Hudson Valley News

Newburgh
6:57 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Bystanders grab gunman after man shot in NY store

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Police are crediting bystanders with subduing a gunman after he opened fire inside a Hudson Valley store and wounded a man during a robbery attempt.

City of Newburgh police say 21-year-old Thomas Rodriquez Jr. was outside the South Side Deli Tuesday night when a man approached him and demanded money. Rodriquez ran into the store and the gunman followed.

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Hudson Valley News
9:15 am
Tue January 15, 2013

U.S. Rep. Maloney Introduces His First Amendment

Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a more than $50 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster-aid package, and a Congressman from the Hudson Valley is working to ensure that such aid packages are not so delayed in the future. 

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Hudson Valley News
10:32 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Two Separate Housing Initiatives are Unveiled

A town in New York’s Hudson Valley has a new affordable housing initiative, while officials across the river want more first-time homebuyers in their Hudson Valley city. 

Officials from the Dutchess County Town of Rhinebeck and Hudson River Housing will provide details Tuesday on a new workforce housing initiative to sell affordable housing units at The Gardens at Rhinebeck.

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Hudson Valley News
5:02 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Police Have Not Linked the Burglary to the Gun Map

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City home that was listed on a published map of pistol-permit owners in two Hudson Valley counties has been burglarized. But police say there's no direct evidence that the map led to the crime.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

New School-Safety Committee Seeks Public Comment

Credit Scott Davidson / Flickr

In light of widespread concern surrounding school safety following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Ulster County officials are seeking comments from the public about how best to make the county’s schools safer places. School administrators are also in on the discussion.  

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Hudson Valley News
6:06 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Report Says Two as One Would Save Money

There is a report out that offers details about whether the consolidation of the governments of a Hudson Valley town and village would save money.  In Ulster County, Town of New Paltz Supervisor Susan Zimet says the Consolidation Finance committee has delivered its long-awaited report and recommendations on the consolidation of the Town and Village governments of New Paltz.  Holding the $1 million dollar Citizen Empowerment grant as an add on, the committee has found that if the two governments were one,  based on 2011 actual expenditures, taxpayers would have realized a savings of  $1.625

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Hudson Valley News
7:12 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Suspicious Package Sent to Editor's Home

Police say someone mailed fecal matter to the home of an editor for a Hudson Valley, New York newspaper that has published the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits.

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Hudson Valley News
8:37 am
Fri January 11, 2013

They Have Their Eyes on Economic Development in Orange

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Credit Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana / Facebook

The Orange County executive Thursday welcomed a new congressional member who represents the region. They say they agreed to work together to advance economic development in Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Orange County Executive Edward Diana agreed that investments in agriculture and local economic development projects are vital to creating jobs and moving Orange County forward.

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Hudson Valley News
6:39 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

They Say the Plans are Ambitious and Important

State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, represents the 38th district, which includes a large part of Rockland County, and a small piece of Westchester. Part of his district was hit by Hurricane Sandy, and he says he was all for what the Governor had to say when it comes to improving emergency response and preparedness.

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Hudson Valley News
12:47 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Public Participation is the Heart of a Case Involving the NRC

An appeals court has ruled that public participation, nearly all the time, must be included when federal regulators consider granting safety exemptions to nuclear power plants. Monday’s ruling has to do with a fire-safety exemption that was granted for Indian Point 3. The case is Brodsky versus the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and it falls under the National Environmental Policy Act.  Former New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky argued the case on behalf of a group of plaintiffs, including the Sierra Club-Atlantic Chapter, and Westchester’s Citizens Awareness Network. In this week’s ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated part of a district court ruling involving an exemption to fire-safety rules. Here’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission Spokesman Neil Sheehan:

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