion. Ivan Perisic, who had scored just twice). Their record in the head of a leaping pillar in the But Croatia regrouped after the equalizer in the 68th min- other major competition, the defensive wall and steamed conceding the goal and manuute, made it possible by win- European Championship, has toward the target. Goalkeeper factured a few minor threats. ning a header at the top corner been even worse: no finals Danijel Subasic prepared to Croatia is a technically supeof the penalty area. Mandzukic since the event began in 1960. launch, then realizing neither rior side, led by Real Madrid’s beat two defenders and met Things began with great man nor beast was going to in- Luka Modric, but in the buildthe ball in stride for left-footed promise Wednesday: a goal in tervene, he aborted. up to the match, concern cenglory. the fifth minute. Teammates piled on Trippi- tered around fatigue after playThe celebration spilled into Kieran Trippier has drawn er along the sideline. Manager ing 120 minutes in each of the photographers’ row, burying comparisons to David Beck- Gareth Southgate, looking dap- first two knockout tests. one poor shooter in a mass of ham for his ability to cross the per as ever in his trendsetting, It didn’t seem to affect the white jerseys. ball with precision accuracy. form-fitting blue waistcoat, winners in the slightest. England will play Belgium His right foot is also weapon- pumped his arms. All over EngCroatia set the terms early in for third place Saturday in St. ized for set pieces and, with land, on Waistcoat Wednes- the second half, turning up the Petersburg. heat on England’s stout back a free kick dead-on from 25 day, the masses celebrated. Since winning the 1966 title, yards, the Tottenham Hotspur England just seemed so line and not allowing goalkeepthe Three Lions have gone 13 player scored his first interna- relax and prepared for every er Jordan Pickford to let down World Cups without reach- tional goal. situation, not flustered in the his guard. The equalizer came midway Two steps and . . . thump! slightest by the momentous ing the final (and in that time,

through the half. Sime Vrsaljko swung the ball from the right wing into the penalty area. Perisic was on the back side with two defenders between him and the ball. Trippier let Perisic slip by. Kyle Walker prepared to head the ball from danger, but as it approached, Perisic swung his raised left leg around the defender’s cranium and stabbed in a leaping volley from six yards. Four minutes later, with the Croatians buzzing with momentum and England not knowing how to stop them, Perisic beat Pickford with an angled blast that kissed the base of the far post. Poor decisions and touches bedeviled England, which was fortunate to remain level with a ravenous foe. Pickford left himself stranded off his line after an ineffective punch in the 84th minute, but the Croatians let him off the hook with a wayward shot at an open net. Harry Kane could have won it for England in stoppage time but failed to make solid contact with a clear header off a set piece. In the first 15 minutes of extra time, Vrsaljko rescued Croatia with a goal-line clearance on John Stones’s header and Pickford deflected Mandzukic’s redirect an instant before they collided. Mandzukic then found the target, sending Croatia to the final and sending England home in tears again.

John Tavares apologizes to Islanders fans on Player Tribune By Andrew Gross Newsday

John Tavares wants Islanders fans to know he’s sorry. “I want to apologize, from the bottom of my heart, for things not working out — and for the fact that, under my captaincy, we fell short of our ultimate goal,” Tavares wrote in a 4,000-plus word first-person article posted on The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday afternoon. “But I gave it all that I had ... and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for how you gave me all that you had in return.” Tavares describes an

agonizing process of trying to decide whether to re-sign with the Islanders, who selected him first overall in 2009, or leave as an unrestricted free agent to join his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares, born in Mississauga, Ontario, ultimately agreed to a seven-year, $77-million deal with the Maple Leafs on July 1, shortly after the free agent market opened. During the five-day negotiating period leading up to the start of free agency, Tavares met with representatives of the Islanders and Maple Leafs, as well as the Sharks, Stars,

Bruins and Lightning before retreating to his Mississauga home to make a decision. Tavares wrote that process made him feel like he was having a “breakdown.” “I’m not trying to sound dramatic — that’s just actually what happened,” Tavares wrote. “I just sort of ... lost it, you know? I collapsed onto the couch that we have out near the pool. And I just started lying there, becoming more and more overwhelmed. “Deep down, I think I’d come to realize where I was going to play hockey next season,”

Tavares continued. “But there’s deciding ... and then there’s making a decision.” All through last season, Tavares maintained that he hoped things would work out with the Islanders, even though he did not sign an extension when he became eligible to do so on July 1, 2017. “I know how serious this decision was, and how many people it affected,” Tavares wrote. “Which is why I want to say this as deliberately and as clearly as possible: In no way had I made up my mind yet, as far as where I was signing, before I took

those free-agency meetings.” Tavares goes on to detail his reasons for choosing the Maple Leafs, writing it went beyond just having a childhood dream to play for the team he’s rooted for since he was three. Tavares wrote, at age 27 and after nine seasons in the NHL, he understands how short a career can be and this would likely be the only time he would be a free agent. Still, while Tavares said it’s true he was raised as a child in the Toronto area, he feels like he grew up on Long Island, as an Islander.


