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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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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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Hudson Valley News
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
Credit Greystone Programs

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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Hudson Valley News
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
Credit Office of the Dutchess County Clerk

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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Hudson Valley News
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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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Rockland on the road to financial recovery, says Vanderhoef

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NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef delivered his final state of the county address to the County Legislature Tuesday night taking aim at budget and financial challenges and the county’s experiences with Hurricane Sandy.

Vanderhoef, who is retiring at the end of the year, spent a significant amount of time discussing the county’s budget woes, assuring county residents the worst of the recession was over but more structural changes were necessary.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

United Way Distributes Money to Sandy-Affected Communities

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

The United Way of New York City is distributing more than $5 million in aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Three Hudson Valley counties are receiving some of the money.

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2:36 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

A Group of Residents Raises Concerns About Proposed Central Hudson-Fortis Merger

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The New York State Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed merger of Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group -the parent company of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation - and Canadian utility company Fortis, Inc.  A public comment period will close at the end of the month, and at least one group of residents from Ulster County has written with its concerns.

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