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A disease that has killed several deer in Hudson may be responsible for taking the lives of more than 700 deer over a seven-county area, state Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jomo Miller said Friday.

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State Sen. Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, is proposing legislation that would mandate a study to improve access to care for New Yorkers living with traumatic brain injuries.

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As the United States moves to new, greener technology, fire departments in Columbia and Greene counties are learning of the dangers associated with it, specifically solar panels and electric cars.

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ATHENS — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, is set to reintroduce bipartisan legislation to give school districts an incentive to source food for meals from local farms and help them stay afloat.

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ATHENS — The village and town are at loggerheads over the future of the Athens Community Center, and the village is now asking residents to weigh in on the issue.

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COXSACKIE — A solar company that expects to begin construction in October is disputing the building permit fee structure established by the town late last year.

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CANAAN — A procession carrying the remains of a Saratoga County soldier stopped in Columbia County on Tuesday night, on the way to the soldier’s final resting place in Saratoga County.

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CAIRO — Town officials are looking to create a comprehensive plan for Angelo Canna Town Park and are asking for community input on the park’s future.

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LEEDS — A Columbia County man has been charged in connection with a one-car accident Friday night in Leeds, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Tuesday.

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NEW BALTIMORE — A medical center proposed for Route 9W had to be rejected before it could be approved.

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UTICA — A federal court Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine mandate for the state’s health care workers.

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LEEDS — A Columbia County man was taken to Albany Medical Center following a one-car accident Friday night in Leeds, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Monday.

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LEEDS—A Columbia County man was taken to Albany Medical Center, following a one-car accident on Friday night in Leeds, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F said on Monday.

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Lottery ticket sales across Columbia and Greene counties have increased as the combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball have climbed to $800 Million.

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COXSACKIE — The final three choices for a new mascot in the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District are in and voters have until 4 p.m. Monday to have their say.

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NEW BALTIMORE — Fire companies from four area counties were in New Baltimore on Saturday for the annual Greene County Volunteer Firefighters Convention dress parade.

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KINGSTON — A Greene County man who pleaded guilty to raping a woman in Saugerties last August was sentenced on Thursday in Ulster County Court.

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Twenty years after the most lethal terrorist attack on American soil, the nation gathered in big cities and small towns to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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CAIRO — Families and friends who lost loved ones to opioid overdoses gathered Thursday to remember and honor them with a memorial tree planting.

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Images of the 9/11 attacks are burned into the minds of all Americans old enough to remember it. But 20 years later, people in New York City that day remember the odors: of the water, of burned wires, of lost humanity.

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FREEHOLD — An early morning fire Friday destroyed a large garage at a Freehold business, Freehold Fire Chief Jim DiPerna said.

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CATSKILL — Over three fiscal years, the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has garnered more than $6.7 million in sales tax revenue and community impact fees from cannabis sales, the town finance director told the Select Board on Aug. 23.

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NEW YORK — New York’s new Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was sworn in at a ceremony Thursday.

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NEW BALTIMORE — About 250 of Greene County’s bravest will gather in New Baltimore on Saturday for the annual dress parade, capping nearly a week of convention activities.

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ATHENS — The village board is not ruling out taking the town of Athens to court for back rent owed for the Athens Community Center.

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NASSAU — Eight teenagers from Greene County have been arrested and charged in connection with a reported gang assault that occurred on July 31 in Nassau, Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick A. Russo said Thursday.

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HUNTER — A Long Island woman became the 19th hiker rescued by state Forest Rangers in Greene County this year after she was injured Monday while hiking in Hunter, state Department of Environmental Conservations spokesman Jeff Wernick said.

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ATHENS — The town council deadlocked 2-2 on a vote to rescind a 5-year-old resolution to hand management of the Athens Community Center from the village to the town, with one board member absent from the meeting.

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Kyle Van De Water, the former 19th Congressional District candidate who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday.

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JEWETT — The town is working on a local flood analysis that could open the door to funding down the road for infrastructure improvements.

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CATSKILL — As Catskill schools gear up for another historic year, the district is handing out chromebook laptops to students in the event learning has to switch online.

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HUDSON — Amtrak trains running from New York City to the Albany-Rensselaer area — including stops in Hudson — resumed operation Tuesday morning after torrential, wind-driven rain and flooding from Hurricane Ida halted service for several days.

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CATSKILL — The electronic gantries to implement cashless tolling have been installed at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, but the tollbooths are not going away just yet.

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U.S. Army Maj. Kyle Van De Water, former New York’s 19th Congressional District against U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado who rescinded his intent for a rematch fewer than two weeks ago, has died at the age of 41, officials said.

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ALBANY — Good-government groups came out in force to oppose temporary changes to the state Open Meetings Law, sounding the alarm about potential threats to governmental transparency and pressing officials to hold a public hearing while localities lean on remote meetings during the COVID-19 p…