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Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


Pittsfield man arrested in connection with huge heroin bust

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. — A Pittsfield man sought in connection with a recent drug raid that led to seven other arrests and the seizure of thousands of heroin bags was arrested Tuesday in New York.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Gigantic Fish Caught in Hudson Valley

A number of men are sharing photos and details about huge fish they caught recently in the Hudson River. Last Wednesday night, Elmer Arroyo‎ of Beacon caught the impressive looking fish seen in the photo above in the Hudson River near Beacon.


Great Barrington: Arbor Day festivities at Mason Library

The Great Barrington Tree Committee will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Mason Library, 231 Main St. The highlight of this year's festivities is the replanting of a red maple on the library's lawn and rededication of the plaque honoring Laura Secord Ing


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.


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.


Great Barrington: Town sets bulky waste collection

A bulky waste collection will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Recycling Center/Transfer Station, 601 Stockbridge Road. Town residents may drop off their residential bulky items at no charge. No business waste is accepted.


Police: Wanted Heroin Trafficker Found Hiding in Hudson Valley

A man wanted for selling heroin was found allegedly hiding in the Hudson Valley. On Tuesday, New York State Police in conjunction with Massachusetts State Police, Columbia County Sherriff’s Office and the Schodack Police Department arrested a fugitive from justice, Dennis P. Ducharme, 28, of Pittsfi


Man Falls 45 Feet Hiking in Hudson Valley on Easter

A man is lucky to be alive after he fell about 45 feet during his Easter hike in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday around 3 p.m., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Central Dispatch received a call from Ulster County 911 requesting help with a rescue in Minnewaska State Park Pres


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


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


Tour of UK nature preserves an experience most fowl

EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — A soft "booom" rises from the greening reeds as Danny and I are scanning the waters of one of the channels of Ham Wall, a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) nature reserve in Somerset, UK. Our birding companions for this warmish spring day are Peter Exley and his R


Saugerties supervisor has a passion for town’s historic brick industry

Some might say that a brick is just a brick, but to brick collectors and local brick-making history enthusiasts like Town Supervisor Fred Costello Jr., each brick tells a story — one worth telling.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.


Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer

ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.


Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge

Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.