Wednesday May 15
Inmate charged with assaulting another at Ulster County Jail
A Wappingers Falls inmate being held in Ulster County Jail clocked another inmate in the face Monday, adding another charge to his rap sheet, Ulster County Sheriff's Office detectives say.
Wednesday May 15
Celebrity hairdresser Kenneth Battelle, the man behind Audrey...
Coined New York's answer to London's Vidal Sassoon, Battelle's clients also included Katharine Hepburn, Gloria Vanderbilt, Brooke Astor, Lauren Bacall and Lucille Ball, who called him 'God'. Battelle's four-story beauty parlor at 19 East 54th Street, which caused panic in 1990 when it caught fire and burned to the ground, was known as Fifth ... (more)
Wednesday May 15
Kenneth Battelle | Star hairdresser, 86
Battelle's company, said the hairdresser would be remembered for "creating modern-day hair." Mr.
Sun May 12, 2013
Cortlandt Runners Earn Top Times at MHA 5K Race
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by the Mental Health Association of Westchester.
Sat May 11, 2013
Empire State News
Freshman lawmakers plan to introduce bipartisan term limit bill
WAPPINGERS FALLS They have been in office for less than six months, but two Assembly members are talking about limiting how long they can be there.
Wed May 08, 2013
Cops: Dutchess man stole TV from Walmart
Sullivan County sheriff's deputies say a Wappingers Falls man was arrested May 1 in Montgomery after stealing a 55-inch flat-screen TV from the Walmart store in the Town of Thompson.
Sun May 05, 2013
Spring is time forpruning, planting
Walkill resident Laura Wilson can spend eight hours a day working outdoors as a professional gardener and then commit another three hours tending to her own garden once she gets home for the evening.
Fri May 03, 2013
Extensive menu, pleasing ambience at Jade Palace
Jade Palace on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls is reminiscent of many of the Asian restaurants I visited in San Francisco.
Thu May 02, 2013
Good Life: Your positive achievements for May 2
The drive collected prospective future donors of stem cells for those suffering from leukemia and other blood-borne cancers.
Wed May 01, 2013
Flag day comes early
Activities Director Pat Roza didn't go to a big box store to replace the tattered American flag at the 62-bed Elant at Wappingers Falls nursing home in Wappingers Falls, NY.
Sports Museum keeps Dutchess County legends alive; read more in Fact Book on Sunday
The museum includes artifacts from every corner of the county's sports past and present, from professional baseball players in the 19th century to team photos of Marist College's recent women's basketball championships.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Wappingers Falls man faces felony DWI charges
Kashif G. Johnson, 27, was charged with felony DWI and DWAI, with previous convictions in the past 10 years, and aggravated unlicensed operation after an accident around 3:10 a.m. Sunday on Route 376.
What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for April 30
Smit will initiate, design, implement and maintain soil and groundwater remediation sites, and manage all phases of project cycle to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Dad can't see his twins for years
An order of protection, on top of a 21-year prison sentence, could keep a Wappingers Falls man who admitted to physically abusing his infant twins away from them until at least 2042.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Eight local homes renovated for free
Sawdust filled the air. Hammers banged. Screws swirled. And the house of a single father with a teenager was made safe again.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
designed for comfort
Homeowners will be happy to hear that, according to some mid-Hudson Valley designers, 2013 interior design trends lean toward comfort and simplicity.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Shorter golf courses maximize value without 18-hole commitment
Bob Verteramo can't play 18 holes every day like he once could. Luckily, there's an alternative way for the 72-year-old Milton native to get a daily golf fix.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Wappingers Creek Water Derby: It's a competition, but not for all
On Saturday morning, hundreds will set sail from the Pleasant Valley Recreation Center and embark on an 8-mile race down Wappinger Creek.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
In brief: Sale to help curb child abuse
<![CDATA[The third Shop to Stop Child Abuse Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center, 110 Grand Ave. in Poughkeepsie. Baby, child, teen and maternity clothing, as well as toys, books, games, and baby items such as playpens and highchairs were donated for the sale. All of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Dutchess County. Last year more than $3,700 was raised. Anyone interested in volunteering can email email@example.com. Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley will hold workshops to train volunteer tutors in basic reading and/or English immersion tutoring methods in Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Hyde Park and Hudson, Columbia County. Literacy Connections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic literacy education and English as a second language classes. The organization recruits and trains volunteers, utilizing state-approved training, to provide one-on-one and small-group tutoring for those struggling with literacy. Tutoring services are free. For more information or to register for a training session, call 845-452-8670. The Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services is partnering with the nonprofit organization Operation Prom to assist teens from low-income households or group homes attend their prom by providing free prom dresses and tuxedo rentals. The department's case workers have been referring young women who receive temporary assistance to Operation Prom, and staff are volunteering to assist with the upcoming giveaway event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petit Penelope Boutique, Route 376 in Wappinger. Teens who have signed up for the program will be able to select a dress or tuxedo at the event. To request a free dress or tuxedo, students must be recommended by their guidance counselor and meet the requirements. Interested teens should sign up at www.OperationProm.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-672-3070. The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association's Showcase Series will feature No Brakes, with Gary DiGiovanni, Frank Kara, Rusty Boris and Eric Spaulding at its concert 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St. The event will also feature an open jam 6:30-7:30 p.m. before the concert. All are welcome to bring an instrument and participate. Tickets are $10, and $5 for students. For details visit www.hvbluegrass.org.