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Wednesday

Nov

24

10:12 am

Politics vs privacy in the Digital Age

Nov 24, 2010 10:12 am • Paul Smart

Toby Rogers of the Daily Mail has a great story today that gets at some of the surreal oddities of the deigital age as it bashes into local politics. In New Baltimore, it turns out, Town Councilman Ar...

Wednesday

Nov

24

9:55 am

Gibson names Solomon veteran to regional staff

Nov 24, 2010 9:55 am • Paul Smart

The Times Union's Capital Confidential column reports this morning that Congressman-elect Chris Gibson has named Mark Westcott as his regional representative for the northern part of the 10-county 20t...

Wednesday

Nov

24

9:34 am

Here's the holiday schedule

Nov 24, 2010 9:34 am • Paul Smart

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Here’s a rundown of how various services in Columbia and Greene counties will be affected Thursday and Friday. Amtrak: Holiday schedule on Thursday, Sunday schedule on Fri...

Wednesday

Nov

24

4:11 am

Wednesday November 24 2010 headlines

Nov 24, 2010 4:11 am • admin

Hudson school board meeting confrontation between assistant principals attracts reporters The Hudson school board meeting almost-altercation between assistant principals Tom Gavin and Steven Spicer w...

Tuesday

Nov

23

10:06 am

Hillsdale murder trial, on its second round in Hudson, awaits jury verdict

Nov 23, 2010 10:06 am • Paul Smart

HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Berkshire Eagle out of Pittsfield, MA has a gripping and exhaustive story on its front page this morning about the murder case of a Berkshire County, Massachusetts man who escaped...

Tuesday

Nov

23

9:54 am

Radioactive leak into Mohawk the result of deadline pressures?

Nov 23, 2010 9:54 am • Paul Smart

NISKAYUNA -- The Times Union in Albany follows up on the recent radioactive leak story involving the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory on the Mohawk in Latham by reporting today on a new federal invest...

Tuesday

Nov

23

9:46 am

Ravena plant EIS releases tomorrow; public hearings start Dec. 8

Nov 23, 2010 9:46 am • Paul Smart

RAVENA -- Brian Nearing at the Albany Times Union reports this morning that Lafarge North America has finally filed a completed application with the state Department of Environmental Conservation ou...

Tuesday

Nov

23

9:36 am

New Heritage Site Guide published

Nov 23, 2010 9:36 am • Paul Smart

KINGSTON – Even though the setting for the debut of a new guide, “The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Site Guidebook,” was the Senate House and Museum in Kingston, the benefits of...

Tuesday

Nov

23

9:24 am

Murphy's aid arrives... a bit late

Nov 23, 2010 9:24 am • Paul Smart

Ever wondered what the dreaded term of the season "earmarks" means on a local basis? A story in today's Catskill Daily Mail by Melanie Lekocevic charts the recent receipt of federal funding for impor...

Tuesday

Nov

23

9:10 am

Former Catskill HS Principal sues to get job back

Nov 23, 2010 9:10 am • Paul Smart

CATSKILL - Ariel Zangla-Girard of the Daily Freeman reports this morning that former Catskill High School principal William Ball IV is seeking reinstatement to his position, arguing that the abolish...

Tuesday

Nov

23

1:10 am

Tuesday November 23 2010 headlines

Nov 23, 2010 1:10 am • admin

Comptroller: Hudson District schools failed to claim for services; Co-Principal Tom Gavin suspended one week for threat at board meeting From Lynn Sloneker in unmuffled:"An audit by the Office of the...

Monday

Nov

22

1:56 pm

Gibson keeps Congressional office in Kinderhook

Nov 22, 2010 1:56 pm • admin

[caption id="attachment_1383" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Chris Gibson opens his campaign headquarters in Kinderhook May 12, 2010."][/caption]Newly-elected Congressman Chris Gibson will ke...

Monday

Nov

22

9:53 am

Will your gas line explode?

Nov 22, 2010 9:53 am • Paul Smart

The Albany Times Union has an in-depth story today about the safety of New York State's natural gas lines, looking at the utilities in several towns on either side of the Hudson River, as well as th...

Monday

Nov

22

9:41 am

Hawthorne Valley Open House previews Association's 40th anniversary

Nov 22, 2010 9:41 am • Paul Smart

HARLEMVILLE — The Registar-Star in Hudson reports this morning that the Hawthorne Valley Association held an open house on Sunday, November 21, where visitors were informed of the various projects t...

Monday

Nov

22

9:27 am

Hunting accidents, one fatal, on opening weekend

Nov 22, 2010 9:27 am • Paul Smart

CATSKILLS — State police have reported three hunting incidents that took place Saturday and Sunday in Greene and Schoharie counties, one fatal, according to the Catskill Daily Mail and Watershed Post....

Monday

Nov

22

9:16 am

Local Davids Vs. fracking Goliaths

Nov 22, 2010 9:16 am • Paul Smart

SULLIVAN COUNTY – The Sullivan County-based Catskill Mountainkeeper environmental organization, founded three years ago to battle Catskills casino development, new power lines through the Delaware w...

Monday

Nov

22

8:48 am

Monday November 22 2010 headlines

Nov 22, 2010 8:48 am • admin

Club Helsinki restaurant opens today "The Restaurant at Helsinki Hudson" opens today with Executive Chef Hugh Horner at the helm. Horner was recently at café madison in Albany, where Metroland praise...

Sunday

Nov

21

10:19 am

Columbia all stars named

Nov 21, 2010 10:19 am • Paul Smart

Greg Dedrick of The Columbia Paper reported on Saturday that coaches in the Patroon Conference and the Central Hudson Valley League announced their selections for All Conference Soccer awards over the...

Saturday

Nov

20

12:48 pm

All eyes on NYS recounts

Nov 20, 2010 12:48 pm • Paul Smart

ALBANY - While many continue to eye Alaska for newsworthy post-election battles, some of the biggest fights involved in our collective political hangover from November 2 are right here in New York Sta...

Saturday

Nov

20

12:04 pm

It's always the coverup that hurts

Nov 20, 2010 12:04 pm • Paul Smart

HUDSON VALLEY... As legendary anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott spoke at Troy's Sanctuary for Independent Media on November 13, the big subject on many Capital area media- and nuclear-watch mind...