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1:46 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Report Highlights Alternatives To Proposed Water Supply Project in Rockland

Al Appleton
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A report compiled for an opponent of a proposed water supply project in Rockland County, New York says a serious look at alternatives has been missing in the debate. The report’s author says a viable alternative to the more than $120 million project can be brought to the table.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Legislator Urges Revision Of A NYS Traffic Law

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An Orange County legislator is calling for a change in a New York state traffic law. He says the change would help cut down on dangerous driving in his city that is putting residents - especially children - in harm’s way.

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Hudson Valley News
5:48 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award

Credit Robert Rodriguez, Jr. courtesy of Scenic Hudson

An environmental group focused on the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a sustainable education award.

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Hudson Valley News
1:08 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Sean Eldridge Announces NY Congressional Run

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The race is officially on for New York’s 19th congressional district. Democrat Sean Eldridge has announced a 2014 run against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson.

Eldridge’s announcement arrived via video message posted late Sunday night. His widely anticipated run comes nearly two weeks after The Chris Gibson for Congress campaign’s launch of a web video entitled “Our Best Century Yet.” Eldridge, an Ulster County resident, is the founder of Kingston-based Hudson River Ventures, a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Lorre Wyatt Talks About Benefit Concert, Working With Pete Seeger

Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger rehearsing before the 9/1/2013 benefit concert for WAMC.
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Pete Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends performed a benefit concert for WAMC earlier this month at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill. After the September 8 show, singer and songwriter Lorre Wyatt spoke with WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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Hudson Valley News
2:44 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Newburgh Receives Money To Hire Firefighters

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A Hudson Valley city will receive more than $2 million to hire firefighters.

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Hudson Valley News
8:52 am
Fri September 20, 2013

HV Congressman Talks About The SNAP Vote

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The Republican-controlled U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that cuts nearly $40 billion dollars over 10 years from a nutrition program. Two New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against the cuts.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney voted against The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act that slashes $39 billion from the national food stamp program known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

He adds:

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Hudson Valley News
7:01 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Agency's Union Workers Say They Will Crash The Staff Picnic

Local union members in the Hudson Valley are staging a protest against stagnant wages by crashing a staff party Friday afternoon.

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Hudson Valley News
7:07 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Manhattanville College Hosts Pete Seeger For Writing Discussion

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Folk singer, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger will discuss writing in times of social upheaval social upheaval and change at Manhattanville College in Westchester County Friday evening.

Mark Nowak is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase. He says he hatched the idea of inviting Beacon resident Pete Seeger for a writers talk a few years ago with Hudson Valley activist Connie Hogarth, who founded the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College. Nowak says the idea grew to the following.

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Hudson Valley News
4:57 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver

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A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water. 

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