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HUDSON – A plan to install crosswalks and ramps at the Hudson Amtrak Station to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act is on schedule to be completed by November, according to Amtrak. The improvements outside the station include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pathways from the public right-of-way to the station building, the platform and four new Americans with Disabilities Act-approved parking

stalls. New ADA parking and platform signage will also be provided. All work was developed in consultation with the New York State Historic Preservation Office, according to Amtrak. The single-story railroad station was originally built for the New York Central Railroad in 1874, according to Amtrak. Inside the building, improvements will include ADA accessibility modifications to the bathrooms, waiting room and ticket counter. The improvements were approved by former Mayor

Tiffany Martin last year. The changes come at no cost to taxpayers and will be absorbed by Amtrak, Mayor Rick Rector said. Fifth Ward Alderman Dominic Merante hopes the changes will draw attention to other public-used properties in the city that need handicap access. The advocacy organization Disability Rights New York in 2017 found that 74 percent of 156 city, town and village governments in the state, including Hudson, were out of



Construction has begun to create better handicap access to the Hudson Amtrak Station, 69 S. Front St.

Farmers market revived, but problems loom By Richard Moody Columbia-Greene Media


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CATSKILL — As the Catskill Community Center works to build back its farmers market, it faces challenges including one that could affect farmers markets nationwide. Director Jen DuBois and her team are revamping the center’s farmers market, which fell by the wayside, she said, starting it up anew this year. The market, under new management, opened June 8, and is held Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dutchmen’s Landing. “We are trying to build back relationships with vendors and the community at large,” DuBois said. “We are constantly working to revamp our vendors.” Desirea Carr, a previous vendor, is the new manager of the market and said attendance has increased each week. “I have been approached by a number of vendors about joining,” Carr said. “I have also reached out to farmers I know. We expect to expand more next year. We are already making plans.” Carr and DuBois are planning to hold other events in tandem with the market on top of the new features offered at the market including weekly music and food trucks. But there are some roadblocks to expanding access to the market for those who need food purchasing assistance


The revamped Catskill Farmers Market at Dutchmen’s Landing on Friday evening.

such as elderly residents and food stamp recipients, DuBois said. For example, seniors are provided with farmers market coupons through the Greene County Department of Human Services each summer to help

them purchase nutritious foods at markets such as Catskill’s, but regulations form a barrier to purchasing power. “There are some limits to the type of items people can See MARKET A2


The revamped Catskill Farmers Market at Dutchmen’s Landing on Friday evening.

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NEW LEBANON — Town Clerk Tistrya Houghtling announced she filed petitions to appear on the ballot for the 107th Assembly District election in November and now is preparing to challenge Don Boyajian, of Cambridge, for the Democratic nomination in September. The winner will face off against Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby, who took over the seat in April by defeating Democratic Rensselaer

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County Legislator Cindy Doran in the April 24 special election. The special election was called by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fill the unexpired term of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin of Mayfield, who was elected Rensselaer County executive in November. Houghtling, who was confirmed as the Columbia County Democratic Committee choice for the 107th Assembly seat in June, filed 1,609 Democratic signatures Wednesday to be on the

ballot in November, as well as 86 Working Families Party signatures and four Women’s Equality Party signatures, all about double the amounts she needed to run on those party lines. But to run as a Democrat, Houghtling will have to beat Boyajian, an environmental lawyer who works for his father’s firm in Albany, Dreyer Boyajian LLP., in the primary Sept. 13. Boyajian also filed about See PRIMARY A2



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telling people he will fight for clean water in every town and fight against corruption in Albany. “I was in Kinderhook knocking on doors last night,” Boyajian said Thursday. “I attended the village board meeting, because that’s the only way to learn the local issues. How can you effectively represent an area if you don’t know the local issues?” The eastern side of the Capital Region has been left behind and treated poorly, Boyajian said. “Every town and village deserves clean drinking water,” Boyajian said. “What happened in Hoosick Falls should never happen again. And I will fight corruption, and that is why I made a promise not to accept money from any corporate [political action committee] in this campaign.”

offices across the state. FreshConnect Checks may be used to purchase any SNAP eligible food item. n New York State Wireless EBT Program: The program enables both farmers and market coordinators to become authorized vendors in SNAP. This equips them to accept SNAP benefits using an Electronic Benefits Transfer card reader in exchange for eligible SNAP food items. More details about the programs can be found on the state Department of Agriculture and Markets website. Chrissy and Ben Traore are looking to start a farm-to-table restaurant in Cairo called See and Be Kitchen, but while they wait for the state Department of Agriculture to inspect them before opening, the couple runs a stand at the Catskill Farmers Market. “We get a lot of market coupons,” Chrissy said. “So people can buy bread and produce from us, but not any of our prepared foods.” Chrissy and Ben sell homemade bread and some produce from their garden, but some of their other produce and foods come from local farms. The couple incorporates those local foods in prepared foods they sell. “I think if people could use their food stamps here, it would attract more produce vendors,” Chrissy said. It is Gallatin’s Half-Pint Farm’s second year at the Catskill Farmers Market and part-owner Kim Yambrick said they are doing as well, if not

better, than they did last year. Half-Pint sells meats and eggs as well as various baked goods at the market. “I try to keep the pricing at an ideal rate so that way everyone can enjoy eating healthy,” Yambrick said. “I read that people are gaining weight because they can’t afford to eat healthy. Anything that can help people afford healthy foods would be great. If I could sell my food for those coupons, that would be great.”

a solution,” Ambrose said. “I’m telling people to front-load and take as much as they can. This is a serious situation.” Ambrose wants to see more people in Hudson utilize the farmers market and says some people may not know they can use their SNAP benefits at the market. “Every year someone comes up and says they did not know they could do that,” Ambrose said. “A lot of the vendors like when people use their SNAP benefits.” The shutdown will compromise a range of incentive programs that have emerged over the past decade to improve lowincome consumer access to healthy food. Nonprofit groups such as Wholesome Wave and the Fair Food Network, and a $100 million U.S. Department of Agriculture program, the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, match or supplement SNAP benefits at farmers markets. The Hudson Farmers Market utilizes a state incentive program through which the market offers an additional $2 for every $5 people spend in SNAP benefits. “That is pretty significant,” Ambrose said. “People tend to buy in bulk, or buy ahead for the winter. A lot of people come and spend almost all of their benefits here because they can get almost everything they need here.” The Washington Post contributed to this report.

UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR SNAP AT FARMERS MARKETS Farmers markets across the nation could face problems accepting food stamps after a company that processes around 40 percent of SNAP transactions at farmers markets nationwide discontinues the service by July 31. The Novo Dia Group, an Austin-based company, announced earlier this month it will end its farmers market service by the end of the month, leaving about 1,700 of the more than 7,000 markets that offer SNAP with no way to serve lowincome customers. “I know about this situation and it is serious,” said Virginia Ambrose, who owns Scarecrow Farms located in Hudson and Claverack. “I do not know yet if it will affect the Hudson Farmers Market.” Ambrose works with other vendors to manage the Hudson Farmers Market, held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on N 6th Street. “The New York Federation of Farmers Markets is working on

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purchase with the coupons,” DuBois said. “Buying honey, syrup and soap, all items people need and use in their houses, are limited. They couldn’t buy meats or herbs.” The problem could ease when the market gets more produce farmers to participate. The farmers stopped participating in the past few years, DuBois said. DuBois also found that vendors are not up to speed on how they can accept payment through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, something the market is also looking to honor. “We do want to honor SNAP benefits,” DuBois said. “In order for vendors to be reimbursed for SNAP benefits they have to sign up with the state. Some vendors do use it. It seems to be a very good program, but some vendors are not aware of it or how to use it. Vendors and the community should be made aware of this.” The state has two programs allowing people to use food stamps at farmers markets. n The FreshConnect Checks Program: FreshConnect Checks are issued to participants in SNAP who shop at a participating farmers market. FreshConnect Checks are also issued directly to veterans, service members and their military families through their state Division of Veterans’ Affairs

the area has come, Houghtling said. Those representing the area do not reflect the majority of people living in the area, she said, arguing that women make up about 50 percent of the population, but represent 30 percent of people in office. Houghtling plans to hold meet-and-greet type events in every town in the district during her campaign, but no dates have been released. Boyajian ended a run for the 21st Congressional District seat against Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik in May to run for the 107th Assembly seat this year. “We are in a great place to win in September and November,” Boyajian said. “I think the biggest problem in politics is that politicians do not listen to the people they represent. A lot of people feel government is not listening to them, not fighting for them. I will.” Boyajian knocks on doors for at least five hours a day, he said,

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1,100 Democratic signatures Wednesday, he said. Petitions for candidates seeking state office were due this week, with the final deadline Thursday. Candidates for state Assembly seats are required to file 500 petition signatures, according to the state Board of Elections. “I am overwhelmed and grateful for the grassroots support of the committee members and other volunteers who have worked so hard the last few weeks to gather these signatures,” Houghtling said. “Their hard work and dedication will carry us to a victory on Election Day.” Houghtling called herself the blue-collar candidate in this race who will best represent the

residents in the district that encompasses parts of Columbia and Washington counties and most of Rensselaer County. “I am working class, with my husband and I living from paycheck to paycheck with three children,” Houghtling said. “We are not struggling, but a lot of families in the district are struggling. I won’t be the people’s voice in Albany; I will bring their voices with me.” Houghtling touted her grassroots approach to the campaign, saying she has raised a lot of money in small donations and is relying on the work of enthusiastic volunteers to get her message out. “To represent the people you have to walk in their shoes,” Houghtling said. “We have boots on the pavement talking to people. I’m still working full-time and the volunteers all work.” The time to change the demographics of those representing

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including Hudson, were out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Merante has called on the city to establish an American with Disabilities Act coordinator, to work out the administrative requirements of ADA compliance and to respond to complaints filed by the public. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, public entities with 50 or more employees must designate an employee to coordinate ADA compliance. “I think it’s important to note that access to meetings and programs does not always mean installing a ramp but having a process of opening access for those who wish to participate,” Merante said. “This is where the ADA coordinator position would be advantageous.” Several areas in the city need improved access for people with disabilities, Merante said.

There is no ADA parking at the library, which houses the city’s senior center. The city has been working with the Galvan Foundation, the owner of Galvan Armory, which houses the Hudson Senior Center, to install four handicapped-only parking spots within the next few months, Rector said. The gym on the second floor of the Hudson Youth Center, 18 S. Third St., or at City Hall, 520 Warren St., lack ADA accessibility. ADA-compliant portable toilets were installed this year after officials determined there were no handicapped-accessible bathrooms at Oakdale Beach House. The $10 million grant requested from the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative that includes $1.1 million to design and create improvements at Promenade Hill Park, which includes an ADA-cleared access ramp, was approved earlier this week. The project will preserve the park’s “historic features while providing access to park amenities and extraordinary views of the Hudson and the Catskills

for people of all abilities,” according to a statement on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s website. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@thedailymail. net, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.

