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DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants – Funds Provide Assistance to Rural Fire Departments

  DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Funds Provide Assistance to Rural Fire Departments The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for federally-funded “Volunteer Fire Assistance” grants, Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The grants help rural fire departments, like those assisting with fighting the Sam’s Point Wildfires in Ulster…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

  May is Mental Health Awareness Month   Poughkeepsie… May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health announces several upcoming events designed to increase awareness and understanding about living with a mental illness. “Roughly one in five teenagers and adults in the United States experience mental illness…

DEC Issues Guidance to Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes

  DEC Issues Guidance to Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as spring temperatures approach and coyotes increase foraging. “Coyotes are an integral part of our natural ecosystem, but they can come into conflict with people if they…

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $1.8 Million in Spring Grants Cycle

  Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $1.8 Million in Spring Grants Cycle   Sheffield, Mass.—The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the recipients of the first round of grantmaking for 2016. The foundation distributed a total of $319,245 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves, and…

Greetings Art Lovers:

  Greetings Art Lovers: We were thrilled with the opening of Dutchess Handmade, a pop-up shop featuring local artists’ work in glass, greeting cards, home décor items and jewelry – Mother’s Day is coming up soon, along with graduations and Father’s Day. We invite you to experience creative gifts for these occasions andshop local at…

Top It Off in May!

  Top It Off in May!   April 28, 2016 Just Oil would like to urge you to TOP OFF YOUR TANKS now while the price is low. We are offering a TOP IT OFF IN MAY SPECIAL.  For the entire month of May, we will remove all minimum gallon requirements for our deliveries.  Call…

Molinaro Announces Over $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program Awards to Local Municipalities

  Molinaro Announces Over $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program Awards to Local Municipalities Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced preliminary grant awards totaling $924,000 through the Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to 10 projects benefiting 11 municipalities. County Executive Molinaro said, “I’ve asked our county to ‘Think…

DEC to Host Public Meetings on Deer Management

  DEC to Host Public Meetings on Deer Management Participate Online or In-Person for an Update on New York’s Deer Program and to Provide Input Meetings Scheduled for May 10 and May 12 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a webinar “New York Deer Management Update” the evenings of May 10…

Air Conditioners Available For Eligible Households With a Demonstrated Medical Need

  Air Conditioners Available For Eligible Households With a Demonstrated Medical Need Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers who have medical conditions that can be aggravated by extreme heat to buy and install air conditioning. Eligible households can apply for cooling assistance through the New York…

Molinaro to Receive 2016 Meritorious Award from Project MORE, Inc.

  Molinaro to Receive 2016 Meritorious Award from Project MORE, Inc. Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has been selected as the recipient of Project MORE, Inc.’s Meritorious Award. The award is presented to an individual who has, over the span of their career, demonstrated tremendous leadership, dedication and commitment that has led to remarkable…

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Exam Announcement

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Exam Announcement Exam Title: Probation Officer I Trainee State Exam Number: 68538 Exam Date: 6/25/2016 Last File Date: 5/20/2016 A civil service exam has been announced in a title you indicated interest in. If you are still interested, please follow these steps: Read the minimum qualifications for the…

Dutchess County to Pilot DWI-Ignition Interlock Enforcement Initiative

  Photo: law enforcement officials from the City and Town of Poughkeepsie police departments, the District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Probation & Community Corrections and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office attended the training at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.     Dutchess County to Pilot DWI-Ignition Interlock Enforcement Initiative New York State hosts…

Environmental Protection Fund Awards Distributed to 24 Municipalities to Install Decontamination Stations and Educate Boaters on the Dangers of Invasive Species

  EPF Awards Distributed to 24 Municipalities to Install Decontamination Stations and Educate Boaters on the Dangers of Invasive Species Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that over $2 million in grants from the Environmental Protection Fund will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits and higher educational programs for projects that will help protect New York…

The evils of cyber-bullying

   John Halligan Assembly   Dover School Student Assembly:  On April 25th, Mr. John Halligan shared his personal tragedy with our 5th – 8th grade students.  His focus was on the evils of cyber-bullying and how cyber-bullying affects everyone in a family.  Our students got to ask questions and interact with Mr. Halligan. Parent Assembly:…

Tick Task Force Education Workshop May 11, 2016

  Tick Task Force Education Workshop May 11, 2016 Dutchess County Tick Task Force Joins with NYS Senator Sue Serino to Host Tick Task Force Education Workshop May 11, 2016 Workshops will address the following topics concerning Tick-Borne Disease: P        –        Protection and Prevention A       –        Access to Information S       –        Supporting Research…