Police charge K’hook man with multiple felonies

GHENT—Livingston State Police investigators have charged a local man with 16 felonies relating to the forgery of legal documents.
John Novine, 45, of Kinderhook was charged with six counts of second degree forgery, six counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing, three counts of first degree falsifying business records and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device, October 28.

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Breast cancer screening October 29

HUDSON—In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Columbia Memorial Hospital will conduct a Breast Cancer Screening Night Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the medical office building, 71 Prospect Avenue, suite 190.  
Three staff physicians and the Cancer Services Program of Columbia and Greene counties support the program.
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ICC board hears of hard times ahead

VALATIE–James Baldwin, the district superintendent of Questar III/BOCES, addressed the Ichabod Crane School board at a special meeting Tuesday, October 20, discussing Governor David Paterson’s proposed cuts in school aid and the likelihood that federal economic stimulus money will not be available next year. “We are facing some very difficult fiscal (times),” he said.

Last week Governor Paterson announced dramatic cuts to the state budget over the next two years to close a projected $5 billion deficit. As part of those cuts, he proposed reducing aid to school districts by $480 million for the current school year. “I don’t think the money that has been there will be there, and how do we deal with that?” said Mr. Baldwin.

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