Fishkill, NY – The New York Vapor Intrusion Alliance has been formed with members across the state. It was spearheaded by Debra Hall, an East Fishkill resident who has been fighting for clear water and clean air after her house was found to be contaminated.
Hudson, NY – The New York State Parks Department Thursday announces the protection of three properties totaling over 1,300 acres of land along the Fishkill Ridge, adjacent to Hudson Highlands State Park.
Hudson Valley NY – Saying that the nation is in a recession, Hudson Valley, NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-Hurley) Thursday called on Congress and the White House to place a 90-day moratorium on home foreclosures as part of their stimulus package to give relief to overburdened homeowners. The 22nd Congressional District representative asked officials at a housing forum at SUNY New Paltz Thursday to support that relief in light of the current economic conditions in the country, and its housing market woes.
Newburgh, NY – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman Thursday asked New York Governor Spitzer to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate cases of police involved deaths. Sussman's call came one day after an Orange County grand jury said it found insufficient evident to file criminal charges against five Newburgh City police officers in connection with the death of 25-year-old Nathaniel Cobbs of Newburgh last summer.
Buchanan, NY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday issued a notice of violation and proposed a civil penalty of $650,000 against Entergy for its continued failure to comply with NRC orders to fully implement a new emergency notification system with back-up power for its Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan.