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Hudson Valley News
7:47 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Walkway Participants Go For A World Record

Credit Fred Schaeffer, Walkway Over the Hudson

The annual Guinness World Record attempt on pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson takes place Sunday.

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Hudson Valley News
1:18 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

HV Congressman Discusses Trip To Afghanistan

Rep. Maloney flies over Kabul
Credit Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

A Hudson Valley congressman recently visited Afghanistan as part of a bipartisan delegation. He returned from his four-day trip the day President Obama outlined his foreign policy goals in his graduation speech at West Point on Wednesday. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney about what he experienced in Afghanistan.

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Hudson Valley News
9:32 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Camp Smith Hosts Annual Shooting Competition

A New York Army National Guard Soldier engages targets during the May 2013 Adjutant General's Match at Camp Smith.

It might get a bit loud in parts of northern Westchester and neighboring Putnam County this weekend, as a National Guard shooting competition kicks off Saturday.

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Hudson Valley News
2:26 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March To Celebrate A Milestone

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival takes place Sunday in the Ulster County village where same-sex marriage ceremonies were performed 10 years ago. The grand marshal of the pride march is the founder of the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, a man Newsweek and The Daily Beast once dubbed “the godfather of gay marriage.” 

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Hudson Valley News
7:08 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Sullivan County Center Receives Grant For Rural Health Care

Credit 401(K) 2013/Creative Commons

A Hudson Valley-based provider of educational, health and residential services for children and adults with disabilities is on the receiving end of a federal grant to expand one of its services.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Newburgh City And Town Forge Agreement On Proposed Casino

Credit Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Both the City and Town of Newburgh held special meetings Wednesday night, in relation to a proposed casino that would be located in the town.

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

Credit Kellie McGuire

President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

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Hudson Valley News
8:01 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Proposed Casino For Town of Newburgh Includes City In Revenues

Credit Saratoga Casino and Raceway

There will be two special meetings Wednesday evening in Orange County pertaining to casino resolutions. The first one gets underway at 6.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Obama Delivers Foreign Policy Vision During West Point Graduation

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

President Barack Obama today delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He took the opportunity not only to bestow words of wisdom, but to lay out his foreign policy vision. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the president’s third visit to New York in as many weeks.

1,064 cadets received diplomas after listening to President Obama deliver the graduation speech.

“You are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan,” President Obama said.

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7:21 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

HV Congresswoman Joins Westchester Officials in Combatting Heroin Use

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York Congresswoman has announced she is joining the list of co-sponsors of a bill to combat heroin overdoses. Representative Nita Lowey was in Westchester County among local officials discussing ways to stem New York’s heroin epidemic.

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