Patterson Accident

  Via Patterson Fire Department At approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017, the Patterson Fire Department was dispatched to a head-on collision on Route 311 at Burdick Road. Our Heavy Rescue apparatus, designated 22-6-1, was first to arrive on scene, with 22-1-3 and the Town of Patterson Ambulance arriving seconds later. Thankfully, neither…

Metro-North Railroad to Rebuild Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast, N.Y. $9.5 Million Infrastructure Renewal Funded by MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program

  Metro-North Railroad to Rebuild Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast, N.Y. $9.5 Million Infrastructure Renewal Funded by MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program   MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will rebuild and reopen the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast through a $9.5 million investment made possible by the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program. The…

Governor Announces Thousands of New Organ Donor Enrollments Through NY State of Health Marketplace

  6,326 New Yorkers Consent via NY State of Health in Past Week   New Registration Option Drives Increase in Organ Donation Enrollment Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that, in just one week, 6,326 New Yorkers have consented to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry via NY State of Health, New York’s…

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day

  New York State Celebrates Arbor Day State Provides $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York’s accomplishments and commitment to protecting our environment, the state Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Office of General Services (OGS), Agriculture…

Hudson Valley To Hold Sister Climate Marches

Hudson Valley To Hold Sister Climate Marches The Hudson Valley is the site of at least two sister marches to the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. Saturday. The Washington, D.C. march for climate, jobs and justice begins at 6 a.m. with a sunrise water ceremony and culminates with an after-party that gets under way at…

Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th

  Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced today a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park from 8 a.m. to noon with convenient onsite parking. In…

HITMAKERS DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES TELL “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” THEY MET FOUR DECADES AGO THANKS TO A GUNFIGHT, AND THEY NEVER EXPECTED TO STILL BE PLAYING TOGETHER SO MANY YEARS LATER

HITMAKERS DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES TELL “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” THEY MET FOUR DECADES AGO THANKS TO A GUNFIGHT, AND THEY NEVER EXPECTED TO STILL BE PLAYING TOGETHER SO MANY YEARS LATER Daryl Hall and John Oates, the creators of some of the biggest hit songs of the ‘70s and ‘80s, take CBS SUNDAY MORNING…

SENATOR TERRENCE MURPHY HOSTS SEX OFFENDER ROUNDTABLE: Murphy, Byrne & Panel of Experts Focus on Updating Megan’s Law

  SENATOR TERRENCE MURPHY HOSTS SEX OFFENDER ROUNDTABLE Murphy, Byrne & Panel of Experts Focus on Updating Megan’s Law YORKTOWN, NY – The arrest on March 28th of a level 2 sex offender in Ossining for possession of child pornography marked the second consecutive week a dangerous sex offender had been apprehended for trolling the…

A.G. Schneiderman Launches New Law Enforcement Campaign To Crack Down On Violent Heroin And Opioid Traffickers In Suburban And Upstate New York

  A.G. Schneiderman Launches New Law Enforcement Campaign To Crack Down On Violent Heroin And Opioid Traffickers In Suburban And Upstate New York A.G. Schneiderman’s “S.U.R.G.E” Initiative Brings Together AG’s Organized Crime Task Force And Local And State Law Enforcement To Target Violent Gangs Dealing Drugs In Communities Across Upstate And Suburban New York Where…

Megan Martucci of Patterson, NY inducted into international honor society for business at Quinnipiac University

  Megan Martucci of Patterson, NY inducted into international honor society for business at Quinnipiac University HAMDEN, Conn. (April 27, 2017) – Megan Martucci of Patterson, NY was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, during a recent campus ceremony at Quinnipiac University. Students inducted into…

DBCH Releases 2017 Drowning Prevention Schedule

  DBCH Releases 2017 Drowning Prevention Schedule The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has released its 2017 Drowning Prevention Seminars for Lifeguards schedule.  For 27 years, these seminars have been provided for lifeguards and residents to raise their awareness of what a swimmer in the process of drowning looks like. “Anyone…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early to Mid-April New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife, and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400…

Governor Signs Legislation Investing $2.5 Billion in Clean Water Infrastructure and Water Quality Protection

  Includes Over $1.5 Billion in Grants for Local Governments to Improve Water Infrastructure   Creates $75 Million Septic System Rebate Program for Homeowners and Small Businesses to Upgrade their Septic Systems   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act – a $2.5 billion investment in drinking water infrastructure, clean water…

DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access

  DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access Conservation Partnership Grants Awarded to 58 Land Trusts across New York State Grants to Land Trusts Leverage Additional $1.5 Million in Community Contributions and Private Support New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner…

MTA Calls Climate Change ‘Urgent Reality’ as it Launches New Report on Preparation for Sea Level Rise & Other Coastal Dangers

  MTA Calls Climate Change ‘Urgent Reality’ as it Launches New Report on Preparation for Sea Level Rise & Other Coastal Dangers Interim Director Touts MTA’s Proactive Resiliency Efforts and Sustainability Benefits of Public Transportation   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority cited the “urgent reality” of climate change in a new report on public transit projects…

Molinaro Addresses New York State Senate’s Mental Health & Development Disabilities Committee

  Molinaro Addresses New York State Senate’s Mental Health & Development Disabilities Committee   Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro addressed the New York State Senate’s Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee this morning at the invitation of Senator Robert Ortt, who chairs the committee.   The County Executive discussed Dutchess County’s “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” initiative, which…