Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
8:48 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Continues

NEW YORK – The remaining three CSX freight cars that derailed last Thursday night on Metro-North’s Hudson Line should be removed from the tracks in the Bronx by tonight.

At night through Thursday after 10 p.m., Metro-North is bussing passengers so railroad workers can have unconstrained access to the derailment site.

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Hudson Valley News
8:35 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Schumer To Give Groups Access To Background Checks

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WASHINGTON – Camps, children’s organizations and not-for-profit groups that hire employees or use volunteers need better access to background checks for those potential workers, Senator Charles Schumer said Wednesday, so he is pushing legislation that would let employers gain access to federal criminal background checks.

In the Hudson Valley alone, there are over 1,800 registered sex offenders and roughly 100 related crimes last year.

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Concerning Police Dogs

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday signed two bills pertaining to police dogs. A Hudson Valley Assemblyman sponsored both.

One bill elevates to a Class E felony the killing of a police dog or police horse. Republican George Maziarz sponsored the bill in the Senate.

Maziarz and Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski, who sponsored the bill in the Assembly, point to a second police dog killing that occurred after the bill was introduced. Here’s Zebrowski:

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer

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New York’s attorney general says he has reached a settlement with a Hudson Valley gas retailer in the wake of price-gouging allegations after Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
6:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Indian Point Supervisor Is Charged

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A former supervisor at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been charged with faking records to hide fuel contamination that was above acceptable limits.

Former chemistry manager Daniel Wilson was charged with fabricating records to conceal a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the allegations concern fuel for Indian Point’s backup emergency diesel generators.

He says the NRC found that the generators would have functioned with the contaminated fuel. Jerry Nappi is a spokesman for Indian Point parent Entergy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:24 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Indian Point Supervisor Faces Charges

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County has been charged with falsifying records to conceal the contamination of fuel for backup generators.

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Hudson Valley News
6:24 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Tappan Zee Bridge Dangler Is Sentenced

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A Rockland County protester who dangled for hours from the Tappan Zee Bridge has been sentenced to nine months behind bars.

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Hudson Valley News
11:09 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Non-Profit Leader Receives HV Beautiful Business Award

From left to right, Judy Wicks, Diane Reeder, Ajax Greene
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A first-time Hudson Valley award for dedication to locally-sourced food and products has been given to the leader of a non-profit organization in Kingston. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the Re>Think Local award.

The inaugural Hudson Valley Beautiful Business Award for Social Entrepreneurship honors Diane Reeder, president and CEO of The Queens Galley Food Insecurity Resource Center. She says the Kingston-based non-profit soup kitchen and food pantry needs to be a community partner.

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Hudson Valley News
1:58 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

United Water To Respond To PSC Order About Need

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A number of legislators along with citizens’ and environmental groups are questioning the need for a proposed water supply project in Rockland County. The company behind the proposed project affirms the need is still there, and growing. The state Public Service Commission will decide.  

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Hudson Valley News
7:51 am
Tue July 23, 2013

NY Congressman Calls On CDC To Help Prevent A Certain Disease

A New York congressman is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide assistance for preventing Legionnaires’ disease.

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