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27 January 2020 10:57AM

photo: seated around table from L to R, Village Trustees Dr. Joshua Lipsman and Gail Lasher, Mayor Stephan Bradicich, Trustees Amy Serrago and Rob Scott

ATHENS is taking steps to update its vision for the future. The Village Board on January 22 established the citizens committee…

26 January 2020 10:59PM
Enid Futterman

There is so much that is disturbing about the Democratic election commissioner appointment that it will likely require a series.

The Columbia Paper story by Debby Mayer is top of mind at the moment, so let’s start there. Inexplicably, Mayer did not talk to Virginia…

26 January 2020 09:06AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cuomo-proposes-shared-jails/article_ac7b38e5-11fa-5c11-a16e-721a2a702f06.html

CATSKILL — Sixteen months after county lawmakers authorized a $39 million bond for a new county jail, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to amend an ambiguous law that will allow counties to share jails.

In his 2020-21 budget proposal Tuesday, Cuomo included an item to amend…

26 January 2020 09:06AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cuomo-proposes-shared-jails/article_ac7b38e5-11fa-5c11-a16e-721a2a702f06.html

CATSKILL — Sixteen months after county lawmakers authorized a $39 million bond for a new county jail, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to amend an ambiguous law that will allow counties to share jails.

In his 2020-21 budget proposal Tuesday, Cuomo included an item to amend…

23 January 2020 02:13PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cmh-eyes-new-catskill-medical-plaza/article_3440cd3c-15dd-5151-986e-d2233c58ad18.html

Columbia Memorial Health has signed an agreement for a purchase option on four acres of land in Greene County, with plans for a new medical plaza.

The site, on the west side of the New York State Thruway, is part of a 60-acre parcel owned by…

23 January 2020 02:13PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cmh-eyes-new-catskill-medical-plaza/article_3440cd3c-15dd-5151-986e-d2233c58ad18.html

Columbia Memorial Health has signed an agreement for a purchase option on four acres of land in Greene County, with plans for a new medical plaza.

The site, on the west side of the New York State Thruway, is part of a 60-acre parcel owned by…

23 January 2020 09:06AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/road-reopened-following-propane-tanker-accident/article_5cb598ab-3157-5aa2-81db-d484b0cc3cb7.html

CLAVERACK — A serious accident involving a propane tank truck led to the closure of a portion of State Route 9H/23 on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The road has since been reopened.

One person was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries, according to state police.

The…

23 January 2020 08:59AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/wolff-tapped-as-minority-leader/article_e7d59a4a-b9b9-5579-ba2c-a45ca4ecd9d7.html

HUDSON — First Ward Alderwoman Rebecca Wolff is the city’s first Working Families Party member to serve as Minority Leader on the Common Council.

The decision was announced at the regular Common Council meeting Tuesday at City Hall, 520 Warren St.

At the end of the meeting,…

23 January 2020 08:56AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/poll-voters-have-change-of-heart-about-criminal-justice-reforms/article_8d5064ef-398b-5ebd-9e25-cc4714501612.html

HUDSON — A new poll shows the opinion among voters has shifted against state bail reform changes, but the swing has not harmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings.

When it was passed as part of a state budget package last April, the criminal justice reforms, including…

23 January 2020 08:56AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/poll-voters-have-change-of-heart-about-criminal-justice-reforms/article_8d5064ef-398b-5ebd-9e25-cc4714501612.html

HUDSON — A new poll shows the opinion among voters has shifted against state bail reform changes, but the swing has not harmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings.

When it was passed as part of a state budget package last April, the criminal justice reforms, including…

21 January 2020 02:00PM
Peter Cipkowski

hillsdaleny.com/

Hillsdale Supervisor Peter Cipkowski is pleased to announce a visit to the Town by Congressman Antonio Delgado on January 23, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. The visit will focus on Hillsdale’s recent infrastructure improvements and include a discussion of Rep. Delgado’s Rebuild Rural America Act.

As the…

21 January 2020 09:38AM

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Presented by Hudson Hall and curated by distinctive jazz pianist Armen Donelian, the 3rd annual Hudson Jazz Festival highlights musical talent with a melodious reach that spans the globe.