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CALENDAR Saturday, July 14 n Germantown History Department

9 a.m.-noon 1767 Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown 518-537-6687

Monday, July 16 n Austerlitz Comprehensive Plan Oversight Committee 7 p.m. Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown 518-3923260 n Austerlitz Fire Commissioners 7:30 p.m. Spencertown Fire Company, One Memorial Drive, Spencertown 518-3923260 n Canaan Planning Board 7 p.m. Upstairs Town Hall, 1647 Route 5, Canaan 518-781-3144 n Chatham Village Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main St., Chatham 518-392-5821 n Clermont Fire Commissioners 7 p.m. Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont 518-537-6868 n Gallatin Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 667 Route 7, Gallatin 518-398-7519 n Germantown Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown 518-537-6687 n Kinderhook Village Recreation Committee 7 p.m. Village Hall, 6 Chatham St., Kinderhook 518-758-9882 n Red Hook Planning Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook 845-758-4606 n Taghkanic Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. Town Hall, Route 82, West Taghkanic 518-851-6673 n Tivoli Planning Board Workshop 7 p.m. Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli 845-757-2021 n Webutuck School District Board of Education 7:30 p.m. 845-373-4100

Tuesday, July 17 n Claverack Free Library 5 p.m. Clav-

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

Wednesday, July 18 n Copake Environmental Committee 7

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

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STATE POLICE n Jeffrey D. Brown, 41,

of Nassau, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. July 7 in New Lebanon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and first-time offense, aggravated driving while intoxicated: per se-no prior, an unclassified misdemeanor, driving left of pavement markings and a speed violation of exceeding 55 miles per hour, both infractions. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Ronald Kilmer, 53, of Albany, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. July 7 in Kinderhook and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent, driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors; thirddegree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor, and a speed

violation of exceeding 55 mph, an infraction. Kilmer’s arrestee status is unknown. n Cynthia Gilroy, 27, of Wingdale, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. July 7 in Livingston and charged with two counts of first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, and seconddegree criminal impersonation of another person, a class A misdemeanor. She was held in lieu of cash bail. n Haliday H. Werner, 37, of New Lebanon, was arrested at 10:38 p.m. July 7 in New Lebanon and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Albert Johnson, 30, of Hudson, was arrested at 7:15 a.m. July 8 in Greenport and charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Simone M. Farnum, 40, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at 11:55

a.m. July 8 in Canaan and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Bethanie M. O’Driscoll, 53, of Troy, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. July 8 in Claverack and charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date.

ticket for a later date. n Stephen Ohl Jr., 29, was arrested at 1:37 a.m. June 14 in Philmont and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Jodie Shoemaker, 37, of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina, was arrested at 10:43 p.m. June 23 in Copake and charged with fourthdegree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later date. n Guy Empire Jr., 35, of Hillsdale, was arrested at 10:52 p.m. June 29 in Hillsdale and charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor, and seconddegree harassment, a violation) by Sergeant Heath Benansky and Deputy Joseph Kilmer. He was released on his own recognizance and has a court date set for July 18. n Corey Fosby, 38, of Austerlitz, was arrested at 10:20 a.m. June 30 in Austerlitz

COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE n Miranda Graham, 31, of Hillsdale, was arrested at 1:37 a.m. June 14 in Philmont and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and failing to signal a turn, an infraction. Graham was stopped operating a vehicle on Main Street in the Village of Philmont. She was issued an appearance

and charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony, and petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail or $2,000 bond and had a court date set for July 5. n Emil Meltz III, 55, of Ghent, was arrested at 4:42 p.m. July 1 and charged with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and first-time offense, moving unsafely from a lane, and crossing road hazard markings, both infractions. He was released on his own recognizance and has a court date set for Aug. 13. n Nathaniel Jennings, 29, of Hudson, was arrested on a warrant at 12:55 p.m. July 8 in Greenport and charged with third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance and had a court date set for July 9. n Treyvon Whittaker, 21, of Hudson, was arrested at 2:53 p.m. July 8 in Copake and charged with fourthdegree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Fighting for children with deeds, not words Outrage over the failure of the much-anticipated Child Victims Act in recent years to pass the state Legislature spilled over into a frustrated promise to bring political power to bear on the state senators who stood by and watched the bill die in committee. So, Albany attorney Gary Greenberg, of New Baltimore, will now launch a statewide campaign to unseat the senators who failed to bring the bill up for a vote and replace them with candidates who support the Child Victims Act in the November election. The Child Victims Act would extend the statute of limitations to age 50 in civil sexual abuse cases,

and to age 28 in criminal sexual assault cases. It would also establish a oneyear window in which anyone would be permitted to bring a lawsuit, even if the statute of limitations has expired. Greenberg didn’t arrive at this moment by accident. He is a victim of a shocking sex crime. He was visiting his father in a Capital Region hospital at age 7 when a hospital orderly — a man who could presumably be trusted — got him alone and sexually assaulted him. Making matters more horrifying, the orderly told young Gary he would kill his parents if he told them or the police what had happened.

Intensely critical of the lawmakers who he accuses of standing in the way of the bill’s passage, Greenberg vowed to force them out of office. Greenberg, founder of the Fighting for Children Political Action Committee, will use financial contributions to get pro-Child Victims Act candidates into office. He plans to fight fire with fire — campaign funds vs. campaign funds. Gary Greenberg is keeping his promise. The state needs the Child Victims Act and reform of the worst sexual abuse laws in the nation. Greenberg intends to accomplish this not by lobbying, but by changing some names in Albany.


A persecuted woman is free at last, but China’s cruelty persists The Washington Post

When Chinese poet and artist Liu Xia arrived in Helsinki on Tuesday en route to a new life in Berlin, she spread her arms wide in a gesture of freedom. Few have sacrificed as much in the name of that ideal as Liu and her late husband, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. Liu was arrested in 2009 for defending democratic principles and died in captivity exactly one year ago, after Chinese authorities refused to let him travel abroad for cancer treatment. Liu, meanwhile, was kept under unofficial house arrest for eight years in an attempt to intimidate her husband and maintain her silence. Though she was never charged with a crime, Liu was forced to live under constant surveillance and had limited contact with the outside world. Western governments repeatedly called on China to free her, with concern mounting in the past year amid reports that her physical health and mental health were deteriorating. Her release to travel to Germany was a welcome culmination

of months of diplomatic efforts. However, anyone hoping that her release would herald a shift in China’s persecution of dissidents was soon disappointed. On the very same day, an independent think tank in Beijing that espoused free-market and prodemocracy positions was evicted from its offices. Long viewed as a bastion of liberalism, the Unirule Institute of Economics has faced growing pressure from the government. Regulators already shut down its social media pages and website; now, without a physical location, its future is in doubt. Hours later, Chinese courts sentenced the prominent activist Qin Yongmin to 13 years in prison on bogus subversion charges. As part of the evidence against him, prosecutors cited his role in founding a human rights organization and an article he wrote calling for Beijing to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Qin, who has been campaigning for democratic change in China for more than four decades, has already spent a total of 22 years

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in prison or forced labor camps. For the 64-yearold, the new sentence could amount to life in prison - a gross injustice for someone whose only crime was to engage in free speech. Qin joins more than 1,400 known political prisoners who are currently detained, according to a database run by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Among them are Wang Quanzhang, a human rights lawyer who was arrested in 2015 and has not been seen or heard from since; Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur professor; and Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish citizen. The successful effort to free Liu shows that sustained, unwavering pressure on Beijing can yield results. Democratic governments must continue pushing China on its dismal human rights record and particularly its brazen crackdown on free thinking and dissent. The European Union can start by bringing up the cases of political prisoners at the EU-China summit in Beijing next week.

Don’t fix baseball, even if it may be broken WASHINGTON — It is a prudential axiom: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This reflects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and the law of unintended consequences, which is that they often are larger than and contrary to intended ones. As baseball reaches the all-star break amid lamentations about several semi-broken aspects of it, it is time to amend the axiom: Don’t fix it even if it is broken. The itch to fix complex systems often underestimates the ability of markets, broadly understood, to respond and adapt to incentives. So, even if you are an unsatisfactory American — i.e., uninterested in baseball — read on, because the debate about some of the game’s current defects contains lessons about lesser things than baseball, meaning everything else. Today’s all-or-nothing baseball is too one-dimensional. There are too many strikeouts — for the first time in history, more than hits, a lot more. And the number is increasing for the 13th consecutive season. Also, too many of the hits are home runs. It was imprecise for Crash Davis (Kevin Costner’s character in “Bull Durham”) to say that strikeouts are “fascist,” but he was right that they are “boring,” at least in excessive quantities. So are home runs (and caviar, and everything else except martinis). In about one-third of today’s at-bats, the ball is not put in play (home run balls are put in the seats). Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci notes that by the end of June there were “more strikeouts in half a season than there were in the entire 1980 season.” And “on average, you have to wait [3 minutes and 45 seconds] between balls put in play — 41 seconds longer between movement than 20 years ago.” Steals (hence pitchouts),



WILL sacrifice bunts, hit-and-run plays — interesting things for fans — are becoming rarer. This is not the main reason attendance is down. The weather is: In 35 April games, the temperature was below 40; in the entire 2017 season, only one. But the all-or-nothing style is not helping, and it is encouraged by the exponential increase in the use of defensive shifts — from 2,357 in 2011 to a projected 36,000 this season. The best-known early use of the shift, in 1946, overloaded the right side against Ted Williams, who regally said they could not put the shift high enough. Actually, he tried to hit through, not over, it, but after the shift began, his average that year went from .354 to .327. Today, the 99.999 percent of players who are lesser hitters elevate their bats’ “launch angles,” exacerbating the all-or-nothing style. Also, shifts cause pitchers to target a particular part of the plate in order to increase the probability that the batter will hit into the shift. This results in more walks, which batters like because high on-base percentages are rewarded: Today, baseball’s compensation system is an incentive for walks, and for equanimity about striking out, if home runs are frequent. What baseball people call “analytics,” and less-scientific people call information, has produced all this: Particular hitters have particular

tendencies; defenses adjust accordingly. Now, let us, as the lawyers say, stipulate that more information is always better than less. But for the moment, information is making offense anemic. So, there is a proposal afoot — this is fascism — to ban shifts, to say there must be two infielders on either side of second base, or even that as the pitch is delivered all infielders must be on the infield dirt. This would leave some, but much less, ability to manage defenses. It would, however, short-circuit market-like adjustments. Incessant radical shifting will persist until it is moderated by demand summoning a supply of some Rod Carewlike hitters. A Hall of Famer, Carew was a magician who wielded a bat like a wand, spraying hits hither and yon, like Wee Willie (“Hit ‘em where they ain’t”) Keeler. The market is severely meritocratic, so some hitters who cannot modify their tendencies and learn to discourage shifts by hitting away from them might need to consider different careers. Baseball — the game on the field, not just the business side — resembles a market system because constantly evolving strategies create demands for different tactics, and thus different skills, which are then supplied by persons and teams that are eager to excel in the new forms of competition. Before restricting managers’ and players’ interesting choices by limiting shifts (and certainly before softening the ball; or moving the pitcher more than 60 feet, 6 inches from the plate), give the market — freedom for fan-pleasing ingenuity and adaptation — a chance. George Will’s email address is (c) 2018, Washington Post Writers Group


Shocked by today’s Republican Party To the editor: I grew up in a Republican household. I think my folks would be shocked at the party today. Seems to me “leadership” of that party (not the voters) has gone off the deep end. My folks wouldn’t recognize — or condone — the

negative policies. Family separation, kicking service members out of the military without due process, tax cuts for the wealthy, denying healthcare. And what’s with the new friendship with Russia? When did it become wrong to love your neighbor? When did it become wrong to

support the old and the very young? When did business become more important than people? If my folks were alive today, they’d switch to No Party. Gee whiz. VICKY PERRY RED HOOK

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Alsturgis Jackson Alsturgis Jackson, age 64 years, passed away on July 5, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. He was born on September 20, 1953, in Dade County, Florida, and is the son of the late Jack and Ritha Mae (Green) Jackson. Survivors include his wife Loree VanBenschoten, sons Allen Jackson and Shaun Roach, daughters Shanice Jackson and Jenna Coons, two brothers Cornelius and Roger Jackson and his sister Angela Jackson, several grandchildren, and friends including his dear friend Louise

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Anthony J. Liberti Anthony J. Liberti passed into eternal rest on Friday July 13, 2018. Born November 2, 1919 in Catskill, NY, he is the son of Ralph and Mary (Marconi) Liberti. Most people knew him as Tony, but to his family, he will always be our beloved “Poppy”. Tony enjoyed making homemade pizza and spinach pie every Sunday for his family to enjoy until his early 90’s. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and was also a volunteer ireighter in the Town of Catskill. Tony is survived by his daughters Donna Liberti (partner Martie), Sharon McHale and husband Kevin, also his devoted grandchildren Daniel, Kristin, Kimberly (husband Brian), and Therese. He is also survived by his sweet great granddaughter Mary, and youngest sister Mon-

ica Rouse. Preceded in death are his beloved wife of 57 years Carolyn (Yannacone) Liberti, siblings Jenny Algozine, Gerald, Louis, and Thomas Liberti, and infant daughter Michelle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday July 17th at 10:00am from Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson. Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home are Monday from 5-8pm. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. Contributions in Tony’s memory are welcome to be made to FASNY Firemen’s Home 125 Harry Howard Ave. Hudson, NY 12534. The family wishes to thank all who were so caring and compassionate to Tony during these most recent years.

