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.
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.
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.
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.
Vassar College is once again holding a winter cull of the deer herd: Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
News of the January cull, to be held over the college’s 2012-2013 Winter Break, came in an email Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources Marianne Begemann sent to the Vassar community - saying College has procured a team sharpshooters to kill deer at the colleges' suburban Poughkeepsie Farm and Ecological Preserve, off Hooker Avenue.
The Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan's second round of public meetings kick-off this evening in Orange County - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
The interactive forums will take place tonight at SUNY Orange in Newburgh; and Thursday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. In both sessions, a presentation of the draft plan will be followed by a question/ answer session and open discussion. Organizers would like to see more local residents at the gatherings.
A school district in Ulster County is reaching out to citizens online - asking for suggestions about what to do with school buildings that have outlived their original purposes - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
The “Community Brain Trust” is an online tool - available on the Kingston City School District website -
that gives citizens a chance to weigh-in on the fate of closed and soon-to-close buildings.
Superintendent Paul Padalino explains the idea originated from facilities committee discussions about
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday that the Middletown City School District is among 61 applications selected as a finalist for the Race to the Top-District competition.
The program will provide close to $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student for success in college and careers.
State Assemblyman Stephen Katz (R-Yorktown) has written to his colleagues in the house urging them to replace Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver with a new leader.
Silver presides over the heavy Democrat majority in the Assembly and has come under criticism in recent months by members of both his own party and the Republicans for what Katz called his actions “in covering the sexual improprieties of Assemblyman Vito Lopez with taxpayer dollars by means of the ‘Miscellaneous Contractual Services’ account.”