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Weekend in review

Aug 19, 2013 12:05 am
Some of the stories that made the news, Aug. 16 to Aug. 19, 2013:

Nathan Mayberg reported in the Register Star longtime town of Ghent Supervisor Lawrence Andrews Jr. died Sat., Aug., 17, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Andrews served in town government for more than three decades. He was serving his fourth four-year term as supervisor at the time of his death. He previously served 18 years as a Ghent councilman. Andrews was retired from the Taconic Hills Central School District where he worked as a math teacher. Ghent Deputy Supervisor Larry VanBrunt called Saturday, "...a pretty sad day for everybody in the town of Ghent." VanBrunt has been acting supervisor of Ghent since early July. He will continue to serve in that capacity until after the November elections. Read the full story in the Register Star.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="306"] Cairo Public Library

Jessica Mosier reported in The Daily Mail the Cairo Public Library has been awarded the 2013 Award for Outstanding New Library Building Construction by the Public Libraries Section of the New York Library Association. A representative of the library will accept a plaque and $1,000 award at the NYLA Annual Conference in Niagara Falls in September. The award was based on the impact the construction project has had on the library's ability to provide services to its community, with an emphasis on projects that demonstrated cost-effective solutions to space challenges. The new library was designed by Meghan Brennen and Paul Mays with Butler Rowland Mays Architects of Ballston Spa. Read the full story in The Daily Mail. NOTE: Cairo Library Director Debra Kamecke is a member of the WGXC Community Council and an on-air programmer.

In election news, Michael Ryan reported in The Daily Mail Windham police chief Stacy Post is expected to run for the office of town supervisor in November. Post has not made a formal announcement as yet, but her campaign signs began to appear town wide last weekend. Post has secured backing from the Independence Party, but she is also expected to have her name put forward at the Aug. 29 Windham GOP caucus. Nathan Mayberg reported in the Register Star Ed Fertik has announced he is a candidate for town of Claverack Supervisor as an independent candidate. Fertik's name is expected to appear on the Freedom Party line. The Claverack Republican caucus previously chose Councilman Cliff Weigelt as its candidate in November. Incumbent Supervisor Robin Andrews is expected to seek re-election, running as a Democrat. Claverack Democrats have until Sept. 17 to hold its caucus. NOTE: Fertik is a WGXC on-air programmer. He is currently on hiatus.

The Daily Freeman reported volunteer firefighters will take over Main Street and other parts of Catskill village, Sept. 7 as part of the 125th Greene County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Convention dress parade. The parade will begin lining up at 1 p.m. at the intersection of county Route 23B and state Route 23. It will step off at 2 p.m. and travel down Jefferson Heights to Main St., eventually ending in the lot behind Cone-E-Island Ice Cream. Entertainment, refreshments and awards will follow the parade. The convention runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.