Alexander Yagunoff Alexander Yagunoff, 76, formerly of Hillsdale, passed away July 12, 2018 at Diamond Hills Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born on March 23, 1942 in Great Barrington to Alexander and Helen Elizabeth (Albright) Yagunoff. He graduated from Roe Jan High School class of 1961. After which he went on to be a successful dairy farmer, owning Knapp Hollow Farm in Hillsdale. Later he was a cattle trucker and worked for various livestock auctions. He

loved to hunt, ish, and spend time with friends. Alexander is survived by his sister and brother in law, Sharron & Frank Kellogg, of New Marlborough, Massachusetts his two nephews; Peter A. Kellogg, of New Marlborough, Massachusetts and Franklyn R. Kellogg, of Maryland. His close friend and cousin, Guy Yagunoff, of California. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:00am at the Hillsdale Rural Cemetery.

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Build-A-Bear shuts down ‘Pay Your Age’ promotion amid huge crowds By Brian Feldt St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS)

ST. LOUIS — Just a few hours into its heavily marketed “Pay Your Age” sales event, BuildA-Bear Workshop shut down the promotion because of large crowds and safety concerns. Officials with the Overland, Mo.-based company known for its customized stuffed toys said they closed lines in U.S. and Canada stores. The offer was also available at the chain’s stores in the United Kingdom. The line at St. Louis Galleria was enormous, according to one customer who sought to take advantage of the one-day sale. A photo posted on social media early Thursday morning showed more than 100 people in line, extending out of the Build-A-Bear store into the mall’s corridor. In a Facebook post, the company said: “Based on the unprecedented response to our Pay Your Age Day event in our early opening stores, we are experiencing significantly longer than expected lines and large crowds. Local authorities are requiring us to limit the lines and crowds due to safety concerns. We understand this is disappointing. We are working to address the situation, and we will be reaching out to our valued guests soon.” Several hours later, the company issued a release that said it could not have predicted the overwhelming interest in the


Parents and kids in line for close to an hour at Coral Square mall in Coral Springs, Fla., for the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pay Your Age Day event on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Customers got to buy a stuffed animal based on the child’s age.


Parents and kids in line for close to an hour at Coral Square mall in Coral Springs, Fla., for the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pay Your Age Day event on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Customers got to buy a stuffed animal based on the child’s age.

sales event where its popular bears and other toys could be purchased for as little as a dollar.

“In response, we distributed vouchers to guests, who were present in lines, to be redeemed for a future

purchase,” the company said in the release. “We are now making vouchers available to our Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the U.S. and Canada who log into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. Vouchers related to this event will be honored through August 31, 2018.” Under the promotion, customers were allowed to pay whatever their age was for a Build-A-Bear, with the minimum price being $1 and a $29 cap. The sale was only for July 12. Nate Kromat, who was there with his two children, ages 1 and 12, said he arrived at the Galleria 15 minutes early, thinking he’d be one of the first in line when the Build-A-Bear store opened. “That was obviously not the case,” he said. “I forgot that the mall actually opens early for mall walkers so I think a lot of people got there earlier than we did. People seemed more frustrated toward the end of the line, but most were there having a good time.” Kromat said he and his children decided to ditch the line and head over to the Disney Store, where there was also a line to get in. Build-A-Bear’s offer was only available at stores, though its website said the company would hold similar events for online customers in the future. Build-A-Bear has more than 400 stores worldwide.

McDonald’s salads linked to intestinal parasite outbreak in the Midwest MATTHEW HAAG The New York Times News Service

More than 100 people in the Midwest have been infected by an intestinal parasite in recent weeks that has been tied to the consumption of salads at McDonald’s, health experts announced this week. Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa have reported a spike in cases of cyclosporiasis, with at least 15 infections in Iowa and 90 others in Illinois. Everyone who became ill in Iowa and about a quarter of those who became sick in Illinois said they had eaten

McDonald’s salads in the days before symptoms appeared, according to the states’ health departments. McDonald’s said Friday that “out of an abundance of caution,” it had stopped selling salads at about 3,000 restaurants in the Midwest and was working to remove the lettuce from those locations and distribution centers. The company said it was switching to another lettuce supplier at those locations. “McDonald’s is committed to the highest standards of food safety and quality control,” the company said in a

statement. “We are closely monitoring this situation and cooperating with state and federal public health authorities as they further investigate.” Cyclosporiasis is caused by a microscopic parasite, known as cyclospora, found in food or water that has been contaminated with feces. While rarely fatal, the infection can cause severe nausea, fatigue and diarrheafor more than a week. Symptoms typically appear within a few days of infection. Cyclosporiasis has been reported in the United States since the mid-1990s, after the

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Demonstrators march along Regent Street during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in central London, on Friday, July 13.


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LONDON — The most anticipated installment of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests — a giant orange balloon of President Donald Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone . As if they were waiting for a rocket launch, dozens of people — including activists, tourists, children and bystanders taking time out from their commutes — gathered around the 19-foot balloon and counted down from 10 before it was released into the air. “This is a victory,” said Leo Murray, an activist and the creator of the balloon. “People love it, he hates it, and it’s driven him out of London.” “The only way to get through to him is to get down to his level and talk in a language he understands — one of personal insults,” Murray has said. Not everyone was enthusiastic about the balloon. Lucy Lawson, an American expatriate, came to see it because it was close to her work, but while she opposes Trump’s policies, she said the protest was childish. “Why are people going down to his level? Why are they being so childish?” she said. “It’s because of his childlike leadership

that we are in this mess.” Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered for a national rally in parts of London beginning at 2 p.m. to protest Trump’s policies. Oxford Street transformed into a carnival of slogans against Trump. “Dump Trump,” “Child Snatcher” and “Trump Special Relationship: Say No,” some of the placards read. “Hey, ho, Donald Trump has

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If you’re looking for the sweetest, most snuggly cat, we’ve got your guy. His name is Frank, and he’s pictured with CGHS/SPCA Animal Care Technician Lydia Bush. Frank has been calling the shelter his home for the last two months. Unbelievable that this sweetheart was found as a stray and hasn’t found his furrever home yet. He’s about five years old and wouldn’t mind living with other feline companions. We think he’s the perfect addition to any household.

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One last reminder — last call for tickets to our Summer Paw Picnic and Sawyer Fredericks concert! Tickets may be reserved for just a few more days by calling 518-828-6044 or visiting Don’t wait! Many exquisite felines, mixed breeds as well as purebreds, sit in Shelter cages or free-roam rooms because of inappropriate urination and/or defecation problems. These litter box issues are often reasons for surrender and abandonment. Some families will acknowledge the problem truthfully in a pet biography, while others will try to hide or deny it. Either way, our felines are the losers. Unfortunately, most shelters and rescue organizations are financially equipped only for minimal, baseline veterinary work — usually not enough to obtain an accurate diagnosis when involved workups may be indicated. When it comes to kitty clean, I hold these truths to be self-evident: n With very few exceptions, cats are immaculate in regard to their personal hygiene and elimination habits. n Many cats will refuse to use a litter box that is not properly and consistently cleaned. n There are felines resistant to the use of some litter products (you can call it an aversion or “allergy”). Experimentation is in order. n When cats urinate or defecate OUTSIDE a clean litter box, they are trying, in the only way they know how, to let you know they’re in trouble. n Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are often the culprit with inappropriate urination. n Bladder stones, growths, or other inflammatory processes can also precipitate a change in litter box habits. n The vast majority of litter box problems are physiological in origin — you must stay the course with your veterinarian to eliminate the existing infection or go on to further diagnostics before crying “uncle.” n Changes in environment, relocations, new “pack animals” of the two- and fourlegged variety, etc. can precipitate anxieties, resulting in our kitties forgetting about their litter boxes. In cases where we are quite certain that no physical ailment is responsible for the behavior change, we should discuss the use of PROZAC or BUSPAR, both having decent track records with strictly “behavioral” problems. n I’ve worked with a number of cats who will be litter-boxcontinent only when dirt — good old-fashioned earth — is in their personal lavatory. n An excellent litter product, available at pet food and supply outlets, may be just what the doctor ordered. CAT ATTRACT contains pheromones

that draw those previously casual kitties back to their boxes. Many felines, under treatment with Buspar and Prozac, have been successfully weaned off of these medications with the assistance of CAT ATTRACT…to be continued!

Today I fell into a generation gap. I’ve been teaching a woodcraft class at Helderberg Workshop to children in the 10 to 12 year old age group. During a sanding session as we sat around sanding the walking sticks that were our projects and chatting, the subject of parental jobs came up and the generational gap hit me, all 12 of the kids had working moms. I hadn’t given it much thought but when I was their age, nobody I knew had a mom who worked outside the home. Being a mom no matter which generation you’re in is and always has been a full time job. My mom didn’t have time for a job. She was the first one up and the last one to go to bed at night and rarely was seen sitting anytime during the day. The classic mom job hasn’t changed, moms still have to feed their families, do laundry, clean the house and be the councilor, referee and nurse for her family members. How do the moms of today handle two full-time jobs? This struck me as an excellent ponder topic so after supper when The Queen and Telly, our faithful canine companion, went for an evening stroll, I retired to my trusty recliner and had a lovely ponder. I decided that the time gap between my mom and today’s moms was the reason. The technology available to the moms of today and all the



BROOKS labor-saving devices that appeared in the 60 or so years separating the moms of my generation and the moms of today are the reason. The supper we had just finished was a good example. I do a lot of the cooking because I like doing it. The menu tonight was chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. I stopped at the market and picked up a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. This took about five minutes. At home I wacked them with my trusty wooden mallet to flatten them and onto the grill for about 10 minutes. Mashed potatoes next, two cups of water into the microwave for three minutes, tear open the package of instant spuds, pour it into the hot water, stir and mashed potatoes appear. When I picked up the chicken, I also grabbed a bag of frozen green beans which I tossed into the microwave for five minutes and our bountiful repast was prepared.