Adding extra spice to the festival lineup is the return of James Beard…

19 January 2020 04:27PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/ny-dems-and-gop-spar-over-criminal-justice-reforms-at/article_240f7bc1-3746-50e1-9047-b4ad5f0ab129.html

ALBANY — It was a battle of press conferences at the State Capitol Building Wednesday, as the legislature’s majority and minority parties continued to spar over the criminal justice reforms rolled out two weeks ago.

A press room in the Legislative Office Building was overflowing with…

19 January 2020 04:27PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/ny-dems-and-gop-spar-over-criminal-justice-reforms-at/article_240f7bc1-3746-50e1-9047-b4ad5f0ab129.html

ALBANY — It was a battle of press conferences at the State Capitol Building Wednesday, as the legislature’s majority and minority parties continued to spar over the criminal justice reforms rolled out two weeks ago.

A press room in the Legislative Office Building was overflowing with…

19 January 2020 04:21PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/proposed-bill-would-guarantee-new-york-immigrants-legal-representation/article_93b99965-d479-5087-9ebc-fd4c899dd2d2.html

ALBANY — The 2020 legislative session has continued the previous year’s initiatives to establish more rights for immigrants.

The day after activists and lawmakers rallied at the state Capitol to bar U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from making arrests around courthouses, state Sen. Brad Hoylman,…

19 January 2020 04:21PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/proposed-bill-would-guarantee-new-york-immigrants-legal-representation/article_93b99965-d479-5087-9ebc-fd4c899dd2d2.html

ALBANY — The 2020 legislative session has continued the previous year’s initiatives to establish more rights for immigrants.

The day after activists and lawmakers rallied at the state Capitol to bar U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from making arrests around courthouses, state Sen. Brad Hoylman,…

17 January 2020 10:39AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/law-proposes-putting-lodging-tax-revenue-into-city-s-general/article_2fb1faa6-d81f-53bf-bfb0-888856209b60.html

HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council is pursuing plans to add lodging tax revenue to the city’s general fund and provide additional funds to the Hudson Youth Department.

The Common Council introduced at its meeting Monday at City Hall, 520 Warren St., a proposed local law…

17 January 2020 10:25AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/law-proposes-putting-lodging-tax-revenue-into-city-s-general/article_2fb1faa6-d81f-53bf-bfb0-888856209b60.html

HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council is pursuing plans to add lodging tax revenue to the city’s general fund and provide additional funds to the Hudson Youth Department.

The Common Council introduced at its meeting Monday at City Hall, 520 Warren St., a proposed local law…

16 January 2020 11:47PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/new-york-could-lose-congressional-seat-estimates-find/article_bc8dfcd4-6542-5071-a4a8-89b85713e2c7.html

ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections…

16 January 2020 11:47PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/new-york-could-lose-congressional-seat-estimates-find/article_bc8dfcd4-6542-5071-a4a8-89b85713e2c7.html

ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections…

16 January 2020 11:45PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/new-york-could-lose-congressional-seat-estimates-find/article_bc8dfcd4-6542-5071-a4a8-89b85713e2c7.html

ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections…

16 January 2020 11:45PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/new-york-could-lose-congressional-seat-estimates-find/article_bc8dfcd4-6542-5071-a4a8-89b85713e2c7.html

ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections…

16 January 2020 02:37PM
Scott Myers

I oppose the new jail in Coxsackie, many people do.

The background begins three years ago when Greene County began to block my email to @discovergreene.com. I continued to attend meetings, including all of the Safety, Engineering, and Alternative To Incarceration…

15 January 2020 05:25PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/no-paper-bag-tax-for-greene/article_517b0292-0e69-5ed2-b25d-01aa401719f1.html

CATSKILL — County lawmakers decided Monday not to exercise their right to impose a county tax on paper bags.

A statewide law, effective in March, not only bans single-use plastic bags but gives counties and cities the option to impose a 5-cent fee on paper bags.…

15 January 2020 05:21PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/village-to-create-cultural-comprehensive-plan/article_e1c6967b-55eb-57fa-9ebb-a3b96c56cb86.html#tncms-source=article-nav-prev

CATSKILL — A swath of subcommittees will be tackling the village’s cultural issues in collaboration with the village’s new comprehensive plan.

The village imposed a moratorium on all new development along the waterfront in September 2018 so officials could begin to update the municipality’s 10-year-old comprehensive…

 

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