Seward hosts town hall in Catskill

New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) holds a fall town hall-style meeting in Catskill at 7 p.m. Tue. Oct. 6 at the Catskill Middle School Auditorium, 345 W. Main St. At the meeting, Seward will visit with constituents, discuss current state issues and take questions. For the first hour, Seward and area residents will discuss state issues with others who are present. Later, Seward will be available to talk privately with those who have a particular state-related problem or would like to meet with him personally. “My decisions and thinking on various issues more accurately reflect the people of my senatorial district when I visit the folks I am honored to represent,” Seward said in a press release. “I schedule these meetings each fall so that the off session can be spent listening and interacting with people.”

Columbia County final primary election results

Columbia County final primary election results from Columbia County Board of Elections:

OFFICIAL Columbia County Primary Election 2009 Results
9/24/2009
City of Hudson
Ward 1 – District 1
Alderman
DEM
1A
Geeta Cheddie
44
3
47
***
(vote for 2)
DEM
2A
Sarah H. Sterling
51
4
55
***
DEM
3A
Carole Osterink
42
4
46
Total Votes
137
11
148
Ward 4 – District 1
Supervisor
IND
1C
William Hughes (write-in)
2
1
3
***
Total Votes/Voters
2
1
3
Supervisor
CON
1D
Samuel Santiago
1
0
1
CON
1D
William Hughes (write-in)
2
0
2
***
1D
Geraldine E. Nero (write-in)
1
0
1
Total Votes/Voters
4
0
4
Town of Canaan
District 1 and 2
Supervisor
IND
1C
Richard Keaveney
13
0
13
***
IND
1C
Gary Flaherty (write-in)
2
0
2
Total Votes/Voters
15
0
15
Supervisor
CON
1D
Richard Keaveney
8
0
8
***
CON
1D
Gary Flaherty (write-in)
1
0
1
Total Votes/Voters
9
0
9
District 1
Committee
REP
2B
Susan C. Johnson
27
0
27
(vote for 2)
REP
3B
Jo-anna R. Michalek
49
0
49
***
REP
4B
Gary Flaherty
33
0
33
***
Total Votes
109
0
109
Town of Copake
District 1 and 2
Twn Justice
IND
1C
Brian J. Herman
19
0
19
***
IND
2C
Wil iam Kane
17
0
17
Total Votes/Voters
36
0
36
Assessor
IND
3C
David Gordineer
14
0
14
IND
4C
Loredana Delventhal
16
0
16
***
Total Votes/Voters
30
0
30
Town of Livingston
District 2
Committee
REP
1B
Geoffrey T. Bagnal
32
0
32
(vote for 2)
REP
2B
Donald R. Kline
80
0
80
***
REP
3B
Benjamin Scrodin
65
0
65
***
Total Votes
177
0
177
Town of Taghkanic
District 1
Supervisor
IND
1C
Elizabeth L. Young
2
5
7
IND
2C
Loretta Hoffmann
13
6
19
***
Total Votes/Voters
15
11
26
Twn Clrk/Tax C
IND
3C
Cheryl E. Rogers
5
5
10
IND
3C
Audrey Koran (write-in)
9
5
14
***
Total Votes/Voters
14
10
24
Twn Justice
WFP
4E
Raymond Dalrymple (write-in)
1
2
3
***
4E
Jeff Tal ackson (write-in)
0
1
1
Total Votes/Voters
1
3
4
Twn Council
IND
5C
Tom Kiely
3
5
8
(vote for 2)
IND
5C
Joyce Thompson (write-in)
9
6
15
***
IND
6C
Larry Kadish
13
5
18
***
6C
James Romaine (write-in)
0
5
5
Total Votes
25
21
46
Twn Council
WFP
5E
Joyce Thompson
0
1
1
(vote for 2)
WFP
5E
Tom Kiely (write-in)
1
2
3
***
WFP
6E
James Romaine (write-in)
1
2
3
***
6E
Larry Kadish (write-in)
0
1
1
Total Votes
2
6
8
Hwy Super
IND
7C
Edward E. Waldron
3
6
9
IND
7C
Tom Youhas (write-in)
9
5
14
***
Total Votes/Voters
12
11
23
Hwy Super
WFP
7E
Edward Waldron (write-in)
1
2
3
***
7E
Tom Youhas (write-in)
0
1
1
Total Votes/Voters
1
3
4
Committee
DEM
8A
Diane M. Rodriguez
96
2
98
***
(vote for 2)
DEM
9A
Cheryl E. Rogers
29
1
30
DEM
10A
Gary L. Stoller
100
3
103
***
Total Votes
225
6
231
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Lopez to meet citizens in Athens

Assemblyman Pete Lopez (NY-127, R, C, I – Schoharie) will visit the Athens American Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tue. Oct. 6 for a town meeting. “These meetings will allow me to spend some more, in-depth time in each community and really listen to the concerns of my neighbors across the district so that I can better represent our rural community in Albany,” Lopez said in a press release. The Athens American Legion Hall is at 92 Second Street in Athens.

Rep. Murphy announces $16,000 wind turbine grant for Pine Plains man

U.S. Representative Scott Murphy (D-NY 20) announced a $16,306 grant through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program for Raymond Wendover of Pine Plains to purchase a Bergey Excel 10kW class wind turbine. The project is expected to generate 12,836 kW per year covering 101 percent of the business’ energy costs.

Protest against mandatory vaccines

From Helena Kosorek in Greenville:

Hudsonic Series, No. 5



Hudsonic Series, No. 5 by Sam Truitt
The Point, Catskill, Greene County
September 18, 2009, 4:43 PM
1.5 MB (1:11 minutes) MP4
A dog barks, and a Dutchman conducts a crowd in song as music plays.
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Interview with Obama supporter after 9/22 speech

Mary and I did a number of interviews with students and supporters after Obama’s policy address at Hudson Valley Community College. Here is one of them.