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The same chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans was a whole different time frame for my mother. Before he went to work, Mom would have my father kill a chicken. I, being the oldest child, was the assistant hit man. It was my job to go to the chicken coop and capture supper. I handed the bird off to the executioner who waited, hatchet in hand near the chopping block. The deed done, I was given the corpse to carry to my mom who dunked it in a pot of hot water and plucked it. It then had to have the innards removed, head and feet chopped and then cut into cooking size pieces. The mashed potatoes meant peeling the potatoes, cutting them into pieces, boiling them for 20 minutes then smashing them as you added butter and milk. Green beans

meant going to the garden and picking a collander full, washing and tipping them then boiling for 10 minutes or so. Microwaves, frozen veggies, instant potatoes all save time and help today’s moms handle a career and a family and God bless them. I wonder what tales my little group of students will be telling children 60 years from now about the good old days they grew up in. Thought for the week — I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. — Mark Twain Until next week, may you and yours be happy and well. Reach Dick Brooks at

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CANAAN — Flat Brook Baptist Church, 13091 Route 22, Canaan, worships at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Sunday School is at 11 a.m. Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor is William Erickson. Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching church. For information, call 518-8218859; CLAVERACK — Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Claverack, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School also begins at 9:30 a.m. Communion is offered the first Sunday of the month. Choral anthems and hymns sung in unison. Coffee social hour follows church. The pastor is Linda Miles; choral director, Andrea Mastrianni; bell choir director, LLoyd Lawrence. For information, call 518-851-3811. HUDSON — Emanuel-St John’s Lutheran Parish, 20 South Sixth St., Hudson, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. HUDSON — Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 206 Union St., Hudson, Sundays Divine Liturgy at 8:30 a.m. All services mostly in English. For information, call 518-8285226. HUDSON — The First Presbyterian Church of Hudson worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary, 369 Warren St., Hudson. HUDSON — Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union St., Hudson, invites the community and visitors to worship services with Holy Communion every Sunday, 8 a.m. spoken service and 10:30 a.m. service with hymns and choir. Sunday School for children is held during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children join their parents in the service for Holy Communion. Coffee hour for fellowship and refreshments take place after the 10:30 a.m. service. A mid-week service with Holy Communion is held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Guild Room Chapel. Also, a Healing Service with Holy Communion is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Guild Room Chapel. Morning Prayer is held every weekday morning except Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Guild Room Chapel. For information, call 518-828-1329 or check our website at HUDSON — St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Ave., Hudson, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Jonathan Hodges. Sunday School is at 11 a.m. and will start up again in September. Vacation Bible School will be held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 through Aug. 17 for children pre-school through junior high. For information on Vacation Bible School, call Charles Klimek at chask94@ KINDERHOOK — Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Sylvester St., Kinderhook, Sunday Masses (Holy Communion) at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sacramental confession and absolution by appointment. Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit SPECK1851.Weebly. Com for midweek, seasonal and special services and events. The church is handicapped accessible. For information, call 518-758-6271. The Rev. Tom Malionek is the rector and The

worship to classrooms after the children’s message. For information, call 845-758-1184 or

for outreach ministries in our community. For information, call 518-828-1329.

VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, 3212 Church St., Valatie, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday during the months of June, July and August.

CHATHAM — The Chatham Synagogue, 1536 County Route 28, Chatham, will hold a community yard sale to benefit Hudson’s Perfect Ten afterschool program for girls at risk 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5. Rain date is Aug. 12.


VALATIE — St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Route 9, Valatie. Holds Sunday Worship and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 518758-6526.


RHINEBECK — Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 6959 Route 9, Rhinebeck, announces Vacation Bible School will meet 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 23 through July 27 for children 3 and older. The theme is Camp Moose on the Loose. The Gospel Revival Tent Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 through Aug. 10. All are welcome. For information, call the church at 845-876-6923 or 845876-2122.


The Alight Center in Hudson raised more than $7,500 to support their mission of hope and empowerment in the community in their Walk for Life. The walk began at the riverfront and proceeded up Warren Street to Fifth Street and returned to the riverfront. People of all ages came out on this beautiful day to support the Alight Center and walk for life.

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St., Niverville, worships at 10 a.m. The Church is handicapped accessible from the adjacent parking area.

KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, worships at 9 a.m. Sundays during July and August. Sunday School and Youth Group are in recess until September. Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 20 through Aug. 24. To register and for information, call 518758-6401.

RED HOOK — The Red Hook United Methodist Church, 4 Church St., Red Hook, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by a coffee hour in the lounge. “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” For information, call 845-758-6283 or redhook.

NASSAU — The Nassau Reformed Church 43 Church St., Nassau, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday on the second level of the Church-School-building. Sunday School also meets at 11 a.m.

RED HOOK — St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Road North, Red Hook, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a coffee hour in the fellowship hall. Sunday School for children 3 years through grade 6 takes place during worship. Children are dismissed from

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ONGOING COPAKE — Golfers can enjoy a round of golf, win prizes and feast on tasty barbecue at the annual Roeliff Jansen Community Library Golf Tournament on July 22 at Undermountain Golf Course in Copake. Two-person teams will compete in a dual shotgun,18hole scramble. Prizes will be given for men’s, women’s and mixed teams. The entry fee of $75 per person ($60 for Undermountain members), includes 18 holes of golf, homemade breakfast goodies, lunch, snacks and a BBQ chicken dinner with homemade desserts. Golf carts are available for a fee of $10 per person. Non-golfers may attend the dinner for $20. A portion of every entry fee will be donated to the Roe Jan Community Library. Tournament entry forms are available at the Roe Jan Library, at the Undermountain Golf Course, and can be printed out from the Library website ( Golfers should indicate their preference for a morning tee time at 8:30 a.m. (registration 8 a.m.) or an afternoon tee time at 1 p.m. (registration 12:30 p.m.). Entry forms and checks must be received at Undermountain Golf Course by July 18. For information, contact Undermountain Golf Course at 518329-4444. VALATIE — The Ichabod Crane class of 1968 plans are underway for their 50th Class reunion for the weekend of Sept. 7-9. There will be a Meet & Mingle at S&S Farm Brewery at 6 p.m. Sept. 7. An Upscale Indoor Picnic will be held Sept. 8 at Winding Brook Country Club, followed by a 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch on Sept. 9 at Yianni’s Restaurant in Chatham. All classmates Interested in attending any or all events are asked to contact Charlene Heintz at 210-386-5776 or PHILMONT — The Wonderful World of Water program will be held 9:30-11 a.m. July 23, July 24, July 25 and July 26 at the Philmont Community Center, 14 Lake Drive, Philmont. Children entering grades 2 to 5 in the fall are invited to come and join the fun. Games and activities will teach the benefits that water provides in our daily lives and ways to protect valuable natural resources. Snacks will be provided. This is a free program sponsored by the Village of Philmont and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. Register by July 16. Register now by calling or texting 518567-8220. STUYVESANT — This year’s Historic Stuyvesant Day will be held Aug. 11. The theme is “People and Places of Poelsburgh.” The day will begin with the Ken Hummel Memorial “Run, Walk, Bike, Event” which will leave from the Town Hall at 8 a.m. More information will be posted on the Town Website in the near future. At noon neighbors and friends are invited to a “bring a dish to share” picnic which will take place at the Nature Preserve, located at the end of Ice House Road, off Route 9J.The town will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, condiments and beverages. “Facts” and “Fancies” regarding Stuyvesant’s Northernmost Hamlet will be on display during the picnic. Leaving from the Nature Preserve, a bus will be available for a tour of the once busy community. Poelsburgh was named for

the many Vanderpoel families who once populated the area. COPAKE — The 2018 Coarc Opportunitees Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 13. Rain date will be Sept. 20. The Coarc Opportunitees Gerald J. Diffenbach Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Copake Country Club, Copake Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful day of golf including breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails while raising funds to ensure the continued delivery of our services for people with disabilities. For information, contact Pam Dusharm at 518-672-4451 ext. 2101 or at PHILMONT — The Philmont Public Library, 101 Main St., Philmont, holds the following weekly events. For information, call 518-672-5010. Meditation classes at 6 p.m. Monday; Preschool Story Hour at 10 a.m. Thursday; Book Club at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. CATSKILL — The United Way ‘Leo Lasher’ Catfish Derby will be held July 21 at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. The entry fee is $15 and pre-registration is necessary. There will be team challenges, prizes for all ages, music, food and more. Sponsored by United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties Inc. For information and to register, call 518-755-2155. VALATIE — Story Hour, for preschoolers, caregivers and younger siblings, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook St., Valatie. Join Lauren, Marje and Posie, our wonderful, gentle therapy dog, each week for stories, crafts and fun. Newcomers are always welcome; no registration is necessary. Program lasts 30 - 45 minutes, but people may leave early if they need to. GREENVILLE — A chess club meets 1-3 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Greenville Library, 11177 Route 32, Greenville. This is ongoing and all are welcome.

JULY 16 CHATHAM — The Citizens’ Climate Lobby Columbia County Chapter will meet 6-8 p.m. July 16 at the Chatham Town Hall, 488 Route 295, Chatham. Informal orientation at 5:30 p.m. for first-timers. For information, contact Karen Frishkoff at 518-6727901 or kfrishkoff

JULY 19 GREENPORT — The Greenport Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. July 19 at the Greenport Community Center, Town Hall Drive, Hudson. After a brief business meeting, Ian Strever will present a program on The Greenport Conservation Area. In an increasingly fast-paced world, the need for natural escapes is stronger than ever. We can’t all get to the Adirondacks or Catskills on a Tuesday night, but this special park within our midst offers a diversity of plant and animal life to everyone in the area. Come learn about the origins of the park, the management approach behind it, and how Greenport and areas like it reflect centuries of ideas about nature and the human role in stewarding the earth. This talk and slide show is open to the public free of charge and refreshments will follow.

JULY 20 GHENT — Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1024 Route 66, Ghent, presents Meet the North American Porcupine! at 7 p.m. July 20. Visit Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center to learn about the second largest rodent in North America, the North American porcupine. North American Porcupines are large, solitary rodents commonly found in New York. Although they are elusive and mostly nocturnal, they can be

found perched in the top of a tree during the day. A porcupine typically has 20,000 to 30,000 quills which cover most of its body. This event is free, however, registration is required, contact Pamela Price at 518-267-3313. CHATHAM — The MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, presents ‘The Pied Piper’ for children of all ages July 20 through July 28. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. July 20 and July 21 and July 27 and July 28. Tickets are $12. For information and reservations, 518-392-9292 or www.

JULY 21 CANAAN — The Canaan Conservation Club will hold

its Giant Tag Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21, rain or shine at 779 Frisbee St., Canaan. 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 518-7894769; or Robin at 518-3985200. Make your reservation early so you will be guaranteed a ticket. 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. COPAKE — Town of Copake Parks & Recreation Commission presents Music and More in the Parks at the Copake Town Park, 305 Mt. View Road, Copake. The Copake Quintet performs at 7 p.m. July 21. Admission is free. 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.

JULY 23 PHILMONT — The Wonderful World of Water program will be held 9:30-11 a.m. July 23, July 24, July 25 and July 26 at the Philmont Community Center, 14 Lake Drive, Philmont. Children entering grades 2 to 5 in the fall are invited to come and join the fun. Games and activities will teach the benefits that water provides in our daily lives and ways to protect valuable natural resources. Snacks will be provided. This is a free program sponsored by the Village of Philmont and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. Register now by calling or texting 518567-8220.





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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jaime Schultz (57) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field.

Back in the Bigs: Schultz returns to Rays By Brian Radewitz Columbia-Greene Media

Maple Hill High School graduate Jaime Schultz had an up-anddown week in the big leagues during his second call-up with the Tampa Bay Rays. On Monday, Schultz was

brought in during a game against the Detroit Tigers and gave up three runs, a hit and a walk without recording an out. It was a drop off from his perfect first inning with the Rays earlier in the season when he made his MLB debut on May 8. In that outing,

Schultz struck out all three batters he faced, something only 15 other pitchers in baseball history have done in their debut inning. On Tuesday, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash went right back to the hard-throwing righty and Schultz was back to his old self,

tossing two complete innings, striking out three and walking one without allowing a hit. Schultz was sent down to Triple A Durham after his historic debut to make room for Nathan See SCHULTZ B2


Twins baseball begins new era By Justin Porreca Columbia-Greene Media

GREENPORT — Newly appointed head coach Skip Ingham celebrated a successful first signing day Thursday afternoon when he had seven baseball players commit to playing baseball for Columbia-Greene Community College in 2019. “I can’t wait. I’ve been watching this group for two years now and I am very excited to watch them grow as See TWINS B2


Columbia-Greene Community College welcomed seven baseball players to the Twins program Thursday afternoon at their signing day. Pictured, from left, is Nick Ryan (Cairo-Durham), Josh Ramirez (Hudson), Jeremy Ramirez (Hudson), Joe Gosiewski (Arlington), Matt Sweet (Hudson), Sean Berry (Red Hook), Steven Bowes (Hudson), and head coach Skip Ingham.

another 3-pointer by Whittaker, putting the Sawyers up 30-26, but the Indians failed to go away. Down four, Coxsackie-Athens went on a 6-0 run to take a 34-30 lead, their first since the opening basket of the game. Kane Schrader led the charge with four points on two contested drives into the paint. Coxsackie-Athens was able to keep Saugerties from coming See LOCAL B2


Coxsackie-Athens rallies, downs Saugerties GREENPORT — Behind a solid team effort, the Coxsackie-Athens Indians overcame an early deficit to down the Saugerties Sawyers 46-40 in Summer League basketball action at Columbia-Greene Community College on Thursday night. The Sawyers jumped out to an early 9-2 lead on the Indians, utilizing their post game with bigs Liam Schoonmaker and Ryan Whittaker dominating the paint.

