Stephen Kaye

The Town of Stanfords’s master plan committee reports that it is nearing its goal of completing its draft plan by the end of the year when its funding runs out. According to Carol Hanlon, the chair of the committee, funding has been an issue. The committee has not had enough money to pay its professional planner to attend its bi-weekly meetings since July although she has been in regular correspondence and the writing has moved right along.

The Town of Stanfords’s master plan committee reports that it is nearing its goal of completing its draft plan by the end of the year when its finding runs out. According to Carol Hanlon, the chair of the committee, funding has been an issue. The committee did not have enough money to pay its professional planner to attend its bi-weekly meetings since July although she has been in regular correspondence and the writing has moved right along.

The committee had its kick-off meeting with the town board last December and held its first big public meeting in February attended by over 100 people. Since then they have held bi-weekly meetings, distilling information from prior committees, from data that had been gathered and from sources that included the Hudsonia Biological survey.

Bard’s Conservatory orchestra played three diverse pieces Sunday showing its ability to handle folklore, a piano sonata and one of the heaviest of all, Mahler’s Fifth symphony.

Two movements of Ives’ New England Holidays contained a collection of American melodies celebrating two American holidays, refreshing music free of clichés. Jeremy Denck was the pianist in a studious rendition of Beethoven’s third piano concerto, played with care, clarity and feeling that was a shared experience of orchestra, pianist and an appreciative audience.

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