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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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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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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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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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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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