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6:33 am
Tue July 30, 2013

An Investigation Continues Into A Fatal Boat Crash On The Hudson

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a bride-to-be who was killed in a New York boating accident died from drowning and severe head injuries.

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Hudson Valley News
7:57 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Primary Candidate's Petition Matter Goes To Court

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A Democratic primary candidate for Rockland County executive knocked off the ballot last week is fighting back, and the matter will be decided in court.

Rockland County Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner Kristen Stavisky says Village of Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte was removed last week from the ballot in the race for Rockland County executive.

She says the 1,926 signatures fell short of the 2,000 required, thus invalidating the petition. She says signatures were ruled invalid for the following reasons.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Utility Merger Opponents Ask The PSC For A Rehearing

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Opponents of an approved utility merger in the Hudson Valley are asking the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision.

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Hudson Valley News
8:57 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Skartados, Barrett Say MTA Parking Rate Hike Is Unfair

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ALBANY – Hudson Valley Assembly Members Frank Skartados (D, Milton) and Didi Barrett (D, Hudson) have expressed their concern over a rate hike at Metro-North train station parking lots.

The two lawmakers wrote to MTA and Metro-North officials saying the hikes are unfair to families, especially those struggling to make ends meet.

They said the rate hike and an earlier recent one, “create an unfair burden for Hudson Valley families who rely on the MTA,” said Barrett.

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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Lowey Criticizes House GOP For Clean Water Funding Cuts

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WHITE PLAINS – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, Westchester/Rockland) is critical of House majority Republicans for spending bill cuts of millions in grants for clean water and clean drinking water.  In particular, Lowey is concerned that a study has shown that antibiotic resistant bacteria are in the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley News
8:28 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Metro-North Resumes Regular Hudson Line Service

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NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad service is back to normal this morning though officials say minimal scattered delays are possible as the restoration of track damaged by the July 18 Bronx derailment of a CSX freight train is nearing completion.

Over the weekend, Metro-North crews made more progress in rebuilding 1,500 feet of damaged track. Officials said most of the major work is done with the remaining track work, testing and cleanup underway.

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Hudson Valley News
8:19 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Lundquist Resigns As HealthAlliance President

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KINGSTON – The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley president and CEO since November 2008, David Lundquist, has resigned from the Kingston-based organization.

Lundquist’s resignation was in effect Tuesday, July 23.  The hospital board accepted it on Thursday.

Along with the board of directors’ announcement of his stepping down, it announced the appointment of David Scarpino as acting president and CEO.

Scarpino joined Kingston Hospital in 2006 as chief financial officer, and in 2009 was appointed chief financial officer of HealthAlliance.

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Hudson Valley News
8:02 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Poughkeepsie Celebrates Ratification Anniversary

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The 225th anniversary of New York’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution is Friday. Anniversary events are scheduled in the city that hosted the ratifying convention – Poughkeepsie – and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. We get more from WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

The 225th anniversary of New York joining the country as the 11th state comes amid the 300th anniversary of Dutchess County. Will Tatum is Dutchess County historian.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

A Message Of Healing Comes During A Unity Ride

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The Dakota Nation Unity Riders are carrying their message of healing to the Hudson Valley. After a mass execution of their ancestors in Minnesota around the time of the Civil War, the Dakotas intend to bring peace and reconciliation from their home base of Manitoba, Canada to the White House, and many stops in between.

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8:48 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Continues

NEW YORK – The remaining three CSX freight cars that derailed last Thursday night on Metro-North’s Hudson Line should be removed from the tracks in the Bronx by tonight.

At night through Thursday after 10 p.m., Metro-North is bussing passengers so railroad workers can have unconstrained access to the derailment site.

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