Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
10:57 am
Wed June 26, 2013

NY, VT Congressmen Introduce Bill to Block Military Aid To Syria

Congressmen from New York and Vermont are among those introducing bipartisan legislation to block both military aid to Syrian rebel groups and U.S. support of military operations in Syria.

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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Cahill Stands Ground Over Ulster Sales Tax Flap

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KINGSTON – State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston) addressed the ongoing Ulster County sales tax dilemma at his Kingston office Tuesday afternoon.   The briefing was attended by two deputy county executives who took exception to Cahill's position.

Last week, county and local officials slammed Cahill for tying up the sales tax extension bill with competing legislation.

On Tuesday, the assemblyman was critical of the way they attacked him.

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Hudson Valley News
8:08 am
Wed June 26, 2013

NYS Lawmakers Urge Governor To Sign Boating Safety Bill

Elected officials in New York who represent portions of Westchester County will gather this afternoon to call on the governor to sign boating safety legislation, one year since a local resident drowned following a boating accident.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mental Health Providers To Gain Skills To Help Veterans

There is a two-day program at SUNY New Paltz to train mental health providers to assist veterans and their families.

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Hudson Valley News
11:02 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Kingston Mayor Readies Plans for Midtown

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A midtown revitalization plan is underway in Kingston, and it is part of an initiative the city’s mayor is undertaking to address cultural tourism, economic development, and quality of life issues.

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Hudson Valley News
1:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Study Sheds Light On Farmland Protection

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An environmental group in New York has released a study it says provides a blueprint for farmland protection in the Hudson Valley. The study, which the group touts as the first of its kind, calls upon many stakeholders to ensure the region, along with New York City, can continue to count on fresh, local food.

Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, conducted the study, entitled “Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region.”

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Hudson Valley News
9:28 am
Tue June 25, 2013

HV Congresswoman Lauds New Sunscreen Product Labeling

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

There’s a new requirement for wording on sunscreen products. And a New York Congresswoman is behind the change.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Tue June 25, 2013

DA Won’t Prosecute New Paltz Mayor

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KINGSTON – Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright will not criminally prosecute New Paltz Mayor Jason West for voting in the village after he moved out.

West told Carnright that he had consulted an attorney to determine if he could still vote if he was living outside the village.

“That attorney, apparently not well versed in the Election Law, advised the mayor that since he was only temporarily out of the election district and intended to return there he could lawfully vote,” the DA said.

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Hudson Valley News
8:07 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A 21-story elevator is going to take visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson from the Poughkeepsie side of the linear park later this year.

Public officials, Walkway representatives and volunteers ceremonially broke ground for the $2.4 million facility.

Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart said they are elated to be adding yet another asset to the Walkway State Park.

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Hudson Valley News
6:15 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Environmentalists Want More Information More Quickly On Sewage Pollution

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Two environmental groups are calling on New York State officials to better implement a sewage pollution notification law. State officials, meanwhile, say they are implementing the law in phases.

Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to fully implement a law passed during the 2012 legislative session. Tracy Brown is a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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