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Hard news
23 April 2019 02:04PM
Julie Metz

This is the full statement for the HDC meeting 4/23/19. Chairman Rasner cut me off after 3 minutes, the arbitrary time allotment he announced at the beginning of the meeting. I can read through this in 4.5 minutes.

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According to their mission statement HDC aims to…

21 April 2019 12:37PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/high-taxes-blamed-declining-twin-counties-population

Population in the Twin Counties is on the decline, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The annual census data factors in birth, death, immigration and emigration rates from 2010 to 2018. Columbia and Greene counties ranked 14th and 31st in the state,…

21 April 2019 12:37PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/high-taxes-blamed-declining-twin-counties-population

Population in the Twin Counties is on the decline, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The annual census data factors in birth, death, immigration and emigration rates from 2010 to 2018. Columbia and Greene counties ranked 14th and 31st in the state,…

20 April 2019 07:15AM
Peter Meyer

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/rector-vetoes-resolution-terminate-contract-gar-0

By Peter Meyer

Mayor Rector vetoed the Common Council assessment resolution passed last Tuesday in a letter to the City Clerk which stated, in part, “I believe that it is our City’s mission to proceed in a transparent, equitable manner so that issues important to…

20 April 2019 07:15AM
Peter Meyer

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/rector-vetoes-resolution-terminate-contract-gar-0

By Peter Meyer

Mayor Rector vetoed the Common Council assessment resolution passed last Tuesday in a letter to the City Clerk which stated, in part, “I believe that it is our City’s mission to proceed in a transparent, equitable manner so that issues important to…

19 April 2019 05:04PM
Bob Connors

On April 17, 2019 the Town Board of East Greenbush, NY voted unanimously against the proposed Bethlehem, East & North Greenbush, NY “E37 Resiliency & Reliability” Pipeline. Many concerned citizens have come out fighting for a better environmental solution to our energy needs, including members…

19 April 2019 05:04PM
Bob Connors

On April 17, 2019 the Town Board of East Greenbush, NY voted unanimously against the proposed Bethlehem, East & North Greenbush, NY “E37 Resiliency & Reliability” Pipeline. Many concerned citizens have come out fighting for a better environmental solution to our energy needs, including members…

19 April 2019 05:04PM
Bob Connors

On April 17, 2019 the Town Board of East Greenbush, NY voted unanimously against the proposed Bethlehem, East & North Greenbush, NY “E37 Resiliency & Reliability” Pipeline. Many concerned citizens have come out fighting for a better environmental solution to our energy needs, including members…

19 April 2019 11:42AM
Kate Mostaccio

www.columbiapaper.com/2019/04/firefighters-make-a-call-we-need-help/

CHATHAM–Four local fire departments might be tackling the problem in different ways but they share the same issue–a lack of volunteers coupled with an aging membership. And their message is the same: “We need help.”

“We need volunteers. We have some older firefighters, they are going…

19 April 2019 11:42AM
Kate Mostaccio

www.columbiapaper.com/2019/04/firefighters-make-a-call-we-need-help/

CHATHAM–Four local fire departments might be tackling the problem in different ways but they share the same issue–a lack of volunteers coupled with an aging membership. And their message is the same: “We need help.”

“We need volunteers. We have some older firefighters, they are going…

18 April 2019 09:21PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/hudson-student-utica-college-dies-police-seek-answers

HUDSON — A community mourned Thursday the loss of a beloved daughter, sister and friend, Fardush Sultana, who died Wednesday at a Utica college.

Sultana, a junior at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica from a mysterious head injury. She was 20.

Sultana…

18 April 2019 09:14PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/city-terminates-contract-gar-associates-vote

HUDSON — The Hudson Common Council voted at its formal meeting Tuesday night to terminate its contract with the company heading the citywide revaluation process, prompting applause from about 30 residents in the room and concerns from some council members about the legal ramifications.

