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Jun 13, 2009 3:13 pm
The Daily Mail reports that Friar Tuck Resort, Spa & Convention Center is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (but will remain open), and the Greenville Drive-In movie theater has reopened....The Register Star reports that the Hudson Republican Party is considering backing a mayoral candidate but so far has only announced the following: Former Deputy Democratic Election Commissioner Geeta Cheddie for First Ward alderman, Tracy Decker was picked for Second Ward supervisor, Retired Hudson Police Officer and Sheriff's Deputy William Hallenbeck for Third Ward supervisor, Samuel Santiago for Fourth Ward supervisor and incumbents Richard Goetz and Bart Delaney for Fifth Ward alderman and supervisor, respectively....The Register Star also reports that Public Works Commissioner David Robinson, County Engineer Dean Knox, and supervisors George Jahn, D-Austerlitz, Ray Staats, D-Clermont, and Roy Brown, R-Germantown will be the subcomittee choosing the architectural design firms that will be paid by the county to compare a renovation of the former Ockawamick school with constructing a new building for county offices. This is part of the larger kerfuffle over the potential move of the Department of Social Services out of Hudson.

Foreclosure Fears Sweep Valley
POUGHKEEPSIE – Public officials and not-for-profits have handled sprawl from New York City "pretty well," but there are still other issues that need to be dealt with, such as increasing foreclosures in the state. That was the assessment of two experts in the housing field at the third annual Pattern for Progress Housing the Hudson Valley summit Friday. Over 100 concerned residents, public officials, not-for-profit leaders, and others, gathered at Marist College in Poughkeepsie to hear what experts in the housing field had to say about how the Hudson Valley sizes up with other sprawl-fed regions.


Byrdcliffe Outdoor Sculpture Show 2009 Opening Reception with Tobias Armborst, Byron Bell, Matt Bialecki, Matt Bua, John Cetra, Solange Fabiao, Randy Gerner, Nicholas Goldsmith, Michael McDonough, Barry Price, Todd Rader and Amy Crews, Nancy Ruddy, Evan Stoller, Gisela Stromeyer and Les Walker. Exhibition Dates: June 13 – October 12, 2009 @ Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Celebrate Bloomsday with readings from Ulysses, jazz from Ed Wasyluski, Michael Levinson wallpaper collection, and music from Big Swell, and fireworks, 4-10 p.m. at Athens Cultural Center and town park.

Let It Be in Sight of Thee Hudson River Photography by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, June 13 through August 15, Opening Reception June 13 6-8 p.m. @ Hudson Opera House.

Mother Fletcher @ Jason's Upstairs Bar, 521 Warren St., Hudson.
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