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In 1683 Dutchess County became one of the twelve original counties of New York, here’s how it got its name. According to the Dutchess County Government website, Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River in the year 1609 and claimed the valley for the Dutch Crown. When it came time to name the area, it was named… Keep Reading

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New Movie ‘The Winter House’ Films In Dutchess

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… Keep Reading

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Officials Respond to Rumors of Coronavirus in Hudson Valley

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… Keep Reading

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Dutchess County works to protect residents from novel coronavirus

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… Keep Reading

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Fishkill Pushes Ahead on Moratorium

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… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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Beacon hires laid-off Newburgh firefighter

BEACON – When the City of Newburgh was forced to lay off 15 career firefighters on January 1 because of continued budget woes, two were hired by Middletown while others were picked up by Fairview and the City of Poughkeepsie. Now, the Beacon Fire Department has hired another Newburgh layoff casualty. Continue Reading on Keep Reading

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Dutchess County Poet Laureate reappointed

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… Keep Reading

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