So far,…

18 April 2019 07:37PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/new-york-farms-fading-fast-usda-says-report

New York is losing farms at an unprecedented rate, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA released its 2017 Agriculture Census last week which revealed some startling statistics. The census is taken every five years.

“The most startling statistic is we…

18 April 2019 07:02PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/report-hudson-river-critically-endangered

The Hudson River was named the nation’s second-most endangered river, according to American River’s 2019 report.

Each year the report lists rivers threatened by critical decisions in infrastructure and conservation. The Hudson was previously listed in 1996, 1997 and 2001. This year, it is listed because…

18 April 2019 07:02PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/report-hudson-river-critically-endangered

The Hudson River was named the nation’s second-most endangered river, according to American River’s 2019 report.

Each year the report lists rivers threatened by critical decisions in infrastructure and conservation. The Hudson was previously listed in 1996, 1997 and 2001. This year, it is listed because…

18 April 2019 06:08PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/environmental-activists-object-ash-landfill

ALBANY — Local environmental experts voiced their concerns Monday about a proposed ash landfill for a former quarry in Catskill.

Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay, former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Catskill-based geologist Paul Rubin led the press conference that took place at 11 a.m. in…

18 April 2019 10:19AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/study-teacher-salaries-raises-eyebrows

A survey of median annual teacher salaries statewide has been released, including a comparison of median annual salaries for workers in other fields with both a bachelor’s and graduate degree.

The study was conducted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy think…

18 April 2019 10:14AM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/study-teacher-salaries-raises-eyebrows

A survey of median annual teacher salaries statewide has been released, including a comparison of median annual salaries for workers in other fields with both a bachelor’s and graduate degree.

The study was conducted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy think…

14 April 2019 11:03PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/bill-aid-gold-star-children-held-committee

ALBANY — A bill that would have provided free college tuition and room and board to additional Gold Star children — dependents of troops who died while serving — has been held over in the state Assembly.

Alfred Hooton, of Athens, said he strongly supports the…

14 April 2019 11:03PM
Melanie Lekocevic

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/bill-aid-gold-star-children-held-committee

ALBANY — A bill that would have provided free college tuition and room and board to additional Gold Star children — dependents of troops who died while serving — has been held over in the state Assembly.

Alfred Hooton, of Athens, said he strongly supports the…

14 April 2019 03:20PM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/community-rallies-behind-injured-hudson-woman

HUDSON — The Muslim and Bengali communities rallied Friday around a 20-year-old college student from Hudson who suffered a brain injury she sustained mysteriously while away at college.

Fardush Sultana, a SUNY Polytechnic Institute junior majoring in civil engineering, was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center…

14 April 2019 08:47AM
Peter Meyer

www.cityofhudson.org/departments/common_council/agendas.php#revize_document_center_rz3312

A proposed Common Council Resolution that would upend the new property tax assessment roll has been quietly circulating Hudson City Hall the last several days and is slated to be introduced at Tuesday’s legislative session. The Resolution begins:

“Resolution authorizing the Mayor to reject…

12 April 2019 11:14AM
Amanda Purcell

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/state-pursues-short-term-rental-regulations

HUDSON — A proposed state law would regulate and tax short-term vacation rentals.

State Sen. James Skoufis, D-39, and Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, D-50, announced Wednesday the introduction of proposed legislation, which would provide for the “taxation, regulation and accountability for New York’s growing home-sharing industry,”…

11 April 2019 08:51AM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/scuffle-transpires-over-vietnam-memorial-wall

CATSKILL — As county lawmakers reviewed plans Monday to host the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, there was disagreement over where the event should be held.

Local veterans who may be unable to visit the original memorial in Washington can view the exhibit, a replica scaled down…

10 April 2019 04:35PM
ArtOmi

artomi.org/calendar/art-omi-writers-reading-in-hudson

Art Omi: Writers in Hudson
Saturday, Apr 13, 5:30 – 7 PM
OFFSITE Above Hudson Wine Merchants
341 1/2 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534

Come hear readings from the Art Omi writers-in-residence. Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing produced during their residence…

 

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