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July 18, 2011 local almanac

Jul 18, 2011 12:11 am
The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Otherwise partly sunny, with a high near 88. Monday night there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Tuesday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Wednesday, sunny, with a high near 91. Thursday, sunny, with a high near 94.

Town meetings today
ANCRAM The Town of Ancram Town Board holds a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Ancram Zoning Ordinance. Amendments are proposed to section 1- Title and Scope; Section vii- Administration and Enforcement; Section viii- Zoning Board of Appeals; Section ix- Planning Board; Section x- Amendments; Section xi- Interpretation and Application; and Section xii- Definitions. 7 p.m. at Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram.
ATHENS Town meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall, 2 First Street, Athens (734-3636).
AUSTERLITZ Comprehensive plan meeting at 7 p.m., at 812 Route 203, Austerlitz (392-3260).
CANAAN Planning board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 1647 Route 5 South, Canaan (781-3144).
GERMANTOWN Town Board meets at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown (537-6687).
GREENE COUNTY The Greene County Department for the Aging and the Greene County Youth Bureau hold public hearing today to review the departments' plan to consolidate effective Aug. 31. The hearing begins at 2 p.m. at the Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill, 518- 943-3013. The new department will be called the Department for the Aging and Youth.
GREENE COUNTY 6 p.m. meetings of Government Ops and Finance committees, plus party caucuses at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
GREENVILLE Town Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Offices, corner of routes 32 and 81, Greenville (966-8276).

The skies above
TIDES Hudson: High, 5:45 a.m./Low, 12:24 a.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:39 a.m./8:25 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 10:02 p.m./ 9:10 a.m.

July 18 Nelson Mandela, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Hunter S. Thompson, Joe Torre, and Ricky Skaggs.

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