Copake Republicans select candidates

COPAKE—Town Republicans nominated a full slate of candidates at a lively caucus at the Town Hall June 30.
   Three of the four chosen candidates were challenged for spots on the November ballot. Eighty-eight registered Republicans attended.
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Town Board gets comprehensive plan Thursday night

ANCRAM—The Town’s Comprehensive Plan Committee completed its work July 13 and will present the finished Comprehensive Plan to the Town Board at its July 16 meeting.                                 

  The plan is an 80-page document, and is supported by a separate 500-page volume of special studies and maps, organized into 7 appendices.

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Use caution when buying low-cost health insurance

NEW YORK CITY—The unstable economy is prompting many people to cut their living expenses, but consumers need to be careful when it comes to insurance, according to a warning from the State Insurance Department.
  While many health plans advertised on television and elsewhere sound appealing, they may provide consumers with little protection.
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ICC board considers how to cope with ‘sexting’

KINDERHOOK–The Ichabod Crane School Board met on July 7 for an organizational meeting. Members discussed the construction project at primary school and the new student code of conduct, which includes rules about cyber bullying and “sexting.”

  The board started the Tuesday night meeting with a moment of silence for High School Librarian Sharon Marie Gaffney. Ms. Gaffney died from ovarian cancer on July 5. William Schneider, principal of the high school, said Ms. Gaffney “was a great, great librarian.”

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