Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:43 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Middle East Unrest Catches Attention of Hudson Valley Law Enforcement

Credit Doug Kerr

  Rocket attacks by militant Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza on Israel have prompted area police agencies to keep an extra sharp eye out.

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois wanted to be sure the unrest in the Middle East doesn’t spill over to the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
7:15 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Poughkeepsie Residents Urge No Layoffs in 2013

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  All five people who spoke during a public hearing on Poughkeepsie’s proposed 2013 budget urged city officials not to lay off any sanitation workers or firefighters.

Mayor John Tkazyik’s budget would stay within the state two percent tax cap, but would lay off 18 city workers.  The $68.6 million spending plan would essentially privatize garbage collection, something that city resident Frank Clark told officials, in his mind, will go the way of other failed concepts.

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Westchester
8:47 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

DA: Ex-mayor of NY suburb to be retried

Prosecutors have decided to retry the ex-mayor of a New York suburb whose domestic violence conviction was overturned. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...
 

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Hudson Valley News
6:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Pro-Environmental Groups Weigh In On Dredging

GE Spokesman Mark Behan
Credit [WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas 05.05.09]


Pro-environmental groups watching the PCB clean-up of the Hudson River are suggesting a modest change
in 2013 cleanup plans. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Hudson Valley News
7:56 am
Mon November 19, 2012

FBI Considers Moving Goshen Office to Crime-Stricken Newburgh

  The recent crime wave in Newburgh is all the more reason for the FBI to move its Goshen office to the city, Police Chief Michael Ferrara says.

In recent weeks, there have been two killings as well as shootings and stabbings.

Ferrara said a greater federal law enforcement presence would be helpful to the crime fighting efforts in the cash strapped city.

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Hudson Valley News
7:46 am
Fri November 16, 2012

New jobs tick up in Hudson Valley

The New York State Labor Department says number of new jobs created in the Hudson Valley during the 12-month period ending in October rose by 9,400, or 1.3 percent. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports.

The largest job grow was seen in the Ulster County metropolitan statistical area with a 2.6 percent increase. Of the 14 SMAs in New York, Ulster ranked third in job growth behind New York City and the Ithaca area.

The Putnam-Rockland-Westchester metro area had 1.7 percent growth and the Dutchess-Orange SMA ranked 10th with no job growth.

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Hudson Valley News
7:59 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Verizon, AT&T say cell network back up after Sandy

Verizon and AT&T say their wireless networks are fully operational after Hurricane Sandy blew into the New York and New Jersey on Oct. 29th – more from WAMC’s Dave Lucas

Verizon says its network is at pre-storm levels, while AT&T says its network is “back to normal”…

Federal regulators said Sandy knocked about 25 percent of cell towers belonging to all carriers in a coastal area spread over parts of 10 states.

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Westchester
4:30 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Peekskill Forum Addresses Climate Change

A day-long forum held  in Westchester County focused on Climate Change, Severe Weather and Riverfront Planning... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports


Municipal officials, planners and citizen activists attended “Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts: Opportunities in an Era of Global Climate Change” hosted by Scenic Hudson, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program and its Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Historic Hudson River Towns and the City of Peekskill.

 

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Hudson Valley News
3:01 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Journalists, Bloggers Step Up For Fired Newspaper Reporter

Newsman Tom Casey
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A newspaper in the Catskills is attracting national attention after firing one of its reporters - WAMC's Dave Lucas explains.

The Register-Star in Hudson gave young newsman Tom Casey his walking papers after Casey refused to let his byline go on a story that contained two paragraphs written by an editor who allegedly wanted to bring attention to a city alderman who wouldn't stand for the pledge of allegiance at meetings - something sources say is NOT required under Hudson city code.

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Hudson Valley News
7:31 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Faith leaders call for fracking ban

A group of Hudson Valley faith leaders gathered in New Paltz Wednesday at an event called A Spiritual Call to Ban Fracking. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports.

Fracking is a “crime,” according to Tom Caplan, a member of the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, who expressed his own feeling about the process.

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