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.
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.
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.
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.