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Hudson Valley News
3:00 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Enviro Groups To NY Governor: Go Further With Fracking Health Review

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Several environmental groups have written to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to go further in the state’s health review of fracking. Their memo was sent as the state’s GOP chair and pro-fracking groups ratcheted up their call for the governor to lift the fracking moratorium.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of environmental and public health groups, sent a letter to Governor Cuomo November 1. Kate Sinding is director of NRDC’s Community Fracking Defense Project. She says the letter is intended to accomplish two goals.

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Hudson Valley News
12:35 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NYS Assemblyman To Hold Common Core Forum

A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley is hosting a forum Wednesday evening in Dutchess County on Common Core standards.

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Hudson Valley News
9:15 am
Wed November 13, 2013

NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens

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A New York congressman Wednesday morning is holding a telephone town hall focused on issues affecting senior citizens.

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Hudson Valley News
7:15 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

NYS DEC And Global Companies Host Oil Spill Drill In The Mid-Hudson

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Local, state and federal officials held an oil spill exercise along the Hudson River in Orange County today, prompted by the increase in oil transport along New York’s rail lines and waterways prompted the drill.

The fictional drill involved a midnight spill of 50,000 gallons of heating oil from Global Companies’ five-million gallon storage tank in New Windsor into the Hudson River.

In the scenario, the spill derailed a CSX train.

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Hudson Valley News
8:08 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Well-Known Orange County Political Leader Dies

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WARWICK – Former Orange County Republican Party chairman John Hicks died Sunday at the age of 70.

Hicks, a well-known attorney also served on the Warwick Town Board in the past.

Current GOP Chairman Robert Krahulik said Hicks had “a passion” for politics.

“Without him, God only knows what state the party would be in today,” Krahulik said.  “A lot of people owe him a great indebtedness for getting them where they are today.”

Current Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton said Hicks was his best friend and mentor.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 am
Mon November 11, 2013

More Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried In Fishkill Identified

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FISHKILL – Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, the group seeking to preserve a 10.4 acre parcel of land in the Town of Fishkill known to be a burial site for Revolutionary War soldiers, has identified two dozen additional soldiers known to have been laid to rest there. That brings to 84, the number of Continental Army soldiers buried at the privately owned site on Route 9.

Group President Lance Ashworth said the property owner wants millions for the land.

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Hudson Valley News
3:47 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Joint Response Is Planned To Anti-Semitism Allegations In A HV School District

A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.

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

Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee

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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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Hudson Valley News
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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