What is the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP)?

  What is the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP)? The New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) consists of two programs: the Women, Infants and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Those who are eligible for these programs are provided checks to redeem for fresh,…

Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Improvements on August 22 and August 25-27

Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Improvements on August 22 and August 25-27 Buses to Substitute for Certain Off-Peak Trains Between Wassaic and Southeast on August 22, and for Continuous Weekend Period August 25-27.   MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that to ensure the on-going reliability and safety of the Harlem Line, Metro-North crews will…

Art Exhibit: Mythology & Mysterious Layers/Abstraction – Works by Joann Zwolzki & Nicole Hughes at Studio Around the Corner

  Art Exhibit: Mythology & Mysterious Layers/Abstraction Works by Joann Zwolzki & Nicole Hughes at Studio Around the Corner   The Cultural Arts Coalition will present their September Art Exhibit with works by Joann Zwolzki & Nicole Hughes at the Studio Around the Corner beginning September 8, 2017, at an opening reception from 7 to 9 PM. …

Obituary, Doris Bell Greig (Dee)

  Doris Bell Greig (Dee) of 76 South Kent Road, Gaylordsville, Connecticut passed away gently at home on August 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Greig was born March 12,1930 in Newark, New Jersey, daughter of the late Robert J. and Isabella (Lindsay) Bell. She was predeceased by…

Obituary, Thomas F. Sullivan

Thomas F. Sullivan, 73, a resident of Poughquag for 39 years and formerly of the Bronx, passed away at the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury on August 16, 2017. Born on February 4, 1944, he was the son of Anne (Murtha) and Francis J. Sullivan. On February 14, 1970, he married his…

Obituary, Philip Hampe

  Philip Hampe, of Troy, NY, formerly of Patterson, NY, died on Tuesday August 15, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. He was 80 years old. Philip was born on January 31, 1937 in Patterson, NY, son to the late Philip and Helen (Horack) Hampe. Philip attended the Carmel School district. In his youth he was…

Morning Migration Walks With Milan Bull & Cathy Hagadorn at The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Deer Pond Farm in Sherman

Morning Migration Walks With Milan Bull & Cathy Hagadorn at The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Deer Pond Farm in Sherman   Morning Migration Walks The Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT  06784 September 7, 12, 22 and 27 8 a.m. Cost: Free for CAS Members; $5/walk for nonmembers The Connecticut Audubon Society’s…

Red Hook man arrested following domestic dispute

  Red Hook man arrested following domestic dispute NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert C. Gregory Troop K Commander PRESS RELEASE Red Hook, New York – On August 16, 2017, the New York State Police in Rhinebeck arrested 22-year-old Joseph R. Pasqualina of Red Hook, NY, for Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree, a Class E Felony, and…

Governor Cuomo Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

  Health Insurers Cannot Deny Claims for Medical Services Because the Insured Does Not Present as the Gender to Whom the Service Is Typically Provided Circular Letter Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming…

Governor Signs Legislation Cracking Down on Unauthorized Private Property Surveillance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to crack down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance. Following reports of cameras being installed to unlawfully videotape neighboring private property, this bill (S.870A/A.861A) establishes a private right of action for damages for an unlawful invasion of privacy in an individual’s backyard. “Everyone should be able to…

Dutchess County’s 5th Annual Special Needs Picnic

  Dutchess County’s 5th Annual Special Needs Picnic Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro welcomed more than 250 residents to Freedom Park in the Town of LaGrange yesterday for the County’s fifth annual Special Needs Picnic, another great #ThinkDIFFERENTLY event. An annual favorite for local children and their families, the picnic offers a day of free food and…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early August 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 calls…

Patterson Interact Club discussed their mission and purpose with Patterson Rotary Tuesday morning – video

    Patterson Interact Club Patterson Interact Club discussed their mission and purpose with Patterson Rotary Tuesday morning. President David Dillman mentions how motivated this new Interact Club is.     Patterson Interact Club Patterson Interact Club discussed their mission and purpose with Patterson Rotary Tuesday morning. President David Dillman mentions how motivated this new Interact Club is. Posted…

The Pawling Resource Center Thanks Volunteers

  The Pawling Resource Center Thanks Volunteers   By Susan Stone   On August 16th the Pawling Resource Center held its annual Volunteer Recognition event, to thank the many volunteers who make the PRC services possible.  More than fifty volunteers, staff and Board members gathered at Christ Church on Quaker Hill at 8:30 am for…

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley receives two United Way grants

  Legal Services of the Hudson Valley receives two United Way grants   Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to those that cannot afford it in the seven counties of the lower and mid-Hudson Valley, was recently awarded grants by the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange…

The Pawling Library Receives Grant To Benefit Seniors

  The Pawling Library Receives Grant To Benefit Seniors By Susan Stone The Pawling Free Library is the recipient of a 2017 MHLS Outreach Mini Grant Program grant which will be used to enhance educational programming for community seniors. According to Brian Avery, Library Director, the library receives  many  requests for computer classes. “These requests…

CLIMATE TALKS are coming to Millerton, New York next week

  CLIMATE TALKS are coming to Millerton, New York next week. We’ll be hosting 3 post screening audience discussions facilitated by regional experts after AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL shows on 8/21 – 4:20pm; 8/23 – 4:20pm and 8/24 – 7:20pm. Guests include author, historian Jeremy Brecher, Housatonic Valley Association Director, Tim Abbot and Scenic Hudson‘s Vice President, Steve Rosenberg & Acting Director of…

Obituary, Joesph Duffy

  , a long-time resident of Pawling and Amenia, NY, most recently of Williamstown, MA, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT at the age of 89. Born in Sharon, CT on March 1, 1928, he was one of six children born to Henry and Margaret (Lynch) Duffy.  Joe…