Government

A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

  A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality A.G. Schneiderman Will Lead Multistate Lawsuit AG’s Investigation into 2 Million Comments that Stole Real Americans’ Identities Also Continues   Click Here for Video of AG Schneiderman Discussing the Vote and His Intent to Sue Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman…

More than $300,000 in Historic Preservation Grants Available

  News from Preservation League of New York State   More than $300,000 in Historic Preservation Grants Available Applications Due by 3/26/18 for Preserve New York Grants ALBANY, NY (12/14/2017) (readMedia)– Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of…

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early December New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police 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…

Dutchess County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown Enforcement Effort

  Dutchess County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown Enforcement Effort Impaired driving crackdown runs December 15th through January 1st Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced today that Dutchess County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown efforts start on December 15th and will…

Governor Cuomo Announces Enhanced Security Measures Following Terror Attack in Midtown Manhattan

  At Governor’s Direction, Increased Security at High-Profile Locations Around the State, Including Airports, Bridges, Tunnels and Mass Transit Systems Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that following the terrorist attack in Midtown Manhattan he has directed state agencies, including the New York State Police, National Guard, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services,…

Dutchess County’s Linda Orlando Honored for Successful Efforts to Facilitate Adoptions

Dutchess County’s Linda Orlando Honored for Successful Efforts to Facilitate Adoptions Redlich Horwitz Foundation lauds DCFS Case Manager for permanency strides Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro congratulates Department of Community & Family Services (DCFS) Case Manager Linda Orlando on receiving the Permanency Champion Award, presented by the Redlich Horwitz Foundation. Ms. Orlando received…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of December 11, 2017

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of December 11, 2017 Note: the Office for the Aging will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, 2018 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays…but otherwise we are OPEN regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Golden Living . . ….

NY ABLE Program Helps New Yorkers With Disabilities Cover Costs

  NY ABLE Program Helps New Yorkers With Disabilities Cover Costs   New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro urged local residents to sign up for a new savings plan, called the New York Achieving a Better Life Experience (NY ABLE) program, designed to help individuals with disabilities maintain…

Governor Cuomo Announces $26 Million Available for Affordable Homeownership Statewide

    Applications Due February 16   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of $26 million of for the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program. Grants can be used to make improvements to existing owner-occupied single or multi-family homes, condominiums, or cooperatives; acquire and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes for sale, including single and multi-family homes,…

Maloney Introduces Legislation to Save the Open Internet, Block FCC Rollback of Net Neutrality

  Maloney Introduces Legislation to Save the Open Internet, Block FCC Rollback of Net Neutrality   WASHINGTON — Days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on its proposed rollback of Net Neutrality rules that protect the open internet, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Save Net Neutrality act (H.R. 4585) to stop the FCC’s Notice…

Dutchess County’s 2018 Budget Adopted with Bipartisan Support

  Dutchess County’s 2018 Budget Adopted with Bipartisan Support   Poughkeepsie, NY… The 2018 Dutchess County Budget was adopted last night in a 24-1 bipartisan vote by the Dutchess County Legislature. The budget was adopted with minimal amendments to Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro’s Proposed County Budget. The budget reduces the county property tax levy…

State Police and DMV urge New Yorkers to plan for safe shopping, driving this holiday season  

  State Police and DMV urge New Yorkers to plan for safe shopping, driving this holiday season NEW YORK STATE POLICE George P. Beach II Superintendent     PRESS RELEASE   The New York State Police and the Department of Motor Vechicles are encouraging New Yorkers to make safety a priority this holiday season. From taking precautions…

Governor Cuomo Announces $2 Million Available to Reduce Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

  Third Round of Grant Program to Help Farms Reduce Environmental Impact and Better Prepare for and Recover After Severe Weather Events A Total of $2.9 Million Provided Through the Program to 37 Farms Since 2015 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2 million is available through round three of the Climate Resilient Farming grant…

Hunting and Trapping Newsletter

  Hunting and Trapping Newsletter Deer & Bear Harvest Update Through the third weekend of the Southern Zone regular big game season, hunters reported 69,550 deer in 2017 compared to 61,184 through the same period in 2016. For the Northern Zone, hunters have reported 11,349 deer in 2017 compared to 9,417 deer in 2016. Hunters…

Governor Cuomo Announces Leading Counterterrorism Experts to Advise on Enhancing Coordination of State’s Counterterrorism Capabilities and Strengthening Defenses Against Current Terrorism Threats

  Initial High-Level Security Recommendations Will Inform Policy and Decision-Making Leading up to State of the State and Budget Addresses Experts Include Former White House Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush Kenneth L. Wainstein, Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and Former White House Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama…

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro Re-appoints Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson as the Dutchess County Poet Laureate

    Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro Re-appoints Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson as the Dutchess County Poet Laureate Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced today he has re-appointed Poughkeepsie resident Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson as the 2018 Dutchess County Poet Laureate. Poet Gold, as she is known, will continue to serve Dutchess County in her unpaid role…

Bridge Work Completion on Hollow Road in Clinton Highlights Productive County Road and Bridge Project Season

  Bridge Work Completion on Hollow Road in Clinton Highlights Productive County Road and Bridge Project Season Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work on Bridge C-19, located on Hollow Road (CR 14) over the Little Wappinger Creek in the Town of Clinton, is complete and the road has reopened to traffic…

Hunt Smart, Hunt Safe!

  Hunt Smart, Hunt Safe! With several more weeks of Big Game Season left to enjoy, DEC reminds hunters to put safety–your own and others’–first! Check and abide by the legal hunting hours Check New York’s official sunrise and sunset hours every time you go out hunting. They change every day and in different locations in New York State! Watch…

MRC to Host Active Shooter Preparedness Programs on December 14th

  MRC to Host Active Shooter Preparedness Programs on December 14th ‘You Are the Help Until Help Arrives’ video presentation also to be shown Poughkeepsie … The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer two free programs on Active Shooter Preparedness on Thursday, December 14th, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Poughkeepsie Library…

A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In FCC Net Neutrality Comment Process

  A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In FCC Net Neutrality Comment Process Preliminary Investigation By AG’s Office and Public Reports Indicate FCC Comment Process Was Corrupted By Fake Comments AG’s Office Encourages New Yorkers to Check if Their Identity Was Misused to Submit Fake Comments in Net Neutrality Debate…

County to Hold Conference to Discuss Continuum of Care for Those Living with Special Needs

  County to Hold Conference to Discuss Continuum of Care for Those Living with Special Needs Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs Toni-Marie Ciarfella will welcome local families of those living with disabilities, as well as local providers who serve them, to Dutchess County’s Collaboration of Services and…

Putnam agrees to sue pharmaceutical companies over opioid epidemic

  Putnam agrees to sue pharmaceutical companies over opioid epidemic November 27, 2017 CARMEL, NY –  Determined to battle the cause of the opioid crisis in Putnam, County Executive MaryEllen Odell urged the Legislature to allow the government to join various states and counties across the country in filing lawsuits against both pharmaceutical companies and distributors, which…

SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK

  SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK, AS DNA FIRMS COULD SELL YOUR MOST PERSONAL INFO & GENETIC DATA TO ALL-COMERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE & ENSURE FAIR PRIVACY STANDARDS FOR ALL DNA ?KITS One Of The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season Is A DNA…

Liam Slocum from Poughquag, Christopher Connington from Patterson, earn promotions

  News from New York National Guard New York Army National Guard Promotions LATHAM, NY (11/27/2017)– Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Christopher Connington from…