State Senator Jen Metzger

Tillson Lake
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Area residents who have been pushing to save a lake in Ulster County are encouraged by a new engineering report. They hope the report’s findings will convince state officials to repair rather than remove a dam at the lake. And a New York state Senator supports the group’s efforts.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York state Senator was in Millbrook today to present a check to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in support of a project aimed at Lyme disease prevention.

Courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock is here. Thursday evening, at the site of the original festival, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is showing Academy Award-winning documentary “Woodstock: The Director's Cut.”

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney stood on the banks of the Hudson River in Orange County Thursday touting the passage of a bill banning oil barges from anchoring on the Hudson River. He was flanked by local and state lawmakers and environmentalists.

Tick
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In the final hours of New York’s legislative session, funding was secured to help combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases. But it’s less than initially requested.

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The end of New York’s legislative session brought with it a green light for a video lottery terminal in Orange County. Legislation allows the transfer of a license from the now closed Monticello operation in Sullivan County to a new site in Woodbury.

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.

NYS DEC Releases CPV Draft Air Permits

May 30, 2019
Courtesy of CPV Valley Energy Center

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has deemed an Orange County power plant’s air permit applications complete, and a public comment period has begun. Plant opponents say the CPV plant should never have been allowed to operate in the first place.

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On Earth Day, there were a number of events and new commitments throughout the Hudson Valley, including a visit from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He was at the Kingston waterfront Monday to sign a plastic bag ban. Plus, a state Senator is introducing a bill she says will improve the environment.

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.