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Talk of remarriage triggers questions about burial plots My brother-in-law “Charles” has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife, “Claire,” to cancer 10 years ago; she is buried in their plot in the military cemetery with a headstone. Their children are all adults now. Charles has been seriously dating a divorcee, “Joyce,” and they are talking about marriage. Joyce feels that for him to be commitDEAR ABBY ted to her in marriage, they should have a plot together. It’s our understanding that only one wife is allowed to be buried in the military cemetery. This would mean Claire would have to be exhumed and transferred to another one. I’m not sure how close Joyce is to her family, but she does have grown children. I suggested they get an outside opinion and a prenuptial agreement before they get married, which both would be agreeable to. What have others done in similar situations? Concerned in New Hampshire


There are different types of military cemeteries in this country, 135 of which are maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. (None of them are located in your state.) However, there are many state and private military cemeteries nationwide, and their rules may differ from those of the national. Because you didn’t mention which category your brother-in-law’s cemetery falls under,

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the best advice I can offer is to contact it and find out what its rules are in circumstances like this. I tend to be a people pleaser. So when my wife wanted to buy a home for us to raise a family in, I went along with her plan to move to her hometown. I wanted her to be happy, and I was excited about the home-purchasing process. It’s almost two years later, and I regret it. I’m not happy here. I miss my hometown where all my friends and family live. It’s a beach town, a throwback to a time when everyone knew everyone and you could walk or bike-ride anywhere. People don’t lock their doors, and homes are insulated from the streets and traffic, so kids can play freely outside. To me, it’s the perfect town. But there is no convincing my wife to try giving my hometown a shot as our full-time residence. Despite knowing we will never be able to own a summer house there, that’s the “dream” my wife sells to me. Should I just accept my fate? Resentful in New York I am sorry you are unhappy with the decision you made. Your wife may have wanted to move to her hometown because she felt her relatives could help out with your children, which is a plus. However, unless you find the strength to assert yourself, “accepting your fate” is exactly what you may have to do.

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Gut health basics: How and when to take probiotics With the current focus on gut health, I have been hearing a lot about probiotic supplements. Who should take them? Does the number of bacteria matter more than the types listed on the container? Does one take them daily, for a brief time period, or for extended time periods? Probiotics are healthy bacteria in the large intestines that aid in digestion and possibly other functions in the body. Scientists are just beginning to underTO YOUR stand how the intestinal bacGOOD HEALTH teria (called the microbiome) affect many areas of health. There are a few indications for probiotics that are wellaccepted. The most important are in people with gastrointestinal conditions, especially in people with inflammation from inflammatory bowel disease. Some infections, including Clostridium difficile, may be prevented and treated with probiotics. This is not the primary treatment (which usually is antibiotics against C-diff), but it may be a useful adjunctive treatment or in recurrent cases. Gastroenterologists prescribe several different types of probiotics for these conditions. The particular type of probiotic may depend on the underlying condition and symptoms. Having healthy gut bacteria may be of benefit in people with no specific problems. However, it is not necessary to take in bacteria to have a shift to healthier gut flora. A diet more based in plants, whole grains and nuts, with less dairy, meat and sweets (such as the Mediterranean diet) showed clear changes in the


microbiome in a few days, compared with a typical Western diet. There are so many benefits to this type of diet, including reduction in heart disease risk, diabetes risk and obesity, that I recommend this diet or a similar one rather than taking probiotics for people who are interested in improving gut health. Please explain tethered spinal cord syndrome. I’m 68 and presenting with urine and fecal incontinence and a heavy feeling in my legs after having spine surgery last year. What are my options? A tethered cord usually is a problem that’s found in children, where the spinal cord gets attached to a structure in the spine. It happens often in spina bifida or similar conditions. However, it occasionally happens after spinal surgery in adults. Symptoms include sensory problems, such as pain or numbness; weakness (a feeling of heaviness often is muscle weakness); and loss of control of bladder and bowel. In a case series of adults with tethered cord, surgical release improved sensory symptoms in 80 percent of people, motor symptoms in 70 percent and urinary symptoms in 50 percent. I don’t know of any effective nonsurgical therapy. The published literature followed people for two years after surgery, but noted that the spine can retether itself even after successful surgical repair. This is a rare condition and one where finding a neurosurgeon with experience in tethered cord syndrome would be of immense value


