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State Senator Bill Larkin

Courtesy of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Former longtime New York state Senator Bill Larkin will be buried with full honors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Efforts also are under way to mint a coin in the name of a local veterans history museum that Larkin helped found.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A funeral service was held Thursday for former New York state Senator Bill Larkin, who died Saturday at age 91. He was the last World War II veteran in the state legislature.

Visitation hours are Wednesday in Orange County for longtime former New York state Senator Bill Larkin. The decorated combat veteran died Saturday at age 91.

Former NYS Senator Bill Larkin Dies At 91

Sep 1, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Former New York State Senator Bill Larkin, a decorated combat veteran, has died at age 91.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A medical marijuana dispensary is open in Newburgh, New York — the first in Orange County. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, but the dispensary has been open for a few weeks and has already served many clients.

Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

A bill that would name the new Tappan Zee Bridge in honor of veterans has passed the New York state Senate. The bill’s sponsor is from the Hudson Valley and a veteran himself.

New York state lawmakers and parent advocates gathered at a school district in Orange County Wednesday to promote a bill to ensure all students with disabilities participate in high school graduation ceremonies.

An Orange County legislator is challenging a longtime New York state senator, again.

Courtesy of Assemblyman James Skoufis

A New York state Assemblyman from the Hudson Valley says he will seek re-election instead of running for the Senate. 

Orange County Assemblyman Eyes NY Senate Seat

Feb 24, 2016
Courtesy of Assemblyman James Skoufis

A Democratic assemblyman is exploring a run for the New York state Senate seat that has been occupied by the same Republican since 1991. Assemblyman James Skoufis believes now is the time for change and new ideas in the 39th district, where Bill Larkin serves as senator. Skoufis has set up an exploratory committee enabling him to raise funds for a potential run.

Assemblyman Explores NYS Senate Run

Feb 23, 2016
Courtesy of Assemblyman James Skoufis

A Democratic assemblyman is exploring a run for the New York state Senate seat that has been in the Republican hands of a longtime state lawmaker. Assemblyman James Skoufis believes now is the time for change in the 39th district, where Bill Larkin serves as senator.

“I’m seriously considering looking at this seat,” Skoufis says. “I’ve set up now and opened an exploratory committee so that I’m able to raise funds for a potential candidacy.”

HV Congressman Hosts Human Trafficking Forum

Sep 4, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York Congressman today hosted a forum on human trafficking, bringing together law enforcement, elected officials, and advocacy groups.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney hosted the Hudson Valley Human Trafficking Resources Forum to bring together a panel of law enforcement and community organizations, including representatives of the FBI, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Homeland Security investigations unit, and the state attorney general’s office. Here’s Maloney.

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

Aug 21, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.