Hudson Valley News

Bestselling Author Talks About Foster Care in NYS

Mar 18, 2015
Courtesy of Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island. Calcaterra, a public and private sector attorney who has held high-ranking appointed positions in New York State government, recently served as executive director of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and was executive director of the Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response post Hurricane Sandy.

Courtesy of Central Hudson

A Hudson Valley utility company plans to offer LED streetlights to municipalities.

New York state and federal railroad officials have completed another round of crude oil tank car and rail inspections. As WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us, the inspections included tracks in the Hudson Valley. 

Two Mega Millions Winners Hail From Sullivan County

Mar 18, 2015
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State lottery officials say a county in the Hudson Valley has its second jackpot winner in recent months. The winner will be presented with the token check Wednesday morning. 

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A ban on plastic foam for government facilities in New York’s Putnam County takes effect in a few months. Environmentalists are applauding, but a trade association expresses disappointment.

Former Dutchess County Fair Director Dies

Mar 17, 2015

A former longtime director of the Dutchess County Fair has died.

NRC Issues Violation To Indian Point Owner

Mar 17, 2015
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Federal regulators say the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County failed to amend a reactor operator's license when the man developed sleep apnea.

An off-duty firefighter has been charged in a wrong-way crash that killed a newspaper deliverer in Westchester County, New York.

Kingston Mayor To Formally Announce Re-Election Bid

Mar 16, 2015

The City of Kingston’s incumbent mayor will launch his re-election bid next week.

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After last year’s fatal police shooting of a man in Ferguson, Missouri, and after a man died in an apparent police chokehold in Staten Island, New York, the district attorney in Orange County has announced a protocol for officer-involved deadly-force encounters.

District Attorney David Hoovler, with the unanimous vote of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, has announced the establishment of a county-wide protocol for the investigation of incidents that involve police officers’ use of deadly force against citizens.