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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Council authorizes police/court center rebid
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council voted to authorize the rebidding process for the proposed police-court center project at their Monday night meeting.

Council supports medical marijuana producer application
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council voted unanimously to support the Good Green Group LLC’s application as a licensed medical marijuana producer and dispensers to New York State at their Monday night meeting.

Bujanow replaces Hall as Dem party chair
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON – The Columbia County Democratic Committee has a new chairman after a sudden illness caused the former chair to step down.

DWI checkpoint yields cocaine arrest
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

GREENPORT – A Hudson man was charged with cocaine possession after being stopped at a DWI checkpoint early Thursday morning, according to New York State Police.

Helping families find path to success
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — Eight people is not exactly a number that comes to mind when one thinks of a record-breaker, but that’s exactly what it was for the Families of Promise program, which held its biggest ceremony over the weekend.

Reliving a youth spent at Ockawamick
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 12:00 am

CLAVERACK — Hornets buzzed throughout Claverack Town Park on Saturday at the third annual Ockawamick Central School alumni reunion.

Monday 06/01/2015
Hawthorne Valley benefit rocks Hudson
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 12:30 am

HUDSON— Despite the rainy weather, patrons came out to support the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s EARTH (Education and Renewal Through the Hands) program on Sunday night at Club Helsinki Hudson.

Wordscape comes alive at Clermont State Historic Site
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 12:30 am

CLERMONT— After the success of last year’s “Yarnburst” event at the Clermont State Historic Site, the Friends of Clermont are presenting another community-oriented event — “Wordscape @Clermont.”

Reilly appointed to regional economic development committee
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 12:30 am

ALBANY— Columbia County will have a voice in the battle for the 2015 Upstate Revitalization Initiative funding.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Routine DWI checkpoint stop leads to drug arrest
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 4:18 pm

GREENPORT— A Claverack man was arrested on a drug possession charge by New York State Police at 12:20 a.m. May 30 during a routine DWI Traffic Safety Checkpoint stop in the Town of Greeport.

Helping young families find their own path to success
Posted: May 31, 2015 - 12:30 am

HUDSON — Eight people is not exactly a number that comes to mind when one thinks of a record-breaker, but that’s exactly what it was for the Families of Promise program, which held its biggest ceremony yet this weekend.

Reliving a youth spent at Ockawamick
Posted: May 31, 2015 - 12:30 am

CLAVERACK — Hornets buzzed throughout Claverack Town Park on Saturday at the third annual Ockawamick Central School alumni reunion.

Color and commentary reign at illustrates' art show opening
Posted: May 31, 2015 - 12:30 am

HILLSDALE — Three local yet nationally renowned illustrators kicked off their gallery opening the at Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale.

Saturday 05/30/2015
Now a nonprofit, Flag Day Parade carries on
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:08 pm

HUDSON — The Flag Day parade and celebration, one of Hudson’s most festive annual events, takes place Saturday, June 13.

Authorities bust copper theft ring
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINDERHOOK – Three Columbia county men were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a string of copper thefts.

Golden to run for D.A. on Democratic ticket
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

VALATIE — The Columbia County Democratic Committee has chosen a former county assistant district attorney to run against current D.A. Paul Czajka.

Students graduate D.A.R.E. program
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — Fifth-graders at the Montgomery C. Smith celebrated the completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., program Tuesday morning with help from district staff, the Hudson Police Department and U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19.

Friday 05/29/2015
Cuomo tours Coxsackie prison
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

COXSACKIE — When a 16- or 17-year-old commits a crime in the state, he or she is prosecuted as an adult regardless of the crime’s severity, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is working to change that as soon as possible.

Judge rules for consistency in Ginsberg’s case
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

GHENT/CLAVERACK — The Ghent Planning Board contradicted the reasoning in its earlier environmental review when it denied Ginsberg’s special use permit application, Judge Richard Koweek ruled in overturning that denial earlier this week. Koweek rejected attorney Ken Dow’s argument that the board’s two decisions were based on different standards.

Czajka, Keeler nominated by county Republicans
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka and Treasurer PJ Keeler were both nominated by the Columbia County Republican Party to seek new terms this fall on the party ticket.  

2nd vote on capital project set for June 11
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Ockawamick school reunion events kick off
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

PHILMONT — Eighteen years worth of students from the former Ockawamick Central School, now considered part of the Taconic Hills Central School District, are having a reunion.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Heavy Rain leaks sewage into North Bay
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON – The city’s sewage plant overflowed Wednesday following the evening’s heavy thunderstorms.

Greene OKs sparklers; Columbia not slated to decide issue
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Greene County has legalized sparklers and certain other small fireworks after state law changes allowed them last year, but Columbia County has yet to address the issue.

Police: Berkshire Farm resident fled cops in stolen van
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINDERHOOK — A Berkshire farm resident was charged with stealing a van and leading police on a high speed chase Sunday, according to New York State Police.

