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Monday December 6 2010 news updates

Dec 06, 2010 12:01 am
[caption id="attachment_1817" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Trixie Starr hosted the Hudson Pride event June 19, 2010. Photo by Tom Roe."]Trixie Starr[/caption]A Starr is born
Dan Shaw in Rural Intelligence has twenty questions for Trixie Starr, who helped put on Hudson's first Pride parade this summer (pictured), and is hosting "Christmas with Tom & Trixie: Is That All There Is?" Dec. 23 at the Hudson Opera House. Hudson gets the Starr treatment with a virtual tour of favorite wine shops (Hudson Wine Merchants), book stores (Hudson City Books), and clothing shops (Five and Diamond). Starr will also host a party New Year's Eve at Red Dot in Hudson, the story says.

More Zip on Hunter Mountain
Dick May in Seeing Greene jumps the gun a bit writing, "GreeneLand now is home to North America’s biggest zipline. That’s the claim, at any rate, that is voiced by Bradd [sic] Morse of NY Zipline Adventures, which is the company that opened two zipline courses last spring at Hunter Mountain, and is about to open the third, the longest, the hairiest: SkyRider, which will enable riders to, uh, zip downward from platform to platform for as long as 3000 feet, over terrain that is as much as 600 feet below." The company's website says the new line is opening by Christmas.

Rabid skunks in Hudson?
Carole Osterink in The Gossips of Rivertown is a little short on details, but reports without sourcing that two possibly rabid skunks have been found this weekend in Hudson. "This morning, another skunk in similar condition was reported in the backyard of a house on the 700 block of Union St. In this case, the homeowner called the police," Osterink writes. "An officer arrived, confirmed the homeowner's opinion that the skunk was rabid, and shot the skunk."

Town meetings tonight
ATHENS Regular Town Board meetings held first and third Mondays of each Month at 6:45 p.m., at Town Clerk's Office, 2 First St., unless otherwise advertised. Register-Star story about the meeting here.
CANAAN Canaan Town Board will hold a special meeting on December 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canaan Town Hall, 1647 County Route 5, Canaan, New York 12029, to address Local Law #5 of 2010 (Adopting a revised Zoning Law to provide for the administration and enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and Zoning Law) and consider extending the bid opening for the Highway sand/salt shed.
TAGHKANIC Regular Town Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month in the Town Hall on Route 82 in West Taghkanic. Phone 528-851-7638. Agenda here.

Local traffic
511ny.org reports roadwork on US 9 in both directions between NY 9H and 23; NY 82 (Livingston) and Town of Greenport; Town of Livingston Line (Livingston) all lanes closed. The Stone Mill Road Bridge is closed until further notice. Use posted detour.

Dec. 6 birthdays include Dion Fortune, Agnes Moorehead, and Henryk Gorecki.
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