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Hudson Valley News
9:27 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee

Credit Courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday toured the construction site for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

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8:21 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Greene County Democrat Mulls Run In NY's 19th Congressional District

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In New York’s 19th congressional district, there could be another candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in 2014.

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Hudson Valley News
7:54 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Orange County Officials Call For Probe Into Alleged Anti-Semitism At School District

In New York, the acting Orange County executive is calling for an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism in the Pine Bush Central School District.

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Hudson Valley News
5:05 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Governor Cuomo Calls For Investigation Into Anti-Semitism Allegations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants state police and human rights officials to investigate allegations of anti-Semitism in a Hudson Valley school district.

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Hudson Valley News
4:31 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Westchester County Executive Plans Similar Fiscal Agenda In Second Term

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In New York, the Westchester County executive who was just re-elected to a second term says he plans to continue the fiscal agenda from his first term.

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino scored a decisive win over Democratic New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, a win he attributes to cutting spending and keeping taxes low. He says expect more of the same in the second term.

He also says he plans to work with his new neighbor - New York City’s Democratic Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio.

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Hudson Valley News
8:11 am
Fri November 8, 2013

WCC President Announces Retirement

Dr. Joseph Hankin
Credit Courtesy of Westchester Community College

The nation’s longest-serving community college president is retiring.

Westchester Community College President Dr. Joseph Hankin announced his retirement after serving as the college’s president for 42 years. Patrick Hennessey is the college’s spokesman.

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Hudson Valley News
10:48 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Rockland County Executive-Elect Wants Pay Cuts For Elected County Officials

Credit Courtesy of Rockland County Legislature

The Rockland County executive-elect is already trying to deliver on one of his campaign promises -- cutting the salaries of elected county officials.

Republican Rockland County Legislator and County Executive-Elect Ed Day wants to get to work right away on some of him campaign issues.

And here’s one he began the day after he won Tuesday’s race.

He has to address such cuts differently, depending on the position.

He also wants to cut the salaries of those in high-level county government positions, such as commissioners.

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9:53 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Poughkeepsie Receives Grant To Help Retain College Graduates

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A city in Dutchess County is the recipient of a Hudson River Valley Greenway grant.

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8:03 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Catskills Casino Developers Encouraged By Referendum Vote

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CATSKILLS – Developers of two proposed Catskills casinos Wednesday expressed their delight at the passage of the gaming proposal that will now allow legalized casinos in New York.

One, and possibly two, could be constructed in the Sullivan-Ulster area.

Charles Degliomini, vice president of Empire Resorts, which is planning a casino-resort at the former Concord Hotel site in Kiamesha Lake, said his company will be filing an application for a casino.

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7:31 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor Comes To Sullivan County To Tout Casino Approval

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

BETHEL – A game changer for the Catskills and the Hudson Valley is how Governor Andrew Cuomo described the passage of Proposal 1, to legalize casino gambling in New York. He came to Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, the day after the state constitutional amendment was approved.

Cuomo, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, Forestburgh), State Senator John Bonacic (R, Mount Hope) and local officials heralded the change to the New York State Constitution as the boost this area’s economy needs.

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