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Monday November 29 2010 news updates

Nov 29, 2010 1:36 am
Murphy still busy as terms nears end
Debora Gilbert in The Columbia Paper has an interview with outgoing Congressman Scott Murphy who says he is most proud of visiting every one of the 137 towns and cities in his district during his abbreviated term (he is pictured at one of those meeting's last March in Coxsackie). "He also held 150 healthcare town-hall-style meetings," the article says, though that is clearly not true (that would be one meeting every three or so days, and without counting those 137 town meetings that would be impossible.) “I helped get money for bridges, high speed Internet and broadband. I enjoyed listening and learning, and working to access federal support for people," Murphy mused, saying he was not sure what he would do next. "We helped with loan programs, grants for fire departments for equipment and materials. We worked to reform Wall Street so that never again will Main Street have to bail out Wall Street. We worked to make the economy stronger at both levels, micro and macro.”

Kentucky horse farm expands into NY
Robin K. Cooper in The Business Review reports Vinery Ltd., a Kentucky-based thoroughbred breeding and racing farm, has taken over Empire Stud farm at 5384 Route 9H-23 in Hudson. The company also operates a farm and training track in Florida. Empire Stud currently employs eight.

WIOX starts webcasting
WIOX, the new full-power non-commercial radio station based in Roxbury, New York, now has its webstream up and running.

Double duty
Fred Rosen in The Daily Freeman writes about Brian Daniels, one of several associate commissioners in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, directing the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped and an ordained rabbi, leading Temple Israel of Catskill, 55 miles away from Saratoga County, where he lives with his wife and children. “We are a Reform Jewish congregation and our wish is to fulfill the spiritual needs of Jewish people of all ages in Greene County and its environs,” Daniels told Rosen. “We fulfill this through emphasizing the principles of our sacred tradition, including welcoming the stranger, celebrating joyous moments together, providing comfort and sharing in grief during moments of sadness and, just as importantly, fulfilling the expectations set forth by our teachings, which have been inspired by God, whose presence we welcome and feel through our communal pursuits.”

Nov. 29 birthdays include Christian Doppler, C.S. Lewis, and James Rosenquist.