Obituary, Robert John Russin

  Millerton, NY – Robert John Russin, 89, died at his home in Millerton, NY on October 8, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Born April 2, 1928 in Watertown, Connecticut, he was the husband of Patricia Prescott Russin who predeceased him earlier this year. They were married for 67 years. Bob…

Carmel High School Drama Club Announces Cast  for Humorous Hitchcock Spoof “The 39 Steps”

  Carmel High School Drama Club Announces Cast  for Humorous Hitchcock Spoof “The 39 Steps” The Carmel High School Drama Club proudly announces the cast of “The 39 Steps”.  Deanna Prekalaj and Andriy Gura, under the guidance of the club’s Drama Advisor, Margaret Carey, direct the this wildly entertaining comedy. The talented cast of 25 Carmel High…

Obituary, Shirley Schoonmaker

Poughkeepsie – Shirley Schoonmaker, 87, of Millbrook, NY passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home. A lifelong resident, Shirley was born in Poughkeepsie on September 13, 1930 to the late Charles E. and Rose Marie Daniel Blydenburgh. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. In 1954, Shirley married Robert P….

Obituary, Hope April Barto

  Hope April Barto, 67, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, died on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Mrs. Barto was a secretary at Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY for 42 years retiring in 2010. Born on August 18, 1950 in Norwalk, CT, she was the daughter of…

Obituary, Lester Funk Jr.

  Pine Plains, NY – Lester Funk Jr. 93, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Renaissance Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park, NY. He was born on May 10, 1924 in Gallatin, NY the son of the late Lester and Mary (Coons) Funk Sr. He was owner, trainer and driver of Lester Funk…

Maloney Introduces Local FARMS Act to Help Hudson Valley Farmers Deliver Produce Directly to Customers

  Maloney Introduces Local FARMS Act to Help Hudson Valley Farmers Deliver Produce Directly to Customers   Poughkeepsie, NY – In response to the recent explosion of interest in organic and locally-grown foods, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Local Food and Regional…

Dave Clegg Raises $220,000 in First Fundraising Quarter

Dave Clegg Raises $220,000 in First Fundraising Quarter Only candidate with 3 decades in NY’s 19th Congressional District Receives broad Local Support (Kingston, NY): Today, NY19 Democratic Congressional candidate Dave Clegg announced that he raised over $220,000 in his first quarter in the race against John Faso. Clegg, a 30+ year resident of Ulster County…

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…

Obituary, Carol R. Moran

  Carol R. Moran, 84, died on September 5, 2017 after a short illness.  The daughter of Gilbert I Ross and Leslie Harrington Ross, she grew up in Rye, New York, and received a BA degree from Vassar College in 1955.  She lived and worked as a social worker in Colorado where she met and…

Governor Announces Village of Pawling to get $3,317,500 Water Infrastructure Grant

Governor Cuomo Announces $34 Million in Grants for Vital Water Infrastructure Improvements in the Mid-Hudson Valley Record Levels of Funding Will Leverage $123 Million in Water Quality Investments, Providing $64 Million in Taxpayer Savings Investment Will Support the Creation of 2,000 New Jobs in the Mid-Hudson Valley Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $34…

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…

Cover Song Competition to Award Cash Prizes

  Cover Song Competition to Award Cash Prizes Enter NOW to compete in The Cultural Arts Coalition’s Cover Song Competition! Winners will perform at our “Under the Covers” Winter Concert and receive a cash prize! YOU are of any age or musical background and might be an instrumentalist, singer, or a small group!   YOUR…

2016 Year End Financial Report Shows Dutchess County Finances Strong

  2016 Year End Financial Report Shows Dutchess County Finances Strong NYS Comptroller’s Office Gives Dutchess Perfect Marks  in Annual Fiscal Stress Monitoring Scoring Poughkeepsie, NY… Dutchess County Government has submitted its 2016 year end audited financial report to the New York State Comptroller, as required by law. The report, completed by independent auditing firm Drescher…

Trailblazers PAC Endorses Helen Grosso for Dutchess County Legislature District 23

  Trailblazers PAC Endorses Helen Grosso for Dutchess County Legislature District 23 Grosso Earns Support for Commitment to Transparency, Grassroots Support (Horseheads) – Trailblazers PAC, the non-partisan pro-transparency organization founded by former State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke, today announced the endorsement of Helen Grosso, continuing their work to make voters the most important voices…

Obituary, Veronica Foley

  Veronica Foley, 90, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Born in the Bronx on June 4, 1927, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Weber) Foley, and wife of James Foley, who predeceased her on June 12, 1992. A former resident of New Milford, CT…