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Boil water advisory issued in Milton after E.coli sample tests positive

MILTON, N.Y. (WRGB) – A boil water advisory has been issued for Heritage Springs customers in the Town of Milton after an E.coli sample tested positive. To ensure that disease causing organisms do not exist in their drinking water, residents need to boil water or use bottled water, certified for sal


SUNY New Paltz council votes to drop names of slave-owning families from six buildings

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — The College Council at SUNY New Paltz voted Thursday, by the narrowest of margins, to remove the names of slave-owning families from six buildings in the campus's Hasbrouck Complex.


Second Person Arrested In Connection With City Of Poughkeepsie Murder

A 39-year-old man has been charged for the murder of a Poughkeepsie resident last year. Oba Johnson of Poughkeepsie, who is the second person nabbed in connection with the crime, was arrested Wednesday outside a residence in Fishkill on a warrant for murder in the second degree, said City of Poughke


Casting for HBO film of Wally Lamb book in Poughkeepsie

An open casting call is being held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the HBO adaptation of Wally Lamb's "I Know This Much is True" starring Mark Ruffalo. The casting call will be at 22 IBM Road suite 205.


New York's State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That's Something We Can Change

It shouldn’t take celebrity Instagram posts to kindle New Yorkers’ outrage about an unexplained and possibly unnatural death in one of our state prisons. Yet that is what happened in the case of Anthony Myrie, who died last week at the age of 24 after collapsing at Greene Correctional Facility in th


Fall in Love With 2 Gorgeous Milton Homes for Under $350,000

Two very different homes share charm, a price point, and a great location. If you love old homes, you’ll fall in love with this Victorian, located in Milton, just 15 minutes from the Walkway Over the Hudson.


Norovirus Reported At Vassar Brothers Medical Center

A single case of norovirus has been confirmed at Vassar Brothers Medica Center in Poughkeepsie, but the center does not believe there is an "outbreak." "We had a suspected case of norovirus come in through our Emergency Department on Feb. 14, said John R. Nelson, Director of Public and Community Aff


Ulster County Democrats back candidates for 19 of 23 Legislature seats

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Ulster County Democratic Committee has endorsed candidates for 19 of the for 23 seats in the Ulster County Legislature. The four seats for which no Democrat was nominated during the party's convention Wednesday are occupied by Republicans.


Dispensary Opens In The Hudson Valley

A marijuana dispensary has opened up in Dutchess County. According to a press release, a new marijuana dispensary has opened in the Hudson Valley. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., or iAnthus, has opened a marijuana dispensary in Wappingers Falls. The name of the dispensary will be Citiva Hudson Valle


2nd Arrest In November Fatal Shooting

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — A city man was arrested and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in November. Oba Johnson, 39, of the City of Poughkeepsie, is the second person to be arrested in the murder of Jacquain Johnson, who was found with a single gunshot wound in his chest Nov


Return of an Ulster County landfill?

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written. “Dump, dump the garbage dump!” and “Dump here? Never!” echoed all throug


A Fishkill Couple Makes Scrumptious, Secretly Vegan Scones

With one simple recipe, Horton House Scone Company created a dairy-free treat that locals can’t stop eating. Scones were never in the cards for Cynthia and John Vergilii. In fact, when the couple opened the Joseph Horton House in Wappingers Falls back in 2007, scones weren’t on their mind in the sli


Talk on civil rights issues at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 22

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Ulster County food pantries aid families receiving SNAP benefits

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Kingston-area residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and are struggling this month due to early distribution of benefits from the recent partial shutdown of the federal government are encouraged to visit any food pantry to receive grocery items or any


Suspect In Poughkeepsie High School Lockout Taken Into Custody

A teenager is in police custody after being accused of making online threats that forced an area high school to enter its lockout protocol. The Poughkeepsie High School was temporarily put in a lockout at 8:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when district officials called police headquarters to report they


Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.


Police Are Warning Residents About Using Certain Apps

Police in Poughkeepsie are warning residents to use caution when using certain apps on their phone or tablets. Due to a recent attempted robbery committed when a citizen tried to sell an electronic devise using a buy/sell marketplace app, City of Poughkeepsie Police are warning residents to use caus


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Four plead guilty after major drug ring busts

GOSHEN - Four people rounded up in drug raids earlier this month in Orange and Rockland have pleaded guilty. Mechanicstown Fire Chief Dominick Guardino, 55, of the Town of Wallkill; Salvatore DiStefano, 36, of Westtown; Melissa DelRosso, 35, of Middletown; and Desmon Pierson, 36, of Middletown, each


Racism, bullying & sexual assault in New Paltz schools not being adequately addressed, say some parents

During the public comment portion of the recent regular meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, February 13, a number of parents of students in the district expressed their dissatisfaction with school administration response to a succession of troubling inci