Molinaro announces re-election campaign Friday

Marc Molinaro will announce he is seeking re-election for the 103rd Assembly District with three events on Friday, April 30 in Dutchess and Columbia counties. Molinaro will be at Promenade Hill (intersection of Front and Warren Sts.) In Hudson at 11 a.m., at Tivoli Commons (86 Broadway) at 12:30 p.m., and in Pleasant Valley at GE Masten Feed (1 West Rd.) at 2 p.m.

Another busy Saturday

  • TAP New York with 30 regional breweries representing over 100 individual beers at Hunter Mountain Saturday and Sunday.
  • “Where We Live” by Barbara L. Walter opening at The Broderick Fine Art Gallery above Ruby’s Hotel April 24 from 5-7 p.m.
  • “Polaroids” show opening with William Wegman, Mark Beard, Tanya Marcuse, John Dugdale, Jeri Eisenberg, and Melinda McDaniel at Carrie Haddad Photographs in Hudson Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
  • The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs with Walking the Dog Theater Ensemble at Space360 in Hudson Saturday.
  • Black Lake — Hudson’s Slink Moss with two friends from NYC — perform at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson at 8 p.m.
  • The Tommy Sharp Experience and Evan Randall perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Savoia, 214 Warren St., Hudson.
  • Mother Fletcher plays at The Black Swan in Tivoli Saturday night.
  • Today’s local headlines

    Armstrong literally outside the tent
    From The Greenville Press (no web site)

    CAIRO – Les Armstrong was literally outside the tent at the Greene County Youth Fair in Cairo last weekend. While the Greene County Republicans and Democrats both staffed booths with signs promoting local candidates under a big top, Armstrong had his own sign propped up against his truck at one of the tent’s entrances. At one point, this reporter watched as a dog sniffed the sign and…well, we won’t go into details on this family blog. Armstrong’s candidacy, as recounted in The Press, has had some trouble. He turned in his nominating petitions to run as a Republican for the Durham seat in the Greene County Legislature. Republican Elsie Allen got his in to challenge Democratic incumbent Sean Frey. The day Armstrong turned in his nominations, there were no Republicans in the election office, as they were all attending the funeral of longtime Republican Election Commissioner Frank DeBenedictus. So Democratic Town Commissioner Tom Burker didn’t warn Armstrong that he lacked witness statements, a cover page, and numbered pages. So James Karcheck, who lost the Republican nomination to Armstrong in 2006 but remained on the ballot, challenged his petitions, which were disqualified. Frey has to be hoping Armstrong somehow gets on the ballot, perhaps by collecting 40 signatures on an independent nominating petition by Aug. 18.

    Wounded soldier returns home from Iraq
    From The Daily Mail

    NEW BALTIMORE – Sgt. First Class James T. Rundberg returned home to New Baltimore Sunday after being wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb June 25. Rundberg earlier received a Purple Heart and Sunday took home proclamations and resolutions from the New Baltimore Town Board, NY State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Oneonta, and U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy (D, NY-20).

    Catskill Village Board does not meet
    CATSKILL – The Catskill Village Board failed to meet Monday night for lack of a quorum. At least five cars turned up at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center for the meeting to see signs announcing that news, while the town’s web site continued to proclaim the meeting was on.

    Natalie Merchant live and local
    From Tivoli Type

    Former 10,000 Maniacs singer Natalie Merchant performed unannounced Saturday at Bard College’s Spiegeltent with, “a piano, a little red notebook of music she compiled in the wee hours the night before, and a pen. She sang, played, joked, and made notes in the margins as she worked through the material. It was as much a songwriter’s workshop as a performance, and aren’t we lucky to have been there.”