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NEW YORK — Vice President Kamala Harris rallied with state and federal leaders Friday as House Democrats push to pass a multi-trillion-dollar bill to transform the nation’s social systems and combat climate change in the coming weeks.

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Columbia County health officials expect to administer COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to as many as 700 eligible residents next Friday, pending final federal and state approvals.

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CATSKILL — A local animal rescue group has increased the reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for allegedly abandoning a dog in Cairo last fall.

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SPENCERTOWN — This year marks the 250th anniversary of St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church on the Green in Spencertown. The Committee formed to plan events to celebrate this anniversary considered ways to involve the community-at-large and perhaps introduce newcomers to the Church as a beautiful… Read more

Opinion

Labor Day has passed, summer has unofficially come to an end and Silly Season has unofficially begun. Time for our annual political feeding frenzy. Political signs are springing up over night like some kind of technicolor fungus loosed upon the land. TV’s familiar commercials are being repla… Read more

October is not only the month when we harvest many of our fall crops, but also a time when we plant certain things in anticipation of next year’s harvest. Upstate New York winters can be tough on a person’s psyche, but anticipating good things to eventually happen in the spring, as a result … Read more

“He’s a jumping jack and we’ve tried everything!” is a frequently spoken battle cry from the trenches when it comes to a jumping problem presented at my desk. There is no question that the resolution can, with some committed canines, become a task not for the faint of heart. Did I say that? … Read more