New York State Senator Terry Gipson

Republicans Win NYS Senate Districts 40 and 41

Nov 5, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two closely-watched New York state Senate races in the Hudson Valley went to Republicans. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more. 

In the 41st Senate District, incumbent Democrat Terry Gipson lost to Republican Sue Serino. Serino, a Dutchess County legislator, secured about 51 percent of the vote to Gipson’s 46 percent. The district covers most of Dutchess County and part of Putnam.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The latest Siena College poll tells different stories for two New York state Senate races in the Hudson Valley.

NYS Senate Candidates Speak At Putnam County Forum

Oct 23, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A forum in Putnam County Wednesday included candidates for two New York state Senate races.

The tone was set before the two candidates from Westchester County in the race for the 40th state Senate District even spoke.

New polls show two Republican challengers leading Democratic incumbents in key New York State Senate races. The Siena College polls released this morning show Susan Serino leading Sen. Terry Gipson in the mid-Hudson Valley and George Amedore ahead of Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk closer to the Capital Region.

New Siena polls show two Republican challengers leading Democratic incumbents in races that will help determine control of New York's Senate.

The Siena College polls of likely voters show George Amedore leading Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk by 10 points in part of the upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley and show Dutchess County Legislator Susan Serino 12 points ahead of Senator Terry Gipson  in the mid-Hudson Valley.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic candidate for New York lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul spent the day in Dutchess County. One of her stops was at Vassar College, where she touted the Women’s Equality Agenda as well as support for state senate and assembly candidates.

Former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul of Buffalo first stopped in Wappingers Falls and then met with clergy members in Poughkeepsie before heading to the student center at Vassar College, where she rallied with local Democrats to push Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda.

NYS Senator Readies New Ballot Line

Aug 25, 2014

A New York state senator has submitted petitions to create a ballot line, adding to the two on which he will already appear. Candidates statewide are adding a flurry of new lines to the ballot.

Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson says he filed more than 5,000 signatures with the state Board of Elections to create the “Tax Relief Now” ballot line.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County. 

People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.

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A New York state Senator is the latest lawmaker urging the federal government to take action on oil transportation along the Hudson River.

New York State Democratic Senator Terry Gipson has penned a letter to federal representatives urging the federal government to take action to protect communities, the environment, and the local economy from the ongoing risks of crude oil transportation on railways, specifically along the Hudson River.

County Exec Comments on NYS Senate Candidate's Pullout

May 21, 2014
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After a Republican candidate this week announced he was withdrawing from the race for a New York state Senate seat in the Hudson Valley, the Dutchess County executive who supported him weighs in.

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison announced he was pulling out of the race for the 41st Senate District, citing too many about personal attacks than a focus on the future of the state and Republican Party. Here’s Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.