Hudson Valley News

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

Credit Courtesy of Frankie and Maria Flora

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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Hudson Valley News
5:30 am
Mon April 15, 2013

NY Assemblyman Arranges Bus to Take Protestors to Pipeline Site

A New York State Assemblyman says he arranged for bus transportation for those who want to join in opposing a controversial water pipeline construction project in Orange County. Construction resumes this morning, and is expected to cross a town line.

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Hudson Valley News
12:24 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Tree Cleanup Temporarily Closes A Park Area in Ulster County

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A public area in a part of New York’s Ulster County is closed for two weeks to clean up trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
2:08 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

District Attorneys Welcome Empowerment Under Proposed NY Laws

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced legislation that would better enable prosecutors crack down on public corruption. The proposal comes following two federal political corruption cases last week involving elected officials in New York.

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