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GHENT — The Ghent Planning Board will vote next month on a proposed family-run wedding venue at Locust Hill Farm.

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HUDSON — A Greene County man plans to go to trial on nine harassment charges against him in connection with Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson.

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HUDSON — The Common Council is considering a resolution that takes a stand against a market-rate apartment tax break and potential conflicts of interest in the Galvan Foundation.

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HUDSON — A pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has New York state and local municipalities turning to Pfizer and Moderna, and health officials concerned.

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CHATHAM — Quick work stopped a fire before it could cause any serious damage to a home in the town of Chatham, Niverville Fire Chief Chris Dedrick said on Monday.

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ALBANY — State University of New York campuses and private colleges will receive an allocation of COVID-19 vaccines as the state prioritizes vaccinating young people ages 18 to 24 in an effort to end the coronavirus pandemic.

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CLAVERACK — Two Philmont residents proposed building a skate park in Claverack, but the town board may not be willing to take on the financial burden.

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HUDSON — The Hudson City School District’s Information Technology department has a $300,000 increase in the proposed 2021-22 district budget in the wake of security issues.

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ALBANY — Now that it’s approved, activists are pushing the state to quickly open a program for up to 1.2 million New Yorkers behind on housing payments due to the pandemic to apply for $2.4 billion in federal rent relief in the Legislature’s 2021-22 budget and meet congressional spending deadlines.

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HUDSON — City Youth Department employees are looking to unionize with the Communications Workers of America after being at odds with the Civil Service Employees Association, which they previously attempted to join.

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New York broadband providers are slow to react and to the details of a new state program requiring mid-sized and large companies to provide internet service for low-income families for $15 per month.

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HUDSON — Columbia and Greene counties have seen a reduction in child abuse reports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but this does not mean there has been a reduction in abuse.

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HUDSON — Industrial Development Agency and Galvan Foundation officials became testy over requests for tax breaks for two proposed apartment buildings in the city.

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GALLATIN — A Troy man was injured Wednesday afternoon following a one-car accident on the Taconic State Parkway in Gallatin, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K, said Thursday.

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KINDERHOOK — Patsy Leader, the first woman to be elected Kinderhook town supervisor, announced Thursday she will not seek a new term in November.

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KINDERHOOK — A traffic accident on Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to more than 2,100 homes in Columbia County, Domenick Graziana, a spokesman for National Grid said.

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ALBANY — Senators and members of the Assembly on Tuesday persisted with hours of debate about taxing the rich, requiring nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on patient care and other budget policies with the intent of passing the 2021-22 state spending plan nearly a week late.

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HUDSON — The Common Council approved a $650,000 donation to Promenade Hill Park, clearing the way for A. Colarusso and Son., Inc., of Hudson, to begin construction.

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Tentative Claverack and Germantown assessments have been completed for all properties and assessors are processing property owners’ challenges.

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ALBANY — Jairo Reyes did not eat for three days. Weak, tired and famished, he remembered his community when he found it difficult to focus.

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COPAKE — The Swiss Hutte Inn and Restaurant closed after a run spanning several decades and will reopen in the fall under new ownership.

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ALBANY — Senators and members of the Assembly on Tuesday persisted with hours of debate about taxing the rich, requiring nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on patient care and other budget policies with the intent of passing the 2021-22 state spending plan six days late.

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ALBANY — Senators and assemblymembers persisted with hours of debate about taxing the rich, requiring nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on patient care and other budget policies Tuesday with the intent of passing the 2021-22 state spending plan six days late.

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PHILMONT — Fourteen people are homeless after flames tore through three buildings in the village Tuesday morning, Philmont Fire Chief Mark Beaumont said.

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HUDSON — The Shared Streets program, renamed Warren Street Seasonal Usage, will require businesses to follow safety and design guidelines, otherwise risking their ability to participate.

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Municipalities in Columbia County are projected to receive more than $6.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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GREENPORT — A Hudson man was arrested on felony drug charges after he was allegedly found to be in possession of 98 blue-colored pills that appeared to be consistent with Oxycodone 30 milligram pills, but were counterfeit and contained Fentanyl, Lt. John Rivero of the Columbia County Sheriff…

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ALBANY — The release of New York’s $2.3 billion in federal relief for tenants and small landlords struggling to pay rent or property taxes through the coronavirus pandemic relies on state leaders negotiating the late budget through the weekend.

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CAIRO — The administration at Columbia-Greene Community College is hopeful that its new satellite program will begin this fall at Cairo Public Library.

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COPAKE — The Swiss Hutte Inn and Restaurant closed after a run spanning several decades and will reopen in the fall under new ownership.

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HUDSON — Common Council President Thomas DePietro is considering putting 429 Warren St., which houses the city’s code enforcement office and has unused space on its second and third floors, on the market.

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ALBANY — All New Yorkers age 16 and older can schedule an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting Tuesday morning after months of delay in ramping up supply.

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ALBANY — Chelsea, a 9-year-old girl, choked back tears in the Empire State Plaza on Monday while speaking about her family’s need for funding for food and rent as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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HUDSON — State police have been working with the Columbia County Department of Health to vaccinate homebound residents in the county.

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ALBANY — About 50 activists gathered on Central Avenue in Albany on Friday to protest comments made by Albany County Legislator George Langdon last weekend.

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ALBANY — Thousands of state employees could get their next paycheck late while Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continue to debate tax increases for millionaires and billionaires in New York’s 2021-22 budget, which deadlined at midnight Thursday.