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'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree That Hit Fairfield County Business Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree That Hit Fairfield County Business
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree That Hit Fairfield County Business Two suspects are behind bars in connection with a string of jewelry store burglaries that targeted businesses in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. In Dutchess County, police were called at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, for a burglary in progress in Beacon at Sky Diamond Jewelers on Main Street. As officers arrived, the suspects were seen driving away from the scene.  Officers initially pursued the vehicle onto the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge but called off the chase “due to the unsafe speeds,” Beacon Police said. Investigators determined that the suspects broke into Sky Diamond Jew…
Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer Police are investigating after a 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 55 in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, June 13. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup was on Route 55 preparing to enter traffic on northbound Route 22 when it pulled into the path of a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The collision killed the driver of the pickup, Northern Fairfie…
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
Ex-New England College Hockey Teammates ID'd As Victims In Apparent Double-Murder Suicide Ex-New England College Hockey Teammates ID'd As Victims In Apparent Double-Murder Suicide
Ex-New England College Hockey Teammates ID'd As Victims In Apparent Double-Murder Suicide Two women killed by a boyfriend in an apparent double murder-suicide have been identified as a New York native and her college hockey teammate from New England. The incident occurred in Dade County in Miami, Florida, before 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at a Bird Road apartment building, the Miami-Dade Police said. According to Det. A. Colome of the Miami-Dade PD, Dutchess County native Sidney Capolino, age 23, of Pawling, and her roommate from Massachusetts, Meghan Moore, age 25, from Centerville on Cape Cod, were shot and killed by 40-year-old Luis Napoles, addre…
CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile
CT Man Charged With Rape Of New York Juvenile Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for more victims after a Connecticut resident was charged for allegedly raping a Hudson Valley juvenile.  The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau reports the arrest of Litchfield County resident Antonio K. Scott, age 19 of Sharon, in connection with an investigation into inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile in Dutchess County. According to Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in the summer of 2023 after the department was alerted to a possible sexual offense involving …
Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50 Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50
Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50 A Hudson Valley mother of three has died at the age of 50. Dutchess County resident Jennifer J. Strang-Thrasher, of Wassaic, died on Sunday, February 4, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Strang-Thrasher, born in Connecticut in the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, was a graduate of Dover High School and Dutchess Community College.  She was a direct care worker at Cardinal Hayes Home for Children in Millbrook, for 30 years, according to her obituary. In addition to her mother, Boonie (Coons) Strang of Wassaic, and her husband, Daryl Thrasher of Poughkeepsie, she is s…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Fairfield County Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Fairfield County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Fairfield County As a potent system with scattered severe storms sweeps through, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has now been issued for much of the region. It's in effect until midnight Sunday, Aug. 13. The main threat is for damaging wind gusts and large hail, the National Weather Service said, adding that isolated tornadoes are possible, mainly north and west of New York City. In addition, storms will be capable of locally heavy rainfall which could lead to some urban, low lying and poor drainage flooding with isolated to scattered flash flooding possible. In New York, the watch co…
Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game
Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game A woman died after a crash that happened while she was pulling into a parking lot at her son's youth baseball game in the Hudson Valley. Putnam County resident Kaylyn Anna Touhey, of Carmel, was killed on Tuesday, May 16 at the age of 36 when she was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic while pulling into her son Benjamin's baseball game in the hamlet of Milton in Ulster County just before 5:40 p.m.  According to Marlborough Police, a black Nissan driven by a 42-year-old Dutchess County woman from Hopewell Junction had been traveling north on Route 9W when she collided with a wh…
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Played Collegiately In Connecticut Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Played Collegiately In Connecticut
