As law enforcement authorities continue to scour Harriman State Park for Eugene Palmer, the 73-year-old suspect in the killing of his daughter-in-law earlier this week, the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is advising people to refrain from hiking in backcountry of Harriman State Park this weekend.
Palmer is believed to be the one who shot Tammy Palmer to death in her backyard in Haverstraw on Monday.
Plans to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge took a major step forward with Tuesday’s announcement that the Federal Highway Administration has issued a record of decision approving the state’s plans for the structure. The federal approval completes the last step in the review of the project’s environmental impact, allowing the state to move forward with implementing a plan to build the new bridge.
Public officials from the federal, state and local levels as well as business and construction leaders hailed the announcement.
Prosecutors say a former suburban New York political leader has pleaded guilty in a residential mortgage fraud scheme. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says former North Castle GOP Republican Chairwoman Loronda Murphy pleaded guilty to the felony charges on Tuesday. Murphy and a co-defendant operated a mortgage closing company in Armonk, N.Y. in 2009. Prosecutors say they ran what amounted to a Ponzi scheme.
Business and Community Leaders gathered today in Poughkeepsie to hear proposed plans for expanding economic Power of the Walkway Over the Hudson... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.
Increased awareness of the signs and treatment of Lyme disease are among the recommendations of a special task force created by the Ulster County Legislature.
The report was presented to Legislator Robert Aiello, chairman of the Health Committee.
Among the recommendations were a medical provider survey to establish baseline data for educational needs for program development and development of an education conference for medical providers for treatment and diagnosis of the disease.
State Senator Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie has been declared the winner in the Republican primary election, defeating Conservative Neil DiCarlo when all of the absentee ballots were tallied. He won by 107 votes.
DiCarlo will appear on the Conservative line in the November election along with Democrat Terry Gipson.
The new 41st State Senate District includes portions of Dutchess and Putnam counties.
A five-year capital plan has been endorsed by the Sullivan County Legislature. The bottom line tops $18 million.
County Manager David Fanslau says there is a no fat in the plan.“Reduced dramatically the amount of capital programs that would be initiated in 2013. We also have reduced the amount of capital programs that would be funded out of the operating budget in 2013 as compared to 2012,” he said.
Hundreds of elected officials and supporters gathered Sunday evening at the Diamond Mills ballroom in Saugerties, to celebrate the career of Maurice Hinchey. The veteran congressman will be retiring in January because of health reasons.
The $100-per-plate annual fall dinner list of attendees comprised a Who's Who of local politics. The venue represents a departure from the traditional Kingston destination for political functions. Organizers desired a spot closer to Hinchey's hometown, and also a showcase for alternate catering destinations throughout the area.