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  1. Poughkeepsie Area Among Top 10 Most Expensive Places To Raise Family

    Poughkeepsie Area Among Top 10 Most Expensive Places To Raise Family

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Poughkeepsie has made it onto the Top 10 list of the most expensive places in the country for a two-parent family to raise two children, according to a recent survey by marketwatch.com.The Dutchess County town/city was lumped in with the cities of Newburgh and Middletown across the river in Orange County.As a trio, they came in at No. 7, marketwatch.com ...

  2. Hillary Clinton Communes With Hero Eleanor Roosevelt At Hyde Park

    Hillary Clinton Communes With Hero Eleanor Roosevelt At Hyde Park

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Hillary Clinton recently spent some time in Hyde Park with her personal hero, Eleanor Roosevelt -- only this meeting between the former first ladies took place in the academic realm.The longtime Chappaqua resident was the guest of historian and author Allida Black, who led a tour of the archives at the FDR Library and Museum.The former senator, secretary of state, and ...

  3. Poughkeepsie Couple ID'd As Winners Of Historic $10M Scratch-Off Prize

    Poughkeepsie Couple ID'd As Winners Of Historic $10M Scratch-Off Prize

    The Dutchess County couple who won a historic $10 million scratch-off prize has been identified as James and Sylvia Silverence of the Town of Poughkeepsie.The winning ticket was sold at the Stewart’s Shops store on Vassar Road in the hamlet of Red Oaks Mill. It was part of the New York Lottery’s just-launched special 50th Anniversary instant game, “$10,000,000 Cash.”Lottery spokeswoman ...

  4. Joan E. Rittinger, 90, Of Poughkeepsie

    Joan E. Rittinger, 90, Of Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Joan E. Rittinger of Poughkeepsie died Saturday, March 4, at Wingate at Ulster in Highland. She was 90.Rittinger had been a waitress, bartender, and hostess at Aloy’s and Christos, two restaurants in Poughkeepsie.She was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie and a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital, working in its gift shop. She also loved to cook, sew, do ...

  5. Poughkeepsie's Rose Will Join Outdoorsmen Hall Of Fame

    Poughkeepsie's Rose Will Join Outdoorsmen Hall Of Fame

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Most folks who like to hunt and fish say it’s about more than bagging a pheasant or hooking a trout; it’s about sportsmanship and the need to protect natural resources.And no one knows that better than Poughkeepsie resident Ken Rose, who is about to be inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame.Rose, who has spent his life paying it forward, was ...

  6. Gary Keeler, Pine Plains Superintendent Of Water, 66

    Gary Keeler, Pine Plains Superintendent Of Water, 66

    PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Pine Plains’ Gary Keeler, who headed the town’s water department, died Sunday at home. He was 66.Keeler, a native of Rhinebeck, previously worked at DeLaval, a leading producer of dairy and farming equipment, in Poughkeepsie.He also worked for IBM until he purchased his own business, CT Glass in Red Hook. After selling CT Glass, he became the village of Rhinebeck’s ...

  7. Poughkeepsie Couple Wins $10 Million Scratch-Off Jackpot

    Poughkeepsie Couple Wins $10 Million Scratch-Off Jackpot

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A Poughkeepsie couple has made New York Lottery history by winning $10 million from a single scratch-off ticket.The winning ticket, part of the New York Lottery’s just launched special 50th Anniversary instant game, "$10,000,000 Cash,” was purchased at a Stewart’s Shops store in the hamlet of Red Oaks Mill.The winners' names will be announced at 2 p.m. ...

  8. Nira G. Gerken, 83, Of Beacon

    Nira G. Gerken, 83, Of Beacon

    Nira G. Gerken, a Beacon resident and Newburgh native, died Friday, March 3, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 83.Gerken was born in 1933 to the late Earl and Gertrude (McDowell) Davis.She was the widow of Richard H. Gerken, who died in 2008.Gerken, who had worked as a chef with Hanger One in Newburgh, was an inductee in the Newburgh Bowling Hall of Fame and also ...

  9. Lulu Roberta Lawrence, 77, Of Poughkeepsie

    Lulu Roberta Lawrence, 77, Of Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Lulu Roberta Lawrence, a lifelong Poughkeepsie resident, died Saturday, Feb. 25. She was 77.Lawrence was born in 1939 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie to the late Chester G. and Indiana M. Penfield. She was the seventh of 12 children.Lawrence attended Poughkeepsie High School. Her favorite sport was track and field.She worked at the Mid-Hudson Workshop, ...

  10. Man Stole $40K In Stocks From Dutchess Resident, Police Say

    Man Stole $40K In Stocks From Dutchess Resident, Police Say

    A Dutchess County man has accused his accountant of stealing thousands of dollars, according to state police.The unidentified Millbrook resident told authorities last October that Max N. Sandmeier had traded $40,000 in his stocks and had benefited financially from the sale, state police said.Sandmeier, 49, of Walden in Orange County, was arrested on Friday, March 3, and charged with ...

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