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Hall and Oates open Daryl's House in Pawling — Hall and Oates perform on opening night at Daryl's House on Friday in Pawling.

John Jay reaches sectional football final in double OT — WICCOPEE - It will be hard for the Patriots to top this one. But with a sectional title on the line next weekend in Putnam County, they'll definitely try. Brad Belotti's rushing touchdown in Friday's second overtime period led his top-seeded John Jay High School football team past the second-seeded visitors from Mamaroneck, 34-33, in the semifinals of the Section 1 Class AA tournament.
Nov 01, 2014

VIDEO: @RyanSchu10, @l3igBrad and @JoeLisowski6 talk about @JohnJayFootball's Section 1 Class AA semifinal thriller.…

Oct 31, 2014

.@RyanSchu10, @l3igBrad and @JoeLisowski6 react to @JohnJayFootball's Section 1 Class AA semifinal thriller.…

Hopewell's Joe Panik parades with champion Giants — Hopewell Junction resident Joe Panik rode down a San Francisco street atop a double-decker bus Friday as confetti fell from the sky and fans cheered, the culmination of a charmed rookie season in Major League Baseball.

Football: Lourdes ready for different foe in final — The Our Lady of Lourdes High School Warriors have lined up on the football field against Nanuet this season. But, coach Brian Walsh said, the Nanuet team his Warriors will face Saturday at Mahopac High School for the Section 1 Class B championship is not the same team they saw two months ago.
Oct 31, 2014

Football: Lourdes ready for different foe in sectional final

Gunman robs City of Poughkeepsie gas station — City of Poughkeepsie police are seeking a suspect in the armed robbery of a gas station Thursday night. Police responded at 10 p.m. Thursday for a report of an armed robbery at the Sunoco gas station at 339 Hooker Avenue.
Oct 31, 2014

Gunman robs City of Poughkeepsie gas station via @pokjournal

Poughkeepsie man injured in city shooting — City of Poughkeepsie police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a man Thursday morning. At 10:40 a.m. Thursday city police responded to a report of a man shot inside a house on Manitou Avenue. Upon arrival officers found a 39-year-old city resident shot in the chest, police said.
Oct 31, 2014

Poughkeepsie man injured in city shooting via @pokjournal

Cuomo outpaces Astorino in governor's race — Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, 56 percent, leads his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 30 percent, by almost two-to-one in the race for governor in New York among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or have voted early, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll.
Oct 31, 2014

Marist: Cuomo has wide lead over Astorino via @pokjournal

Oct 31, 2014

Cuomo outpaces Astorino in governor's race via @pokjournal

Suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying arrested — Eric Frein, suspected of killing one Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another in a September ambush, was captured Thursday after 48 days on the run, the governor and state police officials confirmed. "Now he will face justice,'' Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said. The local district attorney immediately said he would charge Frein with murder and would seek the death penalty.
Oct 31, 2014

Suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying arrested via @pokjournal

Hopewell's Panik, Giants to celebrate historic feat — Thousands of baseball fans will start lining up on Market Street, just off the west bank of San Francisco Bay, on Friday, reveling in the glee of another World Series championship. Confetti will fall. Orange and black will blanket the Bay Area, from Chinatown to Union Square.
Oct 31, 2014

Hopewell's Panik, Giants to celebrate historic feat via @pokjournal

PCB cleanup nears finish line; fish warnings persist — EPA announces end of 2014 season with one more year of Superfund cleanup to go Another season of PCB dredging is coming to an end in the upper Hudson River. The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it expects the 2014 season will wrap up next week. General Electric Co.

Cuomo is the strongest candidate — Andrew Cuomo got off to an excellent start as governor, closing the state's massive financial gaps, getting budgets done on time, ushering in a property tax cap and pushing the Marriage Equality Act through the Legislature. In ways, he harnessed an out-of-control Albany and, for that, voters should be grateful and recognize he deserves another term.

Cuomo’s remarks on education draw heavy fire — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized for calling education a "public monopoly" and vowing in a second term to overhaul the system. He said he would push for reforms to the teacher evaluation system and seek more charter schools.

Taste of the Hudson Valley set for Nov. 2 — More than 50 of the Hudson Valley's best restaurants will serve samples of intriguing dishes paired with wines - and some craft beer and spirits - to benefit a local hospital. The 26th annual Taste of the Hudson Valley takes place Sunday at The Grandview in the City of Poughkeepsie from noon to 4 p.m., organizers said.
Oct 31, 2014

Taste of the Hudson Valley set for Sunday via @pokjournal

Democrats get letter pressuring them to vote — New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot. The letters went out to about 1 million voters this week ahead of Tuesday's election.

Do you plan not to vote on Tuesday? — Are you among those who do not plan to vote Tuesday in the elections? That's when voters will elect candidates for governor, the state Legislature, Congress and other offices. If you do not plan to vote, the Journal would like to know why. Reporter John Davis is writing a news story on the topic.
Oct 30, 2014

Do you plan not to vote on Tuesday? via @pokjournal

John Jay football capable of 'something special' — Tom O'Hare talked to his Patriots as reminders of their past league titles hung in the distance, on a wall at John Jay High School's football field. "We've got something special going on here," the head coach told his top-seeded team after its Section 1 Class AA quarterfinal win against visiting Horace Greeley.
Oct 31, 2014

John Jay football players knew Mamaroneck would pose a touch challenge tonight.…

Police: Sex offender raped woman at former psych center — Defendant is a Level 3 registered sex offender; judge in 2002 predicted prison sentence would not reform Arciola A 45-year-old Poughkeepsie man stands accused of raping a woman on the grounds of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center on Route 9.
Oct 30, 2014

Judge predicted prison would not reform this sex offender:

REPLAY: Marc Molinaro on Dutchess County budget — This is the place for live webcasts from the Poughkeepsie Journal Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro met with the Journal editorial board to discuss the 2015 tentative county budget. We will have a full replay available later for all devices. Read or Share this story:
Oct 30, 2014

REPLAY: Marc Molinaro on Dutchess County budget via @pokjournal

Dutchess' shrinking jobs, pay pushes strategy shift — Dutchess County's strategies for building a healthy economy are coming under fresh review and revision as data makes clear that the local jobs mix is trending down on the pay scale. The pattern of high-paying jobs declining and lower-paying ones providing most of the jobs that came back after the Great Recession is still there, says economist Christy Huebner Caridi of Marist College's Bureau of Economic Research.
Oct 30, 2014

Dutchess' shrinking jobs, pay pushes strategy shift via @pokjournal