Coach On Top Of College Basketball World Played Collegiately In Connecticut The first-year Division I head coach who's now at the top of the men's college basketball world guides Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. But 51-year-old Tobin Anderson has strong ties to both New York and Connecticut. Bracket-busting FDU became just the second No. 16 seed to defeat a top seed when the Knights stunned Purdue 63-58 Friday night, March 17 in Columbus, Ohio. FDU was a 23.5-point underdog. "We just made history, college basketball history tonight," Anderson told his team in the locker room after the game. "From four wins last year -- it's one of the most u…
Boy Born In CT Who Died After Falling Through Ice Remembered For 'Amazing Smile' Boy Born In CT Who Died After Falling Through Ice Remembered For 'Amazing Smile'
Boy Born In CT Who Died After Falling Through Ice Remembered For 'Amazing Smile' A teen who died after falling through the ice at a park in the Hudson Valley is being remembered for his "amazing smile," and " infectious laughter." Dutchess County resident Noah Michael Thompson, age 17, of Amenia, died Friday, Feb. 10, at Sharon Hospital in Litchfield County, Connecticut, after falling through the ice at the Taconic State Park in the village of Millerton, located in the Town of North East.  Noah was a high school student at Webutuck High School in Amenia and was expecting to graduate this spring, according to his obituary. The son of Terry Lee Thompson of Poughkeep…
ID Released For Boy Who Died In CT After Falling Through Ice ID Released For Boy Who Died In CT After Falling Through Ice
ID Released For Boy Who Died In CT After Falling Through Ice Authorities have released the identity of a 17-year-old boy who died after falling through the ice at a state park. Dutchess County resident Noah Thompson, of Amenia, was found about 2:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, after police responded to the Taconic State Park on Shagroy Road in the Town of North East for a report of someone who had fallen through the ice. Thompson and another teen had walked 20 to 30 feet out onto the ice when it broke, sending both into the water, according to Capt. John Watterson, of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. The other teen was able to get out of the wate…
Teen Pronounced Dead At CT Hospital After Being Pulled From Icy Waters Teen Pronounced Dead At CT Hospital After Being Pulled From Icy Waters
Teen Pronounced Dead At CT Hospital After Being Pulled From Icy Waters Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Boy Who Died After Falling Through Ice In Hudson Valley Police are investigating an apparent drowning after a young male was pulled from icy waters in the Hudson Valley near the Connecticut border. At about 2:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10,  Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Taconic State Park on Shagroy Road in the Town of North East for a report of someone who had fallen through the ice. Upon arrival it was learned that two teenagers had walked 20 to 30 feet out onto the ice when it broke, sen…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region A quick-moving storm season brought the first accumulating snowfall to the region. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources as of Monday morning, Dec. 12. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, Trace Queens LaGuardia Airport, 0.4 inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 0.3 inches Suffolk County North Babylon, 0.4 inches Islip Airport, 0.4 inches West Islip, 0.2 inches Rockland County Chestnut Ridge, 2.1 inches Orange County Monroe 3.5 inches Westchester Westc…
New Gannett Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Staffers Across Region, Nation New Gannett Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Staffers Across Region, Nation
New Gannett Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Staffers Across Region, Nation The largest newspaper publisher in the United States is once again starting another round of layoffs that will affect hundreds of employees across the country, according to multiple news outlets. Earlier Report - Gannett Lays Off Staffers Across Region, Nation Following $54 Million Quarterly Loss On Thursday, Dec. 1, Gannett started terminating the positions of around 200 employees in an effort to cut its news division staff of around 3,440 by six percent, according to Poynter.  The layoffs come only four months after the company terminated hundreds of employees in August following a near…
Healthcare Workers March For Better Conditions From Fairfield County-Based Organization Healthcare Workers March For Better Conditions From Fairfield County-Based Organization
Healthcare Workers March For Better Conditions From Fairfield County-Based Organization A group of Hudson Valley healthcare workers is asking for better conditions and the opportunity to negotiate a contract.  As part of their effort to improve circumstances at hospitals in both Dutchess and Putnam counties, a "Dignity March" will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Poughkeepsie starting at Vassar Brothers Hospital at 45 Reade Pl. and ending at the Mid-Hudson Bridge, according to the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East union.  Those organizing the march said that poor working conditions at both Vassar Brothers Hospital and Putnam Hospi…
Passenger Dies After Car Crashes Into River In CT Passenger Dies After Car Crashes Into River In CT
