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Jul 28, 2011 12:50 am
McLaughlin mulls primary, McDonald talks economy
Rick Karlin in the Albany Times-Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports that, after just being elected to a first term, GOP 198th District Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin is considering a new job, possibly running against fellow Republican, Sen. Roy McDonald, because of the senator’s vote legalizing same-sex marriage. “I wouldn’t say it hasn’t crossed my mind,” said McLaughlin, who represents parts of northern Greene and Columbia counties. The Assemblyman says he’s gotten calls from Republican and Conservative party members in Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. “I’ve heard there is some unrest. And that’s probably why I’m getting the amount of phone calls and e mails I’ve been getting.” He says he will take the guidance of the district’s town and county party committees. “If they support Roy, fine,” said McLaughlin. “That’s going to weigh heavily on anybody’s decision.” Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.

Delaware leaders oppose fracking ban in watershed
J. Blake Killin reports in The Daily Mail that the Delaware County Board of Supervisors opposes proposed regulations that would ban gas drilling in watersheds that are located within the county. Proposed DEC regulations would ban the extracting natural gas from shale formations using horizontal drilling and the injection of water, sand and chemicals under extremely high pressure to fracture the rock formation to release the gas from within the New York City watershed. "The Board of Supervisors Chairman James E. Eisel Sr. has written a letter to the Coalition of Watershed Towns seeking its support in opposing any special regulations that rob residents of Delaware County of the mineral rights on their property without due compensation," Killin wrote. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Basilica Hudson a new temple of contemporary art
Amy Griffin in the Albany Times-Union profiles the new owners of Basilica Hudson, musician and artist Melissa Auf der Maur, filmmaker Tony Stone and his parents, Bill and Nancy Stone, also artists, as the New Art Dealers Alliance, a collective of independent curators and for-profit and nonprofit galleries, comes to the large facility near Hudson's train station this weekend. “It’s a bit of an experiment, but the response has been great so far, and a lot of people are going to show up. I think it’s going to look really interesting,” says Heather Hubbs, director of NADA. “For us, it’s a dream. Basically, it’s going to showcase the space, this location, this building and all of its potential, probably like no other event we could have, because every single room will be like a maze of art hidden in all of the different wings of our building,” says Auf der Maur. Basilica has a 6,000-square-foot main hall, a small theater, a west wing and a finished art gallery. The story also mentions how, "prominent performance artist Marina Abramovic has also purchased a large building with plans to open an institute for performance art, and The Art Newspaper reports that art collectors Steven Johnson and Walter Sudol have purchased the Charles Williams School, with plans to turn it into an art center, as well," both also in Hudson. Read the full story in the Times-Union.
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