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Sunday

Feb

20

2:42 am

February 20, 2010 local almanac

Feb 20, 2011 2:42 am • Staff

The National Weather Service says today will be mostly sunny, with scattered clouds. High 34F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight will be cloudy with snow developing after midnight. Low 26F. Winds N at...

Saturday

Feb

19

6:16 pm

Saturday headlines

Feb 19, 2011 6:16 pm • Paul Smart

Power outage at Windham Mountain ski area The Times Union reported on the afternoon of February 19 that shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, the ski area posted on its website that high winds had caused a...

Saturday

Feb

19

12:03 pm

February 19, 2011 local almanac

Feb 19, 2011 12:03 pm • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will be windy with snow flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. Temps nearly steady around 30F. Winds NW at 25 to 40 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Winds...

Friday

Feb

18

11:32 pm

Change versus People in Philmont

Feb 18, 2011 11:32 pm • admin

The Mayoral election in Philmont Tue. March 15 features Brian J. Wheeler (who graduated from Taconic High in 1990) of the Change Party against incumbent Clarence V. Speed of the People’s Party. Dougla...

Friday

Feb

18

11:32 pm

Anti-frackers to descend on Albany April 11

Feb 18, 2011 11:32 pm • Staff

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Wes Gillingham. Photo from Stroud Water Research Center."][/caption]WGXC volunteer Sam Sebren recorded all sorts of sounds and speakers at the Sno...

Friday

Feb

18

7:26 pm

High Wind Warning through Saturday

Feb 18, 2011 7:26 pm • admin

The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for Western Greene County through Saturday night at midnight. Winds will be from the, "Northwest, 20 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph. Gusts up...

Friday

Feb

18

8:57 am

Cuomo offers a gerrymandering solution

Feb 18, 2011 8:57 am • Paul Smart

Rick Karlin of the Times Union reports that in answer to state Senate Republicans recent moves to redistrict New York in its own interests, Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a bill on February 17 to reform th...

Friday

Feb

18

8:38 am

Looking to blame the teachers

Feb 18, 2011 8:38 am • Paul Smart

John Mason of the Register-Star has two stories up about the deepening budget talks at Taconic Hills School District, which held a board meeting on February 16. In one, he focuses on a recent speech b...

Friday

Feb

18

8:13 am

Greene Majority Leader's criminal case postponed

Feb 18, 2011 8:13 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Greene County Legislature Majority Leader Keith Valentine, a local insurance broker, is charged, along with his wife, with serving accohol to min...

Friday

Feb

18

7:56 am

FBI enters Kingston double-dipping probe

Feb 18, 2011 7:56 am • Paul Smart

The ongoing Ulster County story involving charges that cops in the Kingston city police department have been double-dipping on expense claims just got regionally interesting as the Daily Freeman runs...

Friday

Feb

18

7:35 am

CRC okays study of Wal-Mart as county offices

Feb 18, 2011 7:35 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Columbia County plans for the old Wal Mart in Greenport's new use as a home for couty agencies, as seen on the Gossips of Rivertown website."...

Friday

Feb

18

7:15 am

Athens inches closer to a townwide reval

Feb 18, 2011 7:15 am • Paul Smart

The Town of Athens has finally decided, after several years of back and forth, to do what the state wants all our municipalities to do, but few have the political courage to actually conduct a town wi...

Friday

Feb

18

6:30 am

Friday headlines

Feb 18, 2011 6:30 am • Paul Smart

HTC supt. says Cuomo’s budget looks dim Jim Planck of the Daily Mail has a piece about the school budget woes hitting Hunter-Tannersville in Greene County, where called the cut to state aid for schoo...

Friday

Feb

18

6:29 am

February 18, 2011 local almanac

Feb 18, 2011 6:29 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will be cloudy with occasional showers. High 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight will have partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. Low 32F....

Thursday

Feb

17

7:20 pm

Dairy farmers not crying over spilled milk

Feb 17, 2011 7:20 pm • admin

Congressman Chris Gibson is not claiming any credit, but is crowing that the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday that they won't treat spilled milk under the same rules that govern oil...

Thursday

Feb

17

7:12 am

Greene challenged in State of the County address

Feb 17, 2011 7:12 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Wayne Speenburgh, Greene County Legislature Chairman"][/caption]Colin DeVries in The Daily Mail has a story about Greene County Legislature Chair...

Thursday

Feb

17

2:58 am

Snow circles

Feb 17, 2011 2:58 am • admin

Melanie Lekocevic in The Daily Mail reports about yet another town reconsidering its snow law in the face of actual snow this winter. In Athens, Town Attorney Tal Rappleyea, "is expected to draft a ne...

Thursday

Feb

17

2:49 am

Thursday headlines

Feb 17, 2011 2:49 am • Staff

NL board holds off filling fifth seat Paul Crossman in The Chatham Courier writes that the New Lebanon Town Board on Monday Feb. 14 decided to leave their fifth seat vacant until November elections....

Thursday

Feb

17

12:01 am

February 17, 2011 local almanac

Feb 17, 2011 12:01 am • Staff

The National Weather Service says today will be partly cloudy with times of sun and clouds. High 54F. Winds light and variable. Tonight partly cloudy skies during the evening giving way to a few show...

Wednesday

Feb

16

10:35 pm

Albany Airport adds nine flights

Feb 16, 2011 10:35 pm • admin

Eric Anderson in the Albany Times-Union reports airlines are adding nine flights to Albany Airport, though no new locations are being added. Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroit each add an additional flig...