Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:27 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Federal Spending Plan Includes Funding For West Point Barracks

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Money for new barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Orange County is included in a federal omnibus spending bill.

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Hudson Valley News
7:34 am
Thu December 11, 2014

NYS AG: Nurse Allegedly Slapped Resident In Nursing Home

A nurse has been charged for allegedly striking a resident in a Dutchess County nursing home.

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Hudson Valley News
6:28 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Indian Point To Hold Training Drills Thursday

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Training drills are on tap Thursday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Indian Point parent Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Buchanan-based nuclear plant during parts Thursday and Thursday evening using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. Entergy will be using a technology known as “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems involve the use of laser bullets and vests with laser-detection equipment, which duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition.

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Hudson Valley News
11:25 am
Wed December 10, 2014

NYS Lawmaker Wants To Give AG Sole Power to Prosecute Police Crimes

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A New York state assemblyman says he is preparing legislation to give the state attorney general sole power to prosecute police crimes. This comes in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and a request by the attorney general for an executive order to investigate such cases.

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Hudson Valley News
9:53 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Legislators Approve Westchester's 2015 Budget

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Legislators have approved a 2015 budget for Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
5:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

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A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.

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Hudson Valley News
7:43 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

AARP Renews Call For Independent Consumer Advocate in NYS

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A non-profit group says consumers are being left in the cold when it comes to input about a proposed electric rate hike in the Hudson Valley. It says older consumers, in particular, can ill afford the possible two-digit hike. Meanwhile, the utility is aiming for a lower rate hike.

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Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Conservation Group Praises USCG, EPA Oil-Spill Response Plan Effort

Two agencies are now involved in updating oil-spill response plans for the Hudson River — and examining potential effects on endangered species. One conservation group is taking credit for the action after threatening a lawsuit if such plans were not put in place. One of the agencies says possible litigation had nothing to do with it.

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Hudson Valley News
2:10 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

East Ramapo School Board President Responds To Report

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The Board of Education president of a long-suffering Rockland County school district has provided a detailed response to a recent report from a state-appointed fiscal monitor. The response comes in the form of a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Suburban Agriculture Bill Is Signed Into Law In NYS

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a suburban agriculture bill. A Hudson Valley lawmaker had sponsored the bill in the Assembly.

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