Hank Gross http://wamc.org en Cuomo To Up Fight Against Heroin http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-fight-against-heroin <p>Acknowledging that heroin use is at epidemic proportions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Rockland Community College in Suffern Wednesday to announce a multi-pronged approach to fight the scourge. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:28:58 +0000 Hank Gross 92356 at http://wamc.org Cuomo To Up Fight Against Heroin Tourism Income Boosts Regional Economy http://wamc.org/post/tourism-income-boosts-regional-economy <p>HUDSON VALLEY – Tourism remains big business in the Hudson Valley. An annual consultant’s report that looked at the entire state, said 81,000 people were employed in tourism jobs in the Hudson Valley last year. Tourists spent $4.75 billion last year and over $318 million in local taxes benefited municipalities in the region.</p><p>Hudson Valley tourism in the ranges from recreational to historic, and could add gaming in the future assuming casinos are legalized.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:19:36 +0000 Hank Gross 69393 at http://wamc.org Tourism Income Boosts Regional Economy Transfer Of Golden Hill Almost Complete http://wamc.org/post/transfer-golden-hill-almost-complete <p>KINGSTON – The sale of the Ulster County-owned Golden Hill nursing home in Kingston is almost complete.&nbsp; The county is selling it to GH Acquisition Corp. for $11.25 million.</p><p>County Executive Michael Hein said the transfer is in the final stage.</p><p>“We are dealing with the very last components of it before there is a final process of transition,” Hein told MidHudsonNews.com. &nbsp;“We are dealing with the state Department of Health and we expect that to be done any moment.”</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:54:11 +0000 Hank Gross 67379 at http://wamc.org Transfer Of Golden Hill Almost Complete Anti-Fracking Move Keeps Heat On At Capital http://wamc.org/post/anti-fracking-move-keeps-heat-capital <p>ALBANY – More than 1,000 protesters gathered at the State Capitol to send the message to Governor Cuomo that New Yorkers don’t want fracking. The action included 130 co-sponsor organizations from medical associations to farmers to the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.</p><p>Protesters came on 30 buses, in car pools, rode bikes and walked. They were joined by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Actor Debra Winger, and musician Natalie Merchant.</p><p>Hinchey called upon the government to do what he said is the right thing.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:31:48 +0000 Hank Gross 67275 at http://wamc.org Anti-Fracking Move Keeps Heat On At Capital