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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Molinaro promotes Dutchess 'comeback' in State of the County address
Calling on the state government to provide the county with mandate relief, County Executive Marc Molinaro said Dutchess County has embarked on a comeback from the economic conditions of a recession that have made life difficult for many.
In brief: Poughkeepsie man stabbed during fight; Fishkill man accused of stealing benefits
The alleged assault occurred around 9:50 p.m., city police Detective Lt. Matthew Clark said, and the victim, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was taken to a local hospital.
IDA: Audit criticisms are 'unrealistic'
An audit critical of the Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency, saying many companies it aided didn't meet job goals, will likely result in reforms and perhaps some help in meeting rising requirements of compliance and accountability.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Albany Times Union
Alliance@IBM: Cuomo deal saves Hudson Valley jobs a " for now
An IBM workers group believes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo 's deal with the company has stopped - at least temporarily - the hundreds of layoffs expected within the company's Hudson Valley operations.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Some save thousands in revised flood map
He's out of the zone. And just in time to avoid paying thousands of dollars for unnecessary flood insurance, he said.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Albany Times Union
Job cuts start in $1B
IBM began its $1 billion cost-cutting "rebalancing" effort on Thursday, and the full impact on New York remains to be seen.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Good Life: Positive achievements by mid-Hudson Valley residents for Feb. 27
This year's topic for grades 5 through 8 was "The Lives of Children During the American Revolution."
FEMA flood maps revised in Fishkill; questions to be answered at today's meeting
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has again revised flood plain maps in a portion of the town after the number of homes classified as "high risk" jumped nearly 57 percent in 2012.
IBM workforce cuts raise questions
NY Gov. Cuomo says state has deal with IBM to preserve jobs, but questions arise about what the pact really means IBM won't disclose the number of cuts, calling the layoffs part of a "rebalancing" of its workforce as it invest in new technologies.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Three Minutes on a Park Bench With: Daniel Teboul
For Daniel Teboul of Larchmont, the act of preserving meat connects him back to his birthplace in the French Alps, but also, he recognizes, all the way back to Homer .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Small Business Focus: Dog day care research proves fruitful
Joyce Redl's job as a health club manager had her working 12-hour days. Not only that, but she also spent time commuting from her home in Westchester County to Fishkill for the position, leaving her little time to care for her three dogs.
Albany Times Union
IBM makes job
IBM has agreed to keep 3,100 jobs in the state through 2016 and add another 500 in Buffalo in a new deal with the state announced Monday.
The Journal News
Guilty plea from home-invasion gang's driver, shot in Harrison
The getaway driver of a home-invasion ring that was under surveillance by Harrison police admitted in federal court Monday that he participated in two dozen burglaries in Westchester and Connecticut that netted more than $2.5 million.
Have you seen this woman?
State Police are looking for a woman who they say cashed forged personal checks at several Chase Bank locations in the region Feb. 17. The woman hit banks in Newburgh, the Village of Fishkill and Beacon.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Small Business: 'Divider effect' reverses local growth
You could call it the "divider effect." It is the reverse of the "multiplier effect," which is the growth in a local economy that spreads out when a big employer comes to town.
OVERVIEW: Small, existing businesses key
With little success in bringing in big businesses to bolster the Dutchess County economy, the focus has turned increasingly to fostering small ones and growing those that are here.
Business Person of the Year: Joseph Lepore
Joseph Lepore's story is a classic. He still has a bit of accent from the "old country," Italy, from whence he came as a teenager to America.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Fishkill funds case may go to grand jury
What the state comptroller calls "an apparent misappropriation of senior center funds" of up to $50,000 in the Town of Fishkill will likely be presented to a Dutchess County grand jury, according to a senior assistant district attorney.