Dutchess County

Dutchess Takes Over Ownership Of War Memorial

Nov 10, 2014

There is a ceremony Monday afternoon in Dutchess County to transfer ownership of a war memorial.

Dutchess County health officials are expressing concerns about what they see as an increase in the use of e-cigarettes by young people. And they are especially concerned about refill cartridges because of toxins. 

Dr. Lobsang Lhungay is president of the Dutchess County Board of Health. He says it is not known how much of any toxins is contained in the refill cartridges sold for electronic cigarettes. He says unregulated nicotine levels also mean unregulated chemicals.

  The Harlem Valley Rail Trail’s mission is to have a 46-mile trail from the Metro North station in Wassaic all the way to Chatham. Our friends of the trail organization, HVRTA, has worked since the mid-80's to keep Dutchess County and NYS focused on the project, with mixed success. Several years ago, HVRTA purchased 14 miles of rail bed and donated it to the state.

Currently there are four significant developments moving the trail forward and Dick Hermans – Chairman of the HVRTA join us this morning with and an update.

Culvert Collapse Closes A Dutchess Road

Jul 31, 2014
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A road in Dutchess County is expected to be closed for several weeks following a culvert collapse.

Dutchess County Welcomes Warrior Hikers

Jul 13, 2014
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Dutchess County will welcome combat veterans as they hike through the area Sunday afternoon.

Memorial Eve Ceremony Scheduled For Walkway

May 25, 2014
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On Sunday, there will be a Memorial Eve ceremony in the mid-Hudson Valley, on the pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson.

Lyme Disease Forum Takes Place In Dutchess

May 14, 2014
Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

There will be an educational forum Wednesday morning in Dutchess County about Lyme disease prevention.

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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.

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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. 

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.

HV Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

Nov 1, 2013
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An orthopedic surgeon in the Hudson Valley has pleaded guilty to a health-care fraud scheme.

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