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Dutchess Historical society seeks missing items

poughkeepsiejournal.com — The Dutchess County Historical Society is looking for help in recovering over 100 significant items missing from its collection. The four-year-old City of Poughkeepsie police investigation has been rekindled with the recent recovery of one of the items, a historical photograph, which was advertised on Ebay.
Nov 22, 2014

Dutchess Historical Society seeks missing items pojonews.co/1zL1j6G via @pokjournal

Millbrook, Marlboro have chance to make football history

poughkeepsiejournal.com — On Saturday, two mid-Hudson Valley high school football teams will have the opportunity to do what no team has done in 17 years. The varsity football teams from Millbrook and Marlboro high schools will each play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals at Kingston's Dietz Memorial Stadium.
Nov 22, 2014

Millbrook, Marlboro have chance to make football history pojonews.co/1qKymYA via @pokjournal

Ralph Adams, founder of Adams Fairacre Farms, has died

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Adams Fairacre Farms is the outgrowth of a farm that Ralph Adams and his wife bought in 1919. Ralph Adams, founder of Adams Fairacre Farms, has died. Adams Fairacre Farms operates markets in the Town of Poughkeepsie, Lake Katrine in Ulster County, Newburgh and the Town of Wappinger According to the company's website, "In 1919 Ralph A.
Nov 22, 2014

Ralph R. Adams 'was always there for you' pojonews.co/1zK6Dam via @pokjournal

Nov 21, 2014

Ralph R. Adams, of Adams Fairacre Farms, has died pojonews.co/1zK6Dam via @pokjournal

Nov 21, 2014

Ralph Adams, founder of Adams Fairacre Farms, has died pojonews.co/1zK6Dam via @pokjournal

Beacon apartment house fire displaces 8

poughkeepsiejournal.com — The City of Beacon Fire Department responded at about 3:40 a.m. today to the fire in a the three-story structure. All eight occupants and two dogs exited the house without injuries, said fire Chief Gary Van Voorhis. The fire started in the attic and caused damage there and to the third floor before the fire was put out, he said.
Nov 21, 2014

Beacon apartment house fire displaces 8 pojonews.co/1qKqeaq via @pokjournal

Agency rips state over T.Z. Bridge loan

poughkeepsiejournal.com — The Authorities Budget Office on Thursday knocked the Environmental Facilities Corp.'s board of directors for its approval last summer of a $511 million loan for the Tappan Zee Bridge project, saying the board approved the loan with little public discussion and opportunity for review.

Jay Bowie moves from Marist men to NBA D-League

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Over the last four years, Jay Bowie called the Hudson Valley his home, starring for the Marist College men's basketball team. Saturday, though, the former Red Fox will sit on the visitors' bench as he returns to the area as a forward for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, a minor-league feeder circuit for the major association.

Football: Marlboro defense faces tough test in rematch

poughkeepsiejournal.com — The Marlboro High School defense faces its toughest challenge of the season in Nick Gallo and the high-scoring Schalmont offense. The Iron Dukes know that. They also know that slowing down the Section 2 champions is the only way to give their team any chance of advancing to its first Class B state championship football game.
Nov 21, 2014

Football: Marlboro defense faces tough test in rematch pojonews.co/1t8RT0c via @pokjournal

Daryl's House holds promise for Pawling

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Peter Cris, president of the Pawling Chamber of Commerce, on the opening Daryl's House: 'You couldn't ask for anything better.' Hoisted in the air by waiters and waitresses, plates of food drift by with an aroma so tantalizing, so tempting, you might consider putting down your drink and following along, grabbing a chair and sitting down at a table full of strangers before saying, "Do you mind if I just have a taste?"
Nov 22, 2014

Daryl's House continues to rock 'n' roll pojonews.co/1t944dm via @pokjournal

Nov 21, 2014

Daryl's House continues to rock 'n' roll pojonews.co/1t944dm via @pokjournal

Local jobs picture still shows gains

poughkeepsiejournal.com — More jobs existed in the Hudson Valley in October than a year earlier, state labor officials said today, Thursday, confirming that the upward trend seen all year is still there. For the seven-county region, there were 1,500 more people with local jobs than in October of 2013, for a total of 915,800.
Nov 21, 2014

Local jobs picture still shows gains pojonews.co/1t8CdtQ via @pokjournal

Nov 20, 2014

Local jobs picture still shows gains pojonews.co/1t8CdtQ via @pokjournal

Wappingers guidance counselor, longtime coach has been fired

poughkeepsiejournal.com — John Jay High School guidance counselor and longtime softball coach Bonnie Schilling was terminated from the Wappingers Central School District, officials confirmed. The board voted unanimously on Monday to terminate Schilling, in agreement with her hearing officer's ruling, said board President Doug Bitteker. "I am saddened by the whole thing," Bitteker said.
Nov 21, 2014

