The Hudson Valley Green received a water quality alert today from Riverkeeper. A citizen reported sewage discharge into the Harbor on September 17 and Riverkeeper confirmed dangerous levels of raw sewage. The discharge is still flowing as of today.
Riverkeeper says New York State and Dutchess County have no laws that require public notification of a sewage discharge into public waterways such as this, even when the discharge is in an area where the public is known to come into direct contact with the water.
And here is a related story about Beacon sewage problems from earlier this year.