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Wednesday

Jan

26

5:33 am

Wednesday January 26 2011 local almanac

Jan 26, 2011 5:33 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory through tomorrow dawn for Dutchess County, plus flood warnings and a possible storm in the metro area. Otherwise, Wednesday's NWS fore...

Tuesday

Jan

25

12:00 pm

Take care with the gun talk, legislator says

Jan 25, 2011 12:00 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Long Island. Photo from her Facebook page."][/caption]The 2nd Annual Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative...

Tuesday

Jan

25

11:48 am

Coast Guard starts icebreaking on the Hudson

Jan 25, 2011 11:48 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Ice on the Hudson surrounds the Athens Lighthouse."][/caption]The Coast Guard has begun icebreaking operations on the Hudson River to allow the f...

Tuesday

Jan

25

11:18 am

Cuomo getting significant pushback on tax cap

Jan 25, 2011 11:18 am • Paul Smart

The Times Union reports that the governor said that the increasingly popular circuit breaker mechanism for capping local property tax payments -- a graduated means of lessening tax burdens based on in...

Tuesday

Jan

25

9:09 am

New York still tops nation in union presence

Jan 25, 2011 9:09 am • Paul Smart

New York is the most-unionized state in the nation, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data reported in the Albany Business Journal this week. The Census Bureau reports that 24.2 percent of New York...

Tuesday

Jan

25

8:14 am

Dutchess GOP takes on county redistricting alone

Jan 25, 2011 8:14 am • Paul Smart

From The Daily Freeman: After all the talk of toned down rhetoric and a new bipartisanship in our government, it seems things are snapping back to control politics quicker than you can say "gerrymande...

Tuesday

Jan

25

7:07 am

Two charged with stealing TVs from Wal Mart

Jan 25, 2011 7:07 am • Paul Smart

A pair of Ulster County men have been arrested and accused of shoplifting televisions from the Catskill Wal-Mart after allegedly putting two 32-inch LCD high-definition televisions into a cart while i...

Tuesday

Jan

25

6:59 am

Chathamites celebrate Burns' lyrical legacy

Jan 25, 2011 6:59 am • Paul Smart

The great Scottish poet Robert Burns got an early sendoff for his 252nd year Saturday night at the Peint o’ Grwr in the Columbia County town of Chatham. Where pipes were played, his poetry was read an...

Tuesday

Jan

25

6:49 am

Greene promises new war on Medicaid fraud

Jan 25, 2011 6:49 am • Paul Smart

When the money gets tight, Greene County has a history of going after those who might be scamming it for aid. The Daily Mail reports that Greene County has established a compliance board to review pot...

Tuesday

Jan

25

6:13 am

Catskill still awaits its $122m lottery winner

Jan 25, 2011 6:13 am • Paul Smart

No one had yet come forward as of Monday night to claim the $122,100,000 winning Powerball ticket sold at the Clothespin Laundromat at Catskill Commons on U.S. Route 9W, said an official with the New...

Tuesday

Jan

25

5:59 am

Cross endorsements decide Catskill Village races

Jan 25, 2011 5:59 am • Paul Smart

Forgean about a debate of issues in the Village of Catskill for the March 15 election with local Republicans deciding Monday to cross-endorse the sole Democratic candidate this season, Trustee Joseph...

Tuesday

Jan

25

5:40 am

Cold enough to stop the trains Monday

Jan 25, 2011 5:40 am • Paul Smart

Want to know how cold it was yesterday? Cold enough to stop Amtrak train service on their Empire Service line between Albany and New York City on Monday after signals, switches and other equipment fro...

Monday

Jan

24

3:19 pm

Foreclosure proceedings started for Palenville religious group

Jan 24, 2011 3:19 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Maetreum of Cybele, a Palenville-based pagan group, were just served foreclosure papers by Greene County for nonpayment of taxes in the midst...

Monday

Jan

24

10:24 am

Rural post offices up for a new round of closures

Jan 24, 2011 10:24 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Rural post offices,, in danger of closing as the USPS tries once more to balance its books, have long been a key to America's sense of commu...

Monday

Jan

24

6:46 am

Hudson starts to contemplate coming service cuts

Jan 24, 2011 6:46 am • Paul Smart

The City of Hudson is starting to worry about its budgeting process for the coming year. The Register-Star has a report this morning on the city finance committee's first meeting of the year last Tues...

Monday

Jan

24

6:37 am

Pattern for Progress regional leaders to meet without Columbia or Greene representation

Jan 24, 2011 6:37 am • Paul Smart

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, which defines itself as serving a nine-county region including Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties, has...

Monday

Jan

24

6:21 am

Columbia considers Ockawamick use again

Jan 24, 2011 6:21 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Pine Haven Care Center"][/caption]The Ockawamick School building that Columbia County bought in Philmont for county offices, then instead used for...

Monday

Jan

24

12:01 am

Monday January 24 2011 local almanac

Jan 24, 2011 12:01 am • Staff

The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Chill Warning through 9 a.m. for our area. Monday's NWS forecast says it will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -...

Sunday

Jan

23

6:40 pm

Gibson on "This Week"

Jan 23, 2011 6:40 pm • admin

New Representative Chris Gibson, from Kinderhook, made national TV Sunday morning, appearing in the accompanying clip "Behind the Scenes with the New Right" on "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour o...

Sunday

Jan

23

4:33 pm

At the organic farming conference this weekend

Jan 23, 2011 4:33 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Urban farming envisioned for Detroit, as pictured on the Gas 2 website."][/caption]The news out of this year's statewide organic farming conferenc...