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August 4, 2011 local almanac

Aug 04, 2011 12:03 am
The National Weather Service predicts a slight chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Thursday. Then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Thursday night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Friday, the prediction is mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Town meetings today
ANCRAM Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
AUSTERLITZ Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown (392-3260).
CAIRO The Town Board of the Town of Cairo holds a Public Hearing to be held on the 4th day of August, the year 2011 at 3:30 pm at the Town Hall located on Main Street, Cairo, County of Greene, State of New York. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment on a local law extending a moratorium on approval of new junk yards within the Town of Cairo. Copies of the proposed local law are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. At 3:30 p.m. at Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main St.
COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County, in consideration of NYS Community Development Block Grant funded programs, will be holding a Public Hearing in the Committee Room at the Columbia County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 4 p.m. The intent of this hearing is to learn of all potential CDBG funding programs, the available funding amounts, and to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties regarding Columbia County needs. Approximately $50 million of CDBG funding is available annually to eligible communities within New York State. CDBG funding categories include Economic Development. Assistance under the Community Development Block Grant Program must meet one of three national objectives: benefit to low and moderate-income persons, elimination of slums and blight or urgent needs affecting the health and safety of the community. No less than seventy percent (70%) of grant funds must be used for activities benefiting low and moderate-income persons and the benefit area must contain at least fifty-one percent (51%) low and moderate-income residents. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Written and verbal comments and questions can be mailed to Columbia County Planning and Economic Development, 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Please phone 518-828-3375 if special accommodations are required for your attendance.
COPAKE Planning Board meets at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GHENT Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
KINDERHOOK Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
WINDHAM Town board meets at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).

The skies above
TIDES Hudson: High, 7:39 p.m./Low, 1:37 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:55 a.m./8:09 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 11:45 a.m./ 10:39 p.m.

August 4 Louis Armstrong, Klaus Schulze, Gerry Cooney, Barack Obama, Dennis Lehane.

Tune in today
WGXC MORNING SHOW Antonio Flores-Lobos presents the morning news, music, other features, agriculture reporting, and more. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Norman Keyser updates of the morning news with events from Ellen Thurston. 9 a.m.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS Hosted by Christina Malisoff and Sam Sebren. 10 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
CROSSROADS Alan Skerrett plays jazz, R&B, soul, and more. Noon-2 p.m.
THE ART OF THE HUDSON VALLEY Colleen Schaffernoth, Executive Director of the Columbia County Council on the Arts. Fawn Potash, Catskill artist, Greene County Council on the Arts Visual Arts Director and Project Director for masters on Main Street. Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director of free103point9, WGXC’s parent organization. And, Michael Royce, Executive Director of the New York Foundation for the Arts, who will be calling in from his Brooklyn office. Your host is Chad Weckler. 2 p.m.
YOUTH RADIO 3:30 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Antoine Guerlain hosts. Philip Grant has an interview with Republican presidential candidate John Davis, who will be in Catskill and Hudson Thursday. 4-6 p.m.
THE JAZZ DISTURBANCE Cheryl K. hosts. 7 p.m.
69 The Magic Stranger hosts. 9:30 p.m.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more midnight through 6 a.m. Friday morning.