Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
5:56 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Report Analyzes NYS Legislators' Personal Finances

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A few New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley rank high on a list of state legislators’ personal finances. In fact, a Westchester assemblywoman is number one for household income. The new report from good government groups is a first, and shows several lawmakers are making their money outside the legislative chambers.

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10:20 am
Wed September 4, 2013

NYS Senator Seeks To Rename Two HV Bridges

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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley wants to see two bridges renamed, including one that is not yet built.

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Hudson Valley News
7:23 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Volunteer Events Leading Up To 9/11 Begin In Westchester

Credit Courtesy of the Office of the Westchester County Executive

An event kicking off a number of volunteer activities in Westchester County to commemorate the victims and heroes of September 11 took place Tuesday at Pace University.

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Hudson Valley News
8:09 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

NY Congressman Says No To U.S. Military Strikes Against Syria

Congressman Chris Gibson

At least one congressional representative in the Hudson Valley says he will vote “no” on President Obama’s request to authorize military strikes against the Syrian government in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons.

President Obama has asked Congress to vote on the strikes. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he will support the call for the U.S. to take action against Syria, yet one of his Republican colleagues in the Hudson Valley - Congressman Chris Gibson – says that’s not a good idea.

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2:07 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Ulster County Committee To Hold Public Hearing On NYS, NYC Water Issue

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The New York State Department of Health has not scheduled any public hearings since releasing in August a draft document that would continue to allow upstate water headed for New York City faucets to avoid filtration. A group of Ulster County legislators says it will hold its own public hearing, to compile comments on the controversial subject.

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Hudson Valley News
8:43 am
Tue September 3, 2013

“Unions Coming Back” Was Labor Day Rally Outlook

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The annual Labor Day rally, organized by Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, drew a crowd of about 40 people, who heard mostly the same message as in the past. Tyner said one new side to the event this year was the focus on Saint Francis Hospital where SEIU Local 1199 has been trying to organize.

“We’re trying to make sure that there’s democracy in the workplace," Tyner said.  "If the workers at St. Francis Hospital want a union, and most of them have signed cards saying they do want, they should be able to have one.”

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8:31 am
Tue September 3, 2013

No Movement In Ulster Sales Tax Crisis

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KINGSTON – The clock is ticking, but Ulster County Executive Michael Hein said there is still time for the State Assembly to approve continuation of one percent of the county sales tax, which is set to expire near the end of the year.

Hein, who has dubbed the situation the “Cahill crisis” because State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D, Kingston) blocked the approval before lawmakers went home this summer, said as a result of the potential loss of $5 million at the end of the year, he is preparing for all financial contingencies as he works up the county’s 2014 budget.

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Hudson Valley News
10:55 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Scenic Hudson Conserves Land In Columbia County

Credit Robert Rodriguez, Jr. courtesy of Scenic Hudson

A Poughkeepsie-based environmental group has acquired 173 acres in Columbia County. Some of the land plays a role in maintaining the quality of the local public water supply.

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Hudson Valley News
10:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

HV College Receives NSF Funding To Train Teachers In STEM

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A college in the Hudson Valley is the recipient of more than $1.4 million in funding for a scholarship program for prospective math and science teachers.

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6:55 am
Fri August 30, 2013

First Responders In Westchester Hear From Multi-Casualty Expert

Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators/Aviva Meyer

An international multi-casualty expert was in New York Thursday, to share information about emergency preparedness with first responders.

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