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Roland Moon Don't let go of summer The annual Oakdale Beach Party was held Thursday, August 14 in Hudson. Facilitated by the Oakdale lifeguard staff, youth from Oakdale summer playground and Greenport summer playground enjoyed a day at the beach, which included a variety of activities, including egg and three-legged races, tug-of-war contests and topped off by a pie facing of the lifeguards. Pictured are Greenport summer playground youth competing in a tug-of-war against the Oakdale lifeguards. The summer campers won.

Roland Moon
Don’t let go of summer
The annual Oakdale Beach Party was held Thursday, August 14 in Hudson. Facilitated by the Oakdale lifeguard staff, youth from Oakdale summer playground and Greenport summer playground enjoyed a day at the beach, which included a variety of activities, including egg and three-legged races, tug-of-war contests and topped off by a pie facing of the lifeguards. Pictured are Greenport summer playground youth competing in a tug-of-war against the Oakdale lifeguards. The summer campers won.


 

Hillsdale has limited luck recruiting volunteers

HILLSDALE–The Town Board passed a local law last month increasing the number of seats on the Board of Assessment from three to five. So far the town has only received one letter of interest. Bill Sullivan is the applicant.

“If Bill is willing to serve, we should appoint him,” Supervisor Art Baer said at this week’s regular Town Board meeting.

A motion was passed to appoint Mr. Sullivan. Read more…

Village faces winter leaks after low bidder backs out

KINDERHOOK–Repairs to the Village Hall roof will have to wait as the board reviews the two remaining bids for construction on the project.

The board opened the bids for the proposed $600,000 project at the last regular meeting in July but did not decide on a contractor at the August meeting.

Trustee Bob Puckett told the board that after the lowest bidder for the job toured the building and went up to the roof, the company withdrew its bid. Read more…

Court that was a school, could now be a business

CLAVERACK–The Town Board approved changes to the zoning law last week to add the old Claverack School building to the Hamlet Business 1 District (HB1). The parcel, owned by the Hudson City School District and currently being used as the county’s temporary courthouse, was part of the Hamlet Residential District.

The school district has had difficulty selling the property because the building is not suitable for residential use. Adding the parcel to business district opens up commercial possibilities for the building. Read more…

School resource deputies will meet public at fair

GREENPORT–Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will patrol each of the county’s six public school districts during the school year that starts next month. This police-in-schools program began in the middle of the past school year, with two officers people serving several districts. Now the program will reach all of the county’s public school districts with double the number of deputies.

The deputies, originally called School Resource Officers, now go by the designation School Resource Deputies (SRDs). Read more…

300 years and now there’s a film

(This is the second of a two-part series on the Germantown parsonage.–Ed.)

GERMANTOWN—This town of 1,954 souls, founded by Palatine immigrants in 1710, is so chock-full of history that it has an active History Department, based in the 18th-century Maple Avenue parsonage for the First Reformed Church.

Margurite Riter headed the department for 21 years; she retired from the post recently, and now town historian Susan Raab is in charge, working with a 10-person History Committee. Read more…