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Jul 06, 2011 12:27 am
Ceiling collapse injures 9 in Hudson
Randy Simons of CBS6 TV in Albany reports that nine people were injured Monday, July 4 when the ceiling of a three-story home at 410 Warren St. in Hudson collapsed around 8 p.m. Seven children and two adults were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Hudson City Code Enforcement say they will cite the landlord, Phil Gellert with Northern Empire Realty, for blocked exits, no smoke detection, illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles along with a host of other interior and exterior violations, and CBS6 alleges he has problems at some of the other 22 properties he owns. "So statistically with the number of properties and tenants I'm doing better than most people" Gellert told CBS6. "I have a crew of 15-20 people and we always try to do the maintenence to the best of our ability. I'm not an absentee landlord, they can call me at anytime." Gellert says the ceiling collapsed at 410 Warren St. was because of a slow leak, that he was not notified about. Read the whole story with video at CBS6.

Hudson adopts boot for unpaid parking tickets
Local Law No. 3 of 2011 became law in Hudson last Thursday, June 30. Now parking authorities are empowered to install boot security devices on vehicles with unpaid parking tickets.

Artist grants available
Applications for the Community Arts Grants Decentralization Program for Columbia and Greene Counties are now available for the 2012 funding cycle. For "Community Arts Grants" there is project support for community-based nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, towns, and villages, and support for individuals or artistic teams partnerships with non-profits. Funding is intended primarily to be applied toward artist fees for quality cultural and arts programming in the two counties. Projects must take place in your county, be accessible, and beneficial to the public. Request amounts can be up to $5,000, though most awards are usually fall between $1,200 and $1,500. Deadline for 2012 Project Support & Conduit-Artist applications is Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. The arts councils are holding several workshops. Call the Director of Community Arts Grants at (518) 943-3400 or email Colettegcca@hotmail.com to register.
Columbia County
• Thu., July 21: Stuyvesant Town Hall, 5 Sunset Dr, Stuyvesant. 6-8 p.m.
• Tue., Aug 2: Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Auditorium, 790 Rte 203 Spencertown. 6-8 p.m.
• Sat., Aug 6: Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren St, Hudson. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene County
• Tue., July 19: Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St, Catskill 5:45–7:45 p.m.
• Tue., July 26: Tannersville Village Hall, 1 Park Lane, Tannersville 5:45–7:45 p.m.
• Thu., July 28: Community Room at Cornell Hook & Ladder, 77 Gill Rd, New Baltimore 6–8 p.m.
Individual Artist Grant Seminars & Locations
• Mon, Aug 29: Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson. 6–7:30 p.m.
• Thu., Sept 1: Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main St, Catskill. 6–7:30 p.m.


Rebecca McBride, author of "Traveling Between the Lines."
Interview by Ann Forbes Cooper and Richard Roth. McBride will be signing the book at Village Square Bookstore in Hunter Sat., July 11 at 1 p.m. McBride lives in Chatham. PLAY CLIP.

Ben Peacock from Tousey Winery in Clermont.
Interviewed by Richard Roth on WGXC Afternoon Show about a local winery and the festival in Clermont this Friday. PLAY CLIP.
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