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Wednesday

Mar

24

4:04 am

CCHS holds printmaking workshops

Mar 24, 2010 4:04 am • Tom Roe

The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) is hosting a two-day intensive printmaking workshop with artist Kate McGloughlin, offered in partnership with the Woodstock School of Art, in honor of the...

Wednesday

Mar

24

2:15 am

DEC to close Devil's Tombstone campground

Mar 24, 2010 2:15 am • Tom Roe

Devil’s Tombstone in Hunter is one of seven state campgrounds the Department of Environmental Conservation will close this summer due to proposed budget cuts, Casey Seiler at Capitol Confidential repo...

Tuesday

Mar

23

7:29 pm

Deal reached on Kohl's store tax break

Mar 23, 2010 7:29 pm • Tom Roe

From Chris Simonds in The Columbia Paper:The developer of the Greenport Commons shopping plaza on Fairview Avenue presented a new PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) proposal for a Kohl's department stor...

Tuesday

Mar

23

3:30 pm

Catskill board rejects increase in taxi fees

Mar 23, 2010 3:30 pm • Tom Roe

Susan Campriello of The Daily Mail reports:The Catskill Village Board voted unanimously Monday evening not to raise the fees local cab companies and drivers must pay to operate within the Village. The...

Monday

Mar

22

3:15 pm

Stec drops out

Mar 22, 2010 3:15 pm • Tom Roe

Leigh Hornbeck in Capitol Confidential reports Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec is dropping his efforts to win the Republican line and challenge Congressman Scott Murphy in the 20th CD. Stec’s departure...

Sunday

Mar

21

6:15 am

Catskill Candidate Forum

Mar 21, 2010 6:15 am • Tom Roe

(From left, Brian Kehoe, Vincent Seeley, and Angelo Amato, candidates in the Village of Catskill election.)Current Village President Vincent Seeley, current Trustee Angelo Amato and Democrat challeng...

Sunday

Mar

21

5:37 am

Harper not seeking Congressional nomination

Mar 21, 2010 5:37 am • Tom Roe

Maury Thompson of The Post-Star reports David Harper, of Saratoga Springs, dropped out of the Republican race to challenge Democratic Congressman Scott Murphy in New York's District 20 on Friday. Harp...

Saturday

Mar

20

4:06 am

Defrost at Spotty Dog Books & Ale

Mar 20, 2010 4:06 am • Tom Roe

Come out to support community radio in our area! The Spotty Dog invites you to drop in on the Vernal Equinox for a day of music, arts, books, and community! 3 p.m. to late fundraiser for WGXC!Today at...

Saturday

Mar

20

3:54 am

Murphy to vote yes on health care

Mar 20, 2010 3:54 am • Tom Roe

(Scott Murphy in Valatie in Aug., 2009.)Congressman Scott Murphy (D, NY-20) is voting yes on the health care bill on Sunday. The Representative in Congress for Greene and Columbia counties told the Gl...

Friday

Mar

19

4:50 pm

Youth band performances at Catskill Contra Dance

Mar 19, 2010 4:50 pm • Tom Roe

On March 12, 2010, WGXC and the Catskill Community Center hosted a benefit at the community center that included a contra dance, and youth bands performing. Here are the recordings of those bands:Clic...

Friday

Mar

19

2:38 pm

Coxsackie's drive-in opens tonight

Mar 19, 2010 2:38 pm • Tom Roe

Nippertown! reports that The Hi-Way Drive-In on Route 9W in Coxsackie is opening its summer season tonight. The drive-in will be showing “Cop Out” with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan with “The Blind Si...

Thursday

Mar

18

3:21 pm

Gibson takes Halfmoon, Harper takes Mechanicville

Mar 18, 2010 3:21 pm • Tom Roe

From Leigh Hornbeck in Capitol Confidential:Two of the four Republicans vying for the chance to take on U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls (NY-20), grabbed endorsements this week in Saratoga County...

Thursday

Mar

18

3:11 am

Town of Cairo will vote on proposed library funding

Mar 18, 2010 3:11 am • Tom Roe

The Town of Cairo will hold a referendum about funding a bond issue to create a new building for the town library on April 27, the town's board decided at tonight's meeting. The bond will not exceed $...

Wednesday

Mar

17

9:15 pm

WGXC Gibson Les Paul guitar raffle

Mar 17, 2010 9:15 pm • Tom Roe

Ken Ytaurte of Greene County won the Gibson Les Paul guitar today at the raffle drawing at Musica in Hudson. Watch the video below: Click on WGXC or WGXC Newsroom for more information. Send news, tips...

Wednesday

Mar

17

5:18 pm

Election results

Mar 17, 2010 5:18 pm • Tom Roe

The Register-Star reports that Carol Weaver will become the Mayor of the Village of Kinderhook, with 77 votes to trustee Richard Phillips, an incumbent, with 69 votes, and newcomer Brian Murphy with 7...

Wednesday

Mar

17

5:10 pm

Health care reform protest at Murphy's Hudson office

Mar 17, 2010 5:10 pm • Tom Roe

Four-time Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner (Rhinebeck/Clinton) organized a "Brown Bag Lunch Vigil for Healthcare Not Warfare to bring our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq" today from noon to...

Tuesday

Mar

16

8:07 pm

Opus 40 for sale

Mar 16, 2010 8:07 pm • Tom Roe

The Watershed Post is reporting that Opus 40, a massive bluestone sculpture built by Harvey Fite over 37 years on an abandoned quarry, is for sale for $3.5 million. The Saugerties property includes a...

Tuesday

Mar

16

7:46 pm

Waiting for Hudson school layoffs

Mar 16, 2010 7:46 pm • Tom Roe

From Lynn Sloneker's excellent Unmuffled blog about the Hudson school system: Superintendent John F. Howe chose to speak [at last night's school budget meeting] in general terms, emphasizing that the...

Tuesday

Mar

16

5:15 pm

Trying to sway Murphy's health care vote

Mar 16, 2010 5:15 pm • Tom Roe

Democratic Congressman Scott Murphy, who represents Greene and Columbia counties as part of NY-20, is turning out to be one of the key swing votes on the health care reform bill. Murphy voted no agai...

Tuesday

Mar

16

4:25 am

Murphy under 'primary pressure on health care vote'

Mar 16, 2010 4:25 am • Tom Roe

From Nate Silver in FiveThirtyEight:Unions, activist groups and Democratic thought leaders are all starting to urge primary challenges against Democrats who vote against the health care bill. In many...