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Empire Resorts/Montreign Resort Casino

Wednesday’s announcement by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board that it is recommending only one casino license for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region means eight proposals are going home empty-handed. Sullivan County casino supporters are cheering, but there’s disappointment in Ulster and Orange Counties.

Anchor Stores Announced For Newburgh Shopping Complex

Dec 11, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A major retail development is on track to open in Orange County in two years.  Planning for the $200 million project began prior to any talk of casinos. But with casino siting announcements expected next week, the shopping mecca is moving full speed ahead, with a few of the anchor stores just announced, casino or not.

Moody's Downgrades County's Bond Rating, Again

Aug 27, 2014

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

Orange County Exec Plans Budget Cuts

Jun 21, 2014
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The Orange County executive is looking at cost-cutting measures to help plug a $60 million budget gap next year.

Moody's Downgrades Orange County's Bond Rating

Mar 15, 2014

Moody’s has downgraded the bond rating of a Hudson Valley county.

HV County Receives Grant For Rescue Team

Nov 29, 2013
Office of the Orange County Executive

In New York, Orange County is on the receiving end of a state homeland security grant.

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ALBANY – A total of $30 million was announced Thursday in the first round of funding for the implementation of regional sustainability plans, including the Hudson Valley that which was formulated as part of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program statewide.

The Mid-Hudson plan outlines the region’s visions, goals and objectives for a sustainable future and makes a number of recommendations, said co-chairman David Church, Orange County’s planning commissioner.

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A county in the Hudson Valley is about to put its first hybrid buses into service.

A New York State Assemblyman says he arranged for bus transportation for those who want to join in opposing a controversial water pipeline construction project in Orange County. Construction resumes this morning, and is expected to cross a town line.

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