Foodstock Charity Concert Hosts 10th Anniversary Show

    Foodstock Charity Concert Hosts 10th Anniversary Show Raising Money and Food for Hudson Valley Non-Profit Organizations   POUGHKEEPSIE, NY: On Saturday, November 18, 2017 hundreds will gather at the Chance Theatre for a love of music and a desire to help their community.  The 10th annual Foodstock Charity Concert will feature 6 bands…

 2018 Budget Continues Focus on Youth Success and Empowerment

   2018 Budget Continues Focus on Youth Success and Empowerment Path to Promise Initiative Now Underway with Industry Expert PCG Poughkeepsie, NY… In his 2018 Executive Budget, to be presented on October 31st, 2017, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro will continue Dutchess County Government’s commitment to youth development and empowerment. The 2018 budget proposal includes new…

Obituary, Mary F. Gray

STORMVILLE – Mary F. Gray, 93, died on October 20, 2017 at Somers Manor. She was born and raised in Yonkers, and a resident of Stormville since 1979. She was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill for 25 years where she served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister for…

Obituary, William J. Kane

  UNION VALE – William J. Kane, 57, an area resident since 1982, died on October 20, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He previously lived in East Islip, Long Island. William was born on March 31, 1960 in Flushing, Queens. He attended East Islip High School, where he was a star football lineman as…

Obituary, Michael Andrew Kelley

PLEASANT VALLEY, NY – Michael Andrew Kelley, 49, a longtime resident of Pleasant Valley, NY, died on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Michael was a security manager at Guardsmark. Born on November 24, 1967 in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of James and Nancy (Soukup) Kelley of Pleasant…

Obituary, Stanley Hudson

Poughquag – Stanley Hudson, a resident of Poughquag since 1988 and formerly of Peekskill, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was 89. Son of the late Samuel and Esther (McMahon) Hudson, he was born in Peekskill on April 20, 1928. Stanley worked for many years as a machinist…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 18 – 24, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Beautiful peak foliage continues progression across New York State Peak Conditions Expected in Eight Regions This Weekend This is the sixth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are…

New York State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Ticks During Fall Outdoor Activities

New York State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Ticks During Fall Outdoor Activities Reminder Follows Confirmed Case of Powassan virus in Dutchess County ALBANY, N.Y. (October 20, 2017) – The New York State Department of Health today reminded New Yorkers of the importance of protecting themselves against ticks and tick-borne…

Happy Happenings for Children at The Pawling Library

  Happy Happenings for Children at The Pawling Library By Susan Stone and Neena McBaer   There is some terrific programming at The Pawling Library for community kids.  In this week’s spotlight…   Bilingual Saturdays! This amazing program is offered twice each Saturday, from 10:00 am -11:00 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm, for children ranging…

Governor Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Farm Funding Available to Support New Farmers and Military Veterans

  Governor Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Farm Funding Available to Support New Farmers and Military Veterans   New Farmers Grant Fund Commits $1 Million to Support Early-Stage Farmers   New Program Provides Additional Farm Funding to New York State Veterans Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $1.25 million in funding is available…

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps”

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps” Photo Credit: Alicia Brancato      The Carmel High School Drama Club presents The 39 Steps on October 27 and October 28 @ 7:30PM with a special matinee on October 29 @ 2:00PM at Carmel High School, Casey Hall 30 Fair Street, Carmel NY. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a…

Special Weather Statement …Elevated Fire Weather Potential today…

  Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Albany NY 500 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017 …Elevated Fire Weather Potential today… Dry conditions persist across eastern New York with the overall recent lack of precipitation. Today, northwest winds will gust up to 25 mph. These winds will combine with warmer than normal…

Governor Announces first woman to receive New York State Police Officer of the Year Award

  Syracuse Police Officer Kelsey Francemone is the First Woman to be Honored as the Sole Recipient of the Award, First Presented by New York’s Governor in 1984 Officer Francemone Disabled Gunman and Defended Herself Against a Hostile Crowd on Father’s Day 2016 Twelve Other Police Officers from Six Agencies Recognized with Certificate of Exceptional…

100 Bags of Heroin seized

Brian Lashomb 45 Kenneth Farber, 26   NEW MILFORD — A  early Thursday morning traffic stop ended with the arrest of three men and the seizure of 100 baggies of heroin. Police stopped Jordan Leighton, 25, of Easton, at 1:27 a.m. for speeding on Bridgewater Road, police said. The baggies and drug paraphernalia were discovered…

STANDING ROOM ONLY AT BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD MEETING

  STANDING ROOM ONLY AT BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD MEETING   Three public hearings scheduled at last nights Beekman Town Board meeting brought a standing-room only crowd to the hall. Michele Llanes – October 19, 2017 The meeting started with a public hearing on Solar and Wind Energy Systems regulation amendments. Several residents expressed their concern…

PCSB BANK TO HOST HEALTHY EATING COMMUNITY COOK-OFF

  PCSB BANK TO HOST HEALTHY EATING COMMUNITY COOK-OFF -Call for recipes from local communities; Oct. 27 entry deadline-   Yorktown Heights, NY, October 17, 2017 – PCSB Bank has announced the 2017 Healthy Eating Community Cook-Off, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and the American Heart Association. The Cook-Off finals will be held on Nov. 7, 2017,…

HF LEARNSAFETY OFFERS BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSES  SECURITY GUARD CLASSES & MORE

  HF LEARNSAFETY OFFERS BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSES  SECURITY GUARD CLASSES & MORE     HF LearnSafety Firearms and Security Training Center offers the HF LearnSafety Basic Pistol Safety Training Course as a one-day group class or as private instruction.  Fully approved by the Connecticut State Police and most states including most counties in NY, this 8 hour…

Life Is Sweeter at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

  Life Is Sweeter at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary By Susan Stone   Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c) charitable organization in operation since 2008,when Doctors Bill and Ellen Crain responded to the need to rescue, rehabilitate, and care for helpless animals saved from agriculture industries and abusive, violent, or frightening circumstances. As a Professor…