Hudson Valley News

Lincoln Center Will Stream Seeger Fest Concert

Jul 16, 2014

New York City’s Lincoln Center says it will offer a live stream from a weekend memorial concert for Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi. The concert is Seeger Fest.

Genting Americas

A group of residents in Orange County is threatening a lawsuit, challenging a decision by a town board over zoning for a proposed casino.

Storms Shorten Concert In Saugerties

Jul 14, 2014
Peter Burgess, flickr

Hundreds of vehicles were stuck in the mud through Monday at an outdoor concert site in the Hudson Valley after violent storms forced a three-day festival to end early.

HV Congresswoman Denounces Violence Against Israel

Jul 14, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the Israeli consul general in New York, and local Jewish organization leaders are denouncing the escalation of violence against Israel. This comes as media reports say Israel today shot down a Hamas drone.

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, denounced rocket attacks against Israel as the clash between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas continues.

Office of the Westchester County Executive

Two Democratic Westchester County legislators are calling for a public hearing on what they allege is the county executive’s neglect of responsibilities. The criticism follows a recent article on County Executive Rob Astorino’s outside earnings.

Dutchess County Welcomes Warrior Hikers

Jul 13, 2014
Dutchess County/Warrior Hike 2014

Dutchess County will welcome combat veterans as they hike through the area Sunday afternoon.

Hudson Valley County Launches Clean Energy Program

Jul 12, 2014
Orange County Chamber of Commerce/Energize NY

A county executive in the Hudson Valley says his county is the first in New York State to adopt a certain clean energy program.

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhuas says his county is the first to launch Energize NY. He also announced during an Orange County Chamber of Commerce breakfast that a recently received grant will go toward a solar farm at the county’s 9-1-1 center.

The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

Write-In Candidate For A NY Congressional Seat Returns

Jul 11, 2014
Courtesy of Thom Jenkins

New York’s 19th congressional district race thus far includes an incumbent Republican and a well-heeled Democrat. Now, a write-in candidate from 2012 is trying once again to get on the ballot. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Thomas Jenkins.

Contenders in a congressional race in the Hudson Valley are divulging their second-quarter campaign fundraising results, ahead of a July 15 deadline for federal filing.