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Hudson Valley News
7:24 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

The Tri-State Area Awaits Sandy Disaster-Relief Funds

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President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. The U.S. Senate approved the bill Monday after the House earlier this month had stripped the bill of spending unrelated to disasters.

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5:34 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Metro-North Works on a Ticket App

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Metro-North customers may have another way to purchase their train tickets next year. They could use an app.

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Hudson Valley News
1:49 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

NYS to Implement System to Diagnose Fiscal Stress

Credit NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

There’s a new system ready to be put in place in New York State to help identify local governments and school districts under financial strain. The idea is to flag financial problems before they spiral into a crisis.

The New York State Comptroller’s office has finalized plans to implement a statewide fiscal monitoring system to identify local governments and school districts under or nearing financial stress, by classifying their fiscal conditions. Brian Butry is a spokesman for State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Hudson Valley News
3:22 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Groups to NY Governor: Bolster Funds for Anti-Smoking Programs

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A number of cancer organization and anti-smoking groups has penned a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, asking him to bolster what they say are lifesaving programs, and not cut them.  And, the groups contend, for the first time, the programs appear differently in the governor’s proposed budget.

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Hudson Valley News
9:30 am
Sun January 27, 2013

Indian Point Employee Faces Copper Theft Charge

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police have charged a second worker at the Indian Point nuclear power plant with stealing material. They allege 40-year-old Christopher Albea of Dutchess County’s Wappingers Falls stole several thousand pounds of copper worth more than $10,000, and sold it at a scrap yard. 

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Hudson Valley News
9:45 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Con Ed Asks for Rate Hike

Credit Melissa McAfee

Con Edison says it wants to collect just under $400 million in rate increases next year. Con Ed officials say some of the extra funds from ratepayers in New York City and Westchester County would go toward long-term protection against disasters like Superstorm Sandy. 

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Hudson Valley News
3:45 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Thruway Authority Approves Bonds for the Replacement Tappan Zee

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority board has approved issuing $500 million in short-term bonds to jump-start construction of a new $3.14 billion Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Sheriff’s deputies are well-received as BOCES SROs

GOSHEN – Recently reintroduced sheriff’s deputies at the Orange-Ulster BOCES complex in Goshen have been well-received by students and staff, District Superintendent Terrence Olivo said Thursday.

The deputies were placed at the campus following the tragedy at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

Olivo said the deputies have raised the comfort level in the buildings.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Orange County Exec Introduces School-Safety Plan

Orange County Executive Edward Diana
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Orange County officials Thursday announced a school-safety initiative they say could serve as a model for other counties in New York, and perhaps even elsewhere in the country. The safety plan comes one month after the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 

Orange County Executive Edward Diana made the following announcement.

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6:14 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Ten Hudson Valley Catholic Schools to Close

Credit Joel Kramer

The New York Archdiocese will close 24 Roman Catholic schools in a cost-saving move. Ten of these schools are in the Hudson Valley, and school administrators say they are figuring out what to do.

The Archdiocese will close 22 elementary schools and two high schools by the end of the school year, with more than 4,000 students affected. Rosalie Fegan is the principal of St. Joseph School in Millbrook, in Dutchess County – one of the schools on the closing list.

Joseph Zwilling is a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.

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