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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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  • December 10, 2014 -  20th Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Awards Honor "TOP COPS"
         Top Cop group photoPoughkeepsie...The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored ten law enforcement officers today at the 20th Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Breakfast held at Dutchess Community College in the Town of Poughkeepsie.    The annual event honors police officers from throughout Dutchess County for their commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission.      The event also highlighted the start of the annual “Holiday Crackdown” campaign, which runs from December 12th through New Year’s Day, with law enforcement agencies across Dutchess County participating in a county-wide program to catch impaired drivers this holiday season.   The “Holiday Crackdown” campaign is intended to discourage people from driving impaired, promote awareness, and keep the roadways safe.   Read more...


  • December 8, 2014 -  Pace Land Use Law Center Honors County Executive Molinaro with Groundbreaker’s Award
         Poughkeepsie...The Pace Land Use Law Center today honored Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro as this year’s recipient of the Groundbreaker’s Award.  The Groundbreaker's Award is given to a graduate of the Center's Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) Training Program who has done exemplary work in a community or region using the types of land use and decision-making tools and techniques taught in the LULA program.   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
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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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