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FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens
FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens One of the victims of a former delivery driver in the region who was convicted of sexually assaulting three teens while on the job is now suing FedEx and the local parcel service for negligence. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, May 6, alleges that FedEx and the Dutchess County Parcel Service were negligent in the rape of a teen girl by Poughkeepsie resident Joshua J. Ginyard. This new suit comes less than four months after Ginyard, age 33, was released from prison on parole concerning the 2021 incident. Original Story: FedEx Driver Accused Of Raping, Sexually Abusing Teens…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Westchester Location Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Missing Man From Northern Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River Missing Man From Northern Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River
Missing Man From Northern Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River The New York State Police and the State Medical Examiner's Office have confirmed that the remains of a missing area man washed ashore in the Hudson Valley over the weekend. Related: Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the body of Nicholas Faust, age 43, formerly a resident of both Ulster County (Marlborough) and Northern Westchester (Peekskill), has been identified as the body found on the Poughkeepsie shoreline on Saturday, May 4.  The investigation has determined that there was no evidence of foul play…
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District After six years, a Hudson Valley superintendent has announced his upcoming move to a nearby district to remain closer to his family. Superintendent Phil Benante of Putnam County's Haldane Central School District announced on Tuesday, April 30 that he was appointed head of the Arlington Central School District in Dutchess County, according to a letter written to the district community.  In his letter, Benante wrote that he chose to move to the Arlington district because it would allow him to work closer to his family.  The Arlington district includes parts of Beekman, La Gran…
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Train service was briefly delayed at a station in Westchester while a man was detained after being caught with a weapon in his backpack, authorities said. The arrest happened on Thursday, April 4 just before 1:15 p.m., when the MTA Police learned of a possibly armed man on Train No. 858 at Yonkers Station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  Officers met the 11:45 Hudson Line train, which had departed from Poughkeepsie, at Yonkers Station after it made an unscheduled stop and identified the 52-year-old suspect. Police then removed the man from the train and detained him, soon discoverin…
Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing
Seen Him? Former Northern Westchester Resident Missing The New York State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Hudson Valley man who hasn't been since Sunday, March 24. Nicolas Faust, age 43, formerly of Ulster County in Marlborough, and Westchester County in Peekskill, was reported missing by his family, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. Faust was last seen by friends in the Mill Street area of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, March 24 around 2 a.m. He is described as being 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the New York State Police at 845-677-7300…
These Hudson Valley Properties Nominated For State, National Historic Registers These Hudson Valley Properties Nominated For State, National Historic Registers
These Hudson Valley Properties Nominated For State, National Historic Registers They tell the history of New York, and now these landmark properties could soon have the paperwork to prove it. Fifteen properties across the state have been nominated for addition to the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation. The registers serve as the official list of buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects, and sites that are deemed significant to the history, architecture, archaeology, and culture of New York State and the country. Of the 15 nominees statewide, the following Capital Region and Hudson Valley s…
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47 Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47
Longtime Southern Westchester Boces Employee Dies At Age 47 A longtime tech worker in the Hudson Valley died at the age of 47 at his home. Jamie Brian Paterson of Hyde Park, a lifelong Dutchess County resident, lived in of Hyde Park and was born in Poughkeepsie to Daniel M. Paterson and Linda J. (Steele) Paterson. Paterson graduated from FDR High School in Hyde Park in 1994 and then from Dutchess Community College. He was a longtime employee of Southern Westchester BOCES in Rye Brook where he worked in their IT department as a systems engineer, according to his obituary. When he was not working, his obituary said Paterson enjoyed camping, bowling,…
Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies
Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies A popular and well-respected Hudson Valley judge has died. Dutchess County Judge Gerald V. Hayes of Poughkeepsie, age 82,  had been battling lymphocytic leukemia for three years. Hayes, who died on Saturday, Jan. 27, was a man of deep faith, hard work, great sacrifice, profound wisdom, remarkable accomplishments, and the highest character, his obituary said. Hayes originally studied to become a priest but changed his mind and received his juris doctorate from Fordham Law School in 1968. Shortly after he went to work as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.  In 1971, his obit…
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines: Here's When They Start To accommodate Metro-North crews working to replace sections of track and switches in Grand Central Station, officials have announced schedule changes for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven line trains.  The upcoming schedule changes will take effect on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and are expected to last until early spring, according to Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi.  "The tracks and switches in and around the Grand Central Terminal complex are at the heart of the Metro-North system," Rinaldi said, adding, "It is vital that we keep those tracks in a state of good re…
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police Two people face a long list of charges after leading troopers on a chase in a stolen car on a busy parkway in the Hudson Valley and crashing into a police vehicle in the process, authorities said. Brooklyn resident Justin Bumpers, age 28, and Dutchess County resident Jada Joseph of Poughkeepsie, age 23, were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 30 in connection with an incident that happened in Putnam County earlier on the same day, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  The events leading up to the arrests began around 12:15 a.m. when troopers patrolling the Taconic State Parkwa…
Police Officer Killed After Running Off Taconic State Parkway, Hitting Tree Police Officer Killed After Running Off Taconic State Parkway, Hitting Tree
Police Officer Killed After Running Off Taconic State Parkway, Hitting Tree A police officer was killed in a single-vehicle crash after running off the roadway in the region. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Police Officer Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash The collision took place in Dutchess County around 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18 on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill. Acting East Fishkill Police Department Chief Derrick Cuccia said the unnamed officer was investigating a possible fatal crash near the East Fishkill Police Department when the officer left to interview a victim at the hospital. While on the way to the hospital, the officer …
NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A Hudson Valley College Legend NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A Hudson Valley College Legend
NY Giants QB Tommy DeVito's Agent ‘Italian Jerry Maguire’ Is A Hudson Valley College Legend The football world got its first taste of New York Giants Quarterback Tommy DeVito's agent on Monday night, but Massachusetts residents and many college football fans in New York already knew him. Sean P. Stellato made a splash Monday night, Dec. 11, when a video of him and DeVito went viral on X, formerly Twitter, with even Barstool Sports Owner David Portnoy shouting him out. Though, in true Portnoy fashion, he has a small grudge with the former Salem High School alum.  This motherfucker wrote a book about beating Swampscott my senior year. What a world! https://t.co/3wLRG84HF…
Student Hospitalized After Altercation Breaks Out Following HS Football Game In Westchester Student Hospitalized After Altercation Breaks Out Following HS Football Game In Westchester
Student Hospitalized After Altercation Breaks Out Following HS Football Game In Westchester One student was hospitalized after an altercation broke out following a varsity football game in Westchester. The incident happened at Port Chester High School, which hosted Poughkeepsie High School on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21. According to authorities, officers from the Port Chester and Rye Brook police departments were able to separate the parties involved and restore order. Further information on the injured student has not been released. All those involved in the altercation were juveniles, Port Chester Police detectives said, noting that  they are working to "identify th…
'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When 'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When
'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When Metro-North has good news for those who have waited all year for the leaves to change colors in the Hudson Valley.  Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 7, Metro-North will be adding extra "leaf peeper" trains to the Hudson Line that will take autumn-loving riders to the "incomparably scenic" Hudson River Valley for views of fall foliage, MTA officials announced.  Five of these extra trains will be added on Saturdays, while four extra trains will be added on Sundays, officials added.  "Fall is the best season to experience all that the Hudson Valley has to offer," said Metro-Nor…
This Hudson Valley Locale Is Most Underrated In NY, New Rankings Say This Hudson Valley Locale Is Most Underrated In NY, New Rankings Say
