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Proposed farm animal legislation doesn’t leave the barn

CAIRO — A proposed law that would have mandated residents to keep domestic farm animals restricted to their property did not make it to a vote after no board member seconded it at the town’s monthly meeting Monday.


Sheriff confirms person jumped from Rip Van Winkle Bridge

Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett has confirmed that a person jumped from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. A Greene County Sheriff’s Office boat and dive team were on the river assisting at the scene Wednesday afternoon, Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley said.


Greene County to host Vietnam memorial wall

CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers approved funding Monday to rent the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, an exhibit scaled down to three-fifths of the size of the one in Washington.


Police: Saugerties man brought cocaine to court

On Tuesday, January 15, 35-year-old Michael J. Rich was arrested by Saugerties Police on the misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.


Boy, 12, ejected from vehicle in Cairo accident

CAIRO — State police are investigating a two-car crash that caused a 12-year-old boy to be ejected from the vehicle and airlifted to the hospital Saturday night. The crash occurred at 5:28 p.m. at the intersection of Route 23 and Ross Ruland Road. Lischen Xie, 25, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was tra


Police In­ves­ti­gating Serious Crash in Cairo

Police are investigating a serious crash in Cairo Saturday night. State Police, Cairo police and the local fire department responded to the two-car crash. It happened at the intersection of Route 23 and Ross Ruland Road.


Couple Faces Multiple Drug Charges In NY

CANAAN, NY — A Massachusetts man and Vermont woman face multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop in Columbia County. State police from the Livingston barracks arrested Nicholas Dayal, 30, of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Chelsea Ryll, 31, of Ascutney, Vermont, for Criminal Possession of


3 suspects in Ulster shooting death indicted for murder

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Three Kingston residents were indicted for murder Tuesday for the Dec. 1 fatal shooting on Sawkill Road in the town of Ulster, according to the the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.


Neuhaus: 'Quarter-pounder' counties deserve full vote on MTA board

GOSHEN — Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus called on the state Wednesday to finally give Orange County and the three other “quarter-pounder” counties a full vote on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board.


Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week. On Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhin


Laundromat damaged after pick-up truck crashes into building

COXSACKIE — A Coxsackie laundromat will undergo some serious structural repairs after a pick-up truck crashed into the building late Tuesday afternoon, according to Coxsackie police.


Police: Man charged with rape ignored orders of protection

HUDSON — A Schoharie man whose Columbia County rape case recently ended in a mistrial was charged with violating an order of protection against him for a fifth time, according to state police.


Family lodging: Catskills cabins and inns for retreats and weddings

With all of the picturesque venues popping up in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley, it’s no surprise that brides and grooms are looking north to plan their nuptials. But you don’t need to get married (and drop $100K on a Hudson Valley wedding) to draw all your favorite folks up to the mountai


Jewelry giant to pay $11 million in settlement with New York State

New York State says some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers


Catskill keglers earn Patroon victory

CATSKILL — Max Marchesani rolled a 198-542 to lead Catskill to a 5-0 victory over Chatham in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference bowling match at Hoe Bowl Lanes. Catskill had a total pinfall of 2,890, while Chatham had 2,523.


Chef Dead, 2 Others Critically Injured After Man Attacks Them With Hammer Inside Brooklyn Restaurant: NYPD

A chef at a Brooklyn restaurant died after a man with a hammer burst into the business and attacked him and two others in what police say was a random attack. The hammer-wielding suspect burst into Seaport Buffet Tuesday evening, randomly attacking the 60-year-old owner, a 34-year-old chef and a 50-


CHS student performs in All-National Honor Ensemble

CATSKILL — During the 2017-18 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States, Catskill High School choral student Edward Donahue practiced with dedication to gain a part in his local, zone, and state music honor ensembles.


Clippers win ninth straight; Erickson drops 42 in Tigers' victory

GERMANTOWN -- Germantown extended its winning streak to nine games on Tuesday, rolling to an 80-26 Central Hudson Valley League boys basketball victory over Doane Stuart. The Clippers took a 27-3 first-quarter lead and widened the gap to 46-12 at halftime and 68-20 after three quarters.


Triathlon Club opens at CRC

Arkville - Just in time for winter blues and weight loss resolutions, the Catskill Recreation Center has announced the formation of a new triathlon club in the Catskills, called “Catskill Mountains Swim, Bike, Run.” Coach Rob Popper, a Level 3 Triathlon Coach with the British Triathlon Federation wi