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State Police Use K-9 to Track East Fishkill Burglary Suspect

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. – State police from the Wappinger barracks used a K-9 unit last week to track down a burglary suspect who now faces a litany of charges, including a felony. Police said that on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at around 11:28 p.m., troopers attempted to pull over a car they said was speeding. They said the driver immediately sped up in an effort to evade them. After a brief pursuit, police determined ...

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Dutchess County Digs Out From Snow; Public Works Dept. Offers Safety Tips

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - With as much as 20 inches of snow in the last 36 hours, Dutchess County residents are slowly digging out.    Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said Friday morning that the Department of Public Works highway crews are working to clear roadways and county roads are reported in good condition. Dutchess County Public Transit LOOP Bus has resumed normal service, although delays are b ...

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Coughlan Endorsed by Dutchess Conservative and Independence Parties in Senate Bid

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – County Comptroller Jim Coughlan has received the endorsements of the Dutchess County Conservative and Independence parties in his bid to win the 41st Senate District seat currently occupied by Democrat Terry Gipson. Coughlan is also seeking the Republican nomination but will have to square off against Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik and County Legislature Chair Rob Rolison in the GOP pr ...

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Dutchess County Readies for Storm; Poughkeepsie Declares Snow Emergency

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The City of Poughkeepsie has declared a snow emergency beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday night in anticipation of the storm that is headed toward the Hudson Valley, which could bring as much as a foot of snow to some areas. Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik said he wanted to remind city residents and visitors about the regulations that are put into effect when a snow emergency is declared.   ...

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Hudson Valley Bracing For More Snow

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.--Here comes the snow again. Westchester and the Hudson Valley is gearing up for another major winter storm, one forecasters say could bring the region up to a foot of snow. There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Wednesday night through late Thursday evening. Snow is expected to begin sometime after 1 a.m. Wednesday, forecasters say, and continue falling throughout the day Thur ...

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New Home Energy Assistance Program Offers Help for Dutchess Residents

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Dutchess County residents who are struggling to pay their home heating bills can now take advantage of a new program co-sponsored by the county and the United Way. The new program is known as for Dutchess County HEAP Plus. Federal funding for basic HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) has been reduced this year, with eligible individuals/families receiving two heating benefit payments ...

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Police Charge Woman with Attempting to Sneak Contraband into Fishkill Correctional Facility

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. - State police from the Wappinger barracks said they have arrested a Brooklyn woman and charged her with attempting to smuggle money and a small amount of a controlled substance to an inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility during a visit on Saturday. Police did not disclosed what the controlled substance was. Police said they arrested Yelena Linsalato, 43, and charged her with firs ...

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Dutchess County Finance Commissioner Barrack to Retire

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - After nine years serving as Dutchess County commissioner of finance, Pamela Barrack will retire in May. “The economic conditions over the past several years have created numerous fiscal challenges for Dutchess County government. Under Pam Barrack’s leadership, our county finances have remained solid and stable and ranking among the best in New York State,” said County Executive Marc Mol ...

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Super Bowl DWI Crackdown Results in 25 Arrests in Dutchess County

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Police arrested 25 motorists over the Super Bowl weekend as part of a countywide crackdown on DWI, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. The multi-agency effort was part of a high-visibility enforcement campaign, said Lt. Frank LaMonica Jr. of the Sheriff’s Office, to discourage people from driving while impaired and to promote awareness while keeping the roads safe. The ...

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Taconic Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Arrest of Disbarred Lawyer from Clinton Corners

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. - An expired inspection sticker led to a traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway Tuesday and the arrest of a Clinton Corners man who was wanted for allegedly swindling more than a million dollars from clients while practicing law in Brooklyn, according to state police from the Stormville barracks. Police said that they pulled the car over at around noon Tuesday due to the expired inspe ...

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