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Jun 20, 2011 12:58 am
Bank of Greene County wins Catskill Little League title
The Daily Mail reports that Logan Worth threw a no-hitter to lead Bank of Greene County over Lacy’s 4-0, to win the Catskill Little League majors baseball championship Sat. June 18 in Catskill. Worth also went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double, and Brandon Eacott hit a double, a single and scored two runs, and Justin Worth also scored a run in the championship victory.

C-GCC opens doors to Holcim workers
Doron Tyler Antrim in The Daily Mail reports that workers laid off last week when the Holcim cement plant in Catskill closed can enroll in a retraining or academic programs and may be eligible for up to $15,000 in special benefits. The story says the benefits include up to $8,250 to pay for a one-year program or $15,000 for a two-year program and an extension of unemployment insurance, and workers over 50 could get a boost up to $10,000 to cover some of the difference between their old and new salaries. M.A. Wiltse, director of the Columbia-Greene Workforce Investment Office at Columbia Greene Community College, is administrating the effort, according to the story. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Martin Van Buren School closing
Martin Van Buren Elementary School holds a closing ceremony at 6 p.m. Mon. June 20, a victim of budget cuts this past year. Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook), who attended Martin Van Buren Elementary School while growing up in Kinderhook, will be among the speakers. The school is at 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook.

Saland still undecided on marriage bill
Jamie Larson in the Register-Star wrote this Saturday, but it is still true Monday, June 20: "Local veteran State Sen. Stephen Saland, R,C,I-Poughkeepsie, remains under an intense national spotlight this weekend as he continues to represent the deciding vote needed for the passage of the New York State Marriage Equality Act, proposed earlier this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo." This weekend Hudson held its second Hudson Pride festival, and every speaker at the ceremony WGXC broadcast live Saturday afternoon including Alderwoman Ellen Thurston, Common Council President Don Moore, Hudson treasurer Eileen Halloran, and Democratic mayoral candidate Nick Haddad called for Senator Saland, who represents Columbia County in Albany, to vote for the measure. Click here to hear all the speakers near the beginning of this mp3 audio recording from the Hudson Pride festivities Saturday afternoon. Local politicians and Albany pundits are predicting a vote in the State Senate on Wednesday.[caption id="attachment_12352" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Male Room at Hudson Pride 2011 live on WGXC 90.7-FM."][/caption]
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Audio Clips
Click on each headline to play mp3 audio clip.

A Very Incomplete Calendar: 20110620
Produced by Terry Doyle. Weekly listings of regional music events from the Hudson Valley music show "Imprint" on WGXC.

Hudson Pride 2-4 p.m. live broadcast.
Performances and speakers on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live from Promenade Hill in Hudson, with speakers including Ellen Thurston, Don Moore, Eileen Halloran, and others, and performances from The Providers, The Landlines, Mother Fletcher, and others.

Hudson Pride 2011 First Hour.
Live on WGXC 90.7-FM from Promenade Park. Includes Male Room performance and DJ Abel.

Harvey Wasserman talk "From Fukushima to Solartopia: Winning a GreenPowered Earth."
Recorded by WGXC volunteer Kieran Riley. Wasserman spoke at Oakwood Community Center, 313 10th St., Troy, NY.