Greene County

7:01 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Town Considers Switching Off Street Lights To Save Money

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New York towns and villages are in a continuous tug of war between balancing their budgets and staying under the tax cap. One Greene County municipality is taking a hard look at turning street lights off to save money.

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10:05 am
Wed October 15, 2014

State Extends Power Line Project Deadline

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A controversial power line project along the Hudson River has been delayed.

An extension was granted to allow West Point Partners extra time to seek out an alternative route and converter station site.

The Catskill Daily Mail reports West Point has been given until November 5th to explore the possibility of using lands adjacent to an existing route, which runs through uninhabited Greene County land where National Grid power lines already exist.

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Catskill Mountains
9:17 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Greene County Puts Irene Behind


Three years after Tropical Storm Irene tore through New York,  one upstate county has completed restoration efforts.

Irene destroyed many Greene County communities - affecting several roads and bridges. Now county officials say all repair and rebuild projects as a result of the storm have been finished.

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Catskill Mountains
12:45 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

UCI World Cup At Windham

It’s a busy weekend at an upstate resort. Windham Mountain is playing host to the Mountain Bike World Cup.

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6:07 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

State Police Raid Town Muni Building

People in a Greene County town are scratching their heads after state troopers swooped in on the municipal building.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages

Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.

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Greene County
4:22 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

New Arts Center Coming To Greene County

A new center for the performing arts is coming to the Village of Catskill.

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1:56 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Local Leader Hospitalized

The head of an area legislative body has been hospitalized.  Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden tells the Catskill Daily Mail that County Legislature chairman Wayne Speenburgh was admitted to the emergency room at Albany Medical Center around 9 a.m. Tuesday. He is reportedly conscious and alert. The paper says little else is known about the 68-year old's illness or how long he will stay at the hospital.  The legislature's next meeting is set to take place January 8th. Groden expects Speenburgh have returned to his duties by that time.

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New York News
10:50 am
Tue October 15, 2013

NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success

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The Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project is an educational initiative designed to help municipal officials and stream-side landowners throughout the Hudson Valley prepare for floods and climate change. The program has been moving forward, and is being heralded as a successful one.

Educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties have been teaching flood preparedness to officials and landowners in 37 Hudson Valley municipalities.

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Capital Region News
6:55 am
Sun October 13, 2013

Windham Mobile Service On "Hold"

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Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future... 

Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago. 

Spotty cellular phone service has been an ongoing problem; officials say plans to build a network of cell towers is in the works, but will take years to unfold at a cost of millions.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez is looking for an alternative solution that could be fast-tracked.

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