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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Poultry Plant In Orange Sued Over Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

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Federal prosecutors say a slaughterhouse in Orange County that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers.

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Hudson Valley News
9:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Putnam Voters To Decide County Executive And Clerk Races

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of candidates took to the stage in Putnam County Wednesday in races ranging from county legislator to state Senate.

Putnam County voters have a few local races of note to decide November 4. There is a race for Putnam County Executive, pitting incumbent Republican MaryEllen Odell against longtime Democratic County Legislator Sam Oliverio. Odell says it’s possible voter turnout could be high given a number of contentious races, including for state Senate seats.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

NYS Senate Candidates Speak At Putnam County Forum

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A forum in Putnam County Wednesday included candidates for two New York state Senate races.

The tone was set before the two candidates from Westchester County in the race for the 40th state Senate District even spoke.

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Hudson Valley News
4:15 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NYS AG Announces Language Access Agreement With Newburgh Police

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 am
Tue October 21, 2014

NY Governor Has A Plan To Revitalize Stewart Airport

Credit The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday, standing alongside Vice President Joe Biden, announced modernization and revitalization plans for four airports. One is in the Hudson Valley.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced master plan design competitions for LaGuardia and JFK International Airports in New York City. He unveiled different kinds of revitalization plans for Long Island’s Republic Airport and Orange County’s Stewart International Airport.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

NY Congresswoman Meets With Hospital Officials On Ebola Preparedness

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

A New York congresswoman today met with hospital officials from Westchester and Rockland Counties to gauge preparedness for Ebola and other public health emergencies.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, met with about a dozen medical officials from several hospitals throughout Westchester and Rockland counties at Westchester Medical Center. Lowey says she left the meeting confident area hospitals are prepared to handle potential Ebola patients.

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Hudson Valley News
2:14 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

SUNY New Paltz Adds Engineering Degree

Credit Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

With the growth of advanced manufacturing in the mid-Hudson Valley and a shortage of engineers, a college in Ulster County is adding a degree.

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Hudson Valley News
6:05 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Home Renovations For Disabled Veteran In Dutchess Are Complete

Credit Courtesy of NYS Senator Greg Ball

Renovations are complete for a disabled veteran’s house in Dutchess County. The work of a state senator and national program made it possible and there will be a ceremony later Saturday morning. Republican state Senator Greg Ball and Purple Heart Homes will host a welcome-home ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. for Private Dan Flanigan’s renovated house in Pawling.

The ceremony will kick off with a parade from the Pawling IGA supermarket to Flanigan’s 101 year-old home. Flanigan, a Vietnam veteran, inherited his parent’s Pawling home in 1999, which was in disrepair.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Schumer Visits New Paltz To Endorse Eldridge

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.

New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.

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Hudson Valley News
1:08 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Survey Shows A Tightening Race In NY's 18th Congressional District

A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.

The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.

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