U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Hudson Valley News
7:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Execs Respond To Schumer Re: Proposed Utility Merger

Several elected officials have raised concerns over the past few months about a proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley. Among them is U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.  And now top executives of the two companies have responded.

The proposed merger between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, has stoked several flames of opposition to and concern about the union. Senator Schumer was in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie earlier this month, urging top brass at both companies to answer questions.

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Vox Pop
1:00 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Federal Immigration Reform : 5/7/13

US-Mexico border at Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; and California.
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Last month the U.S. Senate’s so-called “gang of eight” unveiled a bi-partisan federal immigration reform bill, intensifying the debate on what has seemingly always been a controversial national issue. 

Here today to talk about federal immigration reform and S.744 is Brooke Mead, program coordinator at the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Schumer Wants Answers About CH Energy/Fortis Deal

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Friday. New York’s senior Senator says without answers to questions he has raised for some time, he cannot support a proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley. As he was voicing his concerns, a pair of administrative law judges released a recommended decision about the merger.

The proposed merger is between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. And the Democratic Schumer says he has serious concerns.

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Hudson Valley News
10:21 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Schumer Demands Answers Re: Proposed Utility Merger

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New York’s senior U.S. senator was in Orange and Ulster Counties Friday saying he will not support a proposed utility merger unless questions are answered.

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Hudson Valley News
9:39 am
Fri May 3, 2013

U.S. Senator Schumer Makes Demands Re: Proposed Utility Merger

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be in the Hudson Valley later today to voice what he says are serious concerns with a proposed utility merger, and call for more action.

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Hudson Valley News
12:53 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Senator Schumer Wants NY to Be Home to Hops

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is lending a hand to jumpstart the efforts of a not-for-profit cooperative to produce organic hops for New York’s craft breweries. The New York Democrat says he would like to see a site in Dutchess County become a major hop yard.

Schumer dropped by Dutchess Hops, the core of the cooperative, in Lagrangeville on Monday.

He spoke about how New York in the mid-1800s was a leading producer of hops, but fell victim to changes in climate conditions, blight, and:

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Hudson Valley News
8:20 am
Tue March 26, 2013

U.S. Senator Schumer Visits Hops Farm in Dutchess

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U.S. Senator from New York Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Monday. He stopped by a farm in Dutchess County, saying he hopes it will become the region’s first major “hop yard”. 

There’s a new cooperative in Dutchess – Hudson Valley Hops. Here’s Schumer.

"It's a not-for-profit co-op whose mission is to bring brewers and farmers together to produce a very high-quality hop for our region."

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