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Some Dutchess County small business owners plan to reopen June 6

With many businesses still closed, Dutchess County communities are uniting against what they are calling “unfair restrictions” by New York. The group OPENDutchess launched a week ago and has nearly 1,000 members. The group’s business owners are making a pact to reopen small businesses on June 6. Continue Reading on News 12 Hudson Valley Keep Reading

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I think we all let out a sigh of relief on Tuesday, May 26 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Mid-Hudson region finally entered Phase One of the reopening process. We were told that in Phase One construction, manufacturing, trade, fishing and hunting can reopen and retail stores can now offer curbside or in-store pickup.… Keep Reading

Connecticut Residents Fly Into Wappingers Falls For Breakfast

It’s not often you fly somewhere for breakfast but that’s exactly what several Connecticut residents did recently when they flew into Dutchess County for an early meal. A recently posted YouTube video taken just before the pandemic set in shows four friends as they take off from Plainfield, Connecticut, and land at Hudson Valley Regional Airport in… Keep Reading

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After being “on pause” for nine weeks, the Hudson Valley is officially reopening and could rapidly move through the reopening stages. On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the Mid-Hudson and Long Island regions were on track to start the four-phased reopening process “this week.” “This is good news for Dutchess County, a cautious beginning to restarting… Keep Reading

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Newburgh-Beacon Ferry, bus, both on hold

Source: Mid Hudson News NEWBURGH – The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry across the Hudson River was put on hold several weeks ago as the COVID-19 pandemic kept everyone but essential workers at home. The ferry was replaced by bus service between the two cities and the Beacon Metro-North train station. But, that was not working either because… Keep Reading

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Mid-Hudson Could Begin Phase 1 on Tuesday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday (May 23) added the Mid-Hudson, which includes Dutchess and Putnam counties, to the list of regions that can begin Phase 1 of the four-phase to reopen the economy following the COVID-19 shutdown, as of Tuesday (May 26), as long as the number of deaths continue to decrease and enough contact… Keep Reading

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Food drive supports Dutchess Outreach

POUGHKEEPSIE – In an effort to assist Dutchess Outreach (DO), which operates a food pantry in Poughkeepsie, Foreign Car Specialists and the Poughkeepsie Galleria held a food drive on Saturday at the mall to help replenish the organization’s pantry supplies. The event was a “car show” of sorts where participants would bring non-perishable food items for DO and show off their… Keep Reading

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Local Brewery Re-Releases Sold Out Social Distancing Beer

Drinkers have another chance to get their hands on the popular IPA with a racy name that sold out in record time. When Cousins Ale Works in Wappingers Falls completely sold out of their newest beer in just two days they knew they had a hit on their hands. Brewer Aaron Browne wanted to help promote social… Keep Reading

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Dutchess Responds Has Delivered 10,000+ Meals During COVID-19

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced that Dutchess Responds Food Connection has delivered over 10,000 meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dutchess Responds Food Connection, which was established in March, is a one-stop connection between food resources in our community and those with a critical need for food and other necessities during the COVID-19… Keep Reading

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