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Hard news
22 July 2019 05:07PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-jail-study-works

CATSKILL — The former Greene County Jail is being evaluated by an engineering firm to learn how much it would cost to bring the building up to code, county officials said Wednesday.

The evaluation, being performed by Barton & Loguidice, will take place concurrently with construction…

22 July 2019 12:03PM
Kate McLeod

www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/an-onslaught-of-pills-hundreds-of-thousands-of-deaths-who-is-accountable/2019/07/20/8d85e650-aafc-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html?utm_term=.3353dcf71c74&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 13,933,020 prescription pain pills, enough for 31 pills per person per year, supplied to Columbia County, N.Y.

•4,864,150 of the pills were distributed by Cardinal Health and 4,742,800 were manufactured by SpecGx LLC.

•CVS ALBANY, L.L.C., HUDSON pharmacy received the…

22 July 2019 11:12AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/dog-park-heads-city-council-final-approval

HUDSON — The Department of Public Works Committee of the Common Council approved a resolution Wednesday in support of a dog park at a remediated brownfield site in the city.

The Common Council authorized the mayor to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the construction…

22 July 2019 07:14AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/tobacco-age-bill-gets-green-lighted

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The new law applies to both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

“New York is taking aggressive action to stamp out smoking among teens and children, but tobacco and e-cigarette use…

22 July 2019 07:14AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/tobacco-age-bill-gets-green-lighted

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The new law applies to both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

“New York is taking aggressive action to stamp out smoking among teens and children, but tobacco and e-cigarette use…

22 July 2019 07:09AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/birthing-services-move-cmh-albany-med-0

HUDSON — Beginning Oct. 1, expectant mothers will no longer give birth at Columbia Memorial Health.

Those services are being moved to The Birth Place at Albany Medical Center.

The decision is not a precursor to closing the hospital, Columbia Memorial Health spokesman Bill Van Slyke said.

Prenatal…

22 July 2019 07:09AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/birthing-services-move-cmh-albany-med-0

HUDSON — Beginning Oct. 1, expectant mothers will no longer give birth at Columbia Memorial Health.

Those services are being moved to The Birth Place at Albany Medical Center.

The decision is not a precursor to closing the hospital, Columbia Memorial Health spokesman Bill Van Slyke said.

Prenatal…

17 July 2019 08:47AM
Dan Udell

Other than routine Council resolutions, the Police Chief, L. Edward Moore, reported on a violent felony assault case in Hudson on Monday (at the 21-min mark) that sent a resident, Brett Worth, to the Albany Medical Center. Photo by Worth. The assailant, not named…

16 July 2019 06:40PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/kinderhook-bank-no-more-following-acquisition

KINDERHOOK — The sale of Kinderhook Bank will cost 25 jobs as customers awoke to a new reality Monday.

From now on, they will be taking their business to Community Bank.

The Syracuse-based Community Bank N.A. acquired Kinderhook Bank on Jan. 22 of this year and over…

16 July 2019 06:40PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/kinderhook-bank-no-more-following-acquisition

KINDERHOOK — The sale of Kinderhook Bank will cost 25 jobs as customers awoke to a new reality Monday.

From now on, they will be taking their business to Community Bank.

The Syracuse-based Community Bank N.A. acquired Kinderhook Bank on Jan. 22 of this year and over…

16 July 2019 06:40PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/kinderhook-bank-no-more-following-acquisition

KINDERHOOK — The sale of Kinderhook Bank will cost 25 jobs as customers awoke to a new reality Monday.

From now on, they will be taking their business to Community Bank.

The Syracuse-based Community Bank N.A. acquired Kinderhook Bank on Jan. 22 of this year and over…

15 July 2019 03:06PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/lumberyard-hopes-save-key-program

CATSKILL — The Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts could be forced to dramatically reduce its operations in Catskill if the organization is unable to raise $1 million by the end of the year.

Lumberyard has launched a fundraising campaign, “Sprint to a Million,” to…

15 July 2019 03:06PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/lumberyard-hopes-save-key-program

CATSKILL — The Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts could be forced to dramatically reduce its operations in Catskill if the organization is unable to raise $1 million by the end of the year.

Lumberyard has launched a fundraising campaign, “Sprint to a Million,” to…

15 July 2019 10:29AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/public-reviews-golf-course-hotel

CATSKILL — Community members voiced their concerns about a proposed hotel for the Catskill Golf Course at the town planning board meeting Tuesday night.

Green Suites Resort, proposed for construction on Brooks Lane in Jefferson Heights, is a four-story, 48-unit hotel.

The project was temporarily halted while…

13 July 2019 06:28PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/chatham-town-board-works-address-zoning-questions

CHATHAM — The town board is working judiciously to answer questions from the public and clarify its zoning plan after a contentious question-and-answer session earlier this week, officials said.

A special meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 488 Route 295,…

13 July 2019 06:18PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/psc-charter-sign-settlement

ALBANY — The state Public Service Commission approved a $12 million settlement agreement Thursday with Charter Communications after a seven-week public-comment period.

In the summer of 2018, the commission found that Charter did not fulfill its promise to expand broadband network access to an additional 145,000…

13 July 2019 06:18PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/psc-charter-sign-settlement

ALBANY — The state Public Service Commission approved a $12 million settlement agreement Thursday with Charter Communications after a seven-week public-comment period.

In the summer of 2018, the commission found that Charter did not fulfill its promise to expand broadband network access to an additional 145,000…

13 July 2019 05:57PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/chatham-officials-field-questions-residents-zoning-laws

CHATHAM — More than 250 people came out to the Chatham Town Board meeting to speak their mind on the town’s proposed zoning laws.

The question-and-answer session was held at Tri-Village Firehouse, 111 County Route 13, Old Chatham more than two weeks after the town board…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

10 July 2019 02:58PM
Betsy Miller

www.ColumbiaFair.com

CHATHAM – Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format…

 

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