North East

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…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

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…

Pets of The Week, Ozzie and Cheryl

Pets of the Week Ozzie:  This sweet, playful guy lived in a loving home. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, had to give him up.  Ozzie would love a new home where he can romp and play and be loved.  An experienced dog owner who is active would be perfect!y. Cheryl:  This pretty girl…

Obituary, Reverend Joseph E. Versteeg

  Reverend Joseph E. Versteeg, (Retired) 97, passed to his heavenly reward on April, 22, 2017 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington CT. Pastor Joe, as he was referred to by most, was born on December 13, 1919 in Patterson New Jersey. He began his ministry in 1966 serving as Pastor for the First Methodist…

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.  …

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…

State Police from Troop K to target speeding drivers during “Speed Week”

  State Police from Troop K to target speeding drivers during “Speed Week” NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert M. Nuzzo Troop K Commander PRESS RELEASE The New York State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The Speed Week campaign runs today through June 13. During this…

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…