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Hudson Valley News
4:28 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Rejected Catskill Casino Bidder Pursues Smaller Resort

Developers who failed to land a casino license at the site of an old Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills hope to build a smaller sports and gambling resort there. 

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Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

Retired Officer Apparently Killed Two Daughters, Self

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Police believe a retired police officer shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family's suburban New York home.

Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini says the deaths Saturday of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his daughters Alissa and Deanna appear to be a double murder-suicide. He did not discuss a possible motive.

Marraccini said Sunday that a gun was found at the home in the Westchester County village of Harrison.

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Hudson Valley News
8:15 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Authorities Investigating Deaths Of White Plains Police Officer, Daughters

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Authorities are investigating the deaths of a retired suburban New York police officer and his two teenage daughters.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Fri February 20, 2015

NYS Senator From Dutchess To Chair Lyme Disease Task Force

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A freshman New York state senator from the Dutchess County is chair of a task force concerning Lyme disease while the Assembly has formed a group on climate change.

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Hudson Valley News
1:27 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

NYS Lawmakers Introduce Bill For Oversight Of A Rockland School District

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Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor.

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Hudson Valley News
8:07 am
Thu February 19, 2015

HV Lawmakers Introduce Bill For Oversight Of East Ramapo Schools

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Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor in November.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Court Says Westchester Can Fight For Housing Grants

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by Westchester County against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Hudson Valley News
12:56 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Study Says Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Emerging Earlier

Dr. Richard Ostfeld surveys ticks collected on a white drag cloth at a field site on the Cary Institute's campus.
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A new study shows that ticks carrying Lyme disease are emerging earlier and spreading into new geographic regions.

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Hudson Valley News
6:39 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

HV Advocacy Officials Applaud NYS Teen Dating Violence Awareness Campaign

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There’s a new social media campaign in New York designed to educate teens, young adults, and others about teen dating violence. The campaign comes as Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed February Teen Dating Violence Awareness/Prevention Month.

The social media campaign is a video by teens for teens.

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Hudson Valley News
1:51 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Hip-Hop Artist's Single Pays Tribute To Pete Seeger

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Beacon, New York resident and hip-hop artist Decora has his debut solo album coming out in March. One of the songs is a tribute to the late Pete Seeger. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Decora about why he chose the song.

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