Greene County

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

Credit Young's General Store, Prattsville

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"

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

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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New York News
7:52 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Services Set For 3 NYers Killed In Afghanistan

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Funeral services are set for the three New Yorkers who were killed by a man they were training in the Afghan security forces.

The funeral for 54-year-old Joseph Morabito will be held this morning at a church in Haines Falls in Greene County.

The military funeral for 40-year-old Lt. Col. Todd Clark will be Tuesday afternoon at a church in the Albany suburb of Guilderland. He'll be buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

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Catskills Area News
12:16 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report

Credit Young's General Store, Prattsville NY

Most Catskill Mountain communities have recovered from the damage wrought by twin storms Irene and Lee nearly two years ago. Things are not quite back to normal for hard-hit Prattsville —  the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Gary Harvey - Superintendant, Greene County Highway Department

Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks
Courtesy NOAA

One year after Tropical Storm Irene, repair crews remain busy in Greene County New York, where the reconstruction is expected to cost as much as $15 million on roads, bridges and culverts. For an update, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Gary Harvey, the superintendent of the Greene County Highway Department.