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13 December 2019 10:13PM


WinterWalk and Winter Parade

Saturday, 14 December, 2019

PARADE BEGINS at 5:00pm Sharp!

WinterWalk is:
6 pm to 9 pm
Along Main Street, Valatie

Hard news | Local living | Body/Soul
13 December 2019 06:44PM


Catskill, NY: A three-month-old puppy named Rudy is recovering at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA after being found abandoned on the side of a road with a broken leg. Rudy was found by a concerned citizen on Monday, December 9. The puppy was heard crying and…

Local food/farms
13 December 2019 06:16PM
Mark Scherzer

Hey all, it’s Troy again.

While Mark and Victoria have been focusing their energy off-farm lately – Mark on his law practice and Vic on becoming gainfully employed once again – I’ve continued to chug along, making sure that entropy does not overtake the farm in…

Hard news | Politics/Government
13 December 2019 06:11PM
Sarah Trafton


NEW BALTIMORE — Two weeks after state Sen. George Amedore Jr. announced he will not seek re-election, child victims advocate Gary Greenberg said he will run for the seat as a Democrat.

Amedore announced Nov. 29 he would not run for a new term.

Greenberg said Thursday…

Hard news | Kids and Schools | Body/Soul
13 December 2019 05:39PM
Amanda Purcell


AUSTERLITZ — Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old child who lived on County Route 9, Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett said Friday.

The girl, who has not been identified by police, was taken by ambulance from her home at about 5 p.m. Dec. 3,…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Local living
13 December 2019 05:30PM
Amanda Purcell


CHATHAM — A fire destroyed a mobile home on Route 66 on Wednesday, but the man who lived there managed to escape without injury, fire officials said Thursday.

The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. at 3053 Route 66 by a neighbor who saw smoke and…

Hard news | Body/Soul
13 December 2019 05:25PM
Amanda Purcell


STUYVESANT — The body of a man who was reported missing Dec. 5 has been found in Stuyvesant, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

The remains of William Amato, 29, of Elizaville, were found on the Dutch Hollow Farm in Stuyvesant, Columbia County Sheriff…

Hard news | Politics/Government
13 December 2019 05:13PM
Amanda Purcell


HUDSON — A Hudson man has been charged after illegal drugs including fentanyl and eight illegal handguns were confiscated in two raids in the city, police said.

Police charged Zachary Lewis, 27, of 541 State Street, Aptartment 2, with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a…

Hard news | Politics/Government
13 December 2019 05:07PM
Amanda Purcell


HUDSON — The Columbia County Democratic Committee will regroup to select a new nominee for county Election Commissioner after the county Board of Supervisors opted not to appoint Democrat Virginia Martin’s Wednesday after nearly a decade of holding the post.

The vote took place at the…

Hard news | Business/Growth | Environment
13 December 2019 11:37AM
Bob Connors

National Grid Objected to Heat Pump Company’s Party Status in New Gas Pipeline Project

Tallying Troubling Tactics

National Grid attempted to block a company promoting alternative fuel sources to gas from receiving party status during deliberations on its pipeline project in upstate New York. In filings…

Hard news | Local culture | Local living
13 December 2019 10:35AM

Window Winners:

A special “Community Spirit” award goes to Stair Gallery, who pulled out a moving and triumphant visual tribute honoring the “Queen of Winter Walk” Ellen Thurston for her enduring love and support of Winter Walk.

2019 Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest Winners List:
In order of…

Business/Growth | Local food/farms | Local living
12 December 2019 07:08PM
Love Apple Farm

Wishing all our friends a wonderful holiday season. We will be open every day 8am till 6pm until Christmas Eve. Visit us for your holiday desserts, unique gifts and of course, the bounty of our farming partners! This Winter we are happy to announce…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Local culture
12 December 2019 06:52PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — Town planners voted Tuesday to override the Greene County Planning Board’s rejection of a proposed festival at the former Friar Tuck Inn.

With over 120 lantern exhibits, The Hello Panda Lantern Festival is considered the largest of its kind in North America, according to…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Body/Soul
12 December 2019 06:46PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — A strong specialized rescue team in Greene County just got a little stronger.

The Public Safety Committee approved a resolution last week to establish a joint technical rescue team with Ulster County.

The Greene-Ulster Regional Technical Rescue Team will serve both counties for emergencies that…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Local culture
12 December 2019 06:29PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — County lawmakers discussed reservations they had with providing funding to the former Greene County Council on the Arts, now known as the Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education, Wednesday night.

The county has been supporting the council since 1980, but…


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