Hudson Valley News

School's Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic Spurs Division

Mar 19, 2015
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School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. Meanwhile, social media platforms are flooded with comments of both support and opposition. 

School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. The apology comes after district residents who had lost family members in Afghanistan complained.

HV Assemblymember Puts Out Women's History Booklet

Mar 19, 2015
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A New York assemblymember from the Hudson Valley is celebrating women’s history month with the release of a booklet.

UPDATE:  11am - New York State Police are now reporting that the AMBER ALERT has been cancelled. The children have been safely recovered.

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for four young children after police say they were abducted in upstate New York by a couple who had lost custody of the kids.

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.

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