Hudson Valley News

An off-duty firefighter has been charged in a wrong-way crash that killed a newspaper deliverer in Westchester County, New York.

Kingston Mayor To Formally Announce Re-Election Bid

Mar 16, 2015

The City of Kingston’s incumbent mayor will launch his re-election bid next week.

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After last year’s fatal police shooting of a man in Ferguson, Missouri, and after a man died in an apparent police chokehold in Staten Island, New York, the district attorney in Orange County has announced a protocol for officer-involved deadly-force encounters.

District Attorney David Hoovler, with the unanimous vote of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, has announced the establishment of a county-wide protocol for the investigation of incidents that involve police officers’ use of deadly force against citizens.

Clarkson and Union Graduate Explore Merger

Mar 16, 2015
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Clarkson University is exploring a merger of graduate programs with Union Graduate College in Schenectady, and an affiliated Hudson Valley program likely will expand as a result. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Clarkson President Dr. Tony Collins about the potential merger.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced Friday that a Rockland County resident has been confirmed to be the next U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of New York.

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A national civil rights organization says the economic woes of Newburgh deserve special attention.

Rockland County legislators have sent a letter of support to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for proposed legislation concerning the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

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The New York State Assembly budget calls for the creation of a state Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate, an idea that has not been picked up the Senate in previous budgets but is being pushed by non-profit group AARP.

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“Imagine.” “We Shall Overcome.” “We Are The World.” Could a new tune join the ranks of our most iconic message songs? Hudson Valley non-profit Clearwater is asking the global community to help write a song about a topic the environmental organization says is the all-encompassing issue of the day. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the Build-a-Song project.

Clearwater Music Director Linda Richards says the environmental group is looking for a climate change anthem.

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman wants the D-O-T to start a website for motorists to report potholes.

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