Hudson Valley News http://wamc.org en Orange County Legislature Votes Against Retention of Valley View http://wamc.org/post/orange-county-legislature-votes-against-retention-valley-view <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;The Orange County Legislature has voted against a proposal for the retention of the Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center as a county owned and operated facility for the next two years. It would have included the hiring of a nursing home administrator to run it.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:52:55 +0000 Hank Gross 53486 at http://wamc.org Orange County Legislature Votes Against Retention of Valley View Flooding Task Force Holds Kingston Waterfront Conference http://wamc.org/post/flooding-task-force-holds-kingston-waterfront-conference <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;It's a modern day version of Noah and the Ark, of sorts. Kingston took its first step Thursday afternoon in preparing for coastal flooding with part one in a series of public forums to discuss the historic Rondout waterfront.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:38:58 +0000 Hank Gross 53483 at http://wamc.org Flooding Task Force Holds Kingston Waterfront Conference Statewide Bus Rally Lobbies for More School Aid http://wamc.org/post/statewide-bus-rally-lobbies-more-school-aid <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;There was a rally on Long Island, and then the bus departed for the Hudson Valley for a stop in Kingston before calling it a day in Albany.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The message was clear. New York State's schools are hurting and a lack of funding is making it difficult to educate our children.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:46:56 +0000 Hank Gross 53397 at http://wamc.org Statewide Bus Rally Lobbies for More School Aid Carlucci Calls for Fines Over Contractor-Caused Gridlock on Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/carlucci-calls-fines-over-contractor-caused-gridlock-tappan-zee <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Contractors performing daily repairs overnight on the Tappan Zee Bridge have apparently not finished in time for the morning commuter rush causing massive backups on the Thruway in Rockland County.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">State Senator David Carlucci (D-Nanuet) said Tuesday that $1,000 per minute contractor fines should be increased to $10,000 for every minute they break the morning work stop deadline.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:54:37 +0000 Jake Sorgen 53326 at http://wamc.org Carlucci Calls for Fines Over Contractor-Caused Gridlock on Tappan Zee Legislators Criticize Albany For Unfunded Mandates http://wamc.org/post/legislators-criticize-albany-unfunded-mandates <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;Westchester County legislators blasted elected officials in Albany for their continued imposition of mandates without financial relief. Hand in hand with that is the state imposed two percent tax cap.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D-4) said Albany is “a mess.”</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:06:41 +0000 Hank Gross 53239 at http://wamc.org Legislators Criticize Albany For Unfunded Mandates Westchester Legislators Restore 126 Jobs for 2013 Budget http://wamc.org/post/westchester-legislators-restore-126-jobs-2013-budget <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;A total of 126 Westchester County employees who were slated to be laid off in County Executive Robert Astorino’s proposed $1.7 billion, 2013 budget will be saved.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:42:27 +0000 Hank Gross 53236 at http://wamc.org Westchester Legislators Restore 126 Jobs for 2013 Budget Cahill Calls Dynegy and IBEW Officials Back to the Table http://wamc.org/post/cahill-calls-dynegy-and-ibew-officials-back-table <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The chairman of the State Assembly Energy Committee has asked both </span>Dynegy<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> executives and the leadership of </span>IBEW<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> Local 320 to resume negotiations and enter into at least a temporary agreement to return workers to the job at the </span>Danskammer<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:42:37 +0000 Hank Gross 53155 at http://wamc.org Cahill Calls Dynegy and IBEW Officials Back to the Table Manufacturing Becomes More High-Tech in the Region http://wamc.org/post/manufacturing-becomes-more-high-tech-region <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;There is a trend to on-shoring of jobs in manufacturing industry, but while it may not be overwhelming, it is signally somewhat of a reversal of the off-shoring of jobs. That assessment comes from Harold King, director of the Council of Industry, which represents manufacturers in the Hudson Valley.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:33:08 +0000 Hank Gross 53150 at http://wamc.org Manufacturing Becomes More High-Tech in the Region Newburgh Gun Buyback Plan Pushed Back http://wamc.org/post/newburgh-gun-buyback-plan-pushed-back <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;The planned gun buyback program in the City of Newburgh has been pushed back from the original December timeframe because participation is being expanded.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">City Councilman Curlie Dillard said Orange County is becoming involved so the program will be held in January.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:26:16 +0000 Hank Gross 53031 at http://wamc.org Newburgh Gun Buyback Plan Pushed Back NYSDOT Unveils Concepts for Future of Route 17 http://wamc.org/post/nysdot-unveils-concepts-future-route-17 <p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:16:22 +0000 Hank Gross 53027 at http://wamc.org