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Man Falls 45 Feet Hiking in Hudson Valley on Easter

A man is lucky to be alive after he fell about 45 feet during his Easter hike in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday around 3 p.m., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Central Dispatch received a call from Ulster County 911 requesting help with a rescue in Minnewaska State Park Pres


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Lawyers accuse nearly 200 Boy Scout leaders in NY, NJ of sexually abusing young boys

NEWARK, NJ — Lawyers across the U.S. are recruiting clients for a potentially crippling new wave of sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts. Child sex abuse survivor Bridie Farrell joined others at two news conferences in both New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to release the names of 130 scout


Sullivan County plans for measles prevention, education, and clinics

LIBERTY – In light of the ongoing measles outbreaks in New York City and Rockland County, Sullivan County is preparing for the summer months when there is a large influx of visitors and second-home owners.


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


New Governor’s Budget Unlocks Some $1.4 billion For Clean Energy Projects Across New York State

KATONAH, N.Y. -- In an unheralded portion of the Executive Budget, state leaders significantly expanded the ability of The New York Power Authority (NYPA) to supply clean electricity to residents by allowing NYPA to finance new renewable generation projects for qualifying municipalities, far more in


Monticello raceway ends electronic gaming on Tuesday

MONTICELLO, N.Y. – Monticello Casino and Raceway will revert to plain old Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, April 23. The last day of electronic gaming at the harness racetrack will be held on Tuesday, April 22.


State leaders hail $110M upgrades set for 47 NY parks (full list)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The recently approved state budget has $110 million for New York state’s parks system, including millions for a new park to be built in Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who lead the Legislature — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stew


Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer

ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.


Group urges Newburgh's support of state bill to keep ICE out of courts

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Ignacio Acevedo described to Newburgh's City Council the panic that rippled through Middletown's community three weeks ago following an attempt by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to detain a local man outside City Court.


Legal Services of the Hudson Valley gets state funding for veterans services

WHITE PLAINS – State budget funding of $200,000 has been targeted for the Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project within Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The funding, secured by Senators James Skoufis and Jennifer Metzger, will fund the services for veterans in Orange, Sullivan and Rockl


In Kingston, Gov. Cuomo signs ban on single-use plastic bag

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law banning single-use plastic bags into law Monday afternoon, on Earth Day, the Hudson River Maritime Museum. As Cuomo signed the law into effect, a large crowd gathered into the barn adjacent to the museum, broke into resounding applause.


Affecting real change for preserving crucial water sources

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m., Sullivan County Audubon will continue its celebration of Earth Day with a presentation on Delaware Watershed Conservation with PA Audubon's Field Organizer, Emily Ferrin. The public is invited to come and learn simple ways that we can all affect