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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…

15 January 2020 05:18PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/new-sewer-district-on-landon-ave/article_cde56dea-6cb6-5e62-8822-4763df879130.html

CATSKILL — Village and town officials are drafting plans to install a new sewer line that would connect to a summer camp for special needs children at the former Pollace’s Family Vacation Resort.

The camp will eventually become part of a new sewer district.

The town planning…

15 January 2020 11:00AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/chameides-named-to-oversee-ada-coordination/article_0edfc3e9-b690-56a6-b7f7-76d107e1048b.html

HUDSON — Mayor Kamal Johnson has appointed a point person for people with disabilities to lodge complaints and ensure the city’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Michael Chameides, who was appointed mayoral aide by Johnson at the start of his term at an annual…

15 January 2020 10:56AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/common-council-minority-leader-shake-up-causes-stir/article_4106ee19-eed6-592b-b3c6-28ef10fdf8b0.html

HUDSON — The new term of the Common Council got off to a rocky start at its reorganizational meeting Monday when a disagreement erupted over which of its members should serve as minority leader.

The meeting began at Common Council Chambers, 520 Warren St., with the…

12 January 2020 11:05PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/lawrence-pushes-styrofoam-ban/article_dab61f34-f0b1-550a-9bdc-589e916b5351.html

CATSKILL — With legislation banning single-use plastic bags on the horizon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a Greene County lawmaker are calling for an end to the Styrofoam era.

In his State of the State Address on Wednesday, the governor called for a series of environmental initiatives.

“Last…

10 January 2020 03:20PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/governor-bail-reform-needs-work/article_a6c533cf-2d9f-52a3-bcf2-3b591580e6b1.html

Six days after bail reform went into effect across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo began discussing adjustments.

The reform, predicted to reduce pretrial detainees by 90%, eliminates bail for defendants with misdemeanor and nonviolent felony offenses, according to governor.ny.gov. Local law enforcement, district attorneys…

10 January 2020 03:20PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/governor-bail-reform-needs-work/article_a6c533cf-2d9f-52a3-bcf2-3b591580e6b1.html

Six days after bail reform went into effect across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo began discussing adjustments.

The reform, predicted to reduce pretrial detainees by 90%, eliminates bail for defendants with misdemeanor and nonviolent felony offenses, according to governor.ny.gov. Local law enforcement, district attorneys…

10 January 2020 03:13PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/state-police-allegations-at-catskill-barracks-unfounded/article_b197615d-edfc-5a98-b77d-7afeb7a8a89b.html

ATSKILL — An investigation into charges of misconduct at the state police barracks in Catskill that became a flashpoint in the election campaign for Greene County sheriff revealed that the allegations are unfounded, state police officials said Tuesday.

State Police Director of Public Information Beau Duffy…

10 January 2020 12:40PM

www.friendsofclermont.org

As a part of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council’s 9th round of CFA (Consolidated Funding Application) grants, Friends of Clermont was awarded $197,041 from the Environmental Protection Fund grant program for Parks, Preservation, and Heritage to restore the exterior of Livingston Mansion. The Friends…

10 January 2020 12:40PM

www.friendsofclermont.org

As a part of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council’s 9th round of CFA (Consolidated Funding Application) grants, Friends of Clermont was awarded $197,041 from the Environmental Protection Fund grant program for Parks, Preservation, and Heritage to restore the exterior of Livingston Mansion. The Friends…

10 January 2020 12:40PM

www.friendsofclermont.org

As a part of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council’s 9th round of CFA (Consolidated Funding Application) grants, Friends of Clermont was awarded $197,041 from the Environmental Protection Fund grant program for Parks, Preservation, and Heritage to restore the exterior of Livingston Mansion. The Friends…

9 January 2020 12:43PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cuomo-pushes-for-unity-and-progress-in-state-of-the/article_94f6dde4-c48a-59a4-9d82-e9d652579767.html

ALBANY — Unity, equality and progressiveness were themes and values heavily stressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his 10th State of the State Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday.

Cuomo’s 2020 agenda touched upon everything from legalizing recreational marijuana, expanding women’s rights,…

9 January 2020 12:43PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/cuomo-pushes-for-unity-and-progress-in-state-of-the/article_94f6dde4-c48a-59a4-9d82-e9d652579767.html

ALBANY — Unity, equality and progressiveness were themes and values heavily stressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his 10th State of the State Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday.

Cuomo’s 2020 agenda touched upon everything from legalizing recreational marijuana, expanding women’s rights,…

9 January 2020 12:36PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/judge-temporarily-halts-farm-labor-rights-act/article_7bb1d661-923d-58f4-b430-a041b75ec553.html

BUFFALO — The new law that expands labor rights for farm workers will be delayed until the end of January, a federal judge ruled last week.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo, of the Western District of New York, wrote in his Dec. 31 decision the so-called…

9 January 2020 12:36PM
Johnson Newspapers

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/judge-temporarily-halts-farm-labor-rights-act/article_7bb1d661-923d-58f4-b430-a041b75ec553.html

BUFFALO — The new law that expands labor rights for farm workers will be delayed until the end of January, a federal judge ruled last week.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo, of the Western District of New York, wrote in his Dec. 31 decision the so-called…

7 January 2020 10:05AM
Enid Futterman-2

www.timesunion.com/business/article/How-Penn-Station-expansion-would-benefit-Albany-14953532.php#photo-18691294

The best news in this piece is that Moynihan Train Hall will open before the end of 2020. It won’t bring back the old, glorious Pennsylvania Station—its destruction in 1964 is still mourned by those who remember it—but it has to be better than what…

7 January 2020 09:48AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/village-court-to-merge-with-town/article_6829cd26-0b33-5348-9f65-df293cc568b6.html

CATSKILL — Following in the footsteps of Coxsackie, the village of Catskill will be doing away with its court.

The merger with Catskill Town Court is not expected to take place until March 2021. A number of factors led to the consolidation, Village President Vincent Seeley…

7 January 2020 09:43AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/stewart-s-eyes-village-location/article_f3752264-2767-542d-b25f-42c763befd43.html

CATSKILL — A new Stewart’s location within the village will soon be under review, village officials said Monday.

The proposed site is where Mountain T-Shirts is currently located, at the corner of West Main and West Bridge streets. The building is listed for sale by real…

5 January 2020 11:32AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/ny-ranks-no-in-population-decline/article_da1303a4-2586-59e7-9079-8f9128fe3825.html

New York ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2019 for losing population, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York’s population decreased by 76,790, followed by Illinois with 51,250, West Virginia with 12,144, Louisiana with 10,896, Connecticut with 6,233, Mississippi with…

 

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