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Oct 03, 2011 1:54 am
Durham Elementary location of possible charter school
The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer (no website) reports that this Tuesday, October 4, the Cairo-Durham Central School District is holding a first meeting to consider turning Durham Elementary into a charter school. Three administrators, four teachers, and six parents have formed a "Parents Choice Charter School" committee to consider the idea. The meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Cairo-Durham High School, 1301 Route 145, in Durham. The next Cairo-Durham Board of Education meeting is Thu. Oct. 13.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Albany County
The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer reports that the Albany County Department of Health says an adult over the age of 60 contracted West Nile Virus in Albany County, the first ever in that county. Mosquitoes deliver the disease to humans, and there are more mosquitoes in our area than usual, as we have excessive rain since before Hurricane Irene blew through.

Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society becomes non-profit
Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society Inc., a local group led by Louise E. Bliss that's attempting to restore the Sloop Eleanor, has been granted official non-profit status, and has a website. Sloop Eleanor is currently protected from the weather at 191 23 B, Hudson. The group will have an information tent set up this Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hudson's Henry Hudson Waterfront Park, to answer questions about the project.

One month left to register for FEMA aid
The Daily Mail reports that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene have four weeks to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. Oct. 31, 2011 is the deadline. “Registration keeps open the possibility of a wide range of assistance,” said Philip E. Parr, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer. “If your insurance coverage comes up short, or other damage appears later, you need to be registered for us to help.” To register, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

New York sports
In baseball, the New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers Sunday, bringing their best-of-five playoff series to a one-to-one tie. Game three is tonight in Detroit. In football, the New York Jets were embarrassed by the Baltimore Ravens Sunday 34-17. The New York Giants beat the Arizona Cardinals 31-27, and the New England Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders 31-19.
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