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Apr 25, 2011 2:30 am
Exits at local paper
The Hudson-Catskill Newspaper Corp. loses two of its best reporters soon, as Francesca Olsen leaves the Register-Star, and Colin DeVries leaves The Daily Mail. DeVries exits May 4, and announced on his paper's blog that he will become managing editor of 12 weekly newspapers in Queens, New York. Olsen also made a blog announcement, and tells WGXC she is taking a non-newspaper job nearby. She stops covering Columbia County government April 27, the same day as her last appearance as co-host on "@Issue" on WGXC Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

DAR marks Civil War anniversary with new exhibit (reg. req.)
Jamie Larson in the Register-Star reports from the opening of the Hudson chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution's new exhibit “One Nation.” The show, at the Robert Jenkins House at 113 Warren St. in Hudson Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., coincides with the national observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year. The exhibit includes the flag, "carried into battle by the local boys of the 128th on May 27, 1863. The battle, fought coincidentally enough at Port Hudson along the Mississippi River in Louisiana was a bloody one and Columbia County [forces] sustained many losses, including the companies commander Colonial David Cowles," Larson writes. Read the rest of the story in the Register-Star.

Special Handling for a Gift in a Fragile Package
The New York Times is all over the hot topic of folks eating eggs at dinner in their Westchester section Sunday, and featured Richard Harrison of Cowberry Crossing Farm, in Claverack, in their roundup. "He quickly sells out of his multicolored eggs at the Chappaqua, Hastings and Pleasantville farmers’ markets," the article says. "'They have that bright orange yolk... What people say is there are no eggs that taste like these, especially when spring kicks in,'" says Harrison in the story. Read more in The New York Times. (reg. req.)

Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson celebrates 20 years
Amy Griffin delves back to a time in Hudson before art galleries. Twenty years ago Carrie Haddad helped open the first one, Warren Street Gallery, there, and gets her story told on the anniversary. Haddad now has two, Carrie Haddad Gallery and Carrie Haddad Photographs, and the town has 16. Haddad says now the arts in Columbia County help drive the economy. "Hudson is becoming a cultural hub. If the county could just recognize the income generated by the arts, they would embrace Hudson," Haddad tells Griffin in the Times-Union. "20th Anniversary Exhibition" with David Paulson, Allyson Levy, Louise Laplante, John Cross, Vince Pomilio, Darshan Russell, and David Halliday is at Carrie Haddad Gallery through May 29. Read more in the Times-Union.

WBCR-LP pledge drive
WBCR-LP, 97.7-FM, Great Barrington’s all-volunteer community radio station begins its on-air fund drive today, Monday, April 25, which continues through Sunday, May 1. The drive will raise funds for station operating expenses. The station recently was allowed to jump to full-power, and if it can raise the money to do so, will be heard throughout Columbia County from a tower in Hillsdale. Go to berkshireradio.org for more information.
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