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21 February 2020 04:34PM
Abby Hoover

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/planners-table-vote-on-craryville-gas-station/article_c27a3f3d-1781-534c-b99e-48bc3a538d02.html

COPAKE – The Planning Board delayed its vote on the proposed GRJH gas station to the frustration of those who showed up in protest at a special meeting Saturday.

The special meeting was called for a site plan review for the proposed convenience store and gas…

21 February 2020 04:27PM
Abby Hoover

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/protests-greet-ice-leader-in-troy/article_94a6d926-a018-5c0d-865a-7c7728f9b725.html

TROY — A visit from Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matthew Albence to the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, 400 Main St., prompted protests from local immigration rights groups Thursday.

Gathering outside in demonstration, speakers took turns voicing their protests. Bryan MacCormack, director of the…

21 February 2020 02:57PM
Abby Hoover

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/ice-to-increase-presence-in-sanctuary-cities/article_d629ef3b-4a09-5041-aab6-370bb25340dc.html

HUDSON — Additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are being sent to several sanctuary cities across the nation.

Hudson, designated a welcoming and inclusive city nearly three years ago, is not on the list.

Customs and Border Patrol will send 50 border patrol agents and 50 field…

21 February 2020 11:01AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/county-amends-favoritism-policy/article_3be12641-e5bc-5bb7-bbfc-8846454a17ec.html

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers Wednesday approved revisions to the county’s favoritism policy following debate about its legality.

Questions about the policy first arose when former Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley hired his son Matthew Seeley as a provisional employee following his graduation from police academy…

21 February 2020 11:01AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/county-amends-favoritism-policy/article_3be12641-e5bc-5bb7-bbfc-8846454a17ec.html

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers Wednesday approved revisions to the county’s favoritism policy following debate about its legality.

Questions about the policy first arose when former Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley hired his son Matthew Seeley as a provisional employee following his graduation from police academy…

21 February 2020 10:57AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/census-funding-in-jeopardy/article_3fe0ba88-89f4-5509-8b83-719f3d4cf3ef.html

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers discussed recent changes to the eligibility requirements for state census funding Tuesday night.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed $70 million for improving census accuracy, $40 million of which will be used by state agencies, with the remaining $30 million to be locally…

21 February 2020 10:57AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/census-funding-in-jeopardy/article_3fe0ba88-89f4-5509-8b83-719f3d4cf3ef.html

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers discussed recent changes to the eligibility requirements for state census funding Tuesday night.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed $70 million for improving census accuracy, $40 million of which will be used by state agencies, with the remaining $30 million to be locally…

21 February 2020 10:53AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-bankruptcy/article_ac0cd543-71bf-584c-9f95-5f418f43b02f.html

Child victims advocate Gary Greenberg of New Baltimore criticized the move, saying the issue is about more than money.

“What it means is that cases that have been filed in civil court now will be transferred over to bankruptcy court,” Greenberg said.

Cases in bankruptcy court generally…

21 February 2020 10:53AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-bankruptcy/article_ac0cd543-71bf-584c-9f95-5f418f43b02f.html

Child victims advocate Gary Greenberg of New Baltimore criticized the move, saying the issue is about more than money.

“What it means is that cases that have been filed in civil court now will be transferred over to bankruptcy court,” Greenberg said.

Cases in bankruptcy court generally…

21 February 2020 10:28AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/c-d-project-proposed-for-athens-waterfront/article_6e6b4613-169a-590d-82bc-c7e23cf6fc7d.html

ATHENS — A proposed construction and demolition debris processing facility along the waterfront has residents on edge Tuesday.

Athens Stevedoring & Environmental Development LLC is proposing to import 8,400 tons of C&D materials each week to a 6.1-acre site off North Washington Street.

The debris will be…

19 February 2020 08:57PM
Bill Williams

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/seven-companies-fight-claverack-fire/article_1ddbda97-6e91-5c73-ae4e-f7f8746cc95c.html

CLAVERACK — Seven companies fought a house fire late Monday night in Claverack.

Claverack Fire Department and Greenport Rescue were dispatched to 98 Old Lane just after 11:30 p.m. for a reported structure fire.

