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CT, NY lawmakers seek $20M from Trump to protect LI Sound

“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” reads a letter from a bipartisan coalition.

Murphy leads group of U.S. senators seeking improvements for shellfish farmers

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., spearheaded a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee advocating for better insurance options for shellfish farmers and the aquaculture industry.

Hudson Valley Airport receives $7.3 million federal grant

The money, announced by Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand, will be used to replace an out-of-date building on the Dutchess County airport's grounds

Senators urge Justice Dept. investigation of Wells Fargo

In a separate letter, Richard Blumenthal and other senators expressed suspicion that the bank may have violated a law protecting military service members.

Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center awarded $718K

The funds will be used to monitor and reduce the effects and spread of HIV and AIDS.

DOT looks to tighten crude oil train laws

Safety concerns abound and more regulations are proposed as the amount of Bakken shale crude oil shipped across the Hudson Valley, and the country, booms.

New Rochelle gets $3.2M for Sandy repairs

The city will get FEMA funds for repairs to Hudson Park and a marina after the federal agency originally ruled the damages weren't storm-related.

Gillibrand calls for minimum wage increase

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for Congress to approve the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years.

Gillibrand proposes bill to increase manufacturing jobs

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled the Made in America Manufacturing Act at a plant in Yonkers, and hopes the bill will bring more manufacturing jobs into New York and the country.

Hypres seeks to develop portable MRI system

Researchers at Hypres are in the process of developing a prototype for a portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, system that could revolutionize what represents a $2 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

PACs dump money into Westchester races

The six candidates running in Westchester’s congressional races raised almost $900,000 in June alone. They raised less than $750,000 in April and May combined.

Congressional gridlock stalls highway funding

The Hudson Valley construction industry, pummeled by job losses since the recession, could be in for yet another blow if Congress fails to pass...