Hudson Valley News

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Opponents of the CPV Valley Energy Center stood across the street Monday from the Wawayanda plant that is well under construction, calling on the Orange County Legislature to pass two CPV-related resolutions.


New York Congressman John Faso has introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on fake organics and support organic farmers.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced earlier this week that the U.S. Department of Defense would begin taking water samples for PFOS around Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. He and other officials say it’s a step forward but far-off from what they want to see happen. So New York state will take the lead.

A congresswoman from New York’s Hudson Valley Thursday called on congress to stay in session until certain public health investments are extended.

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The Open Space Institute has conserved more than 200 acres within Catskill Park.

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A New York state senator from Westchester County is introducing legislation to create community police liaisons to build trust with immigrant communities. The effort comes after county legislators earlier this week failed to override a veto of an immigrant protection bill.

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The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz and Mohonk Preserve will present a panel discussion Thursday evening on deer management and the ethics of hunting.

Westchester Pitches To Land Amazon Headquarters

Sep 27, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

County Executive Rob Astorino is making a pitch to try and land Amazon’s second headquarters in Westchester. He stood outside the Westchester County Center in White Plains Tuesday with several elected officials and business and education leaders, saying Westchester has a number of locations at the ready and is the smartest choice for the e-commerce giant.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino plans an announcement Tuesday morning about his pitch to try and land the second global North American headquarters for Amazon.

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Construction will soon begin on a trail project at one of the country’s top hiking attractions in the Hudson Highlands. It’s a major undertaking involving 16 partners from the state level to community organizations.

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A utility company in the Hudson Valley has agreed to implement customer service improvements following a New York state Public Service Commission investigation. The investigation began after a low-income advocacy group alleged the company was using unfair collection practices.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s lawsuits against New York officials and others over a deal to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be heard in Westchester.

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Since credit reporting agency Equifax acknowledged a data breach during which hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans, New York’s governor and at least one state legislator have proposed tighter regulations to protect and empower consumers. Now, a trade group whose member companies include Equifax is responding.

Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

The Westchester County executive Wednesday issued an executive order on immigration, calling it a compromise after vetoing immigrant protection legislation passed by the Board of Legislators. A supporter of the bill says the order may not protect immigrants as intended.

Westchester Issues Alert After Capturing A Rabid Fox

Sep 21, 2017
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The Westchester health department has issued a rabies alert after a rabid fox was captured recently in the northern part of the county.

Courtesy of the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Kingston Wednesday, announcing that the city is a winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The award of $10 million in funding and investments will go toward invigorating the city’s Stockade District.

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says news of Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico hits hard. Westchester has a Memorandum of Understanding in the areas of tourism and education with the state of Puebla, near the quake’s epicenter.

The federal government recently informed a housing organization in Dutchess County that it will cut funding for a program that serves homeless veterans by the end of September. The surprise announcement is prompting local officials to band together for a solution. On Tuesday, two members of Congress from New York asked the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to reverse the decision.

Office of NYS Senator David Carlucci

Following the September 7 Equifax breach potentially affecting 143 million Americans — including 8 million in New York — a state senator from the Hudson Valley is introducing legislation to shift some of the power to consumers when it comes to credit reporting agencies.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Dutchess County Executive and local leaders went to the Poughkeepsie waterfront Monday, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to require more PCB cleanup of the Hudson River. This comes as the agency considers public comment on its five-year review.

Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation Board has voted to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion to fuel a controversial $900 million power plant under construction in Orange County.

Proposed Legoland NY Moves Forward

Sep 15, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Goshen town board in Orange County has approved zoning changes necessary to move a proposed Legoland theme park forward. Thursday night’s approvals came following a packed and heated public hearing that lasted nearly three hours. 

Legoland New York’s head of community and project relations Phil Royle says town board approval is the last major hurdle for the $500 million project in Goshen.

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Governors of New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania have approved a resolution to issue draft regulations to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin. Environmentalists and the natural gas industry criticized the resolution, for different reasons.

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A New York state senator will face incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in the November election for Westchester County executive. Democrat George Latimer won his party’s primary with 63 percent of the vote on Tuesday.

George Latimer

In the Democratic primary for Westchester County Executive, Sen. George S. Latimer captured 63 percent of the vote while Ken Jenkins garnered 37 percent of the vote.

Latimer will go on to face incumbent Republican County Executive Rob Astorino in November's general election. Latimer currently represents the New York state Senate's 37th district.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The funeral service for Petty Officer First Class Corey Ingram was held Tuesday at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. Family, friends, service and community members filed in past lined-up Patriot Guard riders to pay their respects.

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There is a Democratic primary election Tuesday in Westchester to choose a county executive candidate to square off against incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in November.

Several ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks have been held Monday in the Hudson Valley and will continue this evening, including in Westchester County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has started a major phase of its largest repair project ever. Officials visited a shaft construction site in Orange County on Friday to mark the start of tunneling for a bypass tunnel across the Hudson River. Beginning this week, construction workers in Newburgh will start lowering the tunnel-boring machine that will make its way from Orange to Dutchess County.