City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik

Hudson Valley News
12:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

NYS Assemblyman, POK Mayor Pan Talk Of Gun Storage Ordinance

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Some state and local officials today assailed the Poughkeepsie common council’s discussion of a safe storage gun law. They say Second Amendment rights are at risk and are threatening to sue to stop any such ordinance. Meanwhile, the common council member who raised the issue says opponents are blowing the matter out of proportion. 

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Hudson Valley News
10:43 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Third GOP Hopeful Pulls Out Of NYS Senate Race

Credit Courtesy of John Tkazyik

The City of Poughkeepsie mayor has pulled out of what was once a crowded Republican primary field in a New York state senate race.

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Hudson Valley News
2:23 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.

Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:

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