Dutchess County

Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Smart Meters Under Scrutiny

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

HV Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

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

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New York News
10:50 am
Tue October 15, 2013

NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:57 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Shooting Suspect's SUV Is Found In Putnam County, Manhunt Is Underway

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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Dutchess County's Oldest Resident Turns 109

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:13 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Bronx Man Is Convicted Of Robberies In The Hudson Valley

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

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Hudson Valley News
7:46 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Dutchess County Finances Improving, Slightly

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:36 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dutchess Home Sales Up By Double Digits

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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.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Mary Kay Vrba and Sarah Olson

    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.

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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