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Convict in 1977 kidnapping, murder in Ulster County a free man

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> After spending 38 years and four months behind bars for the kidnapping and murder of Gertrude “Trudy” Resnick Farber, Ronald H. Krom is once again a free man.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-18 19:25:21

'Every little bit helps:' Hundreds pick up free school supplies at Poughkeepsie giveaway

Seven-year-old Naithen Daily was filling his bag with books that could take him to places from Hawaii, to the moon, to a magic tree house.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 21:39:00

Kingston police arrest two on drug charges

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A city woman and New Windsor man were arrested after an investigation into narcotic sales and trafficking, police said.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-18 15:19:16

Golden Corral returns: Chain aims for late September opening in Town of Poughkeepsie

The restaurant, which stood dormant along Route 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie since March 2017, is scheduled to reopen under new ownership, possibly as soon as next month.


Dutchess County Fair opens Aug. 21, continuing through Aug. 26

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> The Dutchess County Fair begins its annual six-day run on Tuesday, Aug. 21, with organizers stressing that the 2018 edition will celebrate the event’s agricultural roots.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-19 15:48:28

Golden Corral May Be Coming Back To Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Did you get a chance to try the Golden Corral on Route 9 before it closed its doors two months after opening? I didn't either.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:40:47

Two events in Dutchess County seek to educate public about addiction, offer training on Narcan use

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health is encouraging residents to attend a pair of events that will educate the community about the dangers of addiction, raise awareness about the current opioid epidemic and train residents in the use of Narcan, which

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-19 15:59:59

Poughkeepsie man indicted for murder in death of New Paltz woman in fatal crash in Lloyd

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> ThePoughkeepsie man responsible for the death of a New Paltz woman in a July 1 car crashon Route 299 in Lloyd demonstrated “depraved indifference to human life” and has been indicted for second-degree murder, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.


College Students Bought An Old Couch For $20 And Ended Up Returning $40,000 To A Widow

When you buy a secondhand couch, you usually find some old candy wrappers and dust under the cushions – nothing out of the ordinary. But for three roommates in New Paltz, N.Y., their experience with buying an old couch went a little bit differently.


Police: Body found in Esopus Creek was Kingston homeless man who drowned

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. >> Police have identified the body found early Wednesday near a homeless encampment along the Esopus Creek off state Route 28 as a Kingston man, state police said Thursday.Matthew Hults, 32, who police said was homeless and living in Kingston, tripped and fell into the creek, ac


Heavy showers result in flood advisory for much of Dutchess

Locations including Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls and Hopewell Junction are included in the warning that's set to last until 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected in these areas, which could result in urban a

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 20:27:00

Golden Corral's history in Poughkeepsie

Anannouncement of the restaurant's planned openingcaused an explosion on social media among local residents. The Poughkeepsie Journal's first story on the opening reached more than 89,000 people on Facebook, resulting in 221 comments and about 1,200 shares.


Predicted 60 mph winds, hail lead to severe thunderstorm warning in Dutchess, Ulster counties

The storm was located north of Ellenville at around 7:35 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany, and was expected to reach Kingston at around 8:15 p.m., Rhinebeck at around 8:20 p.m. and Hyde Park and Staatsburg at around 8:25 p.m. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-siz

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 01:11:00

Aretha Franklin dies, performed in Poughkeepsie last year

Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, has died, her niece, Sabrina Owens, confirmed to the USA Today Network. She was 76.


Poughkeepsie man indicted in fatal Lloyd crash

Ryan Williams, 29, was indicted on second-degree murder, depraved indifference to human life, aggravated vehicular homicide, first-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer, second-degree assault and first-degree aggravated operation of a motor vehicle, according to a press release from the office


Prince Harry, Palace To Blame For Meghan Markle's Father's Debacle, Source Says

Princess Diana's former bodyguard Ken Wharfe recently opened up about the issue involving the Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle Sr., and the royals. He said he believes that the Duke of Sussex could have done more to avoid the incident. Unfortunately, they failed to help Thomas.


Your Guide To Open Houses Around Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — House hunting or just want to see what's inside that house for sale down the block? Here's your guide to some upcoming open houses nearby courtesy of our friends at .


Police searching for missing Marlboro teen

Kiersten M. Curtis, 14, left her residence on Tuesday when her parents were sleeping, according to the Town of Marlborough Police. She is believed to be with her boyfriend, Nicholas A. Wanamaker, possibly in the area of Orange County.


Man Nabbed In Town Of Poughkeepsie Shop Rite Robbery

A 28-year-old man was arrested for robbery and assault after attacking a Shop Rite employee who attempted to stop him from stealing.Antonio Locket of Poughkeepsie was arrested around Friday, Aug. 10, after Town of Poughkeepsie officers responded to the Shop Rite at 1895 South Road for a report of a


Weekend expected to start wet, end cool and dry: Weather Service

After several days in which high temperatures in the mid-Hudson Valley hit or approached 90 degrees, Poughkeepsie may see a high in the 70s this weekend, according to Brian Montgomery, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany.