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ALBANY — New York schools have the green light to reopen this fall as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues, but state infection and transmission numbers remain low, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

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ALBANY — Officials cast doubt Thursday that gyms would reopen in New York as the coronavirus pandemic continues and the state mulls reopening schools this fall.

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Panelists on the Northeastern Community Action Partnerships’s Town Hall meeting Tuesday night discussed a new recovery outreach center in Hudson and another center in the works for Windham.

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ATHENS — A Greene County public defender was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felonies in relation to an alleged assault, state police said Thursday.

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TANNERSVILLE — Jacqueline Elmo-Emel found boxes of slides, binders of genealogical records and a back-room filing cabinet stuffed with old black-and-white photographs when she first began working at the Mountain Top Library five years ago.

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NEW YORK — State Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association, claiming four of the nonprofit’s leaders allegedly mismanaged millions of dollars in donor funds.

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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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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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CATSKILL — With demolition complete on Mountain T-Shirts on the corner of West Main Street and West Bridge Street for a new Stewart’s and another gas station proposal under review by the village Zoning Board of Appeals, some residents are wondering how many gas stations Catskill needs.

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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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DURHAM — In the wake of a series of local Black Lives Matter marches and Back the Blue rallies, a handmade Black Lives Matter sign was broken to bits in the sleepy hamlet of Cornwallville on Friday.

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

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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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CATSKILL — More than 100 community members tuned into a meeting about the Catskill Central School District’s reopening plan Thursday when Superintendent Ronel Cook tried to circumvent some unruly and hateful comments.

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COXSACKIE — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office’s new Impacted Citizen’s Program is having a big impact so far, Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky said.

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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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CATSKILL — A Spanish Civil War medal awarded to a Catskill volunteer soldier in the late 1930s but was believed to be stolen more than two years ago is the object of a village police investigation.

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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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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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HUNTER — After dozens of residents made complaints and offered solutions to the overuse of Kaaterskill Clove at a public meeting last week, the town board announced its mitigation plan Tuesday.

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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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CATSKILL — Blues-rock band Wyld Blu will open the 2020 Music in the Park season on a new stage at Dutchman’s Landing on Thursday, The Heart of Catskill Association said Wednesday.

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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.