Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.

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Hudson Valley News
6:13 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hayworth Wins Independence Party Primary

A former congresswoman in the Hudson Valley has won the Independence Party line. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

It's Independence Primary Day In A NY Congressional District

There is a primary election today for the Independence Party line in a Hudson Valley congressional district, part of a rematch between contenders in the 2012 election.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney unseated freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in 2012, in a close race in what was then a newly drawn 18th congressional district. Paul Basinski, a political science professor at Orange County Community College, notes that roughly 9,000 votes made the difference, and a third-party line this time around could help.

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Hudson Valley News
1:48 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

NYS Senator's Farewell Dinner To Raise Funds For Local Veteran

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovations to Private Dan Flanigan’s home
Credit Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

A dinner Tuesday evening for an outgoing state senator from the Hudson Valley will serve as a fundraiser for home repairs for a Vietnam War veteran.

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Hudson Valley News
12:40 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections

Credit Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County. 

People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.

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Hudson Valley News
6:23 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Nevele Plans Community Rally

Credit Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa

Elected officials in Ulster County along with area residents will partake in a rally Tuesday morning to celebrate the completion of an application for the county’s only proposed casino.

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Hudson Valley News
1:41 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Newburgh Elected Officials Push The Need For A Casino

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two elected officials in Orange County have sent a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino. At the same time, a new study is out on casinos in Sullivan County.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino.

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Hudson Valley News
2:02 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Orange County Exec Plans Budget Cuts

Credit Tax Credits/flickr

The Orange County executive is looking at cost-cutting measures to help plug a $60 million budget gap next year.

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Hudson Valley News
9:58 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Documentary On Smart Grid To Be Shown In Ulster County

Credit Vermont Department of Public Service

In Ulster County Saturday afternoon, there will be a free screening of a documentary about the power grid and privacy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 am
Fri June 20, 2014

South African MP To Lecture At Bard College

Credit Courtesy of Wilmot James

A South African member of parliament is joining a college in the Hudson Valley as a senior visiting fellow.

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