Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
2:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NYS GOP Chair Floats Names to Challenge Governor Cuomo

NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox

Five names were recently floated as potential candidates to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 election. Four of the five are in the Hudson Valley.

Ed Cox is chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

One is Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

He refers to running for county executive. And the federal agency he says he is battling is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over aspects of an affordable housing agreement. As to whether he is ruling out a run for governor, Astorino replies:

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings

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KINGSTON – Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht of Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston felt the community of the Hudson Valley should do something spiritual for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks so his synagogue held a special prayer service Tuesday.

Congregants and others prayed for the dead and injured and their families, but also for the entire country, said Rabbi Hecht.

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Hudson Valley News
8:24 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Hudson Valley heightens security after bombings

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GOSHEN – Law enforcement across the Hudson Valley has heightened security in the wake of the Boston bombings that left three people dead and over 170 people injured on Monday. The attacks at the Boston Marathon were acts of terrorism, President Obama said Tuesday.

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois said law enforcement is concentrating on areas where large numbers of people gather.

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 am
Wed April 17, 2013

NY Congressman Aims to Help Veterans Cut Through Red Tape

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A Congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley is trying to cut down on red tape when it comes to processing disability claims from veterans. He is announcing legislation today to address the issue.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Dog Bite Legislation

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A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley today introduced legislation that would hold dog owners financially liable the first time their dogs bite others.

Frankie Flora is nine years old. On this day in 2009, he was severely mauled by a relative’s dog.

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Hudson Valley News
2:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

County Executive Requests Hearing With and Authorization to Sue Federal Agency

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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In New York, the Westchester County Executive is asking a federal agency for a hearing after being told that funding would be taken away from the county. The warning came in a letter, and is based on claims the county has failed to comply with a fair housing agreement.

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Hudson Valley News
12:45 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Senators Introduce Dog Bite Legislation

Frankie and Maria Flora
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Two New York State senators are introducing a bill to protect victims of serious dog bites.

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Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city

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BOSTON – Two explosive devices went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon while other undetonated devices were located elsewhere along the route.

Three people were killed and over 140 were injured, some critically.

Town of Monroe Supervisor Sandy Leonard was at the Marathon.   Her son, who lives in Boston, ran in the iconic race.

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Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Westchester Increases Security After Boston Explosions

At least one county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says security was stepped up Monday as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. And security will remain heightened through at least today.

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Hudson Valley News
7:22 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Protestors Line Up Near Water Pipeline Construction Site

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About 50 protestors gathered this morning near a water pipeline construction site in New York’s Orange County. They say the pipeline should not be going in the ground without permits in place for a larger project.

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