North East

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…

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD’S LAKES TAKES CENTER STAGE AT GLEON 19

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD’S LAKES TAKES CENTER STAGE AT GLEON 19   (Millbrook, NY) More than 240 scientists and researchers from around the world recently descended on the Hudson Valley to strengthen an international partnership aimed at studying and understanding the world’s lakes.  The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) held its annual meeting at Mohonk Mountain House….

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…

Be-a-Better-Gardener – Winter Garden Tool Care 101

  Winter Garden Tool Care 101 It’s a good time of year to prepare your tools for next season by repairing, sharpening, and protecting them with a lubricant to keep them rust-free. By Thomas Christopher   Good gardening tools are hard to find these days. To obtain the quality I once took for granted in hand tools…

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 . . ….

Obituary, Donald T. Booth

  Millerton – Donald T. Booth, 93, a lifelong Millerton, NY resident died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. Don was the owner and operator of the Booth Farm on McGhee Hill Road in Millerton, a successful dairy farm that has had ties…

Hazardous Weather Outlook

  Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albany NY 622 AM EST Mon Dec 11 2017 CTZ001-013-NYZ040-047>049-051>054-058>061-063>066-121200- Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Montgomery-Schoharie- Western Schenectady-Eastern Schenectady-Western Albany- Eastern Albany-Western Rensselaer-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene- Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia-Western Ulster- Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess- 622 AM EST Mon Dec 11 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook…

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,…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY…

  Winter Weather Advisory URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Albany NY 730 PM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ061-065-066-VTZ014-015-100800- /O.EXT.KALY.WW.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-171210T0800Z/ Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire- Southern Berkshire-Eastern Columbia-Western Dutchess- Eastern Dutchess-Western Windham-Eastern Windham- Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville, New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield, Florida, North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington,…

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 Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement – Mechanical Engineer

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement Title: Mechanical Engineer Recruitment Number: 2017-00000057 Last File Date: 12/31/2017 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 qualifications cannot be made….

Special Weather Statement  National Weather Service Albany NY 

  Special Weather Statement  National Weather Service Albany NY  413 PM EST Mon Dec 4 2017 …Locally Dense Fog will redevelop across the Hudson River Valley through early this evening… Fog will once again become locally dense within portions of the Hudson River Valley through early this evening. Some visibilities may be reduced to around or…

Obituary, Corinne Teresa Dwyer

Corinne Teresa Dwyer, 90, of Millerton, NY and Fort Meyers, FL passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2017 in Herscher, Illinois after a lengthy illness. Born in New Haven, CT on September 12, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Leo and Leonilda (Sebastionello) Hibson. She was a graduate of the University of Connecticut….

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…