Passenger Dies After Car Crashes Into River In CT A 24-year-old man from New York's Hudson Valley died after the car he was riding in veered off the roadway and into a Connecticut River. The incident took place in Litchfield County around 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 in Kent. According to Connecticut State troopers, a Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 24-year-old New York woman from Dutchess County was traveling north of Schaghticoke Road when the car veered to the right, rolled off the edge of the roadway, down a steep embankment and went into the Housatonic River, state police said. The driver, identified as Dutchess County resident Ale…
Homeless Suspects In Marist College Dad's Fatal Shooting Weren't Placed In Hotel, Officials Say Homeless Suspects In Marist College Dad's Fatal Shooting Weren't Placed In Hotel, Officials Say
Homeless Suspects In Marist College Dad's Fatal Shooting Weren't Placed In Hotel, Officials Say Two homeless men who are being held in the fatal hotel shooting of a father of a freshman student who was visiting Marist College in Poughkeepsie on Family Weekend were not placed at the hotel by the county. The two suspects, identified as Roy Johnson Jr., age 35, and Devin Taylor, age 26, have been charged in the death of Long Island resident Paul Kutz, age 53, of East Northport, at the Courtyard by Marriott in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, Oct. 2. No one is sure how the two men came to be at the hotel, but Dutchess County officials said they were not known to the Department of Commu…
Suspects In Fatal Shooting Tied To Marist College Family Weekend Have Criminal Histories Suspects In Fatal Shooting Tied To Marist College Family Weekend Have Criminal Histories
Suspects In Fatal Shooting Tied To Marist College Family Weekend Have Criminal Histories Two men charged in the fatal hotel shooting of an area man who was visiting Marist College in Poughkeepsie on Family Weekend have previous criminal histories. The two men, identified as Roy Johnson Jr., age 35, and Devin Taylor, age 26, have been charged in the death of Long Island resident Paul Kutz, age 53, of East Northport, at the Courtyard by Marriott in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, Oct. 2. Both men have spent time in prison and are allegedly currently being investigated for a previous robbery and murder, reported NBC  New York. Earlier report: ID Released For D…
Details Released In Fatal Hotel Shooting Tied To Family Weekend At College In NY Details Released In Fatal Hotel Shooting Tied To Family Weekend At College In NY
Details Released In Fatal Hotel Shooting Tied To Family Weekend At College In NY Updated story: ID Released For NY Dad Killed In Hotel Shooting Tied To Marist College Family Weekend A second suspect has been taken into custody following a shooting that killed one person at a Hudson Valley hotel. Police received a report of shots fired at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 2641 South Road (Route 9) in the Town of Poughkeepsie, at about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, authorities said. The incident is reportedly connected to Marist College Family Weekend which was held Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday. Marist College in Poughkeepsie identified the victim as …
Moose Spotted In Fairfield County Moose Spotted In Fairfield County
Moose Spotted In Fairfield County A large moose seems to have made quite a journey over the past few days, with multiple sightings in parts of Fairfield County. Meteorologist Jack Drake shared photos and videos on his Facebook page of a large moose that was spotted at the AMC movie theater in Danbury on Monday, Sept. 26. Drake reported that the moose was also seen in Woodbury and Newtown. "I’ve never heard of moose in our immediate area, but I don’t think there is any mistaking that photo, and there have now been several additional reports," he said in the post. Drake said the moose was also spotted heading toward Ne…
CT Native Who Worked As Supervisor In NY At Age 63 CT Native Who Worked As Supervisor In NY At Age 63
CT Native Who Worked As Supervisor In NY At Age 63 A man who worked at Reader's Digest in Westchester County for decades has died at the age of 63. Dutchess County resident Robert Riley-Brown, of Wappingers Falls, died at New York Presbyterian Milstein Heart Center on Saturday, Aug. 20, according to his obituary. He was born in the Litchfield County town of Sharon, Connecticut. According to his obituary, Riley-Brown worked as a supervisor at the Global Data Center at Reader's Digest in Pleasantville for 27 years, and he later worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie, his obituary said. Riley-Brown had a love of the outdoors, off-roading, f…
Gannett Lays Off Staffers Across Region, Nation Following $54 Million Quarterly Loss Gannett Lays Off Staffers Across Region, Nation Following $54 Million Quarterly Loss
Gannett Lays Off Staffers Across Region, Nation Following $54 Million Quarterly Loss The largest newspaper publisher in the United States has laid off employees at newspapers across the country following a nearly $54 million quarterly loss, according to multiple news outlets. Gannett's layoffs on Friday, Aug. 12, impacted numerous newsrooms, according to a report from Poynter. Gannett has not released information on the number of employees who were laid off, how many of its 250 newspapers were affected, or whether there will be further staffing cuts. Gannett, which owns USA Today, reported a $53.7 million net loss in its second-quarter report. Adrian Szkolar, a producer a…
