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If you live in Fishkill and you have a cat or kitten that is not yet spayed or neutered, it’s time. No excuses. A spayed or neutered cat is a healthier cat. And if cost is an issue, here’s your chance to get it done at a low cost.

T.A.R.A. Inc. will be holding a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats, hosted by Stray HELP in Fishkill on Thursday, Feb. 20 starting at 7AM.

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Fishkill church met with opposition over plans to build apartments, child care facility on property

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A church in Dutchess County wants to add a few more buildings to its property, but some neighbors are praying they don’t.

Karen Finnegan with Keep Fishkill Beautiful is one of several residents who don’t want to see the Church of Nazarene’s project come to fruition as it stands.

“There’s a lot of respect for the religious entities in this town,” says Finnegan. “The only thing we’re upset about is that they are going in and asking for variances and asking to break the law.”

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Dutchess Judge Honored

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Dutchess County Court Judge Peter Forman was thanked on Jan. 20 by the Southern Dutchess Coalition for his service to the Beacon community at the 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration. Forman also received recognition from U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Beacon Mayor Lee Kyriacou.

The judge is shown below at left with Bonnie Champion, who helped organize the event, and the Rev. Ronald Perry Sr. of Springfield Baptist Church. (Photo provided)



New Movie ‘The Winter House’ Films In Dutchess

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On Saturday, Feb. 8, crews shut down a stretch of Main Street in the Village of Wappingers to film several scenes near Grinnell Library that will air in the movie, which stars Lili Taylor, Beth Fowler, and Hunter Emery.

The cast and crew were reportedly fed by the chefs at Mamma Musetti’s, while local police helped control pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the shoot.

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Officials Respond to Rumors of Coronavirus in Hudson Valley

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Health officials from multiple counties in the Hudson Valley responded to unconfirmed reports of a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the Hudson Valley.

Earlier this week, a screenshot went viral on social media that said there was a confirmed case of coronavirus from a student at LaGrange Middle School. Dutchess County’s official Twitter account quickly squashed that rumor.

“There are currently NO confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Dutchess County, despite the spread of reports on social media stating the opposite,” Dutchess County Government wrote on Twitter.

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Dutchess County works to protect residents from novel coronavirus

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health reminds residents that coronaviruses are an extremely common family of viruses that can cause fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

A novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Over time and with person-to-person spread occurring, cases have been identified beyond China facilitated by international travel. Currently, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people, but the situation is evolving rapidly.

Cases have been identified within the United States associated with travel from China, but there has been no evidence of sustained transmission.

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