Concerned Citizens Rally Against Tree Removal at Housatonic Meadows

As Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) pushes forward with plans to cut down centuries-old trees at Housatonic Meadows State Park in Sharon, CT, concerned citizens and public officials are raising questions about the decision-making process that has already allowed for some 200 to be felled.

On Tuesday, January 13, State Sen. Craig Miner […]

By |2022-01-25T14:32:41-05:00January 25th, 2022|WOTS|

Molinaro Announces 490 Acres Land Protected through Partnership for Manageable Growth

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro today announced Dutchess County’s Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) Program will provide more than $2.2 million to permanently protect four farms, preserving working agricultural land, and assist a community organization in converting the deteriorated former Bennett College property into a new community park.

County Executive […]

By |2022-01-24T13:13:48-05:00January 24th, 2022|WOTS|

Dutchess County Distributing COVID-19 Test Kits to Every Municipality

Free KN95 Masks Also Available for Residents, Organizations and Businesses

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today the County is distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests and KN95 masks to every town, city and village throughout Dutchess County. New York State has recently allocated a limited number of at-home COVID tests and masks to Dutchess […]

By |2021-12-27T10:12:27-05:00December 27th, 2021|WOTS|

Construction Commences at Historic Dutchess County School

Construction is set to begin at the site of the former Arthur S. May Elementary School at Raymond Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The mixed-use redevelopment project, to be called The Arlington, will include residences, commercial and retail spaces – and the preservation of an important piece of the site’s history: the main portion of […]

By |2021-12-14T14:50:33-05:00December 14th, 2021|WOTS|

Millerton’s Parade of Lights to Make its Return

For residents of many small towns across the Hudson Valley, one of the most disheartening effects of the previous year’s shutdowns has been the absence of traditional and seasonal festivals and events. As the calendar begins its march towards 2022, and with many of us wishing 2020’s turmoil toward our collective rear view mirror, local […]

By |2021-11-21T11:58:42-05:00November 21st, 2021|WOTS|

Molinaro Releases 2022 Executive Budget with Largest Property Tax Cut in Dutchess County History

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro today released his 2022 Executive Budget at the Dutchess Community College Aviation Center at Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappinger, unveiling a proposal that includes more than $20 million in annual tax relief, including the largest property tax decrease in County history. In addition to eliminating County sales tax on […]

By |2021-10-28T14:03:37-04:00October 27th, 2021|WOTS|

Local Community Center Receives Support for Child Services

Dutchess County Assembly Member Didi Barrett was on-hand last week at Millerton’s North East Community Center (NECC) to present the local organization with a $40,000 award from the state’s priority funding budget dedicated to understanding and assessing childcare. “I have been proud to support the NECC in a variety of ways over the years,” said […]

By |2021-10-26T13:33:43-04:00October 25th, 2021|WOTS|

Three Local Families Receive Vehicles from ‘Way to Work’ Program

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro joined the County Department of Community & Family Services (DCFS) and the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) to present three local families pre-owned vehicles as part of the Way to Work program.

Started in 2001, the program is designed to help low-income Dutchess County residents get and keep a job, providing […]

By |2021-10-21T10:00:40-04:00October 21st, 2021|WOTS|

Molinaro, Pulver to Propose Elimination of Sales Tax on Clothing and Footwear Purchases in 2022

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and County Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver today announced their proposal to eliminate sales tax for purchases of clothing and footwear items under $110 each, in 2022, as part of their continued commitment to providing sustainable tax relief for County residents.

County Executive Molinaro will present the Legislature his resolution to enact […]

By |2021-10-06T12:03:13-04:00October 6th, 2021|WOTS|
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