An annual report on health rankings for counties across the country has just been released. Four Hudson Valley counties are in the top 10 in New York.
It’s the fourth annual report on health rankings, and gives a snapshot of the overall health of counties. Abbey Cofsky is senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which developed the report with the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.
And it is some of these factors that propelled Rockland County toward the top of the list in New York.
ATLANTIC CITY – A study into the feasibility of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over Atlantic City International Airport says there are opportunities for growth at the airport, Port Authority officials said Wednesday.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also announced his approval of a takeover of the facility by the bi-state agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.