Hudson Valley News

Westchester has a new program designed to launch businesses in the county. The idea is to inspire and nurture entrepreneurial talent.

Dr. John M. Murphy of Western Connecticut Health Network and Health Quest's Robert Friedberg.
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Two health care organizations in the region have received state and federal approvals and have become one not-for-profit health system that will serve one million people in 85 communities in New York and Connecticut. Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health network are now Nuvance Health. 

Courtesy of Keller Army Community Hospital

A New York congressman is asking the Army surgeon general to authorize an agreement involving the Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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A New York state assemblyman is urging the state education commissioner to review a grand jury report released Thursday. The report pertains to student-athlete attendance records and grades at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.

Starting Friday, play readings of Reginald Rose’s drama “12 Angry Men” will be presented by women all over the country. One presentation will take place Sunday at the State University of New York at New Paltz. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the organizer of the New Paltz staged reading.

Courtesy of Rockland County Health Department

An acting state Supreme Court justice in Rockland County Friday halted the county executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. The 30-day emergency order that began March 27 barred from public places those under 18 years of age who are unvaccinated against measles.

With the backdrop of President Trump vowing to do away with the Affordable Care Act, freshman New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has introduced legislation to create a public health care option under the ACA. The Democrat discussed the bill this week.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers returned to Poughkeepsie Wednesday to give an update about conceptual plans to manage storm risk for the New York and New Jersey Harbor tributaries, including the Hudson River. And while there are some more details on the plans, there is still a long way to go.

Courtesy of the City of Hudson

A New York state assemblymember says the new budget includes money for a study on truck traffic in a Columbia County city.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two Democratic New York state senators from the Hudson Valley stood outside an Orange County nursing care facility Tuesday, one day after proposed health care cuts in the new state budget were staved off.

NYS Senator to Hold Forum On Reversing Hate

Apr 3, 2019
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A New York state senator is hosting a roundtable in Westchester County Wednesday night, April 3, on hate.

Catskill Interpretive Center Has A New Name

Apr 2, 2019
Courtesy of Catskill Center

There has been a name change at one of the locations of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in New York.

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has been working with IBM to model disease systems. It’s the first such collaboration for both, to identify primate species with the potential to spread the Zika virus in the Americas. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the partnership’s first published study.

Courtesy of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

In New York, the Columbia County Department of Health is warning residents of a sharp increase in the number of cases of confirmed rabid animals.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the Department of Defense will send two officials to Newburgh, New York, this month to hold a town hall meeting with area residents. The officials plan to talk about their efforts to help stem the city’s PFOS water contamination.

eutrophication&hypoxia, flickr

New York state’s new budget passed overnight Sunday into Monday includes $500 million in clean water infrastructure. Environmentalists say that while they appreciate the allocation, it’s just a dent in the state’s water infrastructure needs. State officials say it builds on New York’s historic $2.5 billion investment.

Bell 222 Helicopter similar to the one that crashed in Orange County.

Authorities are investigating a helicopter crash that happened Saturday afternoon in Orange County.

Westchester Launches Startup Incubator

Mar 31, 2019

In New York, Westchester has a new program to develop businesses in the county.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

With tolls frozen on the Mario Cuomo Bridge through 2020, New York state Senator David Carlucci is growing anxious about what an increase could look like thereafter. He is pushing for the Thruway Authority to come to the table for toll discussions this year and wants to see resident discounts.

Rep. Delgado Discusses Health Care, Broadband Needs

Mar 28, 2019

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado recently held a conference call with reporters, speaking to a wide range of issues during his second in-district work week since taking office.

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Backers of a bill in the New York state legislature say the measles outbreak in Rockland County could give their legislation momentum. The bill would repeal exemptions from vaccination requirements for children due to religious beliefs. The renewed focus comes after the Rockland County executive declared a state of emergency Tuesday.

Courtesy of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

The New York state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that has to do with references to people with disabilities.

Dutchess County Bridge Closes After NYS Inspection

Mar 27, 2019
Courtesy of Dutchess County government

A bridge in Dutchess County, New York has been closed following a state inspection.

An ongoing measles outbreak in New York’s Rockland County has prompted the county executive to declare a state of emergency. The countywide declaration starts at midnight and lasts for a month.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

With New York state budget negotiations ratcheting up in the final days, myriad groups are advocating for their funding needs — including advocates who want money for fighting Lyme disease.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate completion of a renovated building at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood has relocated within Hudson, New York. And a few area lawmakers will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting Monday.

New York’s move to legalize recreational marijuana has stepped away from the budget and into the remainder of the legislative session. Opinions about whether to legalize the substance vary within regions and across party lines.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley and a Long Island county executive were in Rockland County Thursday standing alongside several veterans. They want New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to include funding in the budget due April 1 for a support program for veterans.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has written to the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, urging him to steer clear of using West Point project funding for a border wall.