Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:04 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Boat Safety Bill

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New York state lawmakers, local leaders, and family members gathered at a boat club along the Hudson River Wednesday. They were there to urge the governor to sign boating safety legislation, and to honor the memory of a local resident who died in a boating accident.

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Hudson Valley News
8:10 am
Thu June 27, 2013

HV County Will Put Its First Public Hybrid Buses Into Service

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A county in the Hudson Valley is about to put its first hybrid buses into service.

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Hudson Valley News
6:42 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Golden Hill Transferred To Private Company

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KINGSTON – The Ulster County-owned Golden Hill Health Care Facility was transferred Wednesday to the private Golden Hill Planning Corporation. The company is owned by local businessman Dr. Anthony Bacchi, as well as Edward Farbenblum and Martin Farbenblum, who are experienced nursing home operators.

The facility will remain open, providing care for its residents, retaining jobs and placing the property back on the tax rolls.

The company paid $11.25 million for the facility.

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Hudson Valley News
10:53 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

NRC Releases Spent Fuel Pool Study

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a study that looks at the potential impact of earthquakes on the pools where spent fuel is stored. The study says the pools likely are safe. An independent nuclear power expert says the study is flawed.

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Hudson Valley News
10:57 am
Wed June 26, 2013

NY, VT Congressmen Introduce Bill to Block Military Aid To Syria

Congressmen from New York and Vermont are among those introducing bipartisan legislation to block both military aid to Syrian rebel groups and U.S. support of military operations in Syria.

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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Cahill Stands Ground Over Ulster Sales Tax Flap

KINGSTON – State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston) addressed the ongoing Ulster County sales tax dilemma at his Kingston office Tuesday afternoon.   The briefing was attended by two deputy county executives who took exception to Cahill's position.

Last week, county and local officials slammed Cahill for tying up the sales tax extension bill with competing legislation.

On Tuesday, the assemblyman was critical of the way they attacked him.

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Hudson Valley News
8:08 am
Wed June 26, 2013

NYS Lawmakers Urge Governor To Sign Boating Safety Bill

Elected officials in New York who represent portions of Westchester County will gather this afternoon to call on the governor to sign boating safety legislation, one year since a local resident drowned following a boating accident.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mental Health Providers To Gain Skills To Help Veterans

There is a two-day program at SUNY New Paltz to train mental health providers to assist veterans and their families.

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Hudson Valley News
11:02 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Kingston Mayor Readies Plans for Midtown

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A midtown revitalization plan is underway in Kingston, and it is part of an initiative the city’s mayor is undertaking to address cultural tourism, economic development, and quality of life issues.

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Hudson Valley News
1:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Study Sheds Light On Farmland Protection

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An environmental group in New York has released a study it says provides a blueprint for farmland protection in the Hudson Valley. The study, which the group touts as the first of its kind, calls upon many stakeholders to ensure the region, along with New York City, can continue to count on fresh, local food.

Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, conducted the study, entitled “Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region.”

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