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Hudson Valley News
6:25 am
Tue April 23, 2013

State Comptroller Has Concerns With Rockland's Budget

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The New York State Comptroller says he is concerned with the budget in one Hudson Valley county.

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11:06 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

NYS Attorney General Marks Earth Day With River Grants

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The New York State attorney general is marking Earth Day by announcing nearly $4 million in grants to help improve water quality in the Bronx River. Ten entities in the Bronx and Westchester are on the receiving end.

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Hudson Valley News
12:25 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The Bardavon Launches Four Seasons of the Hudson Valley

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There’s a new festival in New York. It’s called Four Seasons of the Hudson Valley, and the hope is to help revitalize two cities and their waterfronts through the arts. The Festival is a partnership between the The Bardavon 1869 Opera House and a host of Hudson Valley community organizations.

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10:04 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.

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7:51 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Westchester Begins Bus Security Campaign

Credit Westchester County, Office of the County Executive

A new advertising campaign in a county in New York’s Hudson Valley calls for citizen vigilance.

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6:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Bill For Ethics Package

Credit Courtesy of Terry Gipson

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says a legislative ethics package unveiled this week by the Senate Democratic Conference includes one of his bills.

Democratic Senator Terry Gipson says the ethics package is designed to reform state government and combat ongoing corruption issues.

He says current laws regulating usage of campaign funds are lax, with little oversight.

The Senate Democratic Conference also announced support for the principles of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Public Trust Act, intended to crack down on political corruption.

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1:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness

There’s a conference tomorrow in New York that will focus on preparedness for nuclear disasters and other radiation emergencies. It’s an opportunity to think about and plan for some worst-case scenarios.

It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10th annual conference, and this year’s topic is “Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies.” Dr. James Halpern is the director of the Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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7:33 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency

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Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.

The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.

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5:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Public Hearings On A Proposed Utility Merger Are This Week in Two Hudson Valley Cities

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The first of two additional public hearings on a proposed utility merger in New York takes place this evening.

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2:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NYS GOP Chair Floats Names to Challenge Governor Cuomo

NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox

Five names were recently floated as potential candidates to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 election. Four of the five are in the Hudson Valley.

Ed Cox is chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

One is Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

He refers to running for county executive. And the federal agency he says he is battling is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over aspects of an affordable housing agreement. As to whether he is ruling out a run for governor, Astorino replies:

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