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3 Poughkeepsie residents arrested in connection with robbery, attempted robbery
Three people residing at the same City of Poughkeepsie address were arrested after police said they were involved in separate robberies. Emmanual Rolon, 19, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, according to a pr
High School Bowling: Kingston sweeps Roosevelt
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Kingston High swept Roosevelt in a Section 9 bowling match at Spins Bowl Wednesday. The Tigers boys and girls each won 7-0. Carson Osterhoudt had a 516 triple capped by a 223 game and Kevin Thomas used a 203 to finish a 494 to lead the Tigers. Zachary Helzer posted a 502 series.
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.
Tricky Weekend Weather For Poughkeepsie
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Looks as if we may dodge the big storm meteorologists had predicted for this weekend. But don't relax yet. Though not heavy rain, we will see some showers.
3 injured, including 2 with serious injuries, in Wappingers Route 9 collision
Three people were injured, two of them with serious injuries, in a two-car collision on Route 9 on Thursday night, according to Town of Poughkeepsie police. The accident occurred at around 5:53 p.m. along Route 9 — or South Road — in the area of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 1788 South Road in
Air quality, fire safety concerns plague Poughkeepsie schools
Older buildings with classrooms that are chilly in the winter and stifling in the warmer months. Mold growth in several schools. A high number of severe and major fire safety code violations.
Town of Poughkeepsie woman arrested under Leandra's Law
A Town of Poughkeepsie woman was arrested on Sunday after police said she drove while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle. Bryana Paquette, 25, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a felony, under Leandra’s Law, according to a press release from town police. She wa
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
Last Kmart in the Mid-Hudson Region to Close Forever on Monday
Attention, Kmart shoppers, this is your last chance to visit the iconic department store. As we reported in September, the last Kmart store in the Mid Hudson region announced that it was closing and laying off 71 employees. The store on Dutchess Turnpike in the City of Poughkeepsie was scheduled to
Hold the Date list of upcoming events
Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling St., Beacon, will have its annual Children’s Holiday Tea noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. The site’s two main rooms will be decorated for the holidays and tables will be set with linens and fine china. The menu includes assorted Harney & Sons teas, scones, fing
Poughkeepsie's policies on vacant buildings aren't working: Column
On Monday, Dec. 3, four homeless people perished in a fire at 61 Academy St. in the City of Poughkeepsie. This is the latest in a string of incidents involving vacant abandoned properties in Poughkeepsie that include the June 18 collapse of 19 Academy St. It is obvious that the city has a problem wi
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.
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Illegal Dumping in the Hudson Valley
I grew up singing songs like "Where have all the Flower Gone" and "If I had a Hammer" by Pete Seeger. He was a large part of my childhood memories through that song. I watched him perform at Vassar College and he even came to my school play to watch us play characters all focused around the Hudson R
Judge calls $10,000 proposed payment from J.G. Wentworth unfair
A judge has denied a request by J.G. Wentworth Co. to buy an annuity from a Poughkeepsie accident victim for two cents on the dollar. A Wentworth affiliate petitioned Dutchess County Supreme Court in September to approve a $10,000 payment to Tina D. Kwant for $478,591 in future settlement payments.
High School Wrestling roundup: Red Hook & Highland win; Kingston loses in Section 9 action
CORNWALL, N.Y. — Injuries and forfeits mounted up for Kingston High Wednesday night as the Tigers lost a Section 9 wrestling dual meet 60-22 to Cornwall. The Dragons benefited from five pins and four forfeit.
Pleasant Valley man faces burglary felony
Igor Ljekocevic was taken into custody in Connecticut by Red Hook detectives after a year-long investigation into the burglary, police said. Ljekocevic faces a felony charge of burglary. He was arraigned in Dutchess County Court and sent to jail without bail.
Dutchess County native among 5 Marines killed in Japanese plane crash
POUGHKEEPSIE - Maj. James Brophy, a Dutchess County native, was among those killed in a plane crash overseas. The U.S. military confirmed Wednesday that the 36-year-old was one of five Marines killed when his refueling aircraft collided with a fighter jet over Japan’s Shikoku island on Dec. 6.
Hudson Harbour strangulation guilty plea withdrawn
A Poughkeepsie man who said he was guilty in the strangulation death of 49-year-old Jill Meltzer has withdrawn his plea. Charles D'Amico was originally charged with second-degree murder in the August 2017 death of Meltzer. As part of an agreement, he pleaded guilty in April to first-degree manslaugh
Hudson Valley Brothers Arrested for Black Friday Rape, Robbery
Teen brother's from the Hudson Valley were arrested following investigations into robberies and the sexual assault of a young girl. Since the beginning of November, there have been six armed robberies reported in the upper north area of the City of Poughkeepsie. According to police, all six involved