Dutchess County

Hudson Valley News
9:38 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Fund Will Be Named For Former NYS Senator

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

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Hudson Valley News
1:52 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Former County Exec Dies; Elected Officials Talk About Her Influence

Credit Courtesy of Dutchess Democratic Women's Caucus

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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:57 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Former Dutchess County Exec Dies

Credit Courtesy of Dutchess Democratic Women's Caucus

A former county executive in the Hudson Valley has died.

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Hudson Valley News
1:52 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Centenarians To Be Honored In Dutchess

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There is a celebration Monday in a certain Hudson Valley county. The event honors aging.

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Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Tourism Improvement In Dutchess County

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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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Hudson Valley News
5:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drives In Dutchess To Aid Boston

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:07 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Two Counties Share a Service to Save Money

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.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

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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Hudson Valley News
2:34 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Is There a Regional Agenda for the Hudson Valley?

SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian, Gerald Benjamin and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro listen as Ulster County Executive Mike Hein addresses conference attendees.
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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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