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Chatham, New York
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5 May 2020 09:07PM
IMBY

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/us/politics/ny-presidential-primary.html

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered elections officials in New York State to hold its Democratic primary election in June and reinstate all qualifying candidates on the ballot. The ruling came after the presidential primary was canceled late last month over concerns about the coronavirus.

The order, filed by Judge Analisa Torres of United States District Court, came in response to a legal challenge filed by the former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. He filed a lawsuit last week seeking to undo the New York State Board of Elections’ decision in late April to cancel the contest, a move it attributed to health and safety concerns and the fact that the results would not change the primary’s outcome.

Read on at the link above.

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Chatham, New York
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4 April 2020 06:05PM
IMBY
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Chatham, New York
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26 October 2018 11:26AM

In honor of all who served, Columbia-Greene Community College will hold an observance and celebration on Thursday, Nov. 8, welcoming all veterans and veteran organizations to its Hudson campus for activities being held throughout the day.

A formal ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to honor all veterans, followed by a complimentary catered lunch, the presentation of scholarships to student veterans, and time to socialize and network.

In addition, Capital Region Nordic Alliance will provide electronic orienteering to all attendees.

The day will close out with the 22-Push-up Challenge, to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention.

For more information, visit sunycgcc.edu or call 518-828.4181. extension 3373.

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Chatham, New York
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8 June 2018 01:48PM
Enid Futterman-2

gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-magnificent-seven.html

Osterink’s take on Monday’s packed debate. i had a somewhat different take, informed by ongoing numerous conversations with Dems. I’ll report on iMBY soon.

“On Sunday, Sam Pratt offered his analysis of the unusual situation Democrats in the 19th Congressional District find themselves: “NY-19 Dem Primary: Can anyone get a mandate?” Later on Sunday, at an event for Gareth Rhodes at Vincent Mulford Antiques. (sampratt.com). Mayor Rick Rector asked Rhodes when the candidates might start trying to distinguish themselves by criticizing the positions of others. Rhodes responded by saying, in effect, that was unlikely to happen, because whoever won in the primary on June 26 would need the support of everyone who had supported every other candidate to beat John Faso in November.

“If the people who flocked to hear the candidates debate at Montgomery C. Smith last night expected to come away knowing which of the seven candidates they should vote for, it’s more likely they left more confused than they were going in. All the candidates said what we want to hear about such things as protecting the environment, health care, gun control, immigration reform, income inequality–and any one of them would be a welcome alternative to John Faso. Listening to their answers to questions posed by the League of Women Voters and from the audience, it was hard to distinguish one candidate from the other or to discern if it was policy or presentation that impressed you.

“The segment of the debate Gossips found most illuminating was the “Challenge Round,” or, as League of Women Voters moderator Barbara Bartoletti called it, “Secret Santa.” Before the debate began, the seven candidates drew each other’s names out of a hat. In the Challenge Round, each candidate could ask a question of the candidate whose name he or she had drawn. That person would have one minute to respond to the question. Then the candidate asking the question would have one minute to address the issue. The candidates asking the questions went in alphabetical order, and the questions they chose to ask their fellow candidates were interesting.”

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Chatham, New York
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24 August 2016 01:37PM

ON THE CUSP OF INNER AND OUTER IN LANDSCAPE PAINTING:
by Thomas Sarrantonio and Harry Orlyk Opening August 27th 4:00-7:00 pm

Thomas Sarrantonio and Harry Orlyk, both plein air painters, create in an ‘in-between’ space, a difficult place to describe, where multiple states of being and movement become melded into one. It is neither purely here in the subject nor there in nature but somewhere ‘in-between’ that the artist and nature are both participants, where the outer and the inner become a ‘one’, a vortex breathing life onto a canvas that is in a sense painting itself, the artist a conduit.

When standing in front of their canvases the viewer becomes aware of the creator as being both in his center while at the same time being immersed in and a part of the nature surrounding him. We feel the movement of their materials, the paint and brush, as they fiercely push it around before their hand might come to a halt, mirroring the evanescent changes of light, wind and temperature surrounding them. It is the locus of Being where nature is an active participant in the painting and the artist is an active participant in nature while Time seems to be directing their ‘play’.

With ever changing brushwork they both create surprising surfaces, highly textured, each in their own unique voice.

