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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.
Shopping in Tivoli, Millerton, Millbrook: Small town charm, lots to do (red pandas, too!)
There's lots to recommend about Dutchess County for the holidays: from lights and decorations to village downtowns stocked with shops, cafes, seasonal events and even red pandas to visit!
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.
Teen in critical condition after Copake crash
COPAKE - A teenager from Copake is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center after a crash in Copake. The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says Jessica Spencer was trying to turn around on State Route 23. Her Buick was hit by a Ford Explorer, driven by Amanda Baird of Hillsdale. Spencer's v
Digital Update: Saturday Morning
A vigil is set to take place in Salisbury Saturday night to remember the lives lost in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Stephanie Simoni has those stories and more in your News 8 digital update.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain expected Sunday into Monday in Massachusetts
A wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts this weekend. The storm is expected to hit Massachusetts first in the southwestern corner of the state, near Great Barrington, early Sunday morning before traveling east. The Springfield area should expect preci
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Region lost 28,000 households, $1.3B in income over five years, Marist study finds
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A Marist College study has found that migration to other states cost the Hudson Valley more than 28,000 households — and $1.3 billion in adjusted gross income — from 2011 to 2016.
Former mobster Ralph DeMasi found not guilty in 1991 slaying of armored truck guard
Former mobster Ralph DeMasi has been found not guilty by a Worcester Superior Court grand jury of the 1991 murder of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. DeMasi, 82, of Salisbury, was charged two years ago with murder and armed robbery in the May 18, 1991, shooting death of Morlock at the forme
Taconic-Hills student critical after Route 23 crash
CRARYVILLE — A Taconic Hills student is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash in Craryville on Friday, authorities said. The two vehicles collided at about 7:40 a.m. on Route 23, east of the Taconic State Parkway, according to a statement from the Columbia County S
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.
Hudson Valley Chef Hopes To ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ on Food Network
A chef from the Hudson Valley will be appearing on the Food Network as he sets out to 'Beat Bobby Flay.'. Francesco Buitoni, the chef and owner of Mercato Osteria and Enoteca in Red Hook, will compete on the Jan. 3, 2019, episode of 'Beat Bobby Flay' on the Food Network.
Teens arrested in Hartford slashing
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - An 18-year-old woman was arrested on assault charges for allegedly slashing a teen who attacked her in Hartford on Tuesday night. Police say that at around 7:15 p.m., officers responded to 53 Sharon Street for the report of a slashing. An investigation then determined that a
Northbound Route 9 closed in Town of Wappinger following accident
Northbound Route 9 has been closed at Liss Road in the Town of Wappinger following an accident, according to Dutchess County Emergency Management. Motorists are advised to avoid the area, which is just south of Kohl’s, the department said in a Facebook post. Personnel were reportedly conducting acci
2 teens charged with manslaughter after 15-year-old dies in fall from moving SUV in Dutchess County
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. — Two teenagers have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy who was seen clinging to the passenger side of a moving SUV in southern Dutchess County before falling off, state police said Thursday.
Husband, wife critically hurt in Saugerties crash
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A husband and wife from Brooklyn were airlifted to Albany Medical Center in critical condition after their car struck a tree along Glasco Turnpike, police said Thursday.
Hartford police: Text led to attack, slashing in Hartford
An 18-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after she slashed a juvenile who had attacked her, police said. The juvenile also was arrested. Police said they were called to the slashing on Sharon Street about 7:15 p.m. Officers learned that a group had attacked the woman after “inflammatory words were
Recreational Marijuana Approved For Sale At Berkshire Stores
A marijuana dispensary in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was approved to sell recreational pot to anyone over the age of 21 on Thursday. Theory Wellness, located on Route 7 just north of Great Barrington’s downtown, began as a medical marijuana dispensary. CEO Brandon Pollock says the transition t
Dutchess County mourns loss of third serviceman in training exercise in two years
Dutchess County is mourning the loss of a beloved community member. Staatsburg native, Major James Brophy, 36, has been identified as one of the five Marines killed in the plane wreck that happened off the coast of Japan last week.
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