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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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Hudson Valley News
4:16 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

DEP Opens Catskills Watershed Land For Guided Tours

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new program to help boost tourism in the Catskills.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Report Shows High Quality of NYC's Drinking Water

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A report from a Hudson Valley environmental group finds that the quality of New York City drinking water remains high, but there are potential threats that need to be monitored.

Riverkeeper has released a multi-year study evaluating New York City’s unfiltered drinking supply, a supply that comes from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection watersheds

Kate Hudson is watershed program director for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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Hudson Valley News
11:41 am
Sat May 11, 2013

NYC DEP To Allow Kayak Storage Along Some Reservoirs

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In an effort to support tourism in the Catskills, boat-rental businesses will be permitted to store kayaks and canoes along four New York City reservoirs.

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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
11:18 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Prep Work to Begin for NYC DEP Bypass Tunnel

Construction work begins this month in two Hudson Valley counties to prepare for a new bypass tunnel. New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials say site-preparation work will soon begin for the Rondout-West Branch Bypass Tunnel, a roughly $1 billion project that will repair leaks in the Delaware Aqueduct. DEP contractors will begin working at sites in Newburgh, in Orange County; and in Wappinger, in Dutchess County, where shafts will be built to allow for the construction of the 2.5-mile bypass tunnel. Last year, DEP purchased several properties off Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh, just north of Pine Road, where it will build one of the shafts. The shaft construction site in the Town of Wappinger, off River Road North, will be built on property already owned by DEP. The site work and bypass construction will be done through a project labor agreement with the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council. The agreement is expected to create roughly 160 jobs.

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