Maurice Hinchey

Former NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey Is Laid To Rest

Nov 29, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A few hundred mourners attended Wednesday’s funeral mass in Saugerties for former New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey. Hinchey, who had suffered from a rare neurological disorder, died a week ago at age 79.

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Former Hudson Valley Congressman and New York state Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey died Wednesday at 79 after a public battle with a degenerative brain disease. Known as an environmental champion, Hinchey, a Democrat, served in the Assembly from 1975 until he was elected to Congress in 1992. He remained in the House until 2013, and helped inaugurate WAMC's popular Congressional Corner series, a daily segment that still runs today. WAMC's President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock called Hinchey a "true friend," and shared his remembrances of the lawmaker with WAMC's Ian Pickus.

Former NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey Dies

Nov 22, 2017
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Former New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey has died.

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The family of former Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey announced Tuesday that the 78-year-old Democrat is suffering from a rare, terminal neurological disorder. WAMC’s Allison Dunne reports Hinchey’s family is speaking out amid fierce debate over health care in Washington.

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The family of former Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey announced today that the Democrat, 78, is suffering from a rare, terminal disorder known as Frontotemporal Degeneration. He was diagnosed after a recent battle with prostate cancer. Hinchey was in Congress from 1992-2012 and the state Assembly from 1975-1992. The disease has limited the once-eloquent Hinchey's language skills and has affected his walking, balance and muscles.

Former HV Congressman Endorses Eldridge

Sep 27, 2014

A former longtime congressman has endorsed a fellow Democrat in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district.

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ALBANY – More than 1,000 protesters gathered at the State Capitol to send the message to Governor Cuomo that New Yorkers don’t want fracking. The action included 130 co-sponsor organizations from medical associations to farmers to the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.

Protesters came on 30 buses, in car pools, rode bikes and walked. They were joined by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Actor Debra Winger, and musician Natalie Merchant.

Hinchey called upon the government to do what he said is the right thing.

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In New York today, in Kingston, a new anti-fracking group announced its formation. A number of environmentalists and elected officials are on board with the initiative that stems from the Hudson Valley.

LCV

The New York League of Conservation Voters has released a report card on how Congress Members representing the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley are doing when it comes to environmental, public health and energy issues.

For the first time in a generation, the Hudson Valley has a new representative in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the stances he took in Congress.

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The new Congress is without a familiar face from the Hudson Valley. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his 20 years in Washington have flown by.

Spirit of Woodstock

Jul 20, 2012

The Spirit of Woodstock award, created by the Woodstock Film Festival, is given each year to a resident of the Hudson Valley who best exemplifies the traits that make Woodstock an iconic arts colony: arts advocacy, public service, environmental advocacy and a passion for peace. This year’s recipient is Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Actor Aidan Quinn will present the award to Hinchey, who is retiring from politics in November.