Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent

 

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.

Daniel Case / Wikimedia Commons

 

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.

wikipedia commons

 

 

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

midhudsonnews.com

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.

midhudsonnews.com

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.

wikipedia commons

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.

Daniel Case / Wikimedia Commons

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.

Pages