Friday May 10
Cassandra Perri charged with carrying several packages of heroin in Pleasant Valley, police say
Dutchess County sheriff's deputies found a Dover Plains woman carrying small bags of heroin and syringes following a traffic stop in Pleasant Valley, police said.
Senior News: Exercise and brain games leaders wanted
If you have an interest in working with senior citizens, you might be interested in learning more about the Office for the Aging's Senior Exercise and Brain Games programs at one of the training workshops scheduled for next month.
On the Record: Diverse sounds at DCC concert
There is something haunting yet hopeful about the music of Helen Avakian. She commands your attention with her assertive attitude, yet can switch gears and reveal a vulnerability that piques your curiosity and leaves you wondering.
Central Hudson to talk about Dutchess line rebuilding
<![CDATA[Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. plans an informational open house event Thursday to tell residents about its plans to rebuild 11 miles of electric transmission lines in mid-Dutchess County. The lines begin in East Fishkill and travel through Wappinger and LaGrange and then end in Pleasant Valley. The sessions will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the temporary location of LaGrange Town Hall, which is at 24 Firemens Way between the LaGrange Library parking lot and the Baby Vision store. "Originally constructed in 1948, these transmission lines are nearing the end of their useful life, and must be rebuilt," said James P. Laurito, president of Central Hudson, in an announcement. "Reconstructing these lines will maintain electric service reliability for our customers and accommodate future growth in the region. This is an important investment in the electric infrastructure serving the mid-Hudson Valley." The $7.5 million project to replace the 115,000-volt line will involve both wires and poles and is expected to begin in late 2014 and be finished in late 2015. The path will be within the existing right-of-way, the notice said.
Training aims for disabled awareness
New York state is rolling out first-of-its-kind sensitivity training statewide to help some police officers better identify and interact with people with developmental disabilities.