Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

Dutchess County Exec To Hold Ag Forum At The Fair

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The Dutchess County executive will host the second annual agriculture forum at the Dutchess County Fair.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering establishing anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Westchester to Ulster County. But local elected officials and environmentalists criticize the proposal — and what they say is a lack of transparency and public involvement.

Senator Bernie Sanders Visits Dutchess County

Apr 13, 2016
WAMC Allison Dunne

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his “Future to Believe In” rally to Poughkeepsie Tuesday night. It was his first visit to the Hudson Valley of the campaign, with just one week before the New York primary.

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.

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The Dutchess County legislature will hold a special meeting Monday evening to vote on a bond resolution to fund a new jail. The question of funding a jail of its proposed size and cost has brought out supporters and detractors in recent days, with petitions, robocalls, and attempts to swing legislators’ votes in either direction.

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Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today that he is running for reelection. The republican served in the State Assembly before being elected County Executive in November 2011. A resident of Red Hook, who has also served in local government, Molinaro spoke with WAMC News today about why he wants a second term in office.

Beacon Property Is Preserved As Open Space

Apr 21, 2015
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More than 100 acres of parkland in Dutchess County will be preserved.

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An updated plan to protect agriculture and farmland in Dutchess County is now law.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says consolidation will be at the foundation of his effort this year to trim the budget and save money. The Republican discussed his budget plans for 2015 after delivering his state of the county address Wednesday night.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Developers of a proposed upscale resort community for the Harlem Valley region of Dutchess County presented a revised site plan to local officials Tuesday. The new plan scales down the project in response to concerns from town residents and officials.

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New York’s 19th District U.S. Representative Chris Gibson will not seek a fourth term in 2016 - the Congressman may be considering a future bid for statewide office.

Congressman Chris Gibson released an official statement Tuesday morning. He has decided to retire, raising hopes for Democrats seeking to re-capture the coveted 19th congressional district which covers  Sullivan, Ulster, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Greene and Columbia counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Dutchess counties. Some are suggesting Gibson has an eye on a statewide office...

Walkway To Hold Marathons In June

Nov 18, 2014
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It was a bitter cold day at Walkway Over the Hudson, but the focus today was on a major event involving the signature pedestrian bridge in the Hudson Valley next summer.

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New York City’s first case of Ebola, confirmed late Thursday, has government officials scrambling and health officials mobilizing.

The Grand Hudson Resort and Casino

The Dutchess County executive is endorsing one of the proposed casinos in Orange County.

Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has submitted to the New York State Gaming Commission a letter of support for Greenetrack’s proposed Grand Hudson Resort and Casino at Stewart Airport in Orange County. He says Dutchess has agreements with developers of five of the nine proposed casinos for the Hudson Valley and Catskills, but Greenetrack’s is the best.

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

Dutchess Road Will Be Dedicated To Honor Veterans

Jun 14, 2014
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A road in a Hudson Valley town will be dedicated Saturday morning to honor local veterans.

Dutchess County Exec Supports Lawsuit Against FERC

May 21, 2014
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The Dutchess County executive has joined the legal fight to dismantle a new capacity zone. He says county residents cannot afford to pay the price of higher electric bills resulting from the new zone and is calling on a federal agency to halt the zone’s implementation.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Monday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

County Exec Comments on NYS Senate Candidate's Pullout

May 21, 2014
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After a Republican candidate this week announced he was withdrawing from the race for a New York state Senate seat in the Hudson Valley, the Dutchess County executive who supported him weighs in.

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison announced he was pulling out of the race for the 41st Senate District, citing too many about personal attacks than a focus on the future of the state and Republican Party. Here’s Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

County Exec Says FERC Is Ignoring His Concerns

Apr 28, 2014
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The Dutchess County executive says he finds it disturbing that a federal agency has provided no response to his and many others’ concerns about a new capacity zone that is expected to raise electric rates for many Hudson Valley residents.

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Voter turnout in off-year elections is generally much lower than in presidential election years, and turnout among young voters is no exception. Three politicians who have set records for being the youngest in one political office or another have ideas about where the problems lie. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has part two in our special series The Vote.

A former New York Giants player is in Newburgh Friday morning, to help kick off a campaign for the common good.

Amid Charges Comes Concern About Voter Confidence

Jul 31, 2013
Dutchess County Board of Elections

With the indictment of the Dutchess County Democratic elections commissioner and a former Republican elections commissioner on misconduct and other alleged violations of election law, the job of ensuring voting integrity begins.

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A former Dutchess County executive died Wednesday. She broke several barriers and, to this day, remains the county’s only woman and Democratic county executive to have held the office.

Lucille Pattison became Dutchess County executive in 1978 through a special election, after having served on the county legislature since 1973. The first woman Democratic county executive in the United States, Pattison was reelected for the next two terms, retiring in 1991. Marc Molinaro, a Republican, is the current Dutchess County executive.

Former Dutchess County Exec Dies

Jun 19, 2013
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A former county executive in the Hudson Valley has died.

NYS GOP Chair Floats Names to Challenge Governor Cuomo

Apr 17, 2013
GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

Five names were recently floated as potential candidates to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 election. Four of the five are in the Hudson Valley.

Ed Cox is chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

One is Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

He refers to running for county executive. And the federal agency he says he is battling is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over aspects of an affordable housing agreement. As to whether he is ruling out a run for governor, Astorino replies: