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Politics/Government
19 February 2019 12:44PM

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced that during his first in-district work period, which began on Saturday, he is holding six town halls and focusing on agriculture priorities for the district.

“I’m looking forward to a week traveling the district, listening to folks, and most…

19 February 2019 12:44PM

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced that during his first in-district work period, which began on Saturday, he is holding six town halls and focusing on agriculture priorities for the district.

“I’m looking forward to a week traveling the district, listening to folks, and most…

19 February 2019 12:05PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/city-weigh-john-l-edwards-school-fate

HUDSON — The city will conduct a feasibility study for the former John L. Edwards Elementary School before converting it into the headquarters for its government offices.

The John L. Edwards Elementary School, at 360 State St., closed its doors after the end of the 2017-18…

18 February 2019 07:17AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/local-veterans-urge-new-lebanon-survey-public-about-tax-exemption

NEW LEBANON — Local veterans are petitioning the New Lebanon Central School District to conduct a survey to measure public opinion on offering veterans an exemption on their school taxes.

New Lebanon for years refused to follow in the footsteps of all other school districts in…

18 February 2019 06:59AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/columbia-county-plans-have-short-term-rental-tax-november

HUDSON — Columbia County is planning to create and approve a plan to tax short-term rentals by November, with initial estimated projections showing the county would generate $270,000 in revenue from the tax.

Assistant County Attorney Heidi Cochrane told town supervisors at the Occupancy Charge Review…

17 February 2019 04:27PM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/kinderhook-supervisor-grattan-will-not-seek-re-election

KINDERHOOK — Town Supervisor Patrick Grattan, whose term is up in December, will not run for re-election this November and passing the reins after almost three decades of public service in the area.

Grattan confirmed Wednesday that he is not running for a sixth term, saying…

17 February 2019 09:37AM
Scott Myers

Last week’s news of a death at the Greene County Prison prompted appropriate outrage. https://imby.com/catskill/article/state-cardiac-arrest-kills-inmate/

It’s welcome participation, but perhaps a bit misdirected.

Justice was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster, likely a…

17 February 2019 09:37AM
Scott Myers

Last week’s news of a death at the Greene County Prison prompted appropriate outrage. https://imby.com/catskill/article/state-cardiac-arrest-kills-inmate/

It’s welcome participation, but perhaps a bit misdirected.

Justice was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster, likely a…

17 February 2019 08:01AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/state-cardiac-arrest-killed-inmate

COXSACKIE – A preliminary investigation shows Greene Correctional Facility inmate Anthony Myrie went into cardiac arrest and died after a brawl with fellow inmates, a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesman said Friday.

Myrie, 24, was serving seven years on a conviction of third-degree attempted…

16 February 2019 10:26PM
Dan Udell

Congressman Antonio Delgado held one of six planned town halls right here in Columbia County at the Germantown Kellner Community Center, FEBRUARY 16, 2019. Videography: Dan Udell

15 February 2019 12:11PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/hudson-housing-authority-goes-back-square-one

HUDSON — The Hudson Housing Authority will go back to the drawing board for its multi-million affordable housing development project.

The $53 million project proposed by the Authority and co-developer Property Resources Corporation, of White Plains, to renovate 117 units at Bliss Towers and construct two…

15 February 2019 09:16AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/death-under-investigation-greene-correctional-facility-0

COXSACKIE — News of the death of a 24-year-old inmate at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie gained national attention Thursday as two rap superstars weighed in on the incident, accusing prison officials of a coverup.

Anthony Myrie was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center following an…

15 February 2019 09:10AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/catskill%E2%80%99s-408m-project-passes

CATSKILL — Catskill Central School District voters approved a proposed $40.8 million capital project, 308-259, in a referendum held on a snowy and icy Tuesday.

The capital project involves several improvements including upgrades to academic programs, classrooms, buildings, security controls, roads, parking lots and athletic fields.

14 February 2019 05:15PM
Dan Udell

Tony Jones receives award of appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to Columbia County.

13 February 2019 04:12PM

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/poking-bear

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the German-American Bund rally in 1939. It happened in the old Madison Square Garden, the one on 50th Street and 8th Avenue, the MSG of my youth, the place where I later went to see the Ringling Brothers,…

13 February 2019 08:57AM
Scott Myers

Https://youtu.be/nJLn-0QrOGs

Sheriff Greg Seeley’s conclusion that crime is related to poverty has no real support. What IS supported is the lack of new money industry and tech in Greene County. Seeley’s answer is to build more human cages, which diverts the resources. $90…

13 February 2019 08:57AM
Scott Myers

Https://youtu.be/nJLn-0QrOGs

Sheriff Greg Seeley’s conclusion that crime is related to poverty has no real support. What IS supported is the lack of new money industry and tech in Greene County. Seeley’s answer is to build more human cages, which diverts the resources. $90…

12 February 2019 02:50PM
Columbia County NY Democrats

mailchi.mp/fec7bdd3d939/gearing-up-429995?e=6825d85d96

Being engaged in politics is a full-time endeavor, as countless issues require our attention, oversight, and involvement. It’s now time to ratchet up the activity, as we look towards a pivotal election cycle in 2020.

Preparations are taking many forms; you will them in our…

12 February 2019 02:50PM
Columbia County NY Democrats

mailchi.mp/fec7bdd3d939/gearing-up-429995?e=6825d85d96

Being engaged in politics is a full-time endeavor, as countless issues require our attention, oversight, and involvement. It’s now time to ratchet up the activity, as we look towards a pivotal election cycle in 2020.

Preparations are taking many forms; you will them in our…

12 February 2019 02:50PM
Columbia County NY Democrats

mailchi.mp/fec7bdd3d939/gearing-up-429995?e=6825d85d96

Being engaged in politics is a full-time endeavor, as countless issues require our attention, oversight, and involvement. It’s now time to ratchet up the activity, as we look towards a pivotal election cycle in 2020.

Preparations are taking many forms; you will them in our…

12 February 2019 12:18PM
Dan Udell

Camphill Hudson residents ask for a safer intersection at 3rd and Warren for pedestrians at Hudson’s Common Council meeting, 02-11-19.

10 February 2019 08:50AM
Kate Lisa

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/voters-have-final-say-408m-capital-project

CATSKILL — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to have the final say on a $40.8 million capital renovation project in the Catskill Central School District.

The total cost of the project is $40,795,000, but 70 percent of the project’s cost will be covered through…

9 February 2019 09:00AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/copake-planning-board-hire-engineer-look-craryville-gas-station-plans

COPAKE — Town attorney Ken Dow on Thursday recommended the planning board hire an independent engineer to review technical aspects of GRJH Inc.’s plans to build a 3,240-square-foot convenience store with a 12-pump gas island at the corner of Route 23 and Craryville Road.

“I think…

9 February 2019 08:56AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/nixing-cash-bail-cuomo%E2%80%99s-answer-criminal-justice-inequality

ALBANY — Twin County criminal justice reform proponents say Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to reform the state’s justice system are steps in the right direction.

Cuomo proposed numerous reforms to the state’s criminal justice system as part of his 2019-20 Executive Budget, including ending the cash…

9 February 2019 08:56AM
Richard Moody

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/nixing-cash-bail-cuomo%E2%80%99s-answer-criminal-justice-inequality

ALBANY — Twin County criminal justice reform proponents say Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to reform the state’s justice system are steps in the right direction.

Cuomo proposed numerous reforms to the state’s criminal justice system as part of his 2019-20 Executive Budget, including ending the cash…

 

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