A New York congresswoman today met with hospital officials from Westchester and Rockland Counties to gauge preparedness for Ebola and other public health emergencies.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, met with about a dozen medical officials from several hospitals throughout Westchester and Rockland counties at Westchester Medical Center. Lowey says she left the meeting confident area hospitals are prepared to handle potential Ebola patients.
Renovations are complete for a disabled veteran’s house in Dutchess County. The work of a state senator and national program made it possible and there will be a ceremony later Saturday morning. Republican state Senator Greg Ball and Purple Heart Homes will host a welcome-home ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. for Private Dan Flanigan’s renovated house in Pawling.
The ceremony will kick off with a parade from the Pawling IGA supermarket to Flanigan’s 101 year-old home. Flanigan, a Vietnam veteran, inherited his parent’s Pawling home in 1999, which was in disrepair.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.
New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.
A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.
The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.
Democratic incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth appeared separately in the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall for a New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund environmental forum October 14. WAMC was a media sponsor.
A state senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled a plan to keep tolls affordable on the current Tappan Zee Bridge and its replacement. The current toll is $5 cash.
State Senator David Carlucci is an Independent Democrat whose district includes the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
“We have one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects being built right behind us, right in the Hudson Valley,” says Carlucci. “And we can have a beautiful, shiny bridge, but if we can’t afford to cross it, it’ll be devastating to our economy here in the Hudson Valley.”
Two candidates in a rematch in New York’s 18th Congressional District will take part in a forum Tuesday evening in Westchester County.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth will participate in a forum on the environment at the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall, at 7 p.m., hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Marcia Bystryn is president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. She says the league holds forums in competitive races in which it has yet to make an endorsement.