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Politics/Government
24 August 2019 09:01PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/route-66-bridge-ghent-reopens-ribbon-cutting

GHENT — The Route 66 Bridge over the Kline Kill Creek was reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, five days before the Columbia County Fair and two weeks before the start of school.

The bridge was closed since June 28 as construction crews worked to make…

24 August 2019 05:56PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/veterans-outraged-political-content-speech

CATSKILL — Several local veterans were outraged by the political rhetoric in a speech during the opening ceremony for the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Thursday.

The Memorial Wall features the names of the 58,220 Americans who lost their lives in Vietnam. The exhibit is scaled…

24 August 2019 01:02PM
Dan Udell

“The event is described as being: For people who care about Hudson and how we brand our GREAT City for tourism. For people who want to leverage local talent for this project. For people who believe we deserve better than what’s been proposed so far.”

22 August 2019 10:39PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/vietnam-memorial-wall-comes-catskill

CATSKILL — A somber morning was observed along the Hudson as Greene County remembered those who lost their lives in Vietnam.

The Vietnam War took place from November 1954 to April 1975. It is the second longest combat that the U.S. has participated in and 58,220…

22 August 2019 10:29PM
Linda Mussmann

www.news10.com/news/local-news/mexican-radio-shutting-down-in-hudson-over-immigration-crackdown/

ICE is in Hudson far too often and creating a chilling effect on our community.
news Channel 10 story attached

22 August 2019 10:18PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/village-borrows-5m-fix-aging-water-system

CATSKILL — Village trustees authorized a bond of up to $5 million for improvements to the water plant and the water main.

The funds will be used to improve filtration and replace the water main beneath Main Street. The bond is tentative, based on the results…

22 August 2019 09:20PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-york-sues-epa-over-hudson-river-dredging

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charging a “certificate of completion” was prematurely awarded to General Electric for removal of contaminants from the Hudson River.

The lawsuit was announced jointly by state Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew…

22 August 2019 09:20PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-york-sues-epa-over-hudson-river-dredging

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charging a “certificate of completion” was prematurely awarded to General Electric for removal of contaminants from the Hudson River.

The lawsuit was announced jointly by state Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew…

22 August 2019 09:17PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/mexican-radio-says-closing-tied-ice-enforcement

HUDSON — The Warren Street restaurant Mexican Radio Hudson closed Aug. 11, and owners now lay part of the blame on immigration enforcement actions and deportations that impacted their employees.

A statement on the restaurant’s website, mexradio.com, claims that many of the restaurant’s employees,…

22 August 2019 07:07PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/city-dog-park-gets-council-approval

HUDSON — Soon city dog owners will no longer have to drive across the river to Athens or south to Germantown to use a dog park.

The Hudson Common Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday in favor of putting a dog park at the former Foster’s…

22 August 2019 06:55PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/city-vote-solar-agreement

HUDSON – City leaders will vote on whether the city will opt into a community solar farm that could save taxpayers thousands of dollars in electricity costs.

The contract between East Light Partners and the City of Hudson to establish a solar farm will be up…

21 August 2019 11:18AM
Dan Udell

Among the dozen or so resolutions considered, the Council took the following actions: Approved the Dog Park; opposed any State or Federal legislation to increase truck length or weight; execute State funding for DRI projects; accept $4,000 from Cornell Cooperative Extension for crosswalk improvements; delayed…

19 August 2019 08:31PM
Enid Futterman

www.cityofhudson.org/Common%20Council/Agendas%20Meeting%20Documents/2019/August/Chandlerthinks%20(tourism%20board)%20(2)%208.2019.pdf

I just perused the Chandlerthinks proposal for the Hudson Tourism Board’s project to brand Hudson, which is provoking some discussion because the proposal has been selected and a resolution between the city and the company has been drafted, although the question of funding the study…

18 August 2019 05:39PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/dec-watch-algae-blooms-water-bodies

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking recreationalists to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms that can be hazardous to the health of people and pets.

Blooms typically appear in mid-August. Touching, swallowing and inhaling the toxic blooms are dangerous for both humans…

18 August 2019 05:39PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/dec-watch-algae-blooms-water-bodies

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking recreationalists to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms that can be hazardous to the health of people and pets.

Blooms typically appear in mid-August. Touching, swallowing and inhaling the toxic blooms are dangerous for both humans…

18 August 2019 12:35AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/county-change-nepotism-policy

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers plan to change employment policies regarding the hiring of relatives, the county administrator confirmed Thursday.

The current policy, which prohibits a family member from working as a subordinate for a direct relative, has been in effect since 2007. Greene County Administrator…

17 August 2019 05:50PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/county-change-nepotism-policy

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers plan to change employment policies regarding the hiring of relatives, the county administrator confirmed Thursday.

The current policy, which prohibits a family member from working as a subordinate for a direct relative, has been in effect since 2007. Greene County Administrator…

17 August 2019 05:46PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/county-obtains-low-interest-rate-jail

CATSKILL — Greene County officials Thursday secured an interest rate a full point lower than originally expected on a $39 million bond for the construction of the new county jail in Coxsackie.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc, was the successful bidder, with an interest rate…

17 August 2019 10:33AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/village-plans-add-pro-environment-features

CATSKILL — Village trustees discussed the upcoming installation of electric car chargers Wednesday night.

By taking this environmentally friendly step, the village will advance toward its bronze designation in the state Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities program. The Climate Smart Communities program helps municipalities…

16 August 2019 09:03PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/ideas-old-county-jail-aired

CATSKILL — Representatives of the Save the Old Jail Coalition attended the Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday night to learn where their proposal stood with county lawmakers.

Legislator Jack Keller, R-Catskill, gave Meg Nowack of Historic Catskill the floor during the meeting. Nowack, along with the…

16 August 2019 06:47PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/fire-district-boundary-line-changes-questioned

TAGHKANIC — A revision to the Taghkanic Fire District boundaries could mean residents in the town served by EMS workers and firefighters in the Churchtown Fire District could see a change in who responds to some of their calls.

A public hearing drew a crowd of…

16 August 2019 06:47PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/fire-district-boundary-line-changes-questioned

TAGHKANIC — A revision to the Taghkanic Fire District boundaries could mean residents in the town served by EMS workers and firefighters in the Churchtown Fire District could see a change in who responds to some of their calls.

A public hearing drew a crowd of…

16 August 2019 12:20PM
Cassidy A. Maze

In reference to the article by Sarah Trafton on the Greene County Public Safety meeting, “Ideas for the Old County Jail Aired”-August 10, 2019 (included below), at which Meg Nowack, who leads the Save the Old Jail coalition (“STOJ”) and who is also the…

16 August 2019 10:50AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/woman-detained-ice-released-bond

HUDSON — A woman detained by immigration officers on Green Street on Tuesday has been released on bond.

Bryan MacCormack, executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said his group helped the woman’s family post a $5,000 bond to secure her release.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

16 August 2019 10:44AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/roundabout-excavated-fix-%E2%80%98imperfections%E2%80%99

GREENPORT — Last October, the new roundabout near the entrance of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge was opened, and now, less than one year later, the blacktop is being dug up and replaced.

The good news is that it won’t cost taxpayers a dime.

Greenport Town Supervisor…

 

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