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Hudson Valley News
3:32 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Scenic Hudson Preserves Land In Ulster County

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An environmental group has ensured the protection of 80 acres of land in New York’s Ulster County. It’s part of the group’s Save the Land That Matters Most campaign.

Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson has acquired a conservation easement ensuring the permanent protection of 80 acres of farm fields and woods in Esopus. Seth McKee is Scenic Hudson land conservation director. He says Riverhill Farm is within the Esopus-Lloyd Scenic Area of Statewide Significance.

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Ruling Gives Groups The Right To Challenge Tower Approval

A New York State Supreme Court decision has upheld the right of two Hudson Valley groups to challenge a town planning board’s decision about a proposed telecommunications tower in Columbia County.

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Hudson Valley News
2:51 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans

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An energy company that is submitting a proposal to the New York State Public Service Commission for a major power line project appears to have allayed one major concern. And while community groups praise the utility’s move, they say they are not completely at ease, and have other worries.

There is an AC, or alternating current, transmission proceeding under way, and developers are working on proposals for high-voltage transmission line upgrades. One of the utility companies putting forth a proposal is National Grid. Here’s spokesman Patrick Stella.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston

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A task force has come up with recommendations for the city of Kingston, New York on how to develop an action plan to make the city’s waterfront more resilient in the face of future storms.

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo appointed the Waterfront Flooding Task Force in December 2012 to study and recommend actions in response to severe flooding on the Rondout and Hudson River waterfront from Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. He says the following has emerged.

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Hudson Valley News
9:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

A Park Opens At The West Point Foundry Preserve

Gun platform at West Point Foundry Preserve
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There will be a ribbon-cutting event late Saturday morning for a park in New York’s Putnam County. The park is at a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Hudson Valley News
5:48 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award

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An environmental group focused on the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a sustainable education award.

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Hudson Valley News
10:55 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Scenic Hudson Conserves Land In Columbia County

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A Poughkeepsie-based environmental group has acquired 173 acres in Columbia County. Some of the land plays a role in maintaining the quality of the local public water supply.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval

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Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.

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Hudson Valley News
8:46 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Long Dock Park In Beacon Wins National Recognition

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BEACON – Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in the City of Beacon is one of eight projects nationwide to achieve certification through the Sustainable Sites Initiative as part of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin.

It was given three out of four stars for its sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes, said project Director Danielle Pieranunzi.

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Hudson Valley News
3:50 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Land Is Conserved In Greene County

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A donated easement protects 124 acres of land in Greene County.

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