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Governor Signs Legislation Investing Over $200 Million to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in New York

Governor Signs Legislation Investing Over $200 Million to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in New York   Invests $145 Million for Community-Based Providers, Including Residential Treatment Beds, Housing Units and Opioid Treatment Programs Provides $6 Million for Naloxone Kits and Training Represents Funding Increase of Over 100 Percent Since FY 2011 Builds on Governor’s…

Faso Statement on Internet Privacy Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the passage of S.J. Res 34: “I support the need for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to obtain affirmative opt-ins from consumers for their personal information. Ultimately it is consumers who have the right to decide how their information will be used. For these reasons…

Winter Storm Stella Takes out Amenia Gas Station

Winter Storm Stella Takes out Amenia Gas Station Winter Storm Stella showed no mercy to the Hudson Valley on Tuesday. She left tons of snow and a path of destruction, including taking out the canopy of a local gas station. Source: hudsonvalleycountry.com/winter-storm-stella-takes-out-amenia-gas-station/?trackback=fbshare_mobile

Winter Storm Warning

    **********************************************************Expired*******************************************************Blizzard Warning in effect*************************   Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Warning URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Albany NY 1235 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 CTZ001-013-NYZ063>066-132200- /O.CON.KALY.WS.W.0003.170314T0400Z-170316T0000Z/ Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Western Ulster- Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess- Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville, New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Ellenville, Woodstock, West Hurley,…

Gillibrand Announces 2017 Service Academy Nominations, Nicholas Goebelbecker of Poughquag and Ethan Martell of Verbank nominated

  Gillibrand Announces 2017 Service Academy Nominations, Nicholas Goebelbecker of Poughquag and Ethan Martell of Verbank nominated Gillibrand Nominates 13 Students from the Hudson Valley for Service Academies   January 26, 2017 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from the Hudson Valley to the…

Synthetic Chemicals: Ignored Agents of Global Change Growing research blind spot threatens sustainability goals

Synthetic Chemicals: Ignored Agents of Global Change Growing research blind spot threatens sustainability goals   (Millbrook, NY) Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals is severely lacking. This blind spot undermines efforts to address global change and achieve sustainability…

Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Amateur Radio Licensing Class

Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Amateur Radio Licensing Class   Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response in partnership with the Mt. Beacon and QSY Society Amateur Radio Clubs, will host a two-day Technician Level amateur radio licensing class on Saturday, January 28th from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, January 29th…

Hunters are Reporting More Deer than in 2015

  Hunters are Reporting More Deer than in 2015 Through this past weekend, New York hunters reported about 5% more deer taken during the Southern Zone regular season than through the same period in 2015.  Statewide and across all deer seasons, hunters have reported about 9% more deer than at this time in 2015.  …

Crackdown on Impaired, Distracted Driving and Underage Drinking this Thanksgiving Week

  State Police, Local Law Enforcement and DMV Investigators Will Enforce Roadway Safety and Conduct Underage Drinking Sweeps Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will conduct a Thanksgiving holiday crackdown and enforcement initiative in an effort to deter unsafe driving behaviors. In addition, State investigators…

$3 Million Available to Municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

  Commitment From State’s Environmental Protection Fund Will Help Advance Aggressive Clean Transportation and Climate Change Goals Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3 million in available funding for municipalities in New York to advance the purchase or lease of Zero Emission Vehicles such as battery electric and hydrogen vehicles. The rebates will be provided…

RSVP Today – Picnic for Children with Special Needs Tuesday, August 16th at Freedom Park

  RSVP Today – Picnic for Children with Special Needs Tuesday, August 16th at Freedom Park There’s still time to RSVP for Dutchess County’s 4th Annual Picnic for Children with Special Needs! Space is limited for this free event, so register today by clicking here.  In addition to the picnic’s live music, dancing, recreational activities,…

Wingdale woman arrested for third-degree assault, third-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace and third-degree strangulation

    Danbury, CT — A New York couple is facing a number of charges after a mall security guard attempted to stop them from stealing items from Macy’s in Danbury and they then attacked him. The Danbury CT Police reported to Macy’s for on a report of a fight last Saturday night.  Upon arrival at Macy’s the…

Celebrate the Wassaic Community with us this Saturday, June 4th!

Community Day Saturday, June 4, 2016 Celebrate the Wassaic Community with us this Saturday, June 4th! Wassaic’s very own Volunteer Fire Department and What Cheer? Brigade, an exuberant 19-piece band, will lead a parade featuring community and artist-made floats. Other festivities include: A Time Capsule Ceremony, Community Cake Walk, as well as other field day games. The…