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Thursday

Feb

10

8:48 am

County farm plan input highlights relationships

Feb 10, 2011 8:48 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Chatham's Berry Farm in winter."][/caption]As it gets ready for the remaining three of five focus group meetings to help determine the shape...

Thursday

Feb

10

8:13 am

Neighbor Fight II: Well versus sewer

Feb 10, 2011 8:13 am • Paul Smart

Another form of neighbor dispute has arisen in the Columbia County town of Germantown, where a woman, her four children and her husband are saying they can’t drink the water from their well because it...

Thursday

Feb

10

7:22 am

When a neighbor's dispute leads to gun threats...

Feb 10, 2011 7:22 am • Paul Smart

"In a seemingly normal, quiet village community, the recent threat of gun violence against children has put a neighborhood on edge," reads the lede sentence in a Daily Mail front-pager next to a photo...

Thursday

Feb

10

6:22 am

Local headlines February 10, 2011

Feb 10, 2011 6:22 am • Paul Smart

Panel turns to Main Street The Daily Mail looks into the next step for the Town of Cairo's push to give itself a zoning ordinance for the first time... uniform setbacks for their historic lower Main...

Thursday

Feb

10

5:58 am

Thursday, February 10, 2011 local almanac

Feb 10, 2011 5:58 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today will be partly cloudy, with times of sun and clouds. Cold. High 21F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, will continue the partly cloudy thing with a low of 4F....

Wednesday

Feb

09

8:08 pm

Survey: locals have doctors, but are overweight

Feb 09, 2011 8:08 pm • admin

The Columbia County Healthcare Consortium contracted with Siena Research Institute to survey Greene and Columbia county residents about their health, lifestyles, and opinions on health issues. The sur...

Wednesday

Feb

09

7:54 pm

Gibson seeking disaster aid for farmers

Feb 09, 2011 7:54 pm • admin

Congressman Chris Gibson, who represents Greene and Columbia counties in the U.S. House of Representatives, released a statement Wednesday evening saying he is trying to secure disaster aid for local...

Wednesday

Feb

09

7:24 pm

2011 Rip Van Winkle poetry competition

Feb 09, 2011 7:24 pm • admin

Submission deadline for the 14th annual Rip Van Winkle poetry competition is March 31, 2011, sponsored by All Arts Matter in Greenville. Manuscripts of original poetry, in English, are eligible if the...

Wednesday

Feb

09

10:04 am

Parks OK for now, fracking regs punted to June

Feb 09, 2011 10:04 am • Paul Smart

The Times Union's Capital Connection has a piece by the intrepid Brian Nearing this morning that notes how there will be no threat of park closures this year, but a return of fracking issues to the fr...

Wednesday

Feb

09

9:41 am

Catskill pegged for a new Agway

Feb 09, 2011 9:41 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Young's Agway in Prattsville."][/caption]It looks like Agway's moving back to Catskill with plans to renovate the former Aubuchon Servistar...

Wednesday

Feb

09

9:08 am

A homelessness division between city and county

Feb 09, 2011 9:08 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Sunset Motel, Greenport, seen before it was utilized for housing the county's homeless population. "][/caption]The disparity between the actu...

Wednesday

Feb

09

7:12 am

Catskill HS principal's lawsuit denied

Feb 09, 2011 7:12 am • Paul Smart

The Daily Mail reports that the lawsuit filed against Catskill Central School District, the Board of Education, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Farrell by former Catskill High School Princi...

Wednesday

Feb

09

7:00 am

Snow emergencies all the talk at Hudson meeting

Feb 09, 2011 7:00 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Aerial photograph of Hudson taken February 7 by Daniel Nilsson of DA|BA. "][/caption]Both the Register-Star and The Gossips of Rivertown have rep...

Wednesday

Feb

09

6:34 am

Governmental semantics, Greene County-style

Feb 09, 2011 6:34 am • Paul Smart

The Daily Mail's Colin DeVries has a story about how Greene County has retreated from a renaming of its mental health facility to the “Greene County Center for Behavioral Wellness” after about a year...

Wednesday

Feb

09

6:18 am

Local headlines February 9, 2011

Feb 09, 2011 6:18 am • Paul Smart

Pulvers suffers another roof collapse The Register-Star reports that on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 8, another portion of the roof at Pulver's Glass on Green Street in Hudson caved in, doubling the damag...

Wednesday

Feb

09

5:53 am

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 local almanac

Feb 09, 2011 5:53 am • Paul Smart

The National Weather Service says today says on and off snow flurries are possible, along with variably cloudy skies. High 28F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Snow flurries or snow showers tonight, as well...

Tuesday

Feb

08

10:39 am

Germantown, Catskill artists win grants

Feb 08, 2011 10:39 am • admin

Alban Plotkin of Catskill and Pamela Wallace of Germantown were named recipients of the 2011 Individual Artist regrant awards through the Community Arts Grants Decentralization Program for Columbia an...

Tuesday

Feb

08

10:29 am

MOD crosses river

Feb 08, 2011 10:29 am • admin

MOD Gourmet Cafe in Catskill closed down its Main St. location a few months ago, and its no secret they are moving to Hudson. A Public Notice in today's local newspaper has Dana L. Wegener applying to...

Tuesday

Feb

08

8:15 am

Albany Airport tickets not cheap

Feb 08, 2011 8:15 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Albany International Airport"][/caption]Airfares at Albany International Airport rank high among the nation’s 100 largest markets, according to a...

Tuesday

Feb

08

7:58 am

Quad grants continue, with two to Columbia

Feb 08, 2011 7:58 am • Paul Smart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Olana Viewshed, as seen on the Rural Intelligence website."][/caption]Who'd have thought that a quadricentennial would last three years? Accor...