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It’s important to keep you informed of County news and announcements that may affect your lives and businesses. This section of the website does just that.

Here you'll find County Executive news releases and public service announcements, as well as news from the County Clerk, County Legislature and the Department of Health- providing you with information about a broad range of current issues and events. You'll also find newsletters from the Division of Aging Services to keep you informed about subjects and activities that are important to our senior citizens.

Public service announcements and radio spots highlight current issues within our county and offer you yet another source of information.  

Web feeds are available on our website for news content that changes frequently as well as public service announcements and radio spots.  You can subscribe to a specific Web/RSS feed by clicking on the RSS feed icon Web Feeds that appears next to the appropriate list title below.  Please note: RSS feeds must be viewed using a feed reader.  See Web Feed Help for more information.  For a complete list of Web/RSS feeds available on our website, see the Subscription Services webpage.

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  • November 24, 2015 -  Molinaro to Host Town Hall Forum Series
         The town hall meeting series includes the following dates and locations:   Read more...

  • November 19, 2015 -  21st Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Awards Honor Local “TOP COPS”
         Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board today honored seven law enforcement officers as “TOP COPS” at the 21st Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in the City of Poughkeepsie. The event honors police officers from throughout Dutchess County for their commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission.

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  • November 25, 2015 -  Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scams
         The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the residents of Dutchess County and surrounding areas about phone scams that are on the increase during the holiday season.   Read more...

  • November 25, 2015 -  Dover man charged in theft of firearm
         The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Scott Sweeney, age 39 of Dover Plains, for grand larceny in connection with a stolen rifle from the Town of Wappinger.   Read more...

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  • November 9, 2015 -  Board of Health Meeting Notice for November 19, 2015
         Poughkeepsie……The Dutchess County Board of Health will be holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 4:00 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Health located at 85 Civic Center Plaza – Suite 106 in the City of Poughkeepsie.

    The Dutchess County Board of Health normally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, except for the month of July as follows:

  • November 5, 2015 -  Dutchess County Department of Health Community Tick Survey In Progress
         Poughkeepsie…  Dutchess County Department of Health is conducting a county-wide randomized telephone survey to assess the knowledge and experience of community members with respect to Lyme disease and other diseases carried by ticks.

    “Results of the survey will be used to inform educational efforts to better meet the needs of the community,” said Kari Reiber, MD, Commissioner of Health.  “We appreciate residents taking a few moments of their time to share their valuable input.”

    The telephone survey will be conducted through the end of December.

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Public Service Announcements and Radio Spots

Dutchess County and its departments provide many services to the public.  Through public service announcements and radio spots, we  try to make residents aware of these services and to diseminate important information about current topics.

Choose from the list below to get information in audio file format (ex. mp3) about various County services and issues that are both relevant and important.

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    9/16/2010 - Protect Yourself From the Flu - Dr. Michael Caldwell, Commissioner of Health
Type: audio/mpeg   -   Length in bytes: 23530

This public service announcement gives important information about how you can protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu.

        ~ Click HERE to read more information from the Department.

    11/17/2009 - Be Handicapped Parking Considerate - Dutchess County Handicapped Parking Education Program
Type: audio/mpeg   -   Length in bytes: 7250

Observing handicapped parking rules is not just being considerate - it's the law!  Listen to this public service announcement by the Dutchess County Handicapped Parking Education Program.

        ~ Click HERE to read more information from the Department.

    11/17/2008 - Helping with Stress During the Holiday Season - Dr. Kenneth Glatt, Commissioner of Mental Hygiene
Type: audio/mpeg   -   Length in bytes: 14110

Learn how the services provided by the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene can help in dealing with stress during the holiday season in this public service announcement.

        ~ Click HERE to read more information from the Department.

    11/2/2009 - Celebrate Veterans Appreciation Day - Nelson Eddy Rivera, Director of the Veterans Services
Type: audio/mpeg   -   Length in bytes: 1432576

This public service announcement shows how we honor our service men and women by celebrating Veterans Appreciation Day (2009).

        ~ Click HERE to read more information from the Department.

    11/17/2009 - Don't Blow It! A Message from Dutchess County STOP DWI
Type: audio/mpeg   -   Length in bytes: 14310

        ~ Click HERE to read more information from the Department.

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