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Wednesday

Jan

20

5:22 am

Chatham voters OK tax-neutral spending plan

Jan 20, 2010 5:22 am • Tom Roe

Emilia Teasdale in The Columbia Paper reports:The January 12 special school referendum results in Chatham were:*395 Yes votes and 102 No votes on Proposition #1 for $4.2-million, which will pay for th...

Wednesday

Jan

20

1:36 am

Haiti fundraisers in the works locally

Jan 20, 2010 1:36 am • Tom Roe

There are several musical fundraisers in the works locally for the earthquake victims in Haiti, as James Taylor just sold out the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Jan. 22; the "Women...

Tuesday

Jan

19

10:33 pm

Ghent planning board to unveil plans for Price Chopper store

Jan 19, 2010 10:33 pm • Tom Roe

The public can view the plans for a proposed Price Chopper store on Rt. 66 in the Town of Ghent at the Ghent Planning Board’s next regular meeting on February 3 at 7 p.m., according to an article in c...

Tuesday

Jan

19

10:26 pm

Governor takes to breaking through the Indian tax wall

Jan 19, 2010 10:26 pm • Tom Roe

From James M. Odato in Capitol Confidential:"Gov. David Paterson is directing in his budget plan that the Department of Taxation & Finance drop its policy of holding off on a plan to make sure Ind...

Tuesday

Jan

19

4:44 am

Rep. Murphy releases 4th quarter fundraising numbers

Jan 19, 2010 4:44 am • Tom Roe

From Leigh Hornbeck in Capitol Confidential:Although no candidate has stepped forward (yet) to challenge [Democrat] Rep. Scott Murphy after his narrow win in the 20th Congressional District, the fresh...

Monday

Jan

18

3:21 pm

Hudson School Board waffles over open seat

Jan 18, 2010 3:21 pm • Tom Roe

Today Andrew Amelinckx in The Register Star has an excellent story about the strange Hudson school board meeting last Monday. The board had an open seat, and as they attempted to fill it, violated ope...

Sunday

Jan

17

11:36 pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Local Ocean

Jan 17, 2010 11:36 pm • Tom Roe

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-U15e2vMRU&hl=en_US&fs=1&]From Columbia Dems:Slideshow of fundraiser for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Local Ocean, a brand new aquaculture facilit...

Sunday

Jan

17

6:05 pm

Standing room only at the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company Pancake benefit.

Jan 17, 2010 6:05 pm • Tom Roe

Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company #1 Inc., all proceeds at this pancake breakfast this morning benefited the Ashland Fire Department, which lost all apparatus and equipment due to...

Sunday

Jan

17

7:06 am

WRIP fundraiser for Ashland fire

Jan 17, 2010 7:06 am • Tom Roe

Tomorrow, Jan. 18, WRIP (97.9-FM) in Windham will hold an 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on-air fundraiser for The Ashland Fire Department and Ashland Town Hall Restoration Fund. The station hopes to raise $20,000 in...

Sunday

Jan

17

4:35 am

Help Haiti locally

Jan 17, 2010 4:35 am • Tom Roe

From Karen Schoemer, a great music writer based in Columbia County, a way to help earthquake victims via a trusted local source:"Carline Murphy runs the Haitian Community Development Project in Hudson...

Saturday

Jan

16

4:50 pm

More students, less funds at Columbia-Greene CC

Jan 16, 2010 4:50 pm • Tom Roe

ccScoop's Mike McCagg has a story about area community colleges that doesn't say much except this: Columbia-Greene Community College's enrollment rose to 2,048 students in fall 2009, a 12-percent incr...

Friday

Jan

15

8:58 pm

Ashland fire department holds fundraiser Sunday

Jan 15, 2010 8:58 pm • Tom Roe

Jim Planck in The Daily Mail reports the Town of Ashland and the Ashland Fire Department, destroyed by fire last week, are trying to bounce back this Sunday, Jan 17, 8 a.m. to noon, when West Athens-L...

Friday

Jan

15

8:50 pm

Hudson to hold LWRP public hearing on Wednesday

Jan 15, 2010 8:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Register-Star reports that a public hearing will be held at the John L. Edwards elementary school in Hudson Jan. 20 for the state approved drafts of the city’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Prog...

Thursday

Jan

14

9:21 pm

Weekend events

Jan 14, 2010 9:21 pm • Tom Roe

FRIDAYWGXC/Cairo Library Open Micat 7 p.m. at Gallagher's, 513 Main St., Cairo. Free.Liv Carrow & The Special Feelings, The Fools, Sean T. Hanratty, A Brief View of the Hudson8 p.m. at Spotty Dog...

Thursday

Jan

14

9:18 pm

WGXC Founding Membership campaign

Jan 14, 2010 9:18 pm • Tom Roe

WGXC volunteers are working hard to launch a 3,300-watt community radio station. More than 78,000 people throughout Greene and Columbia counties will be able to receive the signal on 90.7-FM. WGXC rec...

Thursday

Jan

14

9:17 pm

Blakeman for Senate is a go

Jan 14, 2010 9:17 pm • Tom Roe

From Elizabeth Benjamin in The Daily Politics:Republican Bruce Blakeman, who has been mulling a potential challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand since last fall, confirmed that he will indeed formally a...

Thursday

Jan

14

8:41 pm

Health care rally in Hudson Monday

Jan 14, 2010 8:41 pm • Tom Roe

On January 18, 2010 from noon-2 p.m. a "Rally & Speak Out for Medicare For All Not War" will take place at the 7th Street Park on Warren St. in Hudson, NY to honor the late great Reverend Martin L...

Thursday

Jan

14

8:02 pm

Murphy pushes for time-out before health care vote

Jan 14, 2010 8:02 pm • Tom Roe

From Jennifer Dlouhy in New York on the Potomac:U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY20) is asking his colleagues to sign on to a letter he wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader St...

Thursday

Jan

14

1:05 am

Seeing Greene: breaking bad news

Jan 14, 2010 1:05 am • Tom Roe

Dick May's Seeing Greene blog breaks several stories this week, all of them bad news:*Catskill Mountain Foundation, in Hunter, published the "final" month of their The Catskill Mountain Region Guide...

Thursday

Jan

14

1:02 am

Columbia County Dems on Taghkanic voter ruling

Jan 14, 2010 1:02 am • Tom Roe

From The Columbia County Democratic Party:The Columbia County Democratic Committee (CCDC), working along with Board of Elections (BOE) Commissioner Virginia Martin, the Town of Taghkanic Democratic Co...