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Catskill man convicted in connection with former Woodstock resident's slaying

CATSKILL, N.Y. — A town resident charged in connection with the 2017 murder of a former Woodstock resident was convicted in Greene County Court, county officials said Tuesday.


Forum on proposed incinerator ash dump takes place April 23 in Catskill

CATSKILL, N.Y. — A forum to educate the public about the health and environmental risks associated with a proposed incinerator ash dump one half mile from the Hudson River is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main St.


Unemployment rates down from a year ago across Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills

The March unemployment rates in counties throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills were lower than they were a year earlier, according to preliminary state Department of Labor data released Tuesday.


Police: Hudson Valley Man Masturbated on Rail Trail Near Woman

A Hudson Valley man is accused of pleasuring himself near a woman on a rail trail. On Tuesday, New York State Police in Kingston arrested 74-year-old Douglas H. Lackner of Lake Katrine for public lewdness, a misdemeanor.


State reviews permits for jail

COXSACKIE — Plans for the new Greene County Jail are under state review, a final hurdle before the project can break ground, county officials say. The former Greene County Jail, at 80 Bridge St., in Catskill, was closed in last April after it was declared unsafe for staff and inmates. The new facili


Mass. fugitive arrested in Kinderhook

KINDERHOOK - A 28-year-old fugitive was arrested by police agencies from Massachusetts and New York on Tuesday, State Police said. Dennis Ducharme, of Pittsfield Mass., had allegedly fled from a felony arrest in the Bay State.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


MA Fugitive Arrested In Hudson Valley

KINDERHOOK, NY — State police took a Massachusetts man into custody after he had been declared a fugitive from justice. A joint investigation between the Massachusetts State Police and the NYSP from Troop K led to the discovery April 23 of the whereabouts of Dennis P. Ducharme, 28, of Pittsfield, Ma


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $13,500 From Scouts

A Hudson Valley woman is accused of stealing over $13,500 from a local Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. On Monday, Kelley Zamenick, 43, of New Windsor was arrested by an Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigator and charged with two counts of grand larceny and eight counts of falsifyi


Maple Hill softball holds off Catskill

CASTLETON — Maple Hill held off a late rally by Catskill to earn a 5-4 victory in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference softball game. The Wildcats built a 5-0 lead, but Catskill fought back with four in the top of the seventh to make a game of it.


Hudson Valley Part Of $86 Million Opioid Study

Overdose deaths have rocked the Hudson Valley in recent years. Now the local area will take part in a $86 million study aimed to reduce opioid deaths. Columbia University’s School of Social Work has been awarded $86 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support research intended to re


Hudson Valley Metro Area Top Job Creator

NANUET, NY — The metro area of Dutchess and Putnam counties was a hot spot for job opportunity in the 12 months of March 2018-19. Of the 13 metro areas in New York State that added private sector jobs, Dutchess-Putnam topped the list.


Adult Learning Institute announces April programming

HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for April. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Call the ALI Office at 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu to register.


Woodstock 50 Festival Ticket Sales Postponed

WATKINS GLEN, NY — Tickets had been expected to go on sale Monday for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. However, organizers have delayed selling tickets and have not announced a new date.


Award-Winning Hudson Valley Restaurant Completes Major Expansion

A popular award-winning restaurant is ready to showcase its major expansion. In February, Hudson Valley Post broke the news that the owner of Liberty Street Bistro signed a lease to expand the restaurant on Liberty Street in Newburgh into the space that formerly housed Caffe Macchiato.


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


Study reports impact of Walkway Over the Hudson on local business

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the former railroad bridge over the Hudson River connecting Poughkeepsie and the hamlet of Highland, has had a significant impact on quality of life in the area while having a lesser impact on local businesses, according to data in a study released April


Police: Woman hits truck after falling asleep

COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A woman was taken to the hospital after police say she fell asleep and hit a truck on Route 32 Monday morning. Police say when they arrived on scene, the truck, which contained food items, was fully engulfed in fire. The driver of the truck was able to safely exit.


Tractor trailer crashes, burns in Coeymans Hollow

COEYMANS - The driver of a tractor trailer escaped from his burning semi after it collided with an oncoming car and burst into flames, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Deputies arrived at the crash scene on Route 32 in Coeymans Hollow to find the truck's cab engulfed but the driver safely out of t