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WAAM names its 2017 award winners

WAAM names its 2017 award winners

It’s now the holiday season, and as local art aficionados await the annual 5 by 7 show at the Kleinert, the big cultural news comes from the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum’s major year end awards, presented as part of the reception for WAAM’s annual Holiday Show last Saturday, November 18.

Perry takes Hurley’s top spot, Defeats Kellogg by 13

Perry takes Hurley’s top spot, Defeats Kellogg by 13

John Perry, his town’s former assessor and a longtime fixture for his coaching of local kids’ sports teams, will be the new town supervisor in Hurley after the counting of absentee ballots on Monday, November 20 gave him 13 more votes than former Woodstock supervisor and now West Hurley resident Tracy Kellogg, who was making her third run for the position on Democratic, Green and Working Family party lines. 

Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents

Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents

Eighty-one customers have opted out of Central Hudson’s new electric meters, which transmit usage info remotely. The company has argued that it should be able to bill those customers extra fees for in-person readings. Those fees were recently struck down by the state regulator, but the issue is still not resolved, say local activists.