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Mohonk Will Host A Weekend Of Peace

Oct 30, 2019

A peace conference is taking place next weekend at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.

NY Rep Introduces Bill To Help Decrease Suicide Rate

Oct 30, 2019

A New York congressman has introduced bipartisan legislation to help curb the nation’s rising suicide rate.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

With news that a temporary filtration system is back on track at Stewart Air National Guard base, officials are keeping a close eye on the timeline for the project. The remedial measure is supposed to address PFAS contamination.

Courtesy of Curaleaf

A dispensary in the Hudson Valley is offering patients a new form of medical marijuana — the first raw cannabis product to be offered in New York.

The Proposed Kingstonian Adds Affordable Housing

Oct 28, 2019

A proposed mixed-use development in uptown Kingston is adding affordable housing. It follows community pleas and more than a year of talks among the developer, mayor and state officials.

League Of Women Voters Puts Out Early Voting Survey

Oct 28, 2019
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of New York State

The League of Women Voters of New York has released an online survey to track voters’ experiences with early voting across the state. Early voting began Saturday.

The Vassar Board of Trustees has endorsed a plan to move the Poughkeepsie college toward carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Ulster County executive has announced an agreement with the Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association.

Ulster County DA Candidates Lay Out Their Stances

Oct 25, 2019
The Statue Of Justice
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Among the issues they disagree about, the candidates for Ulster County district attorney have different visions for carrying out criminal justice reform.

The Westchester County executive has signed an executive order creating an Arab-American Advisory Board.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two candidates are running for Ulster County executive in November’s general election. It’s a rematch of an April 30th special election, after the county’s first executive, Democrat Mike Hein, left for a position in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

A New York state assemblymember from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation to keep local news on cable TV.

Candidates for four Ulster County offices running in November’s general election met for a forum this morning in Kingston. One of the key races is for comptroller.

NYS Senator Carlucci Enters Congressional Race

Oct 21, 2019

New York state Senator David Carlucci made it official Monday morning: he will run to replace fellow Democrat Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House after 16 terms. He joins a few other Democrats already in the field. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carlucci this morning shortly after he made the announcement via video.

A town board in Westchester County is asking voters to consider converting three elected offices to appointed positions.

Courtesy of New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lend assistance after a forest fire devastated land at a popular hiking destination in the Hudson Highlands.

Courtesy of Mount Vernon City School District

A school district in the lower Hudson Valley is dedicating an auditorium to an award-winning actor, who will be on hand for the event.

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

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The candidates for Dutchess County executive agreed on little during a League of Women Voters forum this week. The two have different ideas about what has been happening in the county and how the county should move forward.

Dutchess Becomes First Autism Supportive County In NY

Oct 17, 2019
Courtesy of Anderson Center for Autism

The Anderson Center for Autism in Dutchess County, New York has designated Dutchess an Autism Supportive County. This makes Dutchess the first county in the state to achieve such recognition.

A political newcomer is taking on a longtime incumbent district attorney in Dutchess County. The two candidates answered questions during a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday night at the FDR site in Hyde Park.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be a using a federal grant to hire new officers. New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was outside the police department Tuesday to announce the grant that’s been waiting in the wings since 2015.

Westchester is creating an advisory council on people with disabilities. County Executive George Latimer signed the bill that enables the council, marking disability awareness month.

The Marist Poll Creates An Academy

Oct 14, 2019
Courtesy of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion

At a time when polls permeate the national dialogue, The Marist Poll in Poughkeepsie has created an online educational platform. The aim is to address some of the most misunderstood and misreported aspects of polling.

Clearwater Hosts Indigenous Peoples' Day Sail

Oct 14, 2019
Courtesy of Clearwater

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is hosting an Indigenous Peoples’ History sail Monday.

Activists Plan Climate Rally In Poughkeepsie

Oct 13, 2019

Climate activists and organizations from across New York will gather in Poughkeepsie Sunday afternoon.

In a move that surprised the political class from Washington to New York, Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey said Thursday she will not seek re-election. The Democrat from the 17th District that includes all of Rockland County and part of Westchester has been in Congress since 1989. Lowey spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about her decision.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Central Hudson is cleaning up the site of a former manufactured gas plant in the City of Poughkeepsie. The remediation is taking place on the shoreline and in the Hudson River. But until there is agreement about plans to protect the river and a drinking water source nearby, the river portion of the cleanup has been delayed.

After anti-Semitic materials were found at a Westchester County memorial for Holocaust victims, there will be a vigil at the site. Plus, a state lawmaker is calling for passage of his legislation.


Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley say Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their bill to help establish a distillery in Putnam County.