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WGXC Information Update: Thursday, April 11

Apr 11, 2024 12:01 am

THURSDAY • Today, Thursday, April 11, is the 101st day of the year. Kurt Vonnegut, the American novelist, short story writer, and playwright was born on this day in 1922. The National Weather Service in Albany is warning that "a strong low pressure system will likely bring periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall and strong winds Thursday into Friday. The combination of rain and snowmelt in areas with remaining snowpack may result in some flooding of urban, low-lying, or other flood-prone areas. Rises on area rivers is likely. The strongest winds are expected Thursday night into early Friday morning across the eastern Catskills, Taconics, Berkshires, and Litchfield Hills."

IN CATSKILL Andrea Macko at Porcupine Soup reports that the WellNow Urgent Care on Maple Avenue holds an official grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Greene County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 30. The building has been complete, but empty, for two years. WellNow spokesperson Katie Riccio said, “We realized it was necessary to push our Catskill opening date out in order to make sure we were operationally set up to provide the excellent care and experience that our patients expect from us." The company has another location on Fairview Avenue in Hudson. The urgent care center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and may add weekend hours.

IN KINGSTONMid-Hudson News reports that the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is getting ready for its 55th sailing season beginning Saturday, April 13, leaving from its home port at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. The boat will sail between Albany and New York City through October. Clearwater Executive Director David Toman said, "We look forward to inspiring thousands of kids and adults through our onboard programs and community events." Finger Lakes region native Liam Henrie is the new co-captain this year.

IN STOCKPORTHudsonValley360.com reports that the Town of Stockport is holding a public hearing for a new Dollar General at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Stockport Town Hall. The proposed business would be on a 4.2 acre parcel of land on Route 9 and Crown Court. There are other Dollar General stores nearby in Hudson, Germantown, Athens, and one being rebuilt in Cairo. The Stockport location is currently home to the endangered Indiana bat, according to the project’s environmental assessment form. Planning Board Chairman Dan McCormack said, “People are not happy.... I have a feeling a lot of the people that are not happy are going to be there and voice their displeasure.”

IN GREENVILLE Porcupine Soup reports that the Greenville Irish American Club's annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been rescheduled from March 23 to Saturday, April 27. The annual event was postponed because of rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain forecast for the original date. This year is the parade's 50th anniversary. Patrick O’Regan organized Greenville’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 19, 1974. O'Regan and others incorporated the Irish American Club in 1980. The April 27 parade begins at 1 p.m. from the parking lot of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and ends at the library on State Route 32, with refreshments and entertainment in the Scott M. Ellis Elementary School cafeteria.

IN KINGSTON The Daily Freeman reports that MSNBC broadcaster Rachel Maddow will talk at the at the Ulster Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Maddow has a new book called, “Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism,” and will speak with University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler at the Kingston events. Oblong Books and the Bardavon are sponsoring the event.

IN CATSKILL • "The Glass Menagerie" play completes its run at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill this weekend, Thursday, April, 11 through Saturday, April 13.

7 P.M. ON WGXC • Ric Royer and G. Lucas Crane host "Suddering Words" live from the WGXC Acra studio. "Suddering Words" is a monthly improvised mashup of various radio show formats from rock jock to radio drama to NPR to old time mysteries and everything in between.