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Weekend in review

Nov 03, 2014 6:55 am
Some of the stories that made the news Fri., Oct. 31 through Mon., Nov. 3:

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="215"] Effective Oct. 31, dogs are permitted in Hudson cemeteries.
(Thomas J. Fraser photo)[/caption]

Arthur Cusano reported in the Register Star Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. lifted the ban on dogs and bicycles in city cemeteries, Fri., Oct. 31. Dogs are now allowed in the cemeteries on the pavement or roadways only, and they must be kept on a leash at all times. Bicycles are now permitted in the cemeteries, as well. “I am confident that with these changes, the commissioner [of Public Works James Folz] has found a compromise to which all city residents, and all those who frequent the cemetery can live by,” Hallenbeck wrote in a press release.

Casey Seiler writes at Capitol Confidential, according to a Siena Research Institute poll conducted in the 46th Senate District, challenger George Amedore leads incumbent Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT-chik) by nine points (54 to 43 percent), an outcome virtually unchanged from Siena's Oct. 6 survey. Only three percent of responders were undecided. A Siena spokesman said Amedore continues to have the support of 80 percent of Republicans, but his support among Democrats has grown to 25 percent. Among women, Amedore holds a 9 percent lead.

The Daily Freeman is reporting Hunter town justice William M. Simon is once again running unopposed for another four-year term on the bench. Simon has served as town justice since 2002, and has run unopposed in the past three elections. He is a Republican. Simon is an attorney with the Tannersville law firm of Simon and Schneider. He also serves as the village of Tannersville’s attorney.

Diane Valden is reporting in the Columbia Paper on Copake Town Board candidates Lenny Barham and Terry Sullivan. They are facing off to fill the seat vacated by David Paciencia (PAH-see-en-see-ah) in July. Paciencia served just six months of his four-year term leaving a balance of three years to be filled by a successor. Barham is the Democrat and serves as the chair of the town's Board of Ethics. He is a retired teacher and administrator with New York City Board of Education. Sullivan is an enrolled Republican, running on the GOP, Independence and Conservative party lines. She is licensed in speech-language pathology and audiology, and owns and operates Sullivan Speech and Hearing, PC. She also serves as a consultant to various medical and rehabilitation centers in the region.

Melanie Lekocevic reported in The Daily Mail local developer Aaron Flach has received approval from the Coxsackie Village Planning Board to build a senior housing project at 132 Mansion St. Construction is expected to begin once Greene Co. officials okay the plan. Flach intends to build 10, 1,200-square-foot apartments in three buildings. The development would be an unsubsidized, independent living facility. Rent would run around $1,000-a month. Flach purchased the property, site of the former True Value Hardware store, in 2011.
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