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Sunday headlines

Apr 03, 2011 10:15 am
Hannaford in New Lebanon is a go
Gail Heinsohn of the Chatham Courier reports that Hannaford Bros. announced in a press release on March 31 that it has reached a compromise with the state Department of Transportation and will be proceeding with the building of a supermarket/pharmacy in the town. The area to be served by the Hannafords has no nearby supermarket.

Fatal accident on Thruway near Catskill
Lissa Harris at The Watershed Post writes about the fatal accident on the Thruway Friday night, April 1, that closed northbound lanes between Catskill and Coxsaxkie for several hours. A New Jersey man was killed when his car, which was stopped in the northbound passing lane on the New York State Thruway, was struck from behind by a New York City driver. Investigation of the collision is ongoing.

Prison break
Carole Osterink has a story about the front page news from Saturday night, when a prisoner escaped from the Hudson Correctional Facility. "A reliable source reported that shortly before 11 p.m., the Catskill side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge was teeming with state troopers who were checking all the cars coming from the east side of the river," Osterink writes. "On our side of the river, there were roadblocks on both Route 9G and Route 9 entering Hudson." She goes on to note that "a Gosspis reporter" observed the escaped convict on Route 9 near Ten Broeck Lane, where he was surrounded by police and handcuffed.

Knott intends to seek supervisor post in Stuyvesant
John Mason reports in the Register-Star that Stuyvesant Town Councilman Ron Knott has announced that he’s challenging fellow Republican Valerie Bertram for the town supervisor position she first won in 2003. Unofficial word is that Bertram has decided not to run for another term. Democratic Party Chairwoman Lee Jamison, who lost to Bertram by “eight or 10 votes,” in 2009, said she has been thinking about running again. Knott, a former planning board member who was also involved in comprehensive planning for Stuyvesant, said he has no intention of seeking the Democrats’ backing.

Gibson: Nuclear only one option
It seems that Congressman Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, is backtracking somewhat form his pro-nuclear stance of the past months. Gibson spokeswoman Stephanie Valle told the Register-Star this week that the congressman is not focused on any one solution to the energy shortage. John Mason's story includes reporting on a recent teleconference from NYPIRG on newly unclosed dangers and hidden leaks at a host of U.S. nuclear plants, including Indian Point further down the Hudson River at the north end of the Tappan Zee.