Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
9:36 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

MTA Police Identify Passengers Who Died In Metro-North Train Derailment

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MTA officials have identified the four passengers who died in Sunday morning’s Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx. Three are from the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
6:31 am
Fri November 29, 2013

HV County Receives Grant For Rescue Team

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In New York, Orange County is on the receiving end of a state homeland security grant.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Health Quest Offers Healthier Food

Executive Chef Anthony Fischetti
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Hospital food for both staff and patients has become healthier in a portion of New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
6:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Senator Schumer Aims To Crack Down On Cell Phone Thefts

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A registry of stolen cell phones will launch the end of this month. New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the database is intended to crack down on the black market for cell phones. He wants to go a step further, with legislation.

New York’s senior senator recently visited the City of Poughkeepsie police station where he referred to this year’s statistics on cell phone theft.

Captain Steven Minard is with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

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Hudson Valley News
1:51 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

NYS Assembly Minority Leader Opposes Proposed NYC Food Container Ban

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The New York State Assembly minority leader appeared in front of a New York City council committee this week, urging officials to halt a proposal that would ban plastic foam containers in the city. He says such a ban would cost his district jobs. Environmentalists say turning away from such a ban would cost the land and sea.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Newburgh Gang Leader Is Sentenced

Officials say the founder of a gang in Orange County has been sentenced. 

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Poll Shows Governor Cuomo With A Strong Chance Of Re-Election

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A poll out Monday shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is well-positioned to win re-election. State Republicans say it’s too early to assume an easy win for Cuomo for a second term.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll reveals that Governor Cuomo is a strong, early favorite to win re-election as he heads into 2014. 

That’s Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie.

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Hudson Valley News
3:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.

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Hudson Valley News
8:23 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Senator Schumer Calls For Review Of Indian Point Riverfront Security

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.

He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.

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Hudson Valley News
12:50 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Police Call Dutchess Deaths A Murder-Suicide

New York State police say the fatal shootings in Dutchess County earlier this week were a murder-suicide.

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