Hudson Valley News

Renowned Writer To Teach At Bard College

Nov 2, 2013
Kimberly Butler

A renowned writer is joining the staff of a college in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Two Hudson Valley congressional representatives praised Thursday’s announcement that the federal government has approved an up to $1.6 billion low interest loan for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

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A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley says a food allergy bill she authored has resulted in the first federal guidelines for schools.

HV Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

Nov 1, 2013
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An orthopedic surgeon in the Hudson Valley has pleaded guilty to a health-care fraud scheme.

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.

The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”

The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.

Two citizens groups are calling on the New York State Board of Elections to resign over wording of a ballot proposal about casino gambling. One is based in Ulster County, where casino supporters have their hopes set on seeing a casino built.

Westchester Parks Department Earns Top Honor

Oct 31, 2013
Office of the Westchester County Executive

The parks department in a Hudson Valley county has earned an honor for the third consecutive time - the only county in New York with the honor.

Politicos Talk Casino Gambling in NY

Oct 30, 2013

A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.

Filmmaker Josh Fox Speaks At SUNY New Paltz

Oct 30, 2013
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Anti-fracking activist and filmmaker Josh Fox spoke to an audience at SUNY New Paltz last night, urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking.

Gasland and Gasland 2 filmmaker Josh Fox, banjo in hand, spoke to a filled lecture hall at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His presentation came on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Fox took the opportunity of the anniversary to tweet a photo of the New Paltz audience at Cuomo and President Obama, typing, “we're from New Paltz, #notfromgasland. #endclimatesilence.

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Elected, labor and utility officials in Rockland County today marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, saying the area is better prepared to handle a devastating storm. They announced an agreement with local labor they say should prevent a repeat of one of the major problems.

They stood on a residential street in New City, in the Town of Clarkstown, New York state Senator David Carlucci among them.