Both offenses struggled early on, allowing the Indians to hang around and cut the deficit to four, 13-9, after a Gil Bell bucket with 5:34 remaining in the first half. The Sawyers responded with Whittaker taking over the game. Whittaker kicked his game out to the 3-point line and buried backto-back treys to extend the Sawyers’ lead to eight with under three minutes to play in the half. Coxsackie-Athens closed the



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NEWS AND NOTES — Receive instruction and shoot .22 rifles, shotguns, pistols and air pistols (for non-pistol permit holders), and archery on July 28 at the Tri-Village Rod & Gun Club at 77 Rod & Gun Club Road in Valatie. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The donation is $25 and includes lunch. Contact the club for reservations at 518-758-2261, email them at or visit Tri-Village Rod & Gun Club’s page on Facebook. — The Capital Gun Group and the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association is presenting “Freedom Feast” on July 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Empire Army/Navy at 1836 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack. You can buy advanced tickets for the Giffy’s Chicken BBQ for $20 at Capital Gun Group Stores or for $25 at the event. Proceeds are to benefit local pro-second amendment candidates running this fall. — The next Lake Taghkanic Bass Tournament will be July 28 on the West Beach. Entry fee is $30 per event. For more information, call



The opening of the 2018 Greene County Youth Fair is fast approaching. Gates open at Angelo Canna Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 26, and it all comes to a close on July 29 at 5 p.m. The homespun affair, one of the few free events of its kind in the state, is in its 64th year. Once again it includes fair favorites in the ag department like poultry, rabbits, beef and dairy cows, oxen, goats, pigs, horses and tractor pulls. It’s also renewing its focus on the tradition of hunting and fishing this year by inviting DEC’s Wildlife, Fisheries and Law Enforcement staff, as well as area organized sportsmen. DEC wildlife technicians and biologists will be on hand with wildlife displays, and fisheries staff will be featuring their “I Fish NY” program complete with casting games and instruction. The Rome Fish Hatchery is providing a large tank filled with big trout for display and identification. Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are invited to bring their specialized law enforcement equipment used to protect our fish and wildlife and other natural resources. NY Bowhunter’s Ed Gorch and company, is once again running the free archery shooting tent. Another fair regular, the Cairo Fish & Game Club, will be on hand as well. The Greene County Federation of Sportsmen will be under the main vendor tent this year right next to the Cairo Club, DEC and the trout tanks. They’ll be featuring the good work they do promoting youth participation in safe hunting, fishing and trapping. Talk to federation treasurer, Bill Burger, who will be there with other sportsmen education instructors signing up those in need of upcoming hunter education classes. The timing for the certifications couldn’t be better, especially if you’re a youth who will be between 12-15 this September. Those in that age group, who complete their hunter ed class, will be eligible to go on the Annual Youth Pheasant Hunt sponsored by the Greene County Federation of Sportsmen. It’s a unique chance for kids to go on a professionally guided hunt for free. Come to this year’s Youth Fair to learn more about this and the other great opportunities your local sportsmen and women provide at no cost to get kids out having fun, fishing, hunting and trapping. Ask them about their sponsorship of kids who want to go to one of DEC’s Summer Youth Conservation Camps. There’s a lot of free opportunities to get kids outside and involved in high quality outdoor activities. All thanks to the dedicated sportsmen and women in our county. They’ll be at the fair signing up kids for free unforgettable outdoor experiences. Be sure to visit them under the tent and don’t forget to say hello to their little friends in the trout tank right next door!




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with buckets from Killian Schrader and Bell, extending the lead to 41-35 with under five minutes to play. The Sawyers battled back, taking their offense back into the paint, with Schoonmaker scoring on consecutive possessions to make it 41-39. Despite Saugerties closing the deficit, the Indians were able to finish the game out at the free throw line to capture the victory. Coxsackie-Athens was led

LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS TACONIC HILLS 13, AMERICAN 1 ALBANY — Brandon Rossano went 3 for 3 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base and three pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter as Taconic Hills defeated American, 13-1, in Thursday’s AAA 10-12-year-old

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players,” Ingham said. The former assistant turned head coach nabbed four Hudson players in reigning Patroon Conference MVP Jeremy Ramirez, 2017 first-team Patroon All-Star Matt Sweet, 2018 second-team Patroon All-Star Steve Bowes and Josh Ramirez. Joining the quartet of Bluehawks is Cairo-Durham’s Nick Ryan, Arlington’s Joe Gosiewski and Red Hook’s Sean Berry. Berry played for the Twins last season after graduating high school early, however, he has now become a full time student at Columbia-Greene Community

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Eovaldi. When Chaz Roe went on the DL last weekend with a torn meniscus in his left knee, Schultz was brought back up. The Rays were on a road trip when the former Patroon Conference All-Star was brought back up and he met up with

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games for Columbia-Greene last season and has continued to work on his pitching during the summer in the Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League. The seven new signees are joining returning players Kevin Schrowang and Tyler Drahushuk. Schrowang led the Twins in hits (18) and doubles (4) with a .290 average. Drahushuk, who took a year off from baseball, returned and batted .234 with 15 hits and two doubles. The Hudson graduate is currently enjoying a successful run in the Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League, batting .377 with a league-leading 23 hits. It’s an up hill battle for the Twins entering the 2019

the team at Citi Field to face the Mets. According to, Schultz grew up a Yankees fan, but his former coach at Maple Hill is a die-hard Mets fan. Rico Frese sent Schultz a text after hearing he got called up. “He said, ‘Hope you pitch well, but Let’s Go Mets!’” Schultz told Schultz didn’t appear in the

game, which the Rays (48-45) won 9-0. Schultz currently has six major league strikeouts on his ledger, with a 9.00 ERA in three innings of work. This season in Durham, Schultz sports a 2-1 record with one save and 47 Ks. Lifetime in the minors, dating back to 2013, he has 544 strikeouts.


WIMBLEDON, England — Let’s start with the score: 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9) 6-4, 26-24. And the time: 6 hours 36 minutes. Tennis matches generally do not carry on quite like this — unless they involve John Isner. His ultramarathon loss to Kevin Anderson, by that score and over all those hours, in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday amounted to the longest Grand Slam singles semifinal in tennis history.

The longest match ever was Isner’s victory at Wimbledon in 2010 over Nicolas Mahut, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68, in the first round. That one took three days to complete and officially lasted 11 hours 5 minutes. Anderson’s win was only the first semifinal of the day. Second-seeded Rafael Nadal and 12th-seeded Novak Djokovic took the court after Isner and Anderson, about 8:10 p.m. local time. The Centre Court roof was closed so that the players could

continue to play under the lights. An 11 p.m. curfew is imposed on night matches at Wimbledon. Anderson, a 32-year-old South African, reached the U.S. Open final last year and pulled off a quarterfinal upset Wednesday of top-seeded Roger Federer. At his 41st major tournament, Isner, 33, was playing his first Grand Slam semifinal and was trying to become the first American man since 2009 to reach a major final.

campaign. Columbia-Greene struggled to an 0-24 record this past season, accumulating just 57 runs and 114 hits while being shutout six times.

Despite a rough 2018 season, Ingham is optimistic about 2019 and beyond, and plans on keeping the expectations for his ball club high.

“I want to win,” he said. “I never take the field thinking that I’m not going to win. I start off the year thinking we are going to win a championship.”

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College. Looking over the crop of talent that he has brought in, Ingham has indicated that pitching is the strength of the class. “Pitching, definitely pitching, and some of them are going to be pretty good with their sticks. They’re going to hit really well, but overall I think it is going to be pitching,” he said. The Twins lost their top two pitchers from the 2018 season in Phil Proper and Hunter Goodacre. They will be replaced by Ramirez and Bowes, who led Hudson’s rotation to the Section II, Class B semifinals. The Twins can also go to Berry on the hill. The Red Hook product started three


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All-Stars baseball tournament game. Zach Rowe added two singles for TH. Eli Russo had a single and two RBI, Troy Super a single and an RBI, Tyler Peck and Derrick Dellea a single each, Jacob Cole an RBI and Logan Fink two stolen bases. Dellea (5k,1bb), Rowe (3k,1bb) and Super (3k,1bb,1h) shared pitching duties for TH. Taconic Hills hosts National 2 today at 4:30 p.m. at Claverack Town Park. — Tim Martin

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LEGAL NOTICE The bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on the 14th day of June, 2018, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Cairo-Durham Central School District is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. A complete copy of the bond resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the School District Clerk of the School District for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Bridget Agostinoni District Clerk BOND RESOLUTION DATED JULY 12, 2018 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CAIRO-DURHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $619,762 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION OF SCHOOL BUSES AT AN AGGREGATE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST OF $619,762, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN C O N N E C T I O N THEREWITH. Class of objects or purposes: Purchase of school buses and vehicles Maximum Estimated Cost: $619,762 Period of probable usefulness: Five (5) years Amount of obligations to be issued: $619,762

BLACKVERSE STUDIOS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/27/18. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 200 East 32nd ST Apt 12B New York, NY 10016. Purpose: Any NOTICE OF FORMAlawful activity. TION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY Jeremiah Juson, DMD COMPANY (LLC) PLLC, Arts of Org. filed The name of the LLC is with Sec. of State of Piggy Kitchen, LLC. NY (SSNY) 5/4/2018. Articles of OrganizaCty: Columbia. SSNY tion filed with Secredesig. as agent upon tary of State of New whom process against York (SSNY) on July 3, may be served & shall 2018. New York office mail process to 4142 location: 40 Worth 24th St., Apt. 717, Avenue, City of HudLong Island City, NY son, County of Colum11101. Purpose: Den- bia and the State of tistry. New York. SSNY has been designated as LEGAL NOTICE OF agent of LLC upon PUBLIC HEARING whom process against TOWN OF STUYVE- it may be served. The SANT post office address to PLANNING BOARD which the SSNY shall STUYVESANT TOWN mail a copy of any proHALL cess against the LLC 5 SUNSET DRIVE served upon him/her STUYVESANT, NY is: 40 Worth Avenue, 12173 Hudson, New York July 23, 2018 at 7:00 12534. Purpose/CharPM acter of business: Any Notice is hereby given lawful business purthat a Public Hearing, pose permitted under required by law, will be the New York Limited held for the following Liability Company purpose: To hear all in- Law. This notification terested parties and is made pursuant to residents of the Town Section 206 of the of Stuyvesant regard- Limited Liability Coming a Minor Subdivi- pany Law. sion, Lot Line Adjustment/ reconfiguration of property lines, Jef- NOTICE OF PUBLICAfrey Pinkowski, at TION Sharptown Road and Notice is hereby given proposed extension of that a license, number Cedar Drive, Stuyve- 2212592 for beer, liqsant, New York, tax uor and wine has been map numbers 52.1-2- applied for by the un62.112, 52.1-2-73, dersigned to sell beer, 52.1-2-72, and 52.1-2- liquor and wine at a 62.111. Purpose of restaurant/bar under the lot line adjustment the Alcoholic Beverage is to reconfigure these Control Law at 1009 four parcels into three Route 9, Valatie, New parcels that will result York 12184 for on in better access to the premise consumption. newly formed lots. Anne Marie Ryan Doreen Danforth d/b/a Ryan's Bar & Secretary to the Board Grill

