Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
6:45 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Gun Buyback Program Yields More Than 300 Firearms

Credit Office of the Orange County Executive

In New York, Orange County officials say more than 300 unwanted or illegal weapons were turned in during a recent gun buyback program.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Writes to PSC, State AG About Proposed Utility Merger

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman has penned a letter to the New York State attorney general with concerns over a proposed merger involving a local utility company. A spokesman for the utility company insists the merger is in the public interest.

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Hudson Valley News
3:16 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Hudson Valley Congressman's Bill Reforms Crop Insurance

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, has introduced his first bill since taking office in January. It has to do with better protecting fruit and vegetable farmers when it comes to crop insurance.

Maloney says The CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act, aims to reform crop insurance to help so-called specialty crop farmers, namely, fruit and vegetable growers.

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Hudson Valley News
2:20 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Concerned Residents to Hold Forum on Proposed Utility Merger

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The New York State Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed merger of Poughkeepsie, New York-based CH Energy Group and Canadian utility company Fortis. And a group of residents is holding a meeting this evening to express opposition.

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Hudson Valley News
9:38 am
Wed March 20, 2013

House Bill Looks to Protect Specialty Crop Farmers

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Tuesday was National Agriculture Day, and a Congressman from New York took the opportunity to introduce a bipartisan bill to help specialty crop farmers.

Hudson Valley Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced his first bill, the CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act.

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Hudson Valley News
9:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Engel travels with President on visit to Israel

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D, Westchester), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is traveling with President Obama to Israel, representing the Congress during the visit to the Middle East.

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Hudson Valley News
2:49 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

U.S. Peace Movement Shifts Focus Amid Changing Face of War

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At least one peace organization got its start by coordinating efforts to end the war in Iraq. On this 10th anniversary of the start of that war, and with its end, that peace group now directs its attention to more than just war.

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Hudson Valley News
9:07 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Congressman's First Bill Aims to Protect Farmers

A Congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley is introducing his first bill, and it has to do with agriculture.

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Hudson Valley News
8:50 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Local lawmakers propose tuition reduction for troops affected by sequester

ALBANY – Sequester-related cuts are apparently going to suspend tuition assistance for military personnel so Assemblyman Kiernan Michael Lalor (R- Fishkill) and Senator Gregory Ball (R- Patterson) Monday announced they will propose tuition reductions for those attending SUNY and CUNY schools.

Lalor said the measure, which has wide spread support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, is the right thing to do.

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Hudson Valley News
12:47 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Newspaper Union Members Approve Contract with New Owner

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Newspaper Guild union members at the Ulster County, New York-based newspaper “The Daily Freeman” have agreed to a contract with the newspaper’s future owner. “The Freeman” and other Journal Register Company papers are slated to be under the new ownership next month.

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