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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

FEMA Awards Two Hudson Valley Towns Sandy Cleanup Money

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Two Hudson Valley towns are on the receiving end of a combined $3.6 million in federal funds. The money is to reimburse the cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Rockland on the road to financial recovery, says Vanderhoef

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NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef delivered his final state of the county address to the County Legislature Tuesday night taking aim at budget and financial challenges and the county’s experiences with Hurricane Sandy.

Vanderhoef, who is retiring at the end of the year, spent a significant amount of time discussing the county’s budget woes, assuring county residents the worst of the recession was over but more structural changes were necessary.

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Hudson Valley News
11:56 am
Fri February 22, 2013

A Rockland Man Allegedly Threatened NY Politicians

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have accused a Hudson Valley man of making death threats on Facebook against New York’s governor, New York City’s mayor, and several members of Congress. Police say they found two rifles, bayonets, ammunition. and body armor at the man’s Rockland County home. Clarkstown police say 49-year-old Lawrence Mulqueen of Nanuet was arraigned Thursday on charges of making terroristic threats, illegally possessing weapons, and harassment. Police were called Wednesday afternoon by Mulqueen's landlady, who said he'd been harassing her. They say she tipped them to Mulqueen's alleged threats, made on a Facebook page under a pseudonym. Police say the FBI helped with the investigation. A town court clerk says no lawyer is listed for Mulqueen in court records. Mulqueen is being held until a court date Monday.

Hudson Valley News
8:37 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Rockland County Legislature votes down gun control requests to state government

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NEW CITY – The Rockland County Legislature Tuesday night voted on three separate resolutions pressing both federal and state lawmakers in Albany to implement additional gun control and mental health legislation, including amendments to the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.

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Hudson Valley News
7:24 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

The Tri-State Area Awaits Sandy Disaster-Relief Funds

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President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. The U.S. Senate approved the bill Monday after the House earlier this month had stripped the bill of spending unrelated to disasters.

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Hudson Valley News
7:52 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

State Lawmakers Get Ready to Discuss Gun Records and Privacy

The publication of an interactive gun map online by a media group in the Hudson Valley has prompted all sorts of reaction, locally and nationally. And now some state lawmakers say they expect to be discussing the matter of public information and gun-permit holders during the 2013 legislative session in Albany. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:15 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Rockland County CSEA Calls for Legislature to Reconsider Cutbacks

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  The Rockland County government public employees represented by the CSEA are speaking out against proposed cuts to programs and layoffs in the 2013 county budget.  The proposed spending plan was the topic of a public hearing in New City Tuesday night.

The budget, which includes the elimination of 70 positions and cuts to public health programs such as mosquito control and the county’s breastfeeding initiative for new mothers, was presented in late October and has been going through detailed review in the legislature.

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