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Hudson woman, 80, tirelessly working to feed those in need

Ruth Riozzi is called the "Mother Teresa of Hudson." For years, she's made sure those in need don't go without food. In the more than 30 years since she started a food pantry with the help of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hudson, she says the needs have changed with the pandemic making them even greater.
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Some unions push back on vaccine mandate for NY workers

Albany, N.Y. — Some labor unions in New York are questioning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to require Covid-19 vaccines or regular testing for all state workers. Cuomo said Wednesday he wants to get the requirement in place by Labor Day. He said his administration is in talks with unions and acknowledged there would be some pushback.
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Catholic Charities: Need for food is still great

RENSSELAER - Sister Betsy Van Duesen hasn't stopped since the pandemic started. "The fact that we still have to do it is tragic. The fact that we can is extraordinary," Van Duesen said. The director of community partnerships for Catholic Charities has helped the organization host more than 140 drive-thru...
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Historical Society fetes Vanderpoel House at 200

KINDERHOOK—On Saturday, August 21st the Columbia County Historical Society of New York will “throw open the shutters” and host a party to (belatedly) celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of its historic properties, the James Vanderpoel “House of History” located on Broad Street in Kinderhook. The stately Federal redbrick home turned 200 last year, but live celebrations were postponed due to the pandemic.
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1 union supports state’s vaccine mandate, 2 others want to negotiate

ALBANY, New York (WWNY) - Unions are reacting to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that all state employees need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly. The governor also announced Wednesday that front-facing workers in state-owned hospitals must be vaccinated, with no option for weekly testing. The Civil Service...
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