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LETTER: Ulster County Charter's success clearly evident at 10-year mark
The Ulster County Charter went into effect in 2009. The difference it has made in county government was strikingly demonstrated with the recent grand opening of the new Family Court building, which was finished six weeks early and about half a million dollars under budget.
Indictment charges 12 Mid-Hudson residents with drug trafficking
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Twelve members of an alleged narcotics-trafficking ring operating in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties were arraigned Tuesday after a 110-count indictment charged them with selling thousands of prescriptions pills on a daily basis, according to acting state Attorney General B
Too many people, not enough trees forces Milton farm to close sales
MILTON, N.Y. — Instead of rushing about helping last-minute customers, Dave Stack is more apt to be like the Maytag Repairman this Christmas, with nothing to do. Sales of fresh Christmas trees have been so strong that he’s already closed his farm’s choose-and-cut field, and this Saturday marks the f
Nine Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI, DWAI In State Police Stops
Several area residents were among two dozen busted by New York State Police troopers for impaired driving in the Hudson Valley since late last week. On Friday, Dec. 14, State Police troopers from Somers arrested Andrew H. Depodwin, 68, of Somers, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 202 in Some
Ellenville resident accuses New Paltz police of brutality
Two New Paltz Town Board members, who also serve on the New Paltz Police Commission, showed up before their regularly scheduled board meeting on December 6 to hear from the public regarding the case of Paul Echols, an African-American Ellenville resident who has accused New Paltz police officers of
Ulster County Legislature overrides veto on term limits vote
KINGSTON, N.Y. — In one of their lasts acts of the year, Ulster County legislators voted by the slimmest of margins to override Ulster County Executive Michael Hein’s veto of a local law that would let voters decide whether to limit the time most elected officials can serve in office.
These Are The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In New York For 2019
Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the easiest cities to get laid in New York.
Man Faces Charges After Assaulting Girlfriend In Front Of Kids, Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Say
A 32-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of two children. Isai Rosado Martinez, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 17, after Town of Poughkeepsie Police responded to a Kelsey Road apartment for a report of physical domestic violence a
NY Attorney General's Office reaches settlement with Charter, Spectrum
New York State (WHAM) - The Attorney General's Office has reached a settlement agreement with Charter Communications and Spectrum Management Holding Company for defrauding internet subscribers.
Duo Charged After Teen's Fatal Fall From SUV Are Identified
EAST FISHKILL, NY — The Dutchess County District Attorney's Office has identified the two teens charged with manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a third teen thrown from the outside of a SUV they were driving. Both are East Fishkill residents.
Crazy Bowlz Asian Mexican Grill brings a fusion of flavors to New Paltz
New Paltz has a new eatery at 232 Main Street in the space that formerly housed Gomen-Kudasai. Crazy Bowlz Asian Mexican Grill is the second iteration of the concept for owners Jenny Yeung and Ben Dong, who opened the first Crazy Bowlz in Kingston five and a half years ago. The ongoing popularity of
Seen Her? Fishkill Woman Has Been Missing More Than Two Months
Officials are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a vulnerable 76-year-old woman suffering from dementia who has been missing from the Hudson Valley for more than two months.
Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of December 17
Note: the Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Senior Friendship Centers and Home Delivered Meals programs will not be in operation on December 24th and 25th, and on December 31st and January 1st.
New Paltz councilman wants to put ICE on ice
The situation with Matthew Rojas recently exposed weaknesses in the New Paltz town law intended to provide sanctuary to illegal aliens by preventing town employees with cooperating with agents of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE). Rojas was picked up on his way into the Ne
United Way of Dutchess-Orange offers training for nonprofits
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will offer a free training session Thursday, Jan. 17, for nonprofit professionals and volunteers. The session, “Cultivating Community: Driving Your Organization to the Next Level,” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dutchess Comm
Authorities name man shot dead by police during standoff
Essex officials have on Monday named the man police officers fatally wounded early Saturday morning after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and holding her at gunpoint for several hours.
Gasoline prices continue to drop in NY state, US; Ulster County average is $2.54 per gallon
The average gasoline price in New York state, in decline for more than two months, fell another 3.1 cents per gallon last week to settle at $2.73 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com.
Woman Faces Second DWI After Retrieving Car From Impound, Police Say
One DWI charge wasn't enough for one Dutchess County woman this weekend. A woman from Fishkill received her second DWI in two days after she picked up her vehicle from impound, police said.
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.
Local Teachers Receive National Certification
Teachers from schools in Arlington, Cornwall, Newburgh and Wappingers are among 98 New York teachers who recently earned National Board Certification. The sought-after program develops and recognizes teaching excellence that directly benefits students in the classroom.