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  1. Art and Soul Gala Funds Medical Center in HaitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    The Vassar Haiti Project's fifth annual Art and Soul reception and fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 4, at the Vassar College Alumnae House. All proceeds from the event fund the staffing, supply, and operation of a medical center in northwest Haiti that serves thousands of local residents.

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  2. City Sees Significant Financial Impact from Winter Storm StellaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced that as a result of the major snow event beginning in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, the City's 6-day around the clock snow operations will cost an estimated $450,000. This estimate includes the payroll cost of over 4,000 personnel hours between the Department of Public Works, the City Police Department and Fire Department.

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  3. Vassar Brewers Sink Coast Guard AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    The Vassar College men's tennis team took all six singles matches Sunday afternoon, helping that to cruise past the Bears of Coast Guard Academy 8-1 in non-conference play on a beautiful day from Josselyn Tennis Courts on the campus of Vassar. The weather was picture perfect for tennis on Sunday, as the Brewers played outside on their home courts for the first time this spring.

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  4. City of Poughkeepsie is No Longer Self-InsuredRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Mayor Rolison announced recently, that the City of Poughkeepsie, after a thorough review of risk management and the adequacy of insurance protection, has transitioned to coverages offered by the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal . The transition back to conventional coverage eliminates the City's self-insurance retention of $1 Million, replacing it with a $500,000 deductible, increases the maximum total claim from $3 Million to $4 Million, and shifts risk away from the taxpayers of the City: "No plan for fiscal recovery makes sense if we do not simultaneously reduce risk and address operational weaknesses", said Mayor Rolison.

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  5. Poughkeepsie Declares Snow EmergencyRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 12:00 AM MIDNIGHT on Tuesday, March 14th 2017. The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

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  6. Poughkeepsie Coalition Celebrates Black HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Members of the Poughkeepsie Healthy Black and Latino Coalition pose for a group photo as they celebrated Black History Month with a Healthy Living Expo at the Catherine Street Community Center in Poughkeepsie, NY on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.

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  7. Funds Committed to Expand Boys & Girls ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Dutchess County, through its Agency Partner Grant program, has awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh $100,000 in grant funding to implement a comprehensive after-school program at the New Hope Community Center in the City of Poughkeepsie. This program will target the academic, social and behavioral development of city youth.

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  8. Neighborhood Club Honors Community CitizensRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Honorees Shirley Adams, Sharlene Stout, Lana Williams-Scott, Ondie James, Wesley Lee, Reverend Michael Bell, Jr., Gilbert J. West, Sr. and Edwin Ramirez, Jr. pose for a photo during the 99th Annual Lincoln-Doughlass Luncheon celebration at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on Saturday, February 11, 2017. POUGHKEEPSIE - The Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Club, Inc. hosted its 99th annual Lincoln Douglass Luncheon, on Saturday, February 11 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

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  9. "Hidden Figures" Private Screening FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    On Friday, January 13, 2017, the Mid-Hudson Ivy Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Iota Alpha Omega Chapter held a private screening fundraiser of the movie Hidden Figures at Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, HIDDEN FIGURES, is the incredible untold story of 3 brilliant African-American women, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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  10. City of Poughkeepsie is Protecting its Bus ServiceRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Mayor Rob Rolison recently said that the City of Poughkeepsie saw a steady decline in ridership of City buses again for 2016. Ridership and its associated revenues have been declining for several years, including a 121,124 decrease in ridership from 2012 to 2016 and this trend is continuing.

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  11. Hundreds Gather to Protest Trump Travel BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Hundreds of protesters gathered late Wednesday afternoon in Poughkeepsie to show their displeasure with President Trump's recent travel ban and his plan to build a wall on the Mexico border. Billed as the "Mid-Hudson Solidarity March and Rally," community activists, area college students, and pastors of several local churches gathered in unity and marched from the arterial to the steps of the Mansion Street Post Office with chants of "no ban, no wall, we will always welcome all" to denounce the latest presidential executive orders.

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  12. 2017 Dutchess County Poet Laureate is AppointedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has appointed Poughkeepsie resident Bettina "Gold" Wilkerson as the County's 2017 Poet Laureate. Ms. Wilkerson will read her poetry at the 2017 State of the County Address.

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  13. First Baby of 2017 in Dutchess CountyRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    The first baby born in Dutchess County in 2017 arrived early Sunday morning at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Kamyah Selman was born at 3:45 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

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  14. Santa's Workshop Supports John Flowers' ElvesRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2017 | Hudson Valley Press

    Carrying on in the tradition of holiday giving, the John Flowers' Elves Christmas program was in full swing this season with The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley playing host as the gift-wrapping center for the program. In honor and support of the event named after the late John Flowers, a local civic and community leader who passed away in 2015, hundreds of volunteers donated presents and gifts, which were beautifully wrapped at River Valley and then distributed to children in local hospitals during the week of Christmas.

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  15. Charitable Foundation Awards Three GrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Jeffrey Wood , Executive Director of the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, Bill C. Calderara , President and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank, Connie Harkin , Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation member, and Chris Rosenbergen , Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation member, present the Charitable Foundation's $10,000 grant check to Sean Robin , HRH Executive Director, Elizabeth Celaya , HRH Director of Organizational & Community Development, Lauren McLaughlin , HomeOwnership Manager at HRH, and Adrienne Haynes , Housing Counselor at HRH, at Hudson River Housing's headquarters at 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie.

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  16. Nearly 40 Students Awarded Nursing PinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Mount Saint Mary College held a pinning ceremony for nearly 40 graduates of the college's nursing program on Friday, December 16. Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., director of Campus Ministry and campus chaplain, blessed the pins, which were presented to the graduates by chosen family members and friends.

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  17. Former Congressman Ben Gilman, Hudson Valley Statesman DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Condolences poured in all day as the word spread that former Congressman Benjamin Gilman died Saturday morning. He was 94. For the last number of years, he was living at the Castle Point veterans' hospital near Beacon.

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  18. Senior Project: Expressing Ourselves, to be HeldRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Mill Street Loft will be hosting an opening reception on Friday, December 16th from 4:00 - 7:00pm for the Senior Project: Expressing Ourselves exhibit at Gallery 45, located at 45 Pershing Avenue in Poughkeepsie. This exhibition is the culminating event showcasing the personal drawing, painting and photographic work created by six high school seniors in the Art Institute over the course of twelve intense weeks.

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  19. AKA's Bring H.O.P.E. to Mid Hudson ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Iota Alpha Omega Chapter, in conjunction with the National Honor Society Chapter at Beacon High School, participated in the 7th AnnualProject H.O.P.E. - Operation H.E.A.R.T. . Project H.O.P.E. is an annual, community service endeavor in which AKA's give H.O.P.E. to communities they serve.

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  20. Browne Pours in 26, as Vassar Holds on For WinRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Jesse Browne poured in a game-high 26 points, helping the Vassar College men's basketball team to an 85-82 win over Waynesburg University on Day Two of the University of Rochester Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday. Browne was one of four Brewers to reach double-digit scoring: Mason Dyslin notched a career-best 21 points along with eight rebounds, Alex Seff tallied 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, adding a game-high six assists, and freshman Kyle Kappes added a career-best 10 points, going 3-of-4 from three-point range.

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