Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Minisink Compressor Opponents Ask U.S. Senator To Stand With Them

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A demonstration got under way Tuesday afternoon outside the New York City office U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The protesters want the senator to take a stand on a compressor station already up and running in their Orange County hamlet.

Opponents of the Minisink compressor station, which was built on a residential road in the Hamlet of Westtown, traveled to midtown Manhattan Tuesday to urge Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to break her silence. Asha Canalos is with the group “Stop the Minisink Compressor Station,” and one of those demonstrating.

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2:19 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Water Company Proposes Two Increases; NYS Senator Opposes Both

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A Rockland County-based water company wants to raise its rates and impose a surcharge on customer water bills.  A New York state senator opposes both, while water company officials say the increases are needed to cover money already spent.

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8:15 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs

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U.S. Department of Defense furloughs of civilian employees took effect Monday and are scheduled to run through the end of September. In New York, a few thousand of these employees are affected at West Point and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. Two of the region’s congressional representatives slammed the furloughs as they headed back to Washington to try and balance the budget.

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3:10 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Bard College And A University In China Create A Joint Music Program

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
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A college in New York with a well-known conservatory is teaming up with a new school of music in China to offer a joint music program. The dean of the music school in China says the approach is entirely different for his country, and the partnership is all the first of its kind for the conservatory.

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Hudson Valley News
7:18 am
Fri July 5, 2013

U.S. Senator and Congressman Introduce Made In The U.S.A. Legislation

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require national parks to sell merchandise made in the U.S.A.

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5:21 am
Thu July 4, 2013

The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th

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Two New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley have a packed schedule for July 4th.

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7:00 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

NY Congressman Rails Against Student Loan Rate Hike

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney appeared at a community college in Orange County today, calling for a three-pronged approach to the student loan crisis.  Interest rates on a type of federal student loan doubled July 1, and Maloney wants to reverse that —   for starters.

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1:33 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

HV Congressman To Present Medals To WWII Veteran

A New York congressman will present Army medals to a World War Two veteran in Dutchess County Wednesday afternoon.

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7:11 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Rare Lobsters Found in New York Supermarkets

Credit Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Five rare, orange lobsters turned up at Price Chopper supermarkets in New York this week, including one in the Hudson Valley and another in the Capital Region. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on the unusual occurrence and what will happen to the crustaceans.

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1:26 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Immigration Bill Supporters Rally Outside NY Congressman's District Office

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Supporters of the comprehensive immigration bill recently passed in the U.S. Senate stood outside the district office of a New York Congressman Monday, urging him to follow suit in the House.

About two dozen supporters stood outside Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s Kingston district office, pressing him to listen to their voices and join in the fight to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Gibson was elsewhere in his district at the time.

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