Hudson Valley News

Columbia County
4:56 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Officials Await Word on Funds to Protect Land in Columbia County

A collective of agencies, institutions and individuals is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to prevent hundreds of acres of pristine land in Columbia County from falling into the hands of developers. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Officials have their fingers crossed that the federally-supported Forest Legacy Program will help a band of groups including the Columbia Land Conservancy, Darrow School and the Berkshire Farm Center and Services For Youth, permanently protect 13-hundred-ten acres located in Canaan and New Lebanon.

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Westchester
4:51 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

NY nuke plant opponents try to block new licenses

A technical discussion about how to predict corrosion dominated  the first day of hearings on new licenses for a nuclear plant in the New York suburbs. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas…

Westchester
3:07 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Indian Point Re-Licensing Hearings Begin

Federal hearings are set to begin today on whether the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan should be re-licensed for another 20-years. Environmental groups and the state of New York have assembled 10 challenges to the renewal. Riverkeeper held a briefing this morning on the Indian Point relicensing process...  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Hudson Valley Schools Give Free Lunches to All

For the last month, 5,000 meals are prepared and served to every Poughkeepsie City School District student who wanted one. It is part of a new federal program funding breakfast and lunch for every student is that district regardless of family income.

District Food Services Director Al Muhlnickel said they are preparing a wide array of delicious meals that the kids are enjoying.

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Hudson Valley News
7:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Revolutionary War Hero Honored in Poughkeepsie, New York

Courtesy of Pulaski Legion

 Hundreds marched dressed in red colors and the native costumes of Poland, to the monument in Poughkeepsie's Pulaski Park, to celebrate Pulaski Day, in honor of Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski, known as “father of the American cavalry.”

The event takes place on the second Sunday of each October, to remember the immigrant general whose skill and bravery on the battlefield proved decisive for several important battles in the fight for our nation's independence.

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Ulster County
6:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Woodstock fire department treasurer charged with embezzlement

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
..::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas::..

An audit and investigation by the New York State Comptroller into the financial activities of a local Fire Company has ended in an arrest ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports...

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Invasive Species
12:30 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Help Entomologists Track Invasive Insects Using Your SmartPhone

Researchers are following the travels of two invasive species of insects as they make their way up the Hudson Valley - they're looking for citizen scientists to help track the creatures: Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

With the days growing shorter and evenings cooler, two species of insect join many others looking to use our homes as temporaty shelters to increase their chance of survival.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Indian Point Supporters Urge NRC Panel to Relicense Plant

A week before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board begins several weeks of hearings in Westchester County concerning the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plants, a number of pro-Indian Point people urged the relicensing.

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, chairman of New York AREA, John Kelly, a retired director of licensing at Indian Point, a Westchester business leader and a former CEO of an independent system operator, all said Indian Point is safe, provides the electricity needed for the region, and is an economic engine.

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Hudson Valley News
6:43 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Cuomo Visits Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Touts Regional Economies

Hank Gross

Several top state and local leaders sailed aboard the Rip Van Winkle tour boat Thursday morning, as Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his economic development tour of the Hudson Valley with a visit to Kingston's downtown historic district.

Cuomo was joined on his Hudson River voyage by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo, Lt. Governor Robert Duffy, and a host of other officials from various organizations.

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Westchester
8:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Water park proposed at historic NY amusement park

A small water park would be added to a landmarked amusement park north of New York City under a newly announced proposal. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.

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