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Wednesday

Dec

08

11:42 am

Hudson River PCB dredging nears new crossroads

Dec 08, 2010 11:42 am • Paul Smart

ALBANY -- The prolific and spot-on Brian Nearing of the Times Union reports today that state and environmental groups are warning the federal Environmental Protection Agency against releasing a plan t...

Wednesday

Dec

08

11:26 am

The ski wars have begun... again

Dec 08, 2010 11:26 am • Paul Smart

ALBANY -- The Times-Union reports this morning that Greene County's two private ski areas in Hunter and Windham have again started to take on neighboring, state-owned Belleayre Mountain ski center, in...

Wednesday

Dec

08

10:55 am

Generational battle lines over funding priorities

Dec 08, 2010 10:55 am • Paul Smart

HUDSON - The generational battle pundits have started talking about, where American seniors start fighting its young for funding and other benefits, surfaced in full glory in the form of a full house...

Wednesday

Dec

08

10:41 am

Catskill cuts hit the Chamber, the kitty cats

Dec 08, 2010 10:41 am • Paul Smart

CATSKILL - The Daily Freeman and Daily Mail each have stories this morning about last night's Catskill Town Board meeting, where one of the highlights seems to have been a request from Heart of Catski...

Wednesday

Dec

08

10:26 am

National concerns grow about cement industry; 2 days of Lafarge hearings start tonight in Ravena

Dec 08, 2010 10:26 am • Paul Smart

RAVENA - As if in anticipation of tonight's public hearing on LaFarge Cement's plans in Ravena, as well as tomorrow's look-see on Phase 1 of an ongoing state Department of Health study of those plans,...

Wednesday

Dec

08

12:48 am

Wednesday December 8 2010 news updates

Dec 08, 2010 12:48 am • admin

Final Daily Freeman printed in Kingston This YouTube video shows the final Daily Freeman newspaper printed in Kingston Dec. 6. They moved printing to Troy, eliminating 58 jobs and claiming to save...

Wednesday

Dec

08

12:20 am

'Creative Economy' workshop at Hudson Opera House explored business and culture

Dec 08, 2010 12:20 am • admin

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Gary Schiro, Ex. Dir. of Hudson Opera House, and Helen Fruscio, Dir. of Berkshire Creative at Hudson Opera House 121010."][/captio...

Wednesday

Dec

08

12:04 am

Local farmers deadline for conservation funding

Dec 08, 2010 12:04 am • admin

New York landowners, farmers, and forestland owners have until January 14, 2011 to apply for 2011 conservation program funding from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, including the Env...

Tuesday

Dec

07

6:52 pm

Columbia County DA withdraws charges against Hudson High Assistant Principal

Dec 07, 2010 6:52 pm • admin

Lynn Sloneker at Unmuffled is reporting at 4:58 p.m. via Twitter that the Columbia County Assistant District Attorney John Hillman withdrew the charges against Hudson High School Assistant Principal T...

Tuesday

Dec

07

6:01 pm

Mountaintop mourns a lost original

Dec 07, 2010 6:01 pm • Paul Smart

I pulled up and parked in the employee of the month parking space but a guard came out and immediately told me to get the hell out before there was any trouble. The lines were wr...

Tuesday

Dec

07

5:28 pm

Masters on Main Street, Catskill

Dec 07, 2010 5:28 pm • Paul Smart

Thanks to a small group of visionary donors, a new project is taking shape in the Village of Catskill's vacant storefronts with exhibitions from Master of Fine Arts programs (and one or two strong Bac...

Tuesday

Dec

07

12:24 pm

Columbia County to vote on budget tommorrow

Dec 07, 2010 12:24 pm • Paul Smart

HUDSON - The recent weeks have all been about budgets, on all fronts. And just as the national news has been overwhelmed by congressional discussion of what NOT to cut, while the state struggles with...

Tuesday

Dec

07

10:46 am

CSEA defines the battleground

Dec 07, 2010 10:46 am • Paul Smart

CSEA, New York's largest union of state employees, has sent a letter to outgoing Gov. David Paterson that questions his lame-duck spending of $16.7 million for a variety of building projects, includin...

Tuesday

Dec

07

9:34 am

Burglar beaten back with a baseball bat

Dec 07, 2010 9:34 am • Paul Smart

CLAVERACK - Has Walking Tall, that strange early 70s vigilante movie, come back with a vengeance in Columbia County? The Mid Hudson News Network reports this morning on a Monday morning burglary gone...

Tuesday

Dec

07

12:01 am

Tuesday December 7 2010 news updates

Dec 07, 2010 12:01 am • admin

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="336" caption="Copake Falls. Photo from New York State Parks."][/caption]Nearly a century late, state park gets proper gateway Diane Valden in The Columbia Pap...

Monday

Dec

06

3:20 pm

Study finds danger in blacktop sealants

Dec 06, 2010 3:20 pm • Paul Smart

WASHINGTON — McClatchy Newspapers is reporting today that a black sealant sprayed on parking lots, driveways and playgrounds turns out to be the largest contributor to the rise of a toxic pollutant in...

Monday

Dec

06

3:13 pm

Gibson hires communications director

Dec 06, 2010 3:13 pm • admin

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="151" caption="Stephanie Valle, image from her Facebook page."][/caption]Congressman-Elect Chris Gibson announced the hiring of Stephanie Valle today as his Comm...

Monday

Dec

06

11:48 am

Hudson schools have a racism problem?

Dec 06, 2010 11:48 am • admin

Stephanie Lee has a huge article in yesterday's Albany Times-Union about possible racism in the Hudson school system. In the wake of student fights and assistant principal disputes at school board mee...

Monday

Dec

06

11:11 am

Is the State Senate majority fight really over?

Dec 06, 2010 11:11 am • Paul Smart

ALBANY - Despite headlines in all the state's major publications yesterday and today, the final say on whether the ongoing final count election battles have been decided in the GOP's favor rests with...

Monday

Dec

06

10:46 am

More holiday kick-offs in Greene's river towns

Dec 06, 2010 10:46 am • Paul Smart

COXSACKIE/ATHENS – Not to be outdone by their fellow river towns, the Village of Coxsackie came alive on Sunday for their 15th annual Christmas by the River celebration on Sunday, December 6, accordin...