Schools prepare for flu

State and county revise advice on how long to stay home

KINDERHOOK–School starts September 8 and local districts are getting ready for the influx of students and germs. Flu season is right around the corner, and after last spring’s H1N1 outbreak schools and health departments are trying to get the word out to students and parents about what do to stay healthy and to prevent the spread of the illness.

H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, is a subtype of the influenza virus that first appeared in Mexico last year, according to the World Health Organization. It quickly spread to the U.S. and othe countries and responsible for the decision by scientists and public health officials to declare the outbreak of the latest strain of the flu virus a pandemic.

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Parents worry about impact of new bus policy

CHATHAM–Schools Superintendent Cheryl Nuciforo met with parents and community members Tuesday, September 1, to discuss the district’s new one-bell busing system. Under the new system, approved by the board last spring and accounted for in the school budget taxpayers voted on in May, all students, from elementary through high school, will use the same buses at the same time, rather than the staggered bus routes of previous years, when older students were picked up and dropped off earlier then elementary school students.

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City Democrats meet the public Thursday

HUDSON–The Hudson City Democratic Committee will hold a Meet the Candidates night this Thursday, September 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Savoia 214 Warren Street.

The primary election is set for the following Tuesday, September 15. There are three candidates seeking two Democratic Party ballot slots for Common Council seats in District 1 of the city’s First Ward, Geeta Cheddie, Carole Osterink and Sarah H. Sterling.

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Comprehensive planners hear from townspeople

COPAKE—The Town’s Comprehensive Plan Committee has scheduled a series of meetings to focus on the needs, interests and perspective of various groups of stakeholders in the town.  The committee has already conducted focus group meetings with local realtors and members of the town government.
On Tuesday, September 8, the committee will meet with representatives of associations organized for the preservation of historical and natural resources.
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