Dutchess County http://wamc.org en Dutchess Intersection Officials Call Dangerous Will Get A Flashing Light http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-intersection-officials-call-dangerous-will-get-flashing-light <p>A northern Dutchess County intersection considered dangerous will soon be getting a flashing traffic light. This comes after calls from local officials and residents following two fatal accidents this year.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:44:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 86479 at http://wamc.org Dutchess Intersection Officials Call Dangerous Will Get A Flashing Light Smart Meters Under Scrutiny http://wamc.org/post/smart-meters-under-scrutiny <p>The meter reader has gone the way of the milkman and the bread man — in some communities, "smart meters" wirelessly report your energy or water consumption back to the utility company. But fear of electric impulses transmitted by the devices has led to a consumer call for choice.&nbsp;</p><p>Digital smart meter technology has been around since the 1990s, but opposition has grown worldwide. Critics of the technology claim the radio emissions cause a variety of human health problems.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:14:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 82411 at http://wamc.org Smart Meters Under Scrutiny HV Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme http://wamc.org/post/hv-surgeon-pleads-guilty-fraud-scheme <p>An orthopedic surgeon in the Hudson Valley has pleaded guilty to a health-care fraud scheme.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:36:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 76869 at http://wamc.org HV Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success http://wamc.org/post/ny-program-flood-climate-change-preparedness-success <p></p><p>The Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project is an educational initiative designed to help municipal officials and stream-side landowners throughout the Hudson Valley prepare for floods and climate change. The program has been moving forward, and is being heralded as a successful one.</p><p>Educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties have been teaching flood preparedness to officials and landowners in 37 Hudson Valley municipalities.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:50:54 +0000 Dave Lucas 75585 at http://wamc.org NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success Shooting Suspect's SUV Is Found In Putnam County, Manhunt Is Underway http://wamc.org/post/shooting-suspects-suv-found-putnam-county-manhunt-underway <p></p><p>GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP), PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. (WAMC) &mdash; Authorities say the getaway vehicle of a man wanted in the fatal shooting at a Long Island light fixture company was found abandoned in a Hudson Valley county.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:57:25 +0000 Allison Dunne 74389 at http://wamc.org Dutchess County's Oldest Resident Turns 109 http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-countys-oldest-resident-turns-109 <p>A Dutchess County native is celebrating her 109<sup>th</sup> birthday Thursday. County officials say she is the oldest county resident.</p><p>Florence or “Flo” Williams, is the oldest resident of both Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County. Joseph Ryan is outreach coordinator for the Dutchess County Office for the Aging. He says that’s according to county records.</p><p>Ryan says Williams has shared with him her secret to celebrating more than 100 birthdays.</p><p>There will be a party to celebrate the occasion in the main lobby of the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, in the afternoon.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:14:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 72433 at http://wamc.org Dutchess County's Oldest Resident Turns 109 Bronx Man Is Convicted Of Robberies In The Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/bronx-man-convicted-robberies-hudson-valley <p>A New York City man has been convicted of firearm and robbery offenses, including in the Hudson Valley.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:13:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 72190 at http://wamc.org Dutchess County Finances Improving, Slightly http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-county-finances-improving-slightly <p>POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County government’s financial picture is better than last year’s, but not as good as it was prior to the recession in 2007. That word came Thursday from county Budget Director Valerie Sommerville, who briefed the Budget and Finance Committee of the county legislature.</p><p>Sommerville told lawmakers the expected economic recovery has not been as rapid as anticipated.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:46:49 +0000 Hank Gross 71089 at http://wamc.org Dutchess County Finances Improving, Slightly Dutchess Home Sales Up By Double Digits http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-home-sales-double-digits <p>POUGHKEEPSIE – Home sales in Dutchess County jumped up by almost 22 percent in July when compared to the same month last year.&nbsp; The Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service also reported on Monday that year-to-date, home sales have jumped 20 percent above last year’s sales.</p><p>Executive Director Sandy Tambone said those are signs that Dutchess is starting to see a turnaround in the housing market.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:36:47 +0000 Hank Gross 70803 at http://wamc.org Dutchess Home Sales Up By Double Digits FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Mary Kay Vrba and Sarah Olson http://wamc.org/post/fdr-presidential-library-and-museum-mary-kay-vrba-and-sarah-olson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A presidential library is a pretty good “get” for a community in terms of creating a reason for people to visit. But the location we broadcast from this morning isn’t the only attraction in the Hyde Park area.</p><p>Here to tell us about some other Dutchess County spots – and to fill us in on the impact of having the FDR Museum and Library here, are Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of <a href="http://www.dutchesstourism.com">Dutchess County Tourism</a> and Sarah Olson the <a href="http://www.nps.gov">National Park Service</a>’s Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68290 at http://wamc.org FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Mary Kay Vrba and Sarah Olson