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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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  • February 26, 2015 -  Molinaro Appoints Acting Community & Family Services Commissioner
         Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced he will appoint  Sabrina Jaar Marzouka as Acting Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS) following the retirement of Robert Allers.   Allers retires March 27th after 40 years of service to the county, including 20 years as DCFS Commissioner.  Mrs. Marzouka currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Health.    Read more...


  • February 20, 2015 -  Solar and Energy Opportunities for Dutchess County
         Poughkeepsie… 2015 will bring exciting new solar and energy efficiency opportunities to Dutchess County including a potential 2 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar panel array at the Dutchess County Airport; SolarizeDutchess, a new program to make solar opportunities more accessible to residents; and the Energize NY Finance program, an opportunity for local businesses to make the investment in energy efficiency upgrades.   These initiatives will be part of Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro’s upcoming  2015 State of the County Address which will be held on Wednesday, February 25th at the Culinary Institute of America at 5pm.    Read more...


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  • January 6, 2015 -  2015 Chairman's Address
         Thank you again for your confidence in my ability to serve as Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature. It is my great honor and privilege to work alongside you as together we build an ever more vibrant future for Dutchess County - a future based on a strong and resilient foundation. We, the Legislature, will continue our mission through the democratic process to establish clear and effective policy that moves this county forward.    Read more...


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  • February 23, 2015 -  Former Deputy charged with impersonation
         The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Frederick A. Eberhard, age 25 of LaGrangeville, on 2/19/15 for impersonating a police officer. Mr. Eberhard is a former part-time Deputy Sheriff with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and a former part-time police officer with the Town of Marlborough Police Department.   Read more...


  • February 23, 2015 -  Auto crash leads to Felony DWI arrest and Resisting Arrest charge
         On February 19, 2015 at approximately 8:15pm, Deputy Sheriffs responded to the area of 505 Old Route 22 in the Town of Amenia for a reported one car automobile crash that had occurred at that location.   Read more...


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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
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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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