Hudson Valley News

Voters Write-In For A NYS Senate Primary In The HV

Sep 14, 2016

In the Hudson Valley, voters had their say in a few New York state Senate races.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously passed a resolution Monday opposing the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to establish up to 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

NYS DOH Works On Blood Testing Plan For Newburgh

Sep 14, 2016

The New York state Department of Health is working with federal partners to finalize details of a plan to have Newburgh residents blood tested for PFOS.

An effort to establish a town in Orange County took a step forward with the delivery of a petition to the county legislature. Village of Kiryas Joel leaders are initiating the process.  

NYS Primary Day Includes Assembly Races In The HV

Sep 13, 2016

Primary day in New York is putting the spotlight on a few races in the Hudson Valley, namely in the state Assembly.

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Some primary races in the Hudson Valley will decide the November ballot for some New York state Assembly and Senate races.

Bard College Orchestra Opens To Community

Sep 11, 2016
Courtesy of Bard College Conservatory of Music

A college orchestra in the Hudson Valley is expanding to include community musicians.

A pedestrian bridge at a park in Rockland County has reopened in time for the 9/11 memorial ceremony.


A U.S. Department of Justice grant is headed Westchester’s way to help increase the county’s capacity to perform DNA analysis and reduce the backlog of unfinished cases.

Numerous ceremonies are scheduled for this weekend marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And while Westchester County will hold such a ceremony, it also offers residents the opportunity to serve and remember.

The founder of the Slave Dwelling Project will spend Friday night in an ancient cellar of a house on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. His mission is to bring awareness to the existence of former slave dwellings, their history and need for preservation. In this case, he also aims to shine a light on Northern slave ownership.

With a number of 15th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremonies scheduled for this weekend, at least one Hudson Valley county offers residents the opportunity to serve and remember.

HealthAlliance Of The HV Unveils Kingston Plans

Sep 8, 2016

Hospital officials unveiled plans Thursday for a hospital renovation and medical village in Kingston, New York.

As students head back to the classroom, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney wants to start the school year swinging in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse in the Hudson Valley. He is urging parents, teachers, coaches and community members to work together.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Congressional lawmakers from the Hudson Valley Wednesday announced grants to improve rail crossing safety in the New York metro area. They hope the improvements will help prevent tragedies like the February 2015 Metro-North crash in Valhalla.

EPA Adds Wappinger Creek To Superfund List

Sep 8, 2016
Julian Colton

The Environmental Protection Agency has added part of a creek in Dutchess County to the federal Superfund list.

The New York state Department of Health has begun sampling private wells in the vicinity of Stewart Air National Guard base, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation declared a superfund site in August.

Authorities Say Gap Fire Was Set Intentionally

Sep 6, 2016
Courtesy of Dutchess County government

Authorities say a massive fire that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York’s Hudson Valley was intentionally set.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Tuesday announced his selection to fill the county’s newly created position of Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

Poughkeepsie City Administrator Is Appointed

Sep 3, 2016

Poughkeepsie’s mayor Friday announced the appointment of a city administrator.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Orange County Thursday, urging the passage of nearly $2 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. County officials joined him at Orange County Community College in Newburgh, supporting his call. 

A hospital in the Hudson Valley that was set to close its emergency department October 1, pending state approval, has put its closure application on hold.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the public comment period for proposed rulemaking concerning anchorage sites along the Hudson River.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the Assembly to pass legislation to keep registered sex offenders from living near children. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Congressional lawmakers from the Hudson Valley have sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard admiral requesting that the public have more time to comment on a controversial proposal.

Fifteen men and women have been charged with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine around Orange County.

Courtesy of Dutchess County government

Monday night’s fire at the Gap Distribution Center in Dutchess County has left hundreds of employees displaced as an investigation into the cause gets under way.

Fire Engulfs Gap Building In Fishkill

Aug 30, 2016
Courtesy of Dutchess County government

A fire that broke out Monday night at the Gap Distribution Center in Dutchess County was still not fully under control early this morning. Meanwhile, state and county officials are discussing plans for the displaced workers. 

Croton-Harmon Train Station Renovations Are Complete

Aug 30, 2016
Courtesy of the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Renovations have been completed at one of the larger Metro-North stations in New York’s Hudson Valley.

A New York state Senate candidate has taken a position at the State University of New York at New Paltz.