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CATSKILL — Filming for scenes of a documentary with the working title “Trumpland” is scheduled to take place sometime in the next two weeks in the village.

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COXSACKIE — A corrections officer at Coxsackie Correctional Facility is being treated at Albany Medical Center for a fractured skull and a broken sternum after he was attacked by an inmate Monday, according to James Miller, communication specialist for New York State Correctional Officers an…

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HUDSON — The Shared Summer Streets program will continue to limit vehicular travel and encourage pedestrian traffic on Warren Street throughout the summer.

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HUDSON — The union representing the city’s police force is pushing back against Mayor Kamal Johnson’s efforts to cut the police budget in the wake of the death of George Floyd, which the police department has condemned.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media A tree fell on a house on Hilltop Road in Germantown Thursday.

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Contributed photo- Catskill Firefighters responded to a tree that fell on a buling on Bushnell Avenue Thursday.

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Contributed Photo- Greenport Firefighters were on the scene after a tree came down on Delaware Avenue, affecting power lines

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HUDSON — Talks are continuing to determine how the city’s police budget will be reduced in light of Mayor Kamal Johnson’s order on police reform. Johnson must decide how to carry out his planned 10% cut of the police budget, said Common Council Police Committee Chairman and 2nd Ward Alderman…

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CHATHAM — Nearly 50 Chatham residents have completed the town’s broadband coverage survey and officials are hoping to get at least 50 more responses.

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NEW YORK — New York will create its own coronavirus order enforcement department as Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed concern Wednesday the virus could resurge in the state as residents and local governments grow complacent in enforcing mask and social-distancing measures and the pandemic spreads …

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CATSKILL — Testing for COVID-19 on a weekly basis will begin outside the Greene County Office Building, the county Public Health Department said Tuesday.

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COPAKE — A stray timber rattlesnake that found its way to a Copake home was returned to the wilderness by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers, DEC spokesman Kevin Frasier said.

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Matt Fortunato/Columbia-Greene Media The city of Hudson is having talks over possibly reducing the Hudson Police Department budget. Pictured is Chief L. Edward Moore.

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Officials doubled the number of states where travelers to New York are required to quarantine from for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

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CHATHAM — The push for rural broadband has taken on greater urgency in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with schools finishing the year in distance learning mode and many workplaces choosing to keep operations online for the foreseeable future.

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Parents and educators must prepare a hybrid of programs to resume some in-person instruction for students this summer and next fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce youth isolation, medical officials said.

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HUDSON — The coronavirus pandemic has led to countless closures and cancellations, and now the annual Best of Columbia County ceremony has been added to the growing list.

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HUDSON — The discovery of asbestos in an old water drainage system on Harry Howard Avenue, has halted work temporarily on the Empire State Trail project, according to Hudson Department of Public Works Supervisor Rob Perry.

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CATSKILL — Village trustees decided Tuesday to permit a Black Lives Matter banner on Main Street instead of the mural that was originally proposed.

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CATSKILL — Greene County Highway Superintendent Robert Van Valkenburg finished his last day Monday after nearly 20 years with the department.

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In an emphatic illustration that the pandemic is far from over, the state Department of Health is investigating COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony.

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CHATHAM — For the first time in its 180-year history, the Columbia County Fair will not take place this Labor Day weekend, Columbia County Fair Board President Nelson R. Alford Jr. said Wednesday.

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HUDSON — As police tactics and funding come under nationwide scrutiny, the city’s police leadership defended the department and discussed the mayor’s 10% budget cut.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and the federal government must stop the denial and tell the truth about the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before calling on the president to mandate Americans wear masks in public as the virus spreads like wildfire across the United States.

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WINDHAM — Plans to expand a popular community trail in the name of increasing access to nature and connecting the public to the outdoors received a positive response from the Batavia Kill Watershed District board.

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RHINEBECK — A Stockport man has been charged with rape, according to State Police Troop-K public information officer Aaron Hicks.

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HUDSON — Columbia County is eyeing a possible start to phase 4 of the regional economic reopening Wednesday.

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The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

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Nora Mishanec/Columbia-Greene MediaHudson Mayor Kamal Johnson announces the police reforms included in a new executive order at city hall on Monday.

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File photo In this file photo, Hudson police are on State Street in the city following a shooting. The Hudson Common Council and the union representing the Hudson Police Department are in talks to settle a dispute over police retirement benefits.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on President Donald Trump to “tell the truth” about the coronavirus COVID-19 and virus spread in the U.S. during a pandemic briefing in his Manhattan office Monday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo gestures to a tall Styrofoam figure the governor unveiled during a pandemic briefing Monday to represent New York’s trajectory of COVID-19 and how it took 42 days for New Yorkers to climb up, and 69 to come back down “the mountain.”

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office/File photoGov. Andrew Cuomo pleads during a pandemic briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for federal lawmakers to pass COVID-19 legislation to assist state and local governments during the pandemic. The state Department of Health is…

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President Donald Trump claims the intelligence on Russian bounties on American soldiers was deemed "not credible." (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

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It was perfect weather Friday night for graduating seniors across Columbia County as five schools held their commencement ceremonies outdoors.

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Graduation ceremonies across the Twin Counties are taking a variety of forms in the wake of COVID-19.

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CHAPPAQUA — The state Department of Health is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure after a student infected with the virus who recently traveled to Florida attended a Westchester County graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order Saturday limiting virus pa…

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Taconic Hills 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Chatham Central 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Taconic Hills 2020 Graduation.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Taconic Hills 2020 Graduation.