This Hudson Valley Locale Is Most Underrated In NY, New Rankings Say Much like famed comedian Rodney Dangerfield, this New York locale just “don’t get no respect,” according to a new ranking. Of the nearly 1,000 towns and cities dotting the Empire State, Dutchess County's centuries-old Poughkeepsie was named the most underrated in New York by the financial blog Cheapism. To come up with its list, the website looked at online reviews and rankings to find desirable locations in each state that often go overlooked but offer visitors and locals “tremendous value.” Each selectee boasts a range of cultural attractions, outdoor activities, and great dining and sh…
These Hudson Valley Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says These Hudson Valley Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says
These Hudson Valley Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says The grades are in, and these colleges are a cut above the rest. Of the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the United States, four can be found in Massachusetts, three in New York, and one in Connecticut, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings. They are: No. 1 - Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts No. 2 - Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts No. 4 - Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tied with Pomona College in Claremont, California and Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) No. 8 - United States Military …
Officer Suffers Fentanyl Overdose During Investigation In Hudson Valley, Police Say Officer Suffers Fentanyl Overdose During Investigation In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Officer Suffers Fentanyl Overdose During Investigation In Hudson Valley, Police Say A police officer in the region is recovering after suffering an overdose of fentanyl he was exposed to while investigating drug use in a vehicle. The incident took place in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie around 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the 300 block of Mill Street. During the investigation, the officer removed a “foil” containing an unknown substance from the front pocket of the man in the vehicle, said Capt. Richard Wilson of the City Of Poughkeepsie Police.  As the officer attempted to determine the contents of the foil, he began to feel signs of an alte…
4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says 4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says
4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says Hudson Valley residents might take comfort in the fact that they have access to good healthcare, as four hospitals in the region have been named among the best in the state, according to a new report.  The hospitals were selected by U.S. News and World Report, which released its new rankings of best regional hospitals on Tuesday, Aug. 1.  According to the report, the best hospitals in the Hudson Valley are:  White Plains Hospital, which also ranked No. 17 in the state of New York; Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown, which ranked No. 24 in New York; Northern Westches…
Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34 Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34
Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34 A 34-year-old with ties to the Hudson Valley is being remembered for his dedicated Knights of Columbus membership and his love of music.  North Carolina resident Michael James Clement died on Thursday, July 20 at the age of 34, according to his obituary.  Born in Poughkeepsie in 1988, Clement graduated from Carmel High School in Putnam County before going on to attend both American University in Washington, DC and SUNY Plattsburgh, from which he received a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance.  During his time in college, he participated in a studen…
New Details: Child Saw Shooting That Left Father Dead In Northern Westchester, DA Says New Details: Child Saw Shooting That Left Father Dead In Northern Westchester, DA Says
New Details: Child Saw Shooting That Left Father Dead In Northern Westchester, DA Says Officials have released new details about a shooting in Northern Westchester that left a 53-year-old father dead.  Peekskill resident Reginald McClure, age 39, was indicted for his role in a May 2023 shooting that killed 53-year-old Dutchess County resident Ernest Wilson of Poughkeepsie, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, July 24.  Earlier Report - New Update: Fatal Shooting Victim ID'd, Suspect Caught In Peekskill According to the DA's Office, on the day of the shooting, Sunday, May 21, McClure allegedly confronted and chas…
Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley
Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley In the midst of a severe storm that dumped a deluge of rainfall on the Hudson Valley, over 200 people became stuck on a train that could not proceed because of flash flooding.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Sunday night, July 9, when first responders were sent to the Manitou Train Station in Philipstown during a severe storm system to provide help to passengers who had become stuck on a train there.  According to the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 225 people had become stranded on the train because of flash flooding that had covered the tracks.  …
New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley
