Around the County

April meetings cancelled

NEW LEBANON - Due to this virus that has taken over, there will be no meetings of the Lebanon Valley Senior Club during April. The May 12 day trip to West Point has been canceled. Any questions, call Mary Derfreest at 518-733-0009.

Drive thru ziti dinner

GHENT - The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will serve a free drive-thru ziti dinner with roll and dessert included, beginning at 4 p.m. until it’s all gone.

Chicken barbecue take out

HUDSON - The Hudson Flag Day Parade Committee will barbecue complete chicken dinners for take-out only, pick ups 4–6 p.m. April 4 at the Hudson Elks Lodge, 201 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Tickets are $12 and available from committee members or by calling 518-821-0816. Drive up, give them your tickets and get your dinners.

Complete barbecue dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw and roll. This event requires advance sale tickets.

Tickets are available from any committee member, can be obtained via the organization’s Facebook page at Hudson Flag Day Parade, by leaving a message, and are available at the Bank of Greene County, Greenport Branch, via the drive-up window.

For information, call 518-821-0816 or visit

The barbecue is being held to help raise funds for this year’s parade and festival on June 13.

Support this community event while enjoying great barbecue during these trying times.

Hollowville Bridge replacement work to begin

CLAVERACK - Contractors working for the Columbia County Department of Public Works will begin the construction work for the replacement of the Hollowville Bridge, carrying Columbia County Route 16 over the Hollowville Creek in the town of Claverack on April 6. Hollowville Bridge is located east of the center of the Hollowville hamlet.

County Route 16 will close at the bridge site just prior to the start of the bridge replacement work and County Route 16 traffic will be directed to use a temporary, off-site detour that will be signed/posted by the county’s project contractors. The bridge replacement work at Hollowville Bridge is expected to take approximately four months to complete.

The project’s off-site detour will traverse sections of Columbia County Route 16 and NYS Route 23 in the town of Claverack.

Columbia and Greene County listening forum

ALBANY - The Suicide Prevention Center of New York is holding a forum with Columbia and Greene County residents to learn more about the unique aspects of rural communities and culture that may contribute to mental health concerns and increased risk of suicide.

This is part of a larger listening tour in which the organization will be conducting forums with community members and stakeholders in other New York State counties.

This topic is particularly important as we disengage from regular routines and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum will be held 5-6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The only requirement is that you be a Columbia or Greene County resident. Register using this link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You may join the meeting at 4:45 p.m. and the conversation will begin at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, email Brooke Wyand at

Town of Copake

COPAKE - Since Town Hall is closed, note the following:

In order to dispose of garbage at the County Transfer Stations you must have county garbage bags. You also need a Recycling Permit to dispose of recycling materials.

Both garbage bags and recycling permits are available at the Copake Convenience Station, 768 County Route 7A, Copake, NY 12516 518-329-2151.

Currently the transfer station is open for its regular days and hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Note that you cannot buy permits or bags after 3:45 p.m. on either day

Also, keep in mind that the county does not accept cash. For more information go to:

DEC licenses (fishing, hunting, etc.) are available online. Go to:

Town Clerk Lynn Connolly can help you get a marriage license or death certificate — just call her at 518.329.1234 Ext 2, or email her at

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