Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
10:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

NY Congressman Introduces Lyme Disease Research Bill

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A New York congressman has authored legislation to improve Lyme disease research efforts.

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Hudson Valley News
3:23 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Caesars Presents Orange County Casino Proposal

Representatives from Caesars Entertainment Thursday night unveiled some details of their proposed casino resort for Orange County for the first time in public. Area residents voiced more support than not. And the main focus was a longstanding concern in the area – traffic. 

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Hudson Valley News
4:30 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Public Hearing In Woodbury Is On Tap For Proposed Casino Resort

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There is a presentation and public hearing this evening in New York on one of the casino resorts proposed for Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
3:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Nevele CEO Returns

The CEO of the company proposing the only casino resort for Ulster County is back in the position three weeks after he stepped aside. He had left after a newspaper story resurrected details of an assault case.

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Hudson Valley News
9:25 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Resolution On Indian Point Can Appear Next Year

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A resolution concerning the Indian Point nuclear power plant put forth by a Hudson Valley resident will return to Entergy’s annual shareholder meeting next year.

March Gallagher of Ulster County needed at least 3 percent of the total votes on the measure to enable her resolution to return to Indian Point parent Entergy’s agenda next year. Gallagher says she had purchased Entergy shares to be able to introduce her resolution to decommission Westchester County-based Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

NYS Senator Calls For Safer Crude Oil Transport By Train

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A New York state Senator is the latest lawmaker urging the federal government to take action on oil transportation along the Hudson River.

New York State Democratic Senator Terry Gipson has penned a letter to federal representatives urging the federal government to take action to protect communities, the environment, and the local economy from the ongoing risks of crude oil transportation on railways, specifically along the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Dutchess County Exec Supports Lawsuit Against FERC

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The Dutchess County executive has joined the legal fight to dismantle a new capacity zone. He says county residents cannot afford to pay the price of higher electric bills resulting from the new zone and is calling on a federal agency to halt the zone’s implementation.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Monday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Hudson Valley News
7:31 am
Wed May 21, 2014

County Exec Comments on NYS Senate Candidate's Pullout

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After a Republican candidate this week announced he was withdrawing from the race for a New York state Senate seat in the Hudson Valley, the Dutchess County executive who supported him weighs in.

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison announced he was pulling out of the race for the 41st Senate District, citing too many about personal attacks than a focus on the future of the state and Republican Party. Here’s Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

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Hudson Valley News
10:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Water Infrastruture Bill Includes Dam Safety Act

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The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a major water infrastructure bill that contains $70 million for dam safety programs. It is legislation that Congressmen and local lawmakers alike say will help the Hudson Valley.  

The House passed the final conference report of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or WRRDA, by a vote of 412-4. Within this legislation is the Dam Safety Act, sponsored by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Maloney mentions a classification of dams that poses a serious risk.

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Hudson Valley News
3:31 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

NY Congressional Candidate Launches Site Against Opponent

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A Congressional candidate in New York has launched a website targeted at his opponent, alleging consistent double talk. The incumbent Republican is hitting back. 

Well-heeled Democrat Sean Eldridge explains why he launched TheRealChrisGibson.com.

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