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Monday

Jan

17

12:01 am

Monday January 17 2011 local almanac

Jan 17, 2011 12:01 am • admin

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Photo from Wikipedia."][/caption]Today is the observed holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Schools and government offices are clos...

Sunday

Jan

16

11:06 pm

Snowmobiles cause tempers to flare in Stuyvesant

Jan 16, 2011 11:06 pm • admin

Snowmobiles, like other vehicles, can fan flames of road rage, and in the Town of Stuyvesant they can also cause a "scrum" or "fracas" inside too. Those are the words Bob Green used in the Register-St...

Sunday

Jan

16

6:22 pm

Will these federal mandates help farmers?

Jan 16, 2011 6:22 pm • admin

Local farmers might benefit from a new US Department of Agriculture proposal to cut the sodium and fat in school lunches, Ron Plants at Buffalo TV station WGRZ reports. Linda Muldoon, Director of Food...

Sunday

Jan

16

5:50 pm

Skier dies at Windham

Jan 16, 2011 5:50 pm • admin

An 18-year-old woman died after an off-trail skiing accident Sunday Jan. 16 at Windham Mountain, according to Fox23 TV news. Police say the accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. on the Upper Warpath tra...

Sunday

Jan

16

7:17 am

Youth grants available

Jan 16, 2011 7:17 am • admin

The Daily Freeman reports applications for funding from the Greene County Youth Bureau are available online at the Greene County website, click on the Departments tab and scroll to the Youth Bureau pa...

Saturday

Jan

15

11:57 pm

MLK parade and speakers in Catskill

Jan 15, 2011 11:57 pm • admin

Catskill hosted Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities Saturday, starting with a peace march from the Second Baptist Church in Catskill down the street to hear speakers at the First Reformed Church...

Saturday

Jan

15

2:58 pm

Chatham student wins scholarship

Jan 15, 2011 2:58 pm • admin

Columbia-Greene Community College student Samantha Visconti (of Chatham), who is also president of the Student Senate, receives the organization's United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties Jim Riley...

Saturday

Jan

15

1:18 pm

SUNY key to state jobs growth, chancellor says

Jan 15, 2011 1:18 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="SUNY Chancellor Susan Zimpher"][/caption]SUNY Chancellor Susan Zimpher is saying that the state university system's 64 colleges, 88,000 professors...

Saturday

Jan

15

1:06 pm

Elba's triplets

Jan 15, 2011 1:06 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Black Angus Elba with her three new triplets on the Punsit Valley Angus Farm in Spencertown. Photo by Lance Wheeler of Mid Hudson News Network."]...

Saturday

Jan

15

12:49 pm

Columbia County sets committees, eyes savings

Jan 15, 2011 12:49 pm • Paul Smart

The Columbia County Board of Supervisors halved its number of working committees through consolidation and the doubling up of tasks, according to a story in the Register-Star about its meeting last we...

Saturday

Jan

15

11:06 am

What the snow means, if you're sporting

Jan 15, 2011 11:06 am • Paul Smart

Hunter Mountain posted this to YouTibe this week, following the January 12 snow storm. Talk about capturing a sense of the opportunities offered by all the winter precipitation this year, given you ca...

Saturday

Jan

15

11:00 am

Missing woman found in Columbia County

Jan 15, 2011 11:00 am • Paul Smart

The final missing person listed in Columbia County in recent weeks was reported found today in a short piece we've culled from the Mid Hudson News Network. They report that State Police have located G...

Saturday

Jan

15

10:56 am

Valatie food program opens

Jan 15, 2011 10:56 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The Village of Valatie "][/caption]The Columbia County Office for the Aging opens its newest 60+ Food and Friendship Center Wednesday at the Vala...

Saturday

Jan

15

10:46 am

Athens Generating fire still smoldering

Jan 15, 2011 10:46 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="A transformer fire at Athens Generating during the snowstorm on January 12 pulled firefighters from around the area, who put out the blaze and are...

Friday

Jan

14

11:36 pm

Obama Schenectady trip back on

Jan 14, 2011 11:36 pm • admin

President Barack Obama's trip to visit the General Electric plant in Schenectady has been rescheduled for Friday Jan. 21. The trip was originally slated for this last Tuesday Jan. 12, but was postpone...

Friday

Jan

14

1:19 pm

Taconic announces job cuts

Jan 14, 2011 1:19 pm • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Taconic Farm in Germantown. Photo supplied by company."][/caption]Taconic, the local commercial supplier of transgenic, inbred, outbred, and hybri...

Friday

Jan

14

8:36 am

Catskill's Thomas Cole House on a roll

Jan 14, 2011 8:36 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Cedar Grove, home of Thomas Cole, Hudson River School painter, in Catskill."][/caption]Not only is Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole Historic Site in...

Friday

Jan

14

8:20 am

How suddenly small town councils can shift

Jan 14, 2011 8:20 am • Paul Smart

The difficulties of small town politics and governance come up in a piece in the Register Star published January 14 about a town councilman forced to resign his position because he moved a few miles o...

Friday

Jan

14

7:12 am

Coxsackie still battling water main breaks

Jan 14, 2011 7:12 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="The Village of Coxsackie is in the midst of building a new $3.5 million water treatment plant, as local line breaks continue. "][/caption]The Dail...

Friday

Jan

14

6:58 am

Sex offenders in your community: A primer

Jan 14, 2011 6:58 am • Paul Smart

It's a half hour to one-hour drive from most places in our coverage area, but still worth it for those with curiosity or fear. Onteora Middle/High School in the Ulster County town of Olive, located al...