Wednesday’s snowstorm left more than 100,000 Hudson Valley residents without power. The hardest-hit areas included Dutchess and Ulster Counties, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric customers numbered about 45,000 of the estimated total.
A New York congresswoman has written to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about assessing potential dangers from a proposed pipeline expansion near Westchester County-based Indian Point.
Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey penned a letter to the NRC chair, asking that the Commission require Indian Point-owner Entergy Nuclear to further assess the risk of an accident from the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market, or AIM, project.
Tens of thousands of Hudson Valley residents were without power Thanksgiving morning following Wednesday’s snowstorm that dumped a foot in some places. And many could be without lights until the weekend.
The first major winter storm of the season is hitting the region this hour on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Snow already covers the ground in some regions while other areas are just starting to see the changeover from rain and sleet at this hour.
Travelers looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving usually face heavy traffic, but this year, weather is the wildcard. Meteorologist Luigi Meccariello is with the National Weather Service out of Albany.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against an Orange County town over a proposed casino. This comes as a decision on casino license recipients in upstate New York is expected December 17.
The lawsuit was filed in July on behalf of 18 residents who live within a few miles of Genting America’s proposed Sterling Forest Resort in the Town of Tuxedo. They filed suit against the Tuxedo Town Board alleging that it skipped an environmental review prior to a vote in June adopting a gaming overlay zone. Bridget Morris is one of the residents who brought the legal action.
The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.
A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley Monday teamed up with a Rockland County non-profit organization to deliver Thanksgiving bags to families in need.
State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, has for another Thanksgiving joined with Advocating For Change, a Spring Valley-based non-profit corporation that serves mainly African-American and Latino communities in Rockland County. Monday they delivered some 400 Thanksgiving bags, with turkey and the fixings for a holiday meal.