Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

NRC Okays Indian Point Two's Operation With Expired License

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have ruled, as expected, that a nuclear power reactor in Westchester County can keep running after its license expires next month.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

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August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

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Hudson Valley News
3:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

HUD Deputy Secretary Wants Westchester Fair Housing Settlement Completed

It is the fourth anniversary of a fair and affordable housing settlement agreement between the federal government and Westchester County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about an agreement he wants to push across the finish line.

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Hudson Valley News
8:31 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Newburgh’s Budget On Target With Spending Freeze

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NEWBURGH – City finances in Newburgh are a lot better now than they were just a few years ago and Mayor Judy Kennedy credits that with continued belt tightening and holding the line on spending.

To keep it on track, the city has a spending freeze in place, not laying out anything more than they have to.

“Capital projects will continue,” Kennedy said.  “Other things will continue that have already started, but we are going to put in a spending freeze to make sure that we stay on target because we really have a commitment our taxpayers not to raise taxes.”

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Hudson Valley News
2:26 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Incumbent County Exec Takes Ruling On Party Line To A Higher Court

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After losing an appeal, a county executive in New York is taking his case to appear on a write-in line for an Independence Party primary to a higher court.

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Hudson Valley News
12:11 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Orange County Exec Proclaims Day To Recognize Homeless Animals

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A county executive in the Hudson Valley has proclaimed a day for homeless animals.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Court Dismisses Westchester Suit Against Federal Government

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County has suffered a loss in federal court in its long battle over a fair housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
9:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents

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Staff of the New York State Public Service Commission has weighed in on whether the PSC should reconsider its approval of a utility merger in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
2:22 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

GOP Starts Early Campaign Against Potential Congressional Candidate

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There are new Republican websites featuring the name of a potential Democratic contender for a congressional race in New York — but that potential candidate hasn’t announced a campaign.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched two websites along with a paid campaign highlighting a Democrat who has not officially announced a run in the 19th congressional district 2014 race against Republican Chris Gibson. Ian Prior is a spokesman for the NRCC.

And, according to Prior, here’s the message.

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Hudson Valley News
9:05 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again

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A third candidate in a Democratic primary for Rockland County executive has been removed from the ballot a second time.

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