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21 February 2020 04:34PM
Abby Hoover


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…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Body/Soul
21 February 2020 04:27PM
Abby Hoover


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…

Politics/Government | Business/Growth | Local living
21 February 2020 04:20PM
Abby Hoover

HUDSON — The Downtown Revitalization Initiative Committee is moving forward on three of its projects.

In 2017, Hudson was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative from the Capital Region Economic Development Council to use on the western side of downtown Hudson.


Hard news | Politics/Government | Local living
21 February 2020 02:57PM
Abby Hoover


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…

Hard news | Politics/Government
21 February 2020 11:01AM
Sarah Trafton


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…

Hard news | Politics/Government
21 February 2020 10:57AM
Sarah Trafton


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…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Body/Soul
21 February 2020 10:53AM
Sarah Trafton


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…

Soft news | Local living | Body/Soul
21 February 2020 10:48AM
Sarah Trafton


CAIRO — A local organization is taking a hands-on approach to helping struggling addicts and others in the community amid the opioid epidemic.

It Takes A Community, founded by Cairo resident Emmy LaRosa Owen in memory of her husband Bobby Owen, focuses on addiction and other…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Environment
21 February 2020 10:28AM
Sarah Trafton


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…

20 February 2020 03:28PM
Virginia Martin

[Written February 8, 2020 when I was Democratic election commissioner; printed in the Register Star February 18, 2020 after a new commissioner was appointed]

Setting the record straight

by Virginia Martin

As everyone is consumed with the Iowa caucus problems, I would like to make a few points…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
20 February 2020 02:09PM
Andrew Amelinckx

Who: More than 120 Artists from the United States and 5 other countries

What: Music, Dance, and Theater, plus residencies and workshops open to the community

Where: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 NY Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037

When: March– November 2020

From March to November,…

Soft news | Politics/Government | Business/Growth
20 February 2020 01:03PM
Josh Lipsman

Athens Town Supervisor Robert F. Butler, Jr. and Village Mayor Stephan Bradicich announced today that their respective Boards have adopted resolutions to hold a joint Village and Town meeting as part of updating the Athens Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was adopted in 2007. The historic…

Soft news | Local culture | Body/Soul
20 February 2020 12:19PM
AT Mann

The 9 February Leo Full Moon happened at 02:33AM EST and is an interesting one as only the Leo Moon and North Moon’s Node in Cancer (both emotional positions) are above the horizon in the conscious half of the chart, while all the other planets…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
20 February 2020 12:12PM
Mettabee Farm - Hillsdale, NY

Feb 22, 7pm

Reserve Tickets at https://ariandmia.bpt.mem.

Mettabee Farm & Arts

New England’s favorite Americana sister duo, Ari & Mia, is joining …

Environment | Local culture | Body/Soul
20 February 2020 12:05PM

Starting to get a case of cabin fever? Join Where the Wild Books Are: A CLC Book Club!

In February, the group will read Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb. The meeting will take place February 25,…

20 February 2020 12:01PM

How did the salamander cross the road? With your help! The Columbia Land Conservancy will be cohosting a train for new volunteers who wish to participate in the state-wide Amphibian Migration and Road Crossings Project. The training will be held at Random Harvest Market…

Business/Growth | Local culture
20 February 2020 11:42AM
Grigori Fateyev, RA


For every project he designs, there comes a point when architect Grigori Fateyev reaches the bittersweet moment when he must pass off his creation to the client who paid for the project.

Fateyev reached that juncture last fall when the Green Houses development on Humphrey Street…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
20 February 2020 09:52AM
Henry Diamond

Hello H(elsinki) H(udson) F(riend)s:

If you’ve lived in or around Hudson, N.Y., for any length of time, you must have stumbled upon Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson, the cofounders and leaders of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Having been based here for over a decade now,…

20 February 2020 08:42AM
Dan Udell

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