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Notice of Intent to request designation of Brownfield Opportunity Area The Village of Philmont, and Philmont Beautification Inc. as a community based organization program partner, are hereby providing Notice of Intent to nominate Summit Lake and Its Watercourse Step 2 in the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program to the New York State, Department of State for official designation. Successful designation of the Summit Lake and Its Watercourse Step 2 BOA will make available additional Brownfield Tax Credits for eligible projects and give project grant or financing applications priority and preference from state, federal and local agencies as allowed by law. Copies of the BOA Nomination document will be available for review on May 31, 2018 by contacting the Village of Philmont, 124 Main Street Philmont NY or by visiting By Order of The Village Board Kim Simmons Clerk/Treasurer Village of Philmont

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Town Hall located at Route 82, West Taghkanic, New York on July 23, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. to consider the following: A request for a Special Use Permit pursuant to Section III. Use Regulations of the Town of Taghkanic Zoning Law for the Business Use of a Kennel at the property of Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela at 100 Taghkanic Churchtown Road, Taghkanic, New York. All persons interested are invited to attend and will be heard at that time. Dated: July 10, 2018 s/ Jean Adele Howard ZBA Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE - Requests for Proposal PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Taghkanic Town Board hereby requests proposals for the following: TOWN ATTORNEY and FOR ATTORNEY FOR THE TOWN OF TAGHKANIC ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Request for Proposal is available at the office of the Town Clerk, Cheryl Rogers, during the regular business hours of 9-4 by calling 518-8517161 or requested by email to Responses in an email Attachment will be accepted by the Town Clerk at that email address. The Request for Proposal deadline is August 3, 2018. By order of the Town Board, Cheryl E Rogers, Town Clerk Dated: July 10, 2018 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff

AGAINST Greene County Treasurer, as Public Administrator of the Estate of Kimberly Clark a/k/a Kimberly Ann Clark, Elvira Clark, as Heir to the Estate of Kimberly Clark a/k/a Kimberly Ann Clark, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 4-25-2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill NY on 7-30-2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 16 Grand 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 and Town of Catskill, County of Greene, State of New York, SECTION: 156.13, BLOCK: 8, LOT: 9. Approximate amount of judgment $97,124.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #0273/2017. John J. Wadlin, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-079685-F00 54862 Permissive Referendum Building & Grounds Reserve Fund LEGAL NOTICE NEW BALTIMORE FIRE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the following Resolution has been adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the New Baltimore Fire District on July 12, 2018, subject to a Permissive Referendum. RESOLVED, The New Baltimore Fire District Board of Fire Commis-

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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA Town Zoning Code contained in the law include both substantive and procedural matters, and may be applicable throughout the entirety of the Town of Copake. The three main components of the law are the following: 1. Repeal of the former Chapter 232 of the Copake Code, entitled "Zoning" and enactment of a new Chapter 232, also entitled "Zoning." 2. Adoption of a new Zoning Map for the Town. 3. Amendment of provisions of Chapter 197 of the Copake Code, entitled "Subdivision of Land," related to the definitions of "major subdivisions" and "minor subdivisions." The newly adopted zoning law includes extensive changes from the previous law, including the following: revision of the zoning districts creating a new set of districts throughout the Town, revision of the Table of Uses permitted in various districts, and revision to bulk and density regulations, causing minimum lot sizes, permitted uses and other specifications to change for many locations within the Town, particularly in hamlet areas and areas in the vicinity of lakes and ponds; changes to many broadly applicable regulations governing matters including but not limited to accessory dwellings, structures, and uses, transient occupancy, parking, driveways, signage, and nonconforming structures and lots, and including extensive new provisions governing outdoor lighting. The law contains provisions to encourage conservation of open land and offers benefits for development or subdivision that achieves certain standards of enhanced conservation and site design. The law sets out substantially revised procedures and standards for site plan review and special use permits, including the option for modified and expedited review, when appropriate, and includes procedural changes related to variances and other matters, and provides for the expiration of certain permits or approvals that are not acted upon within specified periods. The law also includes extensive revision of definitions and the addition of numerous definitions, and the extensive reorganization and renumbering of provisions carried over from the previous zoning law. The above constitutes a summary of key elements of the newly enacted zoning law, but does not and cannot address every aspect or provision of the newly enacted law. Copies of the entire "Local Law to Revise the Zoning Code of the

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As All-Star Game nears, a brief respite By Dave Sheinin The Washington Post

Too many strikeouts. Not enough hits or balls in play. Defensive shifts that are too pervasive and too extreme. Hitters who are too stubborn or prideful to shoot singles the other way. Too many pitching changes. Too many all-or-nothing swings. Too many horribly noncompetitive teams. Too few pennant races. Too much analytics. Not enough fundamentals. Too few superstars. With much of the baseball industry descending upon Washington over the next few days for the 89th All-Star Game - and the first in the nation’s capital in 49 years - you will be hearing plenty about all that is ailing, or is perceived to be ailing, the sport. The All-Star break is an opportunity to take stock of the game’s health and its trends

(last year’s prevailing theme was the record-setting pace of home runs), and at this moment, most people would agree the game is not in a good place. An attendance drop of six percent from a year ago tells you all you need to know. We have written about these ills many times in this space. We have used the phrase “existential crisis” to describe what is confronting the sport, as Commissioner Rob Manfred walks the thin line between pushing changes to improve the on-field product and honoring a rulebook that has remained virtually unchanged for nearly a century and a half. We have asked players and industry insiders if they think the game is “broken” and have duly noted the ones who say no. “It’s hard to say when you’re in it that the sport is

broken,” Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw said recently. “It still feels like baseball to me.” With that in mind, and because the All-Star Game is, above all, a celebration of the best the sport has to offer namely, the greatest players in the world - we will use this space today to highlight those things the sport still has going for it, the things that still make you show up, tune in and get on your feet. Mike Trout: Someday, we will speak of having seen him the same way our parents did of Willie Mays and our grandparents of Babe Ruth. At 26 years old, with a higher career wins above replacement (WAR) than Harmon Killebrew, Yogi Berra or Hank Greenberg, Trout is without peer in today’s game and has entered the discussion of the greatest players ever.

Red Sox-Yankees: You may roll your eyes and say you don’t care, and that you actually are disgusted by the media’s saturation coverage of the battle between the two AL East behemoths, but the television ratings suggest you’re lying. Face it: The sport is better when its two most storied rivals are squaring off with something on the line. The Bright Side: Leaguewide batting averages (.247 entering the weekend) at a 46-year low and strikeout rates (17.0 per game) at an all-time high may not be what anyone wants to see. But there are some tantalizing side effects, such as the preponderance of no-hitters (three of them in the first half) - as well as the drama of countless near no-hitters - and starting pitchers striking out 15 or more in a game (four times in the first half).



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MLS Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York City FC 11 4 4 37 38 24 New York Red Bulls 10 5 2 32 34 17 Columbus Crew SC 8 6 6 30 24 23 New Eng. Revolution 7 4 7 28 30 25 Montreal Impact 8 12 0 24 24 35 Chicago Fire 6 8 5 23 29 34 Philadelphia Union 6 9 3 21 21 27 Orlando City SC 6 11 1 19 25 41 Toronto FC 4 10 4 16 29 36 D.C. United 2 7 5 11 23 29 Western Conference W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 10 3 5 35 28 21 Los Angeles FC 10 4 4 34 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 6 33 35 24 Real Salt Lake 9 8 2 29 27 34 Portland Timbers 8 3 5 29 26 22 Van. Whitecaps FC 7 7 5 26 29 37 Houston Dynamo 7 6 4 25 36 26 LA Galaxy 7 7 4 25 31 28 Minn. United FC 6 11 1 19 23 36 Seattle Sounders FC 4 9 4 16 15 22 Colorado Rapids 4 11 3 15 22 32 S. Jose Earthquakes 2 10 6 12 29 37 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for draw. Saturday’s games Columbus Crew SC at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes at Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m. LA Galaxy at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Chicago Fire at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United FC, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City SC, 8 p.m. Houston Dynamo at Colorado Rapids, 9 p.m.

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying two-run home run in the 7th inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Machado a Yankees long shot despite rumors By Steve Popper The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)

It was a perfect storm of star power talent, the Evil Empire of franchises and the growing influence of social media. And really, it meant nothing. Wednesday a photoshopped rendering of Manny Machado in a Yankees uniform appeared under the Baseballoverload Instagram account and was liked by the verified account of, well, Machado. The tease raised the stakes of the rumors that Machado could land in the Bronx. The only real implication of

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The Sports Xchange Nate Solder became the highest paid offensive lineman in football when he signed with the New York Giants in March. The Giants brought in Solder with a free-agent contract that was worth $62 million over four years — $35 million in guaranteed money. At least one observer, former New York head coach Ben McAdoo, questioned whether the team got much bang for its big bucks — even though the 6-foot-8, 314-pounder had been a mainstay on the New England Patriots’ offensive line, starting at least 15 games in six of his seven NFL seasons. “Getting a left tackle in there will help them in a lot of ways,” McAdoo told the New York Post regarding Solder. “I don’t think he’s a very good player, but I think it will help them in a lot of ways.” McAdoo, who was fired in December 2017 with four games remaining in the regular season, gave a thumbsup to a number of offseason moves by his former employer. “I think they’ve made a lot of the moves I wanted to make,” McAdoo told the newspaper Thursday. “I think they’re gonna win the division.” The disastrous 3-13 finish in 2017 may have cost McAdoo his job, but it gave New York the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, which was used to take running back Saquan Barkley out of Penn State.

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College student strives to be more organized I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I struggle with organization. My mother has ADD, and I am certain that I also have it because I display all the symptoms. However, I have never been diagnosed. My mother purposely didn’t have me diagnosed as a child because she didn’t want me DEAR ABBY to feel like there was anything holding me back. Now that I’m an adult, I keep wondering if getting a diagnosis along with some mental and emotional support might help me to become more organized and successful in life. Any advice would be appreciated, along with any resources you might know of for people who have ADD or ADHD. Anonymous in the South


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Personally, I agree with you — unless the item was supposed to be shrink-resistant. However, because the retailer was willing to exchange it or reimburse your wife, it appears we are mistaken.

Blood pressure meds needs should be evaluated I am a 65-year-old male, quite active and weight appropriate. I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide for several years. Due to a glitch with the pharmacy, I ran out of the meds for a week. During the time I was off the medicine, I took my BP five times per day for four days straight. The average of the 20 checks was 125/74. After finally getting the refill, and restarting it, I again took my BP five times per day TO YOUR for four days straight. The averGOOD HEALTH age of the 20 BP checks while on HCTZ was 127/71. My blood pressure while on and off the HCTZ look very close. Am I getting enough benefit from taking this prescription to outweigh any kidney damage or other effects of long-term use? What would you recommend?

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however, it has been shown to reduce stroke risk in people over 65 with hypertension better than some other agents. You should discuss discontinuing it with your doctor. If you jointly decide that you still need medication, I would consider a different class. I am in my early 70s and have been experiencing back pain, numbness and tingling in my legs, especially my ankles and feet, for the past three years. A MRI showed that I have a slight protruding disk around the L3 and L4 areas, but the neurosurgeon stated that the protrusion should not be causing the numbness and tingling. My neurosurgeon has ordered an EMG test, but I have been told by all those who have had the test that it is extremely painful and not worth it. Can you shed some light on the subject? I tend to believe my brother before the doctors, as they probably have not experienced the test first hand.

