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A deer that contracted Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease this summer was killed in November by a hunter in the town of Catskill, New York Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jomo Miller said.

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CATSKILL — The shortage of emergency medical technicians to work on first responder crews has been a lingering issue in Greene County, and the Greene County Legislature was told Wednesday the problem is not going away.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul will not implement new statewide COVID-19 mandates after health officials Thursday confirmed five New Yorkers have contracted the omicron variant.

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ALBANY — Hundreds of letters were hand-delivered Wednesday to the Executive Chamber to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office from anxious farmers and farm laborers pleading against the state Wage Board’s pending decision to lower the agricultural overtime threshold to 40 hours.

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HUDSON — State Sen. Michelle Hinchey, R-Saugerties, visited Columbia County on Wednesday accompanied by an influential colleague from New York City to discuss the ongoing issues the county has with providing affordable, reliable child care.

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NEW YORK — Newly minted state Health Department Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett committed to transparent collaboration with Gov. Kathy Hochul and New Yorkers in her first state public address Thursday, hitting the ground running in fighting the newly identified omicron COVID-19 variant.

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HILLSDALE — Hecate Energy officials intend to file an application with the state to begin the company’s solar project in Copake but gave a soft date for the filing and said they have been transparent with the community about their plans.

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CATSKILL — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Greene County confirmed its 5,000th positive case this week, a figure that represents 10.5% of the county’s total population.

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With fossil fuel prices much higher this winter than the previous seven years, some people are considering installing a woodstove or fireplace to try to save some money. When I moved to Greene County, full time, in the winter of 1973, with no job and less than no money, there was an oil emba… Read more

When I was growing up in the 1940s and ‘50s, it was popular to think of America at large, and New York City in particular, as a melting pot. In fact, that is what I was taught in school. Read more