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7:22 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton Rallies For Congressman Maloney

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in her home county of Westchester this morning to campaign for Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.  She delivered a speech during a public “Women for Maloney” event.

Hillary Clinton, who also served as a U.S. senator for New York, spoke to an audience of some 200 people at the Pinnacle Restaurant at Heritage Hills, a condominium complex in Somers.

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Hudson Valley News
8:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Hudson Highlands Access Will Be Expanded

Officials say the largest ever conservation easement in the Hudson Highlands will link two state parks in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
6:12 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

NYS DEC Okays Lead Agency For Proposed Water Bottling Project

There is growing concern in the Hudson Valley about the main water source for Kingston and whether it should be bottled. And today, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation designated a lead agency for an environmental review process of the proposal. At least one group is disappointed in the decision.

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1:12 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

The CIA And Half Moon Pair Up For Dinner Theatre

Credit Courtesy of Half Moon Theatre

A theatre company in the Hudson Valley is teaming up with the Culinary Institute of America for new offering.

Poughkeepsie-based Half Moon Theatre and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park are collaborating on a dinner theatre type venture. Molly Renfroe Katz is executive director of Half Moon.

“We say it’s dinner theatre on steroids,” says Renfroe Katz. “We’re thrilled about the pairing of courses. It’s the art of theatre and the art of gastronomy paired. And we’re so excited about that.”

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Hudson Valley News
9:47 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Funding Is Headed To Repair Flood-Prone Bridges In NY

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Elected officials have announced federal funding to upgrade and repair flood-prone bridges in a number of Hudson Valley counties.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Poultry Plant In Orange Sued Over Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

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Federal prosecutors say a slaughterhouse in Orange County that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers.

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Hudson Valley News
9:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Putnam Voters To Decide County Executive And Clerk Races

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of candidates took to the stage in Putnam County Wednesday in races ranging from county legislator to state Senate.

Putnam County voters have a few local races of note to decide November 4. There is a race for Putnam County Executive, pitting incumbent Republican MaryEllen Odell against longtime Democratic County Legislator Sam Oliverio. Odell says it’s possible voter turnout could be high given a number of contentious races, including for state Senate seats.

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2:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

NYS Senate Candidates Speak At Putnam County Forum

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A forum in Putnam County Wednesday included candidates for two New York state Senate races.

The tone was set before the two candidates from Westchester County in the race for the 40th state Senate District even spoke.

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Hudson Valley News
4:15 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NYS AG Announces Language Access Agreement With Newburgh Police

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

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7:06 am
Tue October 21, 2014

NY Governor Has A Plan To Revitalize Stewart Airport

Credit The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday, standing alongside Vice President Joe Biden, announced modernization and revitalization plans for four airports. One is in the Hudson Valley.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced master plan design competitions for LaGuardia and JFK International Airports in New York City. He unveiled different kinds of revitalization plans for Long Island’s Republic Airport and Orange County’s Stewart International Airport.

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