Two men nabbed for alleged crack cocaine sales

HUDSON—City police arrested two men they suspect of selling cocaine after executing a search warrant on the third floor at 409 Warren Street, July 23 at 2:26 p.m.
   Renell Herrington, 56, who lives at the raided residence, was taken into custody just outside the building. William Chester Morrison, 22, also of Hudson, was arrested inside the residence.

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Ancram ponders orphaning roads

ANCRAM–The Town Board is considering whether to cut back on the maintenance of several town roads or to abandon the roads entirely.

   The matter came up at the July 16 Ancram Town Board meeting. The roads under consideration are: Crest Lane Extension, Sheppard Road, Rothvoss Road, Ken’s Road, School House Road, Altenburg Road, Rabbit Tail Road, Stewart’s Road, Bash Road and portions of Sawchuck Road and Over Mountain Road.

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Trying to fly in Nature’s face

ANCRAMDALE–When I watch a great blue heron wing its way across the sky and hear its deep croak of a call as it passes overhead I imagine I have stepped back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

   Those pterodactyl-like creatures never cease to cast a time-machine spell over me.

   That’s why when I saw one crouched in a very compact posture on the ground it drew my attention.

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Hard times open doors


County , city see way to keep DSS offices in Hudson 

HUDSON–The county and city have reached an agreement to relocate the Department of Social services inside the city limits.

   The new proposal, announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, July 21, in the chambers of the county Board of Supervisors at 401 State Street, would scrap the controversial relocation of the department to the old Ockawamick School building in Claverack, and move the department into two buildings in the city already owned by the county: 610 State Street and the building where Tuesday’s announcement was made, the headquarters of the board at 401 State.


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Pedestrian dead after being hit by train

Bystanders watch as Chatham rescuers try to save the life of a local man hit by a freight train Monday evening in the village. Photo by David Lee.CHATHAM—A local man died as a result of injuries he suffered when he was hit by a CSX freight train at the Main Street crossing in the village, Monday, July 20 at 7:53 p.m.
    William E. Weaver, 59, of Chatham was crossing the train tracks from Hudson Avenue to Main Street headed north, when he was hit by the westbound freight train, according to Chatham Police Chief Kevin Boehme, whose department was summoned to the scene along with Chatham firefighters and the Chatham Rescue Squad.

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