It’s been the topic of conversation for the last few weeks here in the Hudson Valley. Remote learning is top of mind as school is back in session. School districts around the Valley have made some decisions as to how their school year will begin with COVID-19 concerns still lingering. Districts back to school plan… Keep Reading

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Poughkeepsie Farm Project harvests new leader

POUGHKEEPSIE — The Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Board of Directors has appointed community activist and entrepreneur, Madeline Henriquez, to serve as the nonprofit’s interim executive director following the resignation of Ray Armater, who served as executive director for the last three years. Board leaders thanked Mr. Armater for his dedication to the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP), a… Keep Reading

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Daily Weather Forecast For Fishkill

Whatever the weather is, News Break wants you to start every day ready for what Mother Nature has in store. If you’re looking at rain, make sure to find your umbrellas, rain coats and rain boots now and don’t leave any windows open before leaving for the day. If you’re looking at four days of sun, you’re… Keep Reading

Once the railway came to Verbank, a paper mill, ice house, blacksmith soon followed

During the mid-19th century, railroads provided a critical means of connecting businessmen in small villages and towns throughout Dutchess County to marketplaces outside the region by delivering necessary provisions and also transporting produce and other products from local farms and mills. Multiple rail lines made regular stops in a rural community that was named Verbank… Keep Reading

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J.C. Penney Will Remain Open in Poughkeepsie Longer Than Expected

It looks like customers in the Hudson Valley will have more time to shop at J.C. Penney. The national department store chain announced in June that they would be shutting down their location in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. In 2015 the retail company closed its store at the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston. Since then, there have… Keep Reading

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DC Ranked Among Best in Nation for Technology Use During COVID-19

Dutchess County has been ranked among the best in the nation for its innovative technology used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties has ranked Dutchess County as the number two mid-sized county government for its use of technology. Continue… Keep Reading

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Snooki Announces She’s Opening a Store in Dutchess County

The star of MTV’s Jersey Shore announced on Wednesday that she’s opening up a boutique in Dutchess County. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is best known for her involvement in the 2009 MTV reality series that followed a group of partygoers spending a wild and crazy summer in Seaside Heights, NJ. The train wreck of a show became an instant hit and… Keep Reading

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9/11 observances in Dutchess County Friday

As have been so many things in the past six months, Friday’s 9/11 observances promise to be different around the mid-Hudson Valley. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in which gatherings have been discouraged and social distancing encouraged, there will be fewer ceremonies around the region, with some going virtual, allowing for residents to observe the… Keep Reading

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18 Mid-Hudson Valley Seniors Are Merit Semifinalists

MID-HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Students in the mid-Hudson Valley have been named semi-finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The semi-finalists announced on Wednesday are among 16,000 high-school seniors who will go on to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. According to a press release from the National Merit… Keep Reading

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