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Brewster Music Festival will Rock Wells Park on September 30th

  Brewster Music Festival will Rock Wells Park on September 30 Join the first Annual Brewster Music Festival on September 30, 2017 from noon – 6PM. This FREE family-friendly event will be held at Wells Park at 98 Oak Street in Brewster. Bands include Special Sauce, Analogue, The Soul Proprietors and Fresh Paint with sound provided by…

Governor and U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States are on Track to Meet or Exceed Targets of Paris Climate Agreement

  North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico Alliance Represents 41% of American GDP and 117 Million Americans, Enough to Be World’s Third Largest Economy Independent Report Shows that Economies of Climate Alliance States Are Growing Faster than Non-Alliance States, Demonstrating that Fighting Climate Change and Creating Jobs Go…

2017​ ​ ​Dutchess​ ​Outreach​ ​Annual​ ​Coat​ ​Drive​ ​Provides​ ​Coats​ ​to​ ​more​ ​than 5,000​ ​Dutchess​ ​County​ ​Residents

  2017​ ​ ​Dutchess​ ​Outreach​ ​Annual​ ​Coat​ ​Drive​ ​Provides​ ​Coats​ ​to​ ​more​ ​than 5,000​ ​Dutchess​ ​County​ ​Residents. The air is starting to cool, prompting warmer blankets, cups of hot apple cider, and that favorite jacket to keep cozy. Fall is here and with it comes Dutchess Outreach’s annual Susan DeKeukelaere Memorial Coat Drive, sponsored by…

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Exam Announcement

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Exam Announcement Exam Title: Graphics Aide State Exam Number: 69988 Exam Date: 10/28/2017 Last File Date: 10/3/2017 A civil service exam 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….

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement Title: Senior Public Health Engineer Recruitment Number: 2017-00000041 Last File Date: 10/2/2017 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…

Governor Announces New Actions to Protect New Yorkers’ Personal Information in Wake of Equifax Security Breach

  Proposed Regulation Requires Credit Rating Agencies to Comply with New York’s First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation   Regulation Would Give the DFS Oversight of Credit Reporting Agencies for the First Time Ever DFS Superintendent May Deny or Revoke Agencies’ Authorization to Do Business with New York’s Regulated Financial Institutions and Consumers   View Proposed Regulation Here In response…

Molinaro Joins with Area Leaders to Urge EPA for Comprehensive Cleanup of Hudson River

  Molinaro Joins with Area Leaders to Urge EPA for Comprehensive Cleanup of Hudson River  Leaders call for EPA to acknowledge current PCB cleanup is not protective of public health or health of the Hudson and so fails to meet project’s mandated goals Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro led state, county and local officials, business…

Molinaro Letter to Department of Veterans Affairs on Trump administration cutting Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Dutchess County has been proud to partner with Hudson River Housing serving our veterans.   Utilizing funding grants through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, we have seen a dramatic decrease in homelessness among veterans.   We were shocked to learn SSVF funding will come to an abrupt end on September 30th.  This decision is shortsighted and illogical.    …

Molinaro Submits Countywide Shared Service  Tax Savings Plan to State

  Molinaro Submits Countywide Shared Service  Tax Savings Plan to State Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has submitted the Dutchess County Countywide Shared Services Tax Savings Plan to the New York State Division of Budget, adopted and approved by all 30 local municipalities. The plan features 37 projects that collectively can provide over $27…

SCHUMER REVEALS: OF THE NEARLY 215,000 TEACHERS IN NEW YORK, HUGE NUMBERS ARE MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL TEACHER TAX BREAK; SENATOR SAYS BENEFIT WOULD HELP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR IN TAX DEDUCTIONS ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES TEACHERS TO APPLY

  SCHUMER REVEALS: OF THE NEARLY 215,000 TEACHERS IN NY, ARE MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL TEACHER TAX BREAK; SENATOR SAYS BENEFIT WOULD HELP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY TEACHERS SAVE UP TO $250 PER YEAR IN TAX DEDUCTIONS ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES; URGES TEACHERS TO APPLY The Average NYS Teacher Spends A Whopping $485 Per Year Out-Of-Pocket…

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment and Exam Announcement

  Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement Title: Office Assistant Recruitment Number: 2017-00000043 Last File Date: 9/15/2017 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….

