A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.
Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.
A former employee in the Clinton administration is the Democratic choice to run for county executive in one Hudson Valley county, while an incumbent Democratic mayor indicted on political corruption charges came up short against four opponents on primary day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the region’s electoral results.
Municipalities up and down the Hudson Valley are holding remembrance ceremonies today to honor residents who lost their lives 12 years ago. Some of these ceremonies have taken place, while others are scheduled for this evening.
Pete Seeger took to the stage of the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill Sunday. Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends played a benefit concert for WAMC. WAMC's Alan Chartock dedicated the concert to Seeger's wife Toshi, who died in July.
Leonora Burton is one of those figures in a small town who everyone knows. And now even more may get to know here through her latest book – Lament of an Expat, How I discovered America and Tried to Mend It. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne sat with Burton at her store – The Country Goose - in Cold Spring, New York to talk about Burton's latest endeavor.