Dutchess County

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

Former County Exec Dies; Elected Officials Talk About Her Influence

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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.

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

Former Dutchess County Exec Dies

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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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