Dutchess County

Two institutions in the Hudson Valley have received a $5 million grant for a large-scale study aimed at reducing tick populations and Lyme disease. The five-year project is the first to explore Lyme disease management for entire communities.

Dutchess Communities To Receive CDBGs

7 hours ago
Courtesy of Town of LaGrange Parks & Recreation

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro Thursday announced preliminary grant awards totaling $924,000 to 10 projects. The grants are through the county’s Community Development Block Grant Program.

Two weeks before the New York primary, the Dutchess County executive has invited all the presidential candidates to stop in his county for a town hall-style event, saying the county’s history is reason alone to come.

In mid-February, Dutchess County health officials reported an increase since the beginning of the year in cases of whooping cough. While the numbers of new cases have waned in the past few weeks, health experts say the recurrence of the disease, in general, is puzzling, and urge vaccination.

Courtesy of Special Olympics New York

The Special Olympics New York State Winter Games take place Friday and Saturday at various venues in the Hudson Valley. More than 900 athletes and coaches will be on hand to compete in the Winter Games, one of two annual state-level competitions. Lack of snow has moved cross country skiing and snowshoeing from Dutchess to Sullivan County, where the alpine skiing is scheduled, at Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello. Figure skating is at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, and floor hockey at Stewart Air National Guard Base, in Newburgh.

Courtesy of Richard Renaldi/Bard College

Earlier this year, Bard College professor Robert Kelly was appointed Dutchess County’s first poet laureate. Kelly was invited to read his poetry at County Executive Marc Molinaro’s state of the county address last month at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with Robert Kelly about that night and what he has planned as poet laureate.

Dutchess County Issues Draft Transportation Plan

Feb 17, 2016
Courtesy of Dutchess County government

The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council has opened a 30-day public comment period for its draft 25-year transportation plan. Moving Dutchess 2 seeks to identify projects and plans necessary to maintain the transportation system in a state of good repair and meet travel needs through 2040. The plan tries to address varied needs within the county and divides the county into five regions: Upper and Lower Hudson; Upper and Lower Taconic; and Harlem Valley.

Dutchess County Appoints Its First Poet Laureate

Jan 26, 2016
Courtesty of Richard Renaldi/Bard College

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced Monday he has appointed Annandale resident Robert Kelly as the county’s first Poet Laureate. Molinaro says Kelly will read two poems at Wednesday’s state of Dutchess County address, and one poem us dedicated to the county Executive in honor of his 2016 initiative, “Act Boldly.” In his unpaid role as Poet Laureate, Kelly will serve for a one-year term and bring poetry to the community through a series of readings and events.

 

There is new bus service in Dutchess County that is a partnership with two colleges.

Hank Gross / MidHudsonNews.com

Dutchess County has a new Community Development Coordinator and his first focus will be revitalization efforts in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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