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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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  • September 22, 2014 -  County Flags Lowered to Honor Former Deputy Sheriff Michael Williams
         Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has directed all Dutchess County Government facility flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor New York Police Department Officer and former Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff Michael Williams, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in a vehicular crash accident.   Read more...


  • September 19, 2014 -  Dutchess County Airport to Host Wings of Freedom Tour
         Poughkeepsie...The Dutchess County Airport will host the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR September 29th to October 1st.   The tour features rare treasures of aviation history: the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter.  The B-17 is one of only 8 in flying condition in the United States and the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world.    This is a unique opportunity to explore these aircrafts inside and out.   Read more...


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  • September 17, 2014 -  Wappinger man arrested after failure-to-comply
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  • September 12, 2014 -  Update: arrest made in air conditioner larcenies case
         After being processed, Mr. Westpfal was arraigned on all charges before the Town of LaGrange Court and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond ($10,000/$20,000 for each jurisdiction - LaGrange and Wappinger). At this time, the investigation is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office as well as other police agencies - including the New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police and Town of Hyde Park Police - and more charges are expected at a later time.   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
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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
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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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