Driver Killed In Head-On Colonie Crash That Injured Second Motorist
The Albany County wreck happened at around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Colonie, on State Route 9 near Old Loudon Road. Colonie Police said a Subaru was heading northbound on State Route 9 when the driver crossed over the median and struck a southbound Volkswagen head on. Following the...
NY weather: High wind warning issued for New York until Thursday morning
On Wednesday at 3:14 p.m. a high wind warning was issued by the National Weather Service in effect until Thursday at 7 a.m. for Schenectady, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer and Columbia counties. "West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph," comments the weather service. "The strongest gusts...
Athens Borough Police looking for help identifying suspect in burglary
The Athens Borough Police Department is looking for information that would lead to the identity of a suspect in a burglary at a Main Street business in the early morning hours on Saturday. The burglary occurred at the Stop N Shop tobacco shop at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb....
A century and a half later, Clovelea thrives again
For 30 years the building had been crumbling. The famous 1992 Dragon Inn fire nearly destroyed the once glorious 1882 Queen Ann style mansion known as Clovelea, at 134 Burt Street (Route 9W) in Saugerties. The blaze ripped through the kitchen of the restaurant and rendered the structure a derelict.
On the Mountain Is an Après Ski-Themed Weekend in Hunter
Although winter is winding down, there is no end to the mountain festivities that make the Hudson Valley a premier place for activities. This March, Hunter Mountain and Glen Falls House are no exception as they plan to host the fourth installment of the On the Mountain music weekend. Produced by The Wild Honey Pie creative agency, the après ski- themed three-day event will feature 12 live music performances, food pop-ups, wellness retreat activities, astrology events, and much more winter fun for a 300-person audience.
New bakery in Saugerties specializes in gluten-free goodies
Being able to live day-to-day without having to cope with dietary sensitivities, allergies or intolerances is a privilege that most of us take for granted. And, like white privilege or male privilege, the consequences of not enjoying such status can sometimes be perilous, even life-threatening. Imagine how your life would’ve been different if taking a bite out of a peanut butter sandwich could send you to the emergency room, or if every morsel of bread or pasta to pass your lips caused the villi coating your intestines to wither away.
Want to Your Own a Mini Resort in the Catskills?
Have you ever wanted to be an innkeeper and a barkeep? A one-of-a-kind property is for sale in Windham, New York that would allow you to be both. The Catskill Mountains are a popular destination year-round. Hiking, shopping, skiing and more bring people from everywhere to enjoy this region of the Hudson Valley. Imagine if you could live there and make a living.
Inmate arrested for alleged assaults at Correctional Facility
The inmate is accused of harming a Correctional Officer's hand and elbowing an Albany County Deputy Sheriff in the head.
Intense fire destroys Coeymans Hollow home
Fire destroyed a home in Coeymans Hollow. Several fire companies were called to 58 Lawson Lake Road around 1:30 Monday morning. Propane tanks in the home were exposed to extreme heat, and helped feed the fire, investigators said. There were also water supply issues, they said. Firefighters were called back...
Local Catskill High School Freshman Wins Class C Wrestling Championships
Congratulations to Catskill High School freshman Will Clanton for taking the competition to the mat at the Section 2 Class C wrestling championships on February 5 and clinching first place in his weight class! Will went on to take 5th in Section 2 overall. Cats can and Cats will!Visit here for more details.
Biker Gang Member Who Smashed Walmart Display Case, Stole Guns In Glenmont Gets Prison Time
Rensselaer County resident Michael McDermott, age 30, of Troy, was sentenced to 2 ½ years behind bars in Albany federal court on Monday, Feb. 26. It came months after he formally confessed to forcing his way into the Glenmont Walmart store while it was closed overnight. Once inside, he smashed a glass display case and stole five shotguns and one rifle.
Randon Wilkerson, man convicted of killing Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook, files appeal
The attorney of Randon Wilkerson, the man convicted of the 2021 killing of 54-year-old Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook, has filed an appeal. Wilkerson, now 33, was given a double life sentence last year after being found guilty of murder and 15 other charges in relation to the events of April 25, 2021.
Local Alert: Temporary Closure and Possible Delays on Columbia St due to Tree Removal Project
This article discusses the ongoing tree removal project on Columbia St's 300 block. The tree is near Columbia St and Hudson St intersection. The project might temporarily close Columbia St between Hudson and Giles St, causing possible delays.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary seeks new home
For over 20 years, the Catskill Animal Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals in need at their 150-acre refuge on Old Stage Road in Saugerties. But its co-founder said increasingly wet weather brought about by climate change has made the property untenable. “We’ve been feeling (the effects of climate change)...
Many firefighters put in a busy afternoon
STOCKPORT—Columbia 911 dispatched the Stockport Fire Department and the Greenport Rescue Squad for a reported structure fire at 1094 Route 9, Tuesday, February 20 at 1:39 p.m. Responding to provide mutual aid were Stottville, Stuyvesant, Stuvyesant Falls, West Ghent, Hudson, Claverack and Valatie fire departments. Columbia County Fire Coordinators...
Relief in sight: New recruits to address court officer shortage
New court officer recruits stand with hands over hearts, pledging allegiance to mark the beginning of their rigorous training journey at the Court Officer Academy. On Monday, Feb. 26, the Court Officer Academy in Castleton-on-Hudson welcomed more than 100 new recruits for their initial day of training, marking the start of an intensive four-month program designed to prepare them for a career in law enforcement within New York’s court system.
Embattled DA Soares to appear at Albany County legislature meeting
Albany County District Attorney David Soares is scheduled appear at a meeting of the Albany County Legislature on Wednesday evening. Soares is facing criticism for giving himself a $22,000 bonus from a state grant his office received. Soares insists he did nothing wrong, but decided to give the money back.
Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Must-Try Pizzas in Catskill
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional pizzerias in Catskill. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Snow Moon Festival returns to Saugerties
The Saugerties Snow Moon Festival returned last weekend throughout the town and village of Saugerties with events such as a comedy show, a 5K run, a parade, a scavenger hunt, craft fairs and more. Highlights included the “Pajama Onesie Dine Around Party,” where participants enjoyed meals at local restaurants in cozy pajamas. The community bonfire provided a warm gathering spot for attendees. The festival also included unique events like crafting sessions for creating Yeti lanterns and indoor pom pom snowball fights. Each event was designed to bring people together, fostering a sense of community and celebration during the colder months. Proceeds from the festival go to area food banks.
Popular New York water park under fire for labor law violations
The U.S. Department of Labor fined a popular New York water park for violating child labor laws two summer seasons in a row. Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham was fined $38,010 on Feb. 13, by the DOL after an investigation launched by the Department of Labor's Albany office. The investigation found that the park employed 35 15-year-old lifeguards "at the top of elevated, power-driven water slides between July 2021 and July 2022, in violation of federal labor laws and regulations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act."