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Fishkill Pushes Ahead on Moratorium

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Rolling Hills at Fishkill would be built on this parcel along Route 9D. (Photo by J. Simms) via highlandscurrent.org.

The Fishkill Town Board on Wednesday (Feb. 5) took tentative steps toward a building moratorium to review the town’s 10-year-old comprehensive plan and zoning laws.

Supervisor Ozzy Albra, who took office last month, proposed the creation of a citizens’ committee to assist in the reviews and — as his fellow board members concurred — invited audience members and those  later watching the meeting on TV or video to volunteer for it.

“I want a diverse group [politically], the left to the right and everybody in between,” he said.

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Macy’s To Close 125 Locations; Hudson Valley Stores Threatened

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HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Macy’s said Tuesday it plans to close 125 stores over the next three years, representing a fifth of the retail giant’s locations, according to a report. The news comes on the heels of a similar announcement made in January when the company said it would close at least 28 stores.

While it was unknown which locations will be shuttered in this latest round of closings, the news could impact one or several of the six Macy’s stores in the Hudson Valley.

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Dutchess County Poet Laureate reappointed

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced he has re-appointed Hopewell Junction resident Raphael Kosek as the County’s Poet Laureate for 2020. Ms. Kosek will serve a second one-year term, sharing her poetry with the community through a series of readings and events, beginning with the County Executive’s 2020 State of the County Address on Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. at The Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park.

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Rombout fire company hosting pancake breakfast

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FISHKILL – The Rombout Fire Company, located at 901 Main Street in Fishkill is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the firehouse from 8 to 11 AM.

Pancakes, eggs, an omelet station, sausage, bacon, juice, coffee, and tea will be available. The cost for adults is $10 per person, seniors are $9 each, children over the age of five are $7 each. For more info call 896-8620 or www.romboutfire.com.

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Free EMT training offered by Mobile Life Support Services

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NEW WINDSOR — Mobile Life Support Services (MLSS), the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, is combatting a nation-wide shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics by hosting a paid 12-week long training academy for men and women looking to become certified EMTs. The EMT Training Academy will be held from Monday, April 6 through Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the company’s New Windsor headquarters located at 3188 Rte. 9W. This is the third academy the company has hosted. Interested candidates must submit their application prior to Friday, February 28, 2020.

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Bubbakoo’s Burritos Set To Open First Hudson Valley Location

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The popular Bubbakoo’s Burritos is set to open their first Hudson Valley location. Known for their Mexican-fusion style cuisine, the surfer and skater style chain offers a wide variety of innovative choices on the menu to choose from. The New Windsor location is located at 113 Temple Hill Road and will be opening its doors on Friday. Details on an official grand celebration opening are coming soon.

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Revolutionary War Battle Rages in Fishkill

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What may be the last battle of the American Revolution is being fought in Fishkill.

The fight pits an historical organization and residents against a pugnacious developer. It also involves a local government that until recently seemed ready to accommodate him.

At stake is a 10.5-acre parcel on the east side of Route 9 (the Albany Post Road of colonial days), opposite the largely vacant Dutchess Mall.

Over many years, the dispute has involved a thicket of litigation; allegations that someone salted the property with bones to suggest it contains important patriot burials; political maneuvering; withering attacks on social media; and spying on the historical group by an undercover investigator hired by the developer.

The skirmish reflects broader concerns about the impact of development on neighboring communities, including Beacon, which could end up processing the site’s sewage, and Philipstown, which shares mountains, streams and Revolutionary War history with Fishkill.

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