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May 3, 2011 local almanac

May 03, 2011 2:07 am
The National Weather Service predicts a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Tuesday night showers likely (70 percent), and another chance for thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Wednesday showers are again likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59.

Town meetings tonight
ATHENS The Town of Athens Zoning Board of Appeals holds a public hearing with respect to an application for an area variance regarding Tax Map #104.00-1-19, located at 7 County Route 49, Green Lake Road, Athens, New York. 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 2 First Street, Athens.
COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County Capital Resource Corporation Board meeting, “to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property,” (presumably the Wal-Mart building in Greenport). Substance of meeting likely to be discussed in Executive Session. At 8:30 a.m. at 4303 Route 9, Greenport.
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee meeting at 5 p.m. at 401 State St., Hudson.
DURHAM Town of Durham Town Board holds a Public Hearing on the following proposed subdivision: Land owned by Joseph M. Naugle parcel Id 64.00-4-11 located at Morrison Road. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Building, 7309 State Route 81, Oak Hill.
HUDSON The City of Hudson holds a public hearing on the following proposed Local Laws which were adopted by the Common Council on April 19, 2011: Proposed Local Law Intro. No. 7 of 2010 Amending Chapter 325 of the City Code related to Transitional Service Facility. Proposed Local Law Intro. No. 1 of 2011 Creating a procedure for redemption of properties acquired by the City in In Rem Tax Foreclosures. Complete texts of the above proposed laws are on file and may be examined at the City Clerks Office, City Hall during regular office hours. At 4 p.m. at Hudson City Hall, 520 Warren St.
NEW LEBANON The Town of New Lebanon Zoning Board holds a Public Hearing on a request made by William Stelling for an area variance. The applicant is seeking relief from the 75 ft. front yard setback requirement in order to construct a two-car garage on his property located at 95 Schoolhouse Road. At 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 7 Mill Road, New Lebanon.
TAGHKANIC A Public Hearing will be held for application for a subdivision for Arnold Feller 162.-1-16.110 Feller Road and State Route 82. The Regular Planning Board meeting will start at the close of the Public Hearing. At 7 p.m. at Taghkanic Town Hall, 909 Route 82.
ONLINE Online chat with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand through Emily's List. Click on link for information.

Astronomical bodies
TIDES Hudson: High, 3:40 a.m./Low, 10:33 a.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:53 a.m./7:53 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 5:45 a.m./8:39 p.m.; New Moon: 1:52 a.m.

MAY 3 Virgil Fox, Pete Seeger, James Brown, Ron Popeil, and Doug Henning.

Tune in today
WGXC MORNING SHOW Philip Grant and Sara Kendall present the morning news, and other features, agriculture reporting, and more. Chatham mayor Tom Curran will be phone-in guest at 7:30 a.m. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Philip Grant and Tom Roe read the news, play music, and introduce local recordings, and more. 9-11 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
VOCAL CHORDS Andrew Sosnowski plays music from singers. Noon-2 p.m.
COUNTERSPIN FAIR's media show. 3 p.m.
YOUTH SHOW Radio made by youth for youths. 3:30 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Richard Roth and Ann Forbes Cooper host, with children's animator and musician Tony Caio, creator of The Rattles Band, and children's author Barbara Lehman both talking about the Hudson Children's Book Festival on May 7. 4-7 p.m.
JMORE Jeff Moore plays music. 7-9:30 p.m.
BATTLESHIP EARTH Dan Seward's musical journey. 9:30-midnight.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more. Overnight through 6 a.m.