Hudson Valley News

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding its annual public meeting on the Indian Point nuclear power plant Thursday night.

Marist College President Resigns

Jun 19, 2019

The president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately. His predecessor is coming back to the helm as interim president.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The new Ulster County executive has his first executive order. It’s part of his number-one priority — implementing a Green New Deal. And he announced a new solar array project.

The New York State Public Service Commission is holding public hearings Wednesday in Westchester about a proposed public awareness campaign to encourage the use of renewable energy in the county.

Courtesy of Westchester County Police

A Massachusetts man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Westchester County police officer, and he faces other felony charges. This comes after an incident Monday on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle.

HV Reaction To Green Light Bill Varies

Jun 18, 2019
Courtesy of NYS Senate

The Green Light bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed late Monday is getting mixed reaction in New York. The bill allows the state to issue driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status.

Courtesy of the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department

Two high-profile funerals are being held Tuesday in New York’s Hudson Valley. One is for the pilot from Dutchess County whose helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper. The other is for a judge who collapsed in the Putnam County courthouse.

Earlier in June, a member of the Board of Trustees at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie resigned amid controversy over her role as prosecutor in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.

Courtesy of Newburgh Enlarged City School District

The mayor of the City of Newburgh has his sights set on developing the waterfront, all while juggling ongoing water contamination issues and new staff members. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Democrat Torrance Harvey about the city’s direction.

U.S. Senator, Rep Introduce Water Infrastructure Bill

Jun 16, 2019
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado have introduced legislation to help communities repair their aging water infrastructure.

Police in Westchester County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly assaulted a bus driver outside the Westchester Medical Center.

Special Olympics Are In Dutchess Saturday

Jun 15, 2019
Courtesy of Special Olympics New York

The Special Olympics New York Summer Games run all day Saturday in Dutchess County.

Courtesy of Rockland County Department of Health

As of this week, New York no longer allows religious exemptions for vaccinations. Amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Community leaders from the Hudson Valley were in Newburgh Thursday, calling on the New York state legislature to pass additional voting reforms before the session ends next week.

NYS DOH Approves HealthAlliance Plans In Kingston

Jun 13, 2019

The New York state Department of Health has approved expansion plans for a hospital in Kingston.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Ulster County Legislature Tuesday night appointed an interim county comptroller. It comes after Elliott Auerbach left the position in mid-May for a job in the state comptroller’s office. And it came with strong differences of opinion.

The panel (L to R): Judith Enck, Richard Webster, David Walker.

A New Hampshire-based company has withdrawn a proposal to create an incinerator ash dump at an abandoned quarry in Catskill, New York.

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The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposure to an individual who recently tested positive for measles.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Monday was the new Ulster County executive’s first day on the job. Pat Ryan won a special election April 30 following the departure of the county’s first executive, fellow Democrat Mike Hein, who joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

Courtesy of the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department

The pilot who was killed when his helicopter crashed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper amid heavy clouds and rain Monday has been identified. He was from Dutchess County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Mud, music and memories will be discussed when Marist College holds a Woodstock Anniversary conference this week. The two-day event features key figures from the 1969 festival.

Under the measure, styrofoam cups, plates and containers would be banned citywide.
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Another county in New York is close to banning Styrofoam packaging for takeout food. The Westchester Board of Legislators voted unanimously this week to regulate the use of polystyrene foam containers.

NY Rep. To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Jun 7, 2019

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey will be in Westchester County Friday for Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned this morning. An Assemblyman who represents the West Point area says his office has been inundated with messages from around the country.

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West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned this morning.

Courtesy of Congressman Antonio Delgado's office

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has wrapped up a district work period. He briefed reporters Monday about his latest focus on education and workforce development. The 19th District Democrat also voiced his disappointment over the state of rural broadband.

Two HV Cities File Suit Over Opioid Epidemic

Jun 5, 2019

Two Hudson Valley mayors announced this week that their cities had filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, including Purdue Pharma.

The New York state Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee has released its report on Pharmacy Benefit Managers. It’s the first report to come out of the committee since Hudson Valley Democrat James Skoufis became chair in January.

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has just wrapped up a district work period. The 19th District Democrat briefed reporters Monday. And while he spoke about how he spent the work period, he also addressed questions on a wide range of other issues.

Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection on Friday released the final version of updated water recreation rules. The rules apply to water supply properties in Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties.