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Hard news
25 June 2019 10:50AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/erin%E2%80%99s-law-headed-governor%E2%80%99s-desk

ALBANY — After years of going back and forth on the issue, both houses of the state Legislature have passed Erin’s Law, a bill that requires kindergarten through eighth grade to provide children and faculty with training on identifying child sexual abuse and how to…

25 June 2019 10:50AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/erin%E2%80%99s-law-headed-governor%E2%80%99s-desk

ALBANY — After years of going back and forth on the issue, both houses of the state Legislature have passed Erin’s Law, a bill that requires kindergarten through eighth grade to provide children and faculty with training on identifying child sexual abuse and how to…

25 June 2019 06:35AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/man-critical-condition-after-saturday-rollover

COPAKE — A Massachusetts man remained in critical condition Monday after his car hit a guardrail, became airborne and landed in a creek Saturday night, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

The accident was reported at about 7:44 p.m. Saturday, south of Weed Mine Road, according…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

24 June 2019 04:58PM

I was greatly saddened when I read “District raises bar to vote” in the May 24th edition of the Columbia Paper. I am a Columbia County poll inspector. I have worked many elections including the 2018 Taconic Hills Budget/School Board vote. My experience here as…

23 June 2019 09:02AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/pot-decriminalization-expanded-legalization-fails

ALBANY — State lawmakers voted on their last day in the legislative session to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, along with other changes to existing law.

The initial push was for legalization, but after months of negotiation, legislators decided to compromise on a decriminalization…

23 June 2019 08:58AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/split-verdict-farm-workers-bill-0

ALBANY — State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday granting expanded benefits and rights to farm workers around the state.

Known as the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, the bill gives farm laborers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. The bill also addresses working…

23 June 2019 08:58AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/split-verdict-farm-workers-bill-0

ALBANY — State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday granting expanded benefits and rights to farm workers around the state.

Known as the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, the bill gives farm laborers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. The bill also addresses working…

22 June 2019 09:52PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/green-light-bill-gets-go-ahead

ALBANY — State lawmakers approved a bill that would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The legislation met with fierce opposition from Republicans.

The legislation, known as the Green Light bill, was passed in the state Senate late Monday, but was approved in the Assembly last…

22 June 2019 09:52PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/green-light-bill-gets-go-ahead

ALBANY — State lawmakers approved a bill that would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The legislation met with fierce opposition from Republicans.

The legislation, known as the Green Light bill, was passed in the state Senate late Monday, but was approved in the Assembly last…

21 June 2019 10:05AM
Betsy Miller

www.VerdigrisTea.com

In the recent history of Hudson, the gradual upgrading of buildings has turned this riverfront town from one of ‘unrealized potential’ to a city of beautiful homes worthy of several NY Times articles.

One man who took a chance on Hudson was John McNally. He…

21 June 2019 10:05AM
Betsy Miller

www.VerdigrisTea.com

In the recent history of Hudson, the gradual upgrading of buildings has turned this riverfront town from one of ‘unrealized potential’ to a city of beautiful homes worthy of several NY Times articles.

One man who took a chance on Hudson was John McNally. He…

21 June 2019 10:05AM
Betsy Miller

www.VerdigrisTea.com

In the recent history of Hudson, the gradual upgrading of buildings has turned this riverfront town from one of ‘unrealized potential’ to a city of beautiful homes worthy of several NY Times articles.

One man who took a chance on Hudson was John McNally. He…

21 June 2019 10:05AM
Betsy Miller

www.VerdigrisTea.com

In the recent history of Hudson, the gradual upgrading of buildings has turned this riverfront town from one of ‘unrealized potential’ to a city of beautiful homes worthy of several NY Times articles.

One man who took a chance on Hudson was John McNally. He…

18 June 2019 04:16PM

hudsonhall.org/cunningham-at-100/

Cunningham at 100
Saturday, June 22
5-7pm: Merce Cunningham: Passing Time exhibition opening
7:30pm: Free screening – If the Dancer Dances (2019)

Join us for the launch of our six-week celebration of dance legend Merce Cunningham next Saturday evening with the opening of Merce Cunningham: Passing Time, an…

17 June 2019 03:06PM

assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Didi-Barrett/story/87015

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) is encouraging Hudson Valley residents to sign onto a letter she recently wrote to Gov. Cuomo requesting he restore $1 million in funding for Lyme and tick-borne disease (TBD) research, education and prevention initiatives. The funding, which was included in the…

16 June 2019 01:18PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/man-dog-killed-copake-car-fire

COPAKE — A fatal car fire in the town of Copake early Friday morning left a man and a dog dead, Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett said.

The fire is under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the state Office of Fire…

16 June 2019 01:11PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/gop-seeks-more-discretion-judges

ALBANY — Republican lawmakers are calling for amendments to the bail reforms that were included in the state budget passed two months ago to give judges more discretion in imposing bail in certain cases.

As part of the $175 billion state budget approved by the Legislature…

16 June 2019 01:11PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/gop-seeks-more-discretion-judges

ALBANY — Republican lawmakers are calling for amendments to the bail reforms that were included in the state budget passed two months ago to give judges more discretion in imposing bail in certain cases.

As part of the $175 billion state budget approved by the Legislature…

15 June 2019 08:32AM
Enid Futterman

www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-our-lives-are-in-the-hands-of-the-state-senate-20190614-q6hydz3ctrbrhoe4hqfebl2afu-story.html

“I have lived in Hudson, N.Y., for 14 years. I own a restaurant here. I came here from El Salvador as a single mother to escape an abusive partner. We’re a big close-knit family of 13. We work hard, we support each other and we…

 

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