Work Local First Job Fair perfect for job seekers

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – Are you seeking a new job? Then the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Work Local First Job Fair is for you. The job fair is free and open to the public and will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Poughkeepsie…

Consumer Alert: Governor Warns New Yorkers to Check for Flood Damage Before Purchasing Used Vehicles

  As Hurricane Season Progresses, Experts Estimate up to One Million “Flood Cars” Will Result From Harvey Alone  Check the VIN of Used Vehicles By Clicking Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today warned New Yorkers to check the VIN on any used car to ensure it has not been reported as damaged from flooding as…

Governor Announces Over $220 Million to Fund Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness

    Funding Will Help Communities Statewide Prevent, Respond to, and Recover From Manmade and Natural Disasters and Emergencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $220 million in federal grants that will support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness activities in counties across New York State. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Membership, Discusses History of Terrorism on September 21st

  Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Membership, Discusses History of Terrorism on September 21st Poughkeepsie…. If there was a disaster in Dutchess County tomorrow, would you volunteer to assist?  If the answer to that question is yes, you are invited to join the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County. “In times of disaster, MRC volunteers support…

Rescinding DACA “is just feeding the beast of bigotry red meat”

  Rescinding DACA “is just feeding the beast of bigotry red meat” Earlier today at an event at Riverbank State Park, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. VIDEO of the event is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h264 format) here. AUDIO of the event is available here….

Towns of Amenia, Dover & North East, and Village of Millerton awarded Regional Ambulance Services Study grant of $190,000

  Molinaro Announces Municipal Innovation Grant  Awards to Local Municipalities Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro joined with several county and local officials earlier today in the towns of Amenia and Hyde Park to announce 11 of the 12 recipients of funding through the 2017 Dutchess County Municipal Innovation Grant Program. Nearly $1.75 million in…

DCC Lecture to Examine National Security Policy

  DCC Lecture to Examine National Security Policy   September 5, 2017 – Principles for a new U.S. security policy will be the focus of an upcoming lecture at Dutchess Community College.  Dr. Ray Raymond, veteran of the British diplomatic corps, will deliver a lecture titled “The Constitution is Not an Optional Extra: Principles for…

VETERAN’S INFORMATION FAIR Amenia Town Hall Saturday, September 16th 10am to 2pm

  VETERAN’S INFORMATION FAIR Amenia Town Hall Saturday, September 16th 10am to 2pm   Participants:   Dutchess County Clerk – Brad Kendall (Issuance of the Dutchess            County FAVOR Discount Card) and DMV services info.   Dutchess County Veterans’ Service – providing information on VA Benefits.   Dutchess County Vet2Vet Veterans Peer Services Program   VA…

DEC Announces 25th Anniversary of New York’s Recycling Laws

  DEC Announces 25th Anniversary of New York’s Recycling Laws New York’s Policies and Programs Have Removed 320 Million Tons of Recyclables from Waste Stream, Reduced Emissions by 1 Billion Metric Tons State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that September 1, 2017, marks the 25th anniversary of New York’s statewide adoption…

County Program Teaches Young People Critical Computer and Financial Skills

  County Program Teaches Young People Critical Computer and Financial Skills Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro congratulates 17 local young people who completed the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS) “Youth Financial Literacy & Computer Training Program” two-day session. DCFS held two training sessions this summer in July and August. Dutchess…

Annual Donation of $5 to Help Invest in The Future of New York’s Habitat and Outdoor Recreation

Annual Donation of $5 to Help Invest in The Future of New York’s Habitat and Outdoor Recreation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today issued a reminder and encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to consider purchasing a $5.00 Habitat/Access Stamp, an optional stamp that helps support the DEC’s efforts to conserve habitat…

Convenience Stores Strive to Deal With This Week’s Gasoline Price Spike

  News from New York Association of Convenience Stores   Convenience Stores Strive to Deal Responsibly With This Week’s Gasoline Price Spike ALBANY, NY (08/31/2017) (readMedia)– New York convenience store operators are doing their best to keep pump prices competitive despite having no control over Hurricane Harvey-related events that have caused their wholesale costs to…

Preservation League Seeks Nominations for “Seven to Save” Endangered historic properties of statewide significance will receive enhanced services in 2018-19

  News from Preservation League of New York State   Preservation League Seeks Nominations for “Seven to Save” Endangered historic properties of statewide significance will receive enhanced services in 2018-19 ALBANY, NY (08/31/2017) (readMedia)– The Preservation League is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2018-19 list…