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Federal funding is headed to first responders in two locations in Westchester County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Emergency planning and public education related to a radiological incident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County is inadequate. That’s according to a report from a non-profit watchdog group now calling on the public and local governments to include such planning beyond federal requirements.

Bard College Receives Grant For Scholarships

Apr 24, 2015
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A college in Dutchess County has been awarded a grant to support certain scholarships.

Rockland Grassroots Group To Receive EPA Award

Apr 24, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Environmental Protection Agency Friday will honor a grassroots group that combatted a controversial proposed desalination plant in Rockland County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

As in many other states, craft beer is on the rise in New York. But new snags have accompanied the brewing boom. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently stopped by a brewery in Dutchess County to push for malt barley crop insurance. Farmers and brewers alike say it would help craft brewers increase their locally-sourced ingredients.

A Former County Legislator Is Sentenced

Apr 23, 2015

A former Rockland County legislator who resigned from his position after pleading guilty to election fraud was sentenced Thursday.

Westchester To Open Economic Development Office In NYC

Apr 23, 2015
Courtesy of the Office of the Westchester County Executive

Westchester County is opening an economic development office in Manhattan and is targeting companies that are thinking about leaving New York City.

A barge lodged itself under the Tappan Zee Bridge but didn't damage the 60-year-old crossing or the nearby bridge under construction.

Police Identify Human Remains Found In Orange County

Apr 22, 2015

State police say human remains found by utility workers clearing brush in Orange County have been identified as the victim in a Bronx homicide case.

Vassar College Announces Commencement Speaker

Apr 21, 2015
Courtesy of @Carlos Serrao/The Huffington Post

A media icon is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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