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Sep 28, 2011 12:37 am
Tune in Hudson Common Council
Monday night the Hudson Common Council held a Special Meeting about the LWRP at the Hudson Central Fire Station and Dan Udell was there to record it for WGXC. The public did not get the opportunity to speak to their representatives at the meeting, but the public can hear the meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 on WGXC. At that time, WGXC will air the first hour of the meeting, where the Hudson Common Council passed the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. "@Issue," which usually airs at this time, will return next week. Click here to listen to the recording of the entire meeting.

Mobile FEMA center to open in Catskill
Lissa Harris in The Watershed Post reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a mobile disaster recovery center in Catskill, from today, Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. The DRC will be located at the Catskill Community Life Church at 20 West Main Street. It will be open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Four other DRCs are still open six days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., around the Catskills region:
• Ulster County: Belleayre Ski Center, Route 28, Highmount
• Schoharie County: Cobleskill Fire Department, 610 East Main Street, Cobleskill
• Delaware County: Sidney Civic Center, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney
• Greene County: Main Street, Prattsville
"A spokesperson for FEMA told the Watershed Post this morning that the DRC at the Belleayre Ski Center was slated to close on October 1. The Cobleskill, Sidney and Prattsville DRCs will be open until further notice," Harris reports. The Watershed Post will have more storm updates on its "The Half-Hour News Hour" at 3 p.m. today, Wed. Sept. 28 on WGXC. Read the full story in The Watershed Post.

A battle that is far from won
Claude Haton in The Daily Mail reports that the people of Prattsville still need your help. “The first weekend, we had 800 volunteers,” per day, said George Williams of the Huntersfield Christian Training Center’s recovery center in Haton's story. “The second weekend, 400, the third weekend 175 and on the fourth, we had 125 on Saturday and 34 on Sunday.” Williams says that 117 homes in the hamlet were hit by the storm, with 42 condemned. “We’re working on the other 75,” he noted. To volunteer or otherwise donate good and services, the recovery center can be contacted at 347-633-1536 or 347-782-2667. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

ZBA reclassifies dog camp as commercial operation
Barbara Reina in the Register-Star reports that Tuesday night, Sept. 27, the Stuyvesant Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-2 to change the classification of the Glencadia Dog Camp from Home Occupancy 2 to Commercial because of "unusual noise." "The draft resolution states that, the Town ZEO (Zoning Enforcement Officer Gerry Ennis) mistakenly issued a zoning permit. This zoning permit should be deemed invalid and be revoked,” Reina reported. Read the full story in the Register-Star.

Baseball season ends?
Today is the final regular day of the baseball season and while the division races are all long settled, the wild card races in both leagues are, improbably, tied. The Boston Red Sox have blown a nine-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays, yet are tied today, playing the Baltimore Orioles, while the Rays play the New York Yankees. In the National League, the Atlanta Braves have had a similar collapse to the Red Sox, losing Tuesday to the Philadelphia Phillies to fall to a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals. If the teams remained tied after today, there will be one-game playoffs between the teams.