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Backyard Chickens On Hold In Hudson

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If you live in Hudson, scratch those chicken plans... for now...  

Many city residents thought it was a done deal - they'd be able to raise chickens in their backyards... but the Register Star reports the new law recently passed by the common council was vetoed by Mayor William Hallenbeck.  The mayor expressed concerns about noise, odor and disease; the mayor also found the measure to be "elitist" in that it would preclude people living in subsidized housing from raising chickens. Hallenbeck says he needs more clarification on other aspects of the law as well: he has scheduled a public hearing for 4 p.m. June 28 at City Hall.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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