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7:49 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

NY Congresswoman Meets With Hospital Officials On Ebola Preparedness

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

A New York congresswoman today met with hospital officials from Westchester and Rockland Counties to gauge preparedness for Ebola and other public health emergencies.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, met with about a dozen medical officials from several hospitals throughout Westchester and Rockland counties at Westchester Medical Center. Lowey says she left the meeting confident area hospitals are prepared to handle potential Ebola patients.

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Hudson Valley News
2:14 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

SUNY New Paltz Adds Engineering Degree

Credit Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

With the growth of advanced manufacturing in the mid-Hudson Valley and a shortage of engineers, a college in Ulster County is adding a degree.

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Hudson Valley News
6:05 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Home Renovations For Disabled Veteran In Dutchess Are Complete

Credit Courtesy of NYS Senator Greg Ball

Renovations are complete for a disabled veteran’s house in Dutchess County. The work of a state senator and national program made it possible and there will be a ceremony later Saturday morning. Republican state Senator Greg Ball and Purple Heart Homes will host a welcome-home ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. for Private Dan Flanigan’s renovated house in Pawling.

The ceremony will kick off with a parade from the Pawling IGA supermarket to Flanigan’s 101 year-old home. Flanigan, a Vietnam veteran, inherited his parent’s Pawling home in 1999, which was in disrepair.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Schumer Visits New Paltz To Endorse Eldridge

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.

New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.

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Hudson Valley News
1:08 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Survey Shows A Tightening Race In NY's 18th Congressional District

A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.

The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.

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Hudson Valley News
7:11 am
Thu October 16, 2014

NY Congressman Calls For Travel Ban To Stop Ebola Spread

Credit "Ebola virus particles" by Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine/Wikimedia Commons

A New York congressman has penned a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for a travel ban from countries affected by Ebola.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

FAA Weighs In On Central Hudson's Possible Drone Use

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The federal government says a utility in the Hudson Valley must seek permission before it implements plans to use drones to help inspect power lines and perform other tasks.

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Hudson Valley News
1:01 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

NYLCVEF Environmental Forum In The 18th Congressional District

Democratic incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth appeared separately in the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall for a New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund environmental forum October 14. WAMC was a media sponsor.

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6:41 am
Wed October 15, 2014

NYS Senator Unveils Plan To Keep New Bridge Toll Low

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A state senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled a plan to keep tolls affordable on the current Tappan Zee Bridge and its replacement. The current toll is $5 cash.

State Senator David Carlucci is an Independent Democrat whose district includes the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

“We have one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects being built right behind us, right in the Hudson Valley,” says Carlucci. “And we can have a beautiful, shiny bridge, but if we can’t afford to cross it, it’ll be devastating to our economy here in the Hudson Valley.”

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9:57 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Maloney, Hayworth To Participate In Environment Forum

Two candidates in a rematch in New York’s 18th Congressional District will take part in a forum Tuesday evening in Westchester County.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth will participate in a forum on the environment at the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall, at 7 p.m., hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Marcia Bystryn is president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. She says the league holds forums in competitive races in which it has yet to make an endorsement.

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