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GREENVILLE — Scott M. Ellis Elementary School will remain closed until November, after three students and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted federal officials Thursday after reports the nation’s Health and Human Services secretary plans to fire the U.S. Food & Drug Administration chief as President Donald Trump’s administration clashes over the nation’s approval standards to promptly authori…

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HUDSON — More than 20 new COVID-19 cases stemming from local secure centers have surfaced in Columbia County, according to the Columbia County Department of Health.

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CATSKILL — Shovels in hand, members of the Catskill Central School District administration and board of education marked the start of the district’s $40.8 million capital project.

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HUDSON — A Ghent woman was charged Wednesday for allegedly creating phony letterhead supposed to be from the Hudson Police Department and attempting to use it to obtain a controlled substance from a Greenport pharmacy, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said. Crystal K. Bell, 27, was charge…

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HUDSON — Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby is running for re-election in the 107th Assembly District.

Sports

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Spartans took down the Chatham Panthers, 3-1, Wednesday evening, their second win against an unbeaten in three days. After improving to 6-0, the Spartans took sole possession of first place in the Patroon Conference as the 2020 season nears its end. Read More

Arts & Life

ALBANY — Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact — and raise the funds to change the statistic. Read more

WATERFORD — Photographs from the Capital Region are among the winners of this year’s Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Judges selected first, second, and third place winners in four contest categories and 12 honorable mentions from 435 entries. Winning images can be viewed online and will be feat… Read more

Opinion

Telly, my trusty canine companion, and I went out this week to rake leaves out of the flower gardens. The rake wasn’t where I remember putting it. I searched the shed and the garages in vain. I know I have at least three rakes but none were to be found. There’s some kind of a conspiracy goin… Read more

Before I begin this week’s column, I want to mention a couple of insect pests that have been migrating into people’s houses with the onset of cold weather. The most conspicuous pest is the western conifer seed bug. This large, seemingly clumsy, bug is about three-quarters to an inch long, li… Read more