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Hudson Valley News
9:28 am
Tue June 25, 2013

HV Congresswoman Lauds New Sunscreen Product Labeling

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

There’s a new requirement for wording on sunscreen products. And a New York Congresswoman is behind the change.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Tue June 25, 2013

DA Won’t Prosecute New Paltz Mayor

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KINGSTON – Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright will not criminally prosecute New Paltz Mayor Jason West for voting in the village after he moved out.

West told Carnright that he had consulted an attorney to determine if he could still vote if he was living outside the village.

“That attorney, apparently not well versed in the Election Law, advised the mayor that since he was only temporarily out of the election district and intended to return there he could lawfully vote,” the DA said.

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Hudson Valley News
8:07 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A 21-story elevator is going to take visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson from the Poughkeepsie side of the linear park later this year.

Public officials, Walkway representatives and volunteers ceremonially broke ground for the $2.4 million facility.

Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart said they are elated to be adding yet another asset to the Walkway State Park.

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Hudson Valley News
6:15 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Environmentalists Want More Information More Quickly On Sewage Pollution

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Two environmental groups are calling on New York State officials to better implement a sewage pollution notification law. State officials, meanwhile, say they are implementing the law in phases.

Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to fully implement a law passed during the 2012 legislative session. Tracy Brown is a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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Hudson Valley News
4:16 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

DEP Opens Catskills Watershed Land For Guided Tours

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new program to help boost tourism in the Catskills.

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Hudson Valley News
12:26 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Former Mayor In Westchester Is Acquitted At Retrial

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The ex-mayor of a city in the Hudson Valley has been acquitted at his retrial of domestic violence charges.

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Hudson Valley News
12:50 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Viral Star Of "Prancercise" Video Has Hudson Valley Ties

One of the internet’s latest viral stars has ties to our region.

Like Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and countless “Harlem Shake” takeoffs before it, Joanna Rohrback’s “Prancercise: A Fitness Workout” caught fire in a hurry last month, leading its Florida-based proprietor from virtual anonymity to millions of views and even the Today Show.

"The hits on my video were going up without any apparent reason," she says. "I wasn't sure if it was a computer error or what."

But what is prancercise? What isn’t it?

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Hudson Valley News
4:02 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Two NY Congressmen Continue Pushing For A Farm Bill

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The five-year Farm Bill was defeated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 234-195. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley share a similar goal with the federal Farm Bill, yet voted differently.

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sit on the House Agriculture Committee, and while both voted to advance the bill from there in May, they cast different votes Thursday. Gibson voted in favor of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management, or FARRM, Act of 2013, and says he was disappointed with the outcome.

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Hudson Valley News
9:38 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Fund Will Be Named For Former NYS Senator

A fund in the name of a former New York state senator is being announced next week.

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Hudson Valley News
1:52 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Former County Exec Dies; Elected Officials Talk About Her Influence

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A former Dutchess County executive died Wednesday. She broke several barriers and, to this day, remains the county’s only woman and Democratic county executive to have held the office.

Lucille Pattison became Dutchess County executive in 1978 through a special election, after having served on the county legislature since 1973. The first woman Democratic county executive in the United States, Pattison was reelected for the next two terms, retiring in 1991. Marc Molinaro, a Republican, is the current Dutchess County executive.

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