The Village Board on Tuesday unanimously endorsed abolishing the village police department, pending a possible public vote on the matter.... Village residents now have until Feb. 22 to decide whether to challenge the board’s action. If a petition carrying the valid signatures of at least 625 registered village voters is submitted by that date, the village will hold a vote in which residents will decide whether to abolish the police force. If no petition is submitted, or if a vote is held and the results support the board’s action, the village police force could be dissolved by Jan. 1, 2011.... If the police department is disbanded, law enforcement in the village would be handled by a consolidated town of Saugerties police force. That force, which would use some officers from the current village department, would have 13 officers, five sergeants and two detectives.... Village officials previously said if the village police force was not abolished by the end of 2010, there could be a village property tax increase of at least 25 percent to maintain current services.
On February 26, Wave Farm's terrestrial radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM turns 13. It’s a powerful thing to reflect on the last thirteen years of this project. So many people have contributed their voices, their time, their talent, and their dollars to keep this outrageous and unconventional station churning and transmitting, and we are grateful.
In this moment, we find ourselves poised for exciting growth, thanks to a recently expanded staff and Board, new energy, a terrific foundation of stalwart volunteer programmers complemented by rapidly joining new radiomakers. With your help, we can embrace the future with strength and enthusiasm.
We continue to work towards generating enough monthly supporters to secure a reliable base of support to meet the station’s basic operation expenses. Once our goal of $5,000 in monthly support is met, we’ll be able to end traditional pledge drives, and focus on making WGXC even more exceptional.