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  1. Hispanic Heritage Festival Has a Healthy TwistRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 21 | Hudson Valley Press

    Members of the Poughkeepsie Healthy Black and Latino Coalition who organized the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.

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  2. Rolison Reaffirms Government's DedicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | Hudson Valley Press

    Recently, in recognition of the first day of school, Mayor Rob Rolison joined Superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District Dr. Nicole Williams, School Board President Ralph Coates, Assemblyman Frank Skartados, as well as other school district staff in visiting Poughkeepsie Middle School, Smith School Early Learning Center, and all of the elementary schools in the City of Poughkeepsie. "I want to reaffirm my commitment and continued to support for the Poughkeepsie City School district, not only as the Mayor but as a member of this community," stated Rolison.

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  3. 8th Annual La Guelaguetza is a Huge SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    On Sunday, at Poughkeepsie's Waryas Park the 8th Annual La Guelaguetza took place. Pictured are some of the many entertainers who kept the large crowd's attention with their lively dancing and singing as well as colorful costumes.

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  4. Free Food Available for City of Poughkeepsie Kids This SummerRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    School may be out, but the cafeteria at Poughkeepsie High School is filled with busy chefs slicing, dicing, and preparing fresh food in order to ensure City of Poughkeepsie children who depend on free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year do not go hungry during the summer. The Summer Food Services Program is federally funded and provides a no cost breakfast and lunch to children who are residents of the City of Poughkeepsie and who are 18 years old or younger.

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  5. Abilities First Receives a Fresh Coat of PaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Rebuilding Together Dutchess County , an affiliate of the leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing, in partnership with Abilities First, recently completed a project as part of the newly launched Non Profit Repair Program. The program was introduced to assist local non-profit agencies with facility repairs and renovations, allowing them to focus their resources on their vital community programs.

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  6. Hawaii is Considered "Ground Zero" in the Fight Against Genetically Engineered CropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Hawaii has become ground zero for testing and trials of genetically engineered crops, and environmentalists worry about the implications for ecosystems throughout the islands and beyond. Photo: Ian MacKenzie, FlickrCC.

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  7. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephanie A. HernandezRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephanie A. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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  8. Local Participates in Rim of the Pacific ExerciseRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Melissa Reed, from Poughkeepsie, New York, is assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 and embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence . "We just finished a deployment so it was nice to have a bit of a break in Hawaii," said Reed.

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  9. 3rd Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice ReceptionRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has announced that it will honor Timmian Massie, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Public Affairs and Government Relations at Health Quest as Champion of Justice and Iseman Cunningham Riester & Hyde, LLP as Advocate for Justice at its 3rd Annual Dutchess Partners in Justice Reception, a fundraiser to support its programs in this county. The event will be held on Thursday, September 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie.

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  10. 2016 Poughkeepsie High School GraduationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Board of Education President Ralph Coates, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicole Williams, right, present Salutatorian Simone Teague with her diploma during the Poughkeepsie High School 144th Commencement Exercises for the graduating Class of 2016 on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.

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  11. Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director RetiresRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Nancy Kosloski has retired, after serving with the organization for the past thirty-eight years, developing mentoring services throughout Orange County. Her professional journey first began working with youth and families facing the challenges of substance abuse.

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  12. Hundreds Participated in 'Think Differently Dash'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Hundreds of enthusiastic participants joined a one-mile race down Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie for the Think Differently Dash held on Saturday, June 11. The new "first leg" of the weekend-long Walkway Marathon Race Series provided members of all abilities within the community the chance to be a part of the event. Walkway Marathon Race Series partners, Walkway Over the Hudson and Dutchess County Government, were joined by representatives from the ten non-profit and educational organizations who assisted in orchestrating the Think Differently Dash, a new feature in this year's Walkway Marathon Race Series.

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  13. 18th Annual H.V. Latino Scholarship AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Hudson Valley Latino Scholarship Award Winners were honored on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Newburgh's Ramada Inn. Pictured are: Tyler Knox , Jacquelyn DeJesus , Brittany Calleja , Isis Benitez , Jaymie DeLeon , Olivia Lopez , Adalhia Hart , and Thomas Crowfoot .

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  14. Vassar College Awards Over 600 DiplomasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Kyle Yanik Tam, a 2012 Poughkeepsie High School graduate, was one of 630 Vassar College students to receive a diploma at Sunday's 152nd Commencement Ceremony, held at the College's Outdoor Amphitheater. Tam, who graduated with a dual major in both History and Africana Studies, was an officer in the Caribbean Student Alliance.

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  15. John Jay Gives to Grace Smith HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Grace Smith House, the domestic violence non-profit located in Poughkeepsie, NY, received a significant contribution from John Jay High School's chapter of the National Honor Society. On Tuesday, May 24th, members of the school's chapter presented Grace Smith House's executive director, Michele Pollock Rich, with a check for $5,000.

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  16. Mid-Hudson Subaru Makes Donation to Non-ProfitRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Grace Smith House, the domestic violence non-profit located in Poughkeepsie, NY, was chosen as this year's Mid-Hudson Subaru recipient of the 2015-2016 Subaru Share the Love event. On Thursday, May 12th, Poughkeepsie Journal's Business Person of the Year and Mid-Hudson Subaru owner Peter Maher presented Grace Smith House's executive director Michele Pollock Rich with a check for $41,458.

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  17. Community-Minded Individuals to Be HonoredRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County will be recognizing contributions to the community of two individuals and one corporation at the not-for-profit human service agency's inaugural Spirit of Service Awards Dinner to be held at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls on Thursday, June 9. Catholic Charities of Dutchess County's Spirit of Service Awards will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of those who exemplify the agency's mission to build a more just and caring Dutchess County. Monsignor John J. Brinn, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's - St. Joseph's Parish in Poughkeepsie will be presented with the Humanitarian Award.

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  18. DCC Observed its 57th Commencement ExerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    On Thursday, May 19, Dutchess Community College observed its fifty-seventh commencement exercise at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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  19. HealthAlliance and WMCHealth Form a PartnerhshipRead the original story

    May 18, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley recently announced an important agreement that will enhance and expand healthcare for an entire region, while keeping essential services close to home for those who need them. "We couldn't be happier with the relationship," said David Scarpino, President and CEO, HealthAlliance.

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  20. "Prom Fest" Raises Funds for ScholarshipRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | Hudson Valley Press

    Prom Fest at Mount Saint Mary College, which offered high school students the opportunity to find affordable prom dresses, earned more than $600 for the St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to a current Mount student.

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