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The Most Congested Stretch of Route 9 Is Getting Even Worse

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Dealing with traffic is something everyone in the Hudson Valley, has to deal with. But one stretch of Route 9 seems to be getting out of control.

If you’ve traveled south on Route 9 recently, there’s a good chance that you’ve sat in traffic in Wappingers Falls. For some reason, the three lights that intersect Route 9 with New Hackensack Rd, East Main Street and the Home Depot parking lot have become painfully out of sync.

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Hudson Valley Flu Cases On Decline But NY Still Could Set Record High For Season

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There were 17,233 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in the week ending on Feb. 8, the second-highest weekly total since 1999. In the week ending on Feb. 15, that number was down significantly, with 14,270 cases reported, a 17 percent decline.

In the Metro Region, which includes Long Island and the Hudson Valley, there were 2,464 new cases reported.

To date, there have been 121,088 positive tests reported to the NYSDOH. There have also been three flu-related pediatric deaths. At this time last year, there was 9,514 reported cases.

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Catch This ‘Sopranos’ Actor Over Weekend At Dutchess Eatery

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Ready for good old fashioned gangster fun with one of the stars of the “Sopranos?”

Then head over to Mario’s Sandwich Company in Wappingers Falls to meet Joseph Gannascoli aka Vito Spatafore on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.

Owned by Frank Camey, Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2019 Chef of the Year, the two days of fun will begin around 12:30 p.m. each day and include a signature sandwich by Gannascoli, autograph signing, a meet and greet, a cannoli eating contest, and well as Frank put it “an all around great gabagool eating day!!

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Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing in Fishkill

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about Girl Scout Cookie season!

Local Hudson Valley Girl Scouts are out and about hustling and getting us to hand over our hard-earned money in exchange for the holy grail of cookies.

Samoas. Thin Mints. Tagalongs. Do-si-dos.

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Large ‘Unpermitted’ Car Show Leads To One Being Tased, Arrested In Area, Police Say

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Wappingers Falls police were alerted to the “unofficial” show in the parking lot of Dutchess Plaza on Route 9, around 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, said Wappingers Falls Police Lt. Paolo Capparelli.

When police responded they found more than 250 people attending the unpermitted event with the cars engines revving and backfiring, Capparelli said.

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Winter golf tourney in Poughkeepsie raises thousands for charities

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The twenty-third annual “Tony Cappillino Golf Tournament” was played throughout the river district in Poughkeepsie on Sunday afternoon to raise money for those in need.  Approximately 160 golfers participated in the pub crawl golf tourney.

According to Mike Reed, proprietor of Noah’s Ark, the bar crawl tournament originated to raise money to offset healthcare costs for a Hobnobbin’ bartender stricken with cancer.  Over the course of the next few years, The River District Association teamed up with Dutchess Beer Distributors, owned by the Cappillino family, to help grow the event.  The event took on the name of Tony C. in honor of the founder of Dutchess Beer, the local Budweiser distributor.

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BSA: Mid-Hudson Scouting activities to continue

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Local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs won’t be shut down in light of the Boy Scouts of America’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the national organization.

Requests for comment from each of the four districts that make up the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Hudson Valley Council were directed to the national BSA after Tuesday’s announcement.

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Flu Cases in NY Expected to Set Record-High Levels This Season

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New York State saw the second-highest number of weekly flu cases in the last 20 years and officials warn flu season still hasn’t peaked.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reminded all New Yorkers to take recommended precautions to protect themselves from the flu as new numbers show flu activity still has not reached its peak this season.

Flu cases in New York this season are expected to set record-high levels since the New York State Department of Health began tracking flu cases during the 1998-99 season, officials say.

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$98M Hotel Planned For Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park Campus

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According to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s 2019 progress report , the hotel, which would be located on the Dutchess County grounds of the institute will help the Culinary Institute of America extend its reach.

The institute said in a statement that it has selected Nolan Reynolds International (NRI) to design, finance, build, and operate a hotel on the north end of the college’s Hyde Park campus, overlooking the Hudson River.

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Gasoline prices decline again in Mid-Hudson Valley, NY state

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Gasoline prices fell again last week in the Mid-Hudson Valley and New York state, though the national average rose a fraction of a cent, GasBuddy.com said Monday.

Local averages Monday morning were $2.50 per gallon in Ulster County, down 4 cents from a week earlier; $2.66 in Dutchess County, down 2 cents; and $2.67 in Greene County, also down 2 cents.

The statewide average Monday was $2.62 per gallon, down 3.3 cents from a week earlier, GasBuddy reported. The national average rose 0.7 cents per gallon, to $2.43.

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