Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent

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Hudson Valley News
7:50 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Sullivan County Officials Fear Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wake of Sandy

Hudson Valley residents left in the dark line up to pick up dry ice. Concerns about misused generators have led to carbon monoxide fears.
Credit Jerry Kleiner

  Sullivan County public safety and fire officials are concerned about the increase in carbon monoxide calls that have come in over the last two days.

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Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Westchester Health Commissioner Warns of Contaminated Wells

Credit Matt Rourke / AP

The Westchester County Department of Health on Wednesday urged people with private wells that were flooded to either boil their water before consumption or to use bottled water as a precautionary measure since sewage and other harmful contaminants can be washed into private wells by storm waters. 

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Hudson Valley News
8:55 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Sewage Discharges into Hudson River in Westchester

Credit AP

The Westchester County Department of Health is advising people who use the Hudson River waters for recreational purposes, namely swimmers, boaters, kayakers and windsurfers to avoid direct contact with the water until further notice along the Westchester shoreline. This advisory is due to flooding-related shutdowns at one waste water treatment plant and two waste water pumping stations along the river that have resulted in raw and partially treated sewage entering the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Central Hudson Makes Progress On First Day of Restoration

Steady progress was made Tuesday in repairing damage to Central Hudson’s electric system in the wake of severe winds delivered by Tropical Storm Sandy.

By 8 p.m., power was restored to more than 50,000, or nearly half of all impacted customers, and crews worked throughout the night.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Dutchess 2013 Budget Cuts $7.6 Million in Spending

Credit Hank Gross

  Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Monday, presented his proposed 2013 budget of $408.3 million that comes in under the two percent state tax cap and reduces spending by $7.6 million.

Molinaro attributed the reduced spending plan to his three-pronged approach at reinventing county government.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Former President Clinton Rallies to Support Maloney

Credit Hank Gross

 

  Former President Bill Clinton made a brief appearance at a rally for Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney Sunday afternoon.  Clinton touted Maloney’s qualifications saying that he was competent in both the White House and in state governance.

“Being elected to Congress is a job,” Clinton said. “It requires a preference for evidence over ideology, for arithmetic over illusion, for shared prosperity over trickle down, for we’re-all-in-this-together over you’re-on-your-own.”

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Counties Declare States of Emergency, Schools Close

Credit Hank GrossHein, in the Ulster County emergency operations center on Sunday, said they were prepared for Irene a year ago, and are confident they can handle SandyEdit | Remove

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Hudson Valley News
7:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Gillibrand Seeks Federal Funding for Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Gillibrand, left, talks with Oxyvita, Inc. President Dr. Hanna Wollocko
Credit Hank Gross

  US Senator Kristen Gillibrand came to the Hudson Valley on Thursday to announce her support for the Women’s Enterprise Development Center.

The senator is working to secure a federal investment for the effort that would see creation of a satellite center on the Marist College campus in Poughkeepsie.

“I think we can ignite a very powerful economic engine by just finding these great women with business ideas and helping them get started,” said Gillibrand.

She made her comments at a stop at Oxyvita, Inc., adjacent to Stewart Airport in New Windsor.

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Hudson Valley News
7:17 am
Fri October 26, 2012

State Audit Highly Critical of Newburgh's "Inadequate Oversight"

City Manger Richard Herbek calls the audit a
Credit Hank Gross

  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office released an audit of the City of Newburgh’s financial oversight that said officials failed to accurately track the city’s budget which led to millions of dollars in shortfalls and a higher than necessary tax hike for its residents.

The audit, released on Thursday, said that the city, after failing to account for a $1.3 million deficit, passed an unbalanced budget in 2010 that created a new $ 6 million cash deficit which was closed the following year with a 41 percent tax levy increase.

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Hudson Valley News
7:39 am
Thu October 25, 2012

New Paltz Opens Town Reuse Building

  The New Paltz Town ReUse building was officially opened for business on Wednesday, providing a one-stop location for the municipality to collect recyclables and offer them for reuse.

Town Recycling Coordinator Laura Petit said the town has a good track record of reuse with a wide variety of items.

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