Columbia-Greene Local News-May 22

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 5-22-19

SCHOOL BUDGETS ALL PASSED TUESDAY AT

THE 12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN GREENE AND

COLUMBIA COUNTIES. THE VOTES WERE NOT

EVEN CLOSE, WITH YES VOTES THREE TIMES

HIGHER THAN THE NO VOTES.

POWER WAS OUT YESTERDAY TO OVER 2000

NATIONAL GRID CUSTOMERS IN HUDSON,

GREENPORT, AND LINLITHGO. THE OUTAGE

WAS BLAMED ON DOWNED WIRES AND A

BAD TRANSFORMER ON DOCK STREET IN

HUDSON. POWER WAS OUT AROUND 45

MINUTES.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL

WAS IN HUDSON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SHE

SPOKE AT A PRO-ABORTION RALLY AT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD. THE EVENT WAS ONE

OF MANY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO PROTEST

STRICT ABORTION LAWS PASSED IN OTHER

STATES.

TWO VANS COLLIDED TUESDAY MORNING,

SENDING ONE OF THEM THROUGH A

STORAGE SHED AT A LIVINGSTON

BUSINESS. THE ACCIDENT WAS JUST BEFORE

9 AT THE BELLS POND INTERSECTION.

NORTHERN DUTCHESS PARAMEDICS TREATED

THE INJURED.

A 35 YEAR OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO COLUMBIA

MEMORIAL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AFTER A

CAR COLLIDED WITH HIS BICYCLE IN

GRENNPORT. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 5.

THE MAN'S INJURIES WERE MINOR.

AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN

HUDSON, SENT TWO CARS INTO A VACANT LOT.

THE CRASH WAS AT 4TH AND WARREN STREETS.

GREENPORT RESCUE EVALUATED THE DRIVERS.

AN ALTERCATION AT A NEW STREET RESIDENCE

ENDED WITH A CATSKILL MAN FACING FELONY

CHARGES. 35 YEAR OLD ROBERT HATKER WAS

CHARGED BY VILLAGE POLICE WITH ASSAULT,

ROBBERY, CRIMINAL CONTEMPT, AND RESISTING

ARREST. HE IS DUE IN COURT THIS MORNING.

A PROGRAM TO DISCUSS THE OPIOID CRISIS

WILL TAKE PLACE THIS EVENING AT

COLUMBIA GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE

FREE PROGRAM RUNS FROM 6 TO 8 IN THE

ARTS CENTER THEATER AND IS OPEN TO

EVERYONE.

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