Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
3:38 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Federal Housing Agency Says Westchester May Not Administer Sandy Funds

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Westchester County executive has not complied with a fair housing agreement from 2009. Now, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the county may not receive Superstorm Sandy disaster-relief money directly.  

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Hudson Valley News
8:34 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Rockland legislator calls for firing of convicted Brink's robber

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NEW CITY – Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin teaches at Columbia University and Columbia School of Social Work. Rockland County Legislator Edward Day, a former police officer, called for her termination.

Boudin was a member of the gang that ambushed a Brink's armored truck in Nyack in 1981, killing two police officers and a Brink's guard.

Day, who is a parent of a Columbia student, and a candidate for Rockland County executive, said Boudin, now 69, should not have been paroled in 2003 and should not be educating students. She is an adjunct professor.

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Hudson Valley News
10:44 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

School District Investigates Reports Of Irregular Test Scores

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The principal of a Hudson Valley high school and another administrator are on leave as the district investigates whether some students were given improper accommodations during Regents exams.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 am
Sat April 6, 2013

They Say It's The First Such Office in the City

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The celebratory opening of a New York congressional office gets underway Saturday. It is reportedly the first such congressional office in the City of Newburgh.

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Hudson Valley News
3:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Amusement Park Plan Moves Forward, Though Still Needs Approvals

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A county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says he has reached an agreement with an organization to revitalize a county-owned amusement park, yet some county legislators are not yet convinced, and say the step forward is premature.

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Hudson Valley News
9:28 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Regional Women's Equality Coalitions Form in NY

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Supporters of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda gathered today in six locations throughout the state. They held events to launch regional coalitions of a statewide Women’s Equality Coalition that formed in March.

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Hudson Valley News
9:41 am
Thu April 4, 2013

County Amusement Park Revitalization Plan Moves Forward

In New York, plans have been afoot to revitalize an amusement park in the Hudson Valley, and an announcement about an agreement to get those plans in motion is expected today.

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Maloney pushes dam safety legislation

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NEWBURGH – There are 400 dams in New York State that are classified as high-hazard and 100 of them are in Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s 18th District in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Dutchess counties.

The freshman Democrat announced on Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next week to provide a new national dam safety program; the previous one expired in 2011.

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Hudson Valley News
7:44 am
Thu April 4, 2013

North Korean threats ‘very concerning,’ says Gibson

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WASHINGTON – Threats of attack by North Korea on the US and its allies is “very concerning” to Congressman Christopher Gibson (R-NY19).

The House member said on Wednesday that the administration in Washington is taking the “proper steps” in preparation of any action by the North Koreans.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Village Mayor, Deputy Mayor Face Bribery Charges

In Rockland County the mayor and deputy mayor of the Village of Spring Valley face bribery charges in connection with a Spring Valley Real Estate Project Conspiracy, which, according to the filed complaint, alleges the two accepted money and property in exchange for using their official positions to approve a real estate deal in which the mayor had an undisclosed financial interest. According to the Manhattan U.S.

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