Hudson Valley News

New York State Police are continuing to keep a close eye on an outdoor electronic music festival. They've now made several driving while intoxicated as well as drug arrests.

A rally: "People Vs Shell" will be held in New Paltz  Saturday, May 23rd, 3-5pm, as part of the Greenpeace SAVE THE ARCTIC Campaign.  The rally links with national protests against Shell's plans to start drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean this summer. 

The Bearsville Theater has teamed up with New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents to bring an eclectic mix of music to the Hudson Valley year-round. This exclusive collaboration aims to shine a brighter spotlight on the Bearsville Theater, which is part of the Woodstock Commune, a reboot of the Bearsville complex that includes the theater, Bear Café, and Commune Saloon. WAMC's Allison Dunne spoke with the Woodstock Commune's partner/operator Nicolas Geeraerts and The Bowery Presents' talent buyer Sebastian Freed about the new venture.

CIA Unveils Sturgeon Sculpture

May 16, 2015
Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America

An art installation unveiled this week at a culinary college in the Hudson Valley pays homage to a revered Hudson River fish.

NEA Grants Go To Three Westchester Arts Organizations

May 15, 2015
Courtesy of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

A New York Congresswoman Thursday announced $75,000 in federal grants for three arts organizations in Westchester County.

Scott Davidson/Flickr

Authorities say a false report Thursday of a hostage situation at a Putnam County residence resulted in a large-scale police response, the lock-downs of nearby schools, and a temporary road closure. 

Judge Sets Bail For Woman Charged In Kayaker's Death

May 13, 2015

Prosecutors say a 35-year-old Latvian expatriate accused of killing her fiancée while paddling on the Hudson River admitted to tampering with his kayak.

POK Woman Accused In Kayaker's Death Has Bail Hearing

May 13, 2015

A New York woman accused of killing her fiancée during a kayak outing is due in court Wednesday afternoon for a bail hearing.

Columbia County Woman Dies In Moped Crash

May 12, 2015

Police say a 24-year-old New York woman has died after her scooter collided with another vehicle on a Hudson Valley road.

Courtesy of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A transformer fire Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant resulted in an oil spill into the Hudson River. There is differing information at this early stage about just how much material -- and what type -- seeped into the river. Meanwhile, investigations into both the fire and spill continue.