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.
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.
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.
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.