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Woodstock Times
Sheriff suspends warrant checks at Social Services

November 20, 2014 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum said this week that he will suspend a controversial policy of running warrant checks on visitors to the county’s Department of Social Services HQ after lawmakers threatened to replace sheriff’s deputies assigned to security at the facility with private security guards.
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Kingston Times
A match made in the heavens

October 17, 2014 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson Valley Weather and Mid-Hudson Valley Weather, the region’s two leading do-it-yourself purveyors of forecasts, have merged.
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Almanac Weekly
Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Nov. 27-Dec. 4)

October 22, 2014 07:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar: If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newsp...
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New Paltz Times
New Paltz village shop owners and residents react to a new law banning the use of plastic bags

November 24, 2014 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Village of New Paltz has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags — the kind typically used in supermarkets and other retail shops — set to go into effect this coming April. The law’s passage has garnered the threat of a lawsuit from one shopkeeper and encouraged a Town Board member to champion the idea of banning the bags throughout the town.
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Saugerties Times
Common Core perplexes parents

November 24, 2014 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Approximately 75 parents of K-8 students came to the high school on a rainy Monday evening hoping to get more information about Common Core.
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