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Governor Announces Measures to Increase Organ Donations in New York State

  Governor Signs Executive Order Directing State Health Department to Work with State Agencies in Making Organ Donation Enrollment Options More Available to the Public Governor Signs Legislation Making Lauren’s Law Permanent in New York State Department of Health Partners with New York Alliance for Donation to Create a Modern Registry and Expand Education Outreach…

County Seeks Proposals for Youth Program Funding

  County Seeks Proposals for Youth Program Funding Grant workshops set for Nov. 1st and 2nd Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services’ Division of Youth Services is requesting proposals for youth development services from municipalities and non-profit, community-based organizations for calendar year January 1st to December 31st, 2018. Program funding will be awarded in…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of October 16

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of October 16 Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Todd N. Tancredi, Director Dutchess County Office for the Aging   SENIOR SEMINARS RETURN IN NOVEMBER The Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s annual “Senior Seminars” day takes place Thursday, November 2nd,…

Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or Harassment Four Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All

  Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or HarassmentFour Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All   Many New York schools fall short when it comes to protecting students from harassment and discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or…

Obituary, Rita Marie Molella

Rita Marie Molella, 89, of New Milford, CT formerly a longtime resident of Millbrook, NY, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford, CT. Mrs. Molella was a former sales clerk at Reardon Briggs Hardware in Millbrook, NY for 26 years. Born on July 26, 1928 in Mount…

Governor Reminds New Yorkers to Register to Vote by Friday for General Election in New York

  Deadline to Register to Vote is October 13  Nearly 951,000 New Yorkers Have Registered using DMV’s Online Voter Registration Since 2012, Including More Than 438,000 First-Time Voters Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New York State residents that this Friday, October 13, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 11 – 17, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Brilliant fall color emerging throughout New York State Peak conditions expected in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny regions This is the fifth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend….

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights – ECO Actions for Late September

  ECO Actions for Late September 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 and issued 22,150 tickets for…

New York State Issues Letter Warning That Federal Cuts Jeopardize Health Care for 350,000 Children

  New York State Issues Letter Warning That Federal Cuts Jeopardize Health Care for 350,000 Children   Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker today issued a letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, warning that federal cuts will jeopardize health care for 350,000 children in New York. Commissioner Zucker…

Be-a-Better-Gardener: One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic

    One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic Garlic scapes: the other harvest  By Thomas Christopher   This is the season when my wife and I do our last planting of the year: garlic. This may be my favorite vegetable crop, although I also love growing tomatoes, starting the seedlings in spring and then trellising the…

Twenty-eight Earn Coveted DCC Foundation Scholarship Award Covers Tuition for Top High School Graduates

  Twenty-eight Earn Coveted DCC Foundation Scholarship Award Covers Tuition for Top High School Graduates   Twenty-eight DCC freshmen were awarded the 2017 Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Seated in the center, front is Dr. Pamela Edington, DCC president and scholarship benefactor Charles Conklin.   October 11, 2017 – Twenty…

OFFICIAL DUTCHESS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOVEMBER CANDIDATES

LEGAL NOTICE To all voters of Dutchess County, New York General Election, Tuesday, November 7, 2017   The following is a true and correct list of all nominations of candidates for the offices to be filled at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, certified to us or filed in our…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at DCC

  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at DCC   October 10, 2017 – Dr. David Kennedy, Pulitzer prize winner and Stanford University professor emeritus, will discuss “Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Twentieth-Century Life” at Dutchess Community College Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The presentation is the inaugural event in…

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, October 21stfrom 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FCC…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of October 9

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of October 9   Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Todd N. Tancredi, Director Dutchess County Office for the Aging     MEDICARE: OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS THIS WEEK (PART 3 OF 3) Every year’s Medicare open enrollment period begins on October…

Obituary, Shirley Schoonmaker

Poughkeepsie – Shirley Schoonmaker, 87, of Millbrook, NY passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home. A lifelong resident, Shirley was born in Poughkeepsie on September 13, 1930 to the late Charles E. and Rose Marie Daniel Blydenburgh. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. In 1954, Shirley married Robert P….

Obituary, Richard Thomas Murphy Jr.

Bryant AL – Richard Thomas Murphy Jr. 64, Born May 28,1953, Sharon Ct. passed away on September 20, 2017. Son of late Richard Thomas Murphy Sr. Amenia, NY. Survived by wife Alison (Craig) Murphy, 3 daughters from previous marriage, Amy (Jeffery) Holsopple, Kara Murphy, Laura (Carlos) Maisonet. Mother Lorraine O’Hara of Millbrook, NY, Brothers, Geroge…

Obituary, Helena B. Darragh

  Millbrook – Helena B. Darragh , 97, a resident of Millbrook, NY passed away on Thursday October 5, 2017 at The Pines at Poughkeepsie. She was born on September 15, 1920 in Bridgeport, Conn. To Frank Donnelly and Helen Barnes Donnelly. Helen, affectionately known to her family and friends as “Helena B”, was a…

Dave Clegg Raises $220,000 in First Fundraising Quarter

Dave Clegg Raises $220,000 in First Fundraising Quarter Only candidate with 3 decades in NY’s 19th Congressional District Receives broad Local Support (Kingston, NY): Today, NY19 Democratic Congressional candidate Dave Clegg announced that he raised over $220,000 in his first quarter in the race against John Faso. Clegg, a 30+ year resident of Ulster County…

Online Auction Underway for Surplus County Vehicles & Equipment

  Online Auction Underway for Surplus County Vehicles & Equipment Poughkeepsie, NY… Over 48 vehicles and equipment items are currently available for bid during Dutchess County’s Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction, being conducted online at https://www.aarbids.com/. Vehicles available for auction include police vehicles, vans, pickups, trucks, and SUVs. Equipment items available for auction include welders, mowers, kitchen…

NYS Sending More Tax Dollars to Federal Government Than it Gets Back

NYS Sending More Tax Dollars to Federal Government Than it Gets Back Office of the New York State Comptroller There’s a lot of attention on Washington these days, and with good reason. Whether the issue is ongoing debates over health care, taxes on working people and businesses, or funding for a wide range of essential…

DEC Announces New York’s Youth Big Game Hunt Kicks Off Columbus Day Weekend

  DEC Announces New York’s Youth Big Game Hunt Kicks Off Columbus Day Weekend Early Bow Seasons for Deer and Bear Now Open Now, DEC Reminds Hunters to Follow Safety Rules The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that New York’s annual Youth Big Game Hunt is…