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Clearwater Hones Mission As Executive Director Resigns

Jan 28, 2016
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The executive director of the Beacon-based non-profit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has resigned. His resignation comes just one week after Clearwater announced it was cancelling its annual music festival.

Clearwater Executive Director Resigns

Jan 27, 2016
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The executive director of the Beacon-based non-profit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has announced his resignation. Sloop Clearwater Executive Director Peter Gross has stepped down, citing, quote “significant differences between his and the organization’s vision to the path to building a stronger future for Clearwater and dealing with the organization’s long-standing financial and structural challenges.” Gross served as executive director since May of 2014.

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Clearwater announced Thursday that it was cancelling its Great Hudson River Revival, citing financial reasons. Reaction has ranged from disappointment to anger. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Poughkeepsie Journal music writer John Barry, who attended Clearwater’s Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, where the decision was made to steer clear of taking such a big financial risk by holding the festival.

Clearwater Cancels Great Hudson River Revival

Jan 21, 2016
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For the first time in its history, there will not be a Clearwater Festival this year. A costly renovation of Clearwater’s flagship is a major reason.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, founded by the late Pete and Toshi Seeger, is taking a break to save the sloop. Clearwater Board President Annie Osborn, who also sits on WAMC’s community advisory board, says, instead, Clearwater will hold smaller music events up and down the Hudson River throughout the year. The reason, she says, is to focus on restoring America’s environmental flagship.

Clearwater Festival Updates Its Lineup

Apr 9, 2015
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The music and environmental festival founded by Pete Seeger has updated its summer lineup.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

As the relicensing process for New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant crawls forward, federal regulators have issued decisions on contentions raised by the state and an environmental group.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week ruled on appeals involving two contentions in the Indian Point 2 and 3 relicensing process. One appeal was from New York State regarding transformers. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan explains.

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“Imagine.” “We Shall Overcome.” “We Are The World.” Could a new tune join the ranks of our most iconic message songs? Hudson Valley non-profit Clearwater is asking the global community to help write a song about a topic the environmental organization says is the all-encompassing issue of the day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the Build-a-Song project.

Clearwater Music Director Linda Richards says the environmental group is looking for a climate change anthem.

Clearwater Goes Indiegogo

Dec 1, 2014
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Forty-five years after Pete Seeger and friends launched the tall-ship Clearwater, the nonprofit organization that operates the sloop has launched its first “crowd-sourcing” effort to help fund a new sail and boom for the vessel.

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Judges for the Indian Point license renewal hearing have dismissed challenges from two environmental groups and the state. Those challenges have to do with storing nuclear waste.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel has dismissed contentions from environmental groups Riverkeeper and Clearwater along with New York State pertaining to on-site storage of nuclear waste at Buchanan-based Indian Point. Here’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Spokesman Neil Sheehan.

Clearwater Names New Executive Director

May 7, 2014
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The New York environmental organization founded by the late Pete Seeger has a new executive director at the helm.

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