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An extensive $11.5 million paving project will affect motorists across three Columbia County towns that travel the Taconic State Parkway, said Heather Pillsworth, public information officer for New York State Department of Transportation, Zone 8.

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HUDSON — The Common Council voted to award the job of refurbishing the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Green Street for pedestrian safety to A. Colarusso & Son, Inc. at its formal meeting Tuesday.

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PHILMONT — Two Columbia County women are facing charges from an incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Philmont, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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CATSKILL — Children ages 5 to 11 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination, but Greene County is waiting for more information before deciding on a course of action.

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HUDSON — The Zoning Board of Appeals approved plans to convert the former Terry-Gillette Mansion at 601 Union St. into a 30-room boutique hotel, cafe and lounge.

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HUDSON — Columbia County has the second-highest number of confirmed Lyme disease cases in New York, a ranking that county health officials worry may get worse as warmer weather approaches.

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GHENT — A pickup truck was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon in Ghent.

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ANCRAMDALE — Ronald Osofsky, a dairy farmer who came to the rescue of a competitor by replacing cows and cattle lost in devastating fire, died May 13 at the age of 81.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation to help combat the baby formula shortage.

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Below are the unofficial results of the May 17 school budget votes and board of education elections. Results will be posted as they become available.

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HUDSON — Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Department of Health announced last week the state was continuing to support the distribution of baby formula, diapers, and infant supplies amid a national shortage. Yet, their efforts are not being felt by some mothers in Hudson.

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STUYVESANT — A woman was taken to Albany Medical Center by Valatie Rescue Squad following a two-car accident in Stuyvesant on Monday morning, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

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CHATHAM — A woman angered by the racially motivated massacre of 10 people at a market in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo tore down two banners espousing White Replacement Theory on Saturday.

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ALBANY — A sharp increase in prison violence has the union that represents New York State corrections officers calling on state lawmakers to repeal the Humane Alternatives for Long Term Solitary Confinement Act, said James Miller, director of public relations at New York State Correctional O…

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It is too soon to know how revised redistricting maps may impact the Twin Counties, but there will be changes if the new maps are approved Friday, election officials said Tuesday.

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HUDSON — Different branches of Planned Parenthood, a reproductive health care nonprofit, helped organize more than 275 rallies across the country on Saturday.

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GHENT — Because of the large turnout for Columbia County Household Hazardous Collection Day and the need to turn many participants away, a second collection day has been scheduled, said Jolene Race, Columbia County director of solid waste.

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COPAKE — The State Office for Renewable Energy Siting has deemed the application for the Shepherd’s Run Energy Project incomplete.

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The New York State Residential Burn Ban ends Saturday, but state officials are reminding New Yorkers that despite the expiration of the annual ban, caution is required because fires can easily and quickly escape and spread, said Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jomo Miller …

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GHENT — Hawthorne Valley Association announced a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw milk.

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HUDSON — After one year of negotiations, the union representing workers at Columbia Memorial Health reached an agreement with the hospital to increase the pay for registered nurses, patient care assistants, and respiratory therapists.

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Editor's Note: This story reflects a change to correct the pronoun use associated with Osun Zotique to "their," as well as an addition to include all polling places for the school board election.

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HUDSON — Columbia County Board of Supervisors passed a local law allowing supervisors to participate remotely when necessary.

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HUDSON — The city and the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency have submitted a request for proposals to find a housing strategy consultant, a qualified individual or organization who can assist with the development of multiple different housing policies.

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GREENPORT — Aldi, a German, family-owned discount supermarket chain, relocated its Hudson/Greenport store officially on Thursday to 161 Fairview Ave.

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ALBANY — A Hillsdale man will spend the next 8 1/2 years in prison for his role in two robberies at Colonie Center, Albany County District Attorney David Soares said Thursday.

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ALBANY — With redistricting in flux after a state judge threw out maps drawn by the Democratic-controlled Legislature, a federal judge has ruled that congressional and state Senate primaries have been delayed until Aug. 23.

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HUDSON — A march and protest for missing and murdered indigenous people started Friday at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park and concluded at Hudson City Hall. Dozens of community members marched in protest of the global epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

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HUDSON — The Tourism and Events Committee plans to distribute the remaining $14,650 for festivals and events in a matter of days if the Common Council approves the committee’s recommendations in the following weeks.

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Fentanyl contributed to the majority of fatal overdoses in Columbia County last year and experts want to use the occasion of National Fentanyl Awareness Day to spread the word.

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HUDSON — The Common Council introduced a resolution Monday regarding the contract payment for construction of pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Green Street.

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CANAAN — A Massachusetts man is being held by federal authorities after he was arrested in Columbia County on a charge that he crossed state lines to attempt to have sex with a minor, U.S. Attorney Carla B. Freedman said Tuesday.