Hudson Valley News

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.

School's Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic Spurs Division

Mar 19, 2015
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School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. Meanwhile, social media platforms are flooded with comments of both support and opposition. 

School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. The apology comes after district residents who had lost family members in Afghanistan complained.

HV Assemblymember Puts Out Women's History Booklet

Mar 19, 2015
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A New York assemblymember from the Hudson Valley is celebrating women’s history month with the release of a booklet.

UPDATE:  11am - New York State Police are now reporting that the AMBER ALERT has been cancelled. The children have been safely recovered.

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for four young children after police say they were abducted in upstate New York by a couple who had lost custody of the kids.

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