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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Groups Say Power Line Will Be Too Close To Cemetery

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STONY POINT – A proposed high-voltage power line that would extend from Canada to New York City, and pass through the Hudson Valley, would run right by the Historic Waldron Cemetery in Stony Point, the final resting place for Revolutionary War colonists.

A group of business, labor and community leaders gathered in Stony Point Monday to declare independence from foreign power on July 1, Canada Day as the Champlain Hudson Power Express Line is being proposed.

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8:33 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Remains Identified As Wife Missing Since 1985

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TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found buried behind a basement wall of a Town of Poughkeepsie home are that of a woman who disappeared when she was 55 back in 1985. She died from apparently being struck on the head.

Her husband, James Nichols, reported his wife, JoAnn Nichols, missing and after an extensive investigation, she was never found.

Nichols died in December of last year and a private contractor was hired to clean out the vacant residence at 720 Vassar Road last Thursday.  That’s when the remains were found buried behind a wall.

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

NY Congressman Says Aid Is Available For Those Impacted By Three Storms

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Amid flash flood warnings and actual flooding in portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, a New York Congressman is trying to get the word out that there is still federal aid available to help homeowners and small businesses impacted by three previous storms.

The most pressing deadline is July 5, for communities to apply for hazard mitigation funds. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney explains.

John Hickman, Jr. is supervisor for the Town of East Fishkill, in southern Dutchess County.

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8:44 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Human Remains Found Behind False Wall

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TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Human remains found in a sealed container behind a false wall in the basement of a vacant home at 720 Vassar Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie could be those of a woman who disappeared 27 years ago.

The remains were found on Friday by a private contractor cleaning out the vacant home on Vassar Road. The owner of the home, James Nichols, 82, was found dead of natural causes on December 27, 2012 after he had not been seen for several days. Town police found the house filled with personal items, debris and garbage.

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Hudson Valley News
9:59 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Worst Housing Tour Takes Place In Newburgh

Low-income tenants in the Hudson Valley want to highlight some of the worst housing conditions in their city, and they're doing it Saturday.

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7:40 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Worldwide Protests Against Two Retailers Include One In Poughkeepsie

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There will be demonstrations worldwide Saturday as part of what’s being called the International Day of Action Against Deathtraps.

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7:49 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Speak With Sean Series Begins In Two Orange County Locales

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A New York Congressman is launching neighborhood office hours, the first of which are being held Saturday in Orange County.

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8:56 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Hudson Valley communities Grant Program Launched

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ALBANY – A total of $30 million was announced Thursday in the first round of funding for the implementation of regional sustainability plans, including the Hudson Valley that which was formulated as part of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program statewide.

The Mid-Hudson plan outlines the region’s visions, goals and objectives for a sustainable future and makes a number of recommendations, said co-chairman David Church, Orange County’s planning commissioner.

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8:39 am
Fri June 28, 2013

LGBTQ Celebrates SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

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NEW PALTZ – One day after the historic US Supreme Court ruling that officially recognized marriage equality in the United States, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center members and supporters gathered at Peace Park in New Paltz Thursday evening to celebrate the victory.

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Board President Jan Whitman said that all New York State residents who have same-sex spouses, or plan to in the future, are now afforded a slew of federal rights as married couples.

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7:14 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

NRC Issues Updated Environmental Report For Indian Point

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has updated an environmental study of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant as part of the plant’s license renewal application. Environmentalists are taking issue with the study.

The NRC update to the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released in December 2010 incorporates new information about the possible impacts of Buchanan-based Indian Point on the aquatic environment. Here’s NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan.

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