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Tick Tock, Tick Tock! The clock is ticking away. Counting down the days until Christmas. Tick Tock, Tick Tock. It’s the second week of December and I am still racing around. Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Last weekend was the Christmas Festival in Windham. I had soup to make for the Eastern Star Chin…

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The crooning of a saxophone in the streets of Hudson could be heard as mothers, fathers and their children weaved in and out of the little shops and restaurants Saturday. It was Winter Walk 2019, and the sax, played by Santa Claus (who else?) got visitors in the right mood.

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I imagine that many people don’t give a lot of thought to how Greene County got its name. Some people might think it is because we have so much forested land that it makes us green with an extra “e.” A recent internet search disclosed 13 other states that have Greene counties including Alaba…

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Welcome December! The most wonderful time of the year. How long has it been since we’ve had real 2 day storm? The snow disrupted many plans, but also gave us a chance to hunker down and start decorating for Christmas. Maybe you got some Christmas baking done. Maybe you were able to just sit …

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As a nutrition coach the most frequent questions I get asked is about supplements. What supplements should I take and what brand? And then of course there are people that believe they can get everything they need from food; but scientists disagree.

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Louise McRoberts of Windham is a World War II veteran. Life changed for McRoberts and the nation after the events of Dec. 7, 1941. Japan’s sneak attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, resulted in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, 68 of whom were civilians. The surprise strike by the …

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Holding a lantern festival in Greene County is a stellar idea, but the Friar Tuck Inn in Kiskatom, as it stands, is not the place to have it.

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Recently celebrating Veteran’s Day, and approaching Dec. 7, the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, seems a perfect time to repeat our Thank-You to Veterans of all wars, conflicts and non-conflict periods.

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Michael Constable and wife Connie and their two daughters MacKenzie and Cassandra and friend Ryan and Golden Retriever puppy Harley enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with Michael’s parents Carol and Skeet Constable in West Kill.

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A nationwide survey recently found the New York State Police are one of the few large-scale city and state police agencies across the U.S. that do not use body-worn cameras. Now, the legitimate question must be asked: Should the state contribute funding for body cameras?

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In a recent statement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted that counting every New Yorker in the 2020 Census is critical to ensuring we are accurately represented in Congress and receive the federal funding we deserve.

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I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday and got to supply at least one of the dishes with something you grew, or harvested yourself! The growing part is pretty easy. If you grew onions, beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots and perhaps peas, winter squash (pumpkins) or corn, you …

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Ota the Toyota, Telly the trusty canine and I were out on a little cruise through town the other day. We paused behind a pickup truck that had stopped in the middle of the road so the driver could talk to a friend on the sidewalk. It seems to be a fashionable thing to do since we run into th…

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Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 this year, is a day to support the little guys. They are the merchants who own and operate the modest shops along Main Street in almost every town in America and especially here in the Twin Counties.

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Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. In this age of anxiety and alienation, rudeness and senseless violence, Thanksgiving offers a warm embrace, a feeling of serenity in the company of family and friends. Thanksgiving, unceremoniously set on the calendar between Halloween (not a true holiday but cl…

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Last time, I wrote of how in mid-October Columbia County — specifically in and around the Village of Chatham — was hit with a rapidly developing spike in heroin overdoses over a period of roughly 24 hours, and the ensuing response under the Columbia County Opioid Epidemic Response Plan.

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PRATTSVILLE — We had snow on Sunday and love it. Once you retire or only need to travel as you desire, snow is great. You can spend the day at home, snug and warm, and watch the world become encased in snow. Hope it is around for the Christmas holiday.

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Greene County lawmakers are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto the Preserving Family Bonds Act, which will allow parents whose parental rights have been terminated due to proven abuse, permanent neglect or abandonment of their children to obtain court-ordered visitation or other contact with t…

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PRATTSVILLE — Veterans Day is coming up so “Thank you for your service” wishes are always appreciated and not just on Nov. 11. In addition a hug or handshake will be welcome.

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This week’s story is about a summer event taking place in Hunter Village (20 years before it had village status), an annual August festival, to give aid to a little village church. (It is difficult to say whether it was the Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1828, or the Catholic Church…

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As you plan to take your children and your neighbors’ children trick-or-treating today, we want to offer an extensive list of Halloween safety tips to help you prepare to have a scary good time.

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As many area farms teeter on a precipice, farmers and other interested spectators are getting a look at how different elected officials are tackling this complex but elusive problem.