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Hudson Valley News
7:40 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ashokan Fountain Is Temporarily Shut Down

Ashokan Fountain
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Hydropower upgrades have forced the temporary closure of a fountain at a popular site in Ulster County.

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Hudson Valley News
9:27 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Hudson Valley Trails Open on National Trails Day

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Two new hiking trails open Saturday – one in Ulster County, another in Delaware County -- in recognition of National Trails Day.

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Hudson Valley News
7:35 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Riverkeeper Critical Of DEC-DEP Consent Order

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KINGSTON – The consent order between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection that regulates release of turbid water has come under fire by the Hudson Riverkeeper organization.

The consent order, released earlier this month, seeks to regulate turbid discharges of water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Lower Esopus Creek. But, Riverkeeper Paul Gallay said the document does not go far enough and allows the DEP to continue high volume releases in the short- and long-term.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Wed October 9, 2013

NYC Officials Announce Completion Of UV Facility To Treat Drinking Water

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A system designed to disinfect the water supply from the upstate watershed headed for New York City has been completed.

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Hudson Valley News
4:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

DEC, DEP Consent Order On Lower Esopus Goes Into Effect

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A long-awaited agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental and New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been signed.

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Hudson Valley News
1:21 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Officials In Ulster County Await Finalized Consent Order

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reduce the impact of discharges into an Ulster County water body. The consent order awaits the signature of a New York City official before going into effect.

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Hudson Valley News
5:40 am
Thu September 26, 2013

NYS DEC Announces Agreement with NYC DEP On The Lower Esopus

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reduce the impact of discharges into an Ulster County creek.  The much anticipated consent order comes amid high tension over watershed issues.

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Hudson Valley News
4:57 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver

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A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:07 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Ulster County Committee To Hold Public Hearing On NYS, NYC Water Issue

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The New York State Department of Health has not scheduled any public hearings since releasing in August a draft document that would continue to allow upstate water headed for New York City faucets to avoid filtration. A group of Ulster County legislators says it will hold its own public hearing, to compile comments on the controversial subject.

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Hudson Valley News
8:41 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Ulster Lawmakers To Approve Flood Buyout Money

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KINGSTON – The Ulster County Legislature this week will approve an additional $1.5 million in state funds for the purchase and demolition of homes damaged by flooding.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Gerentine said state is providing additional dollars for the buyout program.

“It was additional money that we did not have before. There was talk about it, but this is the actual bond itself and the money to move forward with it,” Gerentine said.

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