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WAMC News
12:01 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Newspaper Chain Considers, Rejects Building Gun-owner Database

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The publisher of a major newspaper chain has thrown cold water on a report that it was considering building state-by-state databases of people who have the right to carry concealed firearms.

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Hudson Valley News
9:45 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Con Ed Asks for Rate Hike

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Con Edison says it wants to collect just under $400 million in rate increases next year. Con Ed officials say some of the extra funds from ratepayers in New York City and Westchester County would go toward long-term protection against disasters like Superstorm Sandy. 

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Hudson Valley News
4:46 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

A Former County Executive Dies

A former county executive who ran unsuccessfully against Mario Cuomo for governor of New York in the 1980s, has died after a long illness.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Putnam County Officials Say No to Releasing Gun Permit Records

Officials from Putnam County, supported by two state lawmakers, came together Thursday saying they will not release the names and addresses of legal, pistol permit holders in Putnam County, despite having been presented with a Freedom of Information Law request for the information. Their decision comes after The Journal News, a lower Hudson Valley newspaper, published such information from Rockland and Westchester Counties less than two weeks ago, using an online, interactive gun map.  The issue has since become highly controversial.

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Hudson Valley News
3:01 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Publication of Gun Map Stirs Debate

A newspaper and online publication in the Hudson Valley has made headlines coast-to-coast for an interactive map it published online. That map indicates the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, with Putnam County to come. The publication of the map has elicited outcry, and started a national discourse on many topics, ranging from privacy to safety to the public’s right to know.  

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New York News
7:54 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Three Arrests in Westchester, NY Home Invasion

Police say three Bronx men have been arrested in connection with a January home invasion in Westchester County. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

Brandishing weapons, the trio burst into the home of a Hastings restaurant owner and tied family members' hands behind their backs. One robber claimed they were the police and flashed a badge.

They got away with about $5,000 in cash.

Hastings Police Lt. David Dosin tells the Journal News that the May 9 arrests were not made public at the time because the investigation is continuing. More arrests are expected.

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