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Dutchess Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

The Dutchess County Legislature on Dec. 6 voted to ban disposable plastic shopping bags but did not add a surcharge for using plastic or restrict the use of paper shopping bags, both elements of the original proposal.

HIGHLANDSCURRENT.ORG - 2018-12-15 20:29:32

1941 – Poughkeepsie, NY – $175,000

Status, price and other details may not be current and must be independently verified. OHD does not represent this home, contact the agent as listed below. Take a step back in time to 1941 when homes were built of Stone, wide stained moldings and glass doorknobs all still in great condition. With a

OLD HOUSE DREAMS - 2018-12-15 15:07:17

3 Poughkeepsie residents arrested in connection with robbery, attempted robbery

Three people residing at the same City of Poughkeepsie address were arrested after police said they were involved in separate robberies. Emmanual Rolon, 19, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, according to a pr

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 19:47:00

Town of Poughkeepsie woman arrested under Leandra's Law

A Town of Poughkeepsie woman was arrested on Sunday after police said she drove while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle. Bryana Paquette, 25, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a felony, under Leandra’s Law, according to a press release from town police. She wa

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 21:07:00

Marist women to host Northeastern after faltering late to Princeton

The Marist College women’s basketball team appeared to have its game against host Princeton well in hand on Saturday, up by 11 at halftime and outplaying the Tigers. Then the third quarter happened.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-16 02:01:00

3 injured, including 2 with serious injuries, in Wappingers Route 9 collision

Three people were injured, two of them with serious injuries, in a two-car collision on Route 9 on Thursday night, according to Town of Poughkeepsie police. The accident occurred at around 5:53 p.m. along Route 9 — or South Road — in the area of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 1788 South Road in

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 20:14:00

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Dutchess County With Ice, Snow Coming

The National Weather Service is warning residents throughout the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County that a brief period of freezing rain is possible overnight in areas farther south while accumulating ice and snowfall is expected north of I-84 into early Monday morning.

DAILYVOICE.COM - 2018-12-16 00:06:11

2 men face life in prison for Marshall Street murder

Two City of Poughkeepsie men were sentenced to more than 20 years each in state prison for their part in the murder of an Ulster County man last year, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 20:36:00

Dutchess Forms Climate Task Force

A task force that is pursuing certification for Dutchess County in the state’s Climate Smart Communities program will hold its first quarterly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Department of Planning and Development, 85 Civic Center Plaza, in Poughkeepsie.

HIGHLANDSCURRENT.ORG - 2018-12-15 13:13:21

Kingston man tried to steal thousands with fake-check scheme

Ulster County law enforcement officials say that a forged-check scheme uncovered by the District Attorney’s Office illustrates how social media and easily available software brings age-old scams into today’s world.

HUDSONVALLEYONE.COM - 2018-12-15 07:00:04

High School Bowling: Kingston sweeps Roosevelt

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Kingston High swept Roosevelt in a Section 9 bowling match at Spins Bowl Wednesday. The Tigers boys and girls each won 7-0. Carson Osterhoudt had a 516 triple capped by a 223 game and Kevin Thomas used a 203 to finish a 494 to lead the Tigers. Zachary Helzer posted a 502 series.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-14 02:38:00

Ulster murder suspect still in jail week after bail was set

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Murder suspect Maurice Stansberry Jr. remained in the Ulster County Jail Friday, a week after his attorney’s successful effort to have his bail set at $300,000.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-14 20:34:00

Highland teen exchanged 'indecent' photos with 14-year-old: police

A 17-year-old from Highland is facing felony charges after exchanging "indecent material" with a 14-year-old girl, according to Lloyd police. The Highland teen, who was not named by police, was charged Friday with second-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, and possessing an obscene sex

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 19:12:00

Dutchess jail can use size to its advantage: Editorial

Considering the subject’s polarizing nature and the massive scope of the project, building a new Dutchess County Jail was bound to be a long, arduous process. On that score, it hasn’t disappointed. The state and county needed to reach key agreements. An alternative site to expanding at the current C

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 18:43:00

Kingston man gets 4-year prison sentence in sex case

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A city man was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to attempted sexual conduct with a 13-year-old, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-15 00:30:00

High School Wrestling roundup: Red Hook & Highland win; Kingston loses in Section 9 action

CORNWALL, N.Y. — Injuries and forfeits mounted up for Kingston High Wednesday night as the Tigers lost a Section 9 wrestling dual meet 60-22 to Cornwall. The Dragons benefited from five pins and four forfeit.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-13 03:11:00

Ulster County property tax rates declining in most municipalities

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Property tax rates will decline next year in most of the county's municipalities. The new tax rates are the result of a $329 million budget adopted by the Legislature earlier this month and signed by County Executive Michael Hein on Thursday.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-14 18:11:00

Tricky Weekend Weather For Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Looks as if we may dodge the big storm meteorologists had predicted for this weekend. But don't relax yet. Though not heavy rain, we will see some showers.

PATCH - 2018-12-14 16:55:00

Ulster County's new Family Court called 'a model' that others in NY could follow

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — With the opening of its new Family Court facility, Ulster County has moved from a space described by state officials as “woefully inadequate” to one they say will serve as a model for counties across New York.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-13 01:00:00

Teen Charged With DWAI After Driver, Passenger Trapped In Single-Vehicle Crash On Taconic

An 18-year-old teen was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol following a crash that trapped both the driver and a passenger. The crash took place around 8:55 p.m. Thursday on the Taconic State Parkway in Pleasant Valley, said Trooper AJ Hicks with the New York State

DAILYVOICE.COM - 2018-12-14 18:09:53