Delgado calls for submissions to Congressional Art Competition

KINGSTON —U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-19th) invites high school students across New York’s 19th Congressional District to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winner will have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the year. Last year’s winning piece was “Shelter” by Greyson VanVorst of Ichabod Crane High School. All high school students who live in New York’s 19th Congressional District are eligible.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual event hosted by the House of Representatives, allowing high school students from across the country to showcase their artistic talents. The winning piece from each Congressional District is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a full year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, submissions will be collected digitally at .

“Visiting schools and working with students across upstate New York, I know we have tremendously talented young people. I am excited to invite NY-19 high school students to participate in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Delgado in a press release. “During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to find creative outlets and joy through the arts. I look forward to seeing the different pieces created by students across the district and hanging a piece of home in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.” Read more…

Library Advisory Committee looks for volunteers

CHATHAM – Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee is seeking two volunteers for 3-year terms starting July 1, 2020.

Those interested should submit a letter and resume by May 22, to Rachel Galvin, president of the Chatham School Board at 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham 12037.

Chatham holds budget vote, election

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Chatham Central School District will be held May 26, 2020. Copies of the budget and the text of any proposition that will be presented to the voters will be available for review by any qualified voter beginning the day after the Budget Hearing as requested by email to the District Clerk, Deborah Pottenburgh, at .

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Chatham Central School District will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, to vote by absentee ballot exclusively upon the following items:

1. To adopt the annual budget of the Chatham Central School District for the fiscal year 2020-2021 and to authorize the requisite portion therefore to be raised by taxation on the taxable property on the District.

2. To adopt the following proposition:


OK5K sponsors support race and local food bank

KINDERHOOK –Following the postponement of the 22nd running of the OK5K 3.1-mile road race in the Village of Kinderhook, sponsors of the event have insisted their fees continue to support the race and the local food bank it benefits, Race Director Dan Curtin announced in a press release.

“We asked early sponsors what should be done with the money and overwhelmingly they agreed to support the community. Thanks to their generous gifts, the OK5K Race was able to donate $4,850 to help support the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry,” Mr. Curtin said in the release. Read more…

Gardner, Gofran are Hudson’s 2020 valedictorian, salutatorian

HUDSON–Victoria Gardner has achieved valedictorian and Osman Gofran has achieved salutatorian for the Hudson High School Class of 2020, according to an a press release from Hudson Senior High School Principal Robert J. LaCasse and Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Novine.

Hudson High School Valedictorian Victoria Gardner. Photo contributed

Victoria has attained a 97% average while studying AP US History and AP World History, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Biology as well as college General Psychology, Intro. to Sociology, Pre-Calculus, Composition, Intro. to Creative Writing, Composition and Literature through Columbia-Greene Community College and SUNY Cobleskill.

She was active in the National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Student Council and Tri-M Music Honor Society with which she has held the position of president (11th and 12th grades). During her tenure with the Tri-M Music Honor Society she created and organized the Music Mentorship Program which paired advanced band/choir students with a newer music student to aid them in their musical lessons. Victoria has received the Elmira College Key Award, Gellert Cornell Admission Invitation Award and has reached the rank of AP Scholar with Honors. Read more…