Hudson Valley News

Court Says Westchester Can Fight For Housing Grants

Feb 19, 2015

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by Westchester County against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Study Says Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Emerging Earlier

Feb 18, 2015
Courtesy of Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies/Sam Cillo

A new study shows that ticks carrying Lyme disease are emerging earlier and spreading into new geographic regions.

Courtesy of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

There’s a new social media campaign in New York designed to educate teens, young adults, and others about teen dating violence. The campaign comes as Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed February Teen Dating Violence Awareness/Prevention Month.

The social media campaign is a video by teens for teens.

Hip-Hop Artist's Single Pays Tribute To Pete Seeger

Feb 17, 2015
Courtesy of Decora

Beacon, New York resident and hip-hop artist Decora has his debut solo album coming out in March. One of the songs is a tribute to the late Pete Seeger. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Decora about why he chose the song.

Groups Protect Farmland In Columbia County

Feb 16, 2015

Environmental and land conservation groups have protected more than 180 acres of farmland in Columbia County.

NY Congressman Reintroduces Agent Orange Bill

Feb 16, 2015
Wikimedia Commons

A New York congressman has reintroduced legislation concerning veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.

A High-End Business Is Moving To Westchester

Feb 15, 2015
Courtesy of Westchester County Airport

A New Jersey company is moving to Westchester while another business already in the county is planning to expand.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A House committee has passed legislation that includes rail safety provisions authored by a New York congressman.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The comment period is scheduled to end tomorrow for parking proposals concerning the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. One county legislator is urging area residents to weigh in, but another was unaware of the proposals.

Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

Federal investigators expect to issue a preliminary report this month on the fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV in New York’s Westchester County that killed six.