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Hudson Valley News
11:59 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Senator Schumer Cracking Down On "Scrap Metal Crooks"

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein looks on as Senator Chuck Schumer uses a $100 bill and a piece of metal as props as he announces a federal initiative to deter metal thefts. (Kingston, NY 10.3.12)
WAMC/Dave Lucas

Senator Charles Schumer was in Kingston Wednesday to call attention to the recent rash of scrap metal thefts in the city. He unveiled new legislation that would crackdown on thieves and provide law enforcement with tools to protect citizens and Infrastructure... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

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Hudson Valley News
6:27 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Kingston's Wall Street a "Top 10 Great Street"

Hank Gross

The American Planning Association has designated Wall Street in Kingston as one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 under the group’s Great Places in America program.

The Great Places program is designed to note exceptional character and highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs.

The organization singled out an eight-block stretch of Wall Street in Kingston between Franklin and North Front streets for its historic character, many well-preserved buildings, pedestrian scale, and variety of uses.

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Hudson Valley News
9:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Many Voices One Valley 2012

Barbara Carvalho, Director of the Marist Poll, explains during a slide presentation that housing concerns are prevalent in the MHV region.
WAMC photocomposite by Dave Lucas

The Dyson Foundation and the Marist Poll have released a new study measuring the priorities of Mid-Hudson Valley residents ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at Marist College for the official release and files this report

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It's the third in a series of reports about life in the Hudson Valley - “Many Voices One Valley,” targeted a 7-county area:   Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

84 percent of residents polled said they like living in the mid-Hudson Valley.  

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Probable Case of West Nile in Ulster County

MassDPH

A probable case of West Nile virus has been identified in Ulster County, County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith said Monday. The case is under investigation by the state Health and County Health departments and involves a person who had recently traveled out-of-state; therefore, it is uncertain exactly where the infection may have been acquired, she said.

West Nile virus is most often spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.

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Hudson Valley News
6:42 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Recession Has Been Tough on Mid-Hudson Residents, Poll Finds

Miringoff
Hank Gross

The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion released a poll Monday regarding the region's economy after interviewing 4,443 respondents in the seven Mid-Hudson counties, and residents say it's been a tough five years since the last poll  was conducted in 2007.

The poll was conducted with residents from Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan counties, and 69 percent are disappointed with the quality of their jobs, and 76 percent are pessimistic enough that if they lost their job, they doubt they'd be able to land a similar job.

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Hudson Valley News
6:22 am
Mon October 1, 2012

NRC Licensing Board to Hold Evidentiary Hearing on Indian Point Relicensing

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel will conduct an evidentiary hearing starting on Monday, October 15 to address 10 technical and environmental challenges to the pending Indian Point nuclear power plant license renewal application.

The application was submitted by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., the owner and operator of the plant in Buchanan.

The issues to be considered were raised by three intervenors – New York State, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Riverkeeper. Several governmental bodies have also been granted status as participants in the proceeding.

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Hudson Valley News
4:32 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

NY personal trainer charged with attempted rape

A New York self-employed personal trainer has been charged with trying to solicit sex from an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old girl. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...


Edward Lee III of White Plains was arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted rape and attempted patronizing a prostitute.

The Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Lee allegedly had several email conversations with the alleged victim's stepfather, also an undercover investigator. He allegedly discussed various sex acts he would engage in with the girl in exchange for money.

Hudson Valley News
12:38 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Hudson Valley horse owner puts spotlight on drugging

Susan Kayne

Susan Kayne, a Hudson Valley equestrian who created the TV series Unbridled andhosts Ireland Unbridled, was featured in a recent New York Times investigative report that uncovered rampant drugging in horse racing and the bureaucratic red tape that stands in the way of reform. The horse owner spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her case.

Hudson Valley News
7:31 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Future of Valley View Expected to Impact Orange County Budget

Valley View
Hank Gross

Orange County Executive Edward Diana is expected to not fund the Valley View nursing home when he unveils his proposed county 2013 budget later today (Friday), and that has the potential of bankrupting the county, according to County Legislator Patrick Berardinelli, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

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Hudson Valley News
4:45 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Feds, Local Police Bust Poughkeepsie Heroin Operation

Police and the FBI have broken a heroin distribution ring said to have been operating out of a cell-phone store in Poughkeepsie... WAMC's Dave Lucas reports


Law enforcement officers have eleven suspects in custody after what's described as a "co-ordinated takedown" was carried out Thursday morning. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that a cellphone store on the corner of Main and Catharine streets was the target of a drug distribution-related search warrant.

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