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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.