Hank Gross

Hudson Valley Correspondent
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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.


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.


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