Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
10:01 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East

A grant awarded to the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz will help a program in the Middle East.

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9:55 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Researchers Find Acid Rain Legacy Impacts Eastern Waters

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A new study shows streams and rivers up and down the East Coast are threatened by a legacy of acid rain and the impact of human activities. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the study’s authors.

Dr. Gene Likens, co-discoverer of acid rain in North America some 50 years ago, says the study is the first of its kind. Researchers looked at long-term alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire, and found alkalinity has increased.

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2:23 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway

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Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.

Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Anniversary Of Women’s Right To Vote

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NEW PALTZ – Monday marked the 93rd anniversary of the women’s right to vote nationwide. New York adopted it three years earlier.

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet is founder and president of VoteForWomen2020, a non-profit organization to commemorate the year 2020 when the women’s right to vote will be 100 years old.

Zimet noted legalization was for more than just voter rights.

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Hudson Valley News
8:26 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Lalor Wants Al Jazeera Off Basic Cable

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FISHKILL – State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill)  is a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq and he is infuriated over learning that an Al Jazeera cable TV network is part of the basic package on some cable and satellite TV systems.

Verizon, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network carry the network as part of their basic programming and he said American subscribers should not have to pay for it if they do not want it.

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Hudson Valley News
7:56 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Moms' Group Calls For Gun Safety Measures Via Lemonade Stands

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The Hudson Valley chapter of a national mothers group that wants Congress to pass gun safety measures is setting up a lemonade stand Tuesday in Rockland County.

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Hudson Valley News
10:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

NY Secretary Of State Visits Walkway Over The Hudson

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New York’s Secretary State was in two Hudson Valley counties this afternoon as he toured Walkway Over the Hudson.

Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited Walkway Over the Hudson, starting in Poughkeepsie, on the Dutchess County side. His visit was to see how Department of State projects that are already funded are progressing, and hear about where more money is needed.

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7:25 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

EPA Regional Administrator Talks Climate Change In The Hudson Valley

An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator was in the Hudson Valley recently to talk about climate change. Judith Enck spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and what it means for the region.

President Obama released his Climate Action Plan in June, and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck spoke about the plan with community and nonprofit leaders as well as local government officials during a roundtable at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

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7:26 am
Mon August 26, 2013

NY Secretary Of State To Tour Walkway Over The Hudson

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New York’s Secretary of State will be in the Hudson Valley Monday afternoon.

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Hudson Valley News
9:13 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Bronx Man Is Convicted Of Robberies In The Hudson Valley

A New York City man has been convicted of firearm and robbery offenses, including in the Hudson Valley.

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