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Horoscope By STELLA WILDER Born today, you are a positive individual, and you are never held back by the kinds of strict traditions that rule most other people. You are driven to do what you must to make your life what you want — regardless of anyone who might hold you back. You believe in the power of positive thinking, and you embark on every new project with confidence and conviction. You are not cowed by circumstances but accept challenges when and where you find them. You mix well with all manner of people, and there are times when you prefer the company of strangers because you thrive on new experiences of every kind. Despite being rather whimsical, you are also quite serious-minded about the big issues in life. You see connections in life everywhere you go — between people, events and ideas — and you let those connections direct and shape your thinking about many topics. You are quite skilled at understanding very complex concepts, and you can solve all manner of puzzles in a variety of creative ways. Also born on this date are: Topher Grace, actor; Richard Simmons, fitness guru; Cheryl Ladd, actress; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater; Christine McVie, musician and singer; Milton Berle, actor and comic; Henry David Thoreau, author; Oscar Hammerstein II, songwriter and producer; Andrew Wyeth, painter; Van Cliburn, pianist; Louis B. Mayer, producer. 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, JULY 13 CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You must be willing to do more than you are asked today, as the challenges you now face require that you go above and beyond right now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You can turn a game into something much more serious — but is that really what you want? You don’t want to change things too drastically. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You are pitted against someone who knows better than most how you think — and what you may do in response to any perceived challenge. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You may find that you are more a part of a current endeavor than you had expected. The team you are working with brings out your best. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may be forced to make a change that you do not want to make — but by day’s end you’ll realize that this may actually be an improvement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You are in a very good personal space at this time, and you are able to see the best in almost everyone you encounter — including a rival. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You don’t want to reveal too much too soon today. Say only what you mean to say, and what you have to say according to the rules. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You are eager to get permission to do something a little out of the ordinary today — but you needn’t jump through that particular hoop. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — A pattern of illadvised behavior can be broken today — but only with the help of a good friend. You are tested in some way after dark. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You can only make things worse by guessing today; stick to the facts and solve the problem that presents itself one element at a time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You are eager to follow someone down an unfamiliar path, confident that you will be led into an adventure from which you can benefit greatly. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You don’t want to be where the action is today — but you may want to remain within sight of the main event. Arrange things accordingly. COPYRIGHT 2018 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.

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

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(e.g., How many stripes (red and white) are on the U.S. flag? Answer: 13.) Freshman level 1. Mr. Peanut is a trademark of what company? 2. Who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.? 3. What is Muzak? Graduate level 4. What kind of animal is the comic strip character Pogo? 5. John Adams was the second U.S. president. Who were first and third? 6. James Thurber title: “The Secret Life of ____.” PH.D. level 7. What was the middle name of Elvis Presley? 8. What is the most famous statue representing the Roman goddess Libertas? 9. Frommer’s guide calls it “the most photographed bridge in the world.”


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

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Jumbles: FOYER LINER PADDLE JIGSAW Answer: The inventor of the saddle had the — “RIDE” IDEA



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

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SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Planters. 2. The president of the U.S. 3. Programmed background music piped into businesses and public places. 4. Opossum. 5. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. 6. Walter Mitty. 7. Aaron. 8. The Statue of Liberty. 9. Golden Gate Bridge. 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?



Pickles For Better or For Worse

Get Fuzzy

Hi & Lois

Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 WWII president 4 Knight’s protection 9 __-foot bathtub 13 Bruce and Brandon 15 Depart 16 Cry from a flu shot clinic 17 Slangy reply 18 Refers to 19 Husband or wife 20 One in favor of something 22 Bosom 23 Makes moist 24 “I __ Rock”; 1960s song 26 Positive; cheerful 29 Mind-set 34 Dangerous fish 35 Bawls 36 __ Antonio, TX 37 Holbrook and Linden 38 Sat for an artist 39 __ down; search for 40 Suffix for host or heir 41 Guthrie’s namesakes 42 Compel 43 Backlash 45 TV’s Diane __ 46 __ and haw 47 Arrived 48 “Guilty” or “Not guilty” 51 Wrongly injured 56 Be a couch potato 57 Hawk’s defense 58 Test 60 Monster 61 Chosen few 62 Irritate 63 Strong desires 64 Tries to find 65 British custom DOWN 1 Aviate 2 “How __ Is the Ocean?”; Irving Berlin song 3 Tush

Mother Goose & Grimm

Bound & Gagged

4 Author Louisa May __ 5 Harness straps 6 Partner 7 Kitchen appliance 8 Said again 9 Battle 10 Outdoor feast 11 __ out; misbehaves 12 Sharpen 14 Rainfalls 21 Pinnacle 25 Prefix for print or quote 26 Theater employee 27 __ out; get rid of gradually 28 Good wood for floats 29 Firebug’s crime 30 __ up; binds 31 Loan shark’s crime 32 Rumba or twist 33 Go into 35 Neighbor of Wyo.

Wednesday’s Puzzle Solved

Non Sequitur

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38 Apes 39 Nonetheless 41 Feasted 42 Renown 44 Rubs enough to make sore 45 New Orleans team 47 Earthenware pot

48 Stratagem 49 Theater box 50 Make money 52 Powerful wind 53 Delight 54 Way out 55 Actor Robertson 59 __ culpa


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