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May 12, 2011 local almanac

May 12, 2011 1:09 am
The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny, with a high near 72. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 45. Friday a slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. is forecast, with a high near 71. Friday night the chance of rain grows from 20 to 30 percent, with a low around 50. Saturday there is a 40 percent chance of showers, with a high near 64.

Town meetings tonight
CHATHAM, Village meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COPAKE Town Board meeting will discuss possible bike lane in road construction project at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mountainview Road, Copake (329-1234).
COXSACKIE The Village of Coxsackie Planning Board holds a Public Hearing to consider a minor sub-division of property belonging to Paul and Rose Marie Craw located on South River Street in the Village of Coxsackie. Also to be considered on the same night is a Special Use Permit for Jennifer Dunne and Richard Moore located at 21 Freleigh Place in the Village of Coxsackie. 7 p.m. at Coxsackie Town Hall, 16 Reed St., Coxsackie.
GALLATIN Town Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 667 Route 7, Ancram (398-7519).
GREENE COUNTY Finance & Audit committee meets at 5 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
HUDSON Industrial Development Agency meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
KINDERHOOK Planning Board Workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
LIVINGSTON Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 119 County Route 19.
PHILMONT The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Philmont holds a Public Hearing to consider the following: The application for an interpretation of Section 160 of the Philmont Village zoning code for the keeping of chickens in the Village of Philmont, by Chris Hoppe, 61 Summit Street, Philmont; and, for the application for an area variance by Andre Juste for 6 feet setback relief for a proposed in-ground pool and deck and for relief for lot coverage as the pool and deck may exceed the 30% lot coverage limit by approximately 2% located at the property of 32 Church Street, Philmont, NY 12565, Tax map # 112.12-1-70.200, in a Hamlet 1 zone. The applicant is requesting relief from the 30-foot setback requirement and lot coverage requirement as required pursuant to section 160-8-D, Table 3 of the Philmont Village zoning code. 7 p.m. at Philmont Village Hall, 124 Main St.
STUYVESANT Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
TANNERSVILLE Village trustees meet at 7 p.m. in their Village Hall on Route 23A.
WINDHAM Town board meets at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).

Astronomical bodies
TIDES Hudson: High, 11:30 p.m./Low, 5:51 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:43 a.m./8:02 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 2:40 p.m./2:25 a.m.

MAY 12 Katharine Hepburn, Archibald Cox, Burt Bacharach, Yogi Berra, George Carlin, Gabriel Byrne, and Tony Hawk.

Tune in today
WGXC MORNING SHOW Mark Lacoy and Casson Kennedy present the morning news, and other features, agriculture reporting, and more. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Christina Malisoff reads the news, and Ellen Thurston and Joan Geitz present weekend events. 9-10 a.m.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS Christina Malisoff and Sam Sebren welcome Susan Falzon, Director of Friends of Hudson, in the studio to talk about a lobbying event she just returned from in Washington D.C., "50 States United for Healthy Air," coordinated by EarthJustice. Also joining "Tell It Like It Is" in the studio will be Ron Perez, President, CEO, and Investigator for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA and Katrin Hecker, Executive Director of Animal Kind, to discuss issues of spaying and neutering, emergency rescue, and abandonment and cruelty cases of animals in Greene and Columbia counties. 10 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
CROSSROADS Allan Skerrett plays all jazz, R&B, and other styles. Noon-2 p.m.
PASSAGES Richard Roth hosts. 2 p.m.
RADIO THEATER Dan Seward presents a a play with Robinson Crusoe and Osama Bin-Laden. Plus Gregory Whitehead, 31 Down, Tianna Kennedy, Anna Friz, and more. 3 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Tom Roe host an in-studio interview and performance with The Grand Slambovians, who will be performing at Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, May 14. 4-7 p.m.
THE JAZZ DISTURBANCE Cheryl K hosts with special guest Burrill Crohn, who has made documentaries, mostly about music, for over 30 years. He wrote, directed, and produced the seven-part "Women in Jazz" series and the five-part "History of Jazz" series. He was a consultant on two Academy Award-nominated documentaries, "A Great Day in Harlem" and "Genghis Blues." Crohn’s latest project is "Playing with Parkinson’s," a documentary about musician Sangeeta Michael Berardi, as he faces Parkinson’s disease. Further information, and excerpts from some of his documentaries, can be found at www.burrillcrohn.com. 7 p.m.
69 The Magic Stranger plays psychedelic music from the summer of '69. 9:30 p.m.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more. Overnight through 6 a.m.