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GREENPORT — A 19-year-old Columbia County woman was taken to Albany Medical Center by Greenport Rescue Squad on Wednesday after a one-car accident in the town, Greenport Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Mark Taylor said.

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Power companies and public works departments spent a good part of the day Wednesday cleaning up after tropical storm Isaias moved through Greene and Columbia counties Tuesday afternoon.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the reins — and literally the gavel — Wednesday afternoon as the leader of the National Governor’s Association during the bipartisan organization’s annual summer meeting.

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As Congress negotiates the next round of coronavirus relief legislation, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is calling on the federal government to address the needs of struggling families.

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HUDSON — The Galvan Foundation is sweetening the deal as it seeks Common Council approval to build a mixed-income housing complex at 75 North 7th St.

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State police have taken over the investigation into the alleged assault of Harold Handy that took place July 5 at the home of Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Rosenstrach and her husband Alex Rosenstrach, owner of ClubLife Health and Fitness in Valatie, state police confirmed Wednesday.

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CATSKILL — The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill on Friday will unveil The Pollinator Pavilion, a new outdoor architectural sculpture designed for the site by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood.

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Tropical Storm Isaias blew into Greene and Columbia counties Tuesday and left behind dozens of downed trees, thousands without power and a possible tornado.

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GREENPORT — Six weeks after the death of a 1-year-old boy in Greenport, the investigation by State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ongoing and remains active, said Aaron Hicks, Public Information Officer for Troop K on Tuesday.

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State and local officials must act to ensure women have access to abortion and reproductive health care — especially as medical facilities offer limited services and hours through the coronavirus pandemic, State Attorney General Letitia James said.

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Real estate in the Twin Counties is experiencing a surge, with an increase in closing and median home values, according to local experts in the field.

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CLAVERACK — A Hudson woman was taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Sunday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident in Claverack, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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HUDSON — Firefighters from Hudson and Greenport were sent by Columbia County 911 to Columbia Memorial Health late Sunday afternoon for reports of smoke in the building.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and the federal government must admit their coronavirus response mistakes and tell the truth to stop the dramatic spread of the virus across U.S. states and territories, Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed Monday.

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ALBANY — Unknown facts about the new coronavirus COVID-19 mainly contributed to the thousands of state virus deaths in nursing homes and adult-care facilities, state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said during a Legislature hearing Monday.

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COPAKE — More than 150 people, including Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106, tuned in Thursday night to learn more about the town’s plans to rebuff Hecate Energy’s proposed 500-acre solar farm.

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CLIFTON PARK — A Columbia County man was accused of allegedly offering money to minors to have sex, and subjecting them to unwanted sexual contact if they refused, according to Kerra M. Burns, public information officer for State Police Troop G. Jeremy J. Cramer, 20, of Stockport, was charge…

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VALATIE — Two Albany men were arrested following a police chase that ended with an accident and the occupants of the car fleeing into the woods, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

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Eight families whose children were barred from school because of medical vaccination exemptions filed a federal class-action suit against the state Health Department and their respective public school districts to challenge regulations that allow educators to override immunization exemptions…

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VALATIE — Officials in the Ichabod Crane School District on Wednesday unveiled the preliminary plan for the reopening of schools in September.

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WASHINGTON — Enhanced unemployment benefits must be extended through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as the virus surges in most states and territories.

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New York will give $30 million to its 62 counties to ramp up influenza testing and vaccine supplies to prepare for the upcoming season of coronavirus and flu diagnoses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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KINDERHOOK — The actions of the two Rothermel Lane residents who allegedly waved a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters July 11 did not constitute menacing, state police said Wednesday.

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Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNSAbove, In this file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media after weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill July 21, 2020 in Washington. The Republican coronavirus relief bill would erect almost insurmountable obstacles to lawsuits by w…

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GHENT — A Ghent man is listed in critical but stable condition at Albany Medical Center after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a van in the town of Ghent on Monday evening, State Police Troop K Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks said.

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ALBANY — Investigators enforcing state COVID-19 mandates at New York businesses will issue violations to more than 130 downstate establishments for noncompliance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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U.S. Republican lawmakers were hypocritical and did not represent New Yorkers or the state by staying silent in demanding federal aid for state and local governments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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A drought watch has been issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for Columbia County and four regions of New York, including Long Island, the Upper Hudson/Mohawk area, the Adirondacks and the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence area.

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Essential services will be slashed in next year’s state budget without federal aid to local governments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, pleading in a letter to New York’s federal delegation Wednesday to ensure $500 billion for localities as lawmakers negotiate the next coronavirus relief bill in Wa…

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WEST GHENT — A downstate man in his late 80s walked away without injury after the light plane he was piloting went down at the Columbia County Airport on Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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TROY — A $50 billion federal fund for child care would stabilize the essential industry, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday, highlighting an urgent need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY — Senate Republicans were shot down for the second time to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s expanded spending and legislative powers, which he’s held for more than 140 days as the state combats the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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ALBANY — Colleges and universities are prepared to continue New Yorkers’ higher education this fall with a hybrid of in-person and remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues, educators said during a legislative hearing Tuesday.

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ALBANY — Democrats in the state Senate unanimously defeated Republican legislation aiming to bolster protection for law enforcement in the wake of continuing tension between communities and police, and a statewide surge in violent crimes.

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ALBANY — The U.S. Department of Justice and Congress must investigate after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security admitted department officials lied to justify banning the state’s Trusted Traveler Program earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.