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featuredimage Poughkeepsie Police Arrest 2 Suspects in January Robbery

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrested two suspects on robbery charges relating to an incident that occurred on January ...

featuredimage City of Newburgh Welcomes 7 New Firefighters

The City of Newburgh welcomed seven new firefighters on Friday, April 4. Pictured (l-r) Interim City Manager James Slaughter, Capt. ...

featuredimage City of Newburgh Codes Violation Abatement Program Gets Results

With the launch of a new Code Violations Abatement program, property owners are taking note- the City means business when ...

featuredimage ManaFoods of NY Reaffirms Interest in Mid-Hudson Correctional Property

In a recent letter to the Warwick Valley Local Development Corporation, ManaFoods of New York, previously known as Valley Fresh ...

featuredimage Lack of Emergency Savings Could Lead to Higher Home Foreclosures Says Hudson River Housing

Hudson River Housing is encouraging consumers in Dutchess County to come in to its offices at the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center ...

featuredimage Dutchess County Releases 2013 Rental Housing Survey

The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development has released its annual 2013 Rental Housing Survey .    The report focuses ...

featuredimage Mount Students Donate School Supplies to Love a Classroom Drive

Pre-service teachers from Mount Saint Mary College donated rulers, paper, pencils, and more to Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor, ...

featuredimage Orange County Forms Casino Task Force

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus was joined by Legislative Chairman Stephen Brescia today in announcing the formation of a Task ...

featuredimage Ulster Man Fires at Neighbors Barricades Himself Against Police

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Gardiner man on multiple charges after the man fired several ...

featuredimage Goshen Teen Dies in Wednesday Night Crash

An 18 year old Goshen High School senior was killed in a one car crash Wednesday night. Town of Goshen police ...

featuredimage Orange County Department of Health Announces National Public Health Week

Every year in the United States, seven out of 10 deaths result from preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and ...

Community Happenings

26th Annual Port Jervis Arbor Day Program April 26

The Port Jervis City Historian’s Office, The City of Port Jervis, and the Minisink Valley Historical Society are pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Arbor Day Program will take place at 12 noon on Saturday April 26th at the West End Memorial Park on West Main Street in Port Jervis, New York. The program’s […]

Community Calendar

American Cancer Society Step Into Spring Fashion Show

Breast cancer survivors will be on the catwalk April 28 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, as the American Cancer Society hosts the 21st Annual Step Into Spring Fashion Show. The event supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer awareness, life-saving research and local services to breast cancer patients living in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, […]


Singer Songwriter Charlie Mars to Play The Ritz Theater Newburgh

Charlie Mars takes the stage at the Lobby at the Ritz Theater on Saturday, April 19th. His supple grooves enhance his classic sound and distinctive musical approach. Influenced by Bob Marley, Bill Withers and Dire Straights, Charlie’s music is a unique distillation of folk, rock and smooth acoustic soul. Opening for REM, KT Tunstall, Citizen […]

Business News

Dutchess Chamber Hosting Fourth Annual Green Symposium

To provide the local business community with actionable steps to achieving sustainability, the Living Green Committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Green Symposium on Tuesday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 2715 Route 44 in Millbrook.  Central Hudson Gas […]

In Your Town

Dutchess Home Sales in March Show Decline After Long Tough Winter

It was not unexpected the severe winter would adversely impact closed sales at some point. March again, as did February show a decline in closed sales for single family detached homes in Dutchess County. The area had not experienced such weather conditions since 1995, resulting in fewer buyers viewing homes to purchase; the reluctance of […]


When In Doubt Throw It Out

We all have stuff we accumulate over the years. There is no better way to describe it but to call it stuff. That is the stuff that is not adding any value to our lives. Most of the time it actually creates a heavy burden. It weighs us down. It makes us feel smothered. Many […]

Current Events

Public Input Sought About Services For Chemical Dependency

The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene will hold a public forum to get input and feedback about the service needs of chemically dependent persons and their families.  The forum will be held on Thursday, April 17th from 4-6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Mental Health Center, 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie.  This event […]

General Interest

Washington Terrace in Newburgh to Close For Repairs

Washington Terrace will be closed to through traffic between Lake Street (Route 32) and Little Britain Road (Route 207) from Monday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 23.  This section of Washington Terrace will be closed for the purpose of constructing new sewer and water service connections. Only local traffic will be permitted along this section […]

Police Briefs

2 Men Charged With Forged Prescriptions in Sullivan County

Monticello Police arrested William Scuderi ,44, of Monticello on Monday April 14. Scuderi was charged with felonies for forgery in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree. Scuderi was arrested at 1:30 PM Monday when he attempted to have a forged medical prescription filled at the Rite Aide […]


Minisink Supervisor Endorses Brabenec for State Assembly

Minisink Town Supervisor Ralph J. Ford has announced his endorsement of Karl Brabenec for New York State Assembly in the 98th District. “The taxpayers of Minisink need permanent relief from the dysfunction of Albany,” said Supervisor Ford.  “Karl is the only candidate in this race that knows the challenges we all face as municipal leaders.  […]


Women’s History Month March 2014

I sometimes find it hard to believe that American women earned the right to vote less than 100 years ago with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. It may seem as if we have come such a very long way in those ensuing 94 years – there is no denying that women have […]