Mishaps in Claverack, Hillsdale leave two injured

CLAVERACK—Two Columbia County residents were seriously injured in separate, unrelated incidents the morning of Thursday, August 7.

A woman, who suffered burns to 90% of her body, was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit in Valhalla following a shed fire, Thursday, August 7 at 6:15 a.m. Read more…

Dutchess County woman dies in parkway crash

CLAVERACK—A Dutchess County woman was killed in a one-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway south of Palmer Road, August 4 at 2:12 p.m.

State Police Sergeant Robin Reed said, Lynette Juul, 51, of Pleasant Valley was driving north when for an unknown reason; her vehicle went off the east shoulder and over an embankment. The vehicle became airborne and traveled into a wooded area, where it came to rest between two trees. Read more…

Police search for missing man

CHATHAM—State Police are looking for a missing Chatham man.

33 14news benjamin kaufmannOfficials say they were told by his parents that Benjamin Kaufmann, 33, of Chatham left his residence for a walk around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 6 and did not return.

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Two hurt in separate fire, tractor incidents

CLAVERACK—Two Columbia County residents were seriously injured in separate, unrelated incidents the morning of Thursday, August 7. A woman, who suffered burns to 90% of her body, was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit in Valhalla following a shed fire, Thursday, August 7 at 6:15 a.m.

shed1 State Police from Livingston, along with the A. B. Shaw Fire (Claverack) Department and Greenport Rescue Squad were disptached to a fire in a wooden shed near a residence at 5622 state routes 9H/23. Read more…

Fire companies earn awards at convention

KINDERHOOK—Hundreds of firefighters from Columbia and surrounding counties converged on the Village for the 2014 Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Convention hosted by the Palmer Engine and Hose Company #1, July 25 and 26.

This year’s parade featured the New York State Army National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Band and Congressman Chris Gibson (R-19th) served as parade grand marshal.

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