Hudson Valley News

A fire official says a runaway oil tanker has crashed into the side of an apartment building, tipped on its side and spilled 100 gallons of oil in suburban New York.

Ulster County Executive Michael Hein’s proposed 2016 county budget carries a 1.1 percent property tax cut, cuts county spending by $4.5 million over last year and includes no reduction in services or layoffs.

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With an abundance of rain expected over the next several days in Albany and surrounding counties, there has been talk of possible flooding. But you may not know that a vast area including Albany already dodged a bullet this weekend.

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Major storms that once might have hit the coasts of New York and New Jersey every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.  That's one of the findings of a study looking back over 1,000 years.

Ulster County Legislator Christopher Allen was arrested on Friday on an assault charge in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Friday, September 18.

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Growing demand for electricity in Westchester and New York City is having an impact on some Hudson Valley counties. Some power proposals are being reconsidered.

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The Town of Chester has joined with eight other towns and villages and the County of Orange to explore suing the Village of Kiryas Joel and Town of Monroe over the approved annexation of land from the town into the village.

Astorino Talks Pope, Politics

Sep 24, 2015

Before he became Westchester County Executive and the Republican candidate for governor of New York last year, Rob Astorino was director of the Sirius-XM satellite radio Catholic Channel. We spoke with Astorino about Pope Francis and his visit to America, and why the pope is attracting so much attention from the media, the faithful, and non-Catholics as well.

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Authorities say a retired Marist College psychology professor will be sentenced to five years' probation and no prison time for helping his wife kill herself with carbon monoxide in their Hudson Valley home.

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The U.S. Department of Justice approved a $625,000, three-year grant to fund five more police officers for the Poughkeepsie Police Department.

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Democratic Newburgh mayoral candidate Omari Shakur announced Saturday that he will join forces with incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy in an effort to get her reelected.

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A rally in uptown Kingston marked the launch of a national movement, which organizers hope will transform American politics and stop a potential World War III.

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Vietnam veterans who died in the years subsequent to the war of Agent Orange and PTSD were remembered at a ceremony at the Kingston Armory on Sunday. A new memorial plaque was unveiled at the county Vietnam War monument.

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As part of efforts to keep a unique summer camp in Dutchess County, alumni and friends are gathering in Rhinebeck Sunday to share stories of their experiences.

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Village officials in Kiryas Joel on Friday said the decision by the Orange County Legislature to spend $200,000 to fight the annexation issue in court is “an irresponsible waste of taxpayer money and a cynical maneuver in direct opposition to the lawful and legal action by two democratically elected boards.”

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Authorities say a Westchester County woman has surrendered to authorities investigating the Easter death of her 6-year-old daughter.

A federal court has ruled that a man, who used profanities on his speeding ticket payment form and was arrested as a result, had his First Amendment rights violated.

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The former IBM property in the Town of East Fishkill, which has been off the tax rolls for years, will now be placed back on.

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A new president and CEO will take over soon at The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, a philanthropic organizations that works to benefit Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties by raising money for scholarships, grants, endowment funds and charitable organizations. The Board of Trustees recently named March Gallagher as CEO and president effective Sept. 28. She is now with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress.

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New York state has begun holding hearings at the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany on a proposal to close the Indian Point nuclear plant for part of each summer to protect fish during spawning season.

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Six companies have submitted proposals to develop a large solar farm on top of the former Beacon city landfill.

Mayor Randy Casale said each offer is under review with two ways to move forward with the project.

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Motorists planning to use one of the bridges spanning the Hudson River north of New York City can expect traffic delays late Saturday morning as two of the span's anniversaries are commemorated.

The four-way Poughkeepsie mayoral race for the Democratic line in the November general election has the top two candidates two votes apart.

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo won’t appear on the November ballot. The one-term mayor whose administration is marked by reform, revitalization, and controversy, ended Thursday night when upstart candidate Steve Noble took the party line by a wide margin, along with most of his supporters in the ward races.

Mayor Judy Kennedy lost the Democratic Primary election Thursday to challenger Jonathan Jacobson, but she is not giving up the fight of Newburgh, New York.

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy lost the Republican primary election Thursday to Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy.

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Residents and businesses in Beacon may avail themselves of discounted energy costs and reducing the carbon footprint by joining the new Solarize Beacon Plus program.

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A plan to require apartment buildings in Poughkeepsie, New York with nine or more units to have live-in superintendents isn’t going over well with building owners. 

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The Monroe Town Board Tuesday night approved the annexation of 164 acres of land to the Village of Kiryas Joel. Members opted for the smaller number of acres when faced with the option of approving a 507-acre parcel.

Police say a 49-year-old man has died after he went overboard from a sailboat near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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