Daily Hudson Valley News » Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Man Charged with Robbery of Goshen Quick Chek and Three Attempted Robberies

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on February 6, 2015, Anthony Werner, 44, of the Village of Florida, was arraigned in Orange County Court on an indictment charging him with several crimes, including Robbery in the Second Degree, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, and Tampering with […]



Ulster County Horse Owner Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Connie Dirago, 59, of Plattekill, Ulster County, was sentenced in Hamptonburgh Town Court before Town Justice Richard Golden, after her guilty plea to five counts of animal cruelty arising from her neglect of more than thirty horses on a property that she had been renting. The court sentenced Darigo to three years of probation; ordered […]



Maloney Introduces Rail Safety Legislation to Prevent Grade Crossing Accidents

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Following this weeks horrific Metro-North accident, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, to help improve safety at grade crossings. H.R. 705 will reauthorize the Rail Line Relocation & Improvement Capital Grant Program (RLR) at $100 million a year for the next four years. “This horrific accident hits close to […]



Susan Plonski Appointed Ulster County Commissioner of Public Works

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein made an historic appointment of the first woman to lead the Ulster County Department of Public Works, Susan Plonski.  Currently, she leads the Contract Management Division within the Ulster County Attorney’s Office. Upon assuming the role of Commissioner she will oversee more than 200 departmental employees. “We are fortunate to […]



Winter Tournament Will Benefit Local Hudson Valley Families

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

On Sunday, February 15th, the 18th Annual Tony Cappillino Memorial Tournament will again take place in Poughkeepsie’s River District. A February tradition, this event raises money for local families throughout the Hudson Valley.  With over 300 participants and hundreds of others in the sidelines, this event is an afternoon of fun and fundraising.  Hosted by […]



Former New York State Official Charged With Stealing Funds

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced the arrest of the former Chief Financial Officer of the New York State Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) on charges he stole nearly $11,000 from his agency by issuing bogus state checks to himself and augmenting his salary without authorization. Michael Caccese, 39, was charged with Grand […]



Winter Weather Impacting Home Sales in Dutchess County

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Last year’s weather term was Polar Vortex and this year it is Bombogenesis that has impacted the Dutchess County real estate market. The snow caused the cancellation of closings which reduced the number of closed sales for single family detached homes in January. The number of closed sales in January of single family detached homes […]



6 Dead, Several Injured After Metro North Crash

Feb 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

I fiery crash involving a Metro North commuter train and a SUV claimed the lives of 6 people Tuesday evening. The incident took place near Hawthorne during the evening rush hour commute. A Harlem line train leaving Grand Central Station at 5:45pm struck a Jeep Cherokee that was across the tracks. The impact caused the SUV […]



Bethel Woods Looks to Collaborate with Local Artists

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

In an effort to expand and enrich its current arts and humanities-based programming, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is looking to collaborate with professional artists from the Catskill and Hudson Valley regions. The organization hopes to leverage local talent and passion by developing a roster of teaching artists from the community who will help […]



Mid Hudson Regional Hospital Offers Winter Weather Health Safety Tips

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center offers health and safety tips as forecasters call for potentially dangerous conditions for the next 24 to 36 hours Old man winter is gearing up to deliver the first substantial snowfall to our area this season. Weather forecasters are calling for a blizzard with possible record snowfall — […]