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Molinaro Submits Countywide Shared Service  Tax Savings Plan to State

  Molinaro Submits Countywide Shared Service  Tax Savings Plan to State Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has submitted the Dutchess County Countywide Shared Services Tax Savings Plan to the New York State Division of Budget, adopted and approved by all 30 local municipalities. The plan features 37 projects that collectively can provide over $27…

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…

Consumer Alert: Governor Warns New Yorkers to Check for Flood Damage Before Purchasing Used Vehicles

  As Hurricane Season Progresses, Experts Estimate up to One Million “Flood Cars” Will Result From Harvey Alone  Check the VIN of Used Vehicles By Clicking Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today warned New Yorkers to check the VIN on any used car to ensure it has not been reported as damaged from flooding as…

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. …

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…

Be-A-Better-Gardener – Second Sowings

  Be-A-Better-Gardener Second Sowings  Cool weather crops like broccoli can be sown in July   By Thomas Christopher This is a time of year when the vegetable garden can look a bit threadbare – the early spring crops such as peas and lettuce have faded with the onset of summer heat, leaving substantial gaps in your…

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…

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…

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…

United States Climate Alliance Adds 10 New Members to Coalition Committed to Upholding the Paris Accord

    U.S. Climate Alliance, Co-Chaired By Governors Cuomo, Brown and Inslee, Now Includes 13 Members  The U.S. Climate Alliance announced that Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all joined the coalition, which is committed to upholding the Paris Accord and taking aggressive action on climate change….

Memorial Day Crackdown in Dutchess County Leads to 33 Impaired Driving Arrests

  Memorial Day Crackdown in Dutchess County Leads to 33 Impaired Driving Arrests During the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 26, 2017 thru May 30, 2017 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town…

“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…

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…

Metro-North Schedule Change In Effect from June 4 Through October 7 New Schedule Will Accommodate 18 Week Mid-Harlem Line Track Improvement Project

  Metro-North Schedule Change In Effect from June 4 Through October 7 New Schedule Will Accommodate 18 Week Mid-Harlem Line Track Improvement Project MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that required schedule adjustments for certain Harlem Line and Hudson Line trains will take effect on Sunday, June 4, through Saturday, October 7. Most of these temporary…

HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER: Saturday, May 13th

  HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER: Saturday, May 13th On Saturday, May 13—for the 25th year in a row!—the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. Just leave a bag (or bags) of non-perishable food…

Teacher Appreciation Day

  Teacher Appreciation Day Today is the day we dedicate to all our educators currently teaching and retired. #Teachers change lives. They’re often the steadiest support students have, outside the home. Thank you to all our amazing teachers for all they do every single day

Pets of the Week: Stand and Callan

  Star:  This beautiful girl lived with a family her whole life.  Unfortunately, they moved and couldn’t take her with them.  Will you be the family that becomes her “star”? Callan:  This sweet brown tabby loves the company of other cats.  He is a bit shy with people though, so a patient, quiet home would…