Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

It will probably go down as the biggest decision of the year in New York State – a ban on fracking. Wednesday’s news came the same day casino license recommendations were announced. Supporters of a fracking ban are celebrating the long-awaited decision while opponents say they are disappointed and the Southern Tier, where fracking would have taken place, is doomed.

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Hudson Valley News
9:53 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Legislators Approve Westchester's 2015 Budget

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Legislators have approved a 2015 budget for Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve Snowstorm Bears Down

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The first major winter storm of the season is hitting the region this hour on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Snow already covers the ground in some regions while other areas are just starting to see the changeover from rain and sleet at this hour.

Travelers looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving usually face heavy traffic, but this year, weather is the wildcard. Meteorologist Luigi Meccariello is with the National Weather Service out of Albany.

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Hudson Valley News
8:15 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Westchester Seeks Community Input On Disaster Preparedness

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Westchester County is looking for community input on disaster preparedness.

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Hudson Valley News
2:11 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Westchester County Exec Proposes 2015 Budget

Fresh from his defeat in New York’s gubernatorial race, the Westchester County executive Monday proposed his 2015 budget, his fifth with no tax levy hike.

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Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Astorino Returns To Westchester

After losing the New York governor’s race, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino returns full throttle to his county post. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at how his gubernatorial campaign may impact his county role.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

2014 Governors Race Into Final Weekend

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The race for governor in New York is entering its final weekend. Candidates planned get out the vote rallies across the state as the contest comes down to whether supporters will turn out at the polls.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a large lead in the polls, has nevertheless been pulling out all the stops to try to win over more voters.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York: Ready For Ebola

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New York City’s first case of Ebola, confirmed late Thursday, has government officials scrambling and health officials mobilizing.

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New York News
7:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

NY Gubernatorial Debate Focuses On Corruption, Fracking, And Housing Discrimination Charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying, and even racism.

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New York News
2:17 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

WAMC To Broadcast Cuomo, Astorino Debate

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A debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and two third-party candidates is likely to be the only opportunity voters have to see the candidates for New York governor interact before Election Day.

The hour-long exchange begins at 8 p.m. and airs on WAMC.  Capital New York reporter Jimmy Vielkind is headed out to Buffalo for the debate. He says listeners should pay attention to how Cuomo reacts to criticism from Astorino.

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