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May 06, 2011 1:07 am
Former Irish Museum to host summer events
Michael Ryan in the Windham Journal reports the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre (ICSC) in East Durham will replace the recently departed Irish Heritage Cultural Museum there with a lineup of concerts and other events this summer. The special events include a concert from singer Ronan Tynan on July 23, fireworks on July 2, a farmer’s market and flea market in July and August, and telecasts of Gaelic football in September. A few weeks ago, the Irish Heritage Cultural Museum announced it was leaving East Durham for Albany. Read the whole story in the Windham Journal.

Town imposes spending freeze
Hilary Hawke in The Ravena News-Herald reports the Town of Coeymans passed a spending freeze on all town departments at a recent board meeting. Town Supervisor Jim Youmans blames a $212,000 deficit on census figures, which show the town lost 733 residents between 2000 and 2010. "Albany County notified the town about the projected decrease in sales tax revenue distribution based on the 2010 census numbers," Youmans said in the weekly newspaper. "$212,000 represents a big chunk of our revenues for the year." Read the entire story in The Ravena News-Herald.

Space360 applies for liquor license
The Daily Mail Public Notices say that, "360 Warren Street, LLC (DBA – Space 360) applied for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a catering establishment under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 360 Warren Street, Hudson, Columbia County, for on premises consumption."

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="800" caption="Hudson Farmer's Market Flag Day entry 2008, from Hudson Farmer's Market website."][/caption]Hudson Farmer's Market reopens
The Hudson Farmer's Market returns to the parking lot at the corner of 6th and Columbia Sts. Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs weekly through Nov. 19. There won't be quite as many vendors until June, and this season's vendors include: Berkshire Mountian Bakery; Blue Star Farm; Cedar Flower Farm; Coach Farm Dairy; Crosswinds Farm; Don Baker Fruit Farm; Good Fight Herb Co.; Flowering Heart Farm; Fog & Thistle Farm; Herb’s Greenhouse; Hudson-Chatham Winery; Hudson Valley Homestead; Loaf; Maple Bee Farm; Martin Farm; Milt’s Coffee; Muffins and More/Perfecto Pesto; Northern Star Farm; Pigasso Farm; The Red Barn; Red Oak Farm; Running Creek Farm Greenhouses; Samascott; Scarecrow Farm' The Farm at Miller’s Crossing; Tierra Farm; and Triform Gardens.

Owners re-build Blackthorn Resort
WTEN in Albany reports that eight months after the Blackthorn Resort in East Durham burned down from a propane leak, it has rebuilt in time for the summer tourist season. "Right after the fire, it was unbelievable how many couples would come by and tell us stories of how they met here 50 years ago," says Jennifer Handel, of the family that owns the resort. "We said, how do you not put this building back up?" The video above is also from WTEN.
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