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    Alarms were sounding among some school districts in New York amid threats being made on social media as part of what is seemingly a national scheme. On Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Hudson Valley, the Village of Walden Police Department in Orange County received a complaint in reference to a social media post that went viral on Snapchat. “I...
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    A woman is in full celebration mode after the NY Lottery “made her year.” A Hudson Valley woman is feeling lucky after cashing in the top prize of a New York State Lottery scratcher. Columbia County resident Amana Akter, of the city of Hudson, has claimed her top prize on the New York Lottery’s $2,500,000 "Make My Year" scratch-off ticket....
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested in the Hudson Valley continues to decline as it approaches 2 percent as the region contends with the virus. After seeing a slight uptick earlier this week, the average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate was back down to 2.02 percent, the second-lowest of the state's 10 regions on Thursday, Oct. 21, with...
    Calling all wannabe actors and extras. The HBO Max series "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin," will be filming in the Hudson Valley beginning on  Friday, Oct. 29, and is looking for actors and extras to appear in the popular series, according to the Hudson Valley Film Commission. The show picks up 20 years after the original series where a series...
    A college student from the Hudson Valley who died over the weekend in Massachusetts choked during an eating contest for charity, according to a report. Rockland County resident Madie Nicpon, age 20, a 2019 graduate of Suffern High School, was a junior at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Nicpon choked during a hot dog eating contest held at an off-campus home...
    A college student from the Hudson Valley has died from injuries in a hot dog eating contest on Saturday, Oct. 16. Rockland County resident Madie Nicpon, a 2019 graduate of Suffern High School, was a junior at Tufts University in Massachusetts.  She fell unconscious during an off-campus charity fundraiser and died at a Boston hospital the following day, the Journal...
    Dozens of dogs were abandoned with limited food and water by a Hudson Valley woman who is now facing animal abuse charges. In Orange County, New York State Police investigators arrested Gulsen Iroldi, age 41, of Unionville, on Wednesday, Oct. 20 under a statute of the Agriculture and Markets Law for torturing animals and failure to provide sustenance. Police said...
    Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Hudson Valley according to the latest update provided by the New York State Department of Health. The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley is down for the third straight day, as it has dipped from 2.22 percent of those tested on Sunday, Oct. 17 to 2.18 percent the...
    A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2018 slaying of another man. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Tuesday, Oct. 19, that Dominique Williams, age 25, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty for the November 2018 slaying of a Newburgh man at the corner of Liberty and Clinton Streets in the City of Newburgh.  At 12:17...
    A teen has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a man visiting the Hudson Valley. Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh announced the guilty plea of Collyer Goodman, of Valley Cottage, on Monday, Oct. 18, for the shooting death of a Chicago man visiting Nyack last August. Goodman plead guilty to manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for...
    A college student from the Hudson Valley has died from injuries in an accident on Saturday, Oct. 16. Rockland County resident Madie Nicpon, a 2019 graduate of Suffern High School, was a junior at Tufts University in Massachusetts.  She was a biopsychology major and a member of the college's women’s lacrosse team. The specific nature of the accident has...
    A school district in the Hudson Valley is among the top 10 in the nation, according to a newly released ranking. Each year, Niche issues its rankings of the top districts across the US, factoring in reviews from parents, students, and data from the US Department of Education. According to Niche, ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation...
    A brand-new restaurant is ready to launch this week in the Hudson Valley. The Station Grille, located in Dutchess County, is set to open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 21. The restaurant is located at 2578 Route 55 in Poughquag. In addition to a variety of steaks, The Station Grille's menu also includes entrees such as swordfish, lamb, rigatoni, and...
    A new restaurant that focuses on coastal Italian cuisine made with local ingredients is set to open its doors in the Hudson Valley in the coming weeks. Primo Waterfront is preparing to host its official grand opening in Orange County sometime in November, according to owner Jesse Camac, who also is a co-created Heritage Food + Drink in Wappingers Falls....
    The identities have been released of the two people who are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in the Hudson Valley. At about 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, there was a report of a shooting in the Orange County hamlet of Pine Island, located in the town of Warwick. New York State Police troopers along with the Warwick Police Department...
    Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in the Hudson Valley. At about 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, there was a report of a shooting in the Orange County hamlet of Pine Island, located in the town of Warwick. New York State Police troopers along with the Warwick Police Department officers rushed to the scene. A preliminary investigation...
