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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 Behavioral & Community 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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  • May 17, 2016 -  2016 Memorial Day Community Observances
         Castle Point VA Hospital:
    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M.
    Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden
    Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

  • May 16, 2016 -  Celebration of Aging Honors Seniors of the Year
    Louise & Otto Tatar / Rhinebeck – 70 years (in July)
    May & Andrew Ambrosio / Red Hook – 71
    Dorothy & Tom Schiesel /Wappingers Falls – 70
    Anna & Andrew Fishburn / Poughkeepsie – 73
    Evelyn & Norman Myers / Poughkeepsie – 74
    Lossie & Sam Lee / Fishkill - 76

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  • May 15, 2016 -  Poughkeepsie Man Charged with Public Lewdness at Local School
         On 5/11/16 Deputies responded to the West Road School on West Road in Pleasant Valley for a report of a suspicious person who was trespassing on school grounds. Upon arrival Mr. Dougherty was observed on school grounds, and he was interviewed but not charged at that time. After further interviews and investigation by Sheriff’s Office Detectives Mr. Dougherty was arrested on 5/14/16, and has been accused of both urinating in plain view and trespassing on West Road School property. Anyone who may have more information on this incident or other public lewdness-type incidents involving Mr. Dougherty is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 845-486-3820 and ask for Detective Harris or Detective Pfitscher. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE or email at All calls & emails will be kept confidential.

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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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    Last Updated: 5/23/2016