Hudson Valley News

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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Orange County
4:28 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Technology Expo at Warwick

Visitors to the Warwick Tech Expo will learn about digital curriculum resources and how the School District is creating a bridge between school and home via technology and mobile-optimized learning.

Students, parents and teachers in an Orange County School District are embracing mobile-optimized learning technology, as we hear in this report from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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Hudson Valley News
7:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Gillibrand Seeks Federal Funding for Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Gillibrand, left, talks with Oxyvita, Inc. President Dr. Hanna Wollocko
Credit Hank Gross

  US Senator Kristen Gillibrand came to the Hudson Valley on Thursday to announce her support for the Women’s Enterprise Development Center.

The senator is working to secure a federal investment for the effort that would see creation of a satellite center on the Marist College campus in Poughkeepsie.

“I think we can ignite a very powerful economic engine by just finding these great women with business ideas and helping them get started,” said Gillibrand.

She made her comments at a stop at Oxyvita, Inc., adjacent to Stewart Airport in New Windsor.

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Hudson Valley News
7:17 am
Fri October 26, 2012

State Audit Highly Critical of Newburgh's "Inadequate Oversight"

City Manger Richard Herbek calls the audit a
Credit Hank Gross

  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office released an audit of the City of Newburgh’s financial oversight that said officials failed to accurately track the city’s budget which led to millions of dollars in shortfalls and a higher than necessary tax hike for its residents.

The audit, released on Thursday, said that the city, after failing to account for a $1.3 million deficit, passed an unbalanced budget in 2010 that created a new $ 6 million cash deficit which was closed the following year with a 41 percent tax levy increase.

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Pop Culture/History
4:57 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Middletown kicks off anniversary in style

1964 the Tribute is a Beatles' tribute band that was formed in 1984. They have performed over 2900 shows and released their own albums and videos. They're playing Middletown on Friday night!
Credit Facebook


A yearlong celebration gets underway Friday in Orange County... with a visit from the Fab Four... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Hudson Valley News
12:04 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

NY's 102nd Assembly District: Candidates Discuss Issues

102nd candidates Jimmy Miller and Pete Lopez at the Rensselaerville Candidates Forum, October 20th.
Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

The race for New York's newly drawn 102nd Assembly district seat pits Republican Pete Lopez, seeking his fourth two-year term against Democratic challenger Jimmy Miller, who served for two decades as official spokesman for the Albany police department: Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas takes a closer look at the race.

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Hudson Valley News
7:39 am
Thu October 25, 2012

New Paltz Opens Town Reuse Building

  The New Paltz Town ReUse building was officially opened for business on Wednesday, providing a one-stop location for the municipality to collect recyclables and offer them for reuse.

Town Recycling Coordinator Laura Petit said the town has a good track record of reuse with a wide variety of items.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Groups Petition EPA for Public Reporting of Chemical Releases from Fracking

The Environmental Integrity Project and 16 other organizations have petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency to require the oil and gas extraction industry, including those companies engaged in hydrofracking, to report a list of the chemicals they use to extract natural gas.

The issue has become a regional hot potato since fracking in the Marcellus shale and Utica shale areas has been placed on the table.

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Ulster County
9:00 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Upstate NY police chief admits misconduct

Authorities say an upstate New York police chief has admitted he knew about sex crimes against underage victims but didn't do anything about it. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has more…

Ulster County District Attorney D. Holley Carnright said Tuesday that town of Ulster Chief Matthew Taggard pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct. He was suspended in June and retired in September.

Hudson Valley News
8:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Peekskill Seeks New Group to Operate Paramount

The City of Peekskill will issue a request for proposals for a new operator to run its Paramount Theatre, which was closed recently by the current non-profit organization, the Paramount Center for the Arts.

“The city is being very aggressive in protecting this vital community asset while we seek out a viable proposal to turn this theater into the economic juggernaut it really should be,” said Mayor Mary Foster.

She said whoever takes over the operation, would be required to offer a wide array of entertainment.

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