COVID-19 Updates
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CATSKILL — Testing for COVID-19 on a weekly basis will begin outside the Greene County Office Building, the county Public Health Department said Tuesday.

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CHATHAM — For the first time in its 180-year history, the Columbia County Fair will not take place this Labor Day weekend, Columbia County Fair Board President Nelson R. Alford Jr. said Wednesday.

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Officials doubled the number of states where travelers to New York are required to quarantine from for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

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CHATHAM — The push for rural broadband has taken on greater urgency in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with schools finishing the year in distance learning mode and many workplaces choosing to keep operations online for the foreseeable future.

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Parents and educators must prepare a hybrid of programs to resume some in-person instruction for students this summer and next fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce youth isolation, medical officials said.

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HUDSON — The discovery of asbestos in an old water drainage system on Harry Howard Avenue, has halted work temporarily on the Empire State Trail project, according to Hudson Department of Public Works Supervisor Rob Perry.

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The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

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HUDSON — As police tactics and funding come under nationwide scrutiny, the city’s police leadership defended the department and discussed the mayor’s 10% budget cut.

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Arts & Life

HUDSON — Frederic Church’s Olana announces the restart of public programs with new Olana Outdoor Tours. While the park has been continuously open, public programs were suspended due to COVID-19. Now, new outdoor, limited-attendance tours follow NYS Department of Health guidelines and represe… Read more

CAIRO — Loren Knudsen has been chosen as the Cairo-Durham High School Student of the Month for May 2020. Loren is a senior at Cairo-Durham and graduated June 26. She has been an extremely active, involved, and busy lady. Loren has been the president of her class for three years and the secre… Read more

CHATHAM — The board of the Alice and Murray Giddings Foundation selected seven graduates of public high schools in Columbia County as Giddings Foundation Scholars for 2020. Each recipient received a $5,000 scholarship applicable to his or her post-secondary certificate or college degree prog… Read more

Opinion

The SAM Party of New York has been advocating and fighting for, among other things, real reforms to elections in our state. In the state committee elections conducted on June 23, poll workers may have mistakenly permitted non-SAM voters to vote in some primary elections for seats on the SAM … Read more