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Great Barrington: Book launch for H.G. Adler biography

Biographer Peter Filkins will deliver a lecture and debut reading from "H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Bard College at Simon's Rock, McConnell Theater, 84 Alford Road.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Co-op now offers discount propane prices in Columbia County

HUDSON – A Saratoga County-based fuel and propane cooperative that serves home heating customers in the Capital Region announced it is now offering Columbia County residents propane at a discount price.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


One person taken to hospital following rollover accident on South St. in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - One person was taken to the hospital late last night following a rollover accident on South Street. Pittsfield Police Department officials reported the accident to their Twitter page around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, stating that they, along with Pittsfield firefighters and E


‘Day of History’ Funded Columbia County 4th Graders

The Martin Van Buren homestead, Lindenwald, a National Park Service Historic Site, and the Columbia County Historical Society have announced an all-expenses paid ‘Day of History’ partnership during Spring and Fall 2019 for all the students of Columbia County to the CCHS Rural Properties: 1737 Luykas


Ulster police charge driver who's had 24 license suspensions

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — A 43-year-old Lake Katrine man with 24 suspensions of his driver's licence has been charged with unlicensed driving, town police said Wednesday. Luther T. Demonia was charged on Thursday, Feb. 14, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony; operating a m


Bits & Bites: Library benefit, film and tea on tap this week

- March 15 — CrossRoads (breakfast, lunch) --/ 2642 Route 23, Hillsdale, N.Y. March 18 — Dad's Diner (breakfas, lunch), 178 Route 7A, Copake, N.Y. March 21 — John Andrews Restaurant, 224 Route 23, South Egremont, Mass. *


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Lee: Democrats seeking election candidates

The Democratic Town Committee will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Memorial Hall courtroom to accept letters of interest from Democratic voters who wish to run for office on the May 13 annual town election ballot.


Columbia County plans to have short-term rental tax by November

HUDSON — Columbia County is planning to create and approve a plan to tax short-term rentals by November, with initial estimated projections showing the county would generate $270,000 in revenue from the tax.


State’s high court upholds conviction of child sex abuser

ALBANY — The conviction of Jeanine Van Alphen of Hillsdale was upheld by the state’s highest court in a child sex abuse case in 2016, according to the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.


Monterey: COA hosting folksinger

Folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond will perform "Songs & Tales for the Season," a free public concert sponsored by the Monterey Council on Aging, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Community Center.


Fairview’s Payless soon to be no more

HUDSON — For some shoppers, it’s been the place to go for tap and ballet shoes for their children. For others, sneakers and snow boots. But the Payless ShoeSource in Fairview Plaza will soon be no more.


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


One of 2 city residential properties sold, another for sale

HUDSON — The city is hoping to place two vacant residential properties back on the tax rolls. Resolutions authorizing the sale of 6 Lucille Drive and placing a For Sale sign on a vacant lot on Spring Street were approved by the Common Council at its formal meeting Tuesday. Since both properties are


Old Receipt Leads Officers To Illegal Dumper

A man claiming to be helping a friend, ended up getting himself into a bit a trouble. On February 8, an ECO was patrolling in the Town of Saugerties when he observed a white pickup truck transporting an uncovered load of solid waste. It included old cabinets, waste wood, and plastic.


This handsome guinea pig named Beefcake is our Pet of the Week!

Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society introduces us to Beefcake, a 2 year old male Guinea Pig who is looking for his forever home. Beefcake is a mellow kind of guy who's waiting for his new home. You can meet him at our Springfield Adoption Center. A Guinea pig's favorite things include: Leafy gree


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.