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ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…

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COXSACKIE — An inmate who allegedly assaulted a correctional officer at the maximum-security Coxsackie Correctional Facility in November has been charged with a felony, according to state police.

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HUDSON — Barry Goldstein, 76, of Stockport, was convicted Wednesday on two of three charges for hiring another Columbia County man to burn down his home to obtain a $1.3 million insurance policy.


Arts & Life

COPAKE — Thanks to the vision and commitment of the Main family in Copake, as well as the collaborative efforts of Columbia Land Conservancy and Scenic Hudson, Berkshire Valley Dairy/Main farm has been permanently protected from development. Spanning nearly 300 acres, the farm has been opera… Read more


Before I begin this week’s column I want to pass on a suggestion from a reader. I have learned that many people who need to utilize local food pantries also have pets and pets must be fed too! If your local food pantry allows it, consider donating some pet food along with groceries. Most pri… Read more

The evening news today had an article about school lunches and how they are being made healthier — less fat, less sodium, fruits, fresh veggies. It sounds like the stuff they keep trying to get senior citizens to eat. Read more