Hudson Valley News

Restaurant Group Sues Over Plastic Foam Ban In NYC

May 1, 2015
Joefaust, Wikimedia Commons

Restaurant, manufacturing and recycling groups have sued to stop New York City's proposed ban on plastic foam containers.

POK Woman Is Charged In Death Of Missing Kayaker

Apr 30, 2015

A Poughkeepsie woman whose fiancée has been missing since a kayaking trip in mid-April has been charged with second-degree murder. The Orange County district attorney's office announced the charge Thursday.

NYS Senator Wants Anti-Overdose Drug Available OTC

Apr 30, 2015
Punching Judy/Flickr

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is asking the health commissioner to allow Narcan, the drug used to counteract heroin overdoses, to be sold without a prescription. Another state senator says there needs to be more training to administer the drug first.

State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, has penned a letter to Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, with a request concerning Naloxone, commonly called Narcan, a drug used to counter an opioid overdose.

Courtesy of the American Red Cross

College students and community members throughout the country are coming together to organize and support relief efforts following Saturday's Nepal earthquake. The earthquake has claimed at least 5,500 lives. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne looks at a few of the efforts from Nepali students at colleges in New York.

CIA Joins Taste NY As Education Partner

Apr 30, 2015
Courtesy of the Office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced that a culinary college in the Hudson Valley is an education partner for the Taste NY program.

MTA Bans Certain Ads On Its Subways And Buses

Apr 29, 2015

The nation's largest mass transit system has banned all political advertising on its subways and buses after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" on New York City buses.

Scenic Hudson Protects 590 Acres Along The Hudson

Apr 29, 2015
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson, Jeff Anzevino

A Poughkeepsie, New York-based environmental group has protected nearly 600 acres along the Hudson River in Columbia County.

Courtesy of the City of White Plains

New York’s two U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging the secretary of the U.S. Navy to name a ship after a city in Westchester County.

2015 Bard SummerScape Festival Turns To Latin America

Apr 28, 2015
Courtesy of Bard College, Peter Aaron '68/Esto

This summer marks an historic season for the annual Bard SummerScape festival, when eight weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret will turn for the first time to Latin America. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview of the festival that takes place at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College’s Hudson River campus. 

Courtesy of Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Vassar College

A college in the Hudson Valley has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant to establish a hub for regional environmental research.