Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Westchester Health Commissioner Warns of Contaminated Wells

Credit Matt Rourke / AP

The Westchester County Department of Health on Wednesday urged people with private wells that were flooded to either boil their water before consumption or to use bottled water as a precautionary measure since sewage and other harmful contaminants can be washed into private wells by storm waters. 

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Hurricane Sandy
12:08 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Hudson Valley

Credit Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy are trying to resume normal lives despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages lasting several more days. Subway tracks and commuter tunnels beneath New York City sustained heavy damage and Metro-North Railroad service remains suspended today. Utilities have crews out repairing damaged and downed transmission lines. Hudson Valley Bureau chief Dave Lucas has an update:

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Hudson Valley News
8:55 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Sewage Discharges into Hudson River in Westchester

Credit AP

The Westchester County Department of Health is advising people who use the Hudson River waters for recreational purposes, namely swimmers, boaters, kayakers and windsurfers to avoid direct contact with the water until further notice along the Westchester shoreline. This advisory is due to flooding-related shutdowns at one waste water treatment plant and two waste water pumping stations along the river that have resulted in raw and partially treated sewage entering the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Central Hudson Makes Progress On First Day of Restoration

Steady progress was made Tuesday in repairing damage to Central Hudson’s electric system in the wake of severe winds delivered by Tropical Storm Sandy.

By 8 p.m., power was restored to more than 50,000, or nearly half of all impacted customers, and crews worked throughout the night.

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Hurricane Sandy
4:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Some in NYC to be without power at least a week


Consolidated Edison says power will be restored everywhere in Manhattan and Brooklyn within four days, but it could be at least a week for other boroughs and Westchester County because power is delivered to those areas largely using overhead lines. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas.


On Tuesday morning, ConEd said that 337,000 customers were without power in the two boroughs. There were 442,000 without power in the boroughs of Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Westchester County following Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy
8:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Dozens of roads in Ulster County closed by storm

Officials in Ulster County say dozens of roads and streets are closed because of trees and power lines knocked down by Sandy. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas.

County Executive Michael Hein said Tuesday that the storm is blamed for one death. State police say 69-year-old Doreen Richardson was killed Monday evening when her vehicle was struck by a large section of roof that blew off a home in a trailer park in Kerhonkson.

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Westchester
4:35 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue; Restoration Will Be Slow

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino addresses reporters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy during a press briefing.
Credit Westchestergov.com

Hurricane Sandy has left a path of destruction behind in its wake and Hudson Valley Bureau Chief reports there are ongoing problems with travel disruptions and power outages as clean-up efforts continue.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Dutchess 2013 Budget Cuts $7.6 Million in Spending

Credit Hank Gross

  Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Monday, presented his proposed 2013 budget of $408.3 million that comes in under the two percent state tax cap and reduces spending by $7.6 million.

Molinaro attributed the reduced spending plan to his three-pronged approach at reinventing county government.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Former President Clinton Rallies to Support Maloney

Credit Hank Gross

 

  Former President Bill Clinton made a brief appearance at a rally for Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney Sunday afternoon.  Clinton touted Maloney’s qualifications saying that he was competent in both the White House and in state governance.

“Being elected to Congress is a job,” Clinton said. “It requires a preference for evidence over ideology, for arithmetic over illusion, for shared prosperity over trickle down, for we’re-all-in-this-together over you’re-on-your-own.”

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Counties Declare States of Emergency, Schools Close

Credit Hank GrossHein, in the Ulster County emergency operations center on Sunday, said they were prepared for Irene a year ago, and are confident they can handle SandyEdit | Remove

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