Government

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

State Police investigate 1-car fatal crash in Pleasant Valley

  State Police investigate 1-car fatal crash in Pleasant Valley NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert M. Nuzzo Troop K Commander   PRESS RELEASE Pleasant Valley, New York – On June 11, 2017 at approximately 11:43 a.m., New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks responded to the area of mile post marker 55.4 southbound on the Taconic…

Listening Session Series Kicks Off June 15th in Millerton for Dutchess County Human Rights Commission

  Dutchess County Human Rights Commission Hosts Listening Session Series   Listening Session Series Kicks Off June 15th in Millerton   Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Human Rights Commission has announced it will host a series of “Listening Sessions” beginning on Thursday, June 15th at the North East Community Center in Millerton from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  …

SENATOR MURPHY TO SEX OFFENDERS: YOUR FLIGHT IS CANCELED, NO MORE FLYING UNDER THE RADAR

  SENATOR MURPHY TO SEX OFFENDERS: YOUR FLIGHT IS CANCELED, NO MORE FLYING UNDER THE RADAR Introduces Bill to Protect Children From Sexual Predators Moving  Into New York State Albany, NY –  In April, Senator Terrence Murphy hosted a roundtable discussion at the Yorktown Town Hall with elected officials, advisory groups and law enforcement representatives…

Join the Excitement of Walkway Marathon Weekend!

  Join the Excitement of Walkway Marathon Weekend! The third annual Walkway Marathon weekend is almost upon us, bringing thousands of competitors and spectators to Dutchess County for Saturday and Sunday’s events. Dutchess County Government is proud to be a partner in the Walkway Marathon weekend, which includes Saturday’s“ThinkDIFFERENTLY” Dash through the City of Poughkeepsie for individuals…

MRC Invites Residents to Learn Pet First Aid on June 22nd

MRC Invites Residents to Learn Pet First Aid on June 22nd       Poughkeepsie…. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will partner with the Dutchess County Animal Response Team (DCART) to offer Pet First Aid training onThursday, June 22nd, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek…

Governor Launches the New York State Excelsior Scholarship Application

  Students Can Now Apply to Attend College Tuition-Free Here   First-in-the-Nation Program to Make SUNY and CUNY Tuition-Free for Families Making Up to $125,000 Per Year   Over 940,000 Middle-Class Families Will Qualify for Program When Fully Phased In – Regional Breakdown Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the application for the…

OVERNIGHT SECURITY GUARD WANTED (AMENIA, WINGDALE & PAWLING AREA.)

  OVERNIGHT SECURITY GUARD WANTED (AMENIA, WINGDALE & PAWLING AREA.) Compensation: Will be discussed at interview based on experienceEmployment type: full-time OVERNIGHT SECURITY GUARD – 9:30 PM TO 7:30 AM SIGN ON BONUS (After 6 months of work)Must be able to work overnights, have own car as no public transportation is available. Security Vehicle supplied on the siteGuard…

Dutchess County Lawsuit Holds Drug Companies Accountable for Deceptive Practices Leading to Opioid Epidemic

  Dutchess County Lawsuit Holds Drug Companies Accountable for Deceptive Practices Leading to Opioid Epidemic   Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced today Dutchess County Government has filed a lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical companies for the aggressive and fraudulent marketing of prescription opioid painkillers, which has fueled the opioid drug addiction and overdose epidemic…

Governor Announces New Regulations to Bring Ride Sharing to Upstate and Long Island This Summer

  Governor Announces New Regulations to Bring Ride Sharing to Upstate and Long Island This Summer   DMV Regulations Available Here, DFS Regulations Available Here, and Workers’ Comp Regulations Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations for the implementation of ride sharing across New York. Required regulations have been issued by multiple state agencies to…

County Collaborates with Dutchess Land Conservancy, Scenic Hudson and State to Save Town of North East Farm

  County Collaborates with Dutchess Land Conservancy, Scenic Hudson and State to Save Town of North East Farm   Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced Dutchess County has finalized the conservation easement to protect the 158.2-acre Duncandale Farm in the Town of North East owned by Donald and Sharon Duncan, in partnership with…

Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail

  Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail   Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail , in its second year, brings history and local cuisine together, while introducing the community to iconic locales. Each installment of the program is held at a different historic location, and includes a brief presentation of the site’s history. The…

United States Climate Alliance Adds 10 New Members to Coalition Committed to Upholding the Paris Accord

    U.S. Climate Alliance, Co-Chaired By Governors Cuomo, Brown and Inslee, Now Includes 13 Members  The U.S. Climate Alliance announced that Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all joined the coalition, which is committed to upholding the Paris Accord and taking aggressive action on climate change….

Governor Announces Aggressive Actions to Protect Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All New Yorkers

  First-in-the-Nation Regulations Mandate Health Insurance Providers Do Not Discriminate Against New Yorkers With Pre-Existing Conditions or Based on Age or Gender New York Bans All Insurers Who Withdraw from State Health Exchange From Future Participation in Programs Such As Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan At Governor’s Direction, State Agencies and Authorities…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of June 5, 2017

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of June 5, 2017   Note: If you’d like to volunteer at this Wednesday’s Senior Picnic in Fishkill, we’d love your help with any or all of the following: setting up, parking assistance, bringing meals to seniors, and post-picnic cleanup. For details on…