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Jul 25, 2011 1:58 am
Seeley planning to leave Catskill
Doron Tyler Antrim in The Daily Mail reports Village of Catskill President Vincent Seeley is planning to move to Minnesota to be closer to his wife’s family, serving out the remainder of his term as president, which expires at the end of the year. His term as a Catskill trustee expires in 2013. “I don’t really want to go,” he said in a phone interview from Minneapolis. Seeley’s parents died earlier this year. Seeley has served three terms as Catskill Village President. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Sewer plant construction is all about the concrete
Melanie Lekocevic in the Greene County News reports that the concrete is ready to be poured for the foundations at the Village of Athens new multi-million dollar sewer plant project. “Over the next couple of months all you will see is more and more concrete,” engineer Brock Juusola from Delaware Engineering said. “You won’t see other equipment for a few months.” Lekocevic writes that, "While the village has a coveted zero percent interest loan from the state to pay for the project, they are also looking for a “principal forgiveness” grant from the federal government so they won’t have to pay the loan back. But if that doesn’t come to fruition, it looks like sewer rates could be on their way up." Mayor Andrea Smallwood told the reporter that a public hearing would be held this fall to discuss sewer rates “in association with the capital improvements that are being made to the plant,” she said. Read the whole story in the Greene County News.

A long wait ends in a rush
Jennifer Gish in the Albany Times-Union reports that Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce were legally wed shortly after midnight, Sunday, July 24 at TSL in Hudson, one of the first same-sex marriage couples in the state to marry under the new law passed last month by the New York State legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Hudson Mayor Rick Scalera -- once a local political enemy of Mussmann's -- officiated. Read the entire story in the Albany Times-Union.

Germantown Dems follow in GOP's footsteps
Jamie Larson in the Register-Star reports that Democrats in Germantown believe the exact same thing as Democrats in one respect: both nominated the same people for the Town Board elections this fall. Donald Westmore and Michael Mortenson were elected unanimously by the 27 Democrats Saturday at an undisclosed location. Read the full story in the Register-Star.

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Nick Haddad, discussing how he will have to be a write-in candidate in the Democratic campaign for Hudson Mayor this fall.
Interview by Phillip Grant at protest in front of Rep. Chris Gibson's Kinderhook office. Recorded Thu., July 21 by WGXC Town Reporter Phillip Grant.

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