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Finding housing isn't easy when you're poor

Diana Robinson Photographer: SARA FOSS/GAZETTE COLUMNIST When I first met Joe Lewis, he was living in a bed bug-infested studio apartment on Schenectady's Francis Ave. "I'm trying to get out of here," Lewis told me. "My light doesn't work. The bedbugs want my blood. I'm going to have to throw all m

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Businesses keep coming along Route 4 corridor

These are busy times for North Greenbush. Anyone who has driven Route 4 between the Troy and East Greenbush lines has encountered plenty of construction along what is developing into a major north-south corridor in the southern half of Rensselaer County. Among the projects: A new mixed-use developme

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-23 18:06:56

3M earmuffs deal a sound one for nonprofit Access

WALLKILL - Touring the Access: Supports for Living manufacturing space in the Town of Wallkill is like stepping into the behind-the-scenes factory show Modern Marvels, except the workers smile constantly and the revenues go toward their care. The Hudson Valley nonprofit may be better known for servi

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 20:08:52

Mid-Hudson government jobs can pay well

Middletown's public works commissioner and police chief, two Ulster County staff psychiatrists and Kiryas Joel's village administrator each earned more than $200,000 and were the highest-paid local government employees in the region in the 12-month period that ended March 31. Jacob Tawil, an enginee

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 00:15:51

First-ever Hudson Valley Vegfest celebrates plant-based living

The Hudson Valley is home to dozens of festivals each year, which feature everything from ribs to cheese to sheep and wool. But there was no such local event for vegans - who abstain from eating or using animal products - or the "veg-curious." Until now. The inaugural Hudson Valley Vegfest, a two-d

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 20:37:11

Barry Lewis: Soul searching gets an assist from 25-hour fast

I went to temple on Wednesday night for the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Traveled to one of the far north reaches of Sullivan County. Congregation Agudas Achim of Livingston Manor. I don't know if it was the elevation, but sitting in a pew at this homey, traditional Eastern Euro

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 20:10:06

Saugerties man charged with felony drunken driving in rollover crash

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> A 45-year-old Saugerties man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge following a crash in which the Jeep Wrangler he was driving struck a utility pole and rolled over, police said. Thomas M. Hines IV, of 8 2nd St., was arrested early Saturday morning on a felony drunken d

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

High School Boys Soccer: Kingston cruises past Saugerties

TOWN OF ULSTEr, N.y. >> Brayan Gonzalez scored two goals as Kingston high rolled over Saugerties 6-1 in an non-league boys soccer match Friday. Timmy Ruzzo scored on a penalty kick and had an assist while Manny Arias, Luke Bernadine and Alfredo Rendo each added a goal for the (2-4) Tigers. Jose Gu

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Selfies and self-reflection mark New Zealand election race

TAUPO, New Zealand (AP) - Sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of New Zealand's struggling smaller towns, Prime Minister Bill English says the meteoric rise of his young opponent, Jacinda Ardern, took the nation by surprise and made him question himself. "It tests your faith in you

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-22 14:05:55

GASD: Summer school pilot program proves effective

John Purcell/Recorder staffFrom left, Amsterdam High School Assistant Principal Al Mattice talks Wednesday to the Greater Amsterdam Board of Education about results of a pilot program at the school while AHS Assistant Principal Christine Pietro listens to him. Recorder News Staff Breaking from the t

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Local man charged with throwing large knife at wife

LIBERTY - Police have charged a Liberty man with throwing a large kitchen knife at his wife, leaving her with a deep wound in her shoulder. State police said troopers were called at 9 a.m. Thursday to Catskill Medical Center in Harris for a stabbing victim. Police said investigators spoke to the wom

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 21:14:14

Take comfort in the actions by many to stem the 'Day of Disaster'

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have reignited discussions about the link between global warming and extreme weather, with climate scientists now saying they can show the connections between the two phenomena better than ever before. Time More than 20 years ago, Sports Illustrated began running an amusi

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 14:57:33

Boxer Will Madera headlines Saturday card at Rivers Casino

Albany native Will Madera has the kind of backstory that could make for appealing boxing television. Talk about the motorcycle crash that convinced him it was time to turn pro. The six kids, all younger than 7, at age 26. The overnight shift he works four times a week as a residential counselor at a

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 21:21:28

Trump threat to arts resonates loudly in Dutchess

The Jazz in the Valley festival featured a drummer who performed with Miles Davis. The Bard Music Festival brought Chopin to a concert hall designed by architect Frank Gehry. And Spark Media Project's DROP Studios offered job training in video production for teenagers. All three programs underscore

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 10:00:09

"Miracle Child" honored at vigil

HUDSON FALLS - One year ago tonight, Kaiden Starr Rice was on life support at Albany Medical Center, unable to walk, talk, or even eat, after being beaten mercilessly by her stepmother earlier in the day. On Thursday night, Kaiden was the guest of honor at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of

WNYT - 2017-09-22 07:08:00

Dear Mr. Bezos: Here's why Rockland should be home to HQ2

As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos goes shopping for a second headquarters in the East - he calls it HQ2 - everyone has a pitch to make. Hey, Jeff! We've got an airport! Yo, Jeff! We've got skilled workers! We've got beaches, Bezos! Lots and lots of beaches! The Amazon HQ2 promises up to 50,000 jobs over 10 t

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:50:31

Leslie Mendelson at BSP: A musical storyteller, speaking from the heart

She is gearing up to open a show for Roger Daltrey of The Who, with whom she has also worked. And Leslie Mendelson is coming to the Hudson Valley to show regional music fans why two of rock music's biggest names enjoy her music. Mendelson on Sept. 30 will perform at BSP in uptown Kingston. She is sh

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 00:00:08

Breakneck Ridge hiking trail to close for restoration

PHILIPSTOWN - Breakneck Ridge, one of the region's most popular hiking trails, will be shut down next year due to restoration and improvement projects. The Breakneck Ridge trail, known as one of the best and toughest day hikes in the country, will be closed in early 2018 for two separate projects, s

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:01:31

Catskill man arrested after 7-month heroin investigation

CAIRO, N.Y. >> A seven-month investigation ended Wednesday with the arrest of a Catskill man who was charged with selling heroin in the town, state police said Thursday. George M. Higgins, 53, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Stonegate Trailer Park, 92 Porto Roa

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Entertainment events coming up in the Hudson Valley

Ani DiFranco performs Oct. 6 at Bardavon Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will perform 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. Her latest work is "Binary," her 20th studio album. Opening the show will be Andrea Gibson, spoken word artist and first winner of

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:19:28