Top New York officials demand change after seeing an alarming rise in fake vaccines.

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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah has joined District Attorneys from Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, Richmond County, Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York County in urging Governor Kathy Hochul to sign legislation that would strengthen New York’s laws against possessing or forging fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards or digital passports.

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In a signed letter to the governor, seen below, the group claims to have seen a rise in illegal vaccine cards.

"We are seeing a rise in schemes in which vaccine cards are forged, sold and passed off as real, and we are alarmed at the public health threat this poses," the letter states. See the full letter below:

If signed, altering a COVID-19 vaccine card would be considered a Computer Tampering offense.

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LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

Hudson Valley Towns Honored

Air-Breathing Fish That Eats Animals Found in Hudson Valley, New York

An invasive fish from Asia that can live on land for days and uses its sharp teeth to eat animals has been spotted in the Hudson Valley and other parts of New York State.  

Look Inside: Aston Martin Designs First Hudson Valley Home

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has designed an insane home in the Hudson Valley that's now on the market. The home is called one of the "most exciting and sophisticated to be built in the Hudson Valley."

Shocking Photos Show Ida's Devastation in New York, Hudson Valley

Images of the Hudson Valley, mostly under water, after Tropical Depression Ida

Peek Inside Banned NFL Owner's $60 Million Yacht Docked in Hudson Valley

Take a look at an amazing $60 million yacht that's owned by an NFL owner that's been docked for weeks in the Hudson Valley. 

Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 70 Businesses

Award-Winning Actor Selling Hudson Valley 'Mountaintop Masterpiece'

An award-winning actor is selling "mountaintop masterpiece" in Napanoch, Ulster County. Check out all of the photos of this impressive  "mountaintop masterpiece" below: 

Did You Know? Over 100 Fun Facts About the Hudson Valley

Did you know that Lucille Ball made her stage debut in the Hudson Valley? How about Philadelphia Cream Cheese wasn't invented in Philadelphia, but in Orange County? Or that a mansion in Dutchess County inspired the expression "keeping up with the Joneses?" Find out about those and over 100 other fun facts about the Hudson Valley. 

Take A Look At The Most Expensive Home on the Market in the Hudson Valley

The most expensive home for sale in all of New York State is found in the Hudson Valley. 

Nearly 30 High-Risk New York Sex Offenders Recently Moved in Hudson Valley

New York officials are alerting the public about 30 New York sex offenders who recently moved in the Hudson Valley. 

Photos: Historic 'Hudson Mansion,' With Stage Listed For Discounted Price

Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home

38 'Most Wanted' in New York

Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson Valley

You won't have to leave the Hudson Valley if you want to enjoy New York's highest-rated Airbnb. 

40 Children Have Gone Missing From the Hudson Valley

Gun Violence Emergency Declared in New York, Lawmakers Respond

Gov. Cuomo declared the first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency in New York.

World-Famous Celebrities Seen At Many Hudson Valley Businesses

Photos: Many Rescued From Submerged Vehicles in Hudson Valley

Some drivers in the Hudson Valley had to be saved from the roofs of their cars. 

KEEP LOOKING: See what 50 company logos looked like then and now

Gypsy Moth 'Accidentally' Released Causing 'Nightmares' in New York

After 10 to 15 years a gypsy moth that was once "accidentally" released has returned and is causing "nightmares" in New York. 

Cops Dismantle 'Local Criminal Enterprise' at Hudson Valley Deli

Six were arrested for allegedly selling drugs and more at a Hudson Valley deli.

Historic Hudson Valley Building Revived as New Business

A historic Hudson Valley building is getting a second life as a new business that will show off the beauty of the region. 

Then And Now: How Fast Food Restaurants in The Hudson Valley Have Changed

While many of your favorite Hudson Valley fast-food restaurants have remained in the same spot for decades, their buildings are almost unrecognizable from what they used to look like.

Fast Food Change

Mustang Pinned Under Tractor-Trailer Near I-84 in Hudson Valley

A Mustang crashed into a tractor-trailer near I-84 in the Hudson Valley. 

Photos: Truck Drives Into Building in Dutchess County

A truck drove into a building in Dutchess County, causing significant damage. 

The 20 Most Surprising Things Found at LEGOLAND New York in Goshen

LEGOLAND New York in Goshen is officially opening this summer. Right now special previews are going on so that guests can get a sneak peek at what's in store when the park opens its gates. While we won't spoil all of the surprises, here are just some of the incredible little details that await you during your first visit to this incredible theme park.

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25 Must Try Hudson Valley Dining Experiences

We compiled a list of 25 great dining experiences that you should try in the Hudson Valley!

25 Must Try Pizza Places in the Hudson Valley

Here are some of our must-try places to grab a slice in the Hudson Valley:

Prominent Professional Athletes from The Hudson Valley Region

We've compiled a list of 25 male professional athletes who are from the Hudson Valley.

25 Wineries and Breweries to Visit in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is known for its amazing wineries and breweries. Here is a list of 25 worth checking out!

The 25 Absolute Best Hikes in the Hudson Valley

We've compiled a list of the 25 best hikes in the Hudson Valley. All of the hikes are of varying difficulties and lengths, so no matter your skill level or amount of time you have available there is a hike for you here.

Top 25 Places and Events That Make Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck

 

Must-See Photos: Plane Crashes Near Water in Hudson Valley

Many Top New York Yankees Prospects Will Call Hudson Valley Home

'Show-Stopping Oasis' With Private Lake For Sale in Hudson Valley

Realtors say this "rare find" in the "heart of the Hudson Valley" is an "absolute paradise." 

Cuomo Shares 'Great News' Issues New COVID Rules For New York

'Show-Stopping Oasis' With Private Lake For Sale in Hudson Valley

Realtors say this "rare find" in the "heart of the Hudson Valley" is an "absolute paradise." 

33 'Most Wanted' in New York

Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Hudson Valley, New York Leaders React to George Floyd Murder Verdict

Legal Sales of Marijuana in New York Will Likely Take Years

Sorry to ruin your high. Despite lawmakers reaching a deal to legalize pot across New York lawmakers say it's gonna be a long time before sales start. Here's why. 

Cuomo, State Lawmakers Agree on Many New Rules For New York State

New York lawmakers passed a $212 billion budget that includes close to $4 billion in new taxes, legal sports betting, record school aid a lots more.

25 Beautiful, Scenic Picnic Spots in the Hudson Valley

Here is a list of 25 amazing picnic spots located in the Hudson Valley!

23 Pictures That Show the Beauty of Minnewaska

If you love hiking the Hudson Valley, you need to look at these stunning pictures

The 25 Absolute Best Hikes in the Hudson Valley

We've compiled a list of the 25 best hikes in the Hudson Valley. All of the hikes are of varying difficulties and lengths, so no matter your skill level or amount of time you have available there is a hike for you here.