Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:34 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Local Officials Say Newburgh Is Ripe For A Casino

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two elected officials in Orange County have penned a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino, but says:

“No one needs this more than the city of Newburgh.”

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

NIH Grant Awarded To NY Medical College For Lung Cancer Research

Credit Joe Crawford, flickr

A medical college in Westchester County has received a grant to study lung cancer in relation to certain compounds.

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Hudson Valley News
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

U.S. Senators Seek Transportation Funds For Newburgh

Portion of Newburgh waterfront
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators are pushing for federal funds to develop a long-term plan to upgrade transportation infrastructure in an Orange County locale. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Romney Backs NY Congressional Candidate

A former presidential candidate is supporting a congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley. The district includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties as well as parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.

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Hudson Valley News
3:32 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Scenic Hudson Preserves Land In Ulster County

Credit Scenic Hudson

An environmental group has ensured the protection of 80 acres of land in New York’s Ulster County. It’s part of the group’s Save the Land That Matters Most campaign.

Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson has acquired a conservation easement ensuring the permanent protection of 80 acres of farm fields and woods in Esopus. Seth McKee is Scenic Hudson land conservation director. He says Riverhill Farm is within the Esopus-Lloyd Scenic Area of Statewide Significance.

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Hudson Valley News
10:54 am
Wed June 18, 2014

DCC Names New President

Credit Courtesy of Dutchess Community College

A community college in the Hudson Valley is getting a new president.

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Hudson Valley News
8:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

HV Post Office To Be Named For Fallen CIA Agent

Credit Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

The first post office in the United States to be named in memory of a CIA agent is in the Hudson Valley, in Orange County.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s legislation to rename the post office on Route 17M in Monroe as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office.”

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Foxwoods Ditches Bid For Catskills Casino

Credit Rendering from Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino

A second development group is dropping its proposal to build a casino in the Catskills, citing the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City.

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Hudson Valley News
10:43 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Third GOP Hopeful Pulls Out Of NYS Senate Race

Credit Courtesy of John Tkazyik

The City of Poughkeepsie mayor has pulled out of what was once a crowded Republican primary field in a New York state senate race.

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Hudson Valley News
11:44 am
Sun June 15, 2014

NYS Assembly, Senate Pass West Point Bills

Credit Steven G, flickr

Two bills concerning West Point have passed the New York state Assembly and Senate. They now await the governor’s signature.

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