Hudson Valley News

Andrew Magill, flickr

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley Congressman have announced additional funding for the Newburgh Fire Department.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is running unopposed in November, but an Orange County activist is looking to change that.

Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Gateway Sign Is Unveiled

19 hours ago
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson

Partners spearheading creation of a trail linking Beacon and Cold Spring unveiled the first sign for the project this week. The trail will help improve pedestrian safety.

Funding Will Help Restore Croton Point Park Meadow

Jul 26, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Westchester County executive and a state senator from the Hudson Valley announced funding for a meadow restoration project on Monday. The site is a haven for migratory birds, including bald eagles.

Westchester County Exec Addresses Bharara Probe

Jul 25, 2016
Office of the Westchester County Executive

A corruption probe being conducted by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has extended to Westchester County. That’s according to a report in the New York Post. Now Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is responding.

NY Governor Signs Two Lyme Disease Bills

Jul 24, 2016
WAMC / Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law two bills concerning Lyme and Tick-Borne diseases. The bills were sponsored by Hudson Valley lawmakers.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Thursday night’s Goshen Town Planning Board session on a proposed Legoland New York theme park was the first time the public had a chance to comment. And they did, for more than three hours.

A lecture and screening of two documentary films about transgender youth in the Catskills are planned in Woodstock Saturday. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the filmmaker and psychology professor who will be on hand about the films and transgender discrimination.

Vassar President To Leave Earlier Than Planned

Jul 21, 2016
Courtesy of Vassar College

The president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, who announced in March she would conclude her presidency in June 2017, is leaving earlier.

DA Announces Guilty Pleas In A Newburgh Beating Death

Jul 20, 2016

The Orange County District Attorney has announced there have been guilty pleas in connection with the beating death of a man in Newburgh.

Stop Legoland Group Holds Forum In Goshen

Jul 19, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A group that opposes a Legoland theme park proposed for Orange County held a forum Monday night. Roughly 100 residents attended to either lend their support in opposition or learn more.

Midday Crane Collapse On TZB Will Be Investigated

Jul 19, 2016
Courtesy of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

A crane collapsed across lanes of traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge around noon today. More than 138,000 cars per day cross the bridge, which spans Rockland and Westchester Counties. The collapse happened on the Rockland side. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on the Westchester side, in Tarrytown, around 3:30.

“If you said to me that a boom could fall across the Tappan Zee Bridge at noon, not hit a car, not hit a person and there’d be no serious injury, I wouldn’t believe it,” Cuomo says.

Courtesy of the Rockland County executive's office

A crane collapsed across lanes of traffic at the Tappan Zee Bridge around noon Tuesday. The bridge spans Rockland and Westchester Counties and the collapse happened on the Rockland side. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Rockland County Executive Ed Day this afternoon.

Courtesy of The Nature Place Day Camp

After a major hull restoration, Clearwater is back on the Hudson River. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne embarked on the sloop for Clearwater’s first education sail of the season.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A first-of-its-kind study released Friday points to a long and varied list of micropollutants in the Hudson River estuary. Dozens of products were detected, from pesticides to pharmaceuticals.

Tops Set To Purchase Supermarkets In The Hudson Valley

Jul 14, 2016

An Erie County, New York-based grocery retailer is acquiring a few Hannaford and Stop & Shop supermarkets in the Hudson Valley along with a Stop & Shop in Massachusetts.

The gap between the number of people working in the Hudson Valley and the number of jobs in the region continues to grow. That’s according to the latest research from Marist College. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief has more.

Marist College Bureau of Economic Research Director Dr. Christy Huebner Caridi authored the report “Commutation Trends in the Hudson Valley 2010-2014.”

Metro-North Tests Cameras On Its Trains

Jul 14, 2016
Bebeto Matthews / AP

Metro-North has begun a pilot program with security cameras in both cabs and passenger cars. The railroad plans to install cameras in all its trains by September.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County is taking a step to address sexual assault on college campuses with funding under New York’s “Enough is Enough” policy. The funding is being used for a crisis counselor who will work on two campuses.

Clearwater Sets A Date For Re-Launch Ceremony

Jul 14, 2016
Courtesy of Dorice Arden

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has set a date for its re-launch ceremony after having canceled the event July 4.

More than 700 soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will leave from Orange County Tuesday for a training exercise in Louisiana.

Former Water Department Commissioner Is Sentenced

Jul 9, 2016

A former water department commissioner in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for bribery. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

With statements coming in Friday from local elected officials in the Hudson Valley about the fatal shooting of five Dallas police officers Thursday night, one of the officials has announced his county will hold a vigil next week.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A community open house Thursday drew hundreds of area residents to learn about a proposed Legoland New York for Orange County. Though many say they favor the theme park being built in Goshen, some voiced a continuing concern about traffic.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Wiki Commons

One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant automatically shut down Wednesday morning. It’s the same reactor that was offline two other times in recent months for different reasons. Meanwhile, the relicensing schedule for the Westchester County plant has been pushed back again.

Federal Funds Help Two Fire Departments In Dutchess

Jul 7, 2016
Andrew Magill, flickr

Two fire departments in Dutchess County are receiving federal funds for new equipment.

Grant For Clearwater Aids Youth Programs

Jul 2, 2016
Courtesy of Clearwater

Clearwater has received a grant for youth empowerment programs.

AMC Harriman Outdoor Center Opens

Jul 1, 2016
Vinnie Spiotti/AMC

Following a year-long renovation, an outdoor center in Rockland County at Harriman State Park has opened to the public.

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.

NY 18th Congressional District Race Is Set

Jun 30, 2016
Courtesy of Phil Oliva

The congressional primary elections Tuesday decided November ballots in several contests, including in New York’s 18th District. A Democratic congressman seeking re-election to a third term faces a Republican who has never run for office, but who is no stranger to politics.

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