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HUDSON — An overdose spike alert has been issued for Columbia County.

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ALBANY — The state is set to receive a smaller allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine than expected for the second week in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday afternoon, as laws prevent the state from directly purchasing additional doses from a drugmaker to bolster its dwindling vaccine supply.

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NEW LEBANON — Three people have been arrested in connection with a burglary in New Lebanon following an investigation, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K, said Wednesday.

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HILLSDALE — An investigation that lasted nearly a year into a robbery and assault that took place in February 2020 has led to the arrest of four people, Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett said Wednesday.

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CAIRO — Authorities continue to look for the owner of a dog that was found abandoned and in poor health in Greene County, Ron Perez, president and CEO of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, said Wednesday.

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CATSKILL — Business owners up and down Main Street tuned in to the presidential inauguration Wednesday.

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HUDSON — Columbia County residents and political representatives watched the presidential inauguration Wednesday with hope for a more unified country.

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ALBANY — State representatives stressed the need for unity and for Americans to work together after President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, as New York Capitol grounds were stocked with scores of police and the military in preparation for violent political demonstrations that never cam…

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HUDSON — A Rensselaer County man was arrested and faces charges he threatened to shoot up the Columbia County Department of Social Services building in Hudson, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

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HUDSON — The Hudson City School District is offering free Zoom workshops for parents and caregivers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and an increased number of in-person students is expected for the second semester.

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COXSACKIE — A state grant is being sought in the village that would allow business owners on Reed Street to spruce up their storefronts.

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Several school districts in the Twin Counties are learning remotely this week as COVID-19 cases remain high, while others are returning to the classroom.

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(TNS) President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like no other thanks to a once-in-a-century pandemic, security fears triggered by the worst raid on the U.S. Capitol since 1814 and a boycott by the sitting U.S. president.

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CAIRO — Authorities are looking for the owner of a dog found abandoned and in poor health in Greene County, Ron Perez, president and CEO of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society said Tuesday.

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ALBANY — New York will pursue litigation against the federal government if Washington lawmakers do not give the state adequate funding in subsequent coronavirus relief measures, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after officials outlined two broad scenarios for the state budget Tuesday contingent on fed…

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FORT DRUM — Vice President Michael R. Pence chose Fort Drum in Jefferson County for his final public appearance before leaving office Wednesday, his wife, Karen Pence, told a socially distanced crowd assembled at the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield late Sunday afternoon.

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HUDSON — Authorities are looking for the driver who left a trail of damage in Prison Alley early Monday morning, Lt. Anthony Moon of Hudson Police said.

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CATSKILL — Catskill’s 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. march has been postponed indefinitely due to the county’s elevated COVID-19 infection rate.

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AUSTERLITZ — A New York City man was uninjured after his car rolled over Saturday morning on the Taconic State Parkway, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K, said Monday.

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CATSKILL — Greene County is awaiting its next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines after administering all 1,500 doses the county had received.

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HUDSON — The Columbia County Department of Health reported two additional COVID-related deaths over the weekend.

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State and federal officials rallied in largely virtual demonstrations Monday to continue the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for racial equity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the nation’s social injustices, including health care and food security.

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ALBANY — The state is working to buy additional dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine from drugmaker Pfizer to ramp up New York’s supply, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, after the federal government’s exhausted stockpile remains low.

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ALBANY — The state needs more dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine after about 50,000 fewer doses were allocated to New York from the federal government this week, further hindering sluggish allocation to localities and distribution to 7.1 million eligible New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

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CATSKILL — Several local school districts have released information on student testing procedures and consent forms for parents.

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HUDSON — The Columbia County building at 560 Warren St. in Hudson was closed Friday because of a possible COVID-19 exposure.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Development Corporation is once again seeking developers for the 4.56-acre Kaz and CSX parcel after the property has sat vacant for years.

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Three additional COVID deaths over the weekend were reported Thursday by the Greene County Public Health Department.

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ANCRAM — A 1-year-old female German shepherd is back at home and safe after being rescued from an icy pond Friday, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON — Police have identified a Greenport business owner as the shooter in a double murder-suicide in the town of Schodack, state police Troop G Public Information Officer Kerra M. Burns said Friday.

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CAIRO — An Albany County woman was killed Thursday night in a one-car accident in Cairo, Public Information Officer Steven Nevel with State Police Troop F, said Friday.

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More than 25 Democratic lawmakers launched a new parole reform campaign Thursday afternoon urging the passage of legislation this year to promote faster and more efficient release opportunities for incarcerated New Yorkers in the wake of rising COVID-19 infections and deaths inside the state…

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With no big winners on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball continue to rise to near-record levels, Brad Maione, director of communications for the lottery, said Thursday.

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CAIRO — A fire at a vacant house in Cairo on Wednesday night is being called suspicious by authorities, Cairo Fire Chief Ray Feml said Thursday.

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HUDSON — After a fourth public hearing, the debate over the installation of six Verizon antennas on Providence Hall is not over — with at least one more hearing expected next month.

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CAIRO — Greene County Coroner Richard Vigilo passed away Sunday night at Columbia Memorial Health at the age of 83.

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CATSKILL — After a four-month absence for a new business venture, the board of trustees approved Village President Vincent Seeley’s resignation Wednesday night.

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HUDSON — With vaccines going out to counties, officials are pondering how to reach residents who are most at risk for serious cases of COVID-19 — seniors and the homebound.

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PRATTSVILLE — The addition of a fifth paramedic vehicle to the county’s flycar system has significantly reduced response times on the mountaintop, Greene County Paramedics President Mark Evans said.