A national watchdog group that espouses the importance of the separation of church and state is calling upon the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to stop including prayers during official events. In response, a Chaplain Alliance is asking West Point officials to allow such prayers to continue.
The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Police are crediting bystanders with subduing a gunman after he opened fire inside a Hudson Valley store and wounded a man during a robbery attempt.
City of Newburgh police say 21-year-old Thomas Rodriquez Jr. was outside the South Side Deli Tuesday night when a man approached him and demanded money. Rodriquez ran into the store and the gunman followed.
Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a more than $50 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster-aid package, and a Congressman from the Hudson Valley is working to ensure that such aid packages are not so delayed in the future.
A town in New York’s Hudson Valley has a new affordable housing initiative, while officials across the river want more first-time homebuyers in their Hudson Valley city.
Officials from the Dutchess County Town of Rhinebeck and Hudson River Housing will provide details Tuesday on a new workforce housing initiative to sell affordable housing units at The Gardens at Rhinebeck.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City home that was listed on a published map of pistol-permit owners in two Hudson Valley counties has been burglarized. But police say there's no direct evidence that the map led to the crime.
In light of widespread concern surrounding school safety following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Ulster County officials are seeking comments from the public about how best to make the county’s schools safer places. School administrators are also in on the discussion.
There is a report out that offers details about whether the consolidation of the governments of a Hudson Valley town and village would save money. In Ulster County, Town of New Paltz Supervisor Susan Zimet says the Consolidation Finance committee has delivered its long-awaited report and recommendations on the consolidation of the Town and Village governments of New Paltz. Holding the $1 million dollar Citizen Empowerment grant as an add on, the committee has found that if the two governments were one, based on 2011 actual expenditures, taxpayers would have realized a savings of $1.625
The Orange County executive Thursday welcomed a new congressional member who represents the region. They say they agreed to work together to advance economic development in Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Orange County Executive Edward Diana agreed that investments in agriculture and local economic development projects are vital to creating jobs and moving Orange County forward.