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Remains Found Saturday May Be Missing Patterson Man

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

On Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at approximately 9:15 am, local residents who were clearing a wooded area off of Maple Avenue in the Town of Patterson discovered what appeared to be human remains. They contacted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office who subsequently determined the remains may be related a 2010 missing persons case being […]



Dutchess County Celebrates Earth Day with Improved Recycling Rate

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management has released its 2013 Annual Summary in celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd.  The summary provides an update on Dutchess County’s recycling rate, amount of waste generated last year, as well as an overview of activities and accomplishments as related to the County’s “Rethinking Waste” Local Solid […]



Public Input Sought About Services For Chemical Dependency

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

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 […]



Haunted History Trail of New York State

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The Haunted History Trail, a year-round opportunity, provides the opportunity to see what New York State has to offer those interested in paranormal activity. Twenty counties have come together to form a spooky trail spanning the entire state and several hundred years of hauntings. The trail offers ghost hunting locations that cater to all from […]



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

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Hudson River Housing is encouraging consumers in Dutchess County to come in to its offices at the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center in Poughkeepsie for a personal financial review following a new national survey that found that nearly one-out-of-three adults or more than 70 million people around the county have no emergency savings. “Emergency savings are an […]



Dutchess County Releases 2013 Rental Housing Survey

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development has released its annual 2013 Rental Housing Survey .    The report focuses on four rental categories:  Market Rate Apartment Complexes (20+ units), Tax Credit Apartment Complexes, Other Market Rate Apartments (1-19 units), formerly “Multi-Family Units,” and Subsidized Housing. This year’s report has been updated to make the […]



Dutchess Home Sales in March Show Decline After Long Tough Winter

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: In Your Town

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 […]



Sales Tax on Dutchess County Residential Energy to End June 1st

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

On Monday, April 7th, the Dutchess County Legislature adopted the necessary resolution to reinstate the local sales tax exemption on residential energy purchases effective June 1st, the earliest possible date allowed by New York State.    Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro will sign the resolution when he receives it on Tuesday, April 8th  following legislative […]



United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region to Receive 2014 Leadership Orange Award

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Steven E. Howell, chairman of the board, is proud to announce that United Way is the recipient of the 2014 Leadership Orange Award. The award is given annually to an individual or business in Orange County that through ideas, actions, or accomplishments has had a direct and positive impact on the quality of life in […]



Maloney Calls for Repeal of Dutchess County Local Energy Tax

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

With the inclusion of an additional $5.25 million in the state budget for Dutchess County, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for the repeal of the 3.75% sales tax on all residential energy sources, including electricity and fuel oil. “After receiving jaw dropping energy bills from this brutal winter, my neighbors in the Hudson Valley […]