Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:19 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Lowey and Cuomo Say NYS Will Direct Certain Federal Funding To Westchester

As the dispute concerning a 2009 affordable housing settlement in Westchester County continues, a Congresswoman and the governor have come up with a plan to allot federal money to local communities. 

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, represents part of Westchester.

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Hudson Valley News
2:28 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Awaiting Answers, Officials Call For Improving Safety At Rail Crossings

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Elected officials who toured the train wreckage from last week’s fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County say there are many questions about the so-called third rail. On Friday, they also toured the crash site, and talked about improving safety at rail crossings. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, many questions remain about the deadliest Metro-North accident to date.

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Hudson Valley News
7:08 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Marist College President To Retire From Post

Credit Courtesy of Marist College

A longtime president of a college in Poughkeepsie, New York is retiring.

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Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

U.S. Senator Describes Train Wreckage

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two U.S. Senators and two congressional representatives Friday saw the wreckage and toured the crash site of Tuesday’s fiery Metro-North crash in Westchester County that left six people dead. 

The officials, including U.S. Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal, spoke after viewing the charred train in a warehouse and then touring the crash site in Valhalla.

“Look inside the car and you can see those third rails like daggers going into the heart of that chamber.”

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Hudson Valley News
6:43 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Senator Schumer, Others Tour Train Wreckage, Crash Site

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and other elected officials Friday toured the wreckage of the Metro-North train from Tuesday’s fatal crash in Westchester County.

Schumer, after seeing the burnt first car of the train, said it was looking into a coffin.

“It’s so sad and gut-wrenching. It’s one of the worst experiences I’ve had in elected life.”

He and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut along with New York congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney also visited the crash site. Schumer said a lot of questions need answers.

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Hudson Valley News
1:07 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Rolison Says He Is Running For Poughkeepsie Mayor

Credit Courtesy of Rob Rolison

The chairman of the Dutchess County legislature is running for City of Poughkeepsie mayor.

Republican Rob Rolison, who had been considering a mayoral run for some time, told WAMC Friday he has decided to throw his hat in the ring.

“I made the decision that I am going to give up my legislative seat at the end of the year, because I won’t be able to run for both, and they’re both up in November, and I’m running for mayor.”

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Hudson Valley News
8:22 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Lawmakers To Visit MTA Crash At 2

Credit National Transportation Safety Board

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senator Chuck Schumer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York will meet with National Transportation Safety Board officials this afternoon. The lawmakers will see the wreckage of the Metro-North train crash that resulted in six people dead and more than a dozen injured. They will also visit the scene of Tuesday’s collision.

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Hudson Valley News
7:22 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Preliminary Data Paints A Timeline Of Metro-North Crash

Credit Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

Preliminary investigation findings indicate an SUV was in the danger zone inside railroad crossing gates for about 30 seconds before a Metro-North commuter train crashed into it, killing the driver and five train passengers.

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Hudson Valley News
8:50 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Ulster County Woman Is Sentenced In Animal Cruelty Case

An Ulster County, New York woman has been sentenced in an animal cruelty case in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

HV Congressman Introduces Rail Safety Crossing Bill

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has introduced legislation to improve safety at rail crossings, the day after a fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County. Meanwhile, the crash investigation that began Wednesday is expected last another four-to-six days.

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