Hurricane Sandy

New York News
4:20 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Phone Company Pushing Wireless Over Copper Line

The New York state Public Service Commission has approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island off the south shore of Long Island. Critics fear the move seals the fate of the old copper line system.

The telephone has been immortalized in story and song, woven deep into the tapesty of 20th century social culture... but this is the 21st century, and some fear the landline is going the way of carburetors and VHS tapes.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy

The New York State attorney general has settled with five gas stations, including three in the Hudson Valley, over price gouging allegations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
9:52 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases

The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
12:24 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Tree Cleanup Temporarily Closes A Park Area in Ulster County

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A public area in a part of New York’s Ulster County is closed for two weeks to clean up trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Hurricane Committee Retires "Sandy" From List of Names

MIAMI (AP) —Sandy is being retired from the list of tropical storm names because of the catastrophic damage its massive size and strength caused along the East Coast last year.

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New England News
12:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal - deny CL&P request for ratepayer storm reimbursement

Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is urging state regulators not to allow Connecticut Light and Power to charge its customers for the costs of five storms over two years. Blumenthal, a Democrat, spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields this morning.

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New York News
8:45 am
Wed March 13, 2013

NY state plans for $1.7 billion in Sandy funds

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

New York  Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a plan for the use of $1.7 billion in federal storm-damage funds.

Most of the money is going to homeowners and businesses hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. But some will be used for damage from the storms Irene and Lee.

The money will be used around the state, including on Long Island. The exception is New York City, which has a separate allocation.

Nearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Rockland on the road to financial recovery, says Vanderhoef

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NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef delivered his final state of the county address to the County Legislature Tuesday night taking aim at budget and financial challenges and the county’s experiences with Hurricane Sandy.

Vanderhoef, who is retiring at the end of the year, spent a significant amount of time discussing the county’s budget woes, assuring county residents the worst of the recession was over but more structural changes were necessary.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

United Way Distributes Money to Sandy-Affected Communities

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

The United Way of New York City is distributing more than $5 million in aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Three Hudson Valley counties are receiving some of the money.

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Hudson Valley News
1:15 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

FEMA Sandy Disaster-Aid Deadline is Extended

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the deadline for FEMA disaster assistance for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended.

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