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  • Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 07:50 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.The redacted report presented on Thursday said that there was no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials but it did document Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential vote.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that there is "no [...]

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  • The Latest: Sanders says no culture of lying at White House
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 08:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local):8 a.m.President Donald Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders is pushing back on allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report exposed a culture of lying at the White House.Sanders also disputed allegations that she misled the media when she said that "countless" members of the FBI had lost [...]

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  • Police say Poughkeepsie man broke into ex-girlfriend's home, choked her
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 09:11 AM

    TOWN of POUGHKEEPSIE - Town police say a Poughkeepsie man broke into an ex-girlfriend’s home and choked her.Police said they arrested Jan-Michael Mohan, 29, of Feastorville-Trevose, Pa., on Monday, charging him with second-degree burglary, a felony; and criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree unlawful imprisonment, misdemeanors.Police said Mohan entered the woman’s apartment without [...]

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  • Small brush fire snarls traffic on Route 17 westbound
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 12:07 PM

    Traffic is backed up for miles on Route 17 westbound near Exit 119 as Silver Lake firefighters extinguish a small brush fire. Multiple State Police vehicles are assisting with the effort.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • After revenue drop, NY ends fiscal year on 'positive note'
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 01:50 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top financial officer says that despite a sharp decline in revenues, the state's financial health ended the fiscal year on a "positive note."Democratic state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Friday released figures showing state revenue dropped by $3.7 billion, or by 4.7%, during the fiscal year that ended March 31.The revenue report wasn't all bad news, however, as March revenues surpassed projections by more than $800 million.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Orange County reports three more measles cases
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 02:07 PM

    The number of reported measles cases in Orange County since November rose to 20 on Friday, up by three since last week but still far less severe than the recent outbreaks of the highly contagious illness in ultra-Orthodox communities in Rockland County and Brooklyn.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Legoland: Route 17 interchange project to begin soon
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 06:32 PM

    Legoland parent Merlin Entertainments' construction of a new Route 17 interchange will begin in May or early June, a Legoland spokesman said Friday.The state is covering at least $10 million of the $40 million project to build a new Exit 125.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Accident backs up traffic on Route 17 west
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 02:15 PM

    There is a overturned car in the middle of Route 17 westbound between exits 18 (Fair Oaks) and 19 (Pine Bush). Traffic is currently backed up to the Middletown exit.Firefighters are on the scene.No other information is available at this time.

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  • The Fray: Farley latest Hudson Valley newcomer to launch bid for Congress
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 03:09 PM

    Chele Chiavacci Farley’s move to Tuxedo Park from Manhattan before announcing her run for the 18th Congressional District last week makes her the latest Hudson Valley congressional candidate whose residency choices happened to coincide with political opportunities.Rep.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • NY comptroller sees big jump in bogus state tax refunds
    Friday - 04/12/2019 - 07:05 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's comptroller is reporting a big increase in the number of questionable or fraudulent state tax refunds this year.State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office says Friday that it had blocked more than 12,000 bogus refunds worth $43.7 million as of the start of the week.Last year at the same point, DiNapoli's office had identified $24 million in erroneous refunds.Many of the incorrect returns understated income or listed too [...]

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  • Congress plunges into Mueller report, subpoena upcoming
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 08:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blog: Maloney says Mueller report shows unethical conduct by Trump
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 08:55 AM

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said Thursday that his initial take on the newly released special counsel’s report before fully digesting it was that it clearly showed that President Trump’s “conduct has been improper, unethical, and unpatriotic.” “Those findings are no reason to celebrate,” the Cold Spring Democrat said in a statement.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • OC, local cities to get millions for economic development, affordable housing
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 11:29 AM

    Orange County, Kingston, Middletown and Newburgh will receive millions in funding for economic development and affordable housing projects. The state announced in a press release Friday that the cities will receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a program that provides funding for development and job creation projects, and the county will receive HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) money that will go toward affordable [...]

