Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

HV Assemblyman Vows To Fight High Gas Prices In One Area

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley stands ready to take action against a local gas station owner if prices at a few stations near West Point aren’t lower by next month.

Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis has written to the head of the only two gas stations in the Town of Highlands in Orange County asking that he lower prices that tend to run about 30 to 40 cents higher than in surrounding areas.

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Hudson Valley News
12:43 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

START-UP At Stewart Is Met With Different Views

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A proposal to make Stewart International Airport in Orange County a tax-free zone, included in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address earlier this month, is drawing mixed reviews. 

When speaking about infrastructure during his January 21 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed plans for two regional airports.

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Hudson Valley News
5:26 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Ulster County Town, Village Are Ready For Streets Advisory Council

In New York’s Ulster County, a town and village are moving forward with a streets advisory council. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

States Of Emergency Declared In The Hudson Valley

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States of emergency have been declared for at least two Hudson Valley counties.

The Dutchess and Orange County executives have declared states of emergency. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says the state of emergency becomes effective at 9 tonight when all roads in Dutchess will be closed and traffic prohibited except for certain personnel necessary during storm and emergency operations. There is no set time for rescinding the order. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus declared a State of Emergency that became effective at 7 p.m. and runs through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Hudson Valley Preps For Winter Storm Juno

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With up to two feet of snow predicted for the Hudson Valley, county and state personnel are on high alert and readying their forces.

On-and-off flurries began in portions of the Hudson Valley before 9 this morning while light snow came into view about an hour later. The message from local officials is the same. Get home before dark and get off the roads ahead of the evening commute. Vasil Koleci with the National Weather Service says to expect light snow today.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Sun January 25, 2015

SUNY New Paltz Students Study Disaster Preparedness In Israel

Students have returned to their New Paltz campus after participating in a workshop in disaster preparedness in Israel.

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Hudson Valley News
8:19 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Westchester Names New Mental Health Commissioner

Dr. Mark Herceg (left) and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Westchester County

After searching for months, Westchester County has a new mental health commissioner.

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Hudson Valley News
12:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

DEC Public Hearing On AIM Project Draws Both Sides

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public hearing Thursday in Rockland County’s Stony Point concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project. More than 40 speakers offered comments in front of a full audience.

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Capital Region News
7:56 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Catskill Newspaper Plant Shutting Down

A Catskill newspaper publishing facility is shutting down.

Columbia-Greene Media, which publishes the Catskill Daily Mail, Hudson Register Star, Windham Journal, and six other publications, is shuttering its Catskill printing plant, and as of February 3rd outsourcing production to The Daily Gazette newspaper in Schenectady. Nine full-time and 10 part-time positions in Catskill will be affected. The Windham Journal says several workers will be offered opportunities at the Gazette. The publishers say the move will enhance all the papers and allow color reproduction on every page.

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

HV Lawmakers Discuss Using Settlement Funds For New TZB

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his State of the State address and budget plan. Included were proposals for using some of bank settlement money for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Governor Cuomo unveiled how he would like to spend a one-time windfall of more than $5 billion in bank settlement funds. Here’s where he thinks some of it should go.

“We also propose using $1.2 billion of the settlement funds to protect Thruway toll payers for a year for the next year and to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge.”

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