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Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS

· Malnutrition in the Elderly · Home Delivered Meals Available · Cancer Support Group Meeting (3/3) · March is National Nutrition Month · Purim Fun-Fest with Zumba Gold (3/4) Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens Mary Kaye…

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ARRC scores victory for solar energy as PSC kills job-killing regs

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) today issued a stay on new regulations it approved back in December which had lawmakers and clean energy advocates up in arms over new requirements which denied net metering…

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NYS Ban on Invasive Species Goes into Effect on March 10, 2015

Many homeowners will breathe a sigh of relief on March 10, when new regulations go into effect banning the sale, purchase and transportation of a long list of invasive species that have plagued our properties — and our ecosystem —…

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Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults Statewide

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has been awarded $8.1 million in federal funds to help prevent heroin use, prescription drug abuse, and opioid overdose among adolescents and young adults across the State, while also increasing…

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Molinaro Appoints Acting Community & Family Services Commissioner

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced he will appoint Sabrina Jaar Marzouka as Acting Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS) following the retirement of Robert Allers. Allers retires March 27th after 40…

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NY’s First Official State Trade Mission to Cuba

First Official State Trade Mission to Cuba Since the Announcement to Begin Process of Restoring Diplomatic Relations Trade Mission Delegation Will Include New York State Officials and Business Leaders and Will Leave for Cuba on April 20th Chief of the…

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision that defies vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill. Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn…

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New requirements will ensure reliable, clean and low-cost power to consumers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new reforms to the energy and utility industry, requiring the integration of energy efficiency, solar, wind, and other clean energy technologies onto the grid in order to reduce energy bills and give customers more…

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Murphy authors and passes first bill, victim safety zones

ALBANY, NY – While discussion of so-called “child safety zone” legislation has recently shot to the forefront after a state appellate court decision striking down municipal laws to enact residency requirements for sex offenders, those who have been involved in…

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Pawling community forum searches for solutions to heroin addiction

PAWLING, NY – Just last week the City of Poughkeepsie police department confiscated 108 bags of heroin from a single apartment in yet another drug bust in the war on heroin raging in the region. Last night, community advocates and…

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Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Exam Announcement

Exam Title: Principal Program Assistant State Exam Number: 67467 Exam Date: 5/2/2015 Last File Date: 3/25/2015 A civil service exam has been announced in a title you indicated interest in. If you are still interested, please follow these steps: Read…

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Draft Conservation Plan for Bald Eagles in New York State

Comments Accepted Until April 10 A proposed conservation plan to manage New York’s population of the bald eagle is now available for public review and comment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The…

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