Smoke was coming from the home and calls went out for mutual aid,…

19 February 2020 08:18PM
Bill Williams

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/crews-fight-brush-fire-in-claverack/article_712f4064-6be1-5357-86e2-3ac633d5da8b.html

CLAVERACK — Firefighters battled a large brush fire Monday afternoon in the town of Claverack.

Churchtown firefighters were dispatched to an area of County Route 16, just off Route 23 around 4:45 p.m., according to Columbia County 911. Fire officials called for mutual aid and volunteers…

19 February 2020 07:54PM
Bill Williams

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/fire-tears-through-hillsdale-strip-mall/article_6570308f-4461-5969-9870-ab306965def3.html

HILLSDALE — A fast-moving fire tore through a strip mall in Hillsdale Sunday afternoon.

It was the second major fire this weekend in Columbia County after another blaze destroyed a business and several apartments in Livingston Friday night.

Several calls came in to Columbia County 911 from…

17 February 2020 05:55PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/democrats-propose-changes-to-bail-reform/article_4a5d17fc-bcc7-5c31-a7ef-9eddd511f9fd.html

ALBANY — District attorneys in Greene and Columbia counties are speaking out as state Senate Democrats came forward this week with proposed modifications to the contested bail reform law.

The proposal includes eliminating cash bail entirely and restoring limited discretion to judges. Nearly all misdemeanors will…

16 February 2020 11:30AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/greenfield-enters-race-for-th-congressional-district/article_8f09b33d-47f0-5e73-b812-58c0232033eb.html

Steve Greenfield, running as an independent candidate on the Green Party line, has thrown his hat into the ring for this year’s race for the 19th Congressional District.

The seat is held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado.

In addition to Delgado and Greenfield, four Republicans are…

16 February 2020 11:30AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/greenfield-enters-race-for-th-congressional-district/article_8f09b33d-47f0-5e73-b812-58c0232033eb.html

Steve Greenfield, running as an independent candidate on the Green Party line, has thrown his hat into the ring for this year’s race for the 19th Congressional District.

The seat is held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado.

In addition to Delgado and Greenfield, four Republicans are…

15 February 2020 03:28PM
Enid Futterman

The debacle of the Democratic Election Commissioner appointment ended well Wednesday night with the near-unanimous approval by the full Board of Supervisors (BoS) of the Columbia County Democratic Committee’s (CCDC) recommendation of Ken Dow (21 yea, 1 nay, 1 abstention).

Dow won the raucous, contentious…

14 February 2020 02:45PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/county-to-amp-up-polling-sites/article_6707b539-d79d-5e95-aceb-bedd5a36bdbc.html

CATSKILL — County lawmakers authorized the Board of Elections to lease 29 Image Cast Evolution Machines on Monday to abide by early voting requirements.

Image Cast machines allow voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently, according to elections.ny.gov. Monday’s original resolution was to…

14 February 2020 02:45PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/greenecounty/county-to-amp-up-polling-sites/article_6707b539-d79d-5e95-aceb-bedd5a36bdbc.html

CATSKILL — County lawmakers authorized the Board of Elections to lease 29 Image Cast Evolution Machines on Monday to abide by early voting requirements.

Image Cast machines allow voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently, according to elections.ny.gov. Monday’s original resolution was to…

13 February 2020 07:39PM
Peter Jung

The Valley Alliance presentation by Sam Pratt and Peter Jung

13 February 2020 07:34PM
Peter Jung

Our Hudson Waterfront presentation by David Konigsberg

13 February 2020 07:25PM
Peter Jung

Colarusso Presentation by John Privitera and Pat Prendergast

13 February 2020 07:20PM
Peter Jung

Ken Dow’s comments on the Melkonian Decision

13 February 2020 07:20PM
Peter Jung

Ken Dow’s comments on the Melkonian Decision

13 February 2020 06:59PM
Bill Williams

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/columbiacounty/two-drivers-injured-in-valatie-accident/article_27f42cd1-d60e-5c61-9050-7e57e6ac4a13.html

VALATIE — Two men were injured Tuesday afternoon after a car and a van collided in Valatie, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

Columbia County 911 dispatched Valatie Fire and Rescue to Route 203 in the area of Rod and Gun Club Road around 3:45 p.m.,…

 

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