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7:29 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

SUNY New Paltz Opens Sustainability Office

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One of the State University of New York campuses has a new Office of Campus Sustainability. Already, the college is one of eight SUNY campuses listed in the Princeton Review’s 2013 Guide to Green Colleges.

The State University of New York at New Paltz has hired a full-time sustainability coordinator, who begins May 1, and a part-time energy coordinator. The new office and its hires come in support of the SUNY New Paltz president’s recent submission of the Campus Sustainability Plan to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

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Hudson Valley News
1:04 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

There Will Be a Recommended Decision In A Proposed Utility Merger

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An extended public comment period closes this week for a proposed utility merger. This comes as administrative law judges say they will issue a recommended decision to the Public Service Commission concerning the proposed merger.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Judge Says No To Westchester's Injunction Request

A federal court judge Friday denied a request from Westchester County attorneys for a temporary restraining order in relation to an affordable housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
12:39 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Ashokan Watershed Conference Looks At Resilience

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An annual conference in New York’s Ulster County takes place Saturday. Presenters will speak about how to maintain healthy watershed communities and streams.

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Hudson Valley News
9:59 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Orange County Hamlet Holds UFO Fair

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It’s called the UFO Capitol of the Northeast, and there will be festivities from morning till night Saturday to celebrate the hamlet’s distinction.

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Hudson Valley News
7:59 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Assault Rifles For Police Patrol Officers

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A Columbia County town is outfitting its police with assault-style weapons.  The Germantown Town Board unanimously approved the purchase of two Bushmaster AR-15 style Patrol Rifles for the town’s Police Department. The Columbia Paper reports that the town’s five part-time police officers will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office in the use of the new rifles, and will not carry them until the Sheriff’s Office has signed off on their training. Cost of the rifles is $755 each.

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Hudson Valley News
8:54 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

A Champion For The Environment And Peace Dies At 106

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A well-known philanthropist and environmentalist who had a hilltop residence in New York’s Hudson Valley has died. She was also a champion for world peace. 

Kathryn Wasserman Davis died at the age of 106 on Tuesday. She took up both painting and kayaking in her 90s; the latter she sometimes shared with Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, along the Hudson and other rivers.

Sullivan says he recalls last kayaking with her in the fall, when Davis was 105.

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Hudson Valley News
2:43 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Two Catholic Schools In Kingston Will Stay Independent

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The New York Archdiocese has decided to allow two Catholic schools in Ulster County to remain open and separate. The move comes after one of the schools had been slated to close.

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Flood Task Force Continues Its Planning In Kingston

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KINGSTON – The City of Kingston Flooding Task Force, which was created to address waterfront flooding and sea level rise, continues to look at alternatives and suggestions to avoid flooding in the future.

The group will eventually develop recommendations to prevent waterfront flooding now and into the future, said Gregg Swanzey, the city’s economic development director.

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Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Astorino Submits Source Of Income Legislation

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Faced with a federal Justice Department deadline of today (Thursday), Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino submitted source of income legislation to the county Board of Legislators on Wednesday.

Astorino, who had accused the feds of “bullying” the county regarding its affordable housing settlement with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, faced contempt of court charges and fines to the county had he not submitted the legislation.

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