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Hudson Valley YMCA receives $3.5 million Anonymous Donation

A Hudson Valley YMCA received $3.5 million in funding from an anonymous donor. The YMCA in Kingston announced on Monday an unknown person from the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley donated $3.5 million.


Gillibrand reaction: ‘I think she’s got what it takes’

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that she will run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Gillibrand, 52, is well-known for her efforts to combat gender issues. Her accomplishments include reforming sexual assault policies in the military, on college campuses and


Impending Storm Postpones Rockridge Stud’s Stallion Show

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. has decided to reschedule its annual stallion show and open house that was previously scheduled for this coming Sunday, due to the impending winter storm.


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.


In symbolic gesture, Common Council removes Trump, other pols photos from fireplace mantel

HUDSON — The photos of state and federal elected officials, including President Donald Trump, were removed from the fireplace mantel at City Hall in a symbolic gesture by the Common Council at its formal meeting Tuesday.


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.


Maple Hill boys earn a share of first in Patroon

CASTLETON -- For the first time this season the Maple Hill boys basketball team was faced with what amounted to a must-win situation. And with a share of first place in the Patroon Conference on the line Wednesday night, the Wildcats rose to the challenge, beating Catskill, 73-60, to pull even with


Hudson Senior Center and library hosting watercolor workshop

HUDSON — The City of Hudson Senior Center and Hudson Area Library are hosting monthly watercolor painting workshops with local artist Gretchen Kelly. This series is titled Watercolor with Your Grand Person. All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; childre


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.


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.


Fernandez scores 30, 'Hawks roll

HUDSON -- Hudson has four players reach double digits in scoring, led by Lavon Fernandez's 30, as the Bluehawks defeated Rensselaer, 81-44, in Wednesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.


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


Women March On! expected to double in size

HUDSON — Thousands of men and women are expected to march down Warren Street on Saturday to demonstrate their resistance to sexism. The third annual Women March On! Hudson, coordinated by Indivisible CD19 NY, will begin at 1 p.m. at Seventh Street Park and bring marchers, led by Tin Horn Uprising an


Whittier Place celebrates with holiday happenings

December is a “magical, memorable month” for the residents of Whittier Place Adult Home in Ghent. The Holiday Talent Show was held with musician Paul Slusar. The annual “Holiday Snowflake Fair” followed and included fried dough, several vendors, a huge bake and candy sale, raffles, residents’ arts a


Man jumps to his death from Rip Van Winkle Bridge

GREENPORT, N.Y. — A Columbia County man jumped to his death from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, authorities said Wednesday. The man’s body was being recovered from the Hudson River late Wednesday afternoon by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.


Ideas take shape for redesigning Oakdale

HUDSON — Volunteers have narrowed down a list of eight projects they hope to tackle at Oakdale Lake as a way to bring more recreation to the park. The Friends of Oakdale Lake, a group of city residents, banded together early in 2018 with the idea of increasing recreational opportunities at the park


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.


State Police: Two arrested on drug charges

CANAAN, NY (WRGB) State Police have arrested two people on a list of drug charges following a traffic stop. Police say back on January 12th, troopers stopped a vehicle on State Route 22 in the town of Canaan. During that stop, state police say the driver, later identified as Nicholas Dayal, threw a


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


Bill that protects gender identity passed in New York State

Rochester NY, WROC-TV - The New York State senate has approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, also known as "Genda." The act protects individuals from discrimination, harassment and hate crimes on the basis of gender identity. Previously there was no law guarenteeing those protections