Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:19 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Obama Evolves: Hudson Valley Reacts

President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage on Wednesday was
welcome news throughout much of the Hudson Valley Region where WAMC's
Dave Lucas gathered reactions

Linda Mussman is the co-director of Time and Space Limited in Hudson -
she and her partner Claudia Bruce were among the first people to be
married in New York State under the marriage equality act -

Mussman believes President Obama's evolution will help bring issues of
civil rights and equality to the forefront more quickly

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Hudson Valley News, WAMC News, Elections
2:24 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Obama: The Day After

President Obama's visit to the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering may be in the books - but it's still the talk of the town -  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

The President's third visit to the region in as many years is being hailed as "a feather in the cap" of UAlbany's Nanotech college. 

President Obama praised SUNY's high-tech success in Albany, calling it a model for the rest of the country - SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher agrees.

 

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Hudson Valley News, Capital District News
9:19 am
Wed May 9, 2012

President Barack Obama Visits UAlbany Nanotech Complex

For the third time in three years, President Barack Obama visited the Capital District for a Tuesday appearance at UAlbany's CNSE NanoTech Complex - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

Air Force One touched down at Albany International Airport just before noon: the President immediately taken to CNSE, where he joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on a brief tour.  Some observers believe Obama's change of venue from Global Foundries to UAlbany has ties to his working relationship with Cuomo.

 

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Hudson Valley News, New York News
4:37 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

NY Gov Proposes "Justice Center" For Protecting People With Special Needs

Governor Andrew Cuomo today unveiled new legislation to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting people with special needs and disabilities. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

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Hudson Valley News
3:59 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says no to Empire Zone tax credits

On Monday, Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan wrote a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Empire State Development Corporation President and CEO Ken Adams concerning reports that ESDC planning to restore Empire Tax Credits to 545 businesses that had their benefits stripped in 2009. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Senator Kruger says even though the Empire Zone program has sunsetted, some companies continue to draw on credits that were pre-approved for a ten year period.

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Hudson Valley News
2:39 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Authorities Investigate Carmel House Fire

A fatal fire in Putnam County is under investigation - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the blaze has some officials ready to call for a deeper look at state and local building codes.

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Hudson Valley News, WAMC News
3:57 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Students March Against Hydrofracking

Photo by Dave Lucas

Hundreds of college students from across New York marched to the Capitol Monday calling on the Governor to ban hydraulic fracturing… Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

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Hudson Valley News
4:36 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

FEMA Making Recovery Progress in Greene and Schoharie Counties

Officials in the Greene County town of Ashland continue talks with FEMA over reimbursement for repairs to their water supply system; Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more along with an udate from FEMA regarding flood damage recovery throughout the Catskills.

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Hudson Valley News
2:42 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Hudson Valley Economic Outlook

Though the national economy may be sluggish, there are efforts throughout the Hudson Valley to jumpstart the regional economy in hopes of creating new jobs and opportunities ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

It's all about determination: from Greene to Westchester counties, governments and businesses have been relentless in their drive to turn the sour economy on its head. Some communities have made great strides while others continue to struggle.

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Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Hudson Valley Economic Outlook

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