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Thursday

Dec

16

10:47 am

Greene Legislature passes slimmed-down budget

Dec 16, 2010 10:47 am • Paul Smart

The Greene County Legislature adopted a $99.3 million spending plan for 2011, representing a 2.7 percent tax levy increase, at its end-of-year meeting in Catskill on Wednesday, December 15, according...

Thursday

Dec

16

12:01 am

Thursday December 16 2010 datebook

Dec 16, 2010 12:01 am • admin

Town meetings tonight TOWN OF CHATHAM Regular town board meeting third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham. Agenda for meeting here. TOWN OF GHENT Regular Tow...

Wednesday

Dec

15

10:48 pm

Audio of Radical Homemaker lecture

Dec 15, 2010 10:48 pm • admin

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="170" caption="Shannon Hayes, Radical Homemaker."][/caption]Shannon Hayes led a "Radical Homemaker" lecture at St. Mary’s Church, in Hudson Nov. 5, and WGXC made...

Wednesday

Dec

15

2:26 pm

Gordon wants new bills printed

Dec 15, 2010 2:26 pm • admin

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="114" caption="Tim Gordon. Photo from his Assembly page."][/caption]Jimmy Vielkind in Capitol Confidential reports lame-duck Assemblyman Tim Gordon, an Independe...

Wednesday

Dec

15

12:05 pm

Restoring local heritage, the Hudson way

Dec 15, 2010 12:05 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="211 Union Street in Hudson is where the once-famous General Williams Jenkins Worth of Fort Worth and Lake Worth fame was born. Although a hero of...

Wednesday

Dec

15

11:38 am

The coming tax cap battle

Dec 15, 2010 11:38 am • Paul Smart

The New York State School Boards Association is gearing up to battle Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo’s proposed property tax cap, according to a story in yesterday's Albany Business Journal about a new NYSSBA...

Wednesday

Dec

15

11:23 am

What the census data is saying about us

Dec 15, 2010 11:23 am • Paul Smart

The US Census Bureau’s American Communities Survey shows that Greene County has the lowest household median income in the entire Hudson Valley region. The 2005 to 2009 report contains estimates in a n...

Wednesday

Dec

15

9:44 am

Fracking update: where do the feds really stand?

Dec 15, 2010 9:44 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Fracking: How it works."][/caption]The Obama administration supports a full study of the effects of gas drilling in the watershed that provides d...

Wednesday

Dec

15

7:41 am

Only one dumping charge left against Cascino after Judge grants alleged dumper's attorneys a major point

Dec 15, 2010 7:41 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The Columbia County Courthouse in Hudson, where the trial of Salvatore Cascino and Bronx County Recycling saw Judge Jonathan Nichols toss one of...

Wednesday

Dec

15

12:42 am

Another dollar store opens on Fairview Ave.

Dec 15, 2010 12:42 am • admin

[caption id="attachment_5439" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Dollar General store opened mid-December on Fairview Ave. in Greenport. Photo by Tom Roe."][/caption]A Dollar General store opened...

Wednesday

Dec

15

12:16 am

Wednesday December 15 2010 datebook

Dec 15, 2010 12:16 am • admin

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Melissa Leo. Photo from Wikipedia."][/caption]Nominated GOLDEN GLOBES Local residents nominated for Golden Globe awards include Melissa Leo, Rob...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:55 pm

Board of Elections releases (almost) final results

Dec 14, 2010 11:55 pm • admin

The New York State Board of Elections released the 2010 general election results, now certified by State Board of Elections. Except that the 7th Senate District and 100th Assembly District are still i...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:55 am

Coxsackie prison CO arrested on rape, burglary

Dec 14, 2010 11:55 am • Paul Smart

The Daily Mail leads with a report this morning that about a recently-hired Greene Correctional Facility officer being charged with the rape and robbery of a Buffalo-area woman last week. According to...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:48 am

Accountability for Hudson's cultural expenditures

Dec 14, 2010 11:48 am • Paul Smart

A preview into how arts funding will come under new scrutiny in the coming term dominated Monday night’s meeting of the Hudson Common Council, according to a report in today's Register-Star. According...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:35 am

Former DEC head to Environmental Advocates

Dec 14, 2010 11:35 am • Paul Smart

Fired as DEC commissioner two months ago, and a legendary state assemblyman for decades before that, Pete Grannis has joined Environmental Advocates of New York as “special counsel.” The Times Union r...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:25 am

Cascino dumping trial shifts to the defense

Dec 14, 2010 11:25 am • Paul Smart

Andrew Amelinckx of the Register Star, who will also be co-hosting the Difficult Histories program on WGXC starting Christmas Eve, continued his spot-on reporting on the criminal trial of Salvatore Ca...

Tuesday

Dec

14

11:08 am

Cairo commercial zoning extends, again, in drive towards town's first zoning law

Dec 14, 2010 11:08 am • Paul Smart

The Greene County Town of Cairo's three-year effort to write its first zoning law inched forward again at the latest in a string of work meetings in town hall on Monday night,where the Cairo Zoning Co...

Tuesday

Dec

14

10:45 am

Friar Tuck owners still hoping for a sale

Dec 14, 2010 10:45 am • Paul Smart

The Vice President of Ulster Savings Bank today explains what went wrong with a recent online auction sale of Catskill's Friar Tuck Inn and Spa last month and vows to continue sales efforts over the c...

Tuesday

Dec

14

12:02 am

NPR's story on WGXC and LPFM aired Monday

Dec 14, 2010 12:02 am • admin

National Public Radio reporter Rick Karr came to Hudson in late September for WGXC's "Station Barnraising," but current events pushed the piece he recorded then to the side. Now, current events have b...

Tuesday

Dec

14

12:01 am

Tuesday December 14 2010 datebook

Dec 14, 2010 12:01 am • admin

Town meetings tonight TOWN OF COXSACKIE Regular meeting second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 16 Reed St., Coxsackie. Birthdays Dec. 14 birthdays include Spike Jones, Don Hewitt...