Hudson Valley News

Metro-North Is Storm Ready

Nov 26, 2014
Courtesy of Metro-North Railroad

In anticipation of the Hudson Valley’s first major winter storm, Metro-North Railroad has been preparing.

Judge Dismisses Suit Concerning Proposed Tuxedo Casino

Nov 25, 2014
Genting Americas

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.

NY Farm Bureau Tells EPA To Ditch The Rule

Nov 25, 2014

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.

Courtesy of NYS Senator David Carlucci


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.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey visited a Meals on Wheels senior center in Rockland County today. She was there to highlight the impact of federal nutrition funding, and what she says is the need for Congress to pass a spending bill that includes such funding.

NYS Assembly District Winner Emerges

Nov 22, 2014
Courtesy of Didi Barrett

Just more than two weeks after Election Day, a New York State assembly race in the Hudson Valley has an unofficial winner.

Ralph Adams, Jr., Of Adams Fairacre Farms, Dies

Nov 21, 2014
Courtesy of Adams Fairacre Farms

One of the Adams's who helped grow Adams Fairacre Farms from a Poughkeepsie farm stand into four stores in the mid-Hudson Valley has died.

A state-appointed fiscal monitor has made a number of recommendations concerning a beleaguered school district in Rockland County. He is recommending state oversight of the school board, and state lawmakers were meeting this afternoon to discuss how to craft legislation to make it happen.

A public health group has mapped what it calls new risks posed to children who attend schools near crude oil train lines in the Hudson Valley as well as throughout New York. Environmental groups added their voices to the discussion in calling on regulators and the rail industry to take action.

Westchester Knicks To Play Home Opener

Nov 19, 2014

Westchester’s new NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knicks plays its home opener Wednesday evening.