Hudson Valley News

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There will be a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Rockland County in memory of victims of the mass shooting Sunday at an Orlando nightclub.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced an agreement Monday to improve rail safety measures across the state. A number of Hudson Valley lawmakers have been pushing for such legislation in the wake of a fatal collision in Westchester County last year.

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The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has prompted two New York lawmakers in Congress to call for the passage of gun reform legislation.

A Muslim group in suburban New York says a decision to give landmark status to a house it had planned to use as a mosque is less about historical preservation and more about putting up barriers to their plans.

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City officials are glad to know that 120 leaks in its water system have been identified and can be repaired, reducing the amount of water being lost as Newburgh continues to face its contamination crisis.

NY Rep. Urges Emergency Funding To Combat Zika

Jun 10, 2016
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A New York congresswoman is calling for her colleagues to approve federal funds to combat the Zika virus. The head of the March of Dimes is echoing that call.

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has announced that work has begun on a $7 million project to replace two bridges near the Rondout Reservoir in Sullivan County.

NYS DOS To Hold Hearing On Rockland Real Estate Issue

Jun 10, 2016

Two state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley say the Department of State has agreed to hold a public hearing concerning aggressive solicitations by real estate brokers.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Supporters and opponents of Indian Point were out in force Wednesday evening at a hotel in Tarrytown. They were there for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual public meeting about the performance of the Westchester County-based nuclear power plant.

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A New York congresswoman is calling for her colleagues to approve federal funds to combat the Zika virus.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced $5.5 million in projects to construct visitor centers at each entrance of the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world —  Walkway Over the Hudson. Cuomo made the announcement mid-bridge before a number of local elected officials and others.

The mother of an Indiana University student from Westchester County who vanished five years ago says she still believes the mystery of her daughter's disappearance will someday be solved.

Trash Fest Comes To An Ulster County Town

Jun 3, 2016
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An Ulster County town will host its first Trash Fest beginning this weekend. And part of the month-long festival includes discussion about cutting down on plastic bags.

Former SUNY New Paltz President Dies At 94

Jun 2, 2016

A former president of the State University of New York at New Paltz has died. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

An attorney representing a newly-formed coalition of yeshivas has complained to the New York state Education Department about the Rockland County Executive’s approach to fire safety inspections at private schools. The county executive makes no apologies, saying safety is his number one concern. 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced $2 million in grants across six New York communities. And two recipients are in the Hudson Valley.

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Following months of intensifying gun violence in Newburgh, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is calling on the Department of Justice to approve funding for certain technology for the city’s police department.

Three Die In A Truck/Car Crash On I-84

Jun 1, 2016

Police say two women and a 9-year-old girl have died after a tractor-trailer slammed into a car that had run out of gas on Interstate 84 in Orange County.

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The Orange County District Attorney, county sheriff, and various police chiefs announced Tuesday that eleven defendants have been charged with trafficking various drugs throughout the county.

Grant Money Heads To Hudson River SkyWalk Concept

May 31, 2016

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced that grant money will enable the next steps in building the Hudson River SkyWalk, a pedestrian trail linking two historic sites across the Hudson River.

NY IG Criticizes Release Of A Report To A Newspaper

May 31, 2016

New York's inspector general has criticized a Board of Elections spokesman for releasing an investigative report about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to a newspaper.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been awarded a two-year grant to expand its environmental education programs.

Westchester IDA Approves Property Sale In Yonkers

May 27, 2016

Westchester County is set to receive $19 million from the sale of property in Yonkers.

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The New York state Public Service Commission held two public hearings Thursday in Kingston on a proposed Clean Energy Standard. Most audience members who took to the mic voiced opposition to the proposed nuclear component of the plan.

NYC Plans To Enforce Salt Warnings In Chain Eateries

May 27, 2016
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New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for warning icons on salty foods in chain restaurants June 6. This comes after getting an appeal court’s go-ahead to start issuing fines. But it’s not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.


Three people are dead in a Town of Wallkill residence and signs point to a murder-suicide by a man who apparently shot and killed his two children before taking his own life.

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A Peruvian immigrant who grew up undocumented in Kingston is now documented. He also is an attorney and wants to give back to his community. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Victor Cueva about his path.

Summer Training Exercises Begin For West Point Cadets

May 26, 2016
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Summer training exercises for cadets are beginning at West Point in Orange County.

Schumer HV Aide Was Arrested On Drug Charges

May 25, 2016

An aide to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York has been arrested on drug charges.

NEWBURGH – Newburgh City Comptroller John Aber resigned and was arrested Tuesday, City Manager Michael Ciaravino announced.