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School board members who cut programs, close schools and fire people can count on two things:
Of 33 districts in the region, 20 have more candidates than seats up for grabs on boards of education.
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NYC cigarette tax fight hampered by low fines
In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013 photo, two packs of Marlboro cigarettes, the one on the left with a New York City and state tax stamp, and on the right a Virginia tax stamp, are displayed for a photo, in New York.
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley said the anonymous grant is to be distributed in annual installments of $100,000 split evenly between operating expenses and an endowment fund.
What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for April 25
Additionally, Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, or DNV, recommended Saint Francis for International Standards Organization certification, which would make it one of about 46 hospitals in the nation to attain that distinction.
Valley vineyards open for spring
Grape growers in New York state and throughout the Northeast face a shorter growing season and harsher winters than their counterparts in warmer climates, such as California's Napa Valley and southern Europe.