Mother Speaks Out After 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Road Rage Incident Mother Speaks Out After 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Road Rage Incident
Mother Speaks Out After 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Road Rage Incident The mother of one of the two men who were killed during an apparent road rage altercation on I-84 in the Hudson Valley has spoken out, according to a new report from CBS News. Dutchess County residents 22-year-old Fabian Tirado, of Wappingers Falls, and 38-year-old Mark Hall, of Holmes, were involved in the road rage incident in the Putnam County town of Kent on Saturday, July 2, police said. Police said Hall and Tirando stopped in the right lane of travel and exited their vehicles during the altercation, and both men were struck and killed by a third vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. Tirado…
22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident 'Loved Spending Time With Family, Friends' 22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident 'Loved Spending Time With Family, Friends'
22-Year-Old Killed In I-84 Incident 'Loved Spending Time With Family, Friends' A 22-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-84 in the Hudson Valley is being remembered for his love of spending time with friends and family. Dutchess County resident Fabian Tirado, of Wappingers Falls, was one of the two men who were fatally struck by a vehicle on I-84 in the Putnam County town of Kent on Saturday, July 2, police reported. Police said 38-year-old Mark Hall, of Holmes, and Tirando stopped in the right lane of travel and exited their vehicles due to a road rage altercation, and they were both struck and killed by a third vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. Earlier r…
Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident
Police ID Two Men Killed, Release New Details In Apparent I-84 Road Rage Incident Police have identified two men killed and released new details after an apparent road rage incident on a busy roadway in the region. The incident took place in Putnam County on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent early Saturday morning, July 2. An initial investigation determined the two men, both from Dutchess County, Mark H. Hall, age 38, of Holmes, and Fabian A. Tirado, age 22, of Wappinger, stopped in the right lane of travel and exited their vehicles due to a road rage altercation, New York State Police said.  While Hall and Tirado continued to argue in the right lane, a third vehi…
Historic, 290-Acre Hudson Valley Estate Hits Market For $25 Million Historic, 290-Acre Hudson Valley Estate Hits Market For $25 Million
Historic, 290-Acre Hudson Valley Estate Hits Market For $25 Million A historic mansion in the Hudson Valley that was once lauded by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for its “coziness” just hit the market for $25 million. Known as Steen Valetje, the Dutchess County estate, located in Red Hook, sits on 290 acres and offers “breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Catskills beyond,” according to the listing from Compass Real Estate. “A sanctuary of seclusion, and a retreat where friends and family can gather for life's most important celebrations,” the listing says. Built in 1851, the estate was a gift from William Backhouse Astor - once the richest man in Am…
Fairfield County Man Charged With Burglary, Sexual Assault Fairfield County Man Charged With Burglary, Sexual Assault
Fairfield County Man Charged With Burglary, Sexual Assault A 32-year-old Connecticut man is accused of burglarizing a Hudson Valley home and sexually assaulting a victim. The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a home invasion and sexual assault at a Beekman home on Saturday, May 21, authorities said. Detectives then arrested Fairfield County resident Wilson Oliveros-Romeros, of Danbury, on Friday, May 27, following an investigation, the Sheriff's Office said.  Authorities said Oliveros-Romeros and the victim knew each other prior to the incident. The Sheriff's Office said Oliveros-Romeros was charged with: Preda…
Steven Spielberg Stops By Popular Deli In Region Steven Spielberg Stops By Popular Deli In Region
Steven Spielberg Stops By Popular Deli In Region Steven Spielberg stopped by a popular deli in the Hudson Valley. Rossi Rosticceria Deli in Dutchess County shared a photo on Wednesday, April 27, of the 75-year-old world-renowned director, producer, and screenwriter's visit on social media. "We’ve made lunch for A Lot of people but this is way up there," the business with two Poughkeepsie locations (on Clover Street and Eastdale Avenue) said in the Instagram post. Spielberg has directed numerous celebrated films, including Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. View a photo Rossi Deli staffers snapped wi…
Video Shows Alligator Being Captured Near School In NY Video Shows Alligator Being Captured Near School In NY
Video Shows Alligator Being Captured Near School In NY Video footage has been released showing an alligator being captured near a school in the Hudson Valley. Though the video is just now being made available, the incident occurred Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 in Dutchess County outside Van Wyck Junior High School in Wappingers Falls. East Fishkill Police reported the four- to-five-foot alligator roaming around early that afternoon. "A next-door neighbor, who just happened to look out her living room window, saw the 50-pound animal scurrying from a culvert and into the parking lot of the nearby school and immediately called 911," Daily Vo…