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Two candidates with political experience will face off Nov. 3 to secure a seat representing the 106th Assembly District, which serves most of Columbia and Dutchess counties.

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HUDSON — Charles Senrick is running as the Libertarian candidate in the 107th Assembly district.

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HUDSON — Brittany Vogel is the Democratic candidate running for New York’s 107th Assembly District.

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HUDSON — Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby is running for re-election in the 107th Assembly District.

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HUDSON — A Ghent woman was charged Wednesday for allegedly creating phony letterhead supposed to be from the Hudson Police Department and attempting to use it to obtain a controlled substance from a Greenport pharmacy, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said. Crystal K. Bell, 27, was charge…

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted federal officials Thursday after reports the nation’s Health and Human Services secretary plans to fire the U.S. Food & Drug Administration chief as President Donald Trump’s administration clashes over the nation’s approval standards to promptly authori…

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HUDSON — More than 20 new COVID-19 cases stemming from local secure centers have surfaced in Columbia County, according to the Columbia County Department of Health.

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HUDSON — One couple’s retirement will be the fulfillment of another’s dream if the city planning board approves the sale of an auto repair shop for development as a brewery.

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KINDERHOOK — Two candidates are vying for one seat on the Kinderhook Town Council.

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WASHINGTON — Two state restaurateurs joined U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday afternoon to advocate for the passage of a bipartisan congressional bill to help independent restaurant owners keep their businesses alive amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has elected new leadership with Bliss Towers funding and better access to affordable housing as goals for the year.

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CHATHAM — Chatham’s village hall was evacuated Wednesday morning after an unidentified white powder was found at the building.

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HUDSON — A resolution recommending a 13% police budget cut and redirection of Hudson Police Department funds was rejected in the Common Council by a single vote Tuesday.

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ALBANY — Officials on the state’s Coronavirus Task Force are investigating the cause of spiking COVID-19 infections in New York counties bordering Pennsylvania, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as health experts weigh alternatives to blanket two-week isolation mandates for out-of-state travelers.

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CHATHAM — An envelope containing white powder mailed to Tracy Memorial Village Hall led to evacuation of the building Wednesday, said Trooper Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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HUDSON — The number of Ghent Assisted Living residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus has doubled since Friday, said Jack Mabb, Columbia County Department of Health director. The facility recorded its first case earlier this month and had a total of 13 positive cases b…

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HUDSON — The Columbia County Board of Supervisors is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put an end to burning firefighting foam.

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ALBANY — New Yorkers should avoid travel to neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as visitors from all but six states must isolate for two weeks when arriving in New York to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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GREENPORT — A Dutchess County man was charged in connection with a stabbing incident Monday afternoon in the Hudson ShopRite parking lot, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Louis Bray said Tuesday.

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TAGHKANIC — An accident involving a car and a pick-up truck injured four people and shut down part of the Taconic Parkway on Sunday, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K.

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NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus task force will use a strategy to focus on microclusters pinpointed to municipal blocks or streets as COVID-19 infections surge through the fall and winter.

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GREENPORT — A man was taken to Albany Medical Center by Greenport Rescue Squad on Monday afternoon after he was stabbed at Hudson Shop Rite, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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LIVINGSTON — Six people were taken to area hospitals Sunday morning following a two-car accident in Livingston, Trooper Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K said Monday.

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HUDSON — A 10-year tax break for a new hotel at 620 Union St. with an expected opening date in 2022 was approved by the Hudson Industrial Development Agency.

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GERMANTOWN — Germantown Telephone Company is seeking a mortgage-tax exemption on a $15 million project that will bring high-speed internet to rural parts of Columbia County.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his call for President Donald Trump to issue guidelines for the distribution and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

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HUDSON — Officials from all levels of government advocated support Monday for a proposed bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate to give small businesses an economic boost after industries took a substantial revenue hit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HUDSON — A double-digit police department budget cut and redirection of 2021 police funds to a contingency spending plan for reform are parts of a resolution proposed Tuesday at the Common Council meeting.

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TROY — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, and 19th congressional candidate Republican Kyle Van De Water squared off in a live debate Thursday to discuss vote-swaying issues ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

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GREENPORT — A dump truck pulling a trailer with paving equipment overturned on Route 9G in the town Thursday morning, Police Chief Kevin Marchetto said.

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STUYVESANT — A recent attempted break-in at a home in Stuyvesant is under investigation, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K said Wednesday.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners elected new leadership Wednesday with Marie Balle as the new chairwoman, Revonda Smith as the vice chairwoman and Rebecca Wolff as the treasurer.

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ALBANY — Dozens of advocates and loved ones cried “Let us in” on the steps of the state Capitol for three hours Wednesday afternoon, demanding state officials permit essential caregivers into New York nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and to release updated virus death counts in adu…

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on President Donald Trump to provide a plan for a national rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

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HUDSON — A resolution was proposed at the Common Council informal meeting Tuesday supporting a reduction in the Hudson Police Department budget and investment in alternative public safety measures.

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HUDSON — Common Council President Thomas DePietro is asking for a $1 salary for 2021 instead of the $12,500 salary proposed in the budget, he said Wednesday.

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Travelers from three more U.S. states must self-quarantine, or isolate, for two weeks when arriving in New York to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, officials said, as no states or territories were removed Tuesday from last week’s list.

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HUDSON — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on Prospect Avenue, state police said.

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NEW YORK — State coronavirus hot spots are “microclusters,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, because New York’s infection rate is meager compared with the rest of the nation as COVID-19 infections rise in dozens of states.

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Local election officials have 10 days to get ready for early voting in the Twin Counties and the race is on as forecasts call for a record turnout.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Police Department proposed budget for 2021 is currently $3,059,224.