Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

County Executive Unveils "Safer Communities" Program

Credit Westchester County, Office of the County Executive

A county executive in the Hudson Valley is launching an initiative as a response to December’s Newtown, Connecticut mass school shooting. It’s called “Safer Communities”, and it kicks off next week with a symposium on school safety.

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1:05 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Elected Officials Hear Concerns from Low-Income Residents

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A grassroots group in the Hudson Valley organized a Town Hall Meeting in Poughkeepsie Tuesday evening, to give low-income residents the chance to hear from three elected officials who represent them. The elected officials vowed a lot of support and help, and many in attendance say they are hopeful.

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Hudson Valley News
12:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Orange County Arts Council adds film component

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MIDDLETOWN – The Orange County Arts Council, the umbrella organization representing the arts in the county, has now created a film bureau.

The agency will actively promote the county and what it has to offer moviemakers, said its executive director, Dawn Ansbro.

“We are close enough to New York City that travel is not an issue”, Ansbro said.  “We have everything from historic architecture, riverfront property, farmland, street; I think we’ve got a lot to attract filmmakers here in addition to local film professionals that live here.”

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Hudson Valley News
9:22 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Congressman Maloney Heads to Orange for a Farm Forum

A congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley will hold an Agriculture Town Hall gathering Wednesday in Orange County.  The forum comes as Congress begins to consider a long-term farm bill.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will hold the forum in Warwick. He says he wants to hear the concerns and priorities of local farmers and producers.

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Hudson Valley News
8:37 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Rockland County Legislature votes down gun control requests to state government

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NEW CITY – The Rockland County Legislature Tuesday night voted on three separate resolutions pressing both federal and state lawmakers in Albany to implement additional gun control and mental health legislation, including amendments to the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.

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Hudson Valley News
8:11 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Bunyi confirmed as Poughkeepsie city administrator after mayor breaks tie vote

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Camilo Bunyi is the new Poughkeepsie city administrator, but only after Mayor John Tkazyik exercised a rare option to break a four-four City Council deadlock. 

The vote followed minimal council debate, but more than an hour of public comment during which about 20 people spoke on the city administrator appointment, mostly in favor of Bunyi, who has been the city finance commissioner.  The small citizen opposition came from mostly from CSEA members who accused Bunyi of having a hostile attitude toward the union.

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Hudson Valley News
1:10 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

They Rallied Against the Compressor Station Days Before a Court Decision

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Some residents in a western Orange County town gathered over the weekend for a rally, in protest of the ongoing construction of a natural-gas compressor station. The station is being built to increase the capacity of a natural gas pipeline heading towards New York City.

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Hudson Valley News
2:04 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Protestors of Compressor Station Hold a Rally

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The construction of a natural gas compressor station on a residential road in the Orange County Town of Minisink began in the fall; and activists and residents held a rally over the weekend in protest. They say their residential and agricultural town is not the place for the compressor station.

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Hudson Valley News
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Walden mayor runs unopposed

Brian Maher
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WALDEN – The mayor of Walden will be running without an opponent in the March 19 village election.

Brian Maher has been mayor for four years and said he appreciates the apparent confidence of the village’s electorate.

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Hudson Valley News
10:17 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Pro-Hockey Team Helps to Restore Rinks Damaged by Sandy

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There’s a new program with the New York Rangers that will benefit two communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, one of which is in the Hudson Valley.

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