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CHATHAM — A rare Great Egret is recovering from a severely broken leg at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Hunter after it was rescued in Chatham, Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Jomo Miller said Friday.

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HUDSON — Columbia Memorial Hospital union employees are dismayed at the hospital’s recent contract offer, which they said lacks financial incentives despite their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HUDSON — Flu season is almost here, but with so many typical flu symptoms looking like COVID-19, how will you know if your cough is a case of the flu or something more?

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CATSKILL — A construction worker was trapped when the wooden framework of the new Stewart’s Shop under construction collapsed just after noon Friday.

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CATSKILL — A man was trapped when the wooden framework of the new Stewart’s Shop under construction collapsed Friday afternoon.

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cheered as she arrives before President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24, 2009, in the House of Representatives Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (George Bridges/MCT/TNS)

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CATSKILL — Two Greene County residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a reported burglary Tuesday afternoon at a home in the town of Catskill, State Police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Thursday.

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ATHENS — Quick work by firefighters and a local landscaper kept the Athens Police Chief Roger Masse’s home from being destroyed by fire Wednesday, Athens Fire Chief Wayne Butterworth said.

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ALBANY — Lawmakers railed against the state Health Department on Tuesday for not publishing updated opioid-related death counts required by state law and declining to participate in a hearing on substance-abuse issues as overdose deaths spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preliminary election results for the village elections were a mixed bag, with some incumbents figuring to maintain their positions, others expected to lose their offices to newcomers and one race too close to call.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined by U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide compensation and care for veterans suffering from illnesses linked to toxic burn pits in combat zones.

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ALBANY — Senate Republicans launched a statewide petition Wednesday to pressure the Legislature to subpoena the state Health Department to publicly release an accurate number of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 in adult-care facilities and nursing homes.

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HUDSON — More than half of the 15 pets rescued from hurricane-ravaged Louisiana four weeks ago have found forever homes, Columbia-Greene Humane Society President Ron Perez said Wednesday.

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GREENVILLE — The Larimer County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the body found Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park was Steven Grunwald, a 24-year-old man from Greenville.

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CATSKILL — An East Durham man was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly pulled a knife on a Catskill man and threatened to kill the man and his father during an unprovoked altercation, state police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Tuesday.

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CATSKILL — Catskill residents are working to make sure that local children don’t miss out on Halloween this year, pandemic or no pandemic.

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HUDSON — The Galvan Foundation and Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson announced grant awards totaling $100,000 to 13 minority-owned small businesses in Hudson and Columbia County.

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Witnesses worked to sway or deter Democratic senators during a hearing Monday from bolstering New York’s 121-year-old antitrust law to benefit the free-market economy.

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GREENVILLE — A body believed to be that of a missing Greene County man was found Monday by search and rescue teams in Rocky Mountain National Park after a four-day search.

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GREENPORT — A New York City woman was killed Friday night after she was struck by a train in Greenport, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

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HUNTER — A new paramedic station in Hunter will cut response time to emergencies on the mountaintop, Greene County Emergency Services President Mark Evans said Monday.

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GREENPORT — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal train accident in Greenport as Anna M. Podgorbunski, 54, of New York City, Lt. Louis Bray said Saturday morning.

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HUDSON — City police are warning the public of a Social Security scam that is targeting the elderly, Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Friday.

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CAIRO — It was 19 years ago when terrorist attacks struck American soil and changed the United States forever.

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ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media A command post was set up at Dock and Front Streets in Hudson after a woman was killed on train tracks north of the city.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Fire and rescue crews in Hudson, at the command post for a fatal train accident in Greenport.

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Lance Wheeler/For Columbia-Greene Media An ATV prepares to head to the train accident site in Greenport Friday night.

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Contributed photo- Lance Treadwell was charged by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for the September 2 robbery of the Xtra Mart in West Coxsackie

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ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

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Arts, concert and performing venues are banding together to help the local entertainment scene recover from the financial damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

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ALBANY — The nation’s decrease in positive coronavirus cases is a scam after a recent change in federal testing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the state weighs a mandatory flu vaccine for children to return to school.

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ATHENS — A Columbia County man was charged with sexually abusing a child in Greene County, Public Information Officer for State Police Troop F Steven Nevel said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is trying to kill New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, before announcing an executive order Tuesday expanding where New Yorkers can submit ballots to cast a vote in the November presidential election.

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CATSKILL — Village elections in Greene County were postponed in March due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

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CATSKILL — The village’s gift card program to support businesses during the pandemic was a success, according to the Local Development Corporation.