City man charged in stabbing
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — A Hudson man was arrested on felony assault charges Wednesday following an assault on another another city resident, according to police.

Citizens, police tackle safety, noise concerns
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — Following violent incidents on two consecutive nights near Second and Warren streets in Hudson, the Common Council Police Committee approved a resolution recommending funding in the amount of $2,000 for a security camera at that corner.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
CEDC to address state report findings
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Editor's note: This reflects corrections made to the original story.

Public gets chance to weigh in on Bliss’ next 5 years
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 12:00 am

The authority board approved the financial aspect of the plan at its May 13 meeting. The five-year plan is 200 pages, authority Director Jeff First said.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Judge rules in Ginsberg’s cases
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 8:15 pm

HUDSON — Columbia County Judge Richard Koweek dismissed four Article 78 lawsuits, or appeals, concerning rejected plans to build a new facility for Ginsberg’s Foods, a food service provider, on the Ghent/Claverack border.

Fire chief: Kinderhook DPW fire caused by cigarette
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 10:05 pm

KINDERHOOK VILLAGE — The fire that destroyed the Kinderhook Department of Public Works building Monday morning was caused by a cigarette that was not put out properly, according to the Kinderhook Fire Department.

Memorial Day observances
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Remembering the women of war

Kinderhook DPW garage gutted by fire
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINDERHOOK — Just before 8 a.m. on Monday morning five fire companies responded to a structure fire at the Kinderhook Department of Public Works garage.

Citizen group pushing to increase voter participation
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — There’s a concerted voter registration drive going on. The citizen action group Hudson FORWARD has made it its goal to enroll 230 voters by this fall’s election. The number is based on the age of Hudson, which goes back to 1785.

Day care center hosts annual BBQ fundraiser
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 5:25 pm

HUDSON — With summer just around the corner, the Hudson Day Care Center hosted its annual rib barbecue fundraiser on May 21.

Monday 05/25/2015
Kinderhook DPW garage gutted by fire
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 8:32 pm

KINDERHOOK — Just before 8 a.m. on Monday morning five fire companies responded to a structure fire at the Kinderhook Department of Public Works garage.

Annual pig roast is Memorial Day weekend tradition
Posted: May 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

ANCRAM— An annual Memorial Day weekend tradition continued in the hamlet of Ancramdale on Sunday afternoon.

Annual CLC Country BBQ hits Dutch Hollow Farm
Posted: May 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

STUYVESANT— Columbia County residents came out to celebrate conservation and its farming traditions at the 25th annual Columbia Land Conservancy’s (CLC) country barbecue Sunday night.

IDA looks to represent on Capital Region Economic Development Council
Posted: May 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

GREENPORT— The Columbia County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board of Directors is looking to have representation on the Capital Region Economic Development Council.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Wine, food festival draws a crowd
Posted: May 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

CHATHAM — Wide smiles and full bellies were plentiful at the third annual Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail’s Wine and Food Festival on Saturday.

High-flying dogs make a splash
Posted: May 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

HUDSON — A dog sports club opened its doors — or rather, its pool — to East Coast canines on Saturday, the start of a two-day competition for water-savvy pups and their owners.

Large turnout expected for Ockawamick reunion
Posted: May 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

PHILMONT — Eighteen years worth of students from the former Ockawamick Central School, now considered part of the Taconic Hills Central School District, are having a reunion.

Saturday 05/23/2015
Fatal motorcycle crash leaves Valatie man dead
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 9:03 pm

ATHENS — A fatal crash Saturday morning involving a motorcycle and a sedan on Leeds-Athens Road in Athens has left one person dead and a 12-year-old sustaining critical, but stable, injuries.

Memorial Day travel expected to rise
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

NEW YORK — The American Automobile Association announced Friday that the number of Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more will rise 4.7 percent to 37.2 million over the period May 21 to May 25.

Solar energy pitches made in town and city
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

GREENPORT/HUDSON — Alternative energy is on the rise in Columbia County.

Hunter forest fire declared out
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

LANESVILLE – The prayed-for rains didn’t come but Lanesville fire chief Edwin Benjamin is thankful for everything just the same.

Couple looks to provide farm-fresh food to city families
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON— Low-income families will soon have access to fresh farm vegetables from a local Columbia County-based farm in June.

Lesser-known artist has moment in the sun
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON — Exhibitions of works by the prominent members of America’s Hudson River School of Art have gained such popularity in recent years that names like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher B. Durand often headline shows at institutes and museums not only across the nation, but internationally as well.

Friday 05/22/2015
Lawmakers urge railroad improvements
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, is supporting federal orders to improve conditions on Amtrak railroad lines following the fatal passenger-line derailment that killed eight earlier this month.

City streets get spruced up
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

HUDSON — Let the stormwater roll through — these streets are ready.

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