Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
8:13 am
Mon May 20, 2013

IBEW And CHEG Negotiate New Deal

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Central Hudson and IBEW Local 320 have negotiated a new contract for utility workers, who would become employees of Fortis, Inc. should the buyout of CH Energy Group be approved by the State Public Service Commission.

State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D- Kingston) said it is a good deal for the workers, but the proposed purchase leaves a lot to be desired.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18) is thrilled with the contract agreement.

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Hudson Valley News
8:03 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Traffic Up On Mid-Hudson Crossings

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HIGHLAND – For the first time in six months, traffic is up on the five Hudson River crossings operated by the New York State Bridge Authority.

Over 91,000 more vehicles crossed the river in April for an increase slightly under two percent.

A total of 4.9 million vehicles traveled over the spans this past April, compared to a little more than 4.8 million during the same month last year.

Bridge Authority Executive Director Joseph Ruggiero said they need that trend to continue.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Maloney Ready For Rematch

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TOWN OF WALLKILL – Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has all but said she will run against Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Maloney defeated Hayworth in last year’s election but this year she has made several public appearances across the district. She has also acknowledged that she is keeping her options open.

Maloney told Orange County Democrats at their annual dinner Sunday night that he is up for the challenge.

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Hudson Valley News
1:52 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Centenarians To Be Honored In Dutchess

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There is a celebration Monday in a certain Hudson Valley county. The event honors aging.

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Hudson Valley News
12:55 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

Part Two With CH Energy, Fortis Executives On Proposed Merger

Barry Perry, Fortis (left) and Steven Lant, CH Energy Group (right)

There has been a brighter public spotlight lately on the proposed merger between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. In response, top executives from both companies have been making the rounds, trying to allay concerns and separate fiction from fact. Here is part two of their interview with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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Hudson Valley News
1:45 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Authorities Identify The Body Found In The River

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TUSTEN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man found floating in the middle of the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania-New York border earlier this month.

State police in New York’s Sullivan County say Friday they used dental records to identify the body as 56-year-old James Estes of Nicholson, Pennsylvania. The man’s body was found by a group of canoeists May 4. He had been reported missing to Pennsylvania State Police on April 25. Troopers say an autopsy was unable to determine how Estes died. They do not suspect foul play.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Hudson Valley News
2:50 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Bill Clinton To Speak At Westchester Community College

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Former President Bill Clinton will speak in his home county of Westchester Saturday, to raise money for student scholarships.

While Clinton is at Westchester Community College in Valhalla Saturday afternoon, he will receive a State University of New York Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. And as Executive Director of the college’s foundation Eve Larner explains, the event is more than solely a fundraiser for student scholarships.

Clinton last spoke at the college in 2005.

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Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

CH Energy CEO and Fortis CFO Discuss Proposed Merger

Barry Perry, Fortis (left) and Steven Lant, CH Energy Group (right)

The proposed merger between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation has sparked a lot of concern and opposition in the past few months. And now the top executives of each company have embarked on a public relations campaign to try and quell concerns.

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Hudson Valley News
8:43 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Sullivan Lawmaker Questions Termination Policy

MONTICELLO – Former Sullivan County Legislator David Sager, who was named deputy commissioner of the county Division of Health and Family Services, has been let go.

Sager was hired by Commissioner Randy Parker shortly after he assume the administrative post last fall.

Legislators were saying little specific about the sacking of Sager during Thursday’s monthly legislative meeting.

Democrat Cindy Kurpil Gieger conceded she has general concerns about policy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Two Groups Conserve Land On Fishkill Ridge

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Two land preservation groups in New York have conserved 51 acres in the Hudson Valley.

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