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Westchester County police who were escorting a whale rescued a man who jumped from a bridge.

Dredging of the Hudson River
EPA

One year ago, General Electric wrapped up its dredging of a 40-mile stretch of the Hudson River from Fort Edward to Troy.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Four New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley are sponsoring a hearing Wednesday for the public to weigh in on a controversial U.S. Coast Guard proposal to establish up to 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was at the Newburgh waterfront Monday, announcing legislation to prevent the establishment of any new anchorage sites in the Hudson River Valley. But the U.S. Coast Guard will continue the proposed rulemaking process as planned.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying General Electric’s dredging of the upper Hudson River is not complete.

David Nightingale: Hudson River Anchorages

Sep 13, 2016

The Hudson River, all 315 miles of it from the Adirondacks to the Atlantic, has been used by mankind for a long time. Its estuary was explored by Verrazano in 1524, and Henry Hudson sailed his Half Moon up about as far as Albany in 1609. Prior to that, the river was of course home to native American Indians on each of its shores. Some of its viewsheds, particularly from the east looking towards the Catskills prompted the establishment of estates such as Boscobel, Clermont, Vanderbilt, Wilderstein, Olana and so on.

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Saturday is the second day of the 2016 Tugboat Roundup in Waterford. More than 30 vessels, modern and antique, are lined up in the Southern Saratoga County town.

  Called “thoroughly informative and approachable” by The New York Times, Vernon Benjamin’s The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War presented nearly 250 years of the Hudson River Valley’s dynamic past with unmatched richness and detail.

Now with The History of the Hudson River Valley: from the Civil War to Modern Times, Benjamin completes his historical account of the region by taking readers from the post-Civil War period into the present day.  

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Orange County Thursday, calling on the U.S. Coast Guard to listen to Hudson River communities when it comes to a proposal to establish anchorage sites in the river. Maloney and local elected officials want public hearings earlier in the process.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering establishing anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Westchester to Ulster County. But local elected officials and environmentalists criticize the proposal — and what they say is a lack of transparency and public involvement.

8 Bridges Swim Continues In The Hudson River

Jul 1, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A 120-mile Hudson River swim is in progress, having started in the Catskills June 26 with plans to end Sunday at the mouth of New York City harbor. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the marathon swim that heads from the Bear Mountain Bridge to the Tappan Zee Bridge today.

Officials are expected to begin the task of raising the wreckage of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

Courtesy of Clearwater

The sloop Clearwater is being readied for a return to the Hudson River after a winter of restoration work.

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The Saratoga County Water Authority’s action against General Electric began in 2011. Due to pollution of the Hudson River caused by GE’s PCB dredging operations, Saratoga County had to move its plant to the town of Moreau, in the northern portion of the county. Most of the population and customer base, however, is located in the southern portion of the county.

Riverkeeper Sweep Cleans Up Tons Of Trash

May 13, 2016
Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper’s annual cleanup along the Hudson River and New York City shorelines yielded tons of debris and recyclables.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met yesterday with stakeholders in Saratoga Springs as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

A new look and a new name: Corning Riverfront Park
City of Albany

There will be a major makeover this summer for bike and pedestrian paths along Albany's riverfront.

Dredging of the Hudson River
EPA

The EPA will undertake a second five-year review of GE’s cleanup of PCBs from the Hudson River. Dredging on a 40-mile stretch between Fort Edward and Troy, New York was finished this fall. Now, General Electric will remain on the river for monitoring and habitat restoration work.

The Amistad is a replica of a 19th century slave ship seized by African captives is a symbol of America's early anti-slavery movement. It is docked in Connecticut.
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Many people don't realize that slavery was widespread across the Americas, even in what is now the Northeastern U.S.

Dredging of the Hudson River
EPA

A coalition of environmental groups Thursday filed a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking General Electric to pursue additional PCB dredging in the Hudson River.

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Microbeads – the tiny, abrasive plastic pellets that come by the tens of thousands in bottles of face wash, toothpaste, and more – have been banned in Albany County.

Hudson State Park at Midnight
Paul Gallo

  There is a new Constellation in the night sky over the Hudson Highlands State Park.

On Pollepel Island about 1,000 feet off the shores of Beacon, NY and across the Hudson River from Storm King Mountain, the Bannerman Castle ruin - a property of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - has inspired Beacon-based artist, Melissa McGill, to create and install "Constellation" - a sculpture and light creation made up of 17 40-80 foot poles with a solar-powered LED light globe at the top of each. As the sun sets each night for the next two years, McGill's Constellation will fade-in over Bannerman - joining the natural stars in the sky.

The companion book Constellation accompanies the installation, both as an extension and artifact of the project. The book is a visual and literary dialogue between artist Melissa McGill and several celebrated writers and poets, using the artwork as a springboard for inspiration and collaboration. Melissa will do a book talk and signing at The Cold Spring General Store in Cold Spring, NY on November 13th.

Earlier this year we met Melissa McGill and Bannerman Castle Trust member Tom Johnson at The Cornwall Yacht Club and we visited the island where we spoke with Melissa about this special celestial sculpture.

EPA

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was in Saratoga Springs this week, where she was the keynote speaker at the New York State Children's Environmental Health Summit.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on a plan to dismantle and decontaminate a processing facility that was built to support PCB dredging efforts in the upper Hudson. While many officials from surrounding communities have called for additional dredging, others would like to see things wrapped up sooner.  

Innovation Trail

Microbeads – the tiny plastic pellets that come by the tens of thousands in bottles of face wash, toothpaste, and more – are on their way to being banned in Albany County. 

Police say a 49-year-old man has died after he went overboard from a sailboat near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The speaker of the New York Assembly says any talks about convincing GE executives to relocate their headquarters back to New York should include discussions on the company’s Superfund cleanup of PCB’s in the Hudson River that’s about to end.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Six Albany-area communities along the Hudson River are collaborating to improve water quality. The partnership is resulting in the development of a regional solution to a series of local problems.

  A man who was a friend of the Hudson River, environmental advocate Jim Simpson has died.

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.

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