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  • Illinois mobile home fire that killed five was intentionally set, authorities say
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 12:37 PM

    A mobile home fire that killed five people earlier this month near Goodfield, Ill., was started intentionally, authorities said.The deaths are considered homicides. An unidentified juvenile is being questioned.The mobile home park is just northeast of the village limits of Goodfield.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Hundreds gather for Stations of the Cross procession through Newburgh
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 01:58 PM

    CITY OF NEWBURGH — Jesus was briefly delayed by technical difficulties on Friday.But a problem with the sound truck was quickly resolved, and then members of the Church of St.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Skoufis seeks tips for Senate committee investigations
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 02:20 PM

    State Sen. James Skoufis is soliciting emailed tips from the public on three matters being investigated by the Senate panel he leads. The Woodbury Democrat was made chairman of the Investigations and Government Relations Committee upon taking office in January, and has pledged to give it a more aggressive oversight role than it previously had.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Big ‘thank you' for our Honor Flight veterans
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 06:14 PM

    STEWART AIRPORT — The raindrops were pelting and the sky had just gone reluctantly from black to gray. It was 6 a.m.  and already they were waiting, holding flags and posters.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Business calendar
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 02:23 PM

    April 16Working Pike: Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing, 120 Route 6, Matamoras, Pa. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Job Fair 2019. Free. 570-2909.Sullivan County Job Fair: The Sullivan, 283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 'I know nothing' - Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks
    Friday - 04/12/2019 - 06:34 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!"President Donald Trump declared that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on Assange's hacking organization night after night during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential [...]

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  • Slightly more New York students now in college tuition-free
    Friday - 04/12/2019 - 07:20 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say slightly more students are going to college tuition-free in the second year of New York state's Excelsior Scholarship program.SUNY officials estimate between 22,000 and 25,000 students received scholarships last fall to attend State University of New York or City University of New York schools.The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester [...]

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  • Blog: Cuomo expands scholarship opportunity for military families
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 08:07 AM

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering this week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college for free.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K cars due to rollaway risk
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 09:20 AM

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions.The company says a bushing can fail, causing the shifter cable to come loose from the transmission.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Legislation would parole certain inmates at 55 if eligible
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 12:47 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York prison inmates would be eligible for parole once they reach 55 after serving 15 consecutive years under legislation being considered by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature.While the measure introduced in the Senate by Sen.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blog: Delgado backs Medicare buy-in proposal
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 12:57 PM

    Rep. Antonio Delgado has become the prime House sponsor of a bill first introduced in 2017 that would allow people under 65 to buy Medicare coverage – the “public option” for health insurance that was dropped from the Affordable Care Act before Democrats passed it in 2010.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Thrills and spills at Sullivan's new water park
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 06:18 PM

    THOMPSON — Sunilkumar Manwani is already hearing it: “Daddy, when are we going to the water park?”Manwani, of Rock Hill, was among the steady stream of excited visitors pouring into the $180 million-plus Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark during its Friday opening in the Town of Thompson.The table games dealer at the nearby Resorts World Catskills casino was there to get water park day passes, which he said are the hottest ticket in town, for his 6- [...]

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  • Two men face drug charges after early-morning raid in Highland Falls
    Friday - 04/19/2019 - 06:35 PM

    HIGHLAND FALLS — Two men were arrested Friday in the village’s ongoing anti-drug Operation Street Sweeper.Highland Falls village police and members of the Orange County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant in a pre-dawn raid on an apartment at 70 Schneider Ave.Karl Ruff, 45, and Willie Sims, 41, both of Highland Falls, were arrested.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bonnie Kraham: Elder law estate planning a bit different for women
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 02:23 PM

    Although men and women share common goals in elder law estate planning, women have specific issues, often because they tend to live longer than men do.With a heterosexual married couple, the husband usually dies first and the woman inherits the estate.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 845 Confidential: United Monroe defers to town board on KJ annexation petition
    Saturday - 04/13/2019 - 03:09 PM

    MONROE — Leaders of the United Monroe citizens group said last week they will defer to the Monroe Town Board's judgment on a recent request by Kiryas Joel to annex 70 acres off Larkin Drive that it owns and where the village has a park and some of its wells.United Monroe had negotiated a court settlement with Kiryas Joel officials in which both sides supported Kiryas Joel's separation from Monroe — forming the new Town of Palm Tree in January — and [...]

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  • Takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
    Friday - 04/12/2019 - 07:50 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Assange's arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States.It's also likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions about Assange's role in the release of stolen Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election, part of special counsel Robert [...]

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