Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent
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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.


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.

an array of solar panels


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.

an array of solar panels

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.