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HUDSON — The state Liquor Authority suspended Hudson Brewing Company’s liquor license for violating the statewide ban on gatherings, but on Tuesday the company’s owner called the decision “nonsense” and said his business has tried to comply with state regulations.

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HUDSON — The Capital Region is entering Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening process Wednesday, allowing offices, in-store retail, hair salons and barbershops, car dealerships, commercial building management and real-estate services to reopen their doors.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the looting and rioting in New York City overnight Monday into Tuesday was “inexcusable” during a pandemic briefing Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol in Albany.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the New York Police Department to “do a better job” controlling looting and civil unrest in New York City following last week’s death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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File photoIn this Nov. 23, 2018 file photo, Dante, the Artemesia mascot, seen in reflection at lower left, shows off a sweater designed by Artemesia owner Wendy Akroyd. Columbia Comeback on Tuesday reviewed the guidelines for reopening retail stores in Phase 2 Wednesday.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigated an accident in Stockport.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media A one-car accident closed County Route 25 in Stockport.

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KINDERHOOK — A Kinderhook man was taken to the Columbia County Jail following an incident at a Kinderhook traffic stop by state police, public information officer Aaron Hicks said Monday.

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STOCKPORT — Fire damaged a barn in Stockport on Monday afternoon, Stockport Fire Chief Jeff Seymour said.

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NEW YORK — New York City was placed under curfew from 11 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday and police presence will be doubled following this weekend’s rioting.

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n Matthew J. Cornacchia, 31, of Hudson, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. May 22 in Catskill and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

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HUDSON — State officials suspended the liquor license of a city brewing company and charged its owners with reopening illegally and allowing dozens of customers to gather in defiance of state mandates to reduce the spread of COVID-19, officials said Friday.

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Unemployment rates for the Twin Counties have changed drastically during the pandemic, according to data released from the state Department of Labor on Wednesday.

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HUDSON — As the nation continues to reel from protests that have turned into violent skirmishes and riots, Hudson had a peaceful night Sunday following a demonstration attended by 300 people, organized by Mayor Kamal Johnson.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Firefighters at the scene of a barn fire in Stockport.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Fire damages a barn in Stockport on Monday.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo speaks about the state’s response following days of Black Livew Matter protests and violent incidents at a pandemic briefing in Manhattan on Monday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his daily COVID-19 briefing at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Brooklyn on Thursday, and announced Chris Rock and Rosie Perez will be in a PSA to help inform the importance of wearing a mask.

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Liana Lekocevic/Columbia-Greene MediaHundreds turned out to a demonstration at Promenade Hill Park on Sunday to call for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

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Liana Lekocevic/Columbia-Greene MediaProtesters display handmade signs calling for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota on Monday.

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Unemployment claims for the week ending May 23 rose 1,388% statewide and 1,099% in the Capital Region. Columbia County saw an increase of 3,450% and Greene County 788%.

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HUDSON — Hundreds turned out to Promenade Hill Park on Sunday afternoon to rally for justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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HUDSON - A city brewing company was charged and had its liquor license suspended after reopening illegally and allowing dozens of customers to gather in defiance of state mandates to reduce the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, officials said Friday.

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Melanie Lekocevic/Columbia-Greene Media Protesters spilled out into the street at Promenade Hill Park on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd, of Minneapolis, as rallies were held nationwide over the weekend.

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Contributed Photo Fire destroyed a home in Niverville Saturday night.

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Contributed Photo !8 fire companies were on the scene of a Niverville house fire.

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NEW YORK — A Catskill woman was charged with attempted murder Friday for throwing a Molotov cocktail at an occupied police van during a protest in New York City over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, New York Police Department spokesman Det. Brian Magoolaghan said Saturday.

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NEW ROCHELLE — After mass confusion among regional executives, half the state entered the second phase of reopening nonessential businesses Friday and New York City is expected to start reopening in early June as downstate COVID-19 numbers continue to drop, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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Law enforcement officials are trying to reassure communities in the Twin Counties following the death of an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis and the protests that have followed.

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HUDSON — As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the city, members of the Hudson Business Coalition knew what they had to do: support small businesses.

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STOCKPORT — Area law enforcement is looking for a white tractor-trailer that police believe brought down three utility poles and ripped wires from four homes Friday morning in Stockport, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Capt. John DeRocha said.

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HUDSON — More than 90% of respondents said wearing masks or other face coverings in public is necessary to protect their health and the health of others, according to a city business survey.

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The Greene County Youth Fair, a summer staple in the area for more than 60 years, is among the latest events canceled due to coronavirus fears.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeHalf of New York entered phase II of reopening Friday afternoon and New York City is expected to begin reopening June 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during a COVID-19 briefing Friday at Iona College in New Rochelle.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s officeGov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio share a laugh as the officials discussed the city’s anticipated June 8 reopening date at a pandemic briefing Friday afternoon.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office/File photoGov. Andrew Cuomo reveals a wall of several hundred masks Americans from across the nation have mailed to help New York. Nearly 95% of respondents to a consumer survey in Hudson said wearing face masks in public is the most important way to wa…

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Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNSPolice officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The National Guard has been activated as protests continue after the death of George Floyd, which has caused widespread destruction and fires across Minneapolis …

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File photo Tyler Landry, 6, of Greenville, with his Alpine goat Fancy, at the 2019 Greene County Youth Fair in Cairo. The 2020 Youth Fair was canceled Friday amid fears of the coronavirus and concerns for safety,

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Police carrying batons hold a line on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The National Guard has been activated as protests continue after the death of George Floyd which has caused widespread destruction and fires across Minneapolis and St. Paul. (Scott Ols…