Hudson Valley News

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A lawsuit brought by three Orange County residents against the county executive and a county legislator seeks to halt the demolition of an architecturally significant building. That building, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, has been the subject of debate for more than three years.

Goshen attorney Michael Sussman represents the plaintiffs. He says the suit seeks injunctive relief to halt the demolition. Sussman also alleges it’s a waste of taxpayer money.

Courtesy of the Office of the Westchester County Executive

Westchester County has a new director of the Veterans Service Agency - a former New York assemblyman.

Marist, CNR Collaborate On Technology Management

Mar 27, 2015
Courtesy of Marist College

Two colleges in the Hudson Valley are teaming up for technology. One college is a leader in cloud computing and is offering its services to another campus two counties to the south. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the new hookup.

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Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Donations Hit A High

Mar 27, 2015
Courtesy of Poughkeepsie Farm Project

A community-based agriculture cooperative in the Hudson Valley hit new highs for last year’s harvest and donations — including the amounts donated to low-income residents and community groups.

David Rockefeller Donates Money For NYS Park

Mar 27, 2015
Courtesy of Rockefeller State Park Preserve

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced one of the largest-ever private donations in the history of the state park system. As WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us, the donation is from David Rockefeller.

Poughkeepsie Man Is Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Mar 26, 2015

Authorities say they've charged a 55-year-old man in the slaying of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.

Courtesy of the Rockland County executive's office

The Rockland County executive headed to Albany this week for a meeting with the New York state Senate majority leader and two other senators. His trip was to voice support for proposed legislation to provide state oversight of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

Park-And-Ride Lots To Expand In Ulster, Dutchess

Mar 26, 2015

Portions of the Hudson Valley will see expansions of park-and-ride lots, resulting in 290 new parking spaces. Area officials say the news is good for commuters and the environment.

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Twenty-nine people face federal or state charges in connection with an alleged oxycodone and heroin ring that operated in the lower Hudson Valley.

In addition to 17 people named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, New York State has charged 12 people in a related prosecution. Authorities say drug activities took place at a trailer park, motels, and Palisades Center Mall parking lots. Rockland County Executive Ed Day, a former police commander, calls the takedown significant.