Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:58 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Indoor sports complex coming to Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN – The City of Middletown will become home to an indoor sports complex.

A couple has purchased a large old factory building at the corner of Union and Franklin streets. Mayor Joseph DeStefano said renovations are to begin shortly.

“It’s a pretty big building, but I guess indoor soccer, indoor football and indoor sports have become a big thing in the northeast up here now,” he said.

DeStefano said the facility will add to the growing number of people who are coming into Middletown.

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Hudson Valley News
9:40 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

NYS Budget Authorizes Closure of Beacon Correctional

New York State’s only minimum security prison for women will be closing. This after Governor Andrew Cuomo said the prison operates at a high vacancy rate, and is one of the least efficient in the state.

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Hudson Valley News
11:11 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Boscobel Hires An Executive Director

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An historic Federal-period house museum perched above the Hudson River across from West Point has a new executive director.

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Hudson Valley News
12:02 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Hudson Valley County Receives Grant for Emergency Communications

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New York’s Orange County has been awarded nearly $6 million to improve emergency communications.

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Authorities Make Arrests in Painkiller Trafficking Ring

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The New York State attorney general says his office has broken up a major Oxycodone trafficking ring in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
11:16 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

He Takes His Town Hall Online

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A Congressman from the Hudson Valley streamed a town-hall forum Wednesday evening, on Facebook. It was his first town hall via social media, and it’s a trend that one political onlooker says is on the rise.

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Hudson Valley News
8:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case

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CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban district attorney has asked a neighboring county to handle a child rape case because he is acquainted with the suspect.

Putnam County prosecutor Adam Levy said Thursday in an emailed statement that he knows 35-year-old Alexandru Hossu of Southeast. His spokeswoman would not elaborate, but The Journal News reported that Hossu is the district attorney's personal trainer.

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Hudson Valley News
12:52 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

2013 County Health Rankings Are Released

An annual report on health rankings for counties across the country has just been released. Four Hudson Valley counties are in the top 10 in New York.

It’s the fourth annual report on health rankings, and gives a snapshot of the overall health of counties. Abbey Cofsky is senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which developed the report with the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

And it is some of these factors that propelled Rockland County toward the top of the list in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
8:42 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Port Authority takeover of Atlantic City Airport firms up

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ATLANTIC CITY – A study into the feasibility of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over Atlantic City International Airport says there are opportunities for growth at the airport, Port Authority officials said Wednesday.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also announced his approval of a takeover of the facility by the bi-state agency.

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Hudson Valley News
6:45 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Gun Buyback Program Yields More Than 300 Firearms

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In New York, Orange County officials say more than 300 unwanted or illegal weapons were turned in during a recent gun buyback program.

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