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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

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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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Hudson Valley News
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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Hudson Valley News
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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Hudson Valley News
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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Hudson Valley News
10:15 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

NYS Republicans See Larger Strength In Local Wins

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Republicans say their party’s county executive wins in the Hudson Valley and elsewhere in New York State bode well for the 2014 governor’s race.

The New York Republican State Committee’s executive director Michael Lawler was celebrating in Westchester County Tuesday night with supporters of incumbent Republican County Executive Rob Astorino, who won re-election to a second term in a county where Democrats outnumber Republicans by about 2-to-1. Here’s Lawler.

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Hudson Valley News
1:34 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Westchester County Executive Astorino Wins Re-Election

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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Voters in the Hudson Valley stayed with Republicans in three county executive races. In Westchester, the incumbent Republican scored a decisive win in what was a closely watched and often bitter race.

Incumbent Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino thanked his roomful of supporters for his decisive win, in English and Spanish.

He said, “Many thanks for your support and help.” Democratic challenger and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson delivered a concession speech around 10:30 Tuesday night, surprising many with how early in the evening he conceded the race.

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Hudson Valley News
6:20 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Westchester Voters Re-Elect County Executive Astorino

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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In New York, Westchester County voters chose to keep their county executive in office another four years.

Incumbent Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino thanked his roomful of supporters for his decisive win.

Democratic challenger Noam Bramson, who surprised even Astorino with how early he conceded the race, addressed his supporters around 10:30 Tuesday night.

As of early Wednesday morning, with 81 percent of districts reporting, Astorino led Bramson 55 percent to 45 percent, with about 76,000 votes to Bramson’s close to 62,000 votes.

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Hudson Valley News
3:31 am
Wed November 6, 2013

GOP Wins Three County Executive Races In The Hudson Valley

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Three counties in the Hudson Valley will stay in Republican hands.

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Hudson Valley News
6:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

EPA Delivers Update On Hudson River PCB Cleanup Project

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The Hudson River PCB cleanup project is nearly 75 percent complete as the fourth season of dredging comes to a close. An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator delivered a progress report while an environmental group is calling on General Electric to clean up additional PCBs. 

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck says the 2013 dredging season comes to a close in a few days, putting the entire project about a year ahead of schedule.

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Hudson Valley News
3:40 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Hudson Valley Voters To Choose County Executives

In New York, voters in three counties in the Hudson Valley will decide on county executive races. Just one of the races includes an incumbent.

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