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

A Champion For The Environment And Peace Dies At 106

Ned Sullivan and Kathryn Davis
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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

Credit Joel Kramer

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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Hudson Valley News
5:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drives In Dutchess To Aid Boston

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Blood drive coordinators in New York’s Hudson Valley are dedicating their upcoming blood drives to those in Boston who suffered as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

U.S. Attorney Makes Demands Of Westchester In Fair Housing Settlement

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

The U.S. Attorney has fired off a letter threatening action if the Westchester County Executive does not comply with his demands. The letter has to do with an affordable housing agreement, and the county executive has said he is in compliance.

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Hudson Valley News
1:37 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

The NYS Assembly's Barrett Talks About Year One In Office

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New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett recently completed her first year in office. The Democrat, who represents a section of the Hudson Valley, spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about what she has accomplished so far and what is yet to come.

Barrett represents the 106th Assembly District, which includes portions of Columbia and Dutchess Counties.

She says she has been working on educating her colleagues about the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
7:01 am
Wed April 24, 2013

NY Congressman Forms Watershed Advisory Group

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A Congressman from New York is behind a newly-formed advisory group. The goal is to reach common ground on issues relating to the New York City Watershed.

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Hudson Valley News
5:50 am
Wed April 24, 2013

The Symposium Is About Hudson River Science

There’s a symposium Wednesday in New York on the state of Hudson River Science.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

State Senator Defends Tweet, Calls For Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Credit Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

Following the Boston Marathon bombings, a New York state Senator is renewing his call for the death penalty. He also says he’s not opposed to torture, under certain circumstances, and is standing by a tweet that made national headlines.

Following the capture of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Republican state Senator from the Hudson Valley Greg Ball tweeted Friday night, quote “So, scumbag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?”

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