Assemblyman Lopez may attend Hunter meeting Nov. 10

New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R, C, I – Schoharie) may attend a Town Hall community meeting he is hosting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 at Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A in Haines Falls. Due to an “Extraordinary Session” being called in the legislature for November 10, “the Assemblyman may be detained in Albany and prevented from attending this meeting. While he still plans to attend, staff will be in attendance to meet with constituents should he be prevented from attending,” according to a statement from the assemblyman’s staff.

2010 Distribution Grant for NYS Artists. Guidelines & Application Distribution Grant


Deadline, Dec. 31, 2009

free103point9 is pleased to announce the 2010 Distribution Grant for New York State Artists providing support for the distribution of new works in film, video, sound, new-media, and media-installation. Funding is available from free103point9 through a regrant from New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Program. Grant awards will assist artists in making works available to public audiences and may include, but are not limited to: moving image and sound works; duplication of preview, screening and exhibition copies; promotional materials including documentation and schematics of media-installation and new-media works.

WGXC coffee at Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters


Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters in Hudson is now selling WGXC coffee. Proceeds from every sale benefit your new community radio station. Stop by Strongtree, across from the Hudson Amtrack train station, and buy some beans to help WGXC get on the air. 1 lb bag of special WGXC blend coffee costs $11.

Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters
60 South Front St. at Train Depot, Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-8778

About Strongtree:

“Strongtree is a family owned, quality driven organic coffee roaster located in historic Hudson, New York.

We source 100 percent Certified Organic, premium lots of heirloom Arabica cultivars from master growers who practice responsible land stewardship. All of our coffees come from small farms and cooperative unions where the workers are valued, empowered and rewarded. We guarantee clear traceability, sustainability and responsibility in our supply chain. Strongtree is Fair Trade Certified by TransFair USA and Rainforest Alliance Certified.

Strongtree follows the time honored, traditional methods of our craft to capture and enhance the true flavor of the coffee bean. Our focus is on your great coffee experience through careful selection of premium beans, traditional small batch Probat roasting, hand packaging, advanced brewing technology and personalized service. By putting care into the entire process from seed to cup, we know you’ll taste a difference.”

Tune in to candidate forums

Click on links to listen to archived recordings of local candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Columbia and Greene counties.

MP3 audio plays in Quicktime Player in any browser except Internet Explorer. They will not play in Internet Explorer, use another browser. You can download the mp3s with Quicktime Player Pro. You can click on links or cut and paste urls into your media player.

ATHENS Thu. Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. at Athens Community Center.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Athens_candidate_forum_WGXC_102209.mp3

CLAVERACK Thu. Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. at A.B. Shaw fire house.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Claverack_candidate_forum_WGXC_102209.mp3

CATSKILL Sat. Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon at Catskill Community Center.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Catskill_candidate_forum_WGXC_102409.mp3

COPAKE Sun. Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. at Copake Grange Hall, downtown Copake. Sorry, WGXC did not get a recording.

GREENE COUNTY LEGISLATURE Sun. Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. at Union Mills Lofts in Catskill.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Greene_County_Legislature_UnionMills_WGXC_102409.mp3

CHATHAM Mon. Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m. at Chatham Town Hall.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Chatham_candidate_forum_WGXC_102609.mp3

KINDERHOOK Tue. Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. at Ichabod Crane Middle School.
http://archive.free103point9.org/2009/10/Kinderhook_candidate_forum_WGXC_102709.mp3

Kinderhook candidate forum

Click here to hear The Town of Kinderhook candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters 7-9 p.m. Tue. Oct. 27 at Ichabod Crane Middle School.

WGXC hosted a live webcast of this candidate forum for the Town of Kinderhook in Valatie, and has the archived recording above for listening or downloading. Town supervisor candidates Douglas K. McGivney and Patrick M. Grathan; town board candidates Patrice A. Leader, Helen G. Schneider, and Todd D. Grigoli; and justice candidate Lisa M. Mills attended. File will not play in Internet Explorer, use another internet browser. Your computer must have Quicktime Player to listen and Quicktime Player Pro to download

Chatham candidate forum

Click here to listen to or download mp3 audio recording of Chatham, NY candidate forum held Mon. Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Chatham Town Hall live in WGXC.

In Chatham on Monday, candidates for town board (Donald W. Hegeman, Maria C. Lull, Henry Swartz Jr., and Bob Balcom); assessor (Daniel Horst and James F. Forster); and town clerk (Landra B. Haber and Beth Anne Rippel) all spoke at the Chatham candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and WGXC. The Chatham Courier had a story about the forum here.

Greene County Legislature candidate forum

Click here to listen to or download mp3 recording of the Greene County Legislature community forum Sun. Oct. 25 at Union Mills in Catskill.

Candidates for the Greene County Legislature gathered at Union Mills in Catskill from 4-6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25. In attendance were William Lawrence (Cairo), Sean Fry (Durham), Kevin Lewis (Greenville), Jim Mulligan (Greenville), Chris Phfister (Athens), Robin DuPuy (Catskill), Joseph Izzo (Catskill), and Forest Cotten (Catskill). Click on the above link to an mp3 file you can play in Quicktime Player, or download in Quicktime Player Pro. Listening or downloading does not work with Internet Explorer. The Daily Mail wrote a story about the forum that is linked here.