Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
9:37 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Transitional Home For Veterans Opens In Kingston

Credit Courtesy of the Ulster County Veteran Services Agency

A number of elected officials will gather Wednesday afternoon in Ulster County, New York for the opening of a transitional home for veterans. 

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s senior U.S. senator has put his weight behind an effort to build a museum at a world-famous prison in Westchester County. He says the museum would have the potential to occupy a “must see” list for the New York City metropolitan area.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says the museum at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, which sits along the Hudson River, would be among the first at an active prison and a major driver of tourism for the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Critics Express Concerns Over Funding Plan Approved For Tappan Zee Bridge Project

New Tappan Zee bridge rendering
Credit Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

A coalition of environmental and advocacy organizations and Assembly members met via conference call on Thursday to express their dismay over the approval by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to use, for the first time, clean water funds for a transportation project. The critics say using the funds for the bridge project could have negative consequences for every community across the state.

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Hudson Valley News
6:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase

Credit William Warby, flickr

The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
5:23 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Early Learning Programs In Orange County Receive Funding

More than $1 million in federal funding is early learning and head start programs in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ashokan Fountain Is Temporarily Shut Down

Ashokan Fountain
Credit Courtesy of the NYC DEC

Hydropower upgrades have forced the temporary closure of a fountain at a popular site in Ulster County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.

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Hudson Valley News
6:13 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hayworth Wins Independence Party Primary

A former congresswoman in the Hudson Valley has won the Independence Party line. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

It's Independence Primary Day In A NY Congressional District

There is a primary election today for the Independence Party line in a Hudson Valley congressional district, part of a rematch between contenders in the 2012 election.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney unseated freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in 2012, in a close race in what was then a newly drawn 18th congressional district. Paul Basinski, a political science professor at Orange County Community College, notes that roughly 9,000 votes made the difference, and a third-party line this time around could help.

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Hudson Valley News
1:48 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

NYS Senator's Farewell Dinner To Raise Funds For Local Veteran

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovations to Private Dan Flanigan’s home
Credit Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

A dinner Tuesday evening for an outgoing state senator from the Hudson Valley will serve as a fundraiser for home repairs for a Vietnam War veteran.

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