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HUDSON — Columbia County Republican Elections Commissioner Kelly Miller-Simmons announced Wednesday she filed a complaint with state and federal authorities against the Columbia County Democratic Committee.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Breathe Act will move forward, but not in its current form, Mayor Kamal Johnson said Tuesday following a tense Police Committee meeting Monday.

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NEW YORK — The state must attack developing downstate coronavirus clusters with focused, targeted rapid COVID-19 testing in neighborhoods with increasing COVID-19 infections to prevent a resurgence in New York and prevent community spread, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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GREENPORT — Columbia-Greene Community College will award its first round of scholarships from the Greene County Cares Fund next week.

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CATSKILL — Three local men were charged Monday with possession of stolen property following a series of vehicle larcenies late last weekend, Catskill police said Tuesday.

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NEW YORK — No state budgetary decision can prevent an economic downturn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before asserting the federal government is responsible for New York’s estimated two-year $50 billion deficit due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HUDSON — Shane C. Bower, a former police officer, was appointed the new city police commissioner by Mayor Kamal Johnson on Tuesday, succeeding Peter Volkmann, who resigned Sept. 19.

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Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona when viewed through an electron microscope.

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GREENPORT — A car was destroyed by fire Saturday morning in Greenport, Fire Chief John Onufrychuk Jr. said Monday.

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CATSKILL — An Elizaville man was taken by Town of Catskill Ambulance to Columbia Memorial Health on Saturday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident in Catskill, Catskill police Lt. Ronald Frascello said Monday.

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CATSKILL — A Catskill man is in critical condition Monday at Albany Medical Center after an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday in Catskill, Capt. Tracey Quinn of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

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HUDSON — Three Connecticut residents were examined by paramedics following a two-car accident in Hudson on Sunday, Hudson Police Chief Edward Moore said Monday.

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HUDSON — Three local municipalities have been found by the state to be susceptible to fiscal stress, according to the latest monitoring report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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KINDERHOOK — A rally was held Saturday in support of Harold Handy, who was allegedly assaulted at the home of a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy in July, leaving him injured and hospitalized.

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ALBANY — Hundreds of rapid-testing machines sent downstate Monday will combat rising coronavirus clusters in certain New York City neighborhoods and counties surrounding the metro area to prevent subsequent shutdowns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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KINDERHOOK — A rally was held Saturday in support of Harold Handy, the victim of an alleged assault at a sheriff’s deputy’s home in July that left him injured and hospitalized.

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More than seven months after it was scheduled to go into effect, New York’s plastic bag ban will start to be enforced next month, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said Friday.

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HUDSON — Mohammed Ali, of Hudson, was indicted Friday on first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, less than two months after he was charged with a number of sexual-assault offenses.

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CATSKILL — After the trusses of a structure at the village’s new Stewart’s Shop collapsed last week, another gas station on Route 9W received the go-ahead from the zoning board.

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NEW YORK — The state upgraded its online coronavirus school tracker Thursday to include a second set of district testing data from COVID-19 diagnostic labs so parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor more accurate results.

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School districts in Columbia County are taking long, slow strides to bring back a measure of stability to classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The six school districts in Greene County are adapting well to COVID-19 guidelines, school officials said Friday.

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COXSACKIE — A Coxsackie man has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography, State Police Troop F Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Thursday.

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HUDSON — A police reform resolution was offered to the Legal Committee on Wednesday by the Hudson-Catskill Housing Coalition, a new group called Citizens of Hudson and 2nd Ward Alderwoman Tiffany Garriga.

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CATSKILL — The composition of the Catskill town planning board changed abruptly when three members of the planning board stepped down.

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NEW YORK — An independent state task force of scientists and health experts will review the safety of any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine before doses are administered to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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CATSKILL — A reported gas odor at Catskill Commons on Tuesday afternoon turned out to be coming from an unknown source, said John Maserjian, media relations director for Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

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HUDSON — The Columbia County Board of Supervisors is creating a panel to look at police reform in the county and is expected to hire a liaison to lead the effort.

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ALBANY — The state must continue to reduce the number of incarcerated New Yorkers, panelists said during a legislative hearing, as officials remain concerned about a potential second wave of COVID-19 in state prisons and the start of flu season.

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HUDSON — Columbia Memorial Health has extended the contract with its union employees until Nov. 30 as negotiations continue, union spokeswoman Mindy Berman said Wednesday.

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VALATIE — The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell in Valatie is one of 23 nursing homes that will be fined by the state Department of Health for COVID-19 violations.

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GREENPORT — A New York City man was taken to Albany Medical Center on Monday night after a motorcycle accident in Greenport, Greenport Fire Chief John Onufrychuk Jr. said.

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ATHENS — Four people were injured Monday morning in a two-car accident in Athens, state police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Tuesday.