Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
10:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Vietnam War Vet’s Photo Display Remembers 9/11

A family pauses to look at some of the more than 1,000 photos, many taken by Michael Cody of the Town of Wallkill, who had town permission to place his exhibit in the Price Chopper parking lot for five days.
Hank Gross

Michael Cody is a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart medal. His patriotism and love of country prompted him to set up a week-long exhibit of photos from the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.

Cody happened to be in Manhattan on that day at the VA hospital and when the commotion first occurred, he ran over to the site, bought a disposal camera and began taking pictures. “I didn’t know what I was taking at the time,” he told MidHudsonNews.com.

 

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Hudson Valley News
7:30 am
Tue September 11, 2012

WTC Survivor Still Suffers Survivor's Guilt

Nancy Seliga was the manager of One World Trade Center when terrorists struck bringing down both Twin Towers. She was in the building about to start a staff meeting when the first plane hit.

Seliga, now a resident of Monroe, and her coworkers sensed it was a plane that shook the building, but thought it was an accident. They climbed down 21 flights of stairs when they were ordered out of the building and told to run, not to look back or up. A block-and-a-half away, she looked up, saw the flames and people jumping.

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Hudson Valley News
12:40 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

Teachers have a new resource to help them in the classroom. It’s called share my lesson, a new online resource bank, where teachers can collaborate and share teaching resources. Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, announced the new program today in Rockland County.

Hudson Valley News
3:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Down To Earth & Down To Business: Columbia County Farm

Since the beginning of the recession, times have been tough for everyone. But as Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports, there’s one organic food business in Columbia County that's thriving…



When Gunther Fishgold bought his first pallet of organic cashews to sell in 1999, he was simply trying to make some extra money to support his organic vegetable farm and bakery in the Finger Lakes region during the winter slow season.


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Hudson Valley News
12:28 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

NY Nursing Homes Wrestle With Privatizing

The cost of running nursing homes, combined with the expensive capital costs needed to keep the facilities up to date, and cuts in Medicaid made in Washington, has prompted numerous counties across New York State to ponder closing - or selling - their facilities. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports


Mark Levine, Deputy Director of the New York State Association of Counties, says County Leaders do not WANT to sell their Nursing Homes.
 

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Hudson Valley News
7:44 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Hudson Valley Democrats "Fired Up" After Convention

Courtesy: Associated Press

Members of the Hudson Valley delegation to the Democratic National Convention are “fired up and ready to go” following the formal selection of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as their party’s standard-bearers.

Orange County Democratic Chairman and convention delegate Jonathan Jacobson said they are ready to point out the differences between the Republican and Democratic candidates.

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Hudson Valley News
7:39 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Dutchess County Discusses Banning Hydrofracking Brine

The Dutchess County proposal is identical to one signed by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein (above) a few weeks ago
Hank Gross

Dutchess County legislators began the discussion into the possibility of banning the use of hydrofracking brine, the by-product of the drilling process to harvest natural gas from underground shale formations, on county roads.

The resolution, which was discussed at the Government Services Committee of the county legislature on Thursday, was sponsored by Legislator Joel Tyner.

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Hudson Valley News
12:01 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

6 Hudson Valley Hospitals To Form Alliance

Three Hudson Valley hospital groups are forming an alliance they say will enhance services, save money, and benefit the public... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Bon Secours Charity Health System, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers are joining forces under the moniker Hudson Health Partners LLC. The alliance entails bringing six facilities in three Hudson Valley counties together to pursue collaborations.  Larry Hughes is spokesman for Poughkeepsie-based St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers.

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Hudson Valley News
7:35 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Amber Alert Issued For Newburgh Child

Police in Newburgh activated a state Amber Alert Wednesday evening and are investigating a possible child abduction that occurred at South Junior High School at 33 Monument Street at about 3:50 p.m. A group of children between five and 11 years of age told their parents that while they were playing, they saw a girl being forced into a black pickup truck by two men.

The parents promptly called the police.

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Hudson Valley News
1:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

6 arrested in 2010 drug killing in mid-Hudson Valley

Six men have been accused in a drug killing that could get them sentenced to death. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas…

The U.S. attorney's office says federal, state and local agents rounded up the defendants on Wednesday after their indictment was unsealed. Three are 19 and three are in their 20s.

They're charged in the 2010 shooting death of Jeffrey Henry in Newburgh. Officials say the shooting came as the defendants were robbing drug dealers.

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