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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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         Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison (District 8 – City and Town of Poughkeepsie) was joined by County Executive Marc Molinaro today to announce additional resources to assist the City of Poughkeepsie in the wake of a recent string of shootings. The announcement follows a series of discussions with county and city leadership, law enforcement, community groups, and clergy organized by Molinaro and Rolison. Participants identified immediate crime-reduction needs for the City of Poughkeepsie as well as coordinated longer-term goals related to community development, among others.

         Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison (District 8 – City and Town of Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Legislature has unanimously approved an agreement between the county and City of Poughkeepsie to create a consortium eligible for direct funding to support housing for its residents. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the largest federal block grant exclusively designed to support affordable housing. Under HOME, individual communities that do not qualify for their own allocation through the program’s funding formula can “join with one or more neighboring localities in a legally binding consortium whose members' combined allocation would meet the threshold for direct funding,” according to the HUD website. During the period covered by the last consortium agreement, 2013 to 2015, HOME funds were used to assist with the creation of 173 high-quality affordable housing units in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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  • August 29, 2015 -  Double-fatal motorcycle crash in Pleasant Valley
         The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a single motorcycle, double-fatal crash which occurred on South Avenue in the Town of Pleasant Valley at approximately 7:30 pm on 8-29-15.   Read more...

  • August 25, 2015 -  Beekman man charged with sexual assault against child
    The investigation began in mid-late July of 2015, and was conducted by members of the Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center. As a result of the investigation, Mr. Stiebritz was arrested on 8/12/15, and is accused of sexually assaulting a female child for approximately 5 years beginning when she was 12 years old. The victim is now of legal age, and no further details about her or the case will be released in order to protect her privacy.

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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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