New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

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An extended public comment period closes this week for a proposed utility merger. This comes as administrative law judges say they will issue a recommended decision to the Public Service Commission concerning the proposed merger.

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New York State’s 2013-2014 budget contains a $2 million grant to launch a Catskill Mountain Rail Trail in Ulster County. Yet there are differing visions about what that means.

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman has penned a letter to the New York State attorney general with concerns over a proposed merger involving a local utility company. A spokesman for the utility company insists the merger is in the public interest.