Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:20 am
Tue April 2, 2013

North Rockland girl dies from bacterial meningitis

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POMONA – The Rockland County Department of Health announced on Monday an investigation into the death from Meningitis of a 12-year-old Rockland girl who attended St. Gregory’s School. Officials explained preventative measures and means to reach out to those who might have been exposed.

“I want to stress that we are responding, and we are responding quickly and appropriately,” Rockland Commissioner of Health Kathy Henry said.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Publication's Piece Causes Controversy

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An article a few weeks ago in a local newspaper in New York has a community gay activist alleging homophobia. And now the editor of that article has incorporated the controversy into an April Fools’ Day joke article.

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5:34 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

NYS Budget Funds Start of Rail Trail Project in Ulster County

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New York State’s 2013-2014 budget contains a $2 million grant to launch a Catskill Mountain Rail Trail in Ulster County. Yet there are differing visions about what that means.

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Hudson Valley News
12:36 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Natural Foods Distributor to Build in Orange County

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A national distributor of natural, organic, and specialty foods is opening a distribution center in Orange County, its first in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Elevator to the Walkway expects to bring even more visitors

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POUGHKEEPSIE – When the elevator from the Poughkeepsie waterfront is constructed to the Walkway Over the Hudson, it is expected that the linear park over the Hudson River will become even more of a tourist attraction.

Grants are going to pay for the glass enclosed elevator that will lift people to the top of the bridge, said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldman Hart.

“The elevator will carry a maximum of about 20 people, but the ride will only be two minutes so there is quite a number of folks who will be able to go up and down over an hour’s time,” Hart said.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Organization to encourage more Latino candidates

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NEWBURGH – The fastest growing population across the nation is Latino and with that said, one area organization wants to recruit more Hispanics to run for public office.

Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County Coordinator Sonia Ayala said the move is on to attract candidates.

“We are going to be reaching out to recruit qualified Latinos to run for office and train them and discuss the issues that are affecting the community, and it’s not just Latinos that it’s affecting, it’s affecting everybody,” she said.

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Hudson Valley News
1:28 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

NYS Senator Praises Veterans' Cemetery Bill

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A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says the 2013-2014 budget headed for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature, creates a first-of-its-kind program in the state.

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Hudson Valley News
7:03 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Actor Agrees To Pay Back Taxes

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NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Baldwin has admitted in court that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for three years.

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Hudson Valley News
10:05 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Journal Register Company Sale Date Is Announced

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A sale date has been announced for a New York-based newspaper and other Journal Register Company assets.

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Hudson Valley News
10:56 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Hudson Valley School District To Receive Emergency Aid

New York State’s budget contains emergency aid for an Ulster County school district.

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