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The New York State Thruway Authority will ask its board Monday to consider approving a toll hike that would go into effect in 2024, but some state lawmakers strongly oppose a toll hike proposal during a holiday season marred by crushing inflation.

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CRARYVILLE — Students at Taconic Hills Central Schools were sent home early Tuesday after power was cut to the school building, the school administration posted on its website.

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WASHINGTON — When 42-year-old Catskill state trooper Ivan M. Morales died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City from illness linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack in New York City, he became the most recent local first responder at ground zero to die in the line of duty.

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CATSKILL — A Columbia County man was arrested in Catskill on felony drug possession charges following a traffic stop last weekend in Greene County.

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CLAVERACK — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Claverack man.

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HUDSON — Multiple police agencies responded to Hudson on Tuesday night for a reported home invasion that grew into a large crowd of disorderly residents in a nearby parking lot, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said.

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COXSACKIE — A New York City woman was arrested on felony charges that she attempted to being drugs into Greene Correctional Facility last weekend, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Tuesday.

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HUDSON — It will be up to the Ghent Town Board to decide how to proceed with the replacement of two Democratic town councilwomen who resigned in protest over grievances they had with Republican Town Supervisor Craig Simmons.

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HUDSON — Columbia County Judge Richard Koweek’s decision not to go forward with the Rosenstrach assault trial has resulted in more questions than answers Tuesday.

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COXSACKIE — Smoke and flames drove a Coxsackie family from their home after fire broke out Sunday afternoon, Coxsackie Fire Chief Shawn Burdick said.

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GHENT — Democratic town councilwomen Patti Matheney and Koethi Zan have resigned from the Ghent Town Board in protest, accusing Republican Town Supervisor Craig Simmons of lying to them, defaming them and making unilateral decisions without consulting other council members.

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced today that her office, along with a coalition of five other states and the Federal Trade Commission, secured $9.4 million from Google and iHeartMedia for airing misleading ads about a Google device.

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HUDSON — Jury selection scheduled to get underway in the trial of Valatie businessman Alex Rosenstrach, his wife Columbia County Deputy Sheriff Kelly Rosenstrach and two others came to an abrupt end Monday.

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GHENT — Democratic town councilwomen Patti Matheney and Koethi Zan have resigned from the Ghent Town Board, saying they were cut out of the information loop, removed from most of their committee positions and recently denied invitations as board members to the town’s Memorial Day and Veteran…

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CLAVERACK — A Columbia County man who is awaiting trial on multiple felony charges in Columbia, Greene and Dutchess counties, was arrested Monday on felony drug possession charges.

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LEEDS — A home improvement business in Leeds was evacuated Tuesday night after an odor of propane was detected in the store.

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HUDSON — Hudson Valley Democrats, including those in Greene and Columbia counties, have taken a neutral stance regarding the future leadership of New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs following the loss of three congressional seats to Republicans in the midterm election earlier…

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HUDSON — Jury selection begins Monday in Columbia County Court for the trial of four defendants in the Harold Handy III assault case in 2020. Here are six things you need to know.

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GREENVILLE — Three men and one woman from Albany County are being held in the Greene County Jail on multiple felony charges following their arrest in connection with a reported violent home invasion in Greenville, Capt. Tracey Quinn of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said.

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SCHODACK — The lives of two Columbia County residents were saved by Naloxone following a traffic accident over the weekend in Schodack, but both face charges stemming from the crash, according to police.

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NEW LEBANON — A man and a woman from the Capital Region are facing charges stemming from a domestic altercation in New Lebanon that occurred during the summer, according to state police.

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GHENT — A college student from New York City remained in critical condition Monday at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse following a fiery two-car, head-on collision in Ghent on Friday night, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

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CATSKILL — A family is homeless three days before the Thanksgiving holiday after fire broke out in their Catskill home Sunday night.

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YONKERS — Dr. Ronel Cook, who served as the superintendent of the Catskill Central School District from 2017 to 2022, died Sunday in a one-car accident, Westchester County police confirmed Monday. Cook was 51.

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HUDSON — A gun buyback program that was held in Hudson over the weekend is being termed a success.

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Dr. Ronel Cook, who served as the superintendent of the Catskill Central School District from 2017 to 2022, died in a car accident over the weekend.

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TROY — A Columbia County man was sent to the Rensselaer County Jail, following a police pursuit last week in Troy, Stephanie O’Neil, public information officer for state police Troop G said.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday called for $1.93 billion in fiscal year 2023 for nutritional programs under the Older Americans Act.

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GHENT — Two students from New York City were killed in a fiery two-car, head-on collision in Ghent on Friday night as they traveled home from college for the Thanksgiving break, said Lt. Mark Dunspaugh of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

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SAUGERTIES — An Ulster County man was arrested on multiple charges, following a violent domestic dispute in Saugerties, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said.

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ALBANY — A former Coeymans police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he filed fraudulent claims that four recruits completed supervised training though the recruits were not properly supervised.

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A six-week gas station enforcement detail in the Capital Region and surrounding counties found 276 environmental violations, said Department of Environmental Conservation Region 4 Director Anthony Luisi.

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GHENT — At least one person was killed and two were injured Friday evening in a serious two-car collision in Ghent.