Candlelight vigil set to support library and former director

CASTLETON—Concerned community members will conduct a candlelight vigil to show support for the Castleton Public Library and Darlene Miller, the former library director.
This event will take place on the lawn of the Village Hall at 85 South Main Street, Tuesday, October 20 at 6:45 p.m.
This vigil will precede the monthly meeting of library trustees. All citizens concerned about the current state of the Castleton Public Library are encouraged to attend.

County primary results now final

HUDSON–The Columbia County Board of Elections has released the official results of the September 15 primaries. Those results appear below.

After the polls closed on Primary Day, there were questions about the accuracy of the count in Taghkanic because of the complexity and number of races there. The board also had to wait a week to count all the absentee ballots, a procedure required by law. Some races were only determined by those mailed-in ballots. The final results were released September 24.

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Copake faces big task as it begins to whittle away spending requests

COPAKE–Last week’s release of the 2010 tentative budget by Town Supervisor Reggie Crowley ignited arguments between officials and residents on both sides of the aisle about how much more in taxes people will have to shell out, and who’s right and wrong about the amounts.

Flinging figures for political purposes is typical in an election year, but the acrimony is especially harsh this time around in the shadow of a budget shortfall that led the town board to borrow $100,000. The vote on whether to borrow was split down party lines, the three Republicans in favor, the two Democrats opposed.

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Murphy meets with public at Clermont

CLERMONT—Congressman Scott Murphy (D-20th) will hold a Congress-on-Your-Corner meeting with town officials and local citizens in the Clermont Town Hall at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 11.

A press release from his office Friday, October 9, said Congressman Murphy planned to meet with citizens and update them on his efforts in Washington to create jobs and get the economy back on track.

Clermont Town Hall is at 1795 Route 9.

At 3 p.m. Sunday Mr. Murphy will attend the celebration in Hyde Park of the 125th Anniversary of the birth of Eleanor Roosevelt. He will be joined by Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites Superintendent Sarah Olson, the Rev. Charles Kramer and local officials at the Rose Garden of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.  After a ceremony and remarks, a reception will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center.

The FDR historic site is at 4097 Albany Post Road.

Child on bike hit on Columbia Street

HUDSON—An eight-year-old girl was seriously hurt when she was hit by a motor vehicle while riding her bicycle, Saturday, October 10 at 10:12 a.m.
Hudson Police Lieutenant Lynne M. Finn reports that a vehicle was traveling east on the 300 block of Columbia Street when the youngster, riding her bicycle, came from between two buildings, lost control and drove into the path of the vehicle.
The Greenport Rescue Squad took the child to a landing zone where she was picked up by a Med Flight helicopter and flown to the Albany Medical Center.
She was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon. Neither the girl nor the motorist were identified by police.
No charges are pending against the operator of the vehicle, according to a press release.
The investigation is continuing.