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7 min ago | Times Herald-Record

Firefighters battle creek blaze in New Windsor

A large fire broke out in the woods straddling Moodna Creek on Thursday afternoon, drawing over 20 fire companies and unnerving nearby residents as a combination of dead trees and stiff winds carried the blaze toward neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Fire, New Windsor, NY, Orange County, NY, Rockland County, NY, Howells, NY

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Man arrested in New Paltz bar killing

Police have arrested a Poughkeepsie man they say shot and killed a man at Murphy's Restaurant and Pub on Easter in retaliation for another murder last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, New Paltz, NY

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Empire State News

Schumer calls for first responders to be notified of hazardous rail freight

GOSHEN Local authorities are not required to be notified of hazardous materials being brought through an area on freight cars and US Senator Charles Schumer called for that to be implemented.

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Related Topix: Rockland County, NY, Orange County, NY, Albany, NY

WCAX-TV Burlington

21-year-old Hudson Valley man arrested in homicide

A 21-year-old Hudson Valley man has been charged with a deadly shooting in a college bar over the weekend that law-enforcement officials say was retaliation for another killing.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Times Herald-Record

What you need to know right now about casinos in New York

The deadline is midnight for developers to submit a $1 million application fee that would ensure them the opportunity to be considered to establish a casino in New York.

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Related Topix: New York, Binghamton, NY, Sullivan County, NY

Hudson Valley Press

Orange County Announces Formation of Casino Task Force

County Executive Steve Neuhaus was joined by Legislative Chairman Stephen Brescia in announcing the formation of a Task Force on Gaming and Economic Development.

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Related Topix: Sullivan County, NY

Times Herald-Record

Ulster OKs support of Nevele for casino

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed an unanimous resolution Tuesday passed by the county Legislature supporting development of the $400 million Nevele Resort casino project.

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Related Topix: Ellenville, NY, Wawarsing, NY

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Baby with rare genetic disorder undergoes medical marijuana treatment in Colorado

There's a dramatic change in 11-month-old Mabel Grace Tangney-Decker, and her mother likes what she's seeing.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Genetics, Medicine, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Poughkeepsie Journal

In brief: Conference on courthouse dogs; felony drug arrest; Arbor Day in Beacon

The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie will host a conference April 30 at Marist College titled 'Vulnerable Witnesses in Court: The Use of Courthouse Facility Dogs.'

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Related Topix: Beacon, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Marist College, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

Local churches celebrate Easter

Easter Sunday is celebrated around the world of Christendom, and for most, it starts at the home church.

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Related Topix: Beacon, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Dutchess County, NY

Sun Apr 20, 2014

SFGate

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Hudson Valley bar

Police Chief Joe Snyder tells local media outlets the shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday at Murphy's Bar.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Times Herald-Record

New Paltz board asks for more info on housing project

The town board has filed a Freedom of Information request with the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency, seeking information about the agency's involvement with the developer of the proposed Park Point housing complex.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Saugerties sex offender pleads guilty to second-degree rape

Donald McInnes, 30, of Saugerties, pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree rape, a violent felony offense.

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Related Topix: Saugerties, NY

Times Herald-Record

Area employment rose over a year, except for Sullivan

Ulster County and the Orange-Dutchess metro area saw gains in private-sector employment in the 12-month period ending in March, while Sullivan County lost jobs.

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Related Topix: Sullivan County, NY, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Times Herald-Record

Ulster lost $3.2M in sales tax revenue

Ulster County lost more than $3.2 million in sales tax from January to mid-March over about the same time period in 2013, according to numbers from the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Chronicle Newspaper

Experts: Too soon to tell about Ulster

Ulster, which like Orange was underwriting its county-owned nursing home, transferred Golden Hill Health Care Facility to an LDC, which sold it to a private operator last June.

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Related Topix: Orange County, NY, Rockland County, NY

Poughkeepsie Journal

In brief: Man treated after being shot by officers, police say;...

The Ulster County Sheriff's Office said a Marbletown resident reported her vehicle stolen around 10:40 p.m. State troopers spotted the vehicle and tried to stop it, but the driver eluded them after entering Kingston.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, West Hurley, NY, Hurley, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Times Herald-Record

NEWSWATCH: Tractor-trailer roll-over in Goshen slows traffic for hours

Featured in todays Record Newswatch - the driver of a stolen vehicle is shot by an Ulster County Sheriffs deputy following a police pursuit; a truck roll-over brings morning commuter traffic to a near standstill on Route 17 West in the Town of Goshen and a Kingston man is charged with arson for setting fire to leaves on a neighbors lawn.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY

Times Herald-Record

Suspected car thief shot by Ulster deputy during pursuit late Tuesday

An Ulster County Sheriff's Deputy shot a suspected car thief Tuesday night after a car chase through several towns, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office says.

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Related Topix: West Hurley, NY

Times Herald-Record

Man accused in DEP murder case will get defense lawyer at public's expense

An Ulster County judge ruled Wednesday that David Reese will continue to be represented by a public defender at Ulster County expense as the trial date on his charge of second degree murder draws closer.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kingston, NY

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