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Wednesday

Mar

16

9:40 pm

Columbia County supes meet in secret

Mar 16, 2011 9:40 pm • Staff

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="90" caption="Francesca Olsen. Photo from Register-Star website."][/caption]Francesca Olsen of the Register-Star wrote a bombshell of a story in her account on...

Wednesday

Mar

16

9:21 pm

Curran takes Chatham election

Mar 16, 2011 9:21 pm • admin

The new Chatham United Party won the biggest victory in the handful of village elections Tue. March 15, with Tom Curran taking over the Chatham Village Mayor role. Curran, a political novice, beat out...

Wednesday

Mar

16

7:19 pm

Scalera announces run for Hudson supervisor post

Mar 16, 2011 7:19 pm • Staff

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="173" caption="Hudson Mayor Rick Scalera is now looking to run for the Columbia County Board of Supervisors"][/caption]Victor Mendolia and Register-Star reporter...

Wednesday

Mar

16

3:19 pm

Wednesday headlines PM

Mar 16, 2011 3:19 pm • Paul Smart

DEC Advises Public on the Potential for "Winterkills" On Area Waters The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is warning that as ice melts across the state, there will likely...

Wednesday

Mar

16

2:52 pm

Etsy stumbles into, then fixes, a feedback blunder

Mar 16, 2011 2:52 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The Cannonball Factory in Hudson, where Etsy will be setting up new offices in the coming months."][/caption]Both Huffington Post and Salon are r...

Wednesday

Mar

16

5:56 am

Wednesday headlines

Mar 16, 2011 5:56 am • Paul Smart

Two more chains lock in plaza store slots Chris Simonds of The Columbia Paper reports that Greenport Commons, where the Wal Mart and Lowes are, along with the new Kohls that opened last week, will b...

Wednesday

Mar

16

5:19 am

March 16, 2011 local almanac

Mar 16, 2011 5:19 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will be cloudy with rain ending for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Tonight will be...

Tuesday

Mar

15

8:38 pm

Election results

Mar 15, 2011 8:38 pm • admin

Election results trickled in through the night, with incumbents winning in two of the Columbia and Greene villages with actual races, in Philmont and Tannersville, and a new party taking seats, includ...

Tuesday

Mar

15

8:19 pm

Holcim to close its Catskill plant

Mar 15, 2011 8:19 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Sampratt.com has this stunning image of the full Holcim property that it is "mothballing" south of Catskill. Pratt was a leading force,...

Tuesday

Mar

15

8:16 pm

Crossroads to open in Athens soon

Mar 15, 2011 8:16 pm • Staff

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens. Photo from their website."][/caption] Ken Landin and Janine Bennett of the new Crossroads Brewing Company i...

Tuesday

Mar

15

3:49 pm

Friday headlines PM

Mar 15, 2011 3:49 pm • Paul Smart

‘Meet the Teachers’ takes place tonight at Hudson The Register-Star notes that Hudson Junior/Senior High School teachers will host their Meet the Teachers’ Night from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Hudso...

Tuesday

Mar

15

9:38 am

Lafarge says… they’ve got public support?

Mar 15, 2011 9:38 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Lafarge has its own website geared to "the facts" of its "modernization plans" for its Ravena plant, from which this image is...

Tuesday

Mar

15

8:16 am

It's Sunshine Week... FOIL it!

Mar 15, 2011 8:16 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="http://www.sunshineweek.org"][/caption]This is Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government...

Tuesday

Mar

15

5:36 am

Radio Cartoon

Mar 15, 2011 5:36 am • Paul Smart

By Gus Murphy

Tuesday

Mar

15

5:33 am

Tuesday headlines

Mar 15, 2011 5:33 am • Paul Smart

Village elections in Columbia and Greene counties Four Columbia County and five Greene County villages hold elections today, from 11:00 am or noon to 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. Most races have no challengers,...

Tuesday

Mar

15

4:57 am

March 15, 2011 local almanac

Mar 15, 2011 4:57 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says that today will be mostly sunny with some clouds. High 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to occasional showers overnight. Lo...

Monday

Mar

14

3:57 pm

Monday headlines PM

Mar 14, 2011 3:57 pm • Paul Smart

Assessment reval hearing will be Wednesday The Register-Star reports that the Greenport Town Board in Columbia County has rescheduled the Special Assessment Revaluation Hearing from March 2 to March...

Monday

Mar

14

12:36 pm

Catskillian named MLB historian

Mar 14, 2011 12:36 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="John Thorn of Catskill has been named official historian for Major League Baseball, the second to hold this honored position. Photo by Dion Ogust...

Monday

Mar

14

12:24 pm

Village elections in Columbia and Greene counties

Mar 14, 2011 12:24 pm • Paul Smart

Village elections roll around this week, on Tuesday, March 15, with four sets of Columbia county races and five in Greene County. Columbia County…

Monday

Mar

14

6:07 am

Catskill talks school budgets again

Mar 14, 2011 6:07 am • Paul Smart

Catskill Central School District officials are holding the second of two community budget forums on potentially drastic cuts including the end of kindergarten and pre-K classes tonight on Monday, Ma...