Hudson Valley News


As has been long expected, New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez, a Republican from Schoharie, is the latest candidate to join the field to replace retiring Congressman Chris Gibson. Lopez, who represents the 102nd district, has been in the Assembly since 2007. Lopez once worked as a staffer for former gubernatorial candidate John Faso, who is also seeking the 19th district seat. Lopez discussed his potential candidacy with WAMC.


Another Republican is joining the race to replace retiring Congressman Chris Gibson. New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez of Schoharie tells the Daily Star he is running for New York’s 19th district seat and will formally kick off his campaign soon. The 54-year-old joins a field that also includes former statewide candidate John Faso. Businessman Andrew Heaney is also running.

A Hudson Valley county and nine municipalities have filed a lawsuit over a proposal to allow a fast-growing Hasidic Jewish village to annex 164 acres of adjacent land.

A fire official says a runaway oil tanker has crashed into the side of an apartment building, tipped on its side and spilled 100 gallons of oil in suburban New York.

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.

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With an abundance of rain expected over the next several days in Albany and surrounding counties, there has been talk of possible flooding. But you may not know that a vast area including Albany already dodged a bullet this weekend.

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Major storms that once might have hit the coasts of New York and New Jersey every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.  That's one of the findings of a study looking back over 1,000 years.

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.


Growing demand for electricity in Westchester and New York City is having an impact on some Hudson Valley counties. Some power proposals are being reconsidered.

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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.