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June 21, 2011 local almanac

Jun 21, 2011 12:12 am
June 21 is the first day of summer, technically starting at 1:16 p.m.

The National Weather Service predicts isolated showers between noon and 1 p.m. today, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are also predicted overnight, with a low around 61. Wednesday more scattered showers are possible, with thunderstorms also possible after noon and a high near 75.

Town meetings today
ANCRAM Town of Ancram Zoning Board of Appeals holds two public hearings to consider an application by Jerry Peele, of Herondale Farm, who is seeking a special use permit and an area variance to operate a farm store in an existing barn located at 90 Wiltsie Bridge Road. Also under consideration is an application by Tom and Wendy Borgeson who are seeking an area variance to construct an addition to their house, located at 554 Hall Hill Road, closer to the front property line than is permitted by zoning regulations. At 7 p.m. at Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram (518-329-6512).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Health and Medical Services Committee meets at 4 p.m. at 401 State St. in Hudson.
CLAVERACK The Town of Claverack Republican Party for enrolled Republicans for the purpose of nominating candidates for election to town offices at the General Election to be held on November 8, 2011 will be held at the Claverack Town Park, at the rear of 91 Church St.
DURHAM Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at Town Building, 7309 State Rt. 81, East Durham (239-8260).
HILLSDALE Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall on Main Street (325-5073).
HUDSON 5 p.m. Finance Committee meeting; 7 p.m. Regular Common Council meeting at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
HUNTER Meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville (589-6150).
LEXINGTON Town board meeting at 7 p.m., at Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42, Lexington, (986-6303).
TAGHKANIC Planning Board workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Route 82 in West Taghkanic (851-7638).

The skies above
TIDES Hudson: High, 7:52 a.m./Low, 2:23 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:25 a.m./8:30 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 11:59 p.m./11:23 a.m.

June 21 Jean-Paul Sartre, Lalo Schifrin, Ray Davies, Nils Lofgren, Berkeley Breathed, and Juliette Lewis.

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WGXC MORNING SHOW Philip Grant present the morning news, music, other features, agriculture reporting, and more. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Philip Grant updates the morning news. 9-11 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
OPERA SHOW Ed Beatty hosts. Noon-2 p.m.
YOUTH RADIO 3:30 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Richard Roth and Ann Forbes Cooper host. 4-7 p.m.
JMOORE Jeff Moore plays music. 7 p.m.
BATTLEFIELD EARTH A Demographic of One with Dan Seward. 9:30 p.m.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more through 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.