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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…

Governor Grants Clemency to Ground Zero Recovery Worker from Queens

  Pardon Grant Removes Grounds for Deportation Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a pardon to Carlos Cardona of Queens who was convicted of a non-violent crime in 1990.   As a result of changes to federal immigration enforcement policy, Mr. Cardona has been detained since February, after appearing for a routine U.S. Immigration and…

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…

Weekly Gardening Column: National Pollinator Week, From The Berkshire Botanical Garden

National Pollinator Week Mexican sunflowers provide a food source for pollinators in the native garden.   June 19th  through 25th is National Pollinator Week.  This is a time to reflect on the importance of pollinating insects, birds and bats to our farms and gardens, and to learn about what you can do to reverse the decline of their…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

2017 Art in the Loft Exhibit and Wine Label Competition

        Join us at the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery for the opening of the 2017 Art in the Loft Exhibit and Wine Label Competition. Take in the art, the beauty of Millbrook and vote on your favorite piece. Enjoy free wine and mingle with the artists. The winner will be announced in November Opening Reception: Saturday June 10, 3:00-5:00…

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…

Major New York Climate and Jobs Initiative to Help Create 40,000 Clean Energy Jobs by 2020

  Initiative Will Accelerate Renewable Energy Growth With up to $1.5 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy Projects   Largest Clean Energy Procurement by a State in U.S. History Strengthens New York’s Position as National Leader on Climate Change Establishes an Environmental Justice & Just Transition Working Group to Help Historically Underserved Communities Prepare for a…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Mid-May New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation 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 26,400 calls and…

State Police Arrest Nearly 240 People for Impaired Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend

  Troopers Issue more than 12,000 Tickets During Campaign to Combat Drunk and Impaired Driving over Memorial Day Weekend Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that State Police issued 12,169 tickets and arrested nearly 240 people for DWI this Memorial Day weekend, as part of the STOP-DWI traffic enforcement period. The initiative, which targeted impaired…

Memorial Day Crackdown in Dutchess County Leads to 33 Impaired Driving Arrests

  Memorial Day Crackdown in Dutchess County Leads to 33 Impaired Driving Arrests During the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 26, 2017 thru May 30, 2017 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town…

“Be-a-Better Gardener” Tomatoes for the Northeast by The Berkshire Botanical Garden

  Tomatoes for the Northeast       By Tom Christopher Memorial Day weekend is the traditional time to plant tomatoes in the cooler parts of the Northeast, and for good reason.  It’s only recently that in an average year, the weather has begun to suit this warm-weather crop.  Tomatoes originated in the subtropics and although…

Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg Announce Planning of a Permanent Dedication to Ground Zero Rescue and Recovery Workers at the 9/11 Memorial

  Governor Cuomo, 9/11 Memorial Board Chair Michael R. Bloomberg, former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Are Working to Realize Tribute That Also Brings Awareness to 9/11-Health Crisis   New York State, Through its Affiliates, and Bloomberg Philanthropies Jointly Committed to Funding the Project Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and…

Pets of The Week: Andy and Buster

  Andy:  Andy and his brother Acorn were loved and cherished by their owner, who sadly passed away.  Andy likes to be petted on the sides of his face.  Andy also likes catnip toys and treats, but what he’d really love is a forever home. Buster:  This boy is not only handsome but a real…