HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council has approved the hiring of an independent consultant for Indigenous peoples programming services, but the board removed a scope of work for the consultant that would have included research into renaming the Henry Hudson Waterfront Park during its meeting on… Read more

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HUDSON — Mayor Kamal Johnson and Department of Public Works Superintendent Rob Perry took exception Tuesday to what they said was a communication breakdown with the Common Council during a debate on a state grant for water main replacement in the city.

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HUDSON — Police are looking for a suspect accused of stabbing a teenager in Hudson on Tuesday, Hudson police chief L. Edward Moore said Wednesday.

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MELLENVILLE — A Columbia County woman was charged with multiple felonies after a one-car accident Saturday in Mellenville, according to state police.

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A large portion of New York state including Greene and Columbia counties are being asked to conserve water when possible, as most of the state is placed under a drought watch, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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CANAAN — A woman from the Pacific Northwest has been identified as the swimmer who was severely injured Saturday when she was struck by a boat in Queechy Lake in Canaan, state police said Tuesday.

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CANAAN — A female swimmer continues to be treated at Albany Medical Center after she was hit by a boat on Saturday in Canaan.

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HUDSON — COVID-19 cases in Columbia County remain steady at the same time that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on how the public should handle exposure to the coronavirus.

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KINDERHOOK — One person was killed and another was injured after a golf cart they were riding in collided with a car in Kinderhook on Saturday night.

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TAGHKANIC — A man drowned at Lake Taghkanic on Saturday afternoon, after his boat overturned.

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COXSACKIE — Thousands of fish were killed by an aluminum salt spill into Potic Creek in Coxsackie on Sunday, said Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jomo Miller on Thursday.

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HUDSON — A family lost their home when a fire broke out at their Hudson apartment Friday morning.

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It’s no secret that prices for just about everything are up across the board, between gas and food, and people are feeling the increase at the pump and in the stores.

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CHATHAM — Roadwork on the Taconic State Parkway will close a section of the roadway in Chatham for three days next week, said Heather Pillsworth, public information officer for New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley Region.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Planning Board’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the board from the A. Colarusso and Son construction company regarding its planned haul road was dismissed in Columbia County Supreme Court on Aug. 9.

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HUDSON — A Columbia County man was sentenced to serve 20 years prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 on multiple occasions, Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka said.

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A plan to protect land and wildlife surrounding the Taghkanic Creek has been completed, said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday.

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NASSAU — A wanted fugitive from Albany County was taken into custody at a location in Rensselaer County, Kerra Burns, public information officer for state police Troop G said.

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HUDSON — City Attorney Cheryl Roberts has been appointed by Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson to serve as a Hudson City Court judge.

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HUDSON — Three weeks after tabling a proposed agreement with the Hudson Business Coalition to organize the city’s Hudson City Streets Seasonal Use program, the Hudson Common Council approved the deal during a special meeting Aug. 8.

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CLAVERACK — Roadwork later this month is expected to close a Columbia County highway for about five weeks.

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After sweltering through an eight-day heat wave, there is relief on the way for residents of Columbia and Greene counties, local meteorologist Allan Porreca said Thursday.

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HUDSON — Helen Tomlin, who was just under four months old when World War I ended, celebrated her 104th birthday recently surrounded by family and friends at FASNY’s Firemen’s Home where she resides.

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CANAAN — A pick-up truck and a car collided Sunday on the approach to the Interstate-90 ramp of the New York State Thruway in Canaan, bringing fire departments and first responders to the scene.

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GHENT — Six Columbia County fire companies responded to a lumber company in Ghent on Thursday evening after a fire was reported in a kiln at the facility.

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NEW LEBANON — A Columbia County man was ticketed following a two-car accident on Thursday morning in New Lebanon. The crash caused diesel fuel and hydraulic fluids to leak from a piece of equipment carried on one of the vehicles.

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STOCKPORT — Residents of the town of Stockport should boil their water until further notice following a large water main break on Wednesday, according to Stockport officials.

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COPAKE — The Sensible Solar for Rural New York organization is calling on the state to require Hecate Energy to incorporate a host of recommendations from the Copake Solar Working Group into the company’s application for the proposed Shepherd’s Run Solar.

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CLAVERACK — A one-car accident in Claverack on Tuesday morning closed a highway for several hours and ended with charges against a Columbia County woman.

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HUDSON — Columbia County has acquired its first batch of monkeypox vaccine, with the county receiving 40 doses from the New York State Department of Health, officials said Monday.

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PHILMONT — Three fire investigation agencies are looking into the cause of a fire at a vacant home in Philmont on Monday night, Lt. Mark Dunspaugh of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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CLAVERACK — A year-long odyssey of suffering and recovery for an abused dog from Cairo has ended.

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PHILMONT — Thousands of firefighters and spectators flocked to Philmont on Saturday for the 97th annual Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters Parade.

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ATHENS — Three Peckham Industries employees and an off-duty Columbia County 911 dispatcher received commendations Monday for their heroic actions that saved the life of a contractor working at Peckham in June.

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COPAKE — A Dutchess County man was killed on Sunday morning after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a car in Copake, Marissa Debiase, spokeswoman for state police said Monday.

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Editor’s Note: The following is the second part of a two-part series looking at the county vehicle usage practices by 19th District congressional candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Read the first part here.

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ALBANY — A convicted felon from Greene County has been indicted for illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Carla B. Freedman said Friday.

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HUDSON — A former Hudson mayoral candidate was sentenced to prison on Thursday for violating his terms of probation from a conviction on a previous charge, Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka said Friday.

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Editor’s Note: The following is the first part of a two-part series looking at the county vehicle usage practices by 19th District congressional candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. The second part of this series will run Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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ALBANY — A pair of bills from state Sen. Michelle Hinchey designed to assist the state’s craft breweries and distilleries have been signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Lottery fever is sweeping through Greene and Columbia counties, as the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to more that $1.5 billion.

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A turnout of nearly 100 people attended a public hearing July 18 on an eminent domain proposal to move Athens Town Hall out of the Athens Community Center and construct a new building. The community center, owned by the village, houses both the town and village municipal offices.

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Unemployment rates in Columbia and Greene counties were slightly higher in June from what they were in May and dramatically lower than the rates in June 2021, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — A Greene County man was sentenced to prison Tuesday following his conviction for a break-in that took place in the village of Coxsackie, Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione said.