Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus

Hudson Valley News
3:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Forum On KJ Annexation Proposal Draws Large Crowd

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The Orange County executive held a public forum last night as part of the county’s parallel review of the controversial annexation proposal from the Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel. The forum drew several hundred residents and elected officials.

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Hudson Valley News
8:03 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Orange County Officials Seek To Educate On Carbon Monoxide Detection

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Following three carbon monoxide deaths in Newburgh in March, county and city officials recently gathered to talk about preventing such a tragedy from happening again. They visited some of the city’s residences to encourage the use of carbon monoxide detectors.

Lander Street in the City of Newburgh is where officials say three residents died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a building with a clogged chimney and no detectors. Michael Vatter is Newburgh Fire Chief.

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Hudson Valley News
7:31 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Lawsuit Aims To Halt Demolition, Rebuild Of Orange County Government Center

Michael Sussman, attorney
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A lawsuit brought by three Orange County residents against the county executive and a county legislator seeks to halt the demolition of an architecturally significant building. That building, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, has been the subject of debate for more than three years.

Goshen attorney Michael Sussman represents the plaintiffs. He says the suit seeks injunctive relief to halt the demolition. Sussman also alleges it’s a waste of taxpayer money.

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Hudson Valley News
1:51 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Elected Officials Criticize KJ For Holding Session During Storm

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A public comment session on the Hudson Valley Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel’s controversial annexation proposal was held Tuesday evening — despite calls from some elected officials and area residents to postpone the session because of inclement weather. A village spokesman is defending the decision to press forward.

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Hudson Valley News
4:26 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Government Center Is A Focus Of Orange County Public Hearings

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There are two public hearings Monday in Orange County, and the county executive is providing additional public comment time because he expects a lot of interest.

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Orange County Sends Trees For Troops

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There is a “Trees for Troops” donation drive Thursday in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:13 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Moody's Downgrades County's Bond Rating, Again

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Orange County’s bond rating for the second time in six months.

Moody’s Investors Service Tuesday downgraded Orange County’s bond rating from Aa2 to Aa3 and assigned the county a negative financial outlook. This is the second time Moody’s has downgraded the county’s bond rating this year. In March, Moody’s lowered the county’s rating two notches. Republican Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who took office in January, had expected the downgrade this week after a recent meeting with Moody’s officials.

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Hudson Valley News
8:47 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Potential Growers Approach Orange County Re: Medical Marijuana

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A few companies angling to be part of the forthcoming medical marijuana business in New York are expressing interest in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
10:41 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Orange County Exec Forecasts Another Bond Rating Downgrade

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A Hudson Valley county could be facing another downgrading of its bond rating.

Moody’s Investors Service in March downgraded Orange County’s bond rating two notches - to Aa2 from Aaa. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus believes another downgrade is imminent.

“I think we’re going to get downgraded on Monday, just a lot of negative stuff coming back, and rightfully so," says Neuhaus.

He says he met with Moody’s officials recently. Neuhaus says continued economic development will help as would landing one of the six casinos proposed for Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

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Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.

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