Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
1:10 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

They Rallied Against the Compressor Station Days Before a Court Decision

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Some residents in a western Orange County town gathered over the weekend for a rally, in protest of the ongoing construction of a natural-gas compressor station. The station is being built to increase the capacity of a natural gas pipeline heading towards New York City.

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Hudson Valley News
2:04 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Protestors of Compressor Station Hold a Rally

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The construction of a natural gas compressor station on a residential road in the Orange County Town of Minisink began in the fall; and activists and residents held a rally over the weekend in protest. They say their residential and agricultural town is not the place for the compressor station.

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Hudson Valley News
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Walden mayor runs unopposed

Brian Maher
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WALDEN – The mayor of Walden will be running without an opponent in the March 19 village election.

Brian Maher has been mayor for four years and said he appreciates the apparent confidence of the village’s electorate.

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Hudson Valley News
10:17 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Pro-Hockey Team Helps to Restore Rinks Damaged by Sandy

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There’s a new program with the New York Rangers that will benefit two communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, one of which is in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Congressional Reps Introduce Bill About Tick-Borne Illnesses

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A New York Congressman is re-introducing legislation to address tick-borne illnesses.

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Hudson Valley News
6:48 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

PSC Approves Construction of Power Plant in Dutchess

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a large power plant in Dutchess County.  It was the last of the major approvals needed, though there are still some issues on the local level to work out before the shovels can hit the ground.

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Hudson Valley News
1:24 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Marriage Advice Project Seeks Older Adults

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On matters of the heart, a Cornell University gerontologist is working on a Marriage Advice Project, seeking the wisdom of older adults to impart to younger generations. He wants to survey hundreds of individuals, and has homed in on Orange County as one of the project’s locations.  

Despite decades of differences and technological advances, Dr. Karl Pillemer says he has found in his research that younger people do want to get married, and to one person for a lifetime, and they’re looking for advice from their elders on how to do this successfully.

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Hudson Valley News
8:54 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Maloney pushes for federal funding for new TZ Bridge

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D- Cold Spring) lobbied for federal funding for the new Tappan Zee Bridge during a hearing on infrastructure needs in the country held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held in Washington on Wednesday.

Maloney is a member of that committee, who supports the bridge project and urged the Transportation Secretary to approve the federal loan guarantees.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

The Proposed Closure of Beacon Correctional Causes Concerns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two correctional facilities. One is in the Hudson Valley, and it’s the state’s only minimum security prison for women. And now there is concern about what will happen to the programs available to these women.

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Hudson Valley News
11:26 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Sandy Task Force Recommendations Include Utilities' Response

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A New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force has issued its first report regarding how to move forward with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. One of their recommendations concerns the response of utility companies during and after a major storm.

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