Economy

Dutchess County Shared Services Plan Public Hearing in Dover

  Dutchess County Shared Services Plan Public Hearing in Dover Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro invites all residents to attend an evening of information and discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd, at Dover Town Hall.  From 6 to 7 p.m., come meet representatives from various Dutchess County departments at “County Government on the Road,” an opportunity to learn how County government…

Dutchess County Named One of Nation’s Best for Technology Use & Innovation

  Dutchess County Named One of Nation’s Best for Technology Use & Innovation Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Government has once again been ranked among the nation’s best in the Digital Counties Survey, for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies to better serve residents. The annual survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government…

Cricket Valley Transmission Upgrade Project  Scheduled to Begin Construction in October

  Cricket Valley Transmission Upgrade Project Scheduled to Begin Construction in October   Dover, New York (July 20, 2017) – Cricket Valley Energy LLC announced today that construction on the Cricket Valley Transmission Upgrade Project, which will connect Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dover to the Con Edison substation in Pleasant Valley, is scheduled to begin October 2,…

Be-A-Better-Gardener – Irrigation

  Be-A-Better-Gardener – Irrigation  A drip irrigation system or soaker hose will water deeply and minimize water waste. By Thomas Christopher   July is typically the hottest month of the year in the Northeast.  That means it’s the time when plants have the greatest thirst; they evaporate water off the surface of their leaves to cool…

Governor Announces Approval of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans, Totaling $103.2 Million

    Closes the “Digital Divide” and Increases Access to Technology and High-Speed Broadband in Hundreds of Schools Across New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at re-imagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $103.2 million, are part of the $2…

United States Climate Alliance Launches Website to Inform Americans on State Actions to Address Climate Change

  United States Climate Alliance Launches Website to Inform Americans on State Actions to Address Climate Change   U.S. Climate Alliance, Co-Chaired By Governors Cuomo, Brown and Inslee, Releases Guiding Principles in Commitment to Uphold Paris Agreement Colorado Joins U.S. Climate Alliance as Newest Member 14 Members Represent More Than 33 Percent of U.S. Population…

Putnam Sheriff Warns of Recent Scam Phone Calls

  Putnam Sheriff Warns of Recent Scam Phone Calls Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is warning area merchants of a telephone scam which has been detected recently in Putnam County. The Sheriff’s Office and local police have been notified that some local businesses, many of them restaurants, have received telephone calls from an individual claiming…

Fighting For A Free And Open Internet

  Fighting For A Free And Open Internet Buffering. Buffering. Buffering. We’ve all had the frustrating experience of opening Netflix or Hulu and seeing the dreaded “Loading…” screen. That’s a warning sign of what life would be like if the federal government does away with vital net neutrality protections–allowing the broadband industry to put profits ahead…

Governor Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State

  Governor Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State Announces Up to $10 Million in Grant Funding to Advance Research and Provide Resources to Future Processing Businesses Legislation Clarifies Status of Industrial Hemp as An Agricultural Commodity in the State   Establishes Working Group to…

Be-A-Better-Gardener – Second Sowings

  Be-A-Better-Gardener Second Sowings  Cool weather crops like broccoli can be sown in July   By Thomas Christopher This is a time of year when the vegetable garden can look a bit threadbare – the early spring crops such as peas and lettuce have faded with the onset of summer heat, leaving substantial gaps in your…

Cricket Valley Energy Groundbreaking Brings Jobs, Economic Development to Dutchess County –  Local Leaders Break Ground on the $1.58 Billion Energy Center  

  Cricket Valley Energy Groundbreaking Brings Jobs, Economic Development to Dutchess County   Local Leaders Break Ground on the $1.58 Billion Energy Center   Dover, New York (June 28, 2017) – One of Dutchess County’s largest infrastructure projects kicked off today with help from local leaders. Cricket Valley Energy Center, a fully-permitted approximately 1,100-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired…

Statement from Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro

  Statement from Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro Testimony for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Informational Meeting about the Second, Five–Year Review of the project to remove toxic PCBs from the Hudson River. At the urging of Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, state and federal elected officials and environmental organizations including Scenic Hudson, the…

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…

Pawling Public Radio receives grant for broadcast tower in Wingdale

  PAWLING, NY JUNE 23, 2017 –  Pawling Public Radio (PPR/WPWL) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary presenting lively and interesting information to the Pawling community and surrounding areas.  The station currently has 56 contributors, airs 30.5 hours of live programing, and is producing shows ranging from sports, to health, to local businesses and interests.  There are also programs in…

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…

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…

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…

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 HOME DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM EXPANDS TO 5 DAYS A WEEK

  DUTCHESS COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING HOME DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM EXPANDS TO 5 DAYS A WEEK   Starting this past Friday, the Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Home Delivered Meals program has expanded to 5-day delivery, Monday through Friday, in the Town of Hyde Park and the City of Poughkeepsie.   The Home Delivered…