Hank Gross

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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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The first pool of mosquitoes to test positive this year in New York State for West Nile virus has been confirmed by the state Health Department in Rockland County.

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As Kiryas Joel village officials and their consultant review written comments on the draft generic environmental impact statement concerning the proposed annexation of Monroe Town land into the village, they said the vast majority support the annexation.

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Valley Agriceuticals held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new medical marijuana production facility in the Town of Wallkill on Thursday afternoon.

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Over 1,000 people attended the dedication of a new War Memorial outside the Ulster County Office Building in Uptown Kingston, New York on Sunday afternoon. The Roll of Honor consists of five black polished granite slabs, etched with the names of residents who perished in every American conflict.

Dutchess County legislators are going to vote Monday night on a resolution asking the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a study of the potential impacts of a crude oil spill in or near the Hudson River.

MONTICELLO – Gordon Jenkins has officially stepped down as mayor in the Village of Monticello following a state Appellate Court decision ordering his removal.

Seven people were killed Tuesday evening when a Harlem Line Metro-North train struck an SUV on tracks near White Plains, New York. Twelve people were injured. Six people on the train and the female driver of the SUV died in the crash when the vehicle caught fire, resulting in the first car of the train also burning up. Several hundred people were onboard at the time of the crash.

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MARLBORO – Several Marlboro High School students, who are or were members of the varsity football team, and their parents, have filed a federal complaint in US District Court calling for the head coach to be fired.

The lawsuit, against coach Richard Ward, School Superintendent Ray Castellani and the Marlboro Central School District, alleges Ward verbally and physically abused the boys on his football team and that Castellani and the school district knew about it and did nothing to stop it.

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WARWICK – Former Orange County Republican Party chairman John Hicks died Sunday at the age of 70.

Hicks, a well-known attorney also served on the Warwick Town Board in the past.

Current GOP Chairman Robert Krahulik said Hicks had “a passion” for politics.

“Without him, God only knows what state the party would be in today,” Krahulik said.  “A lot of people owe him a great indebtedness for getting them where they are today.”

Current Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton said Hicks was his best friend and mentor.

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.

The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”

The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.

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