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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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8:06 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

NY Congressman Says Aid Is Available For Those Impacted By Three Storms

Credit Bill Tiernan / AP

Amid flash flood warnings and actual flooding in portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, a New York Congressman is trying to get the word out that there is still federal aid available to help homeowners and small businesses impacted by three previous storms.

The most pressing deadline is July 5, for communities to apply for hazard mitigation funds. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney explains.

John Hickman, Jr. is supervisor for the Town of East Fishkill, in southern Dutchess County.

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8:44 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Human Remains Found Behind False Wall

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TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Human remains found in a sealed container behind a false wall in the basement of a vacant home at 720 Vassar Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie could be those of a woman who disappeared 27 years ago.

The remains were found on Friday by a private contractor cleaning out the vacant home on Vassar Road. The owner of the home, James Nichols, 82, was found dead of natural causes on December 27, 2012 after he had not been seen for several days. Town police found the house filled with personal items, debris and garbage.

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