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DEBATE WITH SLC: WEDS. JULY 28 AT 7 PM

(RHINEBECK, N.Y.) -- Friends of Hudson's executive director Sam Pratt and lead attorney Jeff Baker will debate St. Lawrence Cement public relations spokesman Dan Odescalchi and Florida professor Christopher Teaf on Wednesday in Rhinebeck.

AUTHOR'S TALK: THE CHAUTAUQUA MOMENT

Author of The Chautauqua Moment to speak in Hudson on July 25

FUTURES' MEETING DRAWS A CROWD

HUDSON, N.Y. -- A large crowd of local residents and also a few curious Columbia County residents attended a public meeting entitled "Hudson is Changing" on June 21st.

New Hudson Map Provides Overview of More Than 50 Local Projects


On Monday night, Columbia County Futures presented a new and evolving map project which gives an overview of more than fifty projects that have been "discussed, proposed, announced or begun in the City of Hudson."

FLAG DAY FLOAT WINS TROPHY

Friends of Hudson's first annual entry into the Hudson Flag Day parade won a trophy for "Best Columbia County theme." The float, which included 8 local children and member Lisa Durfee as St.

Community Quilt Raffle drawing at July 5th picnic

With 54 unique squares made by quilters from our region, this beautiful queen-sized "Community Quilt" will be raffled off at our annual picnic on July 5th at the Federation of Polish Sportsmen in Greenport.

SLC BULLDOZES IN WETLAND WITHOUT PERMITS; DEC, CORPS INVESTIGATE

* Opponents applaud “swift and strong” response by agencies

CEMENT CO. HAS SPENT $54.8M ON HUDSON VALLEY PROPOSAL

HUDSON & GREENPORT, N.Y. -- A new investment report from JPMorgan reveals that Holcim has already spent $54.8 million in its attempts to obtain permits for the coal-fired cement facility proposed in Columbia County by its subsidiary, St. Lawrence Cement.

BALLOONS REVEAL SPRAWL OF CEMENT PROPOSAL

Above: A low-tech annotation (with a marker pen) by Byrne Fone, of a photograph that appeared in Tuesday’s Independent.

AERIAL PHOTOS REVEAL SCOPE OF AREA PROJECTS

ANCRAM (N.Y.) -- A new online "slide show" by Friends of Hudson board member Barbara Docktor reveals the scope and cumulative impact of various existing and proposed industrial projects in the mid-Hudson Valley.

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