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12 December 2018 10:03AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/county-vote-budget-17-tax-hike

HUDSON — Columbia County is proposing a $156.5 million budget for 2019 that will increase the tax levy by 1.7 percent, which is within the statewide 2-percent property tax cap.

The preliminary budget calls for an increase in taxes that amounts to an average of $6…

12 December 2018 09:34AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/columbia-county-vets-set-help-vets

HUDSON — Columbia County will offer a new peer-to-peer support program for veterans, taking advantage of $100,000 in state funding the county received this year, and will kick things off at a Christmas party this weekend.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Flaherty, the director of Columbia County…

12 December 2018 09:30AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/twin-county-lawmakers-denounce-63-raise

he state Compensation Committee on Monday issued its final report that will increase annual salaries for state officials including the governor and legislators.

After 20 years without a pay raise, state officials in the executive branch, including the governor, comptroller, attorney general and members of the…

12 December 2018 09:30AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/twin-county-lawmakers-denounce-63-raise

he state Compensation Committee on Monday issued its final report that will increase annual salaries for state officials including the governor and legislators.

After 20 years without a pay raise, state officials in the executive branch, including the governor, comptroller, attorney general and members of the…

12 December 2018 09:24AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/tax-exemption-new-buildings-saves-twin-county-farmers-14m

ALBANY — The state is extending a property tax exemption for new farm buildings that saved Twin County farms more than $14 million in property taxes in 2018.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that would extend the state’s Agricultural Building Exemption another decade — until Jan.…

12 December 2018 09:24AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/tax-exemption-new-buildings-saves-twin-county-farmers-14m

ALBANY — The state is extending a property tax exemption for new farm buildings that saved Twin County farms more than $14 million in property taxes in 2018.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that would extend the state’s Agricultural Building Exemption another decade — until Jan.…

12 December 2018 09:19AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/rochester-company-oversee-farm-demolition-airport

HUDSON — Columbia County may contract with Rochester-based Passero Associates to plan and oversee the proposed demolition of an old farming facility on the property of the Columbia County Airport for $38,000.

The county Public Works Committee passed a resolution at its meeting Wednesday to approve…

12 December 2018 09:19AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/rochester-company-oversee-farm-demolition-airport

HUDSON — Columbia County may contract with Rochester-based Passero Associates to plan and oversee the proposed demolition of an old farming facility on the property of the Columbia County Airport for $38,000.

The county Public Works Committee passed a resolution at its meeting Wednesday to approve…

12 December 2018 09:19AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/rochester-company-oversee-farm-demolition-airport

HUDSON — Columbia County may contract with Rochester-based Passero Associates to plan and oversee the proposed demolition of an old farming facility on the property of the Columbia County Airport for $38,000.

The county Public Works Committee passed a resolution at its meeting Wednesday to approve…

12 December 2018 08:44AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/twin-counties-collaborate-addiction-recovery-campaign

Columbia and Greene counties plan to contract with a Greenville-based marketing company to help the counties embark on a collaborative multimedia campaign to help combat the opioid epidemic.

The Columbia County Health and Human Services Committee approved a resolution to change a memorandum of understanding between…

12 December 2018 08:44AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/twin-counties-collaborate-addiction-recovery-campaign

Columbia and Greene counties plan to contract with a Greenville-based marketing company to help the counties embark on a collaborative multimedia campaign to help combat the opioid epidemic.

The Columbia County Health and Human Services Committee approved a resolution to change a memorandum of understanding between…

11 December 2018 01:34PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-crisis-children-opioid-addicts

ATHENS — A new cycle of the opioid crisis is developing: How to deal with the children of addicts. And one local organization said it bears watching in the Twin Counties.

The Hands and Hearts Mission, a group that conceived projects and provides resources to support…

11 December 2018 01:34PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-crisis-children-opioid-addicts

ATHENS — A new cycle of the opioid crisis is developing: How to deal with the children of addicts. And one local organization said it bears watching in the Twin Counties.

