New York State Senator Bill Larkin

Longtime NYS Senator Bill Larkin Will Retire

May 3, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

It is the end of an era in New York politics. Republican New York state Senator Bill Larkin announced Thursday he will retire. The 90-year-old Hudson Valley senator became the fifth Republican in recent days to announce he will not seek re-election. But Larkin says he had made up his mind four months ago.

Newburgh Community Honors Mayor Judy Kennedy

Apr 20, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Hundreds of people attended a transition service Thursday for Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy. She died Sunday at age 73 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. It was a service the mayor herself planned, and there were speeches, songs and poems.

A hospital in the Hudson Valley that was set to close its emergency department October 1, pending state approval, has put its closure application on hold.

NYS Assembly, Senate Pass West Point Bills

Jun 15, 2014
Steven G, flickr

Two bills concerning West Point have passed the New York state Assembly and Senate. They now await the governor’s signature.

Hudson Valley School District To Receive Emergency Aid

Mar 29, 2013

New York State’s budget contains emergency aid for an Ulster County school district.