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Pets of The Week: Gabby, and Kitties, Kitties, Kitties

    Gabby:  Gabby is a tiny bundle of cuteness!  She loves people and is eager for attention.  Although small, she is a spunky, playful little girl.  Gabby is hoping for a loving home where she can be a Princess.  You can meet Gabby and her doggie friends daily 10-3. Kitties, Kitties, Kitties:  We have the most…

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert On Charitable Giving In Response To Hurricane Harvey

  A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert On Charitable Giving In Response To Hurricane Harvey NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today urged New Yorkers to support the charitable organizations assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey, while also offering tips to ensure that their donations reach their intended recipients. “The damage and destruction caused…

Be-A-Better Gardner – Rose Rustling

  Be-A-Better Gardner – Rose Rustling One of the author’s ironclad, very fragrant and nearly thornless old rose that was rustled for him from a Connecticut farmyard by a friend.   By Thomas Christopher   Why order rosebushes from a catalog when you can start your own for free, and get types especially adapted to your local…

Pets of the Week: Wallace and Toni

  Wallace:  Handsome, freckled face Wallace came to us in very poor condition.  However, with lots of care and attention, he is a healthy, happy guy now.  Wallace walks well on leash and is a friendly, outgoing boy.  You can see him in action on his video on our website. Toni:  Pretty, sweet Toni came to the…

Saving Seeds

  Saving Seeds    Under certain storage conditions, your garden seeds can be saved to use next year By Thomas Christopher I’m a sucker for seed catalogs – I find irresistible the descriptions of the colorful and delicious harvests I can raise from their little paper packets.  But my dreams for my garden always outrun reality.  I always order more seeds than…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail

  Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail   Poughkeepsie, NY… The Dutchess County Historic Tavern Trail , in its second year, brings history and local cuisine together, while introducing the community to iconic locales. Each installment of the program is held at a different historic location, and includes a brief presentation of the site’s history. The…

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…

“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…

DEC Advises Motorists to be Alert for Turtles Crossing the Road

DEC Advises Motorists to be Alert for Turtles Crossing the Road New York Motorists Encouraged to Safely Move Turtles to Side of the Road The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded the public that the state’s native turtles are on the move in May and June seeking sandy areas or loose…

State Police are attempting to identify a female subject wanted for questioning

  State Police are attempting to identify a female subject wanted for questioning NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert M. Nuzzo Troop K Commander     PRESS RELEASE   Pleasant Valley, New York – The State Police from Poughkeepsie are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the pictured subject wanted for questioning.On April 27, 2017, Troopers…

Crown Maple Estate to Host Hudson Valley Market

  Crown Maple Estate to Host Hudson Valley Market   Crown Maple Estate is a beautiful destination for friends, family and significant others to visit to celebrate summer’s arrival. With 800 acres of sustainably-managed maple trees, walking trails, scenic fields, and the “Sugar Chateau” with its tasting room and a maple-centric cafe, the Estate is…

Show Off Your Vehicle from the 1950’s at the Brewster Chamber 60th Anniversary Shindig!

  Show Off Your Vehicle from the 1950’s at the Brewster Chamber 60th Anniversary Shindig!   Do you have a vehicle from the 1950’s? Show off your car at the Brewster Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary Shindig! This 1957 themed celebration will take place on Sunday, August 6th at Wells Park on Oak Street in Brewster, NY. This…

Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forum Tuesday In Amenia

  Dutchess County EMS Task Force to Host Public Forum Tuesday In Amenia National EMS Week Celebrated May 21-27 May 21-27 is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, dedicated to recognizing the tireless and important work of EMS practitioners in our community. We thank all the men and women in Dutchess County who’ve chosen to serve…

Pets of The Week: Sally & Carney

  Sally:  This beautiful girl keeps getting overlooked and she can’t understand why.  Sally is an intelligent, athletic gal who loves to play fetch.  She walks well on leash, knows basic commands and is housebroken.  In other words, she is so ready for a family to love!  You can see her in action on our…