New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley Multiple roads in the Hudson Valley remain closed Monday, July 10, and Metro-North service was reduced after torrents of rain sent vehicles floating, created sinkholes, and flooded homes. A state of emergency was issued In Orange County by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus issued an executive order banning all vehicles and pedestrians from roads in the Town of Highland until 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 10. Neuhaus also reported a woman, reportedly in her 30s, drowned near West Point. In Westchester County, Yorktown Supervisor Tom Diana issued a state of emergency on M…
Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region
Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region New Update: At Least 1 Dead After Severe Storms With Flash Flooding Pound Hudson Valley Flooding is causing road closures and train disruptions as a powerful storm system with heavy downpours moves through the region. Water rescues have been reported in some parts of the region. In a new update Monday morning, July 10, state police said troopers have assisted dozens of motorists and are currently doing a check of all remaining vehicles still stranded in the area to ensure that there is no one left behind. In the Hudson Valley, the New York State Police is asking the pu…
Drunk Driver Caught With 12-Year-Old Son In Car In Hudson Valley: Police Drunk Driver Caught With 12-Year-Old Son In Car In Hudson Valley: Police
Drunk Driver Caught With 12-Year-Old Son In Car In Hudson Valley: Police A Hudson Valley man faces numerous charges after authorities caught him driving while drunk with his 12-year-old son in the car as well as a variety of pills, police said. The arrest stemmed from an incident in Putnam County that began on Tuesday, June 13 just before 3:20 a.m., when Kent Police received a report of trespassing in progress on Schrade Road.  Police then learned from the complainant that their stepfather, 40-year-old Dutchess County resident Eric Mazzarese of Poughkeepsie, was refusing to leave the residence.  When Kent officers traveled to the residence, they …
County In Hudson Valley Granted Temporary Restraining Order Barring More Migrants County In Hudson Valley Granted Temporary Restraining Order Barring More Migrants
County In Hudson Valley Granted Temporary Restraining Order Barring More Migrants After several busloads of migrants and asylum seekers arrived in a Hudson Valley town without warning, the county has been granted a temporary restraining order barring more. Dutchess County was granted the order by Dutchess County Supreme Court Judge Maria Rosa on Tuesday, May 23, said Dutchess County Executive William O'Neil. The order prevents the New York City Mayor's Office and Department of Homeless Services from transporting any additional homeless adults or minor individuals in temporary shelters in New York City to Dutchess County, including, the Red Roof Inn at 2349 South Road an…
State Of Emergency: Fourth Hudson Valley County Joins Effort To Keep Away Asylum Seekers State Of Emergency: Fourth Hudson Valley County Joins Effort To Keep Away Asylum Seekers
State Of Emergency: Fourth Hudson Valley County Joins Effort To Keep Away Asylum Seekers A fourth Hudson Valley county has executed a State of Emergency in an effort to stop New York City from sending migrants and asylum seekers, in addition to enacting three executive orders.  Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne, a Republican, said on Monday, May 22 that he had executed and filed a State of Emergency in relation to New York City's "recent moves to relocate asylum seekers to Hudson Valley counties without proper coordination with local municipalities," he said in a statement released by county officials.  Byrne also said he enacted three executive orders that would "g…
2 Buses Of Migrants Arrive In Hudson Valley Despite State Of Emergency 2 Buses Of Migrants Arrive In Hudson Valley Despite State Of Emergency
2 Buses Of Migrants Arrive In Hudson Valley Despite State Of Emergency Despite a State of Emergency being issued for a Hudson Valley county, one county executive is saying asylum seekers have arrived at a hotel in the region. The migrants were reportedly dropped off in Dutchess County on Sunday, May 21 at the Red Roof Inn in the town of Poughkeepsie, said Dutchess County Executive Willian O'Neil. "Despite repeated requests, Dutchess County has not received any information about individuals, legally in NYC’s custodial care, who have been transported by NYC to Dutchess County," O'Neil said. O'Neil said on Sunday the Town of Poughkeepsie police reported two buse…
New Update: Body Found In Hudson River Identified As Woman, Age 32, Who Jumped From Area Bridge New Update: Body Found In Hudson River Identified As Woman, Age 32, Who Jumped From Area Bridge
New Update: Body Found In Hudson River Identified As Woman, Age 32, Who Jumped From Area Bridge Police have identified the body of a woman found floating in the Hudson River.  The woman's body was found in Dutchess County on Monday, April 10, 10 near the Mid-Hudson Bridge and the city of Poughkeepsie. Earlier report: Woman's Body Found Floating In Hudson River According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, the woman has been identified as Ulster County resident Tashaunna S. Bogle, age 32, of Kingston. Bogle has been further identified as the person who jumped into the Hudson River from the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, Wat…