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EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM THE NYS COMPTROLLER

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPTROLLEROn the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day, now more than ever, we should celebrate the progress we have made and recommit ourselves to the work that needs to be done. Almost ten years ago, I signed an Executive Order intended to make the Office of the State Comptroller a model agency…

More than eighty people showed up in Pawling on Friday night to protest Representative John Faso

  Pawling, NY — April 21, 2017   More than eighty people showed up in Pawling on Friday night to protest Representative John Faso’s continued refusal to hold open town halls.  While Representative Faso gathered with donors at a fundraiser inside O’Connor’s Public House, local Dutchess County residents were outside issuing him an invitation to meet…

NEWS RELEASE: DBCH Releases 2017 Drowning Prevention Schedule

  NEWS RELEASE:  DBCH Releases 2017 Drowning Prevention Schedule   Poughkeepsie, NY … The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) released its 2017 Drowning Prevention Seminars for Lifeguards schedule today.  For 27 years, these seminars have been provided for lifeguards and residents to raise their awareness of what a swimmer in the…

DCC Vice President Selected for National Fellowship

DCC Vice President Selected for National Fellowship   April 20, 2017 – Dr. Ellen Gambino, vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Dutchess Community College, has been awarded the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. One of just 40 higher education leaders nationwide to be selected for the intensive program, Gambino was…

Presentation on Sheriff’s Office History

  Presentation on Sheriff’s Office History As part of the 300th Anniversary of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson announces that members of the press are hereby invited to attend a presentation on the history of the Sheriff’s Office. The presentation will take place on Tuesday April 25th at 10 am in…

Greetings Art Lovers:

  Greetings Art Lovers: All of us at Arts Mid-Hudson get excited when our members have success! We want to share that Alexis Feldheim pursued her dream of opening her own ceramics studio and on May 2ndKingston Ceramics Studio will open for classes. Alexis has been an Arts Mid-Hudson member since 2013, has worked as…

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert Warning Of Financial Scams Involving Gift Cards

  A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert Warning Of Financial Scams Involving Gift Cards Following An Uptick In Complaints Of Scams Targeting Senior Citizens That Utilize Gift Cards, A.G. Schneiderman Issues Tips To Protect New Yorkers Attorney General’s Office Will Work With Retail Council, AARP, And Others To Make Changes To Help Safeguard Customers NEW YORK…

Narcan Kits & Cases Donated to Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit

  Narcan Kits & Cases Donated to Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office will be getting updated Narcan (Naloxone) Kits as well as Narc Cases for their K9 teams from a donation by Odin’s Fund.  Odin’s Fund is a nonprofit organization started in 2000 by Doctor Paul McNamara to assist…

This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).

  This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).  

Dutchess County Residents to Issue Open Invitation to Representative John Faso (R-NY) to Attend a Public Town Hall at Pawling Gathering

  Dutchess County Residents Issue Open Invitation to Representative John Faso (R-NY) to Attend Public Town Hall     According to a press release residents will be holding a peaceful gathering outside of Outside of O’Connor’s Public House, 6 Broad Street in Pawling to issue a formal invitation to Representative John Faso to attend public town hall in Dutchess…

Public Invited to Discuss Services for Individuals with Chemical Dependency

  Public Invited to Discuss Services for Individuals with Chemical Dependency Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced a public forum today, April 20, to discuss service needs for individuals with chemical dependency. The forum will take place from 4-6 pm in the Training Room at DBCH at 230 North Road…

The Duffle Bag of Patterson Military Collectables Show

    The Duffle Bag of Patterson Military Collectables Show     A military collectables, knife and antique muzzle-loader show will be held April 22nd at the Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front Street., from 9 am to 3 pm. Historical Items for sale include insignia, medals, uniforms, equipment, swords, knives, headgear, books, artwork antique muzzle-loading…

Governor Signs Legislation Investing Over $200 Million to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in New York

Governor Signs Legislation Investing Over $200 Million to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in New York   Invests $145 Million for Community-Based Providers, Including Residential Treatment Beds, Housing Units and Opioid Treatment Programs Provides $6 Million for Naloxone Kits and Training Represents Funding Increase of Over 100 Percent Since FY 2011 Builds on Governor’s…

Dutchess County Highway Cleanup Planned to Celebrate Earth Day

Dutchess County Highway Cleanup Planned to Celebrate Earth Day Poughkeepsie…As part of this Saturday’s global Earth Day celebration, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Division will be dedicating several days to highway cleanup efforts on major roadways as part of ongoing efforts to maintain the…

County Clerk Kendall and County Executive Molinaro Partner To Promote Organ Donation

  County Clerk Kendall and County Executive Molinaro Partner To Promote Organ Donation Making Dutchess County stronger, safer, healthier, and kinder through lifesaving donations   Poughkeepsie, New York:  In recognition of Donate Life Month, Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro are encouraging the “Dutchess County family” to make a difference…

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies

  DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies DEC launches “Look for the Zero” campaign to urge homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer     To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care…

County Hosts Autism Training for First Responders

  County Hosts Autism Training for First Responders Acclaimed presenter teaches how to best interact with those on spectrum Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro welcomed several dozen law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and security guards from around Dutchess County today, as the County hosted Autism Training for First Responders. The training,…

**UPDATE** Town of Beekman teen located in good health

  **UPDATE** Town of Beekman teen located in good health NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert M. Nuzzo Troop K Commander PRESS RELEASE **UPDATE** Tra was located in good health on April 17, 2017 by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.  Thank you to the City of Poughkeepsie Police and the public for assisting with this investigation.Beekman,…

SuperTy Event at CrossFit Pawling!

  People can come and support the event by either just showing up or they an purchase a ticket in which they will be eligible to workout. We will have many local vendors on site & raffles prizes! It is a family event so kids are welcome! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woding-for-superty-registration-33343263599

Governor Announces State Police Results of Operation Hang Up Enforcement Period Public Safety

  More Than 15,000 Tickets Issued, Including 2,000 for Distracted Driving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police issued more than 15,000 tickets during this year’s Operation Hang Up traffic enforcement period, which targets those who use electronic devices while driving. This year’s campaign ran from April 6 through April…

DCC to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session April 26

  DCC to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session April 26 April 17, 2017 – To educate high school and college students and their families about how to qualify and maintain eligibility for New York state’s recently announced tuition-free Excelsior Scholarship, Dutchess Community College will hold a public information session on April 26 at 7 p.m….

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of April 17

  Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of April 17 Note: We hope you’ll come to this year’s Celebration of Aging, coming up at 12 noon on Monday, May 22 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers (more on that below). Admission is $25 per person if paid or postmarked by Friday,…