Hudson Valley News

Dutchess County Exec To Hold Ag Forum At The Fair

Aug 24, 2016
Dutchess County Fair

The Dutchess County executive will host the second annual agriculture forum at the Dutchess County Fair.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A Westchester County legislator is sponsoring a resolution in opposition to a proposal for up to 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

Dutchess Bridge Reopens As County Fair Begins

Aug 24, 2016
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One of six bridges being replaced in Columbia and Dutchess Counties is open, just in time for the Dutchess County Fair, which started Tuesday.

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A hospital emergency department in the Hudson Valley is set to close in October. However, state officials must still approve the closure and a few elected officials are pushing for denial of the hospital’s request.

Storytelling Workshop At Omega Aims To Empower Women

Aug 23, 2016

The Kingston-based TMI Project is offering a storytelling workshop this weekend through the Omega Women’s Leadership Center at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with TMI Project Executive Director Eva Tenuto.

Newburgh Boxing Club Owner Enters Plea In Heroin Case

Aug 23, 2016

The owner of the Newburgh Boxing Club has pleaded guilty in a heroin distribution conspiracy case.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Interior Secretary made her first official trip to the Hudson Valley Monday, to kick off the National Park Service’s centennial week and to participate in the unveiling of signs for a national historic trail.

West Nile Virus Turns Up In Mosquitoes In Westchester

Aug 20, 2016

Westchester health officials are reminding residents to remove standing water from their properties and to use bug repellants after mosquitoes in the county have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This comes as West Nile Virus also was detected in mosquitoes in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Newburgh Friday to announce the launch of a pilot program to transform vacant homes into affordable housing. The funding for the program comes from the bank settlements. The program provides subsidies to land banks.

State Attorney General Schneiderman stood in front of a boarded-up house on Lander Street to announce the new “Neighbors for Neighborhoods” pilot program.

Arlington Fire Officials Agree To Restore A Flag

Aug 19, 2016
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The fire truck flag controversy in the Town of Poughkeepsie appears to continue among the public, even though fire officials have reached an agreement.

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.

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An order to have American flags removed from fire trucks in a Town of Poughkeepsie fire district has landed the issue in the national spotlight, creating a swirl of controversy. Both sides hope for a resolution to come out of a meeting scheduled for this afternoon.

Kingston Mayor To Hold Community Budget Forum

Aug 18, 2016
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The Kingston community has a chance Thursday evening to weigh in on the city’s budget.

Orange County Provides "It's On Us" Grant To MSMC

Aug 18, 2016

A college in Newburgh has received a grant to support its fight against sexual assault.

Courtesy of Arlington Fire District

A directive from the Board of Fire Commissioners to have American flags removed from fire trucks in a Town of Poughkeepsie fire district has proved to be a controversial decision.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner with New York state’s Health Department to offer blood testing for PFOS for City of Newburgh residents.

The New York state Education Commissioner Monday announced the appointment of a monitor for the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. Tuesday, they held a series of meetings in Rockland in what participants describe as a positive and encouraging step forward.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

This year marks the 50th anniversary of clean water advocate Riverkeeper. There have been milestone celebrations, including a star-studded fundraiser. Yet the heart of the Ossining-based organization’s work is on the water — the Hudson River and its tributaries. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne recently spent a few hours aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat with Captain John Lipscomb.

Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

A former biology professor at SUNY New Paltz credited with the recovery of a certain bird of prey in the eastern U.S. has died. 

Vassar Professor Named Interim President Of MSMC

Aug 16, 2016
Courtesy of Mount Saint Mary College

An economics professor from Vassar College has been selected as interim president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Following Friday’s declaration of Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh a state Superfund site, people are wondering what’s next.

Courtesy of Spectra Energy

A coalition of 21 plaintiffs has filed a brief seeking to overturn a federal agency’s approval of a pipeline project in the Northeast. A number of the plaintiffs specifically oppose a portion of the pipeline going through the Hudson Valley.

HV Communities Receive Water Infrastructure Grants

Aug 15, 2016
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Hudson Valley communities are the recipients of nearly $30 million in New York state grants for water infrastructure improvements.

Kingston Launches Shuttle Service

Aug 13, 2016
Office of Kingston Mayor Steve Noble

A new shuttle service begins Saturday in Kingston.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

WAMC News has learned that New York state has declared Stewart Air National Guard Base in Orange County a Superfund site. The classification comes some three months after the public learned of PFOS contamination in the main source of drinking water for Newburgh. 

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation’s declaration comes after some three months of investigations. Martin Brand is DEC acting Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Remediation and Materials.

Dutchess County Is Proclaimed Uniquely Presidential

Aug 12, 2016
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

The Dutchess County Legislature has adopted a proclamation to recognize the county’s role in presidential history. 

Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime In Rockland

Aug 11, 2016

Police are investigating a possible bias crime in Rockland County after incendiary devices went off outside two rabbis’ homes Tuesday night.

NYC DEP Employs Sheep For A Pilot Program

Aug 11, 2016
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has started a pilot program to maintain the grass along its water supply properties upstate. The program required new employees — but probably not the kind you’re picturing. 

Schumer Visits PFOS-Contaminated Lake In Newburgh

Aug 10, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he will introduce legislation that would require the Air Force to identify the source of water contamination in Newburgh and pay to clean it up if a base nearby is responsible.

Tubiolo Wins Seat On Westchester Board Of Legislators

Aug 10, 2016

The Republican candidate for a seat in Westchester County has won handily.

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