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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...

Sunday

Jan

23

4:23 pm

State's first passive house nears completion

Jan 23, 2011 4:23 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="This Passive House, in Claverack, was designed by Dennis Edlick Architect and will not only be the first such home in New York State when complet...

Sunday

Jan

23

1:22 pm

Winning ticket sold in Catskill

Jan 23, 2011 1:22 pm • admin

From The Daily Freeman:The single winning ticket for a Saturday night $122,100,000 Powerball jackpot was sold in Catskill, according to the New York state Lottery Division website. The ticket was sold...

Sunday

Jan

23

11:37 am

Columbia Farmland Protection hearings initiated

Jan 23, 2011 11:37 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Rural Columbia County, maintained by farmland open spaces, has been the the subject of an ongoing series of public hearings on a new protection pl...

Sunday

Jan

23

11:09 am

Greene County sales tax revenues up

Jan 23, 2011 11:09 am • admin

Sales tax revenues in Ulster, Dutchess, and Greene counties all increased in 2010 over the same period in 2011, according to a story in Sunday's The Daily Freeman by Patricia Doxsey. "With two more 20...

Sunday

Jan

23

1:46 am

Wind Chill Watch, bitter cold

Jan 23, 2011 1:46 am • admin

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Watch for Western Greene County for late Sunday night through Monday morning. Overnight temperatures are expected to be the coldest of the year, an...

Sunday

Jan

23

1:35 am

Changes for Lafarge nationally and internationally

Jan 23, 2011 1:35 am • admin

Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Francois de Beaupuy in Bloomberg report Lafarge SA, "Europe’s most indebted cement maker" and international owner of the Ravena cement plant, may sell its gypsum business, "...

Saturday

Jan

22

4:37 pm

More and more patents issued in Tech Valley

Jan 22, 2011 4:37 pm • admin

The attempt to brand Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties, all just north of Columbia and Greene counties, as "Tech Valley" may be self-fulfilling, according to the 2010 Tech Valley...

Saturday

Jan

22

1:48 pm

Coxsackie readies mobile home park water hookup

Jan 22, 2011 1:48 pm • Paul Smart

A longstanding tussle to expand Coxsackie village water to a trailer park on its edge along the Route 9W corridor seems to be in its final stages, according to a Daily Mail report, which says that the...

Saturday

Jan

22

1:21 pm

Don't feed the bears

Jan 22, 2011 1:21 pm • admin

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Creative Commons image from Inthekoots.com."][/caption]All feeding of black bears is now banned by The New York State Department of Environmental...

Saturday

Jan

22

1:08 pm

Squatters rights case reaches back a century

Jan 22, 2011 1:08 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Furgary Boat Club alongside the river in Hudson, as seen in a photo from the Gossips of Rivertown blog."][/caption]The Register-Star is report...

Saturday

Jan

22

12:52 pm

Coxsackie-Athens rapped for bad banking

Jan 22, 2011 12:52 pm • Paul Smart

Coxsackie-Athens Central School District officials have been criticized by state audit officials for not having more safeguards in place for their online banking, according to a report issued this wee...

Saturday

Jan

22

12:47 pm

Gibson back on 'This Week' Sunday

Jan 22, 2011 12:47 pm • admin

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Chris Gibson campaign announcement in Albany. Photo by Tom Roe."][/caption]Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20) will appear on ABC’s “This Week” with...

Saturday

Jan

22

7:44 am

Hudson Valley gained jobs in 2010

Jan 22, 2011 7:44 am • admin

Mid-Hudson News reports that private sector employment in the Hudson Valley increased 2,700, or 0.4 percent, to 723,000 for the 12-month period ending on Dec. 31 2010, according to the state Labor Dep...

Saturday

Jan

22

1:36 am

Hudson bingo bust

Jan 22, 2011 1:36 am • admin

[caption id="attachment_1817" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Trixie Starr hosted the Hudson Pride event June 19, 2010. Photo by Tom Roe."][/caption]Trixie Starr, in the GayHudson blog, report...

Friday

Jan

21

3:39 pm

Obama Schenectady speech

Jan 21, 2011 3:39 pm • admin

YouTube video of President Barack Obama's speech Friday afternoon in Schenectady at the General Electric plant there.

Friday

Jan

21

12:29 pm

Culture wars, threats, creep into our area

Jan 21, 2011 12:29 pm • Paul Smart

A number of key progressive websites have started petitions and insistent reporting intent on getting Fox News personality Glenn Beck to halt a campaign against City University of New York political...

Friday

Jan

21

12:07 pm

Microsoft, ESRI expanding in downtown Albany

Jan 21, 2011 12:07 pm • Paul Smart

The remaking of the Capital District and Hudson Valley into what some have called a new "Silicon Valley" took a few more steps forward recently, with first the announcement that Brooklyn based online...

Friday

Jan

21

12:02 pm

Texas Congressman has a hold on mercury levels

Jan 21, 2011 12:02 pm • admin

Brian Nearing in the Albany Times-Union reports that Texas Republican congressman John Carter is pushing a little-known congressional maneuver to block rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc...

Friday

Jan

21

11:48 am

Greene legislators approve bid for better bonding

Jan 21, 2011 11:48 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Greene County Legislator Forest Cotten, D-Catskill, was the sole member of the county body to vote against a new resolution seeking new rates for...