Hudson Valley News

Rockland Town Makes Money's Best Places To Live List

Sep 21, 2016
Courtesy of the Town of Clarkstown

A town in Rockland County has made the top 10 of a list of Money magazine’s best places to live. It’s the only mention in the Hudson Valley.

A number of elected officials in the Hudson Valley plan to draw attention to national Hunger Action Month by lending a hand Wednesday at local supermarkets.

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Orange County officials say their drug task force has charged a mother and her son with felony weapon possession and another 11 defendants with selling drugs.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A public meeting last night concerning an update on the PFOS water contamination issue in Newburgh brought a formal announcement about the launch of a blood testing program for the city. But with it came more questions and concerns.  

Many more seats were filled in the auditorium at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh than at the first such public forum in June. Local, state and federal officials first delivered a recap of what has been done to address PFOS contamination and residents grew impatient, wanting to hear more about a blood testing program.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney stood Monday with the mother of an 18-year-old high school graduate who was fatally shot in the back on a Newburgh street at the end of August. They and others are urging federal funding to come through to install gunshot detection technology in the city. 

Sanders Rallies For Teachout In New Paltz

Sep 16, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders rallied Friday in New Paltz for Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional district seat. It’s a race that has drawn national attention. Sanders repeated some of the themes from his presidential campaign, saying Teachout believes in the same. With the State University of New York at New Paltz one block from the park, many of those in attendance were college students.

Voters Decide NYS Assembly Primaries In The HV

Sep 14, 2016
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In a few closely watched races, incumbents in the Hudson Valley were victorious in their Assembly primaries, according to unofficial results.

Voters Write-In For A NYS Senate Primary In The HV

Sep 14, 2016

In the Hudson Valley, voters had their say in a few New York state Senate races.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously passed a resolution Monday opposing the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to establish up to 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

NYS DOH Works On Blood Testing Plan For Newburgh

Sep 14, 2016

The New York state Department of Health is working with federal partners to finalize details of a plan to have Newburgh residents blood tested for PFOS.

An effort to establish a town in Orange County took a step forward with the delivery of a petition to the county legislature. Village of Kiryas Joel leaders are initiating the process.  

NYS Primary Day Includes Assembly Races In The HV

Sep 13, 2016

Primary day in New York is putting the spotlight on a few races in the Hudson Valley, namely in the state Assembly.

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Some primary races in the Hudson Valley will decide the November ballot for some New York state Assembly and Senate races.

Bard College Orchestra Opens To Community

Sep 11, 2016
Courtesy of Bard College Conservatory of Music

A college orchestra in the Hudson Valley is expanding to include community musicians.

A pedestrian bridge at a park in Rockland County has reopened in time for the 9/11 memorial ceremony.


A U.S. Department of Justice grant is headed Westchester’s way to help increase the county’s capacity to perform DNA analysis and reduce the backlog of unfinished cases.

Numerous ceremonies are scheduled for this weekend marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And while Westchester County will hold such a ceremony, it also offers residents the opportunity to serve and remember.

The founder of the Slave Dwelling Project will spend Friday night in an ancient cellar of a house on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. His mission is to bring awareness to the existence of former slave dwellings, their history and need for preservation. In this case, he also aims to shine a light on Northern slave ownership.

With a number of 15th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremonies scheduled for this weekend, at least one Hudson Valley county offers residents the opportunity to serve and remember.

HealthAlliance Of The HV Unveils Kingston Plans

Sep 8, 2016

Hospital officials unveiled plans Thursday for a hospital renovation and medical village in Kingston, New York.

As students head back to the classroom, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney wants to start the school year swinging in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse in the Hudson Valley. He is urging parents, teachers, coaches and community members to work together.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Congressional lawmakers from the Hudson Valley Wednesday announced grants to improve rail crossing safety in the New York metro area. They hope the improvements will help prevent tragedies like the February 2015 Metro-North crash in Valhalla.

EPA Adds Wappinger Creek To Superfund List

Sep 8, 2016
Julian Colton

The Environmental Protection Agency has added part of a creek in Dutchess County to the federal Superfund list.

The New York state Department of Health has begun sampling private wells in the vicinity of Stewart Air National Guard base, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation declared a superfund site in August.

Authorities Say Gap Fire Was Set Intentionally

Sep 6, 2016
Courtesy of Dutchess County government

Authorities say a massive fire that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York’s Hudson Valley was intentionally set.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Tuesday announced his selection to fill the county’s newly created position of Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

Poughkeepsie City Administrator Is Appointed

Sep 3, 2016

Poughkeepsie’s mayor Friday announced the appointment of a city administrator.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Orange County Thursday, urging the passage of nearly $2 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. County officials joined him at Orange County Community College in Newburgh, supporting his call. 

A hospital in the Hudson Valley that was set to close its emergency department October 1, pending state approval, has put its closure application on hold.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the public comment period for proposed rulemaking concerning anchorage sites along the Hudson River.