Dutchess County

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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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.

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.

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP), PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. (WAMC) — 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.

Dutchess County's Oldest Resident Turns 109

Aug 29, 2013
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A Dutchess County native is celebrating her 109th birthday Thursday. County officials say she is the oldest county resident.

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.

Ryan says Williams has shared with him her secret to celebrating more than 100 birthdays.

There will be a party to celebrate the occasion in the main lobby of the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, in the afternoon.

A New York City man has been convicted of firearm and robbery offenses, including in the Hudson Valley.

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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.

Sommerville told lawmakers the expected economic recovery has not been as rapid as anticipated.

Dutchess Home Sales Up By Double Digits

Aug 6, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE – Home sales in Dutchess County jumped up by almost 22 percent in July when compared to the same month last year.  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.

Executive Director Sandy Tambone said those are signs that Dutchess is starting to see a turnaround in the housing market.

    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.

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 Dutchess County Tourism and Sarah Olson the National Park Service’s Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

Fund Will Be Named For Former NYS Senator

Jun 21, 2013

A fund in the name of a former New York state senator is being announced next week.

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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.

Centenarians To Be Honored In Dutchess

May 19, 2013
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There is a celebration Monday in a certain Hudson Valley county. The event honors aging.

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HYDE PARK – Hotel and motel room tax in Dutchess County revenue rose in 2012 by four percent above 2011 and that is an indication that tourism is picking up, industry officials say.

County and local leaders, including Dutchess County Tourism Executive Director Mary Kay Vrba, marked National Tourism Rally Day at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday.

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Blood drive coordinators in New York’s Hudson Valley are dedicating their upcoming blood drives to those in Boston who suffered as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Two Counties Share a Service to Save Money

Dec 20, 2012

Two counties in New York’s Hudson Valley will be sharing a legal service that officials say could save the counties’ taxpayers more than 300-thousand dollars a year. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro say their counties are starting a one-year pilot program to share legal defense counsel. And here’s why:  when a Public Defender’s Office is disqualified from representing a client because of a legal conflict, a private attorney is assigned.  The private attorney then bills the County according to rates established by New York State.

It’s been one year since Tropical Storm Irene came up the coast and into the northeast, leaving behind damage that most people and most communities had never witnessed before. One year later some the scars remain, but people have been slowly putting back their lives and towns. Dutchess County, in New York's Hudson Valley was hit hard by the wind, the rain and the flooding. Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields about how the county has fared one year later.

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"Is There a Regional Agenda for the Hudson Valley?" - that's the theme and title of a conference held today at SUNY New Paltz - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

Elected officials joined business and municipal leaders exploring new ideas - in a spirit of working together toward economic growth -The conference was hosted by CRREO, the New Paltz Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), and sponsored by The Advocacy Coalition of the Hudson Valley.

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