Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:54 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

SUNY New Paltz Institute Director Provides Support At 9/11 Museum

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The director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health in New Paltz is helping to provide emotional support for families and first responders who visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World at the World Trade Center site.

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1:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model

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President Barack Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. He was in Tarrytown to push a $302 billion transportation plan, and shine a light on a replacement bridge project already under way. 

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Hudson Valley News
5:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Highlights New NY Bridge

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President Obama was in Westchester County Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge behind him. He was there to call for investment in infrastructure and announce a plan to put a number of projects on a faster track.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed May 14, 2014

HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee

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President Obama is scheduled to speak in the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon, in Westchester County. With the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop, he is expected to highlight the need for investment in infrastructure.

The president will deliver his speech in Tarrytown. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, expects Obama will reference the$1.6 billion low-interest loan U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx approved toward the end of last year for construction of the replacement bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Lyme Disease Forum Takes Place In Dutchess

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There will be an educational forum Wednesday morning in Dutchess County about Lyme disease prevention.

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Hudson Valley News
6:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Lyme Disease Rx Legislation Passes NYS Assembly

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Legislation that authorizes physicians to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a patient with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease has passed the New York State Assembly.

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Hudson Valley News
9:17 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Central Hudson, PSC Take FERC Matter To Court

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A Dutchess County-based utility company is turning to legal action in its opposition to a new capacity zone that it says is already translating into higher electric rates. The New York State Public Service Commission has also filed an emergency motion with the court.

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Hudson Valley News
1:12 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a priority list for nuclear power plants when it comes to detailing earthquake risk. The NRC is requiring more analysis about seismic risk from a number of plants, including Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
8:20 am
Tue May 13, 2014

NYS Casino Regulator Sets Minimum Investment Amounts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange County must commit to investing at least $350 million in the project.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

NY Congresswoman Calls For Pay Equality

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

One day after Mother’s Day, a New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley is calling for equal pay for women.

“When women succeed, America succeeds. When women succeed, America succeeds.” 

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood in her Rockland County district office flanked by local elected officials and business leaders to highlight the consequences of pay inequity. 

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