Hudson Valley News

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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Hudson Valley News
8:22 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Farm Bill Benefits New York's Hudson Valley

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WASHINGTON –  The House Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill with the support of Congressmen Christopher Gibson (R- 19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18). The bill contains a number of provisions that will benefit New York's Hudson Valley region.

The bill includes Maloney’s Crop Risk Options Plan (CROP) Act that defends the specialty agriculture economy of the region as well as an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the black dirt region.

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Hudson Valley News
8:10 am
Fri May 17, 2013

NYS Senator Wants Students To Pre-Register To Vote

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A Democratic New York state senator from the Hudson Valley wants to do something about boosting voter turnout, and has a plan that involves pre-registration.

Senator David Carlucci is trying to make it easier for students to pre-register to vote. He is sponsoring a bill that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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7:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

State And Oneidas End Long-Standing Dispute

ALBANY – New York State, Oneida Nation of Indians, Oneida and Madison counties have signed an agreement settling several long-standing disputes.  The agreement would grant the Oneida Nation exclusive rights to casino gaming in Central New York in exchange for sharing a portion of gaming revenues with the state and local governments.

Under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for legalized gaming, three casinos would initially be approved, which was going to be carved into six regions.

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