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Columbia Memorial Health has signed an agreement for a purchase option on four acres of land in Greene County, with plans for a new medical plaza.

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CAIRO — An investigation into a fatal house fire Saturday morning in Cairo has been launched, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

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CAIRO — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one person died in a Saturday morning fire in Cairo.

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ALBANY — Graduation rates are rising and achievement gaps are closing across New York, according to newly released data from the state Education Department.

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CATSKILL — Members of Catskill Central School District and the Catskill community gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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CATSKILL — Village officials and local real estate agents will be reviewing available vacant real estate to determine potential future uses.

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ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…

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COXSACKIE — An inmate who allegedly assaulted a correctional officer at the maximum-security Coxsackie Correctional Facility in November has been charged with a felony, according to state police.

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WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took the initiative in Washington to study the results of pre-trial release.

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COXSACKIE — Coxsackie is this week bidding adieu to Margaret Chaloner — known affectionately as Marge — the village’s first female mayor.

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ALBANY — It was a battle of press conferences at the State Capitol Building Wednesday, as the legislature’s majority and minority parties continued to spar over the criminal justice reforms rolled out two weeks ago.

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ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.

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CATSKILL — County lawmakers decided Monday not to exercise their right to impose a county tax on paper bags.

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CAIRO — More than eight years after a two-vehicle accident killed a high school student, speed detection signs will be installed on both sides of the entrance to Cairo-Durham Middle and High School.

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CATSKILL — A swath of subcommittees will be tackling the village’s cultural issues in collaboration with the village’s new comprehensive plan.

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CATSKILL — Village and town officials are drafting plans to install a new sewer line that would connect to a summer camp for special needs children at the former Pollace’s Family Vacation Resort.

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ALBANY — A few days after a Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, New York legislators gathered with activists, educators and medical providers in Albany to push for the passage of two bills that would effect…

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ALBANY — As state lawmakers returned to the capitol this week, the bail reform law passed in last year’s historically productive legislative session has carried over into the new year with tension.

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DURHAM — A farmhouse that had been passed down for generations went up in flames and was completely destroyed early Thursday morning.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to the stage for his 2020 State of the State address Wednesday, highlighting a reel of his administration’s accomplishments over the last decade and introducing dozens of his proposals for the new legislative session.

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CATSKILL — With legislation banning single-use plastic bags on the horizon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a Greene County lawmaker are calling for an end to the Styrofoam era.

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HUNTER — The application for a controversial luxury camping, or “glamping,” development in Elka Park has been withdrawn, Planning Board Chairwoman Sarah Basagic confirmed Wednesday.

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CATSKILL — An investigation into charges of misconduct at the state police barracks in Catskill that became a flashpoint in the election campaign for Greene County sheriff revealed that the allegations are unfounded, state police officials said Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — An investigation into charges of misconduct at the state police barracks in Catskill that became a flashpoint in the election campaign for Greene County sheriff revealed that the allegations are unfounded, state police officials said Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — Following in the footsteps of Coxsackie, the village of Catskill will be doing away with its court.

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CATSKILL — A new Stewart’s location within the village will soon be under review, village officials said Monday.

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Until about a week ago, there were barely any reported flu cases in the Twin Counties, but those numbers have started to change.

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New York ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2019 for losing population, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The United Methodist Church may split into more than one denomination over same-sex marriage and other issues related to the LGBTQ community, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church announced Friday.

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ALBANY — With the passage of the Green Light law, criminal justice reforms and the Climate Leadership and Protection Act, this past legislative session was a historically productive one for the Democratic Party — and a sweet taste of life back the majority in the state Senate.

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CATSKILL — A Greene County man was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree rape.

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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office via The New York TimesIn an undated image provided by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Assemblyman Brian Kolb, the Assembly’s Republican minority leader who represents a district outside Rochester, N.Y. Kolb, 67, was arrested and charged with drinking and …

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FILE — Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, speaks in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 27 2019. Castro, the only Latino in the race, said Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, that he would end his bid for the presidency. (Demetrius Freeman/The New York Times)