Poughkeepsie News

Hudson Valley jobless rate inches up to 6.6 percent; Rockland, Putnam stay below 6 percent

Jun 25, 2013 04:18 PM EDT

The Hudson Valley's unemployment rate edged up to 6.6 percent in May as 900 more workers joined the jobless ranks.

Charles Dunlap, ex-treasurer of Orange County Youth Football League, stole $60,000, police say

Jun 25, 2013 06:55 PM EDT

A Sullivan County man is accused of bilking the Orange County Youth Football League out of more than $60,000 over four years, State Police said Tuesday.

Middletown marks 125th anniversary with weeklong celebration

Jun 25, 2013 05:30 PM EDT

Middletown is balancing its past against its present and its future as it marks its 125th anniversary this week.

Community colleges in Hudson Valley project flat, falling enrollment

Jun 25, 2013 05:38 PM EDT

Hudson Valley community college officials are looking at ways to buoy student numbers in light of projections for flat or falling enrollments this fall.

Soaking up great views with waterside walks in the Hudson Valley

Jun 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

Get ready to walk on water, or at least alongside it.

HV environmentalists take wait-and-see approach to Obama emissions plan

Jun 25, 2013 07:12 PM EDT

Hudson Valley environmental activists voiced optimism, but also demanded concrete action Tuesday as President Barack Obama outlined a plan to curb greenhouse gases emitted by U.S. power plants and expand permits for wind and solar projects on federal lands.

Jean Fritz Pierre of Brooklyn died of accidental drowning at Bear Mountain State Park, autopsy finds

Jun 25, 2013 02:31 PM EDT

Autopsy results on Jean Fritz Pierre of Brooklyn, the 16-year-old whose body was pulled from Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain State Park Monday, revealed that he died of accidental drowning, the Rockland County medical examiner's office said.

NY heat wave to sputter out before weekend, forecasters say

Jun 25, 2013 07:48 PM EDT

The heat and humidity in the Hudson Valley will linger for the next few days, but cooler weather is on the way.

DOMA ruling: HV gay-marriage advocates gird for landmark Supreme Court decisions

Jun 25, 2013 07:52 PM EDT

Hudson Valley gay rights activists are bracing for two landmark rulings Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court that could help shape the nation's society for years.

New telephone scam targets Hudson Valley

Jun 24, 2013 05:54 PM EDT

Customers of a Hudson Valley utility company are being targeted by a new telephone scam.

End of Albany session brings few new mandates but little relief, education groups say

Jun 24, 2013 04:14 PM EDT

Leaders in Albany got pretty good reviews from state education groups at the end of the legislative session on Friday primarily for what they didn't do: pass new unfunded mandates.

Chevy Chase helps raise funds for Sandy-damaged Saugerties park

Jun 24, 2013 09:35 AM EDT

Actor Chevy Chase has returned to his old upstate New York stomping grounds to help some friends raise funds to restore a local landmark.

Prancercise: Westchester native gallops, world follows

Jun 23, 2013 05:07 PM EDT

A Westchester native has become a fitness sensation as her Prancercise workouts on YouTube gain a global following, with one racking up more than six million views.

Walkway Over The Hudson to get 21-story elevator

Jun 24, 2013 07:47 AM EDT

The Walkway Over the Hudson is getting a 21-story elevator.

Mandatory NY boating courses waiting Cuomo approval

Jun 23, 2013 07:41 PM EDT

Powerboat operators under 18 will need to take basic safety courses beginning next year under New York legislation approved last week, a move prompted by several highly publicized fatal accidents on state waterways last summer.

New Tappan Zee bridge: Sturgeon monitoring devices coming to Hudson River this week

Jun 23, 2013 03:33 PM EDT

Call them fish GPS.

Fatal I-84 accident kills Pennsylvania woman, dog

Jun 24, 2013 07:12 PM EDT

The cause of a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of an elderly Pennsylvania woman and a dog and injured three others on Interstate 84 in the Town of Montgomery is still under investigation, State Police said Sunday afternoon.

Summer fun on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

Jun 18, 2013 12:03 PM EDT

With acres of pastoral land to wander and crisp, refreshing wines to taste, summer is an ideal time to visit a winery. The Hudson Valley is home to many of them, including those on the famous Shawangunk Wine Trail.

Ralph Arpaio, of Wallkill, charged with arson

Jun 22, 2013 05:59 PM EDT

A 57-year-old man was arrested on charges of setting fire to a shed next to a residence on Patio Road in the Town of Wallkill, police said.

Beacon fire tower reopens after 40 years

Jun 22, 2013 03:03 PM EDT

A mountaintop fire tower offering sweeping 75-mile views of New York's scenic Hudson Valley is open to the public again, following a 10-year restoration effort.