Hudson Valley News

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Authorities in Rockland County say a Spring Valley mother who couldn't handle her 4-year-old son tied him to a bush while she went into an apartment to baby-sit.

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The first pool of mosquitoes to test positive this year in New York State for West Nile virus has been confirmed by the state Health Department in Rockland County.

Courtesy of Dusiznies blog

As Kiryas Joel village officials and their consultant review written comments on the draft generic environmental impact statement concerning the proposed annexation of Monroe Town land into the village, they said the vast majority support the annexation.

A Million Honeybees...

Jun 26, 2015
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Beekeepers have quite the task ahead of them as they remove an estimated 1 million honey bees that have taken up residence at a New York home.

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Stewart International Airport in the Hudson Valley is getting $1.7 million for runway improvements.



  A New York group is leading a hike to the site on a Hudson Valley mountain where a U.S. military plane crashed 70 years ago, killing six. 

An Ulster County teaching artist has won a prestigious leadership award.

Picture of marijuana plant

Valley Agriceuticals held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new medical marijuana production facility in the Town of Wallkill on Thursday afternoon.

EAB 'Cannot Be Stopped'

Jun 7, 2015
courtesy NYS DEC

  The battle against an invasive pest has been lost in New York's Catskills.

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State police say a 52-year-old man whose body was found floating in a Hudson Valley lake last weekend had drowned while canoeing.


Police are reportedly guarding the home of Katie Chappell in Rye.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

It was just over six months ago that the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board announced that it was recommending three casino licenses. One was for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region, in Sullivan County. WAMC’s Allison Dunne spent a winter's day in the area of Sullivan where the resort casino is slated to be built and encountered a lot of cautious optimism. Now that summer is nearly here, early visions of the region’s future are coming into focus.

Over 1,000 people attended the dedication of a new War Memorial outside the Ulster County Office Building in Uptown Kingston, New York on Sunday afternoon. The Roll of Honor consists of five black polished granite slabs, etched with the names of residents who perished in every American conflict.

West Point officials are telling the school's Hudson Valley neighbors that cadet training this summer might get noisy sometimes.

The U.S. Military Academy says nearby residents might occasionally hear summer training activities this month through August. That includes artillery firing, weapons training and demolitions.

Residents also can expect to see and hear low-flying helicopters, especially during air assault school, for most of the first three weeks of June.

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A black bear appears to be making rounds in New York's suburban Rockland County.

New York State Police are continuing to keep a close eye on an outdoor electronic music festival. They've now made several driving while intoxicated as well as drug arrests.

A rally: "People Vs Shell" will be held in New Paltz  Saturday, May 23rd, 3-5pm, as part of the Greenpeace SAVE THE ARCTIC Campaign.  The rally links with national protests against Shell's plans to start drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean this summer. 

The Bearsville Theater has teamed up with New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents to bring an eclectic mix of music to the Hudson Valley year-round. This exclusive collaboration aims to shine a brighter spotlight on the Bearsville Theater, which is part of the Woodstock Commune, a reboot of the Bearsville complex that includes the theater, Bear Café, and Commune Saloon. WAMC's Allison Dunne spoke with the Woodstock Commune's partner/operator Nicolas Geeraerts and The Bowery Presents' talent buyer Sebastian Freed about the new venture.

CIA Unveils Sturgeon Sculpture

May 16, 2015
Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America

An art installation unveiled this week at a culinary college in the Hudson Valley pays homage to a revered Hudson River fish.

NEA Grants Go To Three Westchester Arts Organizations

May 15, 2015
Courtesy of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

A New York Congresswoman Thursday announced $75,000 in federal grants for three arts organizations in Westchester County.

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Authorities say a false report Thursday of a hostage situation at a Putnam County residence resulted in a large-scale police response, the lock-downs of nearby schools, and a temporary road closure. 

Judge Sets Bail For Woman Charged In Kayaker's Death

May 13, 2015

Prosecutors say a 35-year-old Latvian expatriate accused of killing her fiancée while paddling on the Hudson River admitted to tampering with his kayak.

POK Woman Accused In Kayaker's Death Has Bail Hearing

May 13, 2015

A New York woman accused of killing her fiancée during a kayak outing is due in court Wednesday afternoon for a bail hearing.

Columbia County Woman Dies In Moped Crash

May 12, 2015

Police say a 24-year-old New York woman has died after her scooter collided with another vehicle on a Hudson Valley road.

Courtesy of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A transformer fire Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant resulted in an oil spill into the Hudson River. There is differing information at this early stage about just how much material -- and what type -- seeped into the river. Meanwhile, investigations into both the fire and spill continue.

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Sitting down with a guitar, or a piano, and writing a the words and melody come rushing out, or is it a struggle to create? Musician Steve Earle has been writing songs and performing for decades and he will be in the region this summer teaching the craft of songwriting. Camp Copperhead will take place in the Catskills July 20-24 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian.

Courtesy of the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says part of the Indian Point nuclear power plant remains offline after a transformer fire that has created another problem: potentially thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River.

Marist Teams Up With Tech Company For Cybersecurity

May 10, 2015

A college in the Hudson Valley has teamed up with a technology company to launch a cybersecurity initiative.

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A transformer fire Saturday triggered the automatic shutdown of Unit 3 at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the fire was put out by both a sprinkler system and on-site personnel.

Tony Fischer, flickr

A transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant Saturday, causing a fire that has been extinguished. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the unit shut down automatically and is safe and stable.