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Tuesday November 16 2010 headlines

Nov 16, 2010 12:54 am
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Family protects 187 acres in Hillsdale
Mother and daughter Irene E. Gibson and Irene L. Gibson are permanently protecting 187 acres of their Hillsdale property, signing a deal with the Columbia Land Conservancy placing a conservation easement on their land. The property includes a prominent wooded hillside, highly scenic open farm fields, rocky ledges, and outcroppings, and stream corridors and 21 acres of wetlands near Taghkanic Creek Headwaters. The creek, a DEC-designated Class C Trout stream, runs through the protected property for 6,582 feet. The Gibsons donated the development rights of their property to CLC but retain title to their property, and can sell or pass the property on to heirs. They can still farm on the land, and are not required to allow public access. CLC holds 148 easements that protect 20,930 acres.

Schumer gets new job as Democrats’ messenger-in-chief
Jennifer Dlouhy New York on the Potomac reports Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced New York senior Senator Chuck Schumer is now in charge of coordinating the party’s communications and messaging for the next two years. "Reid described the change as part of a new mission 'to strengthen our strategic operations' and 'better integrate our legislative- and message-crafting functions into a central, coordinated nucleus managing policy, press and politics,'" she reported. Read the entire story here.

Nov. 16 birthdays include W.C. Handy, Terence McKenna, and Dwight Gooden.