COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply in Greene County

In Brief – COVID-19 cases in Greene County have shot up in the last two weeks, spurred in part by an outbreak at a state prison. Forty-six active cases were reported by the county Department of Health Thursday, the most since mid-May. The county’s active caseload was less than 10 throughout the summer, and there…

Rapping Cop’s Fate to Be Discussed Wednesday

In Brief – The New Paltz Town Board will discuss the fate of a police officer who filmed himself performing an anti-transgender freestyle at a special meeting Wednesday. Officer Robert Sisco also states Hillary Clinton should be “hanged for treason” in the video, which he posted publicly on Instagram but has since removed. A copy…

Delgado Awarded for Working with Republicans

In Brief – Hudson Valley Representative Antonio Delgado was honored Tuesday for working with Republicans as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress. Delgado and 19 other representatives were awarded the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The accolade recognizes representatives who reach across the aisle, with the honor going…

COVID-19 Update – Protests Complicate Pandemic Recovery

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Wednesday, June 3. LOCAL DIVE In mid-March, 80 percent of Danny Brey’s business vanished when Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted New York State on PAUSE. Jeffersonville-based Brey’s Eggs…

COVID-19 Update – Columbia & Greene Counties Open Further Wednesday as Protests Rage

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Tuesday, June 2. NEW YORK STATE 371,711 cases confirmed (941 new)2,113,777 tests performed (49,952 new)23,959 deaths (54 new)89,703 hospitalizations (overall)3,331 hospitalizations (current)999 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus…

COVID-19 Update – ‘Freedom Rally’ Planned in Newburgh, Cuomo Casts Confusion Over Phase 2 Reopenings

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Friday, May 29. NEW YORK STATE 366,733 cases confirmed (1,768 new)1,876,789 tests performed (65,245 new)23,722 deaths (79 new)78,043 hospitalizations (overall )4,010 hospitalizations (current)1,219 ICU admissionsNew York State…