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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the think-tank organization, issued a “wakeup call” to public schools in the region to develop different ways of better preparing graduates for college.

 

Narcotics overdoses are becoming an increasing factor in brain injury cases nationwide, according to a fact-finding tour made by Ulster County legislators Monday night in Lake Katrine.

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As college classes are set to begin across the Hudson Valley, students got settled in over the weekend.

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The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has apparently launched an investigation into government dealings in the City of Newburgh.

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A single-engine GILES 202 aerobatic plane that was practicing Friday afternoon for the Stewart Airport air show scheduled for this weekend, crashed killing the pilot.

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KINGSTON – The driver of the car in which four young men were killed in Saugerties on Wednesday remains in the intensive care unit of Westchester Medical Center and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright expects his investigators to interview her as soon as she has recovered sufficiently.  She is unable to communicate, for now.

 

A large group of area residents, members of the Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter Coalition and members of Samuel Harrell’s family marched down Market Street in Poughkeepsie to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Thursday.

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Four people are dead following a one-car crash in Saugerties late Wednesday morning.

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A 35-year veteran of the state prison system has been named as the superintendent of Fishkill Correctional Facility in Fishkill.   

 

Some 300 residents crammed into Temple Emmanuel in Kingston Monday night, to see the mayoral debate between Democratic primary opponents Shayne Gallo and Steven Noble.

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The Federal Transit Administration has granted $20.8 million to Metro-North Railroad to harden its Hudson Line against future storm surge flood events the likes of Superstorm Sandy.

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A comprehensive assessment of the proposed annexation of 507 acres of privately owned land into the Village of Kiryas Joel has been completed by companies hired by Orange County in conjunction with its planning department.

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Not getting a casino at the former Nevele resort was a big blow to the economic hopes of the Wawarsing and Ellenville area.  Ulster legislators agreed to a proposal to ease the blow, somewhat.

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The City of Middletown currently accepts sewage sludge from sludge haulers for its wastewater treatment plant and in the process earns hundreds of thousands of dollars. The anaerobic microorganisms in the plant produce methane gas, which is used to produce some electricity to heat the facility.

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Residents of Newburgh Friday evening gathered at the site of the city’s latest murder, its fourth this year, to call for an end to the violence in the city.

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On the heels of US Senator Charles Schumer’s announcement that he will push for construction of a new cross-Hudson rail tunnel from Secaucus to Penn Station, he said Wednesday that he would lobby for a “Secaucus Loop.”

 

The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has ruled that the Orange County Legislature was wrong when it voted by a simple majority to create a local development corporation to sell the county’s Valley View nursing home.

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