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Fleischmanns Monthly Meeting Notice

Written By Editor on 8/26/20 | 8/26/20


The Village of Fleischmanns Planning Board will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Middletown Town Hall, 42339 State Highway 28, Margaretville.  Social distancing and face masks required.

Jason Wadler


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State Seeking Poll Workers

Written By Editor on 8/23/20 | 8/23/20

The United States Election Assistance Commission has proclaimed September 1st National Poll Worker Recruitment Day and the New York State Board of Elections is asking all registered voters to pitch in and Help New York Vote for the November 3rd general election.   

“By encouraging more people to become poll workers in their communities, National Poll Worker Recruitment Day aims to address the critical shortage of poll workers, strengthen our democracy, inspire greater civic engagement and volunteerism, and help ensure free and fair elections in November and beyond,” said Robert Brehm, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections. 

“Amid COVID-19, New York is facing a critical shortage of poll workers,” said Douglas Kellner, State Commissioner of Elections. “Even as New York expands absentee voting options, millions of New Yorkers – especially voters with disabilities and those who lack reliable mail service – will continue to rely on in-person voting to cast a ballot.” 

“In New York State, 55 percent of all poll workers are over the age of 60, making them especially vulnerable to complications if they contract COVID-19,’ said Peter Kosinski, Co-Chair of the State Board. “This has resulted in a critical need for poll workers who are willing and able to assist with the administration of in-person during Early Voting and on Election Day.”

“Poll workers are critical to the success of an election,” said Todd Valentine, Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections.  “Having an adequate number of poll workers to staff polling places on Election Day and during Early Voting can ensure voters receive the assistance they need at the polls and can help provide a positive and smooth voting experience for all. By signing up to be a poll worker, you can Help New York Vote.”

As a poll worker, you will prepare the polling place for voting, set up voting equipment, sign-in and process voters, enforce social distancing, demonstrate voting procedures, sanitize voting equipment, assist voters, close the polling place, and canvass and report election results.  

To be eligible, you must be a New York State registered voter. If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a.  Interpreters do not need to be registered voters.  You will be assigned within the county where you live.  If you live in New York City, you will be assigned within the five boroughs.  

Poll Workers get paid for training and each election day they work.  Applying is simple.  If you live outside New York City, fill out the form found here:  If you live in New York City, please fill out the form found here:  

If you have any questions, please contact your local board of elections or John Conklin or Cheryl Couser at the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or by email at

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Legal Notice - ONC BOCES Special Meeting

Written By Editor on 8/17/20 | 8/17/20

ONC BOCES will be hosting public meetings via zoom to review reopening plans. These meetings will take place on the following dates/times. Links to connect can be found at

Tuesday, August 18 (2:00 pm) 
Wednesday, August 19 (2:30 pm)
Thursday, August 20 (6:00 pm) 

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LEGAL NOTICE - Fleischmanns Zoning Board Meeting

Written By Editor on 8/10/20 | 8/10/20


The Village of Fleischmanns Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5 pm VIA Zoom, contact Village Clerk for link, 845-254-5514 or, Main Street, Fleischmanns.  

William Birns

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WZPK TV 29 Launches & WYBN TV 14 Expands to 2.1 Million More Viewers

Written By Editor on 8/1/20 | 8/1/20

WRNN ( aka WTZA ) have been off air & gone from local airwaves in the Hudson Valley for many years ,

but as of Friday 7/31/2020 the Hudson Valley has local TV service &  ownership again.

WZPK Ch 29 commenced broadcasting on UHF Channel 29 from Sam's Point in Ellenville, NY.

WZPK will carry all 8 channels of WYBN TV 14 based in Windham NY.

Both stations transmit at 15,000 watts ERP with Circular Polarization from mountain tops. WZPK from Sam's Point & WYBN from the Helderberg Mts above Albany.

Mountain top tower sites help guarantee that a TV facility is receivable by the MOST viewers.

The programming is 8 channels of Diginets from WYBN.  The nets are as follows.

Channel 14.1 (29.1)  Buzz'r TV

Channel 14.2  (29.2) COZI TV

Channel 14.3 (29.3)  This TV ( MGM Movies )

Channel 14.4 (29.4)  France 24 News ( English version )

Channel 14.5 (29.5)  Rev'n

Channel 14.6 (29.6)  Retro TV

Channel 14.7 (29.7) Action TV

Channel 14.8 (29.8) Newsnet ( Domestic News on a wheel format )

Local programming is 24 hours of two news services.

Custom Ski reports from November thru March .

Custom Weather Reports both 30 & 60 seconds of reports on the Catskills to Albany.

These will expand to include the Mid Hudson Region.They air every half hour across all  8 diginets.Other local shows are aired as deemed relevant & timely.

The facilities are owned by two entrepreneurs who share a love for TV & broadcasting.

Mr. Frank Cospidas of Intrique TV based in Ct. and Dan Viles of Cable Ad Net NY Inc & WYBN TV 14 based in Red Hook & Windham NY.

Intrique TV will be launching two other UHF TV channels this summer / Fall in the Hudson Valley.

WYBN TV 14 will be adding more diginets this late fall.

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