Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent
Some of the nearly 100 students who joined the protest.
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Students and supporters of the Black Studies Department at SUNY New Paltz gathered in front of the Administration Building on campus yesterday to advocate for the rejuvenation of the department. 

 

Mayor Shayne Gallo vetoed the Kingston city 2016 budget as approved by the common council.

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The Kingston Common Council approved the 2016 budget Tuesday night, but only after amending the mayor’s original proposal, which contained deep cuts from several key staff positions. The final changes recently authorized by the Finance and Audit Committee, included restoration of the city clerk and corporation counsel’s employee salary lines.

 

Hunter Mountain ski resort in Greene County is being sold to Peak Resorts, Inc. headquartered in Missouri for $36.8 million. Hunter Mountain generates approximately $27 million in annual revenue.

 

The issuance of casino licenses is weeks, if not days away, and two hotel operators have expressed interest in building facilities in the Village of Monticello in hopes of capitalizing on some of the spillover.

Several volunteers took part in HONOR – Helping Others Needing Our Resources – which served Thanksgiving dinner to the needy in Middletown.
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Black Friday is gradually turning into Black Thursday as more and more retail establishments are jumping the gun to capture more of the holiday shoppers.

 

Pillow fights at the US Military Academy are illegal effective immediately following such an event on August 20 in which 30 people were injured.

New York Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is calling on the House to pass legislation prohibiting suspects on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms.

Cargo is flying high but passengers are not, at Stewart Airport. Officials hope the Montreign Casino-Resort, planned for Sullivan County, will improve the passenger numbers when it opens in two years.
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Officials of the soon-to-be constructed Montreign Casino-Resort in Sullivan County expect Stewart Airport in eastern Orange County, to play a key role in bringing visitors to their Kiamesha Lake facility.

The Indian Point Nuclear power pant, owned and operated by Entergy, arecurrently under review by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel pending the renewal of its operating license for the next 20 years. The hearing, held Monday afternoon in Tarrytown, was the second regarding contentions to Indian Point’s continued operation.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has increased its patrols and surveillance across its agencies including the Metro-North Railroad in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday.

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The New York State Department of Public Service will investigate disruptions in the 911 emergency telephone systems that affected more than 400,000 Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in portions of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties.

Area public officials Friday evening expressed their sympathy and support for the people of France following the terror attacks there.

A 16-year-old City of Poughkeepsie youth has been arrested for sending two threatening tweets to Marist College in the Town of Poughkeepsie over a seven-hour period threatening to commit an offense that created fear resulting in the college cancelling classes and telling students to stay in your dormitories.

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A vote by property owners in the 164-acre section of the Town of Monroe to annex their land into the Village of Kiryas Joel may have passed earlier this week, but no transfer can take place until a State Supreme Court judge rules on the challenges to the environmental review.

Demolition of section two of the Orange County Government Center in Goshen began Friday morning with a giant crane ripping down chunks of the building.

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The Kiryas Joel School Board has created an advisory committee to study the impact of annexation and the alteration of school district boundaries.

 

The state Department of Health has approved the certificate of need for Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie to construct its new patient pavilion.

Ulster County Executive Michael Hein’s proposed 2016 county budget carries a 1.1 percent property tax cut, cuts county spending by $4.5 million over last year and includes no reduction in services or layoffs.

Ulster County Legislator Christopher Allen was arrested on Friday on an assault charge in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Friday, September 18.

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The Town of Chester has joined with eight other towns and villages and the County of Orange to explore suing the Village of Kiryas Joel and Town of Monroe over the approved annexation of land from the town into the village.

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The U.S. Department of Justice approved a $625,000, three-year grant to fund five more police officers for the Poughkeepsie Police Department.

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Democratic Newburgh mayoral candidate Omari Shakur announced Saturday that he will join forces with incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy in an effort to get her reelected.

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A rally in uptown Kingston marked the launch of a national movement, which organizers hope will transform American politics and stop a potential World War III.

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Vietnam veterans who died in the years subsequent to the war of Agent Orange and PTSD were remembered at a ceremony at the Kingston Armory on Sunday. A new memorial plaque was unveiled at the county Vietnam War monument.

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Village officials in Kiryas Joel on Friday said the decision by the Orange County Legislature to spend $200,000 to fight the annexation issue in court is “an irresponsible waste of taxpayer money and a cynical maneuver in direct opposition to the lawful and legal action by two democratically elected boards.”

A federal court has ruled that a man, who used profanities on his speeding ticket payment form and was arrested as a result, had his First Amendment rights violated.

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The former IBM property in the Town of East Fishkill, which has been off the tax rolls for years, will now be placed back on.

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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.

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