The Hands and Hearts Mission, a group that conceived projects and provides resources to support…

11 December 2018 01:21PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/chatham-eatery-deemed-total-loss

CHATHAM — Customers and employees of O’s Eatery at 309 Rigor Hill Rd. in Chatham are safe after a fire blazed through the restaurant Saturday night, but it is damaged beyond repair, fire officials said.

The call to the fire department came in around 6:30 p.m.…

9 December 2018 09:47AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/craryville-gas-station-support-falls-short

COPAKE — Changes to the plan for a proposed gas station that has sparked contentious debate in town were met with approval Thursday, but residents said more changes are necessary for them to support the project.

Beneath a sign declaring Copake “The land with rural charm,”…

9 December 2018 09:47AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/craryville-gas-station-support-falls-short

COPAKE — Changes to the plan for a proposed gas station that has sparked contentious debate in town were met with approval Thursday, but residents said more changes are necessary for them to support the project.

Beneath a sign declaring Copake “The land with rural charm,”…

3 December 2018 11:25AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/supervisors-close-providing-after-hours-defense-attorneys

“Columbia County officials will consider redirecting $423,000 in state funds to contract with four attorneys to provide night-time arraignments in all town and village courts in the county.

“Columbia County Public Defender D.J. Cornelius requested at Tuesday’s county Public Safety Committee meeting permission to redirect state…

3 December 2018 11:25AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/supervisors-close-providing-after-hours-defense-attorneys

“Columbia County officials will consider redirecting $423,000 in state funds to contract with four attorneys to provide night-time arraignments in all town and village courts in the county.

“Columbia County Public Defender D.J. Cornelius requested at Tuesday’s county Public Safety Committee meeting permission to redirect state…

3 December 2018 11:25AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/supervisors-close-providing-after-hours-defense-attorneys

“Columbia County officials will consider redirecting $423,000 in state funds to contract with four attorneys to provide night-time arraignments in all town and village courts in the county.

“Columbia County Public Defender D.J. Cornelius requested at Tuesday’s county Public Safety Committee meeting permission to redirect state…

3 December 2018 11:25AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/supervisors-close-providing-after-hours-defense-attorneys

“Columbia County officials will consider redirecting $423,000 in state funds to contract with four attorneys to provide night-time arraignments in all town and village courts in the county.

“Columbia County Public Defender D.J. Cornelius requested at Tuesday’s county Public Safety Committee meeting permission to redirect state…

2 December 2018 07:36AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/hudson-youth-commissioner-steps-down

HUDSON – Mark Bryant resigned Wednesday as the city’s Youth Commissioner for health reasons.

Bryant’s resignation is effective immediately, Mayor Rick Rector said.

“Mark has sent his thanks for having the opportunity to serving as youth commissioner and the chance to work with the youth of this…

1 December 2018 05:34PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/spreading-hanukkah%E2%80%99s-light-one-candle-time

The Jewish communities of Greene and Columbia counties will be celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday beginning at sundown with special services at Twin County synagogues.

Temple Israel in Catskill will host a service at 6 p.m. Sunday with a vegetarian potluck supper and…

1 December 2018 05:34PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/spreading-hanukkah%E2%80%99s-light-one-candle-time

The Jewish communities of Greene and Columbia counties will be celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday beginning at sundown with special services at Twin County synagogues.

Temple Israel in Catskill will host a service at 6 p.m. Sunday with a vegetarian potluck supper and…

29 November 2018 09:32PM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/mystery-surrounds-beer-store-closure

HUDSON — The Beer Store closed without notice Monday shortly after a liquor store moved in next door.

The former Beer Store, at 40 Green St., closed about a week after Wine and Spirits moved from its former location of 723 Columbia St. into the adjacent…

29 November 2018 09:28PM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/columbia-county-supervisors-discuss-possible-plastic-bag-ban

HUDSON — Columbia County supervisors are discussing a ban on the use of single-use plastic retail bags as they wait to see what the state does with legislation that has sat in the Assembly and Senate for months.

Supervisors on the County Government Committee started talking…

 

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