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HUDSON — Mayor Kamal Johnson on Thursday signed a local law regulating the use of short-term lodging in Hudson following a public hearing without comment.

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CANAAN — A high-speed pursuit that began in Schodack ended in Columbia County on Wednesday afternoon after spike strips were deployed, said Kerra M. Burns, public information officer for State Police Troop G on Thursday.

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Commissioners tasked with redrawing New York’s election district lines expressed frustration Thursday as the group remains in financial limbo, and made a plan to send a letter to state executives to receive the legislated funding to start their work.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the state’s first vials of a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday after throwing support to top federal Democrats for taking a step toward passing a supplemental coronavirus relief package before the holiday recess.

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HUDSON — Columbia County has more than 1,000 positive COVID cases, health officials said Thursday.

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HUDSON — Mayor Kamal Johnson signed the proposed local law to regulate the use of short-term lodging in Hudson following a public hearing without comment Thursday.

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HUDSON — Winter Walk fireworks are postponed following Columbia County Department of Health Director Jack Mabb’s concerns about the plan, but the rest of the annual festivities will go on.

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VALATIE — A man was taken to Albany Medical Center on Tuesday morning following a one-car accident in Valatie, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K.

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NIVERVILLE — A physical domestic incident on Saturday in Niverville ended with the arrest of a Kinderhook man, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K, said Wednesday.

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STUYVESANT — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team rescued two Columbia County hikers who became stranded on an island in Stuyvesant on Tuesday afternoon, Lt. John Rivero said Wednesday.

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ALBANY — Leadership in both state Assembly conferences will remain unchanged after lawmakers unanimously nominated two men to remain in their positions for a two-year legislative term.

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LIVINGSTON — Employees of Livingston Hills Nursing Home held a candlelight vigil Tuesday to bring awareness to the importance of retaining their health care benefits.

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U.S. Democratic leaders Wednesday came out in support of a bipartisan $908 billion COVID-19 relief package as federal powers prepare to transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration next month, but the scaled-back proposal troubles U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who said it inadequ…

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ALBANY — Nursing home residents and staff will be the first to receive New York’s initial shipment of 170,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive within two weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as officials develop plans to increase New Yorkers’ confidence to receive the immun…

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KINDERHOOK — A Bronx man wanted by authorities in Pennsylvania is in the Columbia County Jail following a traffic stop on Route 9H in Kinderhook, state police Troop K Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks said Tuesday.

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GREENPORT — A two-car accident late Monday afternoon in Greenport ended with a woman taken to Columbia Memorial Health, Greenport Fire Chief John Onufrychuk Jr. said Tuesday.

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New York Attorney General Letitia James is confident the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude millions of immigrants from the 2020 census count following Monday’s oral arguments.

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Congress must invest in a bipartisan $6 billion for support of food security programs to help struggling families amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said, as she weighs supporting a new bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package proposed Tuesday.

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LIVINGSTON — Livingston Hills Nursing Home employees held a candlelight vigil to discuss the importance of retaining their healthcare benefits.

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ALBANY — States lack the proper funding and planning to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to all Americans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, before sending a letter to federal leaders demanding they bolster preparations to properly immunize minority and low-income communities.

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KINDERHOOK — One person was taken to Albany Medical Center, following a three-car accident in Kinderhook on Saturday, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

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KINDERHOOK — Authorities in Columbia County are investigating a possible hate crime in Kinderhook, according to a statement from state police.

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HUDSON — The number of positive COVID cases in the Twin Counties is showing continuous growth in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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CLAVERACK — A Claverack man has died after suffering serious injuries on Friday when a vehicle he was working on fell on top of him, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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CLAVERACK — A Claverack man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Friday after a vehicle that he was working on fell on top of him, Mellenville Fire Chief Michael Layman said.

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ALBANY — A new bill proposed in the state Legislature would create a one-week sales tax exemption for restaurants.

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NEW YORK — New York could face a second shutdown as hospitals prepare to limit elective surgeries if COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spike through the winter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Planning Board approved the indoor phase of a conditional use permit for WYLDE Hudson, a community and office space in the works at 255-259 Union St. A decision on a permit for the outdoor use phase is pending.

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HUDSON — More than $40,000 in community donations has been contributed to support COVID testing in Columbia County.

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LIVINGSTON — After more than a year, negotiations for a new contract with employees of Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are nearing an impasse, a union spokeswoman said Friday.

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Potential U.S. Census Bureau delays may hinder New York’s redistricting process as the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission embarks on a multi-year process to redraw all state Senate and Assembly and U.S. congressional lines free of political influence.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., increased political pressure on congressional leaders Tuesday to include legislation in the next federal COVID-19 package to train a national health force to ensure an approved coronavirus vaccine will be equitably available for all Americans.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the state is preparing for how it will alter its COVID-19 plan during the coming winter months.

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SAUGERTIES — A bicyclist from New York City died last Friday from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Greene County man, according to Saugerties police.

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ROCHESTER — State officials are focused on developing a winter plan to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to prevent overwhelming statewide hospital systems and the death of thousands of Americans as virus hospitalizations have nearly tripled in parts of the Finger Lakes Region over th…

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CLAVERACK — State police Tuesday charged a Columbia County woman involved in a one-car accident last Thursday, Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks said.

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HUDSON — A Greenport woman was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony, for allegedly using a Hudson man’s credit card for thousands of dollars in purchases, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Tuesday.

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Officials in New York’s Coronavirus Task Force are preparing for at least a 20% increase in COVID-19 infections, daily hospitalizations and deaths by New Year’s, depending on how diligently New Yorkers comply with state virus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.