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Final Day to Vote for Best Of Columbia County 2022!

Today is the final day to cast your vote in the Best of Columbia County contest for 2022!

The Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest that allows county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories. Winners will be announced during a red carpet-style show, to be held June 2, 2022 and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media.

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Voting for Best Of Columbia County Returns for 2022!

After a two year pandemic hiatus, the Best of Columbia County competition is back for 2022!

The Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest. The Nomination period began on March 1, 2022 and continues through March 31, 2022. The Best of Columbia County™ allows county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories. Round One (March 1, 2022-March 31, 2022) is the nomination period. The top three of each category move on to Round Two (April 11, 2022-April 29, 2022). Round Two of Voting on the Nominations will consist of the top three in each category from Round One.

Winners will be announced during a red carpet-style show, to be held June 2, 2022 and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media.

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Columbia Comeback: Governor Announces Schools Will Open in Fall 

Columbia Comeback: Governor Announces New York Schools Will Open in Fall 

(WRGB) – New York schools have been given the go ahead to open in the fall.

“They are all authorized to open,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a conference call today.

Districts are planning how to adapt to new safety guidelines. That includes classroom learning, virtual learning as well as transportation on school buses.

“If any state can do it, this state can do it because we’ve been smart since day one,” Cuomo said. “We can bring the same level of intelligence that we brought to the economic reopening.”

Of the 800+ school districts in New York state, 127 districts have not submitted reopening plans to the New York State Department of Education. Fifty districts’ plans are incomplete. The department will continue to review plans over the weekend and notify districts if they need to resubmit their plans with more detail.

Cuomo said districts will be asked to more specifically address three elements of their plans: remote learning, COVID-19 testing for both students and teachers, and contact tracing. Those expanded plans will be submitted to the state and posted on the district websites.

“Different school districts have different theories,” Cuomo said. “But that question of testing for students an teachers is a high level of concerns.”

Cuomo stressed districts need to have discussions with the parents in their districts, a continuing theme in his conference calls and news conferences this week when talking about school reopening plans for the fall.

The governor is also asking each district to hold three online discussions with parents to answer questions that they have about the plans to return to learning in the fall. Those discussions need to be completed by August 21. For the big districts in New York – New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers, Albany, Mount Vernon, and Utica – five online discussions with parents will be held.

School districts will also be required to set up at least one discussion with teachers only to review plans and bring up any questions they want to have.

MORE:
www.columbiaedc.com
columbiacountytourism.org
columbiachamber-ny.com

 

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Hudson Tourism Board Launches “Project Hudson,” to Promote Hudson

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The Hudson Tourism Board has launched “Project Hudson,” a program to promote Hudson as an attractive destination while strengthening our local communities and economy. The Hudson Tourism Board is welcoming proposals for short, and long-term projects that promote Hudson as an attractive destination and strengthen our local businesses, business associations, and cultural organizations

Businesses and organizations, based in the city of Hudson, are invited to fill out the application online or by hand. The board will consider applications that:

  • Take place in the City of Hudson.
  • Enliven Hudson’s city life.
  • Illuminate or create a unique experience of Hudson’s communities and businesses.
  • Create local opportunities for recreation and/or promotion, and/or seek to advance walkability.
  • Create local opportunities for climate resiliency, where applicable.
  • Are accessible to all audiences and ADA compliant, where applicable.
  • Use “tactical urbanism,” which encourages low cost, impermanent, and DIY projects, where applicable.

The Tourism Board is tasked with using its funds to promote our city. With Project Hudson, the board hopes to take small steps toward supporting the creativity, ingenuity, and civic-mindedness of Hudsonians to create a more vibrant, healthy, equitable, and safe place to live and to be.

This grant program is being administered with the help and support of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation.

 

MORE:
www.cityofhudson.org
cityofhudson.org/news_detail_T10_R249.php
www.columbiaedc.com

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Columbia Comeback Shop Local Campaign

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Exciting news for Columbia County as we officially enter Phase 2 of the State’s Reopening plan.

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia County Tourism have joined forces to assist in the Columbia Comeback/Buy Local crusade.

NEW to this combined effort is a “Columbia County Retail List.” Please shop local and let’s all advocate for a successful Columbia County Comeback!

To see the spreadsheet with category specific tabs of open businesses, click/tap on the following image or visit: docs.google.com/spreadsheets

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For the list of food and drink businesses with take-out and delivery options, visit:
https://columbiacountytourism.org/dine/takeout-delivery-columbia-county-ny/

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columbiacountytourism.org
columbiachamber-ny.com

 

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