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WGXC Information Update: Friday, April 12

Apr 12, 2024 12:01 am

FRIDAY • Today, Friday, April 12, is the 102st day of the year. Confederate forces began their insurrection with their attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, beginning the Civil War. The National Weather Service in Albany is warning that "Additional rain showers are expected again on Friday, especially in the morning hours. The combination of rain and snowmelt from the high terrain may result in some additional minor flooding, especially of urban, low-lying, or other flood-prone areas. Rises on area rivers is likely, although most main stem rivers should stay within their banks. Behind the departing storm, westerly winds will be gusty on Saturday, with some gusts over 40 mph possible. Some downed tree limbs are possible."

IN WASHINGTON D.C.Mid-Hudson News reports that the the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever national drinking water standard for PFAS, the toxic forever chemical that has been poisoning drinking water locally in Hoosick Falls, in Cairo, near Stewart Airport, and many other sites. Rep Pat Ryan, a Democrat, said the new drinking water standard, “combined with over $1B in new funding for implementation, will reduce PFAS in drinking water to historic lows and protect 100 million Americans, including families in Newburgh and New Windsor, from these toxic ‘forever chemicals.’”

IN HUNTERHudsonValley360.com reports that the village of Hunter’s finances were not adequately managed recently, according to a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. His report said, “The (village) board and clerk-treasurer did not properly manage village financial operations.... The board did not provide oversight and the clerk-treasurer did not perform all required duties.” The village of Hunte failed too prepare or maintain board meeting minutes, maintain supporting documentation for deposits, or file annual financial reports with the Office of the State Comptroller. Hunter Mayor Alan Higgins said, “Lack of proper staffing and changes in the governing body have contributed to their cause (the audit’s finding).” The report is about the village's finances between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023. The report also said, “The clerk-treasurer also was paid $34,988 without support or approval over a two-year period for overtime ($32,462) and unused leave time ($2,526).... The lack of oversight and disorganization at the village office could allow for funds to be misappropriated without detection or correction.”

IN CHATHAMThe Times Union reports that Jackson’s Old Chatham House in the Columbia County hamlet has been owned by the same family for 81 years, but now has new owners, who have been dining at the restaurant for decades. Dina and Iggy Vardi promise few changes to the restaurant. Dina Vardi said, “This is more than just a business opportunity for us.”

IN CATSKILL • "The Glass Menagerie" play completes its run at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill this weekend, through Saturday, April 13.

IN COXSACKIE • On Friday, April 12, the Hi-Way Drive-In opens for the 2024 season. "Civil War," from Alex Garland, debuts on the big screen there this weekend, in a double feature with the same director's movie "Ex Machina." The latest Godzilla and "Ghostbusters" movies also play at the outdoor venue this weekend.

IN HUDSON • Neo Sora’s "Ryuichi Sakamoto Opus" film from 2023 finishes its run at TSL in Hudson this weekend, at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

IN KINGSTON • The Wendy Eisenberg/Caroline Davis duo, and a quartet of Joanna Mattrey, gabby fluke-mogul, Chris Williams, and Patrick Shiroishi perform from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at at Tubby's in Kingston.

IN CATSKILL • Elizabeth Celeste Ibarra, Dylan Nowik, Wesley Harper and Alex P. Wernquest are the members of local band Camp Saint Helene, who perform alongside Lael Neale, and Andrew Victor Sunday, April 14 at The Avalon Lounge in Catskill.

10 A.M. SATURDAY ON WGXC • "There's a Kind of Hush" as the former president begins a criminal trial on Monday on "Turn on the News."

8 P.M. SUNDAY ON WGXC • Tony Fallon is live from Acra with "The Irish Show."