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Friday

Feb

25

7:48 am

Gibson protest rallies in Kinderhook, Saratoga

Feb 25, 2011 7:48 am • Paul Smart

At least 50 concerned citizens came together outside Congressman Chris Gibson’s office in Kinderhook on February 24 to protest his recent vote in support of federal budget cuts, which he has said he...

Friday

Feb

25

6:55 am

Cross says second sentencing was wrong

Feb 25, 2011 6:55 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Former Hudson Alderman Quintin Cross, at the time of his arrest on a variety of counts in 2007, as seen in a Times Union Lance Wheeler photo from...

Friday

Feb

25

6:16 am

Friday headlines

Feb 25, 2011 6:16 am • Paul Smart

Start your engines: Wilzig wins track battle One of Columbia County's stranger stories, on a par with the Minnesota man who built his own stretch of interstate to drive on by himself, is coming to a...

Friday

Feb

25

5:41 am

February 25, 2011 local almanac

Feb 25, 2011 5:41 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will see a wintry mix with much wind . Rain and freezing rain this morning will later change to a mix of rain and snow. High around 40F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mp...

Thursday

Feb

24

3:09 pm

Rip Van Winkle suicide a Germantown loner

Feb 24, 2011 3:09 pm • Paul Smart

State police say a Germantown man, aged 31, committed suicide on Thursday afternoon, February 24, by jumping off the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. A trooper at the Catskill barracks confirmed the fatal leap...

Thursday

Feb

24

9:02 am

State GOP now blocking nonpartisan redistricting

Feb 24, 2011 9:02 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has changed his tune on nonpartisan redistricting, and is now working to block a bill from Gov. Andrew C...

Thursday

Feb

24

8:36 am

Athens brewery gets Schumer BEER Act nod

Feb 24, 2011 8:36 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="198" caption="Crossroads Brewery, in Athens, will benefit if new Schumer-backed BEER act gets passed."][/caption]When he came to Greene County to meet with loca...

Thursday

Feb

24

8:19 am

Resigned ADA flubbed another case...

Feb 24, 2011 8:19 am • Paul Smart

The Register-Star has a follow-up on the case of the assistant county D.A. who resigned his position after messing up a recent case in the Columbia County courts. Now, according to reporter Andrew Ame...

Thursday

Feb

24

8:04 am

Greene public transport talk shifts to silence

Feb 24, 2011 8:04 am • Paul Smart

Proposed cuts to federal transportation grants are likely to end development of new public transit opportunities for low-income residents in Greene County, a report by Doron Tyler Antrim in the Daily...

Thursday

Feb

24

6:28 am

Thursday headlines

Feb 24, 2011 6:28 am • Paul Smart

Local police delegation to honor hero cop The Daily Mail, like all Hudson Valley newspapers today, has a story about local police agencies sending reps for the giant service being held in Dutchess Co...

Thursday

Feb

24

6:04 am

February 24, 2011 local almanac

Feb 24, 2011 6:04 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will be partly cloudy this morning. A few snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 41F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent. Tonight wil...

Wednesday

Feb

23

5:00 pm

Copake finds shared services can be challenging

Feb 23, 2011 5:00 pm • Paul Smart

Officials in Copake, Diane Valden of The Columbia Paper reports, are wrestling with sharing services with neighboring towns... and coming up with unexpected challenges. During an update from Town Acco...

Wednesday

Feb

23

4:30 pm

Cuomo pulls back on banking oversight

Feb 23, 2011 4:30 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Instead of pulling back on education, health and other service cuts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first major budget changes were to lighten oversigh...

Wednesday

Feb

23

4:19 pm

Climate change still a priority, officials reminded

Feb 23, 2011 4:19 pm • Paul Smart

The Register-Star has a story up this week about a presentation on Climate Smart Communities by Mark Lowrey of the New York state Office of Climate Change last week that reminded listeners that, becau...

Wednesday

Feb

23

4:09 pm

NYS Association of Towns meeting this week

Feb 23, 2011 4:09 pm • Paul Smart

Wonder where many of your local town officials have been lately? If you started looking Sunday, you should have tried the New York Hilton first, where the New York State Association of Town's annual T...

Wednesday

Feb

23

3:54 pm

Gibson's votes drawing protests in Kinderhook

Feb 23, 2011 3:54 pm • Paul Smart

Congressman Chris Gibson's getting his first taste of home turf protests against his Republican majority lockstep votes to date in two separate incidents planned for Thursday, February 24 at his offic...

Wednesday

Feb

23

10:24 am

Radio Cartoon

Feb 23, 2011 10:24 am • Paul Smart

by Gus Murphy

Wednesday

Feb

23

10:06 am

New eating options in Greenville

Feb 23, 2011 10:06 am • admin

Andrea Macko reports in The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer (no website) about several new food possibilities in Greenville. A Subway restaurant opened Feb. 16 in the Bryant County Square, and Jim St...

Wednesday

Feb

23

7:10 am

Wall Street gives, Wall Street taketh away

Feb 23, 2011 7:10 am • Paul Smart

The Albany Business Journal has a piece up about how a report to be released February 23 is expected to reveal that cash bonuses on Wall Street—a key economic engine for New York—dropped in 2010, maki...

Wednesday

Feb

23

6:59 am

Even EMS gets the close look for budget costs

Feb 23, 2011 6:59 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Greene EMS is under fire as it negotiates a new contract both for rising costs and its way of sharing costs between county and town, with county l...