Hudson Valley News

West Nile Found In Mosquito Batch In Westchester

Aug 9, 2014

For the first time this year, a mosquito batch in Westchester County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

HAZMAT Drill Takes Place In Orange County

Aug 9, 2014
Office of the Orange County Executive

A HAZMAT exercise is taking place Saturday morning in Orange County.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill relating to maternal depression.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board. However, a federal agency is reviewing the plan, and environmental groups are among those in opposition.

MTA Receives A Plea From Some HV Lawmakers

Aug 7, 2014

Several New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley haves signed onto a letter imploring the MTA to provide Orange and Rockland commuters with a one-seat ride to New York City’s Penn Station.

SUNY New Paltz

Trauma experts from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz recently returned from their second trip to the Middle East. They directed workshops for Palestinians and Israelis. The work was in crisis counseling and psychological first aid. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the institute director Dr. James Halpern.

Cardinal Dolan To Visit NYS Prison In Ulster County

Aug 4, 2014
Wikimedia Commons / Cy White

The archbishop of New York will celebrate mass at a maximum security state prison in Ulster County to mark the golden anniversary of the facility's chapel.

New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan is set to visit Eastern New York Correctional Facility in Napanoch Tuesday afternoon. After saying mass, Cardinal Dolan is slated to visit with inmates and staff. Dennis Poust is spokesman for the New York State Catholic Conference.

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Obama over his decision to delay the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. A New York congressman and his opponent offer differing views about the importance of the matter.

Congressman Chris Gibson was one of 225 Republicans who voted in favor of the lawsuit.

“And look, regardless of what party one’s in, this is in the best interest for our country,” says Gibson.

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

During opening night, a festival in Ulster County received some good news from a New York state assemblyman.

A section of a highway in Dutchess County will be named for a fallen police officer.