Hudson Valley News

The gap between the number of people working in the Hudson Valley and the number of jobs in the region continues to grow. That’s according to the latest research from Marist College. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief has more.

Marist College Bureau of Economic Research Director Dr. Christy Huebner Caridi authored the report “Commutation Trends in the Hudson Valley 2010-2014.”

Metro-North Tests Cameras On Its Trains

Jul 14, 2016
Bebeto Matthews / AP

Metro-North has begun a pilot program with security cameras in both cabs and passenger cars. The railroad plans to install cameras in all its trains by September.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County is taking a step to address sexual assault on college campuses with funding under New York’s “Enough is Enough” policy. The funding is being used for a crisis counselor who will work on two campuses.

Clearwater Sets A Date For Re-Launch Ceremony

Jul 14, 2016
Courtesy of Dorice Arden

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has set a date for its re-launch ceremony after having canceled the event July 4.

More than 700 soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will leave from Orange County Tuesday for a training exercise in Louisiana.

Former Water Department Commissioner Is Sentenced

Jul 9, 2016

A former water department commissioner in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for bribery. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

With statements coming in Friday from local elected officials in the Hudson Valley about the fatal shooting of five Dallas police officers Thursday night, one of the officials has announced his county will hold a vigil next week.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A community open house Thursday drew hundreds of area residents to learn about a proposed Legoland New York for Orange County. Though many say they favor the theme park being built in Goshen, some voiced a continuing concern about traffic.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Wiki Commons

One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant automatically shut down Wednesday morning. It’s the same reactor that was offline two other times in recent months for different reasons. Meanwhile, the relicensing schedule for the Westchester County plant has been pushed back again.

Federal Funds Help Two Fire Departments In Dutchess

Jul 7, 2016
Andrew Magill, flickr

Two fire departments in Dutchess County are receiving federal funds for new equipment.

Grant For Clearwater Aids Youth Programs

Jul 2, 2016
Courtesy of Clearwater

Clearwater has received a grant for youth empowerment programs.

AMC Harriman Outdoor Center Opens

Jul 1, 2016
Vinnie Spiotti/AMC

Following a year-long renovation, an outdoor center in Rockland County at Harriman State Park has opened to the public.

8 Bridges Swim Continues In The Hudson River

Jul 1, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A 120-mile Hudson River swim is in progress, having started in the Catskills June 26 with plans to end Sunday at the mouth of New York City harbor. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the marathon swim that heads from the Bear Mountain Bridge to the Tappan Zee Bridge today.

NY 18th Congressional District Race Is Set

Jun 30, 2016
Courtesy of Phil Oliva

The congressional primary elections Tuesday decided November ballots in several contests, including in New York’s 18th District. A Democratic congressman seeking re-election to a third term faces a Republican who has never run for office, but who is no stranger to politics.

Courtesy of Riverkeeper/Cacophny

A federal agency is proposing to designate hundreds of miles of rivers and other water bodies across the Northeast as critical habitats for an endangered species. The proposal includes a large portion of the Hudson River to protect a species beloved to local environmental organizations — the Atlantic sturgeon.

Clearwater Re-Launch Ceremony Is Postponed

Jun 30, 2016

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has postponed the boat’s re-launch ceremony. 

Teachout Wins NY 19 Democratic Primary

Jun 29, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Zephyr Teachout has defeated Will Yandik in the Democratic primary in New York’s 19th congressional district. She faces Republican John Faso, who beat Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary. The seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson chose not to seek re-election.

Dave Lucas

Congressional primary day brought ballot troubles in the race for New York’s 19th District when a third name was incorrectly listed on ballots in Columbia County.

Democratic and Republican voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District head to the polls today. Democrats are choosing between Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik while Republicans may vote for John Faso or Andrew Heaney. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election.

NY's 18th Has A Republican Primary

Jun 28, 2016

In New York, one of the congressional Republican primaries is for a seat in the Hudson Valley. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Rockland County executive announced Monday that the county is suing a water company and two state agencies, saying ratepayers should not have to bear the cost of a desalination plant that was never built.

Voters in New York will head to the polls on Tuesday for Congressional primaries. One of the closely-watched races is in our region, in the 19th district, which includes 11 counties. Now, we bring you the final interview in our four-part series on the candidates. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election. In the Democratic primary, it’s Will Yandik versus Zephyr Teachout. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with Yandik, a fourth-generation farmer from Columbia County, about what he brings to the table in terms of experience and policy approach.

Andrew Heaney
Andrew Heaney

Voters in New York will head to the polls on Tuesday for Congressional primaries. One of the closely-watched races is in our region, in the 19th district, which includes 11 counties. Now, we bring you the third of four interviews with candidates for the seat. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election. Andrew Heaney faces John Faso in the Republican primary, and it has been a bitter race. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with Heaney, a small business owner from the Town of Washington in Dutchess County.

Voters in New York will head to the polls on Tuesday for Congressional primaries. One of the closely-watched races is in our region, in the 19th district, which includes 11 counties. Today, we bring you the second interview in our four-part series on the candidates. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election. In the Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout faces Will Yandik. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with Teachout, a Fordham law professor who now lives in Dover Plains, in Dutchess County.

John Faso
John Faso

Voters in New York will head to the polls on Tuesday for Congressional primaries. One of the closely-watched races is in our region, in the 19th district, which includes 11 counties. Today, we bring you the first of four interviews with candidates for the seat. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election. Gibson’s Kinderhook, Columbia County, neighbor John Faso faces Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary, and it has been a bitter race. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Faso, a former state Assemblyman, about a number of issues.

DEP Unveils Mapping Tool For Recreation Areas

Jun 23, 2016

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier  — digitally — for the public to find its recreation areas in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

An audit from the New York state comptroller finds the East Ramapo Central School District continues to face significant fiscal stress.

NY Counties Receive Casino License Fees

Jun 21, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that 22 counties and three municipalities across upstate New York are receiving $30.2 million in license fees paid by resort casinos, including in the Hudson Valley.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

During an informational forum Monday in Newburgh about PFOS contamination found in the city’s drinking water supply, federal, state and local officials updated the public on actions being taken. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

Newburgh PFOS Forum Draws Calls For Blood Testing

Jun 21, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Federal, state and local officials briefed dozens of area residents on developments concerning PFOS contamination in the City of Newburgh’s drinking water supply. The update came at a forum at Mount Saint Mary College Monday evening during which several residents called for blood testing. 

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