    Though violent crimes spiked across the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Hudson Valley towns ranked among the safest in the country according to a newly released report. In Westchester, Lewisboro and Sleepy Hollow tied as the No. 1 safest towns in the country after reporting zero violent or property crimes last year in a report released by the safety...
    A Hudson Valley high school will be transitioning to its remote learning model for several months due to hazardous materials inside the building. In Rockland County, Clarence Ellis, the Superintendent of Schools for the East Ramapo Central School District announced that the Spring Valley High School will be going remote through January after conducting hazardous materials and air quality testing....
    The Hudson Valley is a popular location for film and TV productions, and that's just the case this week with NBC's "The Blacklist," filming in the area. On Friday, Oct. 15 in Rockland County, several downtown streets in Pearl River are closed to parking as the crew and stars, including James Spader, of the popular drama moved into the hamlet to...
    One person was killed during a two-vehicle crash between a school bus and a dump truck in the Hudson Valley. It happened around 8:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 in Ulster County, on Route 9W in the town of Saugerties. The driver of the dump truck suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ulster County...
    Police have identified a 10-year-old boy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash. in the area. Rockland County resident Michael Bosco, of Pomona, was killed around 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the crash in Nanuet, at the intersection of Route 304 and West Nyack Road, in Nanuet. Arriving officers discovered two vehicles heavily damaged, a Toyota Sienna and a Ford F-150 both...
    One man is dead and two pets perished after an explosion at a Hudson Valley home. First responders from multiple agencies in Dutchess County responded to a reported house explosion on Hoffman Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Pine Plains. Police said that one woman, 62-year-old Kim Dunn, was pulled from the wreckage by a neighbor...
    A former high school track and field standout from the Hudson Valley is suing Nike and her former coach for $20 million for alleged physical and emotional abuse. Mary Cain, a distance runner who cut her teeth while running for Bronxville High School in Westchester for a decade and starring on multiple national teams, is suing Nike and her former...
    A new drive-thru burger shop is getting ready to open in the Hudson Valley. The owner of Moonburger, Jeremy Robinson-Leon, said the Ulster County eatery will be up and running by early next week. Moonburger is located at 5 Powells Lane in Kingston. Robinson-Leon said all of the burgers on the menu will be made with plant-based Impossible patties. “We wanted to...
    One new COVID-19-related was reported in the Hudson Valley as the region saw a slight rise in its positive infection rate for those tested. The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley tested for the virus climbed to 2,50 in the latest update from the state Department of Health, up from 2.49 percent the previous day. Statewide,...
    A series of upcoming pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites are launching in the Hudson Valley in an effort to increase the vaccination rate among school-aged New Yorkers. Gov. Kathy Hochul made the announcement as part of the state's #VaxtoSchool campaign. The first site is being held in partnership with Orange County on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m....
    Hazardous materials in classrooms inside a Hudson Valley high school forced officials to shutter the doors of the building and transition students to remote learning. In Rockland County, Spring Valley Schools Superintendent Clarence Ellis issued an alert to the community advising that the district was notified of suspicion of hazardous materials in specific classrooms at the high school, prompting the...
    A 10-year-old boy was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash took place around 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Rockland County at the intersection of Route 304 and West Nyack Road in Nanuet. According to Clarkstown Police Detective Norm Peters, arriving officers discovered two vehicles heavily damaged, a Toyota Sienna and a Ford F-150 both with...
    A Hudson Valley home was left uninhabitable after a two-alarm kitchen fire broke out at an area condo complex. First responders in Dutchess County responded to the Envoy Plaza Condo Complex on Beechwood Avenue in Poughkeepsie shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, where there was a report of a kitchen fire that broke out. Crews from the...
    More than 85 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the positive infection rate of those tested in the Hudson Valley continues to hold steady. In the latest update from the state Department of Health, the seven-day average positive COVID-19 infection rate was up to 2.49 percent...
    A former employee of a Hudson Valley town was arrested and accused of defrauding the town of more than $14,000 in health care buyout payments he wasn't entitled to. Kyle Fletcher, a former heavy equipment operator who worked for the Ulster County Town of Gardiner, was arraigned on Tuesday, Oct. 5, according to an announcement from New York State Comptroller Thomas...
    A man was killed after losing control of his motorcycle and hitting a guide rail in the area, police said. Christopher Taussi, age 25, of New City, in Rockland County was killed around 10:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, on Route 304 in Pearl River. According to Captain James Brown of the Orangetown Police, Taussi was driving a 2005 Kawasaki ZX636 motorcycle northbound...
    A doctor from the Hudson Valley was killed in a head-on hit-and-run crash. The incident took place around 12:20 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, in Orange County on Route 32 in the town of Cornwall. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, Dr. John C. Hordines Jr., age 54, was driving a 2010 Chevy Tahoe southbound when he was hit head-on by a...
    The identity has been released of a man who was killed in a helicopter crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened in Orange County in the town of Cornwall at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 near Storm King Mountain and Route 218. The pilot of the helicopter, Long Island resident Arthur Charych, age 73, of Setauket in Suffolk...
    Police are investigating after a person was killed in a helicopter crash in the Hudson Valley. Authorities responded to the crash in the Orange County town of Cornwall at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. State Police confirmed that a helicopter crashed near Storm King Mountain near State Route 218. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, police said....
    A Hudson Valley woman is facing multiple charges, including murder, for allegedly starving a 7-year-old to death she kept secreted inside her apartment, the District Attorney announced. Leticia Bravo, age 39, of Newburgh in Orange County was indicted on Friday, Oct. 8 for her role in the death of 7-year-old Petter Cuacuas, who was kept hidden behind a bedroom behind...
    An officer in New York City who lives in the Hudson Valley was found guilty of the violent death of his girlfriend following a jury trial. Luis Rondon, age 50, of New Windsor, was convicted in Orange County Court of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Thursday, Oct. 7.  The convictions were in connection with the...
    A popular, family-run restaurant in the Hudson Valley has closed its doors after decades in business. The Postage Inn, located at 838 NY-32 in the Ulster County hamlet of Tillson, officially, closed on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The owners shared in a Facebook post on Monday, Oct. 4, that after nearly 34 years running the restaurant, they were ready to retire from...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley rose slightly for the first time in days as the numbers continue to trend in the right direction, according to the latest update from the Department of Public Health. In the past week, the average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley had declined daily, from 2.99 percent on...
    A former elected official in the Hudson Valley and some of her family members are facing charges for allegedly stealing more than $11,000 from a not-for-profit organization that she oversaw. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that Emily Dominguez, the former deputy mayor and trustee in the Village of Haverstraw has been indicted for...
    A 27-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend's pets over the course of a year, authorities announced. Matthew Savinovich, of the borough of Norwood in Bergen County, New Jersey, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by officers from the Putnam County SPCA for allegedly killing three chihuahuas and a ferret that belonged to his ex in Lake...
    A Hudson Valley woman admitted to her role in the death of her 1-year-old son. Rockland County resident Marie Dorleus, age 36, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide following the investigation stemming from the June 2021 investigation into the death of her son. Original story - Mother Indicted In Connection To Death Of 1-Year-Old Son...
    Hudson Valley counties are set to receive up to $94 million to help combat the opioid crisis. New York Attorney General Letitia James said in an announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 5, that the funds come from settlements from a March 2019 lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors responsible for the crisis. James shared a list of figures representing the minimum...
    An off-duty police officer in the Hudson Valley found himself has been accused of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a crash. Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 29, officers in Orange County investigated a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 211 East and Ballard Road in the Town of Wallkill. Upon arrival, police said that officers...
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a taxi driver in the Hudson Valley who was gunned down during a robbery. In Orange County, investigators from the City of Newburgh Police Department said that city resident Jorge Arbayza de la Cruz, age 51, was...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley continues to decline, though a new virus-related death was reported in Westchester County in the latest update from the Department of Health. After spiking, the average seven-day average positive infection rate for those tested for COVID-19 in the region is back on the decline over the weekend, from 2.37 percent on Friday,...
    A brand-new ShopRite is now open and serving customers in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, Oct. 3, the Dutchess County supermarket hosted its grand opening. The store is located at 3552 North Rd. in Poughkeepsie at the Hudson Heritage site on Route 9. Earlier coverage - Date Now Set For Much-Awaited Opening Of New Supermarket In Area A ceremonial ribbon-cutting took...
    An investigation is underway after reports of gunshots being fired on a roadway in the area. Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, officers in Rockland County from the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Waldron Avenue and Toto Court in Central Nyack.  Officers found a number of fired shell casings in the roadway, according to the Clarkstown Police Department.  No...