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If the U.S. Senate Passes their Health Care Bill, New Yorkers will be Forced to Pay a “Faso-Collins Federal Tax”

   Members of New York’s Own Congressional Delegation Voted to Tax the Very People They Represent New York Already Contributes $48 Billion More in Taxes to the Federal Government Than It Receives in Federal Spending and Collins, Faso Voted to Cut $2.3 Billion to New York Alone  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released the following…

Hazardous Weather Outlook

  Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albany NY 430 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017 CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066- 082>084-VTZ013>015-241100- Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire- Southern Berkshire-Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer- Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-Northern Warren- Northern Washington-Schoharie-Western Schenectady- Eastern Schenectady-Southern Saratoga-Western Albany-Eastern Albany- Western Rensselaer-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene-Eastern Greene- Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia-Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster- Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess-Northern Fulton-Southeast…

Tyler K. Schmalz of Wassaic and Catherine G. MacKenzie of Millbrook Named to Dean’s List at St. Lawrence University

  News from St. Lawrence University   St. Lawrence University Students Named to Dean’s List CANTON, NY (06/22/2017)– The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2017 semester at St. Lawrence University. Catherine G. MacKenzie of Millbrook. MacKenzie is a member of the Class of…

Governor Grants Clemency to Ground Zero Recovery Worker from Queens

  Pardon Grant Removes Grounds for Deportation Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a pardon to Carlos Cardona of Queens who was convicted of a non-violent crime in 1990.   As a result of changes to federal immigration enforcement policy, Mr. Cardona has been detained since February, after appearing for a routine U.S. Immigration and…

The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival returns July 7-9 in Poughquag

The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival returns July 7-9 in Poughquag The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival on July 7-9, 2017 with over 80 launches between Friday and Sunday. The festival will be held at Barton Orchards at 63 Apple Tree Lane in Poughquag throughout…

New York State offering $5,000 reward in Columbia County hate crime case

  New York State offering $5,000 reward in Columbia County hate crime case NEW YORK STATE POLICE George P. Beach II Superintendent Beau Duffy Director of Public Information  (518) 457-2180     PRESS RELEASE   The New York State Police is asking for the public’s assistance to help solve a suspected hate crime case in the town of Taghkanic,…

Hazardous Weather Outlook

  Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albany NY 426 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017     CTZ001-013-MAZ025-NYZ058>061-063>066-221100- Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Southern Berkshire- Western Greene-Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia- Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess- 426 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the eastern Catskills, mid Hudson Valley, central and southern…

Obituary, Mary Lou Andress

  Napanoch – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mary Lou Andress of Napanoch NY on June 20, 2017. She died peacefully at the Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital-Albany with family and friends by her side. Mary Lou was born on October 27, 1958, the daughter of James Andress of…

Obituary, Charles Alva Hoyt

  Charles Alva Hoyt, a long time Millbrook resident passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born on Sept.26, 1931 in Middletown CT., he was the son of Carlyle and Agnes Paige Hoyt. He was a professor of English literature, author and musician with degrees from Wesleyan and Columbia. Specializing in the Romantic movement and Shakespeare,…

ounty Clerk’s Office Now Serves as Collection Point for Donations of Usable Eyeglasses

  County Clerk’s Office Now Serves as Collection Point for Donations of Usable Eyeglasses Poughkeepsie, New York:          Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall has announced that usable eyeglasses can be donated at any one of its Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices. Eyeglasses collected will be forwarded to the Lions Club International through their Recycle for Sight program.   According…

Weekly Gardening Column: National Pollinator Week, From The Berkshire Botanical Garden

National Pollinator Week Mexican sunflowers provide a food source for pollinators in the native garden.   June 19th  through 25th is National Pollinator Week.  This is a time to reflect on the importance of pollinating insects, birds and bats to our farms and gardens, and to learn about what you can do to reverse the decline of their…

TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

  TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY   UNION VALE, N.Y. – On June 15, 2017  The Town of Union Vale including their Parks and Recreation and with the guidance of the Hudson Valley Swarm Bee and Pollinator Organization agreed not to purchase or use…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of June 19, 2017

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of June 19, 2017 Note: if you’re a northwestern Dutchess resident and would like to volunteer a helping hand for your senior friends and neighbors at this week’s Senior Picnic at Memorial Park in Tivoli, drop a line to outreach coordinator Brian Jones. His…

Hazardous Weather Outlook

  Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albany NY 458 AM EDT Mon Jun 19 2017 CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066-082>084- VTZ013>015-201100- Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire- Southern Berkshire-Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery- Northern Saratoga-Northern Warren-Northern Washington-Schoharie- Western Schenectady-Eastern Schenectady-Southern Saratoga- Western Albany-Eastern Albany-Western Rensselaer-Eastern Rensselaer- Western Greene-Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia- Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess-…

Former Diplomat Jeff Beals Launches NY-19 Campaign, announces “Eleven County” grassroots strategy

  Former Diplomat Jeff Beals Launches NY-19 Campaign, announces “Eleven County” grassroots strategy Teacher and Woodstock resident with deep Hudson Valley roots launches inclusive campaign WOODSTOCK, NY – On Friday, June 16, Woodstock resident Jeff Beals announced his run for the NY-19 Congressional seat held by Rep. John Faso. Speaking outside the Ulster County Courthouse,…

Summer Proofing the Lawn

  Summer Proofing the Lawn Lawn grasses in our region can flourish even in drought conditions if you provide proper care. By Thomas Christopher Summer is settling in, bringing with it the period of greatest stress your lawn experiences all year.  There are a number of precautions you can take, though, to help your turf through…

ThinkDIFFERENTLY for Jobs This Thursday

  ThinkDIFFERENTLY for Jobs This Thursday Is your business looking to diversify its workforce and expand its clientele? Are you interested in the financial incentives available for hiring residents with special needs? Dutchess County’s “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” for Jobs Round Table event will provide information about these and other benefits of employing individuals of all abilities. Local business and community…