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Politics/Government
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 01:16PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/standing-those-imprisoned-their-beliefs

HUDSON — Residents dropped in to Mexican Radio in Hudson to participate in the third annual Columbia County Write for Rights event Sunday.

The event involved residents writing to various governments across the globe to bring attention to human rights violations in many countries, Amnesty International…

11 December 2018 01:04PM
Daniel Zuckerman

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/teaching-anne-frank%E2%80%99s-story-new-ways

HUDSON — The teaching of Anne Frank’s story in unlikely and unusual places is the focus of a recently released book that was the focus of an author’s talk and signing at the Hudson Area Library on Sunday.

English author Gillian Walnes Perry, who received a…

11 December 2018 12:01PM
Dan Udell

Seven Resolutions were proposed as well as one Local Law pertaining to confinement of animals in motor vehicles. Wes Powell, Dog Control Officer, made a presentation about his role and he agreed to work with Tiffany Garriga to put together a flyer describing how to…

10 December 2018 01:13PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Join the Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group Monday, December 17, 6-8pm, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss the 2006 documentary, Two Square Miles, directed by local filmmaker, Barbara Ettinger. The film tracks the conflicts in Hudson, NY when a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant…

10 December 2018 01:13PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Join the Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group Monday, December 17, 6-8pm, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss the 2006 documentary, Two Square Miles, directed by local filmmaker, Barbara Ettinger. The film tracks the conflicts in Hudson, NY when a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant…

10 December 2018 01:13PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Join the Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group Monday, December 17, 6-8pm, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss the 2006 documentary, Two Square Miles, directed by local filmmaker, Barbara Ettinger. The film tracks the conflicts in Hudson, NY when a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant…

10 December 2018 01:13PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Join the Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group Monday, December 17, 6-8pm, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss the 2006 documentary, Two Square Miles, directed by local filmmaker, Barbara Ettinger. The film tracks the conflicts in Hudson, NY when a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant…

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,”…

9 December 2018 09:40AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/faso-reflects-what-might-have-been

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, hosted a conference call Thursday to discuss his past 23 months in office and what lies ahead in the final month of the 115th Congress, calling Republicans’ losses last month a wake-up call to the president and party.

The…

9 December 2018 09:40AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/faso-reflects-what-might-have-been

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, hosted a conference call Thursday to discuss his past 23 months in office and what lies ahead in the final month of the 115th Congress, calling Republicans’ losses last month a wake-up call to the president and party.

The…

8 December 2018 10:48PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/tributes-courage-day-infamy

Louise McRoberts, 94, of Windham, signed up for World War II on her 20th birthday: Oct. 14, 1944.

“My parents wouldn’t sign the consent form,” she said.

Life changed for McRoberts and the nation at large after the events of Dec. 7, 1941. Japan’s attack at the…

 

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