Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
5:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

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A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.

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Hudson Valley News
7:43 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

AARP Renews Call For Independent Consumer Advocate in NYS

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A non-profit group says consumers are being left in the cold when it comes to input about a proposed electric rate hike in the Hudson Valley. It says older consumers, in particular, can ill afford the possible two-digit hike. Meanwhile, the utility is aiming for a lower rate hike.

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Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Conservation Group Praises USCG, EPA Oil-Spill Response Plan Effort

Two agencies are now involved in updating oil-spill response plans for the Hudson River — and examining potential effects on endangered species. One conservation group is taking credit for the action after threatening a lawsuit if such plans were not put in place. One of the agencies says possible litigation had nothing to do with it.

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Hudson Valley News
2:10 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

East Ramapo School Board President Responds To Report

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The Board of Education president of a long-suffering Rockland County school district has provided a detailed response to a recent report from a state-appointed fiscal monitor. The response comes in the form of a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Suburban Agriculture Bill Is Signed Into Law In NYS

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a suburban agriculture bill. A Hudson Valley lawmaker had sponsored the bill in the Assembly.

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Hudson Valley News
7:07 am
Fri December 5, 2014

NY National Guard To Honor Former President In Columbia County

Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields speaking during 2013 wreath laying at Martin Van Buren grave site.
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The New York National Guard will honor a former president by laying a wreath at his grave site Friday morning in Columbia County.

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Hudson Valley News
6:37 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

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A federal regulator has turned down a request from the parent of the Indian Point nuclear power plant concerning the level of earthquake risk.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized its screening and prioritization for seismic hazard reviews for U.S. nuclear power plants. This comes after Entergy Nuclear had argued that its Indian Point 3 reactor should be moved from Group 1, the highest priority when it comes to examining earthquake risk, to Group 2 or 3. Jerry Nappi is spokesman for Entergy.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

HV Congressmen Call On NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

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Two New York congressmen are the latest voices calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease treatment as state lawmakers wonder about the holdup.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson, a Republican, and Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, have teamed up to urge Governor Cuomo to sign legislation the state legislature passed in June that would essentially expand treatment options for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Here’s Gibson.

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Orange County Sends Trees For Troops

Credit Tech Sgt. Michael O'Halloran, 105th Airlift Wing, NY Air National Guard

There is a “Trees for Troops” donation drive Thursday in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
7:55 am
Wed December 3, 2014

HV Congressmen Push NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

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Two New York congressmen are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease.

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