Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
8:51 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Opponent To Ulster Legislator Knocked Off The Ballot

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KINGSTON – Republican Ulster County Legislator Kevin Roberts, who represents the Town of Plattekill, looks like he may have clear sailing in the November election.

Roberts, who will also appear on the Independence Party line, had a challenge from Democrat Miguel Garcia, who sought an opportunity to ballot to appear on that line.  The State Supreme Court in Kingston on Tuesday ruled the request invalid.

The court also tossed Garcia’s Democratic Party petitions because of irregularities, said Roberts.

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Hudson Valley News
7:38 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Dutchess Elections Officials Indicted

POUGHKEEPSIE – Democratic Dutchess County Elections Commissioner Frances Knapp and former Republican Commissioner David Gamache were both indicted by a Dutchess County grand jury, following a lengthy investigation into Board of Elections irregularities.

Both were in county court for their arraignments as the indictments were unsealed.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Indian Point And Vermont Yankee Are Included In Entergy Job Cuts

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Entergy Corporation has announced it plans to cut 800 jobs nationwide by the end of the year. For Entergy’s nuclear operations in the Northeast, pink slips will go out at Westchester County-based Indian Point, Pilgrim, and Vermont Yankee.

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Hudson Valley News
8:14 am
Tue July 30, 2013

NYS Senator Wants Governor's Signature On Animal Abuse Legislation

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A state senator is urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would require animal abusers to pay for the care of the animals.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid

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More than $2 million in Superstorm Sandy aid is headed for Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
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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