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ALBANY — State representatives stressed the need for unity and for Americans to work together after President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, as New York Capitol grounds were stocked with scores of police and the military in preparation for violent political demonstrations that never cam… Read More

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ALBANY — The state is working to buy additional dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine from drugmaker Pfizer to ramp up New York’s supply, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, after the federal government’s exhausted stockpile remains low.

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HILLSDALE — An investigation that lasted nearly a year into a robbery and assault that took place in February 2020 had led to the arrest of four people, Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett said Wednesday.

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CAIRO — Authorities continue to look for the owner of a dog that was found abandoned and in poor health in Greene County, Ron Perez, president and CEO of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, said Wednesday.

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CAIRO — Authorities are looking for the owner of a dog found abandoned and in poor health in Greene County, Ron Perez, president and CEO of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society said Tuesday.

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ALBANY — New York will pursue litigation against the federal government if Washington lawmakers do not give the state adequate funding in subsequent coronavirus relief measures, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after officials outlined two broad scenarios for the state budget Tuesday contingent on fed…

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Several school districts in the Twin Counties are learning remotely this week as COVID-19 cases remain high, while others are returning to the classroom.

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(TNS) President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like no other thanks to a once-in-a-century pandemic, security fears triggered by the worst raid on the U.S. Capitol since 1814 and a boycott by the sitting U.S. president.

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HUDSON — A Rensselaer County man was arrested and faces charges he threatened to shoot up the Columbia County Department of Social Services building in Hudson, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

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HUDSON — The Hudson City School District is offering free Zoom workshops for parents and caregivers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and an increased number of in-person students is expected for the second semester.

Sports

I recently got an email from Catskill’s Joe Bulich. The subject line read, “Hunting Beats Video Games.” He attached a photo, and the picture told the story; kids having fun in the aftermath and glorious results of a great day hunting rabbits with Joe and his son Hunter’s beagle, “Remi.”  Read More

VALATIE — Victor “Ron” Gabriel, a former teacher and coach at Ichabod Crane who went on to become one of the most respected baseball umpires in the state, died on December 31 at the age of 73. Read More

Arts & Life

CHATHAM — Chatham Middle School announces its students of the month. The faculty nominated the following students for this recognition based on their effort, character, and overall attitude toward school. Rosilee Forrest and Alexander Lee, sixth grade; Lauren Elcox and Dominic Sauca, seventh… Read more

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga WarHorse, a not-for-profit organization which uses retired thoroughbred racehorses to work with service members and veterans who are suffering after experiencing trauma while in the military, announced the appointment of veteran and thoroughbred advocate Tina Mott… Read more

CABOT, Vt. — Cabot Creamery Cooperative has announced that FeedHV Community Food Network in New York’s Hudson Valley is the winner of a $2,500 grant sponsored by CoBank. The grant is specifically for non-profit organizations that play an integral role in small communities as part of Cabot’s … Read more

Opinion

Another dreary week in January...Will the sun ever reappear? The weather has been great for skiiers. My sons have been working which is a good thing. I have been cleaning out my living room, and my bedroom. Busy, busy, busy, but it’s nothing that can be noticed. The more I clean, the less it… Read more

PRATTSVILLE — As always, we thank our healthcare workers — nurses, doctors, EMTs, nursing home staff, first responders and all essential workers. Also the support staff for those mentioned before. Got a call from the clerical staff at the Stratton VA on Sunday to schedule a Covid vaccination… Read more

Barest facts: On January 6, a rally turned into a march which turned into a breaching of the Capitol grounds and then a riot at the Capitol itself, the violence of which led to Trump’s second impeachment on the charge of Incitement of Insurrection. Read more