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I haven’t had the test personally, but have talked frankly with patients and family members who have. I would say that your brother’s experience is not unheard of, but it is distinctly not the norm. Further, the information gained from the EMG is sometimes critical in finding out the underlying cause of the pain. I advise you to try getting the test done, and be frank with the technician performing it that you are nervous about the pain.

Horoscope By STELLA WILDER Born today, you are not the kind to mix and mingle with just anyone, as you tend to be rather reserved and are no fan of small talk. You shun social events that are for any other purpose than simple fun; you don’t like networking, and you have a hard time combining business and pleasure. When you are working, you want to work — not socialize! You do, however, love spending time with good friends who know you and have much in common with you; around such people you can be quite the conversationalist — and even, at times, the life of the party! Though you share very little of yourself with strangers, among friends you are an open book. You derive strength and happiness from your relationships with close friends. Casual relationships do not interest you; a relationship, to you, is serious business, and you’re in it for the long haul. You may not find your perfect mate until relatively late in life — and when you do, you may be surprised to discover it’s someone you’ve known for quite some time! Also born on this date are: Jane Lynch, actress; Gerald Ford, U.S. president; Woody Guthrie, singer; Dale Robertson, actor; Polly Bergen, actress; William Hanna, animator; Gustav Klimt, artist; Ingmar Bergman, director; Harry Dean Stanton, actor; Rosey Grier, football player and actor; Jackie Earle Haley, actor; Joel Silver, producer; John Chancellor, newsman. 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. SUNDAY, JULY 15 CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may feel as though you are merely spinning your wheels, but this won’t last long. A loved one gives you reason to count your blessings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You are likely to find yourself on the wrong side of an unpopular argument for a time today. You can undo most mistakes, however. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You may be anxious about something that is just around the corner and try as you might you will not be able to forestall or avoid it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You know that there is something better you can do for yourself at this time, but you don’t quite know how to break those bad habits. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You are going to be in the right place at the right time on at least one occasion today — but are you going to recognize the fact? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — A key endeavor requires you to abandon your assumptions and act on all manner of new information you only just received. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You are ready to give up on something that you feel has simply gotten too difficult of late — but all that is likely to change as of today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You may find it difficult to remain in sync with a friend who is going in a new direction. You cannot follow at this time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You know what is required of you, but you may find yourself resenting it just the same. Something easy isn’t necessarily enjoyable. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You’ll want to consider all possible outcomes today as you present certain options to yourself. Don’t assume you know it all, of course. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You are misinterpreting a friend’s involvement in your affairs at this time; he or she is only trying to prevent a costly error! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You cannot rely on the same old things to lift your spirits today; you require something new to provide inspiration and motivation. COPYRIGHT 2018 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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

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

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Identify the capital city by the given landmark. (e.g., Trafalgar Square. Answer: London.) Freshman level 1. Smithsonian Institution 2. Arc de Triomphe 3. Spanish Steps 4. Bolshoi Theatre 5. The Little Mermaid (statue) Graduate level 6. Temple of Heaven 7. Tahrir Square 8. Dome of the Rock 9. National Diet Building 10. Brandenburg Gate PH.D. level 11. Trinity College 12. Petronas Towers 13. Kingdom Centre 14. Hofburg Palace 15. Ericsson Globe

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Paris. 3. Rome. 4. Moscow. 5. Copenhagen, Denmark. 6. Beijing. 7. Cairo. 8. Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized). 9. Tokyo. 10. Berlin. 11. Dublin. 12. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 13. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 14. Vienna. 15. Stockholm. 24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honors graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



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Take Takeaalook lookatateverything everything St. St.Catherine’s Catherine’sCenter Centerfor forChildren Childrendoes! does! Founded Founded as a as home a home for sick for sick orphans orphans in Albany in Albany in 1886, in 1886, todaytoday St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s Center Center for Children for Children is a leading is a leading provider provider of human of human services services in the in Capital the Capital Region Region and and beyond. beyond. trauma.Last St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s offersoffers a comprehensive a comprehensive rangerange of human of human services services for children, for children, adults adults and and families families coping coping withwith issuesissues of abuse, of abuse, neglect, neglect, mental mental illness, illness, homelessness, homelessness, and and trauma.Last children and and adults in 24inNew YorkYork StateState Counties, including Columbia andand Greene Counties. St. Catherine’s is a is a alone, our services brought to nearly 2,000 children adults 24 New Counties, including Columbia Greene Counties. St. Catherine’s year year alone, our services brought hopehope to nearly 2,000 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, funded through a combination of local, state, and federal government programs. Friends and supporters in 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, funded through a combination of local, state, and federal government programs. Friends and supporters in in-kind volunteer service. To learn at communities throughout the region support St. Catherine’s through cash cash donations, in-kind gifts,gifts, and and volunteer service. To learn more,more, visit visit us communities throughout the region support St. Catherine’s through donations,

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When When a child a child is removed is removed fromfrom his or hisher or her home, home, foster foster carecare placement placement is sometimes is sometimes the answer. the answer. Children Children thrive thrive in homes in homes where where theythey are nurtured are nurtured and and loved. loved. St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s offers offers therapeutic therapeutic foster foster children, children, fromfrom pre-school pre-school through through teens, teens, whowho maymay benefit benefit fromfrom therapeutic therapeutic carecare for special-needs for special-needs carecare in a in home a home setting. setting. Children Children in the in program the program are matched are matched withwith professional professional foster foster families families whowho provide provide a consistent, a consistent, predictable predictable and and nurturing nurturing environment environment which which promotes promotes positive positive growth. growth. St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s offers offers foster foster parents parents extensive extensive training training and and support support to help to help themthem meetmeet theirtheir foster foster carecare commitment. commitment. Support Support includes includes pre-placement pre-placement and and ongoing ongoing training, training, respite respite services, services, peerpeer support support group group meetings, meetings, participation participation in planning in planning and and implementation implementation of the of foster the foster child's child's treatment treatment plan,plan, and and availability availability of program of program staffstaff 24 hours 24 hours a day. a day.

Homeless HomelessServices Services Homelessness Homelessness is a complicated is a complicated social social issue, issue, not not onlyonly threatening threatening the health the health and and welfare welfare of families of families services services meetmeet the needs the needs of of and and individuals, individuals, but but alsoalso burdening burdening communities. communities. St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s homeless homeless families families and and individuals individuals struggling struggling withwith homelessness homelessness and and related related issues issues of poverty, of poverty, mental mental health, health, health health care,care, and and substance substance abuse. abuse. Services Services stabilize stabilize the homeless the homeless by offering by offering assistance assistance in housing, in housing, family family functioning, functioning, employment, employment, engagement engagement in the in community, the community, and and other other critical critical issues. issues. residence residence Marillac Marillac shelter, shelter, St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s longest-running longest-running homeless homeless service, service, provides provides a temporary a temporary for homeless for homeless families. families. TheThe region's region's onlyonly shelter shelter designed designed exclusively exclusively for families, for families, Marillac Marillac alsoalso provides provides supplemental supplemental services services and and advocacy advocacy to address to address issues issues thatthat leadlead to homelessness. to homelessness. Other Other programs programs offeroffer a wide a wide arrayarray of services of services to homeless to homeless adults. adults. OurOur homeless homeless services services alsoalso extend extend to to Columbia Columbia County, County, where where we offer we offer support support and and intervention intervention services services for families for families at risk at risk of becoming of becoming homeless. homeless. All homeless All homeless services services ultimately ultimately aim aim to help to help the homeless the homeless findfind secure, secure, permanent permanent and and stable stable housing. housing. Programs Programs alsoalso link link clients clients to supplemental to supplemental services services deemed deemed essential essential for the for long-term the long-term health health and and welfare welfare of the of family the family or individual, or individual, including including health health care,care, counseling, counseling, day day care,care, and and transportation. transportation.

Educational EducationalServices Services NotNot every every childchild thrives thrives in a in traditional a traditional school school setting. setting. Some Some havehave special special educational educational and and behavioral behavioral needs needs thatthat can can onlyonly be met be met in aninenvironment an environment designed designed to help to help themthem succeed. succeed. St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s R &RE& E MayMay School School is a day is a day treatment treatment program program thatthat serves serves struggling struggling elementary elementary school school students students withwith special special educational educational needs. needs. TheThe program program accommodates accommodates up to up74 tostudents 74 students at a at time. a time. EachEach student student undergoes undergoes Staff—including Staff—including special special an individual an individual assessment assessment to determine to determine his or hisher or her educational educational and and social social needs. needs. education education teachers, teachers, mental mental health health professionals, professionals, social social workers, workers, and and clinicians—develop clinicians—develop a comprea comprehensive hensive planplan tailored tailored to meet to meet the needs the needs of the of student. the student. TheThe school school alsoalso partners partners withwith the child's the child's family family and and home home school school district district to ensure to ensure the greatest the greatest chance chance for success, for success, helping helping the student the student develop develop the the potential. potential. knowledge, knowledge, social social skills, skills, and and attitudes attitudes necessary necessary to reach to reach his or hisher or her full full

Residential ResidentialServices Services It’s aIt’s fact a fact of life. of life. Families Families struggle, struggle, and and a child a child maymay be removed be removed fromfrom the care the care of his of or hisher or her parents parents or guardians or guardians for any for any number number of reasons. of reasons. When When thatthat happens, happens, a child a child not not onlyonly needs needs a safe a safe placeplace to live, to live, but but oftenoften requires requires therapeutic therapeutic St. Catherine’s St. Catherine’s residential residential program program provides provides homes homes and and require require treatment treatment for boys for boys and and girls,girls, agesages five five to 13, to 13, whowho havehave beenbeen removed removed fromfrom theirtheir 24-hour 24-hour supervised supervised Children Children in the in program the program struggle struggle withwith a variety a variety of emotional of emotional and and challenging challenging behaviors. behaviors. Many Many havehave a history a history of trauma, of trauma, or have or have suffered suffered fromfrom abuse abuse or neglect. or neglect. OurOur staffstaff of professionals, of professionals, including including social social workers, workers, clinicians clinicians and and health health carecare providers, providers, offers offers the treatthe treatmentment thesethese children children needneed and and deserve. deserve. Services Services include include individual, individual, group, group, and and family family therapy; therapy; psychiatric psychiatric and and psychological psychological evaluation; evaluation; crisiscrisis stabilization stabilization and and assessment; assessment; and and dailydaily recreational recreational activities. activities. Development Development of a of placement a placement planplan to help to help a child a child return return home home is a critical is a critical element element of the of the program. program. When When a child’s a child’s return return home home becomes becomes impossible, impossible, adoption adoption or foster or foster carecare placement placement are are alternatives alternatives to residential to residential

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Community-Based Community-BasedServices Services Many Many families families struggle struggle withwith complex complex social social and and behavioral behavioral issues. issues. St. Catherine's St. Catherine's offers offers an array an array of of community-based community-based services services designed designed to preserve to preserve family family life and life and provide provide at-risk at-risk families families withwith the skills the skills theythey needneed to function to function in today's in today's world. world. Services Services include, include, but but are not are not limited limited to, clinical to, clinical assessments; assessments; parent parent skillsskills training training and and parent parent support support groups; groups; individual, individual, marital, marital, and and family family counseling counseling programs; programs; advocacy advocacy and and role-modeling; role-modeling; parent parent carecare services services for for parent parent aide/home aide/home aideaide services services thatthat include include developmentally developmentally disabled disabled adults; adults; respite respite carecare for families for families withwith children children displaying displaying emotional emotional or or behavioral behavioral problems; problems; and and comprehensive comprehensive support support services services for children for children and and adolescents adolescents whowho havehave beenbeen in foster in foster carecare or residential or residential programs programs to help to help thesethese youth youth attain attain independence independence in a in family a family or or community community setting. setting.

