Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:42 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Cahill Calls Dynegy and IBEW Officials Back to the Table

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill
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The chairman of the State Assembly Energy Committee has asked both Dynegy executives and the leadership of IBEW Local 320 to resume negotiations and enter into at least a temporary agreement to return workers to the job at the Danskammer and Roseton electric generating plants in the Town of Newburgh.

“At this critical time for energy in our state, we need to be able to count on these important assets,” Cahill said. He urged both sides to resume negotiations to resolve the argument “quickly and fairly for the sake of safety, reliability, and economic stability in the region.”

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Hudson Valley News
7:33 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Manufacturing Becomes More High-Tech in the Region

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  There is a trend to on-shoring of jobs in manufacturing industry, but while it may not be overwhelming, it is signally somewhat of a reversal of the off-shoring of jobs. That assessment comes from Harold King, director of the Council of Industry, which represents manufacturers in the Hudson Valley.

King said while companies have gone out of business because of foreign competition and jobs have gone overseas, it has paved the way for high-tech manufacturing in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
4:46 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, NYC protests planned push for taxing rich

Occupy protestors in Albany, 2011
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Protests are planned for New York City, the Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley to push New York's congressional delegation to support higher federal taxes for the wealthy. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.

The mix of community activists, student groups and unions plan Saturday events.

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Hudson Valley News
7:26 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Newburgh Gun Buyback Plan Pushed Back

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  The planned gun buyback program in the City of Newburgh has been pushed back from the original December timeframe because participation is being expanded.

City Councilman Curlie Dillard said Orange County is becoming involved so the program will be held in January.

“We invited the county to partner with us and they have so graciously accepted, so we are working out details presently and the Greater Newburgh Partnership will also partner with us,” Dillard said.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Fri November 30, 2012

NYSDOT Unveils Concepts for Future of Route 17

Credit Hank GrossBernie Klaus, an engineer with the transportation consulting firm HDR/WSP SELLS, explains the HOV conceptEdit | Remove

  The State Department of Transportation announced their ideas for improving Route17, the future I-86, which include a possible general purpose third lane or a high occupancy lane. The addition would begin at exit 120 in Middletown and end at exit 131 in the Monroe area.

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Hudson Valley News
4:44 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Superstorm affects MTA

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New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a serious financial hit as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Officials assure riders the cost will NOT be passed on them, but transit advocates say higher fares may be impossible to avoid . Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports 

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Hudson Valley News
12:50 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Indian Point Contingency Plan In the Works

The New York State Public Service Commission has ordered a contingency plan be drawn up in the event that the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan is shut down. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

The PSC has ordered Consolidated Edison to collaborate with the New York Power Authority and develop a contingency plan for closing Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
7:51 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Forum Explores Leadership Challenges for Women in Business

  Only 18 percent of leadership positions in business are held by women. That statistic and other gender gap issues were explored Wednesday when the Rockland Business Association Women’s Forum hosted a special presentation by National Council for Research on Women Chairwoman Lucie Lapovsky.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Executive Diana on Liver Transplant Waitlist

Orange County Executive Edward Diana is on the waitlist for a liver transplant
Credit Hank Gross

Saying he “feels great,” Orange County Executive Edward Diana spent Wednesday morning telling his staff, the county legislature, and then reporters, that he is in need of a new liver.  He is on a transplant waitlist, with no clear indication when a suitable donor will be available.

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Hudson Valley News
7:32 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Goshen, Chester Residents Sue Towns Over Irene Flooding

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Seven residents of the Town of Goshen and 14 residents of the Town of Chester have filed verified complaints in State Supreme Court alleging their properties were flooded during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August of last year because of their inaction.

The Goshen residents, who all live in the New Hampton area, have filed against the town, Orange County and the State Department of Environmental Conservation claiming they did not clear tree growth and other obstructions from the Wallkill River, which resulted in the flooding of their homes.

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