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  1. Ossining O-Bots Qualify For International Robotics Competition

    Ossining O-Bots Qualify For International Robotics Competition

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Members of the O-Bots, a robotics team from Ossining High school, had more than a few nervous moments at a recent regional competition, but they walked away with heads held high -- and several big awards under their belts.The O-Bots were among 48 teams from New York and New Jersey -- and seven countries -- that participated in the Hudson Valley FIRST ® Robotics ...

  2. Dutchess Locale Ranks Among Nation's Top 'Blossoming Small Villages'

    Dutchess Locale Ranks Among Nation's Top 'Blossoming Small Villages'

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Rhinebeck has made it onto House Beautiful’s road trip bucket list for 2017.The magazine anointed 11 small towns from across the United States as ones it expects to be “huge” this year.Rhinebeck came in at No. 8.The historic, yet sophisticated, town is nestled by the Hudson River and has views of the magnificent Catskill Mountains.It is known for its tree-lined ...

  3. Monsey, Pomona Ranked Among Most Expensive Zip Codes North Of NYC

    Monsey, Pomona Ranked Among Most Expensive Zip Codes North Of NYC

    Westchester County reigns supreme in a real estate website’s recent survey of the top “most expensive” zip codes in the state -- outside of New York City and Long Island.But six communities in Rockland County made it into the top 50: 10968 (Piermont, No. 23); 10964 (Palisades, No. 25); 10952 (Monsey, No. 35); 10960 (Nyack, No. 42); 10970 (Pomona, No. 49); and 10994, (West Nyack, which ...

  4. Retired Ramapo Police Dispatcher Recalls Long Career Of Helping Others

    Retired Ramapo Police Dispatcher Recalls Long Career Of Helping Others

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Former Ramapo police dispatcher Eileen Maschak has spent a lifetime dealing with emergencies, both small and large.The Rockland mother of two has also just about heard and seen it all during her 33 years as a fire and police dispatcher.Weekends and holidays? She has worked too many away from her family and friends to recall.But when Maschak, who officially retired last ...

  5. Another Town Of Poughkeepsie Chain Restaurant Closes It Doors

    Another Town Of Poughkeepsie Chain Restaurant Closes It Doors

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. --  Just days after a brand-new Golden Corral franchise was shuttered, the folks at The Melting Pot threw in the towel as well.The chain restaurant specializes in heated pots of cheese, chocolate, and broth for dipping and cooking fruits, veggies, and other goodies.Its website says it offers a “dining experience like no other” where patrons can gather around the ...

  6. Town Of Poughkeepsie's The Melting Pot Restaurant Closes

    Town Of Poughkeepsie's The Melting Pot Restaurant Closes

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Another town of Poughkeepsie restaurant is closing up shop.Just days after a brand-new Golden Corral franchise was shuttered, the folks at The Melting Pot threw in the towel as well.The chain restaurant specializes in heated pots of cheese, chocolate, and broth for dipping and cooking fruits, veggies, and other goodies.Its website says it offers a “dining ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Robert J. O'Dell, 90, Former Briarcliff Manor Resident

    Robert J. O'Dell, 90, Former Briarcliff Manor Resident

    Robert J. O’Dell, a former longtime resident of Briarcliff Manor, died Friday, March 24, in Freehold, N.J. He was 90.O’Dell, a well-known art director and graphic designer, was a resident of North Hanover, N.J.The Wisconsin native was born in 1926 to the late Alvin and Jenny O’Dell. The family later moved to Wellsboro, Pa.O’Dell served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. He ...

  9. Bill Nye The Science Guy Appearing At Eastchester Barnes & Noble

    Bill Nye The Science Guy Appearing At Eastchester Barnes & Noble

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- There’s a science to book signings, especially when they involve big celebs like Bill Nye, says Aimee Gautreau of the Eastchester Barnes & Noble.Nye and co-author Gregory Mone will be at the store at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, to promote the first installment of their new children’s book series, “Jack and the Geniuses.”Published by Amulet, it costs $13.95 and ...

  10. 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 ...

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