New York State Releases Guidelines To Reopen Schools Statewide

State officials released guidelines New York schools must follow in order to reopen in the fall, including students wearing masks. On Monday, state officials issued interim guidance for in-person instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 schools. Schools district must review the guidance and develop individual plans for reopening and operating during the COVID-19 public health… Keep Reading

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Poughkeepsie law firm offering prize to a Class of 2020 graduate

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Rutberg Breslow personal injury law firm is preparing to honor a class of 2020 high school student with a reward for their persistence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Marty Rutberg, founder of the firm along with his partner Larry Breslow issued a statement along with the requirements for the award. Continue Reading on… Keep Reading

Dutchess County Fair Introduces Fair Food Weekends

So maybe fair season isn’t a wash after all. Back in June, we were hit with the devastating news that there would be no summer county fairs in the Hudson Valley. The Ulster County Fair, Orange County Fair and Dutchess County Fair all announced that due to COVID-19 concerns they would not be opening this… Keep Reading

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Marist College laying off staff members

POUGHKEEPSIE – Marist College in the Town of Poughkeepsie is laying off some 28 employees, reportedly using the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. Several emails and calls for comment to the college were not returned. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1120 is set to lose 10 positions, said Business Agent Carl Beltsche. The… Keep Reading

Town of Fishkill Residents Asked to Conserve Water Use

Town of Fishkill residents have been asked to conserve on their water usage. Why? Even with the recent rains, the Hudson Valley is in desperate need of water, because the lack of rain. From the Town of Fishkill Facebook page, where they posted the request, they make the following suggestions on how you can keep your… Keep Reading

Metro-North vending machines offer customers PPE

NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad has announced it has reconfigured vending machines at 12 stations throughout the system to allow customers to purchase items of personal protective equipment (PPE). Customers will be able to buy KN95 masks, bottled hand sanitizer and gloves at the machines. Free masks and hand sanitizer are still being distributed at… Keep Reading

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COVID-19: Nine Catholic Schools To Close In Hudson Valley

The permanent closures will impact approximately 2,500 students and 350 staff members. “The coronavirus public health crisis has had a devastating financial impact on Catholic school families and the greater Archdiocese,” the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement released Thursday, July 9. The Hudson Valley schools… Keep Reading

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Wappinger DMV to Re-Open July 13th by appointment only

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall announces the Wappinger DMV will resume in-person license, permits and non-driver ID transactions on July 13 by appointment only. The Wappinger DMV location is 29 Marshall Road, Hollowbrook Park #3, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Accepted license transactions include: Standard, REAL ID and Enhanced License renewals and transfers from… Keep Reading

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Legendary NYC Pizzeria Officially Opens in Hudson Valley

Authentic New York pizza is now being made right in our own back yard. Founded in 1933, Patsy’s Pizzeria is one of the original thin pie makers. The legendary restaurant has been a New York City landmark for generations and now has officially opened a restaurant in the Hudson Valley. We’re excited to give you the very first peek… Keep Reading

Dutchess County to host senior picnics

POUGHKEEPSIE – Though the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed a variety of events throughout the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the Dutchess County Office for the Aging (OFA) will continue providing socialization opportunities for local seniors by offering socially distant, drive-through Senior Picnics in a dozen communities over a six-week period, in lieu of the traditional, in-person… Keep Reading

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