Hudson Valley News

Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Eliot Engel

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is weighing in on President Obama’s announced framework that the U.S. and its partners have negotiated for Iran’s nuclear program.

Sites Go Blue For Autism Awareness

Apr 2, 2015
Courtesy of Greystone Programs

April is Autism Awareness Month and Thursday is World Autism Awareness Day. A bridge in the Hudson Valley will be among many sites lit up in blue.

Landmarks across the world – from the Sydney Opera House in Australia to the Empire State Building to the Great Buddha Statue in Japan -- are lighting blue to shine a light on autism. Michelle Hathaway is with Poughkeepsie-based Greystone Programs.

“And right here in the Hudson Valley, at Greystone Programs’ request, the Mid-Hudson Bridge will be lit up blue tonight.”

MSMC Students, Staff Protest Professors' Termination

Apr 2, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

More than 150 students and staff at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College gathered Wednesday to protest the termination of two professors. They say freedom of expression is at stake as Catholic policies encroach. The Board of Trustees chair disagrees.

Rockland Launches Behavorial Health Response Team

Apr 1, 2015
Courtesy of the Office of the Rockland County Executive

A county in the Hudson Valley has its first mobile mental health crisis team.

A County Exec Switches Jobs, Temporarily

Apr 1, 2015
Office of the Dutchess County Executive

The Dutchess County executive will trade places Wednesday morning with another county employee. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey was in Westchester County today, at a rail crossing just miles from the site of a fatal Metro-North train collision with an SUV nearly two months ago. She was joined by a number of officials pledging their commitment to improve all facets of rail crossing safety.

Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood near the Metro-North crossing at Roaring Brook Road in Chappaqua.  

Courtesy of the U.S. Army

A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A lawsuit brought by three Orange County residents against the county executive and a county legislator seeks to halt the demolition of an architecturally significant building. That building, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, has been the subject of debate for more than three years.

Goshen attorney Michael Sussman represents the plaintiffs. He says the suit seeks injunctive relief to halt the demolition. Sussman also alleges it’s a waste of taxpayer money.

Courtesy of the Office of the Westchester County Executive

Westchester County has a new director of the Veterans Service Agency - a former New York assemblyman.

Marist, CNR Collaborate On Technology Management

Mar 27, 2015
Courtesy of Marist College

Two colleges in the Hudson Valley are teaming up for technology. One college is a leader in cloud computing and is offering its services to another campus two counties to the south. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the new hookup.

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