Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.
Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:
FISHKILL – State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill) is a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq and he is infuriated over learning that an Al Jazeera cable TV network is part of the basic package on some cable and satellite TV systems.
Verizon, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network carry the network as part of their basic programming and he said American subscribers should not have to pay for it if they do not want it.
New York’s Secretary State was in two Hudson Valley counties this afternoon as he toured Walkway Over the Hudson.
Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited Walkway Over the Hudson, starting in Poughkeepsie, on the Dutchess County side. His visit was to see how Department of State projects that are already funded are progressing, and hear about where more money is needed.
An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator was in the Hudson Valley recently to talk about climate change. Judith Enck spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and what it means for the region.
President Obama released his Climate Action Plan in June, and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck spoke about the plan with community and nonprofit leaders as well as local government officials during a roundtable at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
The state Court of Appeals Thursday affirmed an Appellate Court decision, keeping a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rockland County executive off the ballot.
The Court of Appeals, in a 7-0 decision, upheld the Appellate Court ruling, keeping Village of Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte off the ballot. Jerry Goldfeder, a prominent election lawyer representing LaCorte, says the ruling favors form over substance.