Today’s local headlines

The New York State Senate played pretend Senate again yesterday, according to Capitol Confidential (the Albany Times-Union’s political blog)….Art Baer, the Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman (R-Hillsdale), told The Columbia Paper that the Greenport School on Route 66, which will be vacant at the end of this school year, may also be a viable option to house the homeless instead of the St. Charles Hotel in Hudson. The county recently proposed moving a transitional housing facility for homeless women and families, and a Department of Social Services satellite station into the 139-year-old hotel….The Rural Intelligence blog is reporting that the Preservation League of New York State is conducting a members-only tour (you can sign up on the spot) of two of their “Seven to Save,” both in Columbia County—the Plumb-Bronson House in Hudson (above) and the Jan Van Hoesen House in Claverack today. The tour departs at 1 p.m. from the Plumb-Bronson House, on the grounds of the Hudson Corrections Facility (enter through gate south of Hudson on Worth Avenue/Route 9). Admission is free for members; non-members may join for a $35. The tour will be followed by a Historic Hudson Lecture at 4 p.m. at Stair Galleries, 549 Warren St. in Hudson, for $10.

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