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The Rockland County Legislature will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening about a proposed local law that seeks to regulate the use of drones within the county.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Following three carbon monoxide deaths in Newburgh in March, county and city officials recently gathered to talk about preventing such a tragedy from happening again. They visited some of the city’s residences to encourage the use of carbon monoxide detectors.

Lander Street in the City of Newburgh is where officials say three residents died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a building with a clogged chimney and no detectors. Michael Vatter is Newburgh Fire Chief.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters.

Funding In NYS Budget Will Help Catskill Park

Apr 5, 2015
Courtesy of Catksill Mountainkeeper

New York’s 2015-2016 state budget invests in a major park in the Hudson Valley.

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A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the creation of a new capacity zone implemented last year. Two New York Congressman who have been fighting against the zone are voicing disappointment.

Education Aid Heads To The Hudson Valley

Apr 4, 2015

New York’s 2015-2016 budget includes a $1.6 billion increase in education aid over last year. WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us about how a few Hudson Valley school districts will benefit.

Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Eliot Engel

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is weighing in on President Obama’s announced framework that the U.S. and its partners have negotiated for Iran’s nuclear program.

Sites Go Blue For Autism Awareness

Apr 2, 2015
Courtesy of Greystone Programs

April is Autism Awareness Month and Thursday is World Autism Awareness Day. A bridge in the Hudson Valley will be among many sites lit up in blue.

Landmarks across the world – from the Sydney Opera House in Australia to the Empire State Building to the Great Buddha Statue in Japan -- are lighting blue to shine a light on autism. Michelle Hathaway is with Poughkeepsie-based Greystone Programs.

“And right here in the Hudson Valley, at Greystone Programs’ request, the Mid-Hudson Bridge will be lit up blue tonight.”

MSMC Students, Staff Protest Professors' Termination

Apr 2, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

More than 150 students and staff at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College gathered Wednesday to protest the termination of two professors. They say freedom of expression is at stake as Catholic policies encroach. The Board of Trustees chair disagrees.

Rockland Launches Behavorial Health Response Team

Apr 1, 2015
Courtesy of the Office of the Rockland County Executive

A county in the Hudson Valley has its first mobile mental health crisis team.

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