mike hein http://wamc.org en Effort Emerges To Solve Local NY Government Crisis http://wamc.org/post/effort-emerges-solve-local-ny-government-crisis <p>A New York county executive plans to announce a new effort to bring fiscally stressed local governments together to share their best ideas before they become "distressed" under a new state definition.</p><p>Ulster County Executive Mike Hein wants local governments to help each other before they reach the "distressed" status that could trigger state involvement in restructuring local operations.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:22:47 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65690 at http://wamc.org Effort Emerges To Solve Local NY Government Crisis Ulster County Executive Mike Hein http://wamc.org/post/ulster-county-executive-mike-hein <p>One year ago today, Tropical Storm Irene moved into the northeast leaving flooding and destruction on a scale rarely seen in the region.</p><p>Homes and farmland were washed away, bridges and roads were destroyed, and trees and power lines were leveled leaving hundreds of thousands of people without service for days , and even weeks .</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46588 at http://wamc.org Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters http://wamc.org/post/watershed-leaders-vs-new-york-city-over-turbid-waters <p>21 state, county and municipal leaders have signed a letter calling on New York State to fine New York City 13-point-5 million dollars for sending turbid waters into the Lower Esopus Creek... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>The 21 leaders sent a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which must decide whether to allow the releases of muddy water to go on...&nbsp; those opposed to the releases argue they damage ecosystems in the Lower Esopus and hinder business and recreational opportunities for communities situated along the Creek.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 43608 at http://wamc.org Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters