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Westchester is getting more international, while Rockland is having a baby boom.
That's the takeaway from new Census Bureau data released this week.
Westchester added 12,557 people from July 2010 to July 2012, increasing its population by 1.3 percent to an estimated 961,670 people, as births exceeded deaths and people arriving from abroad outnumbered those who moved to another part of...Read more »
A 2010 Hudson Valley graduate has found himself on page 19 of the New York Post on Monday -- not for scandal or intrigue -- but for discovering a gel that one day could save soldiers' lives.
Joe Landolina, 20, of Pine Bush, and his business partners at Suneris Inc. have developed a gel patch that can be placed on a wound to quickly stop the bleeding. He has partnered with a cardiovascular...Read more »
Who's the most liberal Republican in congress?
It's Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook), according to the National Journal, which ranked lawmakers based on the votes they cast last year.
That might be a surprise to heartland conservatives, but it shouldn't raise an eyebrow among Gibson's constituents, which include people from liberal bastions like Woodstock, Saugerties and New Paltz. But...Read more »
The Middletown School District beat out 75 other New York applicants to make the short list in the federal Race to the Top district grant competition.
Nationwide, 372 school districts applied for the grant and 61 finalists were announced Monday by the federal Education Department. In New York, only Middletown and New York City were selected as finalists.
"We've been doing a lot...Read more »
Racing to stack plastic cups in pyramids -- while blindfolded or on scooters -- students from the Hudson Valley helped break a world record in sport stacking Tuesday.
Across New York, 76 elementary, middle and high schools took part in breaking the record for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." More than 2,600 schools and organizations representing some...Read more »
Another Republican has jumped into the race against veteran Orange County Executive Ed Diana, who has held the county's top job for more than a decade.
Chester Supervisor Steve Neuhaus has announced that he will be seeking the GOP nomination against Diana, who is running for his fourth term.
“For too long, the county has been led in part by people whose names have not been on the ballot,...Read more »
In school news, the focus is often on the contributions and achievements of principal and teachers. But it's people like Goshen's Garry Van De Weert that keep schools running and, according to his colleagues, shining so that kids can come their every day and learn, according to a news release.
Van De Weert, head custodian at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, was recently honored by the...Read more »
Representatives from three Hudson Valley schools travelled to Washington D.C. this week to collect their 2012 National Blue Ribbon awards. The schools are among 314 nationwide to receive the 2012 recognition.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private schools that either have high-performing students or students showing significant improvement.
All three Hudson...Read more »