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Rep. Maloney To Hold Town Halls This Weekend

Feb 1, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is holding four town halls this weekend.

Antonio Delgado declares victory.
Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado recently wrapped up his first in-district work week of the year. The Democrat from the 19th district has been working to get to the bottom of an issue concerning federal funding for rural broadband.

Ulster County Exec's Address Concentrates On Youth

Jan 30, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan delivered his first state-of-the-county address Thursday at his alma mater — Kingston High School. He focused on reinvigorating opportunities for the next generation.

Rep. Delgado Announces His SOTU Guest

Jan 30, 2020
Rep. Antonio Delgado
Michael Apollo / WAMC

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has announced who he will bring as his guest to the State of the Union address.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan will deliver his first state-of-the-county address Thursday at his alma mater — Kingston High School. His address will focus on providing opportunities for the next generation. Ryan previewed his speech with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $178 billion spending plan seeks to close a $6.1 billion hole widened mainly by Medicaid costs. Now, lawmakers in Albany are weighing in, with budget hearings scheduled this week.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with state Senator James Skoufis about the governor’s proposal to remedy the shortfall, and more.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was at the site of a Newburgh lake where PFOS contamination was revealed in 2016 today, calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately take up PFAS legislation passed in the House this month.

The Westchester County Board of Legislators this week honored a student who discovered a planet.

Westchester Preps For Wuhan Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020
Courtesy of the CDC

The Westchester County Health Department is preparing for any cases of coronavirus amid an outbreak in China. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the state’s response to two confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. — in Washington state and Chicago — while investigating four potential cases in New York.

Courtesy of Andy Hart

A land trust has protected property in New York’s Orange County. The property has ties to a Hudson River School artist and the Harlem Renaissance.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing an application from Entergy Nuclear Operations to transfer Indian Point licenses to another company for decommissioning.  The application has kicked off a public comment period and the opportunity to request a hearing.

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Over the past few months, several New York state GOP senators have announced they would not seek re-election. The latest came this week: Republican James Seward.

Courtesy of Westchester County Airport

There is an open house Wednesday night in Westchester County with the Federal Aviation Administration. The aim is to discuss Westchester County Airport noise and air traffic procedures.

A New York state senator has introduced legislation to combat hate speech on social media.

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WAMC file photo

School nurses from two lower Hudson Valley counties are participating in a training session Wednesday to respond to the growing number of students with substance abuse problems.

PSC Institutes Rate Hike Plan For Con Edison

Jan 21, 2020
Courtesy of Con Edison

The New York state Public Service Commission has approved a rate hike for Con Edison. The three-year plan approval is for an amount far less than what the utility proposed, but there is still opposition among Westchester customers.

Ulster County Exec Announces Youth Volunteer Effort

Jan 21, 2020

In New York, the Ulster County executive unveiled another initiative ahead of his January 30th state-of-the-county address.

This year, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is offering a broader array of volunteer services to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

The children’s hospital at Westchester Medical Center has a first-of-its-kind facility to process pre-term human milk for extreme low birthweight babies. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the head of the new donor milk bank at the hospital in Valhalla.

Adam Schleifer is one of more than a dozen Democrats who want to succeed longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. Schleifer left his job as a federal prosecutor to join the crowded primary field for New York’s 17th House District. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Schleifer about why he’s in the race.

Women's Marches Set For D.C., NYC And Beyond

Jan 18, 2020

The Women’s March on Washington takes place Saturday, and there are sister marches and events throughout the U.S. as well as across the globe. As WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us, there are some scheduled in the Hudson Valley.

NYS DEC Commissioner Discusses Bond Act And More

Jan 17, 2020
NYS DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos discusses 2018 State of the State while in Plattsburgh
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his efforts to combat climate change, proposed the creation of a $3 billion ‘Restore Mother Nature’ Bond Act in his State of the State address. He calls it the nation's most aggressive program for habitat restoration and flood reduction. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos about this and more.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

In New York, the Ulster County executive Thursday unveiled one of his green initiatives ahead of his state-of-the county address.

Democratic Dutchess County legislators want to expand certain protections to probation officers. This comes after a probation officer suffered a near-fatal dog attack in 2018 while checking on a probationer.

The candidate field in the race for New York’s 17th Congressional District seat has swelled into the double digits, at least on the Democratic side. They want the chance to succeed Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election after 16 terms. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison spoke with a candidate on the other side of the aisle, businessman Josh Eisen.

Beacon Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jan 15, 2020
Courtesy of BQ Energy LLC

Officials from a city in Dutchess County, New York have released greenhouse gas inventories.

Yonkers Mayor Directs City To Transition To EVs

Jan 15, 2020
Courtesy of the City of Yonkers

In a move to reduce vehicle emissions and fossil fuel dependence, the mayor of Yonkers, New York signed an executive order Tuesday.

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With cybersecurity attacks on the rise nationwide, Dutchess County wants community leaders to be better prepared. To this end, the county is hosting its inaugural Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit Wednesday.

Work Is Under Way At A Busy Kingston Intersection

Jan 14, 2020

New York state Department of Transportation officials say work has begun on a roundabout at a busy entrance to the City of Kingston.

Courtesy of Pace University

Since changes to criminal justice laws took effect in New York January 1, there have been heated discussions, especially about the elimination of cash bail for most nonviolent offenses. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Pace University Law School Professor David Dorfman, a criminal law expert.

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