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Weekend in review

Oct 01, 2012 12:12 am
Some of the stories that made the news, Sept. 28 to 30

Ariel Zangla reported in the Daily Freeman the Catskill school district Board of Education will leave two vacant seats unfilled until the annual budget vote and school board election is held in May 2013. The two seats will remain open unless a problem arises, said board President Michael Bulich. Karen Haas resigned in July and Christopher Van Loan stepped down in late August. Both cited personal reasons for leaving the board. Members of the seven-member board are elected for three-year terms. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

Kyle Wind reported in the Daily Freeman Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat challenger Julian Schreibman have agreed to a series of three debates leading up to the general election, Nov. 6. The first will be held the evening of Oct. 10 at the M. Clifford Miller Middle School in Lake Katrine. It will be open to the public. A second debate will be broadcast by WMHT-TV, Oct. 18; a third debate will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus, Oct. 24. Gibson and Schreibman are vying for the seat in New York's newly drawn 19th Congressional District. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

The New York State Board of Elections is reminding voters Oct. 13 is the last day for in-person voter registration for those who wish to be eligible to cast ballots in the November election. Members of the military honorably discharged or anyone who has become a naturalized citizen since Oct. 12, has until Oct. 26 to register in person. Notices of address changes for already registered voters must by received by Oct. 17. For more information, contact or visit your county Board of Elections: Columbia County Board of Elections is located at 401 State Street in Hudson (828-3115); the Greene County Board of Elections is located at 411 Main Street in Catskill (719-3550).

Melanie Lekocevic reported in The Daily Mail the 2013 budget cycle for the town of Coxsackie has begun, and officials are predicting a tight year ahead. Among the challenges: A precarious revenue stream, state mandates and the tax cap. According to Town Supervisor Alex Betke a significant issue for cash-strapped Coxsackie will be the tens of thousands of dollars in fees the town will be obligated to pay for local students to attend a community college other than Columbia-Greene. Coxsackie, New Baltimore and Greenville are greatly impacted by that policy because of the number of students opting to attend Hudson Valley Community College located in Troy. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
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