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May 04, 2011 2:29 am
Jail lieutenant gets day in court
Colin DeVries in The Daily Mail reports that the Greene County Jail lieutenant who shot a fellow hunter in Round Top last year when he said he was aiming for an animal that is illegal to shoot has a pre-trial conference at 10:30 a.m. today, Wed. May 4, in Halcott Town Court before Justice Anton Kasanof. On Nov. 20 last year, opening day of deer season, Greene County Jail Lt. Kenneth Leis allegedly opened fire on a mammal known as a fisher, but hit the backpack of another hunter, Robert Warrings of Round Top. Warrings was tracking a bear at the time; Leis says he thought he was shooting at a fisher, mammals of the weasel family which are permitted to be trapped in New York State, but not shot. Leis was charged with a DEC violation of attempting to take protected wildlife. He pleaded not guilty on Dec. 23, 2010 to that charge. “This is still pending with a trial date for the Environmental Conservation Law violation (attempting to take a fisher),” said DEC spokeswoman Lori Severino in an e-mail to the newspaper Tuesday. Read the entire story in The Daily Mail.

Attention campers: Fun is on the way… maybe
Diane Valden in The Columbia Paper reports that the wife of a Town Councilman in Ancram is requesting the town fix up a ballfield, and revive a summer youth day camp that has been out of commission for 13 years. Ruth Thomas, "brought a detailed proposal to the Town Board's April 21 meeting hoping eventually to gain approval and a financial commitment from the board to do some fixing up at the town's Blass Memorial Field, which includes the town pool and basketball court," the story says. Valden also talks with Columbia Health Department Public Health Sanitarian Ed Coons, who tells her the proposed Ancram program, is considered a day camp, and would become the 16th municipal program in the county with others in Germantown, Claverack, Copake, Chatham, Ghent, Greenport, Hudson, Livingston, New Lebanon, Stockport, Canaan, Austerlitz, Kinderhook and West Ghent, and one coming soon to the Village of Kinderhook. There are also four private day camps and eight resident/overnight camps in the county, he said in the story. Read the entire story in The Columbia Paper.

Crossroads named best brewery in Hudson Valley
Larry Rulison in the Albany Times-Union reports that Crossroads Brewing Co. in Athens was named the "Best Craft Brewery" in the Hudson Valley last weekend at the TAP New York beer and food festival on Hunter Mountain. The brewery, which has just a tasting room but will soon open a brew pub in downtown Athens, also won two other awards. "Crossroads won a bronze medal for its Outrage IPA in the category for best individual craft beers in the Hudson Valley, and it won the John Calen Memorial Award for the best English style pale ale in the state, also for Outrage Ale, a 7 percent IPA," the story says. When Crossroads opens later this year owner Kenny Landin and partner Janine Bennett will have ten beers and two sodas on tap. Read the story in the Albany Times-Union.

Public invited to weigh in on fuel storage plan
John Mason in the Register-Star reports about an April 27 Valatie meeting so packed he was among the crowd spilling out in the hallway. The meeting concerned the sale of the Hein's Equipment Co. at 4020 Chatham St. to to Hein's Fuel Service, which wants to store and sell propane, kerosene, and other materials there, in the area that is zoned residential. The Valatie Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to consider a variance May 18 at the larger Barnwell Nursing Home, 3230 Church St. Read the whole story in the Register-Star.

Tranquility at hearing echoes modest tax hike
Jim Planck in The Daily Mail reports the reason that Catskill Central School District's budget public hearing Tuesday night was so sparsely attended is that the projected tax levy increase of 1.14 percent is “the second lowest in the region,” according to Catskill Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Farrell. The Superintendent did say if the two percent property tax cap passes the legislature in Albany the district will have to do more cutting for the 2012-2013 budget. Read the entire story in The Daily Mail.

Tony Caio of The Rattles interviewed on WGXC Afternoon Show.
Interview by Ann Forbes Cooper and Richard Roth. The Rattles are a band for children and adults, and will be at the Hudson Children's Book Festival Saturday at Hudson High School.

Barbara Lehman interviewed about her children's books and the Hudson Children's Book Festival.
Interview by Ann Forbes Cooper and Richard Roth on WGXC Afternoon Show Tue. May 3, 2011.

Richard Klin and Lily Prince on WGXC Afternoon Show.
Interview by Richard Roth and Ann Forbes Cooper. The local author and photographer talk about their book "Something to Say."
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