Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent


Six companies have submitted proposals to develop a large solar farm on top of the former Beacon city landfill.

Mayor Randy Casale said each offer is under review with two ways to move forward with the project.

The four-way Poughkeepsie mayoral race for the Democratic line in the November general election has the top two candidates two votes apart.

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo won’t appear on the November ballot. The one-term mayor whose administration is marked by reform, revitalization, and controversy, ended Thursday night when upstart candidate Steve Noble took the party line by a wide margin, along with most of his supporters in the ward races.

Mayor Judy Kennedy lost the Democratic Primary election Thursday to challenger Jonathan Jacobson, but she is not giving up the fight of Newburgh, New York.

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy lost the Republican primary election Thursday to Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy.


Residents and businesses in Beacon may avail themselves of discounted energy costs and reducing the carbon footprint by joining the new Solarize Beacon Plus program.


A plan to require apartment buildings in Poughkeepsie, New York with nine or more units to have live-in superintendents isn’t going over well with building owners. 

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The Monroe Town Board Tuesday night approved the annexation of 164 acres of land to the Village of Kiryas Joel. Members opted for the smaller number of acres when faced with the option of approving a 507-acre parcel.


A dramatic new treatment for persons with post-traumatic stress syndrome received a significant boost to continue research with an $800,000 grant from State Senators William Larkin and John Bonacic, both from Orange County.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie heads back to Albany with some verbal and visual input on issues of concern in the 99th Assembly District, represented by fellow Democrat James Skoufis.