Hudson Valley News

Courtesy of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A transformer fire Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant resulted in an oil spill into the Hudson River. There is differing information at this early stage about just how much material -- and what type -- seeped into the river. Meanwhile, investigations into both the fire and spill continue.

Ted Barron /

Sitting down with a guitar, or a piano, and writing a the words and melody come rushing out, or is it a struggle to create? Musician Steve Earle has been writing songs and performing for decades and he will be in the region this summer teaching the craft of songwriting. Camp Copperhead will take place in the Catskills July 20-24 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian.

Courtesy of the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says part of the Indian Point nuclear power plant remains offline after a transformer fire that has created another problem: potentially thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River.

Marist Teams Up With Tech Company For Cybersecurity

May 10, 2015

A college in the Hudson Valley has teamed up with a technology company to launch a cybersecurity initiative.

Tony Fischer, flickr

A transformer fire Saturday triggered the automatic shutdown of Unit 3 at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the fire was put out by both a sprinkler system and on-site personnel.

Tony Fischer, flickr

A transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant Saturday, causing a fire that has been extinguished. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the unit shut down automatically and is safe and stable.

Tony Fischer, flickr

  A Saturday evening explosion and fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, 40 miles north of New York City,  touched off a small panic, WABC tv reporting an on site fire brigade put out a blaze at the facility; WCBS tv reporting a transformer blew up. Indian point officials say they safely shut down and neither the public nor employees are in any danger.


A wildfire on the side of a mountain off Route 214 has consumed some 200 acres in the Greene County hamlet of Lanesville.

The blaze broke out Thursday; water is being collected from Schoharie Reservoir by a specialized airplane that’s using it to douse the fire from the air.

Police Fatally Shoot A Man Near I-84 In Dutchess

May 8, 2015

Authorities say a man who had carjacked a vehicle in Dutchess County was shot and killed by police after he threatened them with a knife.

Couple To Deliver Commencement Speech At Marist

May 8, 2015
Al Nowak/Marist

Two journalists will be the first husband-and-wife team to deliver a commencement address at Poughkeepsie-based Marist College.