Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:30 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Small Plane Crashes In Hudson River, No Survivors Found

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CATSKILL – A small aircraft was seen crashing into the Hudson River off Catskill, at approximately 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say it burst into flames shortly after impact, and became submerged within 10 minutes.

Emergency responders cordoned off both sides of the river, Main Street in Germantown on Columbia County's east bank; and the area near Lehigh Northeast Cement factory in Catskill, on Greene County's western shore.

No plane or survivors were recovered as of sundown.

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Hudson Valley News
9:52 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases

The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 am
Thu May 2, 2013

NY Veterans Counseling Program Expands

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A number of state and local elected officials will be on hand in New York’s Hudson Valley this afternoon to announce the expansion of a veterans counseling program.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Triple Homicide In Newburgh

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NEWBURGH – Police are investigating the murders of three people – two men and a woman – whose bodies were found in an apartment at 98 South William Street in Newburgh early Wednesday morning. They had all been shot.

Two of the victims of the 2:40 a.m. incident were dead at the scene and a third died at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital a short time after arrival.

The corners down the street were lined with people from the neighborhood watching and speculating.   Since the investigation was fresh and ongoing, police released little information.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Public Hearing Is Set For Westchester Affordable Housing Legislation

Legislators in Westchester County will hold a public hearing next week. It’s part of a process to meet federal demands regarding a 2009 fair and affordable housing settlement. A spokesman for the county executive has said it is the county’s position that it is in compliance with the settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
11:06 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

NYS Lawmaker Says Needed Funds Could Come From Film Tax Credits

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A New York State Assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has an idea about how to restore funding for not-for-profit programs for people with developmental disabilities. He admits there is some resistance to his plan, but insists opponents don’t see the big picture.

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Hudson Valley News
3:16 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Environmental Group Wants More Comment Time For Belleayre Projects

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A national environmental action group is sending a letter to New York state environmental regulators. An attorney for the group says more time is needed to comment on a modified proposal of The Belleayre Resort and plans for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

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Hudson Valley News
12:11 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Millennium Aims To Put Minisink Compressor Station Online May 15

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Millennium Pipeline Company has written to a federal agency asking to put a compressor station in New York’s Orange County into service.

Rockland County-based Millennium is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, permission to start the Minisink natural gas compressor station in a few weeks. Steve Sullivan is a spokesman for Millennium.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed May 1, 2013

NYS Senator Wants To Protect Voters' Rights

A New York State senator is introducing legislation this afternoon concerning the protection of voters’ rights. She and other officials will talk about it this afternoon.

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Hudson Valley News
4:42 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Westchester Launches Food Rescue Program

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A county executive in the Hudson Valley is kicking off an initiative this afternoon announced during his recent state of the county address – food rescue.

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