Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
12:52 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Residents Form Soup Line At Congressman's Office, Protest A Vote

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Some two dozen low-income Hudson Valley residents showed up outside the office of their Congressman Thursday to express disappointment and anger over his recent vote concerning a national food stamp program.

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Hudson Valley News
8:48 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Warwick Soldier To Be Buried At West Point

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WARWICK – A Warwick native, who was killed in Afghanistan last weekend, will be laid to rest at the West Point Cemetery.

LTC Jaimie Leonard was 39 when she was shot and killed by enemy fire while serving in the US Army. A 1997 graduate of the USMA, she was based at Fort Drum.

She was in her third deployment to the region – once in Iraq and twice in Afghanistan, and was the recipient of numerous awards and medals including three Bronze Stars.

Leonard will be interred with full military honors on next Thursday, June 20.

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Hudson Valley News
6:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

NYS PSC Approves Fortis, CH Energy Merger

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The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday approved a utility merger in the Hudson Valley. The $1.5 billion acquisition of the Poughkeepsie-based utility had its share of controversy in recent months.

And so went the Public Service Commission’s vote in favor of the acquisition by Canadian energy company Fortis Inc. of CH Energy Group, parent company of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. Supporters, including Barry Perry, vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Fortis, are gratified.

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Hudson Valley News
9:10 am
Thu June 13, 2013

PSC Has Fortis/CH Energy Deal On The Docket

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A proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley is on the New York State Public Service Commission agenda for Thursday.

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Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Thu June 13, 2013

IBM Layoffs Number Hundreds In The Hudson Valley

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Reports of IBM layoffs across the U.S. and Canada are posted on an IBM employee union web site. Offices in Connecticut. Massachusetts, and Vermont are listed, and hundreds received pink slips in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
1:36 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Hudson Valley Student Holds Rally Against Bangladesh Factory Conditions

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A high-school student in New York’s Hudson Valley organized a rally to pressure a major U.S. retailer into signing an agreement for construction safety at their factories abroad. The retailer says, not so fast.

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Hudson Valley News
12:34 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Area Arts Council To Change Name; First Arts Awards Are Presented For Ulster County

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The first arts awards for Ulster County are being handed out Tuesday in Kingston. And the organization behind the awards is about to change its name to reflect its reach.

The Dutchess County Arts Council has been working with Ulster County for years, and will soon change its name to better reflect that work. Linda Marston-Reid is president of the Dutchess County Arts Council. She says the name has been a barrier to having communities understand who the council serves.

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Hudson Valley News
9:13 am
Tue June 11, 2013

New HV Group To Rally For Worker Safety

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A newly-formed group in New York is holding a rally Tuesday evening in the Hudson Valley, pointing fingers at a major retailer concerning the conditions of workers abroad.

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Hudson Valley News
1:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Federal Elected Officials Eye National Park Designation For The Hudson Valley

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A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Federal Elected Officials To Announce National Heritage Plans In The Hudson Valley

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A U.S. senator and two congressional representatives from New York will be in the Hudson Valley later today to announce plans to harness the economic development, recreation, and tourism potential of the area.

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