COVID-19 Updates
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HUDSON — Columbia County COVID cases reached another unenviable threshold over the weekend as the 6,000th positive case was reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

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ALBANY — Five upstate Democratic lawmakers Tuesday endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for election in 2022 to her first full term as governor one day after another Democratic challenger entered the race.

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KISKATOM — A fast-moving fire on Sunday afternoon destroyed a popular wedding venue and bed and breakfast in Kiskatom, said Kiskatom Fire Chief Pete Kusminsky.

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TANNERSVILLE — The Village of Tannersville is set to receive a major boost to its downtown Painted Village area after the municipality received a $10 million state grant to revitalize its main thoroughfare.

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NEW YORK — Upstate hospitals have suffered a greater reduction in available beds than downstate health facilities as health experts in Albany continue to test for the omicron COVID variant not discovered in New York as of Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.


Arts & Life


This week, as we enter the beginning of the Christmas season and the start of Hanukah, I figured it was a fair time to pause and take stock of notable things which transpired over the fall. Several of these updates might seem familiar to you if you are a reader of the Greene County Historica… Read more

Prior to the pandemic, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (SED) started a review of the state’s high school graduation measures. The department held a series of in-person forums to gather feedback to help inform the work of a Blue-Ribbon Commission to be establi… Read more