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Feb 13, 2011 9:46 am
Food costs continue to inch upwards
Wondering why those grocery bills have been so hard to keep in line with your budget? Mid-Hudson News Network reports that dairy and beverage cost hikes are offsetting slight drops elsewhere, according to the Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau survey for the week ending January 28.

Freehold Civil Service Air Patrol flying high
The Daily Mail has a piece about the Civil Air Patrol Vanguard Composite Squadron located in Freehold, who held a benefit dinner at the Quarry Steakhouse on Feb. 12, and how they maintain old-style air force-like training in old WW2 cockpits. Cool.

Heavy snowfall creates slippery sidewalk debate
Who should shovel sidewalks, the municipalities we pay taxes to or we the people? The idea of efficiency stretched to the reality of sharing resources to buy a good village snowblower in Kinderhook, where the inconsistencies of local walking became a real issue last week.

Selkirk man arrested on weapons charge
The Times Union has a blotter item, with photo, about a man of color pulled over for undisclosed reasons in Albany and then busted for pot, as well as a loaded 9mm handgun with hollow point rounds in the chamber of the gun and the magazine.

Gas prices stay steady in Albany area

The Albany Business Journal reports that a gallon of gas was selling for an average price of $3.345 in the Capitol Region on Feb. 11, up slightly from $3.343 a gallon, a week ago, and $3.282 a month ago, a lot more than $2.829 a gallon a year ago, but at a slower rate of rising than we've gotten used to this winter.

Claverack town board changes meeting days
They now get together the second Thursday of every month, rather than the first Wednesday. Why? The Register-Star doesn't say, but it may have to do with the loss of weekly newspapers throughout the region.