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Brother of Kingston beating victim baffled by minor charge against alleged assailant; police say they’re bound by law

Steven Augustine is shown is his hospital bed, with surgical staples in his head, after the assault.Family photo

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-22 17:30:42

Kingston Woman Charged with Drug Sales, Possession - Hudson Valley News Network

KINGSTON –A Kingston woman was arrested by Members of the ULSTER REGIONAL GANG ENFORCEMENT NARCOTICS TEAM (URGENT) for drug sales and possession.Authorities said on Jun 15, 2018, members of URGENT arrested Christina Cherry, 36, following an investigation of heroin and cocaine sales in the City of Ki


Enjoying A Morning Stroll: Black Bear Makes Rounds In Poughkeepsie

Of course, never approach a black bear and don't keep food or birdseed in your yard to attract them. If one happens to approach, make a loud noise and leave the area.

DAILYVOICE.COM - 2018-06-21 14:14:33

City of Poughkeepsie to open public pools for the summer on Saturday

Pulaski Park Pool and Spratt Park Pool are scheduled to be be open from 1 to 7 p.m., which are the daily hours of operation, according to a city press release. Day and season passes are available for purchase with a picture ID and cash.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-23 00:27:00

Poughkeepsie man charged after drugs, guns and cash found in residence: Task force

The task force said they found four ounces of cocaine, 15 pounds of marijuana and $2,000. The search warrant was issued due to complaints and details of drug sales happening at Nesbitt's residence, officials said.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 12:20:00

Poughkeepsie: 9 adults displaced by overnight fire

City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Mobile Life, Arlington Fire Department and Fairview Fire Department assisted on scene.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 13:06:00

Wappinger Falls woman charged with welfare fraud

Ann Marie Rosario was arrested on Thursday after an investigation by the Sheriff's office revealed that she did not note that she had other income and illegally received $3,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits between June and September 2016, officials said.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 12:49:00

Conspirator in 2010 gang killing in Kingston loses appeal of his sentence

Russ, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in March 2012 for his role in the 2010 shooting death of Charles “C.J.” King in Midtown Kingston. Authorities said King was killed because he had agreed to be a prosecution witness against fellow gang member Jarrin “Phat Boy” Rankin in a previous shooting case.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-21 21:55:08

Bear Café in Woodstock reopens after settling sales tax debt

John Kirkpatrick said Friday said that he paid slightly more than $17,000 that was overdue, allowing the state Department of Taxation and Finance removed the “SEIZED” notice from the restaurant’s main entrance.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-22 16:30:33

Poughkeepsie: Graduation rate fell 20 percentage points

The board "would like to congratulate the 133 members of Poughkeepsie High School’s 2014 cohort who have fulfilled the requirements for graduation," said board President Felicia Watson, in a statement to the Journal.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 23:33:00

‘Glamping’ comes to Hudson River waterfront in Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Luxury camping, complete with hot showers and a continental breakfast, has come to the Hutton Brickyards property along the Hudson River in Kingston.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-22 19:54:01

People trapped in collapsed Poughkeepsie building, fire chief says

City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson said there was a structural collapse and people are trapped, around 4:40 p.m. on Monday.A Journal reporter on the scene said a firefighter was using a saw to enter one of the buildings near the structural collapse, which is located between Main and Cannon


Kingston High School staffer placed on leave in wake of drug arrest

Andrew Michael, a transition coordinator at the school, is on leave “pending me completing my investigation,” Kingston school district Superintendent Paul Padalino said after Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. “At that point, we will determine, by probably the next board meeting, what we’

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-21 15:10:09

LETTER: Ulster County fire training plan raises concerns

Town of Marbletown residents are certainly supportive of utilizing existing classrooms and facilities at SUNY Ulster to educate our local volunteers. What is concerning is this location, the disclosure, and the county’s ultimate plans here and what other projects they have in mind (EMS training, hel

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-22 13:40:30

Jail inmate and visitor arrested on drug charges

On Wednesday, June 20, corrections personnel saw Kara Whittaker, 24, of Kingston, who was visiting inmate Jonathan Mead, 27, hand him what was later determined to be suboxone.

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Former IBM west campus sold to Beacon development company

The deal, which has been two years in the making, closed on June 14, according to Kevin McGrath a broker involved in the sale. McGrath would not disclose the sale amount.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 20:44:00

Crews work to stabilize collapsed Poughkeepsie buildings

Work began on Wednesday by demolishing 17 Academy St., which suffered damage when the top of 19 Academy St. fell, dropping debris on the nearby area.


Kingston man arrested in Fair Street parking lot beating case

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A 54-year-old Kingston man was arrested Thursday and charged in the May 28, 2018, beating of a man in the parking lot of the Cake Box Bakery and Cafe on Fair Street.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-06-22 11:12:37

Man Caught With Assault Weapons, Drugs, Cash In Poughkeepsie Bust

A 49-year-old man was busted with assault weapons, drugs, and cash after police received complaints of drug dealing in the area.Emory S. Nesbitt of Poughkeepsie was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Wednesday following a raid by members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force, said Frank Tasciotti, as


Highland graduates poised to move on to college, military, workforce

Through volunteering as an officer in clubs at Highland High School, Dean Riley said he's been able to have memorable experiences, such as visiting the Model United Nations conference and a Broadway show in New York City.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 01:09:00