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Weekend in review

Nov 26, 2012 12:03 am
Some of the stories that made the news, Nov. 24 to 26, 2012.

Kyle Wind reported in the Daily Freeman the race in the 46th Senate District between Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT-chik) and Republican George Amedore is expected to come to a close this week, perhaps in a court ruling. The count of absentee and affidavit ballots in Montgomery County began Fri., Nov. 24, and continued into Saturday. Before that process began, Amedore's campaign was claiming a 500-vote lead. Amedore expected his lead to increase in Montgomery County, where he led election night. The last county to be counted will be Ulster, where 4,000 absentee ballots were sent out before the election. That count is expected to begin Mon., Nov. 26. In Ulster, Tkaczyk led Amedore by more than 7,000 votes on election night. Both sides may appear in state Supreme Court in Montgomery County, Wednesday, to address challenges. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

Melanie Lekocevic reported in The Daily Mail the Athens Village Board has voted to adopt a new local law regulating the use of outdoor sound by businesses in the village. The law received unanimous board approval. Businesses will now be required to apply for a permit to play outdoor music. The rules apply equally to businesses and special events, including the Athens Street Festival and the summer concert series in Riverfront Park. Under the law, outdoor performances will be restricted to certain hours -- on weekdays, up until 10 p.m., and on weekends, prior to 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials will determine if noise levels qualify as "too loud." Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Fran Heaney reported in the Chatham Courier the Chatham Village Planning Board was forced to table a planned hearing on the proposed 45,000-square-foot Price Chopper, scheduled to take place Mon., Nov. 19. The postponement was necessary after it was revealed the attorney for developer Chatham Associates failed to notify abutting landowners of the hearing, as required by law. Chatham Associates will now make its presentation to the planning board, Mon., Dec. 17. In other business, the board approved the site plan for the relocation of Chatham Brewing from its current location in the alley off Main St. to 59 Main St. Read the full story in the Chatham Courier.