Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:57 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Zimpher eyes SUNY, manufacturing link

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher wants the Hudson Valley manufacturing industry and the college system to get on the same page when it comes to preparing students for jobs in their industry. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross has more on Zimpher’s address to the Council of Industry on Tuesday. 

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Hudson Valley News
9:40 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Residents of four more Hudson Valley counties eligible for disaster aid

Four more Hudson Valley counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sandy. The declaration now offers Individual Assistance to residents of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

Rockland and Westchester counties were approved to receive the assistance days ago along with New York metropolitan area counties. Those two counties are also eligible for Public Assistance aid.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Rockland County cash shortfall solutions unveiled

Rockland County faces millions of dollars in cash shortfall, and the Rockland Business Association has taken a detailed look into the causes and potential solutions. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross has more on the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress report unveiled Monday.

The general consensus appears to be that the county executive and county legislature must accept responsibility for the problem, which has worsened over the last six years.

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Hudson Valley News
8:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Sotomayor Addresses Students at Pace

A Supreme Court justice met with some New York law students – WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details…

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Hudson Valley News
4:45 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

NY crash kills 2; Jeep jumped rail between lanes

State police say two people are dead after a Jeep Wrangler jumped a guard rail and crashed into an Audi in the oncoming lane of Route 17 in Orange County. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details.

Troopers say 29-year-old Julian Hermosillo of Chester lost control of his Jeep shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday and crossed over the rail. He collided with an Audi driven by Vincent Avanzato of Oneonta. Avanzato was hospitalized in critical condition on Monday.

Orange County
4:43 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Community Action

NY-18 voters at the office of Nan Hayworth presenting her with their pledge.

Neighborhoods in one Orange County city have embraced activism as a tool for social change. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

.Citizens in Newburgh are known for being vocal: community activists affiliated with "Community Voices Heard" recently rallied over affordable housing  - concerned about high rents and buildings they say are in poor condition. Beatrice Pulliam is a 23 year old mother with severe health issues - worried about the neighborhood she lives in.

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Kingston receives national "Great Street" honor

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo accepted a plaque over the weekend from the American Planning Association, designating Uptown Wall Street as one of the nation's Ten Great Streets for 2012. New York City’s Fifth Avenue and Saratoga Springs’ Broadway also won the honor. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports.

“Kingston is steeped in history,” explained James Rousse, president of the APA's New York Metro Chapter. “Wall Street isn't just a nice place to be, it's America.”

Mayor Shayne Gallo was thrilled with the city’s designation.

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Hurricane Sandy
4:28 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Sandy Recovery Update: Utilities Under Fire

At an earlier press event late Thursday, Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke apologized to customers. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino appered with Burke and other officials in White Plains at the opening of a multi-purpose Superstorm Sandy recovery center.
Credit Westchester County

A nor'easter that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of new people — mostly in New York and New Jersey — also has erased some of the progress made by utility crews. Some people, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have lost patience and are demanding investigations of utilities they say aren't working fast enough. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.



Almost 200,000 utility customers in New York City, Westchester and on Long Island still don't have their power restored in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and this week's nor'easter.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Newburgh mayor calls for government consolidation

Mayor Kennedy

Newburgh, New York Mayor Judy Kennedy has proposed consolidation of three departments and creation of new positions as a means of saving the financially strapped city money and reinventing city government. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross has more.

Kennedy said the city must be bold and think outside the box.

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Animal Rights
8:00 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Catskills Animal Hospice Owner Barred From Owning Animals

Susan Marino, Founder and Executive Director of Angel’s Gate
Credit angelsgate.org

An animal hospice owner in the Catskills has been barred from having animals for six months under conditions set by a judge considering dismissing 22 cruelty charges. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details.

Susan Marino shut down her Angel's Gate shelter in Delhi and placed remaining dogs and cats in homes or shelters after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against her in September for failing to file financial reports. Marino tells The Associated Press Thursday her bookkeeper is completing those reports.

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