1 hr ago
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Cuomo, lawmakers reach deals on casinos, tax-free zones
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached agreement early Wednesday to build four casinos in upstate and add tax-free zones near college campuses.
2 hrs ago
Fiscal stress? City 'under review,' but most of Dutchess is in better shape
Two dozen communities have been designated as fiscally stressed by the state Comptroller's Office, but none of those were local municipalities.
6 hrs ago
Hudson Valley Press
Nearly $65k awarded at education ceremony
More than 100 educators, students, and Community Foundations volunteers and staff attended the hors d'oeuvres and dessert reception at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.
10 hrs ago
Scientists say higher CO2 levels lead to itchier, more abundant poison ivy
High Falls resident John Messerschmidt's first encounter with poison ivy taught him that hubris and itchy plants can be a bad combination.
10 hrs ago
GED recipients 'have the whole thing': their own graduation
Dutchess County graduates with a General Educational Development diploma have the same bright future ahead of them that other graduates have, and their graduation ceremonies reflect their growth, officials involved with the program said.
10 hrs ago
Food, fun and fresh air: Hudson Valley features beautiful picnic areas
Perhaps a glass of wine for the adults. This is the simplicity of a summer picnic in the Hudson Valley.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Indictments sought against 3 men in fatal restaurant shooting
The Dutchess County District Attorney's Office today will present its case against three Newburgh men allegedly involved in the shooting death of 44-year-old Ines Amigon outside El Molino restaurant and bar on Main Street early Saturday.
Section of Vassar Road to temporarily close for construction project
A section of Vassar Road, in the vicinity of Spring Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, will close Tuesday at 7 p.m., while crews work overnight to replace a pipe culvert, the Dutchess County Department of Public Works said.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Hearling set for Newburgh man charged in Poughkeepsie murder
A preliminary heasring is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday for the Newburgh man charged over the weekend in the shooting death of a Poughkeepsie man.
Workers laid off from IBM get hope
In response to layoffs at local and global IBM Corp. facilities, government officials are discussing what can be done to help mitigate the damage.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Health events: June 16-23
9:30-10:30 a.m. June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8. Learn to eat and cook healthier meals.
IBM layoffs won't hit region as hard as previous downsizing, experts say
Some houses will go on the market. Some retail businesses will suffer a bit. And as much as $55 million in wages could disappear from Dutchess County.
The Journal News
Anniversary: Betty Ciccone & Ralph Ciccone
Ralph and Elizabeth 'Betty' Ciccone are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were raised in New Rochelle, New York and met, according to Betty, "when a cute boy working at the gas station caught her eye".
Sat Jun 15, 2013
State to restore aid for services for developmentally disabled
State lawmakers are expected next week to restore $90 million in aid for services for the developmentally disabled after it was cut as part of the state budget in March.
Journal pictorial book now available
The Poughkeepsie Journal's newest book is available for purchase -- or pickup, for those who preordered -- at the Journal's office.
Poughkeepsie transportation center could boost local economy
To improve transportation, help rejuvenate Dutchess County and bolster local business, the City of Poughkeepsie is embarking on a six-month project to construct a transit hub on Civic Center Plaza.
Kari Reiber, still county's medical examiner, is health chief too
After a decade as the Dutchess County chief medical examiner, Dr. Kari Reiber is transitioning into a new role as the leader of the Dutchess County Department of Health.
Fathers honored at city's annual parade
The time of year has come for fathers of the Hudson Valley to be honored, and today, dads will be front and center with the 11th annual Father's Day Parade.
Schumer fights for ways to inform veterans of benefits, services
The federal Privacy Act prevents Dutchess County from reaching out to many of its recently discharged veterans to tell them about services, including property-tax breaks, according to county officials.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Armed Forces Day on Hudson is a successful duty
Our first Armed Forces Day on the Hudson was held May 19 in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie.