Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Hudson Valley Economic Outlook

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1:31 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Sybil Ludington's Ride

On a dark and rainy night 235 years ago, 16-year old Sybil Ludington rode her horse into history - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

“Listen, my children, and you shall hear, Of a ride of our female Paul Revere…”  Sybil Ludington's 40 mile trek was a small victory that helped lead to American Independence and the eventual formation of the United States.

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12:25 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Occupy Trillion Day at Suny New Paltz

Joe Barbarito of Rifton dressed in a striped prison suit for the New Paltz action
Dave Lucas WAMC

Demonstrations and creative protests were held campuses and communities around the country Wednesday to mark Occupy Trillion Day - when U.S. student debt reached $1Trillion. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended one of those events, held at the SUNY New Paltz Campus.

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Hudson Valley News
3:47 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Earth Day Lobby Day Preview

This year's Earth Day Lobby Day at the State Capitol will focus on critically important environmental issues such as expanding solar energy, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting New York from the dangers of fracking. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has a preview.

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Hudson Valley News
12:35 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

JIT Report Critical of Hudson Intermediate School

A New York State Joint Intervention Team conducted a review which found one of the city of Hudson's intermediate schools falling behind: Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on the recommendation to restructure the Montgomery C. Smith School.

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Hudson Valley News
4:21 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Fracking in NY in Supportive Communities First?

Lawmakers and Lobbyists say communities that have been supportive of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be among the first areas of New York to get approval if the State Department of Environmental Conservation allows the technique... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more.

The DEC has been involved in establishing ground rules for permitting hyrdrofracking throughout New York State since 2008 - the agency's review of the process and recommendations are eagerly awaited by individuals and entities on both sides of the issue.

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Hudson Valley News, WAMC News
12:52 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Legislators Eye Teacher Evaluations

New York State’s controversial new system for evaluating teachers and principals was enacted into law in 2010 to help the state win $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds. The system grades teachers, in part on how their students progress on state tests. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the issue has turned red hot:

 

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11:38 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Tenant Accountability Act Under Consideration in Kingston

An Ulster County City is considering enacting a proposal that would make renters responsible for some duties typically expected of landlords. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Hudson Valley News
10:52 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Ash Borer Making Inroads In The Hudson Valley

The discovery of an emerald ash borer infestation in the Dutchess County
village of Rhinecliff last month has entomologists hopeful they can
control the invasive pest... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas
reports
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Hudson Valley News
8:22 am
Fri April 13, 2012

NY State Parks System Getting $89M Funding Boost

New York's two most-visited state parks are getting two of the biggest shares of the $89 million in additional funding the Legislature has approved to fix up the aging system of 178 parks and 35 historic sites.

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