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Hudson Valley News
11:18 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

FBI Agents Descend Upon A Town Hall In Rockland County

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI says agents with a search warrant entered a town hall in the Hudson Valley Wednesday and told employees to leave for the day.

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8:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Federal Union Members Picket Furlough At West Point

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday announced a plan to furlough some 750,000 Department of Defense civilian employees because of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. In the Hudson Valley, more than a dozen civilian employees at West Point picketed today, saying the impending furlough is already hurting local families and businesses.

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9:36 am
Wed May 15, 2013

NYS State Senator Touts Good Neighbor Bill

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A New York state Senator will be in Poughkeepsie today to talk about his good neighbor bill.

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9:02 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Bi-State Bill To Abate Flooding

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State legislators from New York and New Jersey are teaming up to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would help the two states with flooding issues.

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8:32 am
Wed May 15, 2013

NRC’s Assessment of Indian Point Gave Good Grades

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TARRYTOWN – The day that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlined the criteria for the good grades it gave the Indian Point nuclear power plants for their operations in 2012, proponents of not renewing Entergy’s licenses to operate the two units continued their lobbying toward that goal.

On the other side of the issue is New York AREA, which is comprised of organizations and businesses that support Indian Point. The 2012 rating is the latest in a long line of good grades for the plants, said NY AREA’s director Jerry Kremer.

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8:17 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Governor’s Proposal Likely To Kill Nevele Plan

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KINGSTON – State Senator John Bonacic (R- Mt. Hope) said if the governor’s proposal for no more than one casino in a region of the state, and only three in total to begin with is approved, the proposed facility at the new Nevele Hotel would be a dead issue.

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6:52 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NRC Grades Indian Point; Plant Opponents Grade The NRC

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting and open house this evening to discuss the Commission’s recent safety assessment of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. Earlier today, Indian Point opponents issued their own report card, grading the NRC.

A number of leaders of environmental and citizens’ groups stood near the Hudson River in Peekskill Tuesday, with the Indian Point power plant reactors in the background. Former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky was among them.

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8:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Indian Point 2 License Renewal Questionable

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TARRYTOWN – Nuclear Regulatory Commission regional officials say the Indian Point nuclear power plant, in Buchanan, operated safely during 2012.

That does not mean Indian Point 2 is on the fast track for renewal of its operating license, which expires in September.

Regional administrator of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission William Dean told reporters in Tarrytown Monday that the actual renewal is a long way off, but that won’t keep the plant from operating.

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8:21 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Sullivan Seniors To Participate In Lobbying Day

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MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Senior Legislative Action Committee will take a busload of residents to Albany on May 21. That is the day seniors from all over the state will lobby lawmakers for passage of a single payer health insurance bill.

Sullivan Senior Action Chairwoman Priscilla Bassett said government cradle to grave health coverage, especially Medicare for the elderly, would be far better and less expensive than private company insurance, which she said has higher overhead.

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8:10 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Man Busted For Gun With Nine-Bullet Clip

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NEW LEBANON – State Police have arrested a Hopewell Junction man for possessing a legally possessed handgun, but with a clip containing nine bullets. The new state SAFE Act limits the amount of rounds in a clip to seven.

As a result, Gregory Dean Jr., 31, has been charged with unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both of which are misdemeanors. He was also charged with a traffic infraction and issued appearance tickets.

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