Hudson Valley News

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Twenty-nine people face federal or state charges in connection with an alleged oxycodone and heroin ring that operated in the lower Hudson Valley.

In addition to 17 people named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, New York State has charged 12 people in a related prosecution. Authorities say drug activities took place at a trailer park, motels, and Palisades Center Mall parking lots. Rockland County Executive Ed Day, a former police commander, calls the takedown significant.

Authorities say they've made an arrest in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.


New York’s Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is back in service after a 23-day hiatus for equipment upgrades, inspections, and refueling.

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

Mar 24, 2015
Courtesy of Boscobel House & Gardens

A Federal-period house museum in Putnam County is donating an historic painting across the Hudson River, to West Point.

NYS Assemblyman Authors Bill To Reinstate Bank Tax

Mar 23, 2015
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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has authored legislation to reinstate a tax on banking corporations.

NYS Senate Forms Workforce Development Task Force

Mar 23, 2015

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has announced the creation of a Republican Senate Task Force on Workforce Development.

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

A lifelong Orange County resident has produced a video that features other county residents reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in 10 languages. The video is a direct response to the uproar over an Arabic reading of the Pledge of Allegiance at Pine Bush High School earlier this week.

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As the relicensing process for New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant crawls forward, federal regulators have issued decisions on contentions raised by the state and an environmental group.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week ruled on appeals involving two contentions in the Indian Point 2 and 3 relicensing process. One appeal was from New York State regarding transformers. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan explains.

Courtesy of the Office of the Dutchess County Executive

An updated plan to protect agriculture and farmland in Dutchess County is now law.