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KINDERHOOK — Columbia Friends of the Electric Trail has been awarded a $8,600 grant to install park benches along the Columbia County section of the Albany Hudson Electric Trail.

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HUDSON — When the Common Council began a vote May 14 designating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Hudson, 4th Ward Councilmember Malachi Walker prefaced his affirmative vote with a statement concerning previous Pride parades.

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CATSKILL — The Greene County Veterans Service Agency hosted its annual Honor a Vet Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, bestowing recognition this year on the late Staff Sgt. Rudolph Phillips of East Durham.

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LIVINGSTON — A Columbia County man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Friday after he fell from a ladder at his home, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K said on Monday.

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CAIRO — When crowds flock to Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo for the Memorial Day Parade on May 30, attendees will be greeted by a park that has been paved for the first time in two decades.

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ALBANY — New York state passed the Adult Survivor’s Act on Tuesday, but one local sexual abuse survivor criticized the law for failing to create a victims compensation fund and not going far enough to help survivors.

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GREENVILLE — The Yondr Company launched in 2014 with a concept of providing phone-free environments at concerts and comedy shows and now Greenville is set to host the group’s first weekend-long festival.

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CATSKILL — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Catskill has paced Greene County with 3,552 confirmed virus cases since March 2020.

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HUDSON — The driver of a bicycle was ticketed Saturday afternoon after the bike collided with a stopped car in Hudson, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Monday.

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GREENPORT — A woman from Connecticut was taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Saturday afternoon following a two-car accident in Greenport, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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An extensive $11.5 million paving project will affect motorists across three Columbia County towns that travel the Taconic State Parkway, said Heather Pillsworth, public information officer for New York State Department of Transportation, Zone 8.

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HUDSON — The Common Council voted to award the job of refurbishing the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Green Street for pedestrian safety to A. Colarusso & Son, Inc. at its formal meeting Tuesday.

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ATHENS — The Coxsackie-Athens Board of Education on Tuesday commended the unified Bocce team for a fine season. One of the Bocce team’s stars, Isaac Hobday, went on to win four gold medals in the Special Olympics in a Track and Field meet held at St. Francis University.

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NEW BALTIMORE — Activist and attorney Gary Greenberg has filed a second lawsuit seeking to invalidate state Assembly maps drawn by the State Legislature.

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COXSACKIE — A truck was destroyed by fire Friday morning on the New York State Thruway in Coxsackie.

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COXSACKIE — Sexual abuse accusations were made against Father Gregory Weider dating to his time with St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

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PHILMONT — Two Columbia County women are facing charges from an incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Philmont, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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WINDHAM — Classes returned to normal on Friday at Windham-Ashland-Jewett- following an- incident on Thursday that caused the school to go into lockdown.

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CATSKILL — Children ages 5 to 11 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination, but Greene County is waiting for more information before deciding on a course of action.

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CATSKILL — Greene County is taking action to attract candidates to take Emergency Medical Technician training to serve as first responders.

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HUDSON — The Zoning Board of Appeals approved plans to convert the former Terry-Gillette Mansion at 601 Union St. into a 30-room boutique hotel, cafe and lounge.

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HUDSON — Columbia County has the second-highest number of confirmed Lyme disease cases in New York, a ranking that county health officials worry may get worse as warmer weather approaches.

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CATSKILL — The Greene County Legislature is backing a bill introduced by Assemblyman Chris Tague that aims to get whole milk produced by New York farmers back into schools.

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CATSKILL — A man from New Hampshire was arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop Sunday morning in Catskill, said Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F.

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GHENT — A pickup truck was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon in Ghent.

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HAINES FALLS — An injured hiker from the Capital Region was assisted by state Forest Rangers in Haines Falls, said Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jeff Wernick on Wednesday.

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ALBANY — A trio of gubernatorial candidates called for greater transparency in state government in an online forum on Wednesday morning.

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KINGSTON — The Ulster County man accused of holding three children hostage in a town of Ulster hotel in March has pleaded guilty in the case, Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg said Wednesday.

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KINGSTON — The Ulster County man accused of holding three children hostage in a town of Ulster hotel in March has pleaded guilty in the case, Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg said Wednesday.

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ANCRAMDALE — Ronald Osofsky, a dairy farmer who came to the rescue of a competitor by replacing cows and cattle lost in devastating fire, died May 13 at the age of 81.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation to help combat the baby formula shortage.

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Below are the unofficial results of the May 17 school budget votes and board of education elections. Results will be posted as they become available.

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HUDSON — Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Department of Health announced last week the state was continuing to support the distribution of baby formula, diapers, and infant supplies amid a national shortage. Yet, their efforts are not being felt by some mothers in Hudson.