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  1. Agriculture Remains Strongly Rooted In Dutchess, Molinaro Says

    Agriculture Remains Strongly Rooted In Dutchess, Molinaro Says

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y.  – Agriculture is truly a growth industry in Dutchess, says the county's chief cheerleader, Marcus J. Molinaro.In the past eight years, the number of acres devoted to growing crops and raising livestock such as horses, cows, and chickens has sprouted to 196,164 acres from 164,380, an increase of 19 percent.The county recently released a "snapshot" of its ...

  2. Birds Killed In Fast-Moving Dutchess Coop Fire

    Birds Killed In Fast-Moving Dutchess Coop Fire

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. – A fast-moving blaze that took the lives of an unknown number of game birds in Hopewell Junction Sunday was likely caused by heat lamps, fire officials said.Beekman Fire District Chief Tom Kinsley said Monday that the fire destroyed a chicken coop at a home at 1223 Beekman Road.Inside the small shed, which was located about 50 feet from a house, there were quail ...

  3. Three Charged In Route 22 DWI Checkpoint In Dutchess

    Three Charged In Route 22 DWI Checkpoint In Dutchess

    Three people are facing charges after being arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Dutchess County this past weekend.According to state troopers who were manning the Saturday, March 25, checkpoint on Route 22 in Pawling, two of the people arrested were accused of driving while intoxicated and the third, of having marijuana.Michael Conway, 50, of Wingdale in Dutchess County, refused to ...

  4. Woman Rescued After Threatening To Jump From Bear Mountain Bridge

    Woman Rescued After Threatening To Jump From Bear Mountain Bridge

    Quick action on the part of state police and others likely saved the life of a Bedford woman who family members said was threatening to jump off the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sunday.According to Sgt. Mark A. Conway of the state police in Somers, the 32-year-old woman, who is not being identified, had texted family members to tell them she was despondent and planned to kill herself by ...

  5. Three Charged In Route 22 DWI Checkpoint In Dutchess

    Three Charged In Route 22 DWI Checkpoint In Dutchess

    Three people are facing charges after being arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Dutchess County this past weekend.According to state troopers who were manning the Saturday, March 25, checkpoint on Route 22 in Pawling, two of the people arrested were accused of driving while intoxicated and the third, of having marijuana.Michael Conway, 50, of Wingdale in Dutchess County, refused to ...

  6. Majestic Rainbow Shines Bright To Start Week In Dutchess

    Majestic Rainbow Shines Bright To Start Week In Dutchess

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Fighting crime can get ugly at times, but at least one upholder of the law took the time to share some of the beauty in the world.An unidentified state trooper paused from his or her duties on Sunday to snap a shot of a beautiful, spring morning rainbow.The image was posted on the New York State Police Facebook page.It drew numerous comments from folks who thanked the ...

  7. New Supermarket Robbery Reported In Peekskill

    New Supermarket Robbery Reported In Peekskill

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A second supermarket in Peekskill was robbed Saturday, marking the second such incident in the span of four days, according to multiple reports.The Key Food store on Welcher Avenue was hit Saturday night by an armed man, just four days after the Stop & Shop on East Main Street had a similar incident.According to a report by The Peekskill Post, police ...

  8. Labor Department Probes Pay Complaints At Poughkeepsie Golden Corral

    Labor Department Probes Pay Complaints At Poughkeepsie Golden Corral

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A smorgasbord of troubles continues to plague Golden Corral, a Poughkeepsie restaurant that closed just two months after it opened, according to a report by The Poughkeepsie Journal.The state Department of Labor launched a probe of the buffet-style eatery at 2345 South Road after multiple employees there complained that they were not getting paid and that, when ...

  9. State Police Charge Hopewell Man With Having Forged Checks

    State Police Charge Hopewell Man With Having Forged Checks

    WAPPINGER, N.Y. – A Hopewell Junction man has been accused by police of fleecing two acquaintances out of hundreds of dollars.Robert A. Huzar, 29, now faces felony charges in connection with the alleged check-forging scam, state police said.Last December, two Dutchess County men told authorities that Huzar had asked them to cash checks for him because he didn’t have a bank ...

  10. Frederick L. Peckman, 83, Of Red Hook

    Frederick L. Peckman, 83, Of Red Hook

    RED HOOK, N.Y. -- Frederick L. Peckman, of Red Hook, died on Tuesday, March 21, in Lake Katrine. He was 83.The Bronx native was the son of the late Fred and Katherine (Kohler) Peckman.Peckman served in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War.He was employed by IBM for more than three decades.An avid hiker, camper, and traveler, he also liked to tinker with and repair ...

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