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Governor Announces Measures to Increase Organ Donations in New York State

  Governor Signs Executive Order Directing State Health Department to Work with State Agencies in Making Organ Donation Enrollment Options More Available to the Public Governor Signs Legislation Making Lauren’s Law Permanent in New York State Department of Health Partners with New York Alliance for Donation to Create a Modern Registry and Expand Education Outreach…

Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or Harassment Four Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All

  Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or HarassmentFour Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All   Many New York schools fall short when it comes to protecting students from harassment and discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or…

Governor Reminds New Yorkers to Register to Vote by Friday for General Election in New York

  Deadline to Register to Vote is October 13  Nearly 951,000 New Yorkers Have Registered using DMV’s Online Voter Registration Since 2012, Including More Than 438,000 First-Time Voters Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New York State residents that this Friday, October 13, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 11 – 17, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Brilliant fall color emerging throughout New York State Peak conditions expected in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny regions This is the fifth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend….

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights – ECO Actions for Late September

  ECO Actions for Late September 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 issued 22,150 tickets for…

New York State Issues Letter Warning That Federal Cuts Jeopardize Health Care for 350,000 Children

  New York State Issues Letter Warning That Federal Cuts Jeopardize Health Care for 350,000 Children   Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker today issued a letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, warning that federal cuts will jeopardize health care for 350,000 children in New York. Commissioner Zucker…

Be-a-Better-Gardener: One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic

    One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic Garlic scapes: the other harvest  By Thomas Christopher   This is the season when my wife and I do our last planting of the year: garlic. This may be my favorite vegetable crop, although I also love growing tomatoes, starting the seedlings in spring and then trellising the…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at DCC

  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at DCC   October 10, 2017 – Dr. David Kennedy, Pulitzer prize winner and Stanford University professor emeritus, will discuss “Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Twentieth-Century Life” at Dutchess Community College Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The presentation is the inaugural event in…

Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate  Amateur Radio Licensing Class

    Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate  Amateur Radio Licensing Class Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response in partnership with the Mt. Beacon and QSY Society Amateur Radio Clubs, will host a two-day Technician Level amateur radio licensing class on Saturday, October 21stfrom 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FCC…

Online Auction Underway for Surplus County Vehicles & Equipment

  Online Auction Underway for Surplus County Vehicles & Equipment Poughkeepsie, NY… Over 48 vehicles and equipment items are currently available for bid during Dutchess County’s Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction, being conducted online at https://www.aarbids.com/. Vehicles available for auction include police vehicles, vans, pickups, trucks, and SUVs. Equipment items available for auction include welders, mowers, kitchen…

NYS Sending More Tax Dollars to Federal Government Than it Gets Back

NYS Sending More Tax Dollars to Federal Government Than it Gets Back Office of the New York State Comptroller There’s a lot of attention on Washington these days, and with good reason. Whether the issue is ongoing debates over health care, taxes on working people and businesses, or funding for a wide range of essential…

DEC Announces New York’s Youth Big Game Hunt Kicks Off Columbus Day Weekend

  DEC Announces New York’s Youth Big Game Hunt Kicks Off Columbus Day Weekend Early Bow Seasons for Deer and Bear Now Open Now, DEC Reminds Hunters to Follow Safety Rules The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that New York’s annual Youth Big Game Hunt is…

State Police are seeking public’s assistance to help locate missing Somers teens

  State Police are seeking public’s assistance to help locate missing Somers teens NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert C. Gregory Troop K Commander     PRESS RELEASE      US-Bernal                                                     …

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 4 – 10, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Colorful peak and near peak foliage continues progression across New York State Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York and Thousand Islands-Seaway to see the most color this weekend This is the fourth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected…

Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter

Be-a-Better-Gardener Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter Dahlia tubers ready for storage     By Thomas Christopher   The party’s over.  At least, the bloom in the fall flower garden is finally coming to an end. A handful of asters or chrysanthemums may hang on undiminished by the first fall frost, but all the tropical or semi-tropical perennials…

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Hosted a Successful 4th Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice Reception

  Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Hosted a Successful 4th Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice Reception Denise Doring VanBuren from Central Hudson   POUGHKEEPSIE, NY: On Thursday, September 28th, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) held its 4th Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice Reception at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. During the…

Governor Announces $1 Million Available to Grow Farm-To-School Program Across New York State

    Program Helps School Districts Connect to New York’s Growers and Serve More Local Food in Schools Funding Doubled Over Last Year; RFP Announced at State’s First-Ever Farm-to-School Summit Held in Binghamton Summit Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced…

Lecture at DCC to Focus on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impact on Women’s Leadership

  Lecture at DCC to Focus on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impact on Women’s Leadership   October 3, 2017 – Dr. Allida Black, research professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University, will deliver a lecture called “Staying Aloof is Not a Solution: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Call to Action” on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in…

Pets of The Week, Duke & Van: Rescued Kittens

Duke & Van:  Duke and Van are an adorable bonded pair who are wishing for a loving home and family to call their own.  Sadly Duke and Van came to shelter because their owner was unable to care for them.  Are you looking for two friendly and calm dogs who want nothing more than a warm home…