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A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

  A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality A.G. Schneiderman Will Lead Multistate Lawsuit AG’s Investigation into 2 Million Comments that Stole Real Americans’ Identities Also Continues   Click Here for Video of AG Schneiderman Discussing the Vote and His Intent to Sue Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hunt Smart, Hunt Safe!

  Hunt Smart, Hunt Safe! With several more weeks of Big Game Season left to enjoy, DEC reminds hunters to put safety–your own and others’–first! Check and abide by the legal hunting hours Check New York’s official sunrise and sunset hours every time you go out hunting. They change every day and in different locations in New York State! Watch…

A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In FCC Net Neutrality Comment Process

  A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In FCC Net Neutrality Comment Process Preliminary Investigation By AG’s Office and Public Reports Indicate FCC Comment Process Was Corrupted By Fake Comments AG’s Office Encourages New Yorkers to Check if Their Identity Was Misused to Submit Fake Comments in Net Neutrality Debate…

Pets of the Week, Elvis and Saki

  Elvis:  Sweet, little Elvis loves to be loved!  He is an adorable little Beagle who yearns for a new loving family for Christmas.  Stop by and meet Elvis and his friends any day from 10-3.  They will all be happy to meet you. Saki:  Saki loves to play, especially with feather toys.  He enjoys the…

SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK

  SCHUMER REVEALS: POPULAR AT HOME DNA TEST KITS ARE PUTTING CONSUMER PRIVACY AT GREAT RISK, AS DNA FIRMS COULD SELL YOUR MOST PERSONAL INFO & GENETIC DATA TO ALL-COMERS; SENATOR PUSHES FEDS TO INVESTIGATE & ENSURE FAIR PRIVACY STANDARDS FOR ALL DNA ?KITS One Of The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season Is A DNA…

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now

    Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now   When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You…

Governor Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Impaired, Distracted, Speeding and the Move Over Laws this Thanksgiving Weekend

More than 13,750 Tickets Issued and 245 People Arrested for DWI Statewide During Last Year’s Enforcement Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police along with local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement initiative in an effort to deter unsafe driving behaviors during this Thanksgiving…

Troop K Headquarters – Troop K once again joining forces with the United States Marine Corps

  Troop K Headquarters – Troop K once again joining forces with the United States Marine Corps NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert C. Gregory Troop K Commander PRESS RELEASE   We will once again be joining forces with the United State Marine Corps to make the Holiday Season enjoyable for children in our local communities that…

RED CROSS First Aid/CPR/AED Class DECEMBER 16, 2017

  RED CROSS First Aid/CPR/AED Class DECEMBER 16, 2017 On Saturday, December 16, 2017,  The HF LearnSafety Firearms & Security Training Center will conduct the   American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED course. This 4 hour program is a 2 year certification course for community residents and health services personnel. The class will be…

State Police encourage pistol permit holders to recertify their permit ahead of approaching deadline

  State Police encourage pistol permit holders to recertify their permit ahead of approaching deadline NEW YORK STATE POLICE George P. Beach II Superintendent Beau Duffy Director of Public Information  (518) 457-2180        PRESS RELEASE   The State Police is reminding pistol permit holders of the upcoming deadline to complete recertification of their permit.Recent changes…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of November 20

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of November 20   Note: the Office for the Aging will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on  Thursday, November 23. We will be OPEN our usual hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Friday, November 24.   Note for Snowbirds: We’re about…