Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
10:04 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.

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7:51 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Westchester Begins Bus Security Campaign

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A new advertising campaign in a county in New York’s Hudson Valley calls for citizen vigilance.

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6:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Bill For Ethics Package

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A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says a legislative ethics package unveiled this week by the Senate Democratic Conference includes one of his bills.

Democratic Senator Terry Gipson says the ethics package is designed to reform state government and combat ongoing corruption issues.

He says current laws regulating usage of campaign funds are lax, with little oversight.

The Senate Democratic Conference also announced support for the principles of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Public Trust Act, intended to crack down on political corruption.

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1:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness

There’s a conference tomorrow in New York that will focus on preparedness for nuclear disasters and other radiation emergencies. It’s an opportunity to think about and plan for some worst-case scenarios.

It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10th annual conference, and this year’s topic is “Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies.” Dr. James Halpern is the director of the Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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7:33 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency

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Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.

The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.

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5:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Public Hearings On A Proposed Utility Merger Are This Week in Two Hudson Valley Cities

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The first of two additional public hearings on a proposed utility merger in New York takes place this evening.

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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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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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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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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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