Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
12:34 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Area Arts Council To Change Name; First Arts Awards Are Presented For Ulster County

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The first arts awards for Ulster County are being handed out Tuesday in Kingston. And the organization behind the awards is about to change its name to reflect its reach.

The Dutchess County Arts Council has been working with Ulster County for years, and will soon change its name to better reflect that work. Linda Marston-Reid is president of the Dutchess County Arts Council. She says the name has been a barrier to having communities understand who the council serves.

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Hudson Valley News
9:13 am
Tue June 11, 2013

New HV Group To Rally For Worker Safety

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A newly-formed group in New York is holding a rally Tuesday evening in the Hudson Valley, pointing fingers at a major retailer concerning the conditions of workers abroad.

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Hudson Valley News
1:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Federal Elected Officials Eye National Park Designation For The Hudson Valley

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A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Federal Elected Officials To Announce National Heritage Plans In The Hudson Valley

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A U.S. senator and two congressional representatives from New York will be in the Hudson Valley later today to announce plans to harness the economic development, recreation, and tourism potential of the area.

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Hudson Valley News
8:31 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

NY Governor Visits Vassar To Tout Women's Equality Act

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Poughkeepsie Wednesday as part of his tour to push his Women’s Equality Act. Meanwhile, a Hudson Valley state Assemblyman is calling on Cuomo to have Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver removed from office following what could be a new development in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

Cuomo spoke at Vassar College, urging the roomful of supporters to make the Women’s Equality Act a reality before the fast approaching end of this year’s legislative session.

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Hudson Valley News
9:57 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

NYS Resolution Honors Orange County Farmer

Credit Courtesy of Chris Pawelski

A New York state Assemblywoman Thursday will honor a farmer in her district for his efforts on behalf of the agriculture community.

Chris Pawelski is a fourth-generation onion farmer, and owns Pawelski Farms in Orange County’s Black Dirt region.

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Hudson Valley News
8:51 am
Wed June 5, 2013

NY Congressman Surveys District Businesses

A New York Congressman has launched a survey to assess the needs of businesses in his district.

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Hudson Valley News
5:01 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Library of Congress Acquires Collection From Women's Workshop

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The Library of Congress has acquired a collection of handmade books from a women’s cooperative workshop in Ulster County.

More than 200 artists’ books created over the past three decades at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, have been shipped to the Library of Congress, which acquired the collection for $52,000. Tatana Kellner is a co-founder and artistic director at the workshop.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Good Government Group Questions Entergy's Lobbying Efforts

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A good government group in New York is concerned about some of the lobbying activities of the parent company of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. To this end, the group is urging a state commission on ethics to investigate. Meanwhile, an Indian Point spokesman says the plant’s parent is operating within the law.

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Hudson Valley News
4:04 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Orange County Has A New Health Commissioner

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A former secretary of health for Pennsylvania is the new health commissioner of a New York county.

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