A small group of pizzerias in Dutchess County, New York, will pay $50,000 to settle a discrimination suit. That’s according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which announced the settlement.
A bill to safeguard the Hudson River from proposed anchorage sites passed the New York state Senate and Assembly this week. And now supporters are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the measure into law.
Former New York Republican Congressman Chris Gibson was in Poughkeepsie Thursday, giving a talk on leadership. He addressed graduates of a regional leadership program and weighed in on the federal healthcare bills.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently held its annual meeting on the safety performance of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. Audience members generally focused on plans to decommission the plant, which is slated to close by 2021.
The Great Hudson River Revival in New York over the weekend included a sendoff for the sloop Clearwater’s sail to Washington, D.C. The Clearwater Festival returned to Croton Point Park after a one-year hiatus and with it the reenactment of a voyage to stand up for federal clean water protections.
Attorneys for a Westchester County high school student have filed a second request for the teen to stay in the U.S. The undocumented immigrant from Ecuador was arrested the day of his prom and is being detained, along with his mother, following a deportation order.
The Clearwater Festival is back after a one-year hiatus. The annual music and environmental festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Croton Point Park in Westchester County. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Clearwater Education Director Maija Niemisto about what’s in store.
Federal immigration officials have denied a request for a high school student in Westchester County to stay in the U.S. The undocumented immigrant from Ecuador was arrested June 8, one day after his mother, and after officials had denied an asylum request and issued a deportation order in November. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the case that has grabbed national attention.
Westchester County health officials are urging patrons of a certain restaurant to protect themselves against Hepatitis A. This comes after one of the restaurant’s employees worked there while contagious.
Dutchess County legislators intend to put forth a resolution to censure one of their own. If passed, the legislature chairman says it would be the first censure in county legislature history. The legislator targeted says his words have been misconstrued.
Supporters have been rallying for a high school student in Westchester County to be allowed to remain in the United States. This comes after federal officials arrested the undocumented immigrant from Ecuador June 8.
The field of potential opponents to Republican Congressman John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District continues to grow. Two Woodstock residents with deep roots in the swing district are announcing their runs.
A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties as its members has received New York state funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
A forum Friday in Putnam County focused on nuclear waste storage and decommissioning. Much of the discussion was about the Indian Point nuclear power plant in neighboring Westchester County, which is slated to close by 2021.
The fight against the opioid epidemic has seen a variety of approaches, including changes to law enforcement policies and an increased focus on prevention. Now, a few counties in the Hudson Valley have filed suit against pharmaceutical companies. Dutchess County is the latest to allege the companies have used deceptive practices, leading to the crisis. And at least one other Hudson Valley county is considering filing suit.
A bill that bans the use of elephants in circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature. The idea for the legislation originated with college students.
New York state officials were in Newburgh this week to update the community on PFOS contamination and the blood testing program. It was the sixth community meeting in the city since PFOS contamination in Newburgh’s main drinking water source was discovered in May 2016.