Cooling centers open during heat advisory
With the heatwave continuing in the Hudson Valley, the state Department of Health reminds local residents about cooling centers. In Greene County, two libraries and a senior center are designated as cooling centers. They are the Catskill Public Library, the Heermance Memorial Library in Coxsackie, and the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center in Catskill. In Columbia County the Claverack Free Library, the Germantown Library, the Hudson Area Library, the Kinderhook Memorial Library, the New Lebanon Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale are all cooling centers. The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Heat Advisory from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. Forecasters warn that hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.