Harry Orlyk, enmeshed in the stories and histories of Washington County NY where he lives and works, invests his ties to the land into painting moment by moment where the spontaneity of his brush work and use of color create unexpected surfaces and spaces filled with light, color and daring. One gets the sense that he is not only surprising the viewer but himself as well.

His mark making seduces us with its unpredictability, thickly textured paint, so palpable and dense, that one would hardly expect the luminous transparency emanating from his canvases to be possible. Yet there we are bedazzled by the passion of this visual diarist committed to recording, day by day, his loving relationship to the micro and macro temporal changes of his daily, seasonal and yearly exposure to light, encapsulating both uniqueness and eternal recurrence. “Every day has its own face”.

Thomas Sarrantonio approaches a micro macro world as well but from a more psychological meditational stance. He finds rich layers of existence by focusing on a small part of the whole in which, through close observation, his works ” … explore the expressive and psychological possibilities of… color… . They mediate between external perception and internal reflection, confronting ideas about the nature of painting and the painting of nature.”

Working in plein air forms the basis for Sarrantonio’s painting practice. By isolating small segments of grasses as he does in this body of work he finds many layers of opposites as he paints passionately. The chaotic growth in which he also finds order is shared with the viewer through the repetition of his brush strokes which become both representations of what he sees as well as being pure brush marks on his panels. These spontaneous strokes flying across the painted surfaces mirror the movements of the natural world making us conscious of the difference.

Unlike the Hudson River school painters who point to the transcendental world of the Sublime Sarrantonio’s practice is a mode of self conscious existence which passes itself on to the viewer who can’t help but see the departure he has taken from traditional landscape painting opening up both for new ways of seeing.

North River Gallery is located in the village of Chatham at 34A Main Street, Chatham NY 12037. 518-392-7000 . gallery hours Friday 12 – 7pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm. northrivergallery@gmail.com The gallery focuses on contemporary landscape art. The North River was the name given to the present day Hudson River by the Dutch in the early 17th century. Although the name has disappeared over the years the beauty of the historic artwork inspired by the area surrounding it has stood the test of time.

For more information visit http://www.northrivergallery.com or contact gallery owner Telisport Putsavage at 202-466-3700 or twp@northrivergallery.com for details.

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Chatham, New York
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11 March 2016 07:38PM
Betsy Miller

www.VerdigrisTea.com

Verdigris Hudson will be offering free samples of locally made Berkshire Bark – an artisanal chocolate, tomorrow between 5pm and 7pm at the store on the corner of Warren Street @ 2nd in Hudson.

All handmade in the Berkshire mounts, these chocolate varieties include whole roasted nuts, fresh citrus zest and dried fruits. No preservatives. And – no shortcuts.

We’re matching flavors with wines selected by Lewis Dimm, owner of Fairview Wine & Spirits. Each pairing enhances the chocolate while giving new depth to the wine. These are matches made in heaven!

Available in a variety of flavors including:
TROPICAL HEAT – with Belgian dark chocolate, roasted macadamia nuts, mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut, ancho chile powder and cayenne pepper

MOCHA BUZZ – with Belgian milk chocolate, roasted almonds, homemade caramel, cocoa nibs and crushed espresso coffee beans

PRETZELOGICAL – with Belgian dark & milk chocolate, pretzels, homemade sea salt caramel and natural peanut butter

WHITE LIGHTENING – with Belgian white chocolate, roasted cashew nuts, crystallized ginger, fresh lemon zest and sea salt

The tasting is FREE.

For more information call 518.828.3139 or contact VerdigrisTea@gmail.com.

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Chatham, New York
Local culture
31 August 2014 08:08PM

www.timesunion.com/local/article/Gillibrand-s-clueless-cohorts-5722869.php#photo-6792242

One man told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., she was “even pretty when you’re fat.” Another encouraged her workouts, saying, “You wouldn’t want to get porky.” Yet another urged her not to overdo her postpartum weight loss, squeezing her belly and saying, “I like my girls chubby.”

Who were these Neanderthals?

They were among the New York Democrat’s colleagues in the House and Senate.

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Chatham, New York
Local culture
13 February 2014 07:24PM
Daniel Region

Region’s iPPOD – Waiting for Valentine’s Day 2-13-14
http://www.regionsphotos.com/projects.html

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