Hudson Valley News

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

A lifelong Orange County resident has produced a video that features other county residents reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in 10 languages. The video is a direct response to the uproar over an Arabic reading of the Pledge of Allegiance at Pine Bush High School earlier this week.

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As the relicensing process for New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant crawls forward, federal regulators have issued decisions on contentions raised by the state and an environmental group.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week ruled on appeals involving two contentions in the Indian Point 2 and 3 relicensing process. One appeal was from New York State regarding transformers. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan explains.

Courtesy of the Office of the Dutchess County Executive

An updated plan to protect agriculture and farmland in Dutchess County is now law.

School's Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic Spurs Division

Mar 19, 2015
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School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. Meanwhile, social media platforms are flooded with comments of both support and opposition. 

School administrators for a high school in the Hudson Valley are apologizing for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic. The apology comes after district residents who had lost family members in Afghanistan complained.

HV Assemblymember Puts Out Women's History Booklet

Mar 19, 2015
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A New York assemblymember from the Hudson Valley is celebrating women’s history month with the release of a booklet.

UPDATE:  11am - New York State Police are now reporting that the AMBER ALERT has been cancelled. The children have been safely recovered.

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for four young children after police say they were abducted in upstate New York by a couple who had lost custody of the kids.

Bestselling Author Talks About Foster Care in NYS

Mar 18, 2015
Courtesy of Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island. Calcaterra, a public and private sector attorney who has held high-ranking appointed positions in New York State government, recently served as executive director of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and was executive director of the Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response post Hurricane Sandy.

Courtesy of Central Hudson

A Hudson Valley utility company plans to offer LED streetlights to municipalities.

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