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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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Ah, you gotta love Seniors.

Power outage # 1 for today.

We expect high winds until after 3 this afternoon.

Dolly Parton wrote: "If the virus don't kill us, the stayin' home will!"

On Thursday, the country music legend uploaded a poem she put together that captures the zeitgeist of this unique societal moment quite well, beginning with the line:

“This too shall pass, as all things will. If the virus don’t kill us, the stayin’ home will!”

Coronavirus: Ulster Builds Its Own Field Hospital

Ulster County is on course to exhaust all available beds and ventilators by the end of the week, the county executive said. (Shutterstock)

KINGSTON, NY — Concerned that the rise in new coronavirus cases in Ulster County will soon overwhelm the local health care system, County Executive Pat Ryan began on Tuesday to set up a field hospital and an overflow center for the community as part of a coordinated effort to quadruple the current local hospital bed capacity.

Ryan said Monday that Ulster County had seen a near 50 percent surge in those being hospitalized from COVID-19 over the last several days. He cautioned that the county was on course to exhaust all available beds and ventilators by the end of the week. County officials said there were 402 confirmed cases of new coronavirus and 5 fatalities in Ulster as of April 7.

"As I have said from day one, we will not rest until we have the facilities and the equipment needed to protect the health and safety of all of our residents," Ryan said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plan based on the data we are seeing on the ground to ensure we stay ahead of the curve. I hope and pray that we don't need to use these additional beds, but we must be prepared for the worst case."

The first part of the initiative is the Project Resilience Community Care Center, a new facility at the Kate Walton Fieldhouse on the Kingston High School campus, which will be ready to open as soon as next week. It will provide an additional 100 beds to serve patients transitioning into or out of local hospitals that could become overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Second is a portion of the former Bank of America building at TechCity, to allow for the build-out of potentially hundreds of additional beds. The location is expected to be available around the time local hospital capacity is at its height. The plan is to use it for residents still recovering and transitioning out of hospitals but unable to as yet return home.

Ulster County's Department of Public Works, with assistance from Central Hudson and the Town of Ulster, will isolate and build out the 100,000 square foot space at TechCity. It is scheduled to be up and running in May.

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Full Pink Supermoon: How To See April's Moon In Hudson Valley

The April full moon on April 7-8 is expected to be the most spectacular of the 2020 supermoons. It’s also known as the pink moon, sprouting grass moon, egg moon and Paschal moon.

(AP Photo/Armando Franca)

If the weather cooperates in the Hudson Valley, the third supermoon of the year is worth getting out of your house to view Tuesday night. The April full moon, also known as the "full pink moon," is the largest of four consecutive supermoons.

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The forecast for the Hudson Valley for Tuesday from the National Weather Service calls for showers likely, mainly after midnight. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind will be around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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The supermoon will shine brightly all night long, climbing to its highest point around 10:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Tuesday. But the best times to get out and enjoy it are when it comes up and when it sets. In the Hudson Valley, moonrise is at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday and moonset is at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday.


NY Coronavirus: 'We Could Be On The Plateau'

With more than 300,000 people tested in New York as of Sunday morning, 122,031 had tested positive.

NEW YORK — Downstate New York could be at or very near the apex of its new coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at his Sunday news briefing.

"The apex could be a plateau and we could be on the plateau right now," he said. "The next few days will tell."

Evidence that the outbreak may have peaked: the number of people released from the hospital has been rising, and in particular the total number of new hospitalizations is much lower. ICU admissions are also down. But it will take more than a couple of days of numbers to accurately depict a trend, he said.

With more than 300,000 people tested in New York as of Sunday morning, 122,031 had tested positive.

The number of deaths rose to 4,159 as of Sunday morning. The number of new deaths has not climbed sharply in the past three days.


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Time Is On My Side

I'm doing a pickup at the curb run to Walmart tomorrow.

I don't intend to walk inside for anything.

He could do us all a favor and cover his face.

So we don't have to look at his ugly mug.

He was one of my favorites.

Rest in Paradise, Bill.

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