Today’s local headlines

Senior housing draws neighbors’ fire
From The Daily Mail

CATSKILL – Everyone wants local development in this area, but no one wants to live next to it. A plan to change a 18-acre site at 49 Vedder Road in Catskill from 10 mobile homes to 33 manufactured homes geared toward retirees aged 55 years and older called Moonlight Ridge is drawing opposition from the neighbors. Most opposing the plan quoted in a Daily Mail article are named Vedder. The engineer working on the project, Ewald Schwarzenegger, is opposing a new business next to his house in Cairo. A second Catskill Planning Board public hearing about Moonlight Ridge will be held at 7 p.m. July 28 in Catskill Town Hall, 439 Main St.

Town, IDA to tackle wind project
From The Daily Mail

HUNTER – The Town of Hunter and Greene County Industrial Development Agency will split the cost of a wind turbine to power the town’s landfill, and eliminate that cost and help the environment.

Appellate Division lifts Ravitch injunction
From Capitol Confidential

ALBANY – Tuesday a judge put on hold Gov. David Paterson’s appointment of Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor. Wednesday, The Appellate Division, Second Department, lifted the preliminary injunction preventing the appointment.


WGXC at Greene County Youth Fair

For the next four days WGXC will record performances and create a radio stream of the event. Cairo-Durham High School students Michael Davis and Jordan Smith will host much of the broadcasts. WGXC is looking for other youth to host the event, interview participants, and run the radio show. WGXC’s Erin Roberts, Dharma Dailey, Kaya Weidman, Alex Malmude, Tom Roe, and Galen Joseph-Hunter will aid the students, and run the broadcasts when Davis and Smith cannot be there, or if no other trained youth are around. Live from Cairo Town Park, free admission. Thu-Sat, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To join the broadcast team, e-mail info @ WGXC is free103point9’s new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties in upstate New York. “Hands-On Radio” is the station’s slogan.
Greene County Youth Fair.