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Orange County Serves As Site For Film Shoot

Jan 13, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The premiere movie at the Hoboken International Film Festival is based on a true story. It’s also being shot this month in Orange County, bringing film crew and well-known actors to the region, who in turn spend money locally. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the Paramount on Monday, looking in on some of the scenes.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a keynote speaker at a housing conference today in Orange County. He unveiled plans to extend a homeowner protection program.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will additionally fund the Homeowner Protection Program, or HOPP, up to $40 million, given the number of distressed homeowners still in need of the free housing counseling and legal services the program provides.

Orange County Receives HUD Funding For Storm Recovery

Aug 29, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, a New York Congressman and other elected officials announced more funding for Orange County for recovery efforts.

Elected officials stood in Middletown Thursday to announce $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funding for Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he pushed through a lot of bureaucratic red tape to secure federal investment, and worked with HUD to reallocate funds to fulfill unmet Hurricane Irene recovery needs.

NYS Senate Passes Teresita's Law

Apr 30, 2013

The New York State Senate has passed legislation named for a woman who was killed in the Hudson Valley.

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MIDDLETOWN – The City of Middletown will become home to an indoor sports complex.

A couple has purchased a large old factory building at the corner of Union and Franklin streets. Mayor Joseph DeStefano said renovations are to begin shortly.

“It’s a pretty big building, but I guess indoor soccer, indoor football and indoor sports have become a big thing in the northeast up here now,” he said.

DeStefano said the facility will add to the growing number of people who are coming into Middletown.