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ccording to the Bureau of the U.S.U.S. Department of of ccording to Children’s the Children’s Bureau of the Department Health and and Human Services, there werewere 427,910 children Health Human Services, there 427,910 children in the U.S.U.S. foster carecare system on September 30, 30, 2015. New in the foster system on September 2015. New York State’s Office of Children andand Family Services York State’s Office of Children Family Services estimates there a little more than 16,000 children in in estimates there a little more than 16,000 children thethe state foster carecare system as of 31, 31, 2016. state foster system asDecember of December 2016. Numbers varyvary as new children enter foster carecare every day,day, and and Numbers as new children enter foster every others leaveleave as they return home, are adopted, or age-out of the others as they return home, are adopted, or age-out of the system at age 18. 18. system at age HereHere are aare few other foster carecare numbers collected by the a few other foster numbers collected by the Department of Health and and Human Services (as of 30, 30, Department of Health Human Services (asSeptember of September 2015): 2015): • 52% of children in foster carecare werewere boys, and and 48%48% werewere girls;girls; • 52% of children in foster boys, • The number of children waiting to betoadopted was was 62,378 • The number of children waiting be adopted 62,378 (includes children whose parents or guardians either surrendered or or (includes children whose parents or guardians either surrendered lost lost parental rights in family court); parental rights in family court); • 61% of children werewere removed fromfrom the care of their parent or or • 61% of children removed the care of their parent guardian because of neglect; guardian because of neglect; • Other significant reasons for removal included drugdrug abuse • Other significant reasons for removal included abuse (32%), caretaker’s inability to cope (14%), and and physical abuse (13%); (32%), caretaker’s inability to cope (14%), physical abuse (13%); • 51% of children leaveleave foster carecare afterafter being re-united withwith a a • 51% of children foster being re-united parent, while 22%22% are adopted. parent, while are adopted.

What Whatdoes doesitittake taketo to become becomeaafoster fosterparent? parent? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more children thanthan everever are entering the the foster carecare system struggling withwith emotional or or According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more children are entering foster system struggling emotional behavioral disorders. behavioral disorders. “Greater numbers of young children withwith complicated, serious physical health, mental health, or developmental problems are are entering foster carecare “Greater numbers of young children complicated, serious physical health, mental health, or developmental problems entering foster during the the earlyearly years when brain growth is most active,” the the Academy noted in aninonline article, Developmental IssuesIssues for Young Children in Foster CareCare during years when brain growth is most active,” Academy noted an online article, Developmental for Young Children in Foster ( “Every effort should be made to make foster carecare a positive experience and and a healing process for the child.” ( “Every effort should be made to make foster a positive experience a healing process for the child.” St. Catherine’s Center for Children’s therapeutic foster carecare program doesdoes just just that,that, not not onlyonly placing a child in a in nurturing home, but but alsoalso ensuring the the St. Catherine’s Center for Children’s therapeutic foster program placing a child a nurturing home, ensuring foster family is equipped to deal with a wide range of behavioral issues.” foster family is equipped to deal with a wide range of behavioral issues.” “We“We offeroffer foster carecare for children in a in therapeutic setting,” noted Carole Stevens, Supervisor of Specialized Foster CareCare at St. “The“The philosophy foster for children a therapeutic setting,” noted Carole Stevens, Supervisor of Specialized Foster at Catherine’s. St. Catherine’s. philosophy behind our our program is that children withwith emotional or behavioral disorders are best served in family settings where theythey are nurtured and and can can learn social behind program is that children emotional or behavioral disorders are best served in family settings where are nurtured learn social skillsskills as part of their dailydaily treatment. We We support this this effort by providing potential foster parents withwith all ofallthe toolstools and and training theythey needneed to work withwith as part of their treatment. support effort by providing potential foster parents of the training to work special needs children.” special needs children.” Considering the the background of children entering foster care—family courts remove children fromfrom theirtheir homes because of neglect or abuse, or parents Considering background of children entering foster care—family courts remove children homes because of neglect or abuse, or parents voluntarily place theirtheir children intointo foster carecare because theythey are unable to provide adequate care—it is not unusual to see a struggling child. Adjustment or or voluntarily place children foster because are unable to provide adequate care—it is not unusual to see a struggling child. Adjustment anxiety disorder, depression, mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder; a child maymay be coping withwith any any number of mental health issues. anxiety disorder, depression, mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder; a child be coping number of mental health issues. “Youth served in the program maymay eveneven havehave had had multiple foster home placements or spent timetime in psychiatric hospitals or residential centers,” saidsaid “Youth served in the program multiple foster home placements or spent in psychiatric hospitals or residential centers,” Stevens. “Occasionally you you willwill findfind a resilient childchild whowho has has learned howhow to cope and and manage his or feelings, but but mostmost require therapeutic care.” Stevens. “Occasionally a resilient learned to cope manage hisher or her feelings, require therapeutic care.” For For families whowho openopen theirtheir homes to children withwith special needs, St. Catherine’s offers all the support theythey needneed to succeed, according to Stevens. families homes to children special needs, St. Catherine’s offers all the support to succeed, according to Stevens. These supports include frequent home visitsvisits to provide guidance, psycho-education services for mental health needs, peerpeer support group meetings, and and These supports include frequent home to provide guidance, psycho-education services for mental health needs, support group meetings, practical support measures suchsuch as helping transport youth to medical and and therapy appointments. practical support measures as helping transport youth to medical therapy appointments. “When our our children are ready to betoplaced in a in home withwith a family, it needs to betoabe special home, and and a very special family,” saidsaid Stevens. “That’s always “When children are ready be placed a home a family, it needs a special home, a very special family,” Stevens. “That’s always beenbeen our our goalgoal and,and, thankfully, we’ve beenbeen fortunate to find suchsuch families.” thankfully, we’ve fortunate to find families.” A list of qualifications for foster carecare providers cancan be found at New YorkYork State’s Office of Children andand Family Services’ website: A list of qualifications for foster providers be found at New State’s Office of Children Family Services’ website:

Source: U.S.U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Source: Dept. of Health & Human Services Adoption andand Foster Care Analysis andand Reporting Adoption Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS, No.23) FY FY 2015 data. System (AFCARS, No.23) 2015 data.

Every childchild deserves the the opportunity to grow up inupa in home Every deserves opportunity to grow a home where he or she is loved, nurtured, and wanted. Regrettably, thatthat where he or she is loved, nurtured, and wanted. Regrettably, is not always the the Parents or legal guardians maymay loselose tempois not always Parents or legal guardians temporaryrary custody of a of child for any number of reasons, including abuse custody a child for any number of reasons, including abuse and and neglect or the inability to provide a child withwith adequate neglect or the inability to provide a child adequate food, shelter and and clothing. food, shelter clothing. Regardless of the reason a child is removed fromfrom the the carecare of of Regardless of the reason a child is removed a parent or guardian, he or needs a safe and and welcoming home a parent or guardian, heshe or she needs a safe welcoming home in which to live. in which to live. In the Capital Region, St. Catherine’s Center for Children has has In the Capital Region, St. Catherine’s Center for Children beenbeen a longtime provider of therapeutic foster carecare services in a in a a longtime provider of therapeutic foster services family-based setting. family-based setting. Children in the program are identified and and matched withwith pro-proChildren in the program are identified matched fessional foster families whowho provide a consistent, predictable fessional foster families provide a consistent, predictable and and nurturing environment which promotes personal growth. nurturing environment which promotes personal growth. OurOur program: program: • Offers extensive training and and intensive support for professional • Offers extensive training intensive support for professional foster parents, including a monthly stipend to help offset the finanfoster parents, including a monthly stipend to help offset the financial cial burden of bringing a child intointo the home. burden of bringing a child the home. • Uses a team approach. • Uses a team approach. • Offers 24-hour staffstaff coverage. • Offers 24-hour coverage. • Provides children and and theirtheir birthbirth family withwith critical services. • Provides children family critical services. • Helps families provide a caring treatment setting for children • Helps families provide a caring treatment setting for children theythey welcome intointo theirtheir homes. welcome homes. To talk to atoSt.a Catherine’s foster carecare home finder, callcall To talk St. Catherine’s foster home finder, 518-453-6431 or e-mail 518-453-6431 or e-mail

MAPP MAPPTraining: Training:AA“road “roadmap’’ map’’to to success successfor forfoster fostercare careproviders providers Pat Pat Gagnon understands the the foster carecare system. She She was was a longtime foster mom—she and and husband Mark opened theirtheir home to 13 foster Gagnon understands foster system. a longtime foster mom—she husband Mark opened home to full-time 13 full-time foster children and and offered respite carecare for many others overover 18 years—before joining the the staffstaff of St. Center for for Children. Today, she she putsputs her her children offered respite for many others 18 years—before joining of Catherine’s St. Catherine’s Center Children. Today, experience to use as a as trainer, where she she teaches prospective foster parents the the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting, or MAPP system. MAPP is a is a experience to use a trainer, where teaches prospective foster parents Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting, or MAPP system. MAPP 10-week course thatthat offers a three-hour training session eacheach week. Plenty of information is packed intointo the the 30 hours of training, withwith timetime between lessons 10-week course offers a three-hour training session week. Plenty of information is packed 30 hours of training, between lessons to help families absorb all they’ve learned. According to Gagnon, the the course is usually heldheld three times a year, or whenever needed. to help families absorb all they’ve learned. According to Gagnon, course is usually three times a year, or whenever needed. “MAPP offers incredible insights intointo fostering children whowho havehave experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect” saidsaid Gagnon, as she reeled off seven training “MAPP offers incredible insights fostering children experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect” Gagnon, as she reeled off seven training topics the the course covers in detail: 1) Why children come intointo carecare and and whywhy theythey needneed a safe and and stable home; 2) How abuse and and neglect affect a child’s well-welltopics course covers in detail: 1) Why children come a safe stable home; 2) How abuse neglect affect a child’s being; 3) How to manage difficult behavior in a in child; 4) How to understand and and work withwith a child’s birthbirth family; 5) How to help a child transition backback being; 3) How to manage difficult behavior a child; 4) How to understand work a child’s family; 5) How to help a child transition home; 6) Understanding the the impact fostering has has on your ownown family; and and 7) How to partner effectively withwith youryour placement agency (i.e.(i.e. St. Catherine’s home; 6) Understanding impact fostering on your family; 7) How to partner effectively placement agency St. Catherine’s Center for Children). Center for Children). “The“The thought of fostering children in need appeals to many people” saidsaid Gagnon, “but“but our our goalgoal withwith MAPP Training is toisbetocertain thatthat newnew foster thought of fostering children in need appeals to many people” Gagnon, MAPP Training be certain foster families enter our our program withwith eyeseyes widewide open. Foster carecare providers whowho undergo training are more apt to if they understand the the challenges thatthat families enter program open. Foster providers undergo training are more aptsucceed to succeed if they understand challenges lie ahead, and and the the toolstools and and resources available to help them and and theirtheir foster children. Fostering a special needs childchild can can be incredibly challenging, but but the the lie ahead, resources available to help them foster children. Fostering a special needs be incredibly challenging, goodgood newsnews is it iscan alsoalso be incredibly rewarding!” it can be incredibly rewarding!” St. Catherine’s willwill be offering twotwo MAPP classes in the month of August — one in Kingston on Monday, August 20 and one one in Albany on Tuesday, St. Catherine’s be offering MAPP classes in the month of August — one in Kingston on Monday, August 20 and in Albany on Tuesday, Agust 28. 28. For For more information about these classes, call call 518-453-6431 or e-mail Agust more information about these classes, 518-453-6431 or e-mail

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