Terminated Wappingers counselor, coach will likely appeal for job pojonews.co/1t8lBlO

Nov 20, 2014

Terminated Wappingers counselor, coach will likely appeal for job pojonews.co/1t8lBlO

Nov 20, 2014

Wappingers guidance counselor, longtime coach has been fired pojonews.co/1t8lBlO

Police warn of thefts from Red Hook vehicles

poughkeepsiejournal.com — RED HOOK Several vehicles were robbed of personal items over the past weekend in the village, Red Hook police said via news release. "On Sunday while a family was at church, someone threw a large rock," and broke the owner's window to steal personal items from the car.

Fishkill man gets 2nd DWI

poughkeepsiejournal.com — EAST FISHKILL A 55-year-old Fishkill man was charged with driving while intoxicated for the second time, state police said via news release. Roland Walton was charged with felony DWI.. On Tuesday at about 11:42 p.m., troopers stopped Walton for failing to use his signal when making a turn.
Nov 20, 2014

Fishkill man gets 2nd DWI, not to be confused with Highland man who got 2nd DWI: pojonews.co/1t8pqaB

Police seek 2 men who threatened clerk with gun during town robbery

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Two masked men threatened a store employee with a handgun during a robbery on Wednesday, Town of Poughkeepsie police said via news release. They fled the scene, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward. At about 10:10 p.m., two men went into Sam's Mart on Innis Avenue with masks on, and demanded money from a store cashier.
Nov 20, 2014

Police seek 2 men who threatened clerk with gun during town robbery pojonews.co/1t8CX27

Police: 70-year-old man unlawfully got $11G in unemployment

poughkeepsiejournal.com — A Poughkeepsie man allegedly collected more than $11,000 in unemployment benefits, state police said via news release. Hilario Lopez, 70, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. His arrest came as a result of a joint investigation by the state Department of Labor and the state Police.
Nov 20, 2014

Police: 70-year-old man unlawfully got $11G in unemployment pojonews.co/1t8rcZi

Highland man charged with 2nd DWI

poughkeepsiejournal.com — RHINEBECK A 42-year-old Highland man was charged with his second DWI, state police said via news release. Patrick McGinness, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, because he was convicted of a DWI in 2011, police said. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on South Street in the Village of Rhinebeck for a seat-belt violation, on Wednesday around 12:20 p.m.

James Cagney's Oscar at auction, he lived in Stanford

poughkeepsiejournal.com — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February. But winning isn't the only way to snag one of the coveted statuettes. Enthusiastic collectors with several hundred thousand to spare can achieve Oscar glory at the right auction house.
Nov 20, 2014

James Cagney's Oscar at auction, he lived in Stanford pojonews.co/1uWEfSc via @pokjournal

Barrett widens lead over Kelsey in Assembly race

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Hudson, has widened her lead over Republican challenger Michael Kelsey of Salt Point in the prolonged election for the 106th Assembly District. The results of Election Day on Nov. 4 gave Barrett 137 more machine-counted ballots than Kelsey of the more than 33,000 cast.
Nov 19, 2014

Good update from @JohnDavisPJ on the Barrett-Kelsey absentee ballot count in the very tight 106th Assembly Dist. race pojonews.co/1uTgzhw

Nov 19, 2014

Barrett widens lead over Kelsey in Assembly race pojonews.co/1uTgzhw via @pokjournal

Common Core forum draws more than 100

poughkeepsiejournal.com — After more than a year of controversy brewing in the Wappingers Central School District, parents and community members held an open forum on the Common Core Learning Standards and Race to the Top. More than 100 people showed up at Roy C. Ketcham High School on Wednesday night.
Nov 20, 2014

Here you go guys: Common Core forum draws more than 100 pojonews.co/1uTQz5B

Witness: Mason DeCosmo, 2, looked like he had been ‘hit by a bus’

poughkeepsiejournal.com — Two days before 2-year-old Mason DeCosmo died, he looked "like he had been hit by a bus," according to a woman who saw the boy with his mother and Kenneth Stahli, man accused of killing him. Stahli, 27, is accused of abusing Mason while dating and living with the toddler's mother, Katlin Wolfert, 22.
Nov 20, 2014

Witness: Mason DeCosmo, 2, looked like he had been 'hit by a bus' pojonews.co/1uTdYEh