County News, Features and News Releases
line image

Keeping You Informed...Keeping You Informed graphic

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 Behavioral & Community Health- providing you with information about a broad range of current issues and events. You'll also find newsletters from the Office for the Aging 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.

Headline News from the County Executive   RSS Feed Icon
(View all County Executive News Releases...)

  • October 11, 2016 -  Dutchess County Earns “Best of Hudson Valley” Honors
         Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of Hudson Valley 2016“Readers have once again recognized the scenic beauty and opportunities Dutchess County Parks provide children, families and adults to enjoy throughout the year. Bowdoin Park, the Dutchess Rail Trail and all of our great parks offer residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy and experience all Dutchess County has to offer,” said County Executive Marc Molinaro. “We are excited to once again have our county parks recognized for their unique and distinguishing features that make them true treasures in the Hudson Valley and throughout the state.”

  • September 29, 2016 -  Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event to be Held
         Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Dutchess County residents can utilize our Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling events to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment, unused chemicals and fertilizers, and many other hazardous household items and materials. As part of Rethinking Waste, our 10-year solid waste management plan to increase recycling in Dutchess County, reduce our environmental footprint and create a more sustainable waste system, these biannual collection events serve as positive steps to help us achieve those goals.”
    The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event provides residents with a safe and responsible way to discard a diverse range of household items that cannot be disposed of through regular recycling or garbage bins. Acceptable items include television sets, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals, and more.  A complete list of acceptable items to bring to this disposal day is included below.

Headline News from the County Legislature   RSS Feed Icon
(View all County Legislature News Releases...)

Headline News from the County Clerk   RSS Feed Icon
(View all County Clerk News Releases...)

Headline News from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office   RSS Feed Icon
(View all County Sheriff's Office News Releases...)

  • October 6, 2016 -  Sheriff’s Office Investigates Clown Postings Involving School
         During the evening of 10/5/16 the Sheriff’s Office became aware of two separate social media postings – one on Instagram and the other on Twitter – which referenced Arlington High School. The postings both pictured someone in a clown mask, and neither one directly threatened the school but insinuated that there may be a problem there on Thursday 10/6/16. The Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau then became involved in the investigation and was able to identify two people responsible for the postings; one is a teenage female Arlington student and the other is the 23-year-old brother of a different Arlington student (who had no involvement). At this time the Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Arlington Central School District on this matter, and the investigation is continuing. Criminal charges are being considered however none have been filed thus far, and at this time there appears to be no credible threat to the school. 

  • October 4, 2016 -  Clown incidents reported in Dutchess County
         The following information is offered to assist the people of Dutchess County and surrounding areas in dealing with these situations:

Headline News from the Department of Behavioral & Community Health   RSS Feed Icon
(View all Dept. of Health News Releases...)

Office for the Aging - Newsletters ...

Go to top of page


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.

Public Service Announcements, Radio Spots and Podcasts   RSS Feed Icon

    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.

Go to top of page




Listen button image Listen to webpage


Increase and decrease text size Change text size


- Home -   |   - Legal Statements -   |   - How to Use this Site -   |   - Contact Us -

    Last Updated: 10/12/2016