Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
11:16 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Students Compete at Westchester Science Fair

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There’s an Intel-affiliated science and engineering fair today (Sat.) in New York’s Westchester County, during which students are competing for scholarships, and a chance to travel to even bigger science fairs.

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1:58 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

IBM Will Move Some Work To Its Poughkeepsie Site

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IBM is moving some of its product manufacturing from Rochester, Minnesota, to Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as to Mexico. Company officials are being tight-lipped about what this means in terms of jobs, but some onlookers in the Hudson Valley see a boost to the local economy.

Here’s IBM spokesman Scott Cook.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Region experiences job growth in January

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ALBANY – All counties in the Mid-Hudson/Catskills region experienced job growth for the 12 months ended in January with the exception of Sullivan, the State Labor Department reported Thursday.

Columbia County had the most job growth at 3.3 percent while Sullivan County lost 1.6 percent.

The Dutchess-Orange metro area had job growth of 2.1 percent while Ulster County grew by two percent. The Putnam-Rockland-Westchester County metro area had job growth of 0.6 percent.

Greene County jobs grew by 0.9 percent.

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Hudson Valley News
8:18 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Orange County public schools to share $1.2 million for school safety

GOSHEN – The 14 public school districts and BOCES in Orange County will now be eligible for a share of $1.2 million in county funds that have been set aside for school safety programs.

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Hudson Valley News
11:18 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Court Delivers Two Decisions Re: Minisink Compressor Station

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The U.S. Court of Appeals has issued two decisions in relation to the Minisink natural-gas compressor station in Orange County. The compressor station is being constructed in an area where many 9/11 first responders reside.

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5:14 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

A Former County Legislature Chairman Dies

A former chairman of the Ulster County Legislature has died. The former chairman, Thomas Roach, was an Ulster County legislator from 1974 to 1983. He was majority leader in 1979, and legislature chairman from 1980-1983. He then served as the Commissioner of Social Services for the county, for 12 years, from 1984 to 1997. Democratic State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill of Kingston said, in a release, that Roach did not really retire after public service; that he dedicated himself to helping child victims of domestic violence across New York State as the longtime director of the William B.

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12:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Families, Agencies Fight Proposed Cut to Disabilities Programs and Services

James, Kathy, and John Cornett
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Some 175 people packed a large room last evening at New Horizons Resources in Dutchess County. They were there to hear about how a proposed funding cut to non-profit service providers for people with developmental disabilities, like New Horizons, would affect them and their families.

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11:08 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week gets cooking

Restaurants across the Hudson Valley will be highlighting their culinary offerings and locally-grown ingredients during the seventh annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week to be held March 11-march 24.  In the middle of it all is the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park . More than 170 establishments in seven counties will take part. For more on Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, we spoke with founder Janet Cranshaw, the publisher of the Valley Table.

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2:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Dutchess County Clerk Wants Reimbursement for SAFE Act Processing Costs

Opt-out forms received as of March 5, 2013
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The Dutchess County clerk has written to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in relation to implementing The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. He is asking the state to reimburse Dutchess for the costs affiliated with enacting the legislation.

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8:47 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Sussman blasts state for dragging its feet on toxic site cleanups

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GOSHEN – The Orange County Democratic Alliance has released a report documenting some 40 toxic sites in the county, many of which have been on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s cleanup list for years and have yet to be remediated.

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