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Greene County village election results

(Both two-year terms. Vote for one). *Editor’s note: All results unofficial pending certification by the Greene County Board of Elections.


7 Who ‘Sold Deadly Drugs’ in Hudson Valley Indicted

Seven Hudson Valley residents who are accused of selling heroin and more in the area were arrested. On Wednesday, four Ellenville residents were arrested for allegedly selling large amounts of crack cocaine in the Ellenville area as charged in an indictment returned last week by a federal grand jury


Greene County stops sending inmates to Ulster County Jail, potentially costing Ulster $730K in lost revenue

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Greene County has stopped housing inmates in the Ulster County Jail, leaving Ulster scrambling to recover a financial loss that amounts to about 1 percent of the county budget, officials said Tuesday.


No pistol permits within county seat

CATSKILL — Greene County residents can no longer obtain pistol permits in Catskill, the county seat. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office maintains a civil office in the records room of the Greene County Office Building at 411 Main St., Catskill, to handle paperwork for evictions, foreclosures, subpoe


Governor Cuomo Announces New Seven Year Deal with Alcoa to Preserve Hundreds of Jobs at Massena Facility

Agreement Maintains 450 Jobs and Ensures the Continued Operation of Alcoa's Massena Smelting Plant through 2026. Builds on 2018 Agreement with Arconic that Secured 145 additional Jobs at the Same Site in Massena.


Two Catskill residents charged with intent to sell

CATSKILL — Two Catskill residents face a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, according to police. Britany Derr, 33, and Kinard Getaw, 32, of Catskill were charged March 15 as officers executed a search warrant at 198 Main St. in the village, according to police.


Legislators question need for $1.3 million jail garage

CATSKILL — A garage proposed for the new county jail made several legislators take pause on Monday. Legislator Charles Martinez, R-Coxsackie, questioned the need for a $1.3 million garage at the facility.


Court upholds conviction of rapist who attempted to kill witness

HUDSON – The state’s highest court Thursday upheld the conviction of a Warren County man who police accused in a murder-for-hire plot against his teenage rape victim from Columbia County.


Cuomo Starting to Balk on Recreational Marijuana

As pushback continues to soar from law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having second thoughts about making recreational marijuana legal in New York. At a recent Rockland Business Association meeting in February at the Pearl River Hilton, an overflow crowd listened to Rockland County Sheriff Lou Fa


22 arrested in Ellenville-area drug sweep

KINGSTON - Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Wednesday they have shut down an operation selling large amounts of drugs in the Ellenville area. Four Ellenville residents were arrested Wednesday morning. They and three others arrested in December and January were all named i


8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship

After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament


Esopus seeks longer comment period on NY state's cleanup plan for Dyno Nobel site

PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The town of Esopus is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend by 90 days the comment period regarding the planned cleanup of the Hercules Powder Co./Dyno Nobel property off Route 9W.


Chief: Hudson officer injured after being struck by drugged driver

HUDSON — A Hudson police officer was injured Wednesday when his police car was struck by an allegedly drugged driver, Chief Edward Moore said. City police were called to the intersection of North Sixth and Columbia streets for a two-car crash involving a police vehicle at 3:08 p.m.


Hudson police investigate crash involving officer

Hudson police are investigating a two-car crash involving one of their officers. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of North 6th Street and Columbia Street. A Honda Accord driven by 18-year-old Monish Patel from Hudson struck a BMW driven by Officer Jacob Hoffman, who is the school


Reputed mob associate who appeared on RHONJ charged in N.Y. with assaulting woman: police

A reputed mob associate from North Bergen who has dabbled in acting and directing has been charged in Manhattan with assaulting a woman, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.


Ulster County woman arrested twice in same day hours apart

SAUGERTIES - Police arrested a Saugerties woman twice on Tuesday just hours apart after she returned to the scene of a domestic dispute she was ordered to stay away from, fled from police and fought with an officer, police said.


Albany County employees train to use Narcan

Albany County is training its employees to administer and carry Narcan, the opioid overdose-reversing medication. County Executive Dan McCoy announced the new initiative on Thursday afternoon as 20 county probation officers went through training.


Woodstock 50 Lineup To Feature More Than 80 Artists

The rumors have been swirling for months, but it's official: The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Jay-Z, and more than 80 other artists will be coming to New York to perform at this summers Woodstock 50 Music And Arts Fair in Watkins Glen the weekend of August 16th through 18th. Tickets go on sale on Earth


Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

New York State is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that applications for operating farm meaderies are now being accepted.


McLaughlin in Costa Rica, but doesn't want to discuss it

TROY — Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin wouldn’t discuss why he’s in Costa Rica when reached by telephone Thursday morning. Asked by a reporter if he was traveling on vacation or county business, McLaughlin inquired if there was a GPS tracker on him.