Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
8:15 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

U.S. Department of Defense furloughs of civilian employees took effect Monday and are scheduled to run through the end of September. In New York, a few thousand of these employees are affected at West Point and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. Two of the region’s congressional representatives slammed the furloughs as they headed back to Washington to try and balance the budget.

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3:10 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Bard College And A University In China Create A Joint Music Program

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Credit Courtesy of Bard College

A college in New York with a well-known conservatory is teaming up with a new school of music in China to offer a joint music program. The dean of the music school in China says the approach is entirely different for his country, and the partnership is all the first of its kind for the conservatory.

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7:18 am
Fri July 5, 2013

U.S. Senator and Congressman Introduce Made In The U.S.A. Legislation

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require national parks to sell merchandise made in the U.S.A.

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5:21 am
Thu July 4, 2013

The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th

Credit Courtesy of the City of Marietta

Two New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley have a packed schedule for July 4th.

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7:00 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

NY Congressman Rails Against Student Loan Rate Hike

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney appeared at a community college in Orange County today, calling for a three-pronged approach to the student loan crisis.  Interest rates on a type of federal student loan doubled July 1, and Maloney wants to reverse that —   for starters.

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1:33 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

HV Congressman To Present Medals To WWII Veteran

A New York congressman will present Army medals to a World War Two veteran in Dutchess County Wednesday afternoon.

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7:11 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Rare Lobsters Found in New York Supermarkets

Credit Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Five rare, orange lobsters turned up at Price Chopper supermarkets in New York this week, including one in the Hudson Valley and another in the Capital Region. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on the unusual occurrence and what will happen to the crustaceans.

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1:26 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Immigration Bill Supporters Rally Outside NY Congressman's District Office

Credit Volunteers for Organizing for Action

Supporters of the comprehensive immigration bill recently passed in the U.S. Senate stood outside the district office of a New York Congressman Monday, urging him to follow suit in the House.

About two dozen supporters stood outside Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s Kingston district office, pressing him to listen to their voices and join in the fight to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Gibson was elsewhere in his district at the time.

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8:44 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Groups Say Power Line Will Be Too Close To Cemetery

Credit Bob Familiar/Flickr

STONY POINT – A proposed high-voltage power line that would extend from Canada to New York City, and pass through the Hudson Valley, would run right by the Historic Waldron Cemetery in Stony Point, the final resting place for Revolutionary War colonists.

A group of business, labor and community leaders gathered in Stony Point Monday to declare independence from foreign power on July 1, Canada Day as the Champlain Hudson Power Express Line is being proposed.

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8:33 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Remains Identified As Wife Missing Since 1985

Credit Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found buried behind a basement wall of a Town of Poughkeepsie home are that of a woman who disappeared when she was 55 back in 1985. She died from apparently being struck on the head.

Her husband, James Nichols, reported his wife, JoAnn Nichols, missing and after an extensive investigation, she was never found.

Nichols died in December of last year and a private contractor was hired to clean out the vacant residence at 720 Vassar Road last Thursday.  That’s when the remains were found buried behind a wall.

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