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Hudson Valley News
8:48 am
Wed May 29, 2013

US Labor Department To Fund Veteran Jobs Searches

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WASHINGTON – President Obama’s proposed 2014 federal budget includes an additional $100 million for the Department of Labor to spend on programs to better serve veterans and returning serving members seeking jobs.

With Castle Point and Montrose VA hospitals and their outpatient clinics in the Mid-Hudson Valley and nine job centers also located in the region, if approved, the additional funding would provide for more federal services for those job seekers, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris told MidHudsonNews.com on Tuesday.

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Hudson Valley News
7:25 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Rockland Man Enters A Plea About Facebook Death Threats

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man accused of making death threats on Facebook against some of the nation's highest-ranking elected officials has pleaded guilty.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy

The New York State attorney general has settled with five gas stations, including three in the Hudson Valley, over price gouging allegations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Report Shows High Quality of NYC's Drinking Water

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A report from a Hudson Valley environmental group finds that the quality of New York City drinking water remains high, but there are potential threats that need to be monitored.

Riverkeeper has released a multi-year study evaluating New York City’s unfiltered drinking supply, a supply that comes from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection watersheds

Kate Hudson is watershed program director for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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Hudson Valley News
1:43 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Bannerman Castle Trust Opens Tour Season, Plans Restorations

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Bannerman Island in the Hudson Highlands region of New York is open for tours for the season, and many plans are afoot. The island that sits in the Hudson River south of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is known for its castle that was once the warehouse for Frank Bannerman’s military surplus business.  

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Hudson Valley News
8:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Sullivan Sheriff’s PBA: Cuts Risking Public Safety

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MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office PBA called on the county legislature to restore the cuts to its road patrol division.

Union President Kyle Muthig said on Monday they understand given the continued weak economy the need to tighten government’s financial belt, but a loss of 12 positions from the road patrol division is putting the deputies and the public at risk.

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Hudson Valley News
8:21 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Ulster County Hosts Memorial Day Parades

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KINGSTON – Perfect springtime weather marked this year's Memorial Day, as thousands of spectators lined the streets of Hudson Valley, New York communities to mark the occasion with flags, honor, parades and ceremonies to honor those who gave their lives for our country.

Hurley's traditional parade kicked off with the boom of musket fire, as a long line of veterans, marching bands, and officials made their way down the hill along Main Street. The procession included fire trucks, wagons, and a long line of vintage Corvettes.

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Hudson Valley News
7:54 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Hundreds In New Paltz March Against Monsanto

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NEW PALTZ – About 350 people took to the streets Saturday afternoon in New Paltz, marching downtown and briefly blocking traffic. They were the Hudson Valley contingent of March Against Monsanto, fighting for genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling of so-called artificially engineered "frankenfood."

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Hudson Valley News
7:46 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Maloney Supports Immigration Reform

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY18) supports immigration reform, calling the present system “a mess,” but he does not support amnesty for illegal aliens.

The freshman lawmaker said we cannot deport millions of people who came to the United States illegally.

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Hudson Valley News
12:21 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

NYS Senator Calls For Checks At Certain Camps

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A New York state Senator was in Rockland County Friday afternoon, talking about improving safety at certain day camps.

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