Category: Southeast

MRC Presents Suicide Prevention Training October 10th

  MRC Presents Suicide Prevention Training October 10th The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County is offering a FREE “Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) – Suicide Prevention Training” training on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m., at the Dutchess…

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Dutchess County SPCA Pet of The Week, Domino!

DCSPCA Pet of the Week Let’s Make Home Happen for Domino! Domino is an energetic five-year-old lab mix. He was brought to the Dutchess County SPCA after his owners had a baby and they couldn’t give Domino the attention that…

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Sheriff’s Office Warns of Ongoing Scams

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Ongoing Scams The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to warn the residents of Dutchess County and surrounding areas about scams that seem to be on the increase. Scams are ways in…

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DEC Issues Guidance to Reduce Bear-Human Conflicts

DEC Issues Guidance to Reduce Bear-Human Conflicts Recent Rise in Bear Sightings Confirms Young Bears Are on the Move New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today issued guidance to reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts….

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Governor Directs Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen Soldier

Governor Directs Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen Soldier Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff starting tomorrow, June 28, in honor of a Trumansburg, New York Soldier who died as a…

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Be-a-Better-Gardener, No bad bugs

No bad bugs Ladybugs have a reputation of being “good bugs,” but when viewed through a close-up lens, all bugs look pretty good.   By Thomas Christopher   I’ve been thinking about my neighbor, Brian Stewart, a lot recently. I came…

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Buses to Substitute for Certain Off-Peak Trains Between Wassaic and Southeast to Accommodate Line Improvements

Metro-North Crews to Continue Work on Patterson Bridge Replacement Project on Upper Harlem Line from Tuesday, April 23, Through Thursday, April 25 Buses to Substitute for Certain Off-Peak Trains Between Wassaic and Southeast to Accommodate Line Improvements MTA Metro-North Railroad…

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Governor and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement On FY 2020 Budget

Historic Agreement Makes 2% Property Tax Cap Permanent, Includes Landmark Criminal Justice Reforms, and MTA Reform Plan That Includes Central Business District Tolling Increases Education Aid by Over $1 Billion, Bringing Total Education Funding to $27.9 Billion, and Introduces New Education…

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Consider Seed Starting to Expand Your Vegetable Garden Choices

Consider Seed Starting to Expand Your Vegetable Garden Choices Berkshire Botanical Garden’s senior gardener and propagator Christine Caccamo recommends starting seeds in a “soilless” mix that is a blend of sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite and limestone.   By Thomas Christopher   There…

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Governor Announces Additional $15 Million Available for New Yorkers Faced With a Heating Emergency

  Added Funding for the Home Energy Assistance Program to Assist Struggling Households Following Recent Polar Vortex and Ongoing Cold Weather Application Period Extended to Late April for all Homeowners and Renters Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $15 million in additional funding is available to help eligible New Yorkers heat…

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Pets of The Week: Sam and Blue

Sam: Our handsome Sam gave kisses at our Valentine’s Day kissing booth last week. He is a handsome Cattle dog mix who seems to be overlooked. Same wants nothing more than to be someone’s special Valentine in a loving home. You…

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Be-a-Better-Gardener, Cold Framing 101

Cold Framing 101 A backyard cold frame can extend the harvest or give you a jump start on the season.   By Thomas Christopher   It’s not often that I can claim my garden rivals those of despots, but in at least one respect…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Record $35 Million Awarded to Farmland Protection Projects Across New York State

Governor Cuomo Announces Record $35 Million Awarded to Farmland Protection Projects Across New York State Local Grants Dutchess Land Conservancy…………………………………………………………………………………… $1,880,020 – This land trust will permanently protect 408 acres owned by Patrick O’Leary that supports two farm operations: livestock…

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News from New York National Guard, NORAD Tracks Santa Supported By the Eastern Air Defense Sector

News from New York National Guard NORAD Tracks Santa Supported By the Eastern Air Defense Sector New York Air National Guardsmen Tech. Sgt. Brady King of the 224th Air Defense Squadron studiously prepares for Santa tracking operations during recent training…

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Bipartisan Adoption of 2019 Dutchess County Budget

Bipartisan Adoption of 2019 Dutchess County Budget The 2019 Dutchess County Budget was adopted last night in a 19-5 bipartisan vote by the Dutchess County Legislature. The budget was adopted with several amendments to Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro’s…

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