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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…

DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey

  DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey Citizen Scientists Help DEC Gauge Turkey Population New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys and help state biologists better understand this iconic bird. “Citizen science efforts like the Summer Turkey…

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…

Dutchess County to Host 5th Annual Special Needs Picnic

  Dutchess County to Host 5th Annual Special Needs Picnic Carnival theme, new attractions highlight Aug. 15th event at Freedom Park Poughkeepsie, NY… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro invites children with special needs, their families and support agencies to the County’s fifth annual Special Needs Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 15th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom Park, 212…

Pets of the Week: Fuzzy, Twinkle

  Fuzzy:  Fuzzy is a very handsome and friendly guy.  He loves everyone and will make an excellent new member to any family.  Come meet this wonderful Hound and take him for a walk.  He and his doggie friends can be seen every day from 10-3. Twinkle:  Pretty girl Twinkle has a twinkle in her eye when…

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of July 24

    Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of July 24   Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Todd N. Tancredi, Director Dutchess County Office for the Aging   SUMMER SAFETY FOR THE SKIN Summer is the time of year when the sun’s rays are stronger than…

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,…

Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Improvements on July 20-23

  Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Improvements on July 20-23 Buses to Substitute for Select Trains Between Wassaic and Southeast on July 20, and for all trains between Southeast and Wassaic After 10 p.m. on July 21 Through July 23 to Accommodate Track Improvements   MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that to ensure the…

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…

Troop K held an open house to commemorate 100 years of dedicated service

      Troop K – On July 16, 2017, New York State Police from Troop K held an open house to commemorate 100 years of dedicated service to the people of New York State. We would like to thank members of the public who came to our open house event and who have supported…

Governor Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Monday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, July 17 to honor the 16 members of the armed services killed when an aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 crashed in Mississippi on July 10. The Marine Corps Reserve unit is based…

MRC Invites Public to Learn about Radiation on July 27th

  MRC Invites Public to Learn about Radiation on July 27th Poughkeepsie…. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer “Understanding Radiation,” an educational program, on Thursday, July 27th, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response (DER), 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie.  The training is free and open to the public, but registration prior to the…

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…

Festival of Arts & Crafts 2017 – EXHIBITORS WANTED!

The Pawling Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual event, Festival of Arts & Crafts 2017 to be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Charles Colman Boulevard in the Village of Pawling. Knitting, crocheting, pottery, jewelry designs, quilts, original artwork are some of the genre represented at the fair. …

ADVANCE SALE TICKETS PROVIDE BIG SAVINGS TO 2017 DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

  ADVANCE SALE TICKETS PROVIDE BIG SAVINGS TO 2017 DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR Rhinebeck, NY – Admission, carnival rides and Grandstand concert tickets are all available online for the 2017 Dutchess County Fair at http://www.dutchessfair.com. Advance discount tickets will go on sale throughout the region at numerous locations starting July 10 and ending on August 20th….

One killed in two-car LaGrange crash 

  One killed in two-car LaGrange crash  The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a two-car fatal crash which occurred on Noxon Road in the Town of LaGrange at approximately 11:00 pm on 7/12/17. On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Noxon Road near Firemen’s Way in LaGrange for a…

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…

DEC Revising Permit Requirement for Bobcat Hunting and Trapping

  DEC Revising Permit Requirement for Bobcat Hunting and Trapping New York Hunters and Trappers No Longer Required to Obtain Special Permit The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the agency is adopting a regulatory proposal to revise the special permit requirement for bobcat hunting and trapping. Upon completion of…

DEC Announces Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog Examinations

DEC Announces Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog Examinations July 21 Registration Deadline for August 11 Exams Examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017, the New York State…

Plane and Crew of Mississippi Plane Crash Based at Stewart

      Plane and Crew of Mississippi Plane Crash Based at Stewart   Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), who represents Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, issued the following statement after confirming that some of the service members killed in the Mississippi plane crash on Monday, July 10, 2017 were…