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It is my hope in this time of pandemic crisis that all are safe, healthy and practicing social distancing.

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For several days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized federal lawmakers for passing a bipartisan $2 trillion bill to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said the bill will provide insufficient aid to state governments.

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As this public health situation continues to unfold, we believed it wise to give every one of our readers an update on our situation at the shelter. Please review our most recent statement to the public on our current course of action. We will be making changes as time and circumstances allo…

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Contributed photoAll of us humans and our furry companions are getting to know each other really well during the current “NY on Pause” restrictions. We are encouraging everyone to stay safe, love on those pets, and keep your chins up - just like CGHS Adoption Counselor Alexa Caunitz and Mia!

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This week has been a very long, trying week for most of us. I have observed that there are two major types of people. There are the givers. Thank you to Hickory Hill Market who has been donating products to the local food pantry and to area Senior Citizens. Their generosity started before th…

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Amid the chaos and panic buying of the coronavirus pandemic, there are the odd gleams of gold, individuals and groups that stand out by showing what Greene and Columbia counties are really made of.

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Traveling through the five counties that encompass the 46th State Senate District and listening to people express the issues that are most important to them has been an incredible experience. But with the outbreak of COVID-19, regular life and the work we were doing to connect with voters ha…

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If these were normal times, we would be talking about spring break, back-to-school, maybe even graduation and the religious holidays Easter and Passover in early April.

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It appears that spring has already arrived in much of the Hudson Valley region after a mild winter. I have had reports of forsythia in full bloom in Kingston as early as March 3. This is a full month earlier than I would expect and perhaps the earliest since 2012. This spring when I return t…

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The coronavirus outbreak is so cruel and insidious that it can snuff out even the dimmest light at the end of the tunnel, grind the smallest hope into dust. It happened again Wednesday when health officials said Albany Medical Center could run out of COVID testing kits in the next few days.

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When I was a boy, which admittedly was some time ago, I remember how excited we got when we spotted a deer. They were very rare in the New York suburbs where I grew up. That’s changed. Now deer are almost as common a form of garden wildlife as blue jays; what’s more, they are distressingly d…

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PRATTSVILLE — Stay healthy and safe. Area schools are closed for two weeks. The Gilboa Conesville CS play has been postponed or cancelled according to conditions. All are cautioned to use care when going about your customary activities. Cough, aches, sore throat, temperature — Stay at Home.

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Have you survived this week? I do hope you all have enough toilet paper to survive. In my list of items, last week, I didn’t even think of including toilet paper. I’m a little worried, all I have is 11 rolls left. Finally found some Lysol Spray. New shipment just arrived. Hopefully all of th…