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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f
Cops: Unlicensed Man Causes Car to Fall 100 Feet in Hudson Valley
A man allegedly driving without a license is accused of hitting a car, causing it to fall 100 feet down an embankment. As previously reported, this past Wednesday, a car fell about 100 feet over an embankment near the Racoon Saloon on Route 9W in Marlboro and landed vertically into a body of water.
Dustin Sloan of Millbrook Receives Degree from Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, GA (02/13/2019)– Dustin Sloan of Millbrook, NY, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Sloan was among approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 256th Commenceme
Teen Accused Of Having Fake Money
PLEASANT VALLEY, NY — An 18-year-old was accused of having and using fake money. State police said the teen, who was not named, was charged with possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
Amazon ditches New York HQ plans, rules out more bids
STAMFORD — Amazon said Thursday that it would abandon plans for a new headquarters in Queens, N.Y. — a seismic announcement that jettisons a project that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city.
Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer
Sex Offender Reports Move From Poughkeepsie to Hyde Park
A registered sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl has changed addresses in Dutchess County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Dutchess County residents regarding the residency of 30-year-old Anthony Ferdon, who has moved from a
Wanted: Alert Issued For Suspect At Large In Poughkeepsie
New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man with a warrant out for his arrest. Police issued an alert for 34-year-old Keon Sterling, who is wanted on charges that include multiple counts of criminal possession of
Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course
HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud
Meet some of the animals at the Dutchess SPCA in need of a home
HYDE PARK, N.Y. — The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing temporary shelter for stray and homeless companion animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect, according to the agency's website.
Father in Saugerties weapons case gets six months in jail; judge moved by apology
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Saugerties man who hid a cache of weapons from police investigating online posts by his son that praised the Columbine High School killers was sentenced Thursday to six months in Ulster County Jail.
Ulster County Judge Donald Williams won't seek re-election
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Judge Donald A. Williams will retire from the bench at the end of this year, he announced Friday. "After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election," he wrote in a statement.
5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed
AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.
Wappingers Falls Man Caught After Driving Recklessly, Fleeing From Putnam Sheriff Deputies
A man from Wappinger Falls has been arrested and is facing charges after allegedly fleeing from a Putnam deputy sheriff and driving recklessly. Deputy Kevin Radovich and ESU Deputy Brian Neary responded to 871 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley on the report of a road hazard on Monday, Feb. 11 a
Rt. 209 will close for shooting of Ruffalo’s HBO miniseries
The Ulster Town Board last week backed a request by HBO to shut down four miles of Route 209 for three separate days between April and June for the filming of a miniseries based on Wally Lamb’s best-selling 1998 novel I Know This Much is True.
Ulster County home sales decline, prices rise
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The number of homes sold in Ulster County last month was lower than in January 2018, while the average sale price was higher, according to the county Board of Realtors.
Rodriguez 'had some boundary issues' but is working to change, village of New Paltz official says
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The village of New Paltz's deputy mayor said Thursday that she is among a number of women who have been made to feel uncomfortable by Ulster County Legislator Hector Rodriguez's behavior toward them.
Local students named to Dean’s List at RIT
ROCHESTER, NY (02/14/2019)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester:. Jesse D’Attore of Clinton Corners, who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.
County Expands Outreach to Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced the Division of Veterans’ Services has begun a new initiative to engage military veterans currently in the criminal justice system to connect them to services, including the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Program.
Ready Coffee Ready To Open In Hudson Valley
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY — Are you Ready for some coffee? A company that has its headquarters and coffee roasting facility in Dutchess County is set to open a coffee shop in Wappingers Falls.