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Weekend in review

Jun 18, 2012 6:20 am
Stories that made the news, June 15 to June 18, 2012:

Barbara Reina reported in the Register Star Valatie village officials are hoping the Village of Kinderhook is still willing to enter into an amended municipal cooperation agreement for the connection of the sewage systems between the two villages, despite Kinderhook Mayor Carol Weaver's decision to postpone a joint meeting last week. "I’ll be very disappointed if they walked away from this,” Valatie Village Mayor Gary Strevell told the paper. The proposal will allow the Kinderhook business district to connect with the Valatie wastewater treatment plant. A "Concerned Citizens" letter posing 30 questions has been sent to Kinderhook officials, requesting a public meeting on the matter. Read the full story in the Register Star.

Susan Campriello reported in The Daily Mail, a month after a fire destroyed its previous location at 298 Main St. in Catskill, the Matthew 25 Food Pantry re-opened Sun., June 17 at its new location. Executive Director Patti Dushane welcomed clients to the pantry, now located at 8 Union Street in a building formerly occupied by a division of Greene County Social Services. The work to prepare the space was done by Dushane and a group of volunteers. Individuals and businesses in the community donated the furniture, refrigerators and freezers, along with the non-perishable food and clothing available for distribution to clients, Dushane told the paper. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

W.T. Eckert reported in The Daily Mail the Catskill farmers market got off to a fresh start, Sat., June 17, at its new location in the Greene County-owned parking lot behind the former Candyman Chocolates building on Bridge Street. Catskill Region Farmers Market Association President Donna Bonville told the paper she is looking forward to what the future holds. She said the market needs to get established at its new location and will hopefully attract some new vendors, as well. The market has a new vendor offering organic vegetables and a new crafter who makes dog harnesses and dog biscuits. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Tom Casey reported in the Register Star on the Pride Parade held in Hudson, Sat., June 17. Thousands lined the parade route on Warren Street, from the 7th Street Park to the waterfront, in support of the LGBT community. State Assembly members Didi Barrett and Daniel O’Donnell served as the parade's grand marshals. O'Donnell was the author of the Marriage Equality law passed by the state Legislature one year ago. The parade ended at Hudson Waterfront Park, where musicians, vendors and speeches extended the celebration into the evening. Pride weekend concluded Sunday with Family Day activities at the waterfront. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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