Stephentown Library seeks crafters

STEPHENTOWN–There are still spaces available for selling crafts at the
Stephentown Memorial Library Book/Bake/Tag Sale this weekend. 

Spaces are $25 or $20 plus an item for the Chinese Auction.  Tables can also be
shared by two crafters. Crafters must provide their own table and chairs. 

The sale is on July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up is at 8. The rain date is July 12.

Please call the library at (518) 733-5750 to sign up or for more info.

The library is at 472 State Route 43.

Case against Copake councilman dismissed

 

HUDSON–The trespass charge against Copake Councilman Walter R. Kiernan was dismissed in Columbia County Integrated Domestic Violence Court by Judge Paul Czajka, June 29.

Mr. Kiernan, 40, of Copake, was charged in March by Copake Police based on a complaint signed by his estranged wife, Carolyn Kiernan, in which she alleged that Mr. Kiernan went on her property and picked up their three children.

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Valatie Theatre goes to the birds, literally

VALATIE–The Valatie Community Theatre was the setting on Saturday evening, June 27, when V.E.R.A. (Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association) hosted its first Birdhouse Auction. Approximately 200 people attended the event that began with a 5 o’clock preview of handcrafted birdhouses with an auction following at 6 p.m.

The event featured 77 birdhouses designed and built by community members. The birdhouse artists ranged in age from 8 to 80, and in ability from amateur to professional.

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Copake finds itself in the red

COPAKE–Unless town officials make significant spending cuts or find some revenue soon, the town will have to borrow $160,000 to cover its bills for the rest of the year.

Copake’s Accountant Brian Fitzgerald delivered that news to the Town Board at a special meeting to discuss budget issues Tuesday, June 23.

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Office for the Aging gets $10K for home repair

HUDSON—The Columbia County Office for the Aging has received a $10,000 grant to provide home maintenance, repair, and outside chores for low-income senior homeowners.
Senator Steve Saland (R-41st) secured the grant for the program, which is designed to help those without available family supports and sufficient resources to complete important tasks associated with home ownership.
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