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Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forum Tuesday In Amenia

  Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forum Tuesday In Amenia National EMS Week Celebrated May 21-27 May 21-27 is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, dedicated to recognizing the tireless and important work of EMS practitioners in our community. We thank all the men and women in Dutchess County who’ve chosen to serve…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of May 22, 2017

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of May 22, 2017 Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Todd N. Tancredi, Director Dutchess County Office for the Aging   HAPPY 113TH, VERA! Vera Van Wagner of Rhinebeck is in one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. She is…

Troop K to participate in Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

  Troop K to participate in Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert M. Nuzzo Troop K Commander     PRESS RELEASE   The New York State Police will team up with local law enforcement to conduct a seat belt and child safety seat enforcement period starting on Monday,…

DCC Celebrates 58th Commencement More Than 1,100 Students Graduate

  DCC Celebrates 58th Commencement More Than 1,100 Students Graduate   Graduates await the beginning of DCC’s 58th Commencement   May 19, 2017 – Dutchess Community College held its annual graduation ceremony May 18. Associate degrees and career certificates in 48 programs of study were conferred on 1,142 graduates, who ranged in age from 18…

Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Track Improvements This Weekend Buses Will Substitute for Trains at Seven Stations From Friday Evening, May 19, Through Sunday, May 21

  Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Track Improvements This Weekend Buses Will Substitute for Trains at Seven Stations From Friday Evening, May 19, Through Sunday, May 21   MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that crews will perform $100,000 in track improvement work on the Upper Harlem Line between Wassaic and Southeast this coming weekend…

DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There

  DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There DEC Cautions Residents Not to Disturb Fawns and Other Young Wildlife     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those…

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement – Print Shop Supervisor

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement – Print Shop Supervisor Title: Print Shop Supervisor Recruitment Number: 2017-00000026 Last File Date: 5/31/2017 A recruitment has been announced in a title you indicated interest in. If you are still interested, please follow these steps: Read the minimum qualifications for the title carefully. Exceptions to the…

Plan to Cut Methane Emissions

  Plan Complements State’s Goal to Reduce Energy Sector Emissions 40 Percent from 1990 Levels by 2030 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Methane Reduction Plan, a suite of 25 actions to reduce methane emissions from the landfill, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors across the state. The plan will be implemented by the…

Memorial Day Observation at Sheriff’s Office

  Memorial Day Observation at Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson announces that members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office will gather at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at 150 N. Hamilton St. in Poughkeepsie on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to observe Memorial Day. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 9:00 a.m. Members…

Metro-North Schedule Change In Effect from June 4 Through October 7 New Schedule Will Accommodate 18 Week Mid-Harlem Line Track Improvement Project

  Metro-North Schedule Change In Effect from June 4 Through October 7 New Schedule Will Accommodate 18 Week Mid-Harlem Line Track Improvement Project MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that required schedule adjustments for certain Harlem Line and Hudson Line trains will take effect on Sunday, June 4, through Saturday, October 7. Most of these temporary…

Action to Protect New Yorkers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates

    Proposed DFS Regulation Prohibits Educational Level or Occupational Status as Factors in Setting Auto Insurance Premiums Education and Occupation Discrimination Penalizes Drivers Without College Degrees or Who Work in Low-Wage Jobs or Industries Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposed regulation to protect New Yorkers from excessive and unfairly discriminatory auto insurance…

Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All – Local Memorial Day Events

  Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All Illuminate the Walkway Over the Hudson Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day Ceremony at the County’s War Memorial   Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) of Dutchess County’s Veterans Services, invite Dutchess County residents to participate in two…

DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

  DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Funds Provide Assistance to Rural Fire Departments Statewide The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for federally funded “Volunteer Fire Assistance” grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The deadline for application is May 31. The grant program, funded by the…

Amanda Whitehead of Stanfordville Reenlists for Continued Service in New York Army National Guard

  News from New York National Guard   Amanda Whitehead of Stanfordville Reenlists for Continued Service in New York Army National Guard LATHAM, NY (05/15/2017)– Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of May 15, 2017

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of May 15, 2017 Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Todd N. Tancredi, Director Dutchess County Office for the Aging   “I’m more aware of my surroundings. More careful.” “I try to do the Matter of Balance exercises every day.”…

Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forums to Present Findings and Recommendations from EMS Report

  Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forums to Present Findings and Recommendations from EMS Report   Poughkeepsie, NY….The Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Task Force has announced it will host two public forums over the next several weeks to present the findings and recommendations of the EMS Task Force’s report, a…

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Cooking Class for Children with Special Needs

   ThinkDIFFERENTLY Cooking Class for Children with Special Needs Chef Dafna Mizrahi, champion of the Food Network’s “Chopped” cooking competition and owner of Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room in Amenia, will ThinkDIFFERENTLY and host a free cooking class for school-aged children with special needs from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21st at Monte’s. Space…

HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER: Saturday, May 13th

  HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER: Saturday, May 13th On Saturday, May 13—for the 25th year in a row!—the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. Just leave a bag (or bags) of non-perishable food…

Pawling Recreation Park Membership

  Pawling Recreation Park Membership http://pawlingrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29871 Sign up for a yearly membership and save BIG on activities! Lakeside Park offers a scenic backdrop to hiking, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming, fishing, kayaking, fitness trails and more. Family and individual memberships go on sale May 1, 2017.  The Lakeside waterfront season begins Memorial Day weekend and…

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement Title: County Transit Administrator Recruitment Number: 2017-00000024 Last File Date: 6/9/2017 A recruitment has been announced in a title you indicated interest in. If you are still interested, please follow these steps: Read the minimum qualifications for the title carefully. Exceptions to the qualifications cannot be…

Economic Impact of New York State Tourism Achieves Historic $104.8 Billion

  239 Million Visitors Traveled to New York State Supporting Impact of More Than $100 Billion for Third Straight Year Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s tourism industry set new records for total number of visitors, economic impact and direct spending in 2016. Last year, a record 239 million visitors traveled…

NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Dutchess

  NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine has been expanded and merged into a single Restricted Zone Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets Expand Area Restricting Movement of Ash Wood to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that…