Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:43 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Dutchess parks to go smoke-free

Soon, all parks maintained by Dutchess County, New York will be smoke-free. County Executive Marcus Molinaro made the announcement Thursday at Bowdoin Park, overlooking the Hudson River in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports...

he smoking prohibition at county parks is an addition to the Dutchess County Clean Indoor Air Law, which was passed in 2003 and championed and sponsored by Molinaro when he was a county legislator.

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Hudson Valley News
2:51 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Julian Schreibman's Plans for the 19th

The 19th Congressional District Democratic Primary is one of the most-watched contests today in New York State: the race pits Dutchess County legislator Joel Tyner against Kingston Attorney Julian Schreibman...  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Julian Schreibman about his hopes going into today's primary.

Hudson Valley News
3:49 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Tyner & His (Former) Treasurer [UPDATE]

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19th District Congressional Candidate Joel Tyner's former treasurer has responded to accusations of possible embezzlement and sexual advances... WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.

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Hudson Valley News,
12:10 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Tappan Zee Tunnel?

As the New York State Thruway presses on with plans to replace the Tappan Zee bridge, environmentalists are asking the state continue to seek out alternatives. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Under current plans, a new 8-lane bridge would replace the current Tappan Zee at a cost of 5-point-4 billion dollars. The environmental group Riverkeeper wants the state to consider whether or not a tunnel might be a better alternative.

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Hudson Valley News
6:28 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Poughkeepsie demands water funds from Wappingers Falls

The Village of Wappingers Falls, New York may have switched to its own water supply, but the village has a contact with the Joint Poughkeepsie Water Agency through the end of the year — and the City and Town of Poughkeepsie want their money. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports...

The village hasn’t paid the $488,400 it owns for usage for the last part of 2011 and the first half of this year, and Mayor John Tkazyik has also sought mediation to get its money.

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Hudson Valley News
11:51 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Accusations Fly Between Congressional Candidate and Staffer

Congressional candidate Joel Tyner, in an undated photograph from his website.

Joel Tyner’s campaign treasurer has resigned and has made serious accusations against the 19th district congressional candidate ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Misha Fredericks says she couldn't continue as Joel Tyner's campaign treasurer, with Tyner's cash-on-hand claim off by thousands of dollars. Sensing trouble and fearing being investigated for embezzlemant, Fredericks filed a letter with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday.

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Hudson Valley News, New York News
2:09 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Thruway Tolls Raise Questions

Some questions and concerns over thruway tolls and how emergency responders pay to use the superhighway - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

In a letter reportedly sent to emergency service providers, New York State Thruway Department of Maintenance and Operations Deputy Director H. McCarthy Gipson, detailed a new law which requires the authority to collect and issue refunds for tolls incurred on the superhighway by ambulance or fire vehicles in emergency operations. Thruways officials suggest using EZpass  electronic readers.

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Hudson Valley News
2:34 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Is There a Regional Agenda for the Hudson Valley?

SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian, Gerald Benjamin and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro listen as Ulster County Executive Mike Hein addresses conference attendees.
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"Is There a Regional Agenda for the Hudson Valley?" - that's the theme and title of a conference held today at SUNY New Paltz - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

Elected officials joined business and municipal leaders exploring new ideas - in a spirit of working together toward economic growth -The conference was hosted by CRREO, the New Paltz Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), and sponsored by The Advocacy Coalition of the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News, New York News
10:17 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Congress & Public Safety Communications

Federal and State officials have been working since 9-eleven to upgrade the technology supporting public safety communications - their efforts are on the verge of paying off, as we hear in this report from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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Hudson Valley News
4:46 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Binghamton Landowners vs. Local Law No. 6

As the debate over the future of hydraulic fracturing rages on, a group of upstate New York landowners has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn "Local Law Number Six," a temporary ban on natural-gas drilling in the city of Binghamton. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Five property owners filed suit last week in state Supreme Court in Broome County, charging that  Binghamton's Mayor and city council violated state law when the municipality passed a two-year ban on drilling back in December,  without first seeking approval from the county's planning department.

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