Hudson Valley News

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.

Authorities say they've made an arrest in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.


New York’s Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is back in service after a 23-day hiatus for equipment upgrades, inspections, and refueling.

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

Mar 24, 2015
Courtesy of Boscobel House & Gardens

A Federal-period house museum in Putnam County is donating an historic painting across the Hudson River, to West Point.

NYS Assemblyman Authors Bill To Reinstate Bank Tax

Mar 23, 2015
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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has authored legislation to reinstate a tax on banking corporations.

NYS Senate Forms Workforce Development Task Force

Mar 23, 2015

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has announced the creation of a Republican Senate Task Force on Workforce Development.

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

A lifelong Orange County resident has produced a video that features other county residents reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in 10 languages. The video is a direct response to the uproar over an Arabic reading of the Pledge of Allegiance at Pine Bush High School earlier this week.