A New York City law firm introduced an updated public database Thursday with 13 new alleged perpetrators accused of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany filed under the Child Victims Act this year as the law’s lookback window nears its closing deadline. Read more

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The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has rescinded a medical policy at the center of a lawsuit filed by a former prison doctor who treated New York’s most chronically ill incarcerated patients for more than two decades.

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COPAKE — The number of campers testing positive for COVID-19 at Camp Pontiac in Copake rose to 31, health officials said Friday.

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CHATHAM — A Columbia County man was arrested on felony charges Wednesday afternoon for allegedly stealing a car in Chatham, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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New Yorkers should provide input in upcoming preliminary hearings, lawmakers said, as commissioners begin to draft the state’s new elective district maps after a round of listening sessions continued Thursday.

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HUDSON — Columbia-Greene Community College presented its proposed 2021-22 operating budget to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors’ Education Subcommittee on Wednesday.

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CHATHAM — In recognition of a local veteran’s service during World War II and of the knowledge and experience he gained while in the service, the Chatham Central School District Board of Education posthumously awarded William Henry Silliman with a local high school diploma. The Board took th…

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HUDSON — The Hudson Police Department will retroactively receive 1.5% pay raises for 2021, which were put on hold when officials were unsure of the pandemic’s impact on city finances.

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New campaign finance records show Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has again massively outraised her opposition in the race for the NY-21 House of Representatives seat.

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CHATHAM — Two people became ill and one was brought to the hospital after they were exposed to carbon monoxide on Tuesday afternoon at a Chatham business, Chatham Fire Chief Eric Barnes said.

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Briana Pechacek wants all New York veteran families to be eligible for programs meant to help the loved ones of deceased or disabled service members — just like her father.

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GREENPORT — An Onondaga County man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon following a two-car, head-on collision in Greenport, state police Troop K public information officer Aaron Hicks said Wednesday.

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GREENPORT — Both drivers were injured, one seriously, following a two-car accident in Greenport on Tuesday afternoon, Greenport Fire Department First Assistant Chief Mark Taylor said.

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HUDSON — Nearly two dozen campers at Camp Pontiac in Copake have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Columbia County Department of Health.

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HUDSON — An anonymous donor gave a $310,000 donation to Columbia-Greene Community College for scholarships for Greene County students.

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CHATHAM — Residents from 10 units of a Chatham apartment building were evacuated Monday evening after a tenant began burning papers in their kitchen oven, Chatham Fire Chief Eric Barnes said.

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STUYVESANT FALLS — After having to cancel the 2020 Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters Convention and Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of area firefighters and ladies auxiliary members are ready to march as the annual event returns next week in Stuyvesant Falls.

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HUDSON — The Columbia County Office for the Aging announces the menu for seniors. Participants are encouraged to attend any senior nutrition center. For information, call the local senior center or go to www.columbiacountyny.com/depts/ofa/meals.html.

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HUDSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Would you like to learn tools to help you balance your life and assist in meeting the challenges you may face? The Office for the Aging is looking to offer Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free 6-week, 90 minutes per class, educational program for fam…

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HUDSON — The Columbia County Veterans committee will be honoring Radioman 2nd Class, James Vincent DeCaprio of Hudson, at 9 a.m. July 22 at 401 State St., Hudson, in the Supervisors Chambers. The public is invited.

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HUDSON — Fundraising for the Hillsdale Hamlet Park renovations will aim to improve flooding in the park, which has forced the postponement of several scheduled events.

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ALBANY — A series of bills became law as the weekend began to make casting a ballot in state or local elections easier and more accessible for all New Yorkers.

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LIVINGSTON — Three people were taken to area hospitals after a car and a pickup truck collided in Livingston on Sunday afternoon, state police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman said Monday.

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HUDSON — Former Hudson police commissioner and Chatham village police chief Peter Volkmann was sentenced to community service Monday.

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HUDSON — The Hudson City School District has almost $6 million of federal stimulus funding to budget over the next two to three years and is required to gather community feedback for some of the funding.

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HUDSON — Former Hudson police commissioner and Chatham village police chief Peter Volkmann was sentenced to community service Monday and will not serve any prison time.

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GREENPORT — The New Lebanon woman who was shot by state troopers Thursday after she allegedly pointed a gun at them was arraigned Friday evening.

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Nearly two years have passed since the state’s Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force met to improve lacking cell phone service in rural and sparsely populated communities, but officials cast doubt Thursday the group will reconvene.

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Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin’s campaign for governor received $1.7 million more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the first half of 2021, but top state Democrats on Friday were not discouraged as the three-term governor is posed lead in a state with a strong Democratic majority.

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CLAVERACK — A Dutchess County man has been arrested on charges stemming from a serious accident that happened early Tuesday morning in Claverack, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Memorial Library has a collection of decodable reader books aimed at helping children with dyslexia learn to read.

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CLAVERACK — A Dutchess County man has been arrested on charges stemming from a serious accident that happened early Tuesday morning in Claverack, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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HUDSON — Tamarah Jones, a family advocate at Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, left a legacy of service to the city, her family and friends said.

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CHATHAM — The Columbia County Fair is planning the return of favorites like the demolition derby, racing pigs, firefighters’ parade, monster tractor pull and the rodeo.

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CATSKILL — An Orange County man was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony charges related to shooting incidents in Catskill and Stottville, said Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F.

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NEW LEBANON — A Columbia County woman who was shot by state police on Thursday morning, remains in serious, but stable condition at Albany Medical Center, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K said Friday.

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BROOKLYN — The state will create thousands of jobs for high-risk New York City youth this summer in efforts to combat growing concerns about the exponential rise in urban shooting incidents and violent crimes.

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LIVINGSTON — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature is the last thing officials need to create a state tax credit to help property owners restore thousands of historic barns throughout rural and upstate New York.