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State police have taken over the investigation into the alleged assault of Harold Handy that took place July 5 at the home of Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Rosenstrach and her husband Alex Rosenstrach, owner of ClubLife Health and Fitness in Valatie, state police confirmed Wednesday.

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GREENPORT — A 19-year-old Columbia County woman was taken to Albany Medical Center by Greenport Rescue Squad on Wednesday after a one-car accident in the town, Greenport Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Mark Taylor said.

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Power companies and public works departments spent a good part of the day Wednesday cleaning up after tropical storm Isaias moved through Greene and Columbia counties Tuesday afternoon.

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DURHAM — In the wake of a series of local Black Lives Matter marches and Back the Blue rallies, a handmade Black Lives Matter sign was broken to bits in the sleepy hamlet of Cornwallville on Friday.

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State and local officials must act to ensure women have access to abortion and reproductive health care — especially as medical facilities offer limited services and hours through the coronavirus pandemic, State Attorney General Letitia James said.

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GREENPORT — Six weeks after the death of a 1-year-old boy in Greenport, the investigation by State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ongoing and remains active, said Aaron Hicks, Public Information Officer for Troop K on Tuesday.

Sports

A few weeks ago, folks eating at a restaurant on 23A at a picnic table watched as a single black bear cross the road walking toward them. To their astonishment, the bear jumped onto their table, stole their meal and ate it right in front of them. Once finished, the bear went back the way he … Read More

Arts & Life

CATSKILL — The Thomas Cole National Historic Site announced that it will unveil on Aug. 7, The Pollinator Pavilion, a new outdoor architectural sculpture designed specifically for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood. Combini… Read more

ALBANY - The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, reopened for tours for family groups on Aug. 1. Following New York state health guidelines, tours are for one family group at a time. Tours will be held at 10, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. on Thursdays and 1, 2 an… Read more

STOCKBRIDGE — The Norman Rockwell Museum hosts Finding Funny in Complicated Times, A Pop-Up Virtual Chuckle Every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. We guarantee we can make you laugh once a week. (Or at least that we’ll try!) Join a roster of funny men and women every Tuesday evening for a rollicking… Read more

Opinion

There is a well-known Chinese proverb — a curse, really — “May you live in interesting times.” The problem, as you may know, is that no one has ever discovered an actual Chinese source for it. According to Wikipedia, “the nearest related Chinese expression translates as ‘Better to be a dog i… Read more

Welcome August. The summer “Hump.” The weather has been unusually humid for an extended period this year. Is that what is making the squash family grow? A very abundant year for zucchini and cucumbers. Acorn squash is getting ready to pick, butternut and pumpkins are starting to form. The bi… Read more