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2 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Cuomo expected to sign legislation for elected Watertown City Court Judge

Last month, both the Assembly and the state Senate passed legislation that requires that City Judge Catherine J. Palermo would have to run for election when her term ends in 2017.

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Related Topix: Folk, Assembly, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Watertown, NY

6 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Rains push some rivers above normal flows

The USGS and its stream guages monitor the flow of water in rivers, streams and creeks nationwide.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Mount Marion, NY, Neversink, NY, Claryville, NY, Weather

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Plattekill man gets 20 years in prison for rape of woman, 80, in her home

A Town of Plattekill man was sentenced Friday in Ulster County Court to 20 years in state prison for raping an 80-year-old woman in her home.

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Related Topix: Plattekill, NY, State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Times Herald-Record

Former emergency responder pleads guilty to burglarizing victim's homes

A former member of the Ellenville First Aid and Rescue Squad has pleaded guilty to burglarizing homes after responding to medical emergencies at residences.

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Related Topix: Ellenville, NY, Spring Glen, NY, Wawarsing, NY

Times Herald-Record

Bringing opera to the people

No one could have predicted what happened five years ago when opera singer Maria Todaro, along with fellow singers Louis Otey and Kerry Henderson, helped stage a benefit concert in the tiny Catskills town of Phoenicia to raise money for playground equipment.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Phoenicia, NY, Parish, NY

Times Herald-Record

Ulster County Fair: From livestock to lemurs

It's been over 125 years since the Southern Ulster Agricultural Society first decided to merge the various agricultural fairs happening throughout Ulster County into one big fair in order to, in their own words at the time, "promote the interest of agriculture, stock raising, fruit growing, to meet a recognized want ... in response to the earnest ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Times Herald-Record

2 Ulster County women charged with welfare fraud

Two Ulster County women have been charged with welfare fraud, following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the county Department of Social Services.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Milton, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Officials say Ulster jail inmates' fight lands one in hospital

A fight between Ulster County jail inmates landed one in the hospital and left another facing an assault charge, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY

Weekender

Album Review:

A lot of critics have assumed the warmth of Conor Oberst's Nonesuch debut stems from some kind of "Seventies California folk pop" just because he worked out the early stage of these 13 new songs with Jonathan Wilson at the revered West Coast producer/musician's studio in L.A.'s Echo Park district.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, Bright Eyes, Indie

Times Herald-Record

Unemployment rates drop in 3 mid-Hudson counties

Unemployment rates dropped last month in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties compared to a year earlier.

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Times Herald-Record

Hearing Aug. 7 on Nevele request for tax breaks

The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing on the Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa's requested $100 million in tax breaks at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in the auditorium of the Ellenville High School on Maple Avenue.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Times Herald-Record

State questions Ulster estimate

Ulster County Deputy County Executive Robert Sudlow said last week that renovating the current family court facilities it leases on 16 Lucas Ave. to accommodate a third family court judge would be about $7 million.

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Times Herald-Record

Ulster County emergency chief retiring

Art Snyder, head of Ulster County's Office of Emergency Communications and Emergency Management, is retiring, according to the Ulster County executive's office.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene

Times Herald-Record

Assault charge after a jail fight in Kingston

A fight between inmates at the Ulster County jail landed one inmate in Albany Medical Center and another facing a felony assault charge, the sheriff's office says.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

The Real Deal

Upstate casinos eye tax break to compete with NYC-area rivals

At least three casino developers are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks for upstate gaming venues, in part because the incentives will help them compete with a casino project that would be located about 45 minutes from New York City.

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Related Topix: Orange County, NY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Latest kitty rescue fills Ulster SPCA to the max

A sudden influx of 22 sick and dying cats and kittens from a Kingston home has pushed the Ulster County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to the limits of its capacity.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY

Times Herald-Record

PHOTOS: Hudson Valley Chalk Festival in New Paltz

Artist Henry Darnell pauses Sunday while touching up his chalk artwork after an overnight rain washed part of it away.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY

Albany Times Union

Hudson Project to issue refunds for Sunday cancellation

The Hudson Project, which shut down early on Sunday in response to severe weather, has announced details on ticket refunds.

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Related Topix: Weather, Woodstock, NY, Saugerties, NY

Times Herald-Record

Wawarsing man gets 15 years in prison for role in fatal accident

A Wawarsing man was given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to a first-degree vehicular manslaughter charge in the death of a 65-year-old MIT researcher and Walker Valley resident last September.

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Related Topix: Wawarsing, NY, Walker Valley, NY, State Prisons, Prison

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Voices

Tom Joscelyn Voiced By Tom

German Officer in "Cabaret"; Bill Sykes and Fagin in "Oliver"; Father in "Metamorphosis"; Franz in "The Producers"; Athos in "All 4 One" and "The Three Musketeers"; IRA Officer in"The Hostage"; Peter in"A Mid Summer Nights Dream"; Mother Superior in "Nun Sense"; Bustopher Jones in "Cats"; The Wizard & Prof.

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Related Topix: Family, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, The Three Musketeers, Thriller, Adventure

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