Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:44 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Talks About Proposed Casinos

Credit Courtesy of Barry Lewis, Times Herald-Record

Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Barry Lewis recently penned a column entitled “Sullivan's not entitled to the casino it deserves”. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Lewis about what has become a casino contest between the Catskills and Orange County, as five developers have proposed resort casinos for Orange — most only recently.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Fri May 9, 2014

New Designation Could Bring Federal Funds To A Dutchess Creek

Credit Fran Trudeau, flickr

Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley say their legislation that would enable a waterway in Dutchess County to become eligible for federal funds awaits the governor’s signature.

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Hudson Valley News
6:26 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Developer For Proposed Newburgh Casino Highlights Poverty Figures

Credit Saratoga Casino and Raceway

The developer behind one of the proposed casinos for Orange County is ramping up its push.

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Hudson Valley News
6:46 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Program Offers Homeowners Help For Bridge Construction Noise

Credit Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

Some homeowners in the lower Hudson Valley are eligible for funding to help block out noise during construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
9:46 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Clearwater Names New Executive Director

Credit Clearwater

The New York environmental organization founded by the late Pete Seeger has a new executive director at the helm.

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Hudson Valley News
1:25 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Greenetrack Presents New Windsor Casino Proposal

Luther Winn, President and CEO, Greenetrack
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Details on another of the five proposed casino developments for Orange County were unveiled during a public forum Tuesday night. This proposal comes with a goal of revitalizing an airport.

Representatives of Alabama-based Greenetrack revealed some of the details of a proposed casino development next to Stewart International Airport in New Windsor.

“I feel right at home here, and that’s why I want to operate here.”

That’s Greenetrack President and CEO Luther Winn:

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Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Former Nevele CEO's Address To County Legislature Is Canceled

Michael Treanor

A special informational session Tuesday evening in Ulster County during which the former Nevele Investors CEO was slated to speak, has been canceled.  WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Some Westchester Dems Allege Astorino Is M.I.A.

BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia
Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators

Eight Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators allege Republican County Executive Rob Astorino is missing in action, and are calling for a special election. 

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Enviro Groups To Hold Crude Oil Forum In Newburgh

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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — Environmental groups concerned about expanded crude oil transportation along the Hudson River are holding a forum Monday evening for local residents.

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Hudson Valley News
8:49 am
Sat May 3, 2014

"Woodstock Soundout" Will Pay Tribute To Pete Seeger

There is a concert tonight in Ulster County celebrating the music of the late Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday.

Longtime Pete Seeger friend Happy Traum will host the Woodstock Soundout, billed as a tribute to a folk music legend and the common man. The Woodstock Soundouts, which date back to 1967, provided the template for the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

The Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger will feature Tracy Bonham, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Ritter, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, and more.

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