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Mike Benischek

Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Jen Metzger to lead Ulster County, defeats James Quigley in executive race

Former state Senator Jen Metzger, a Rosendale resident, will soon become Ulster County’s executive. → Read More

Hudson River cleanup: Why Scenic Hudson claims GE could owe Hudson Valley billions

Scenic Hudson says they are providing "a credible framework for assessing the damages GE could owe" under a Natural Resource Damage Assessment. → Read More

Poughkeepsie's goals for 2022; see what city has planned for youth support, other areas

Poughkeepsie is emphasizing support for youth, instituting a new public safety system and has goals for 2022. → Read More

Move over, 845! Another area code proposed for Mid Hudson region; here's why

The new area code is needed after an analysis showed the 845 area will soon exhaust the phone numbers available. → Read More

30,000 COVID positives: Dutchess cases nearly double in past week as county hits milestone

In one week the number of active cases in Dutchess increased by 87.5%, from 176 on July 27 to 330 Tuesday. → Read More

With $40K donated and counting, residents secure Holiday Helping Hand charities for 2021

Donations are still being accepted to fund charity events for the 2021 holiday season. → Read More

Little Lights: On this Thanksgiving in a difficult year, there are reasons to be thankful

Small moments of joy, comforts, smiles are what we all need to hang on to during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus: How to invest in neighbors through new local gift card website Support Local

Don’t wait for someone else to save your favorite local business. See how visiting Support Local can help them survive COVID-19. → Read More

Abolishing Bridge Authority would hurt Hudson Valley: Legislators

Should the Thruway Authority merge with the Bridge Authority, lawmakers fear tolls could increase. → Read More

Firefighters battle blaze at Poughkeepsie excavation company

Multiple agencies are working at the site of the Thomas Gleason company. → Read More

Marist's climb back to prominence began with exodus of transfers

In his commentary, Mike Benischek explains how Marist turned its lowest point into a turning point. → Read More

Video: Marist discusses how to beat Quinnipiac

Marist College's Brian Giorgis and Rebekah Hand discuss the keys to winning Monday's MAAC final against Quinnipiac. → Read More

Video: Marist defeats Siena to reach MAAC final

Coach Brian Giorgis, Alana Gilmer and Rebekah Hand discuss their Marist College women's basketball team's semifinal win over Siena and Monday's final against Quinnipiac. → Read More

Marist to play for MAAC title Monday, beats Siena

Marist women's basketball clashed with Siena Sunday for a spot in the MAAC final. → Read More

Marist's Maker at year's end: 'People want results'

Thursday's defeat guaranteed Marist’s lowest win total for a season since 2011, finishing 6-25 → Read More

2018 Pyeongchang Olympics: What you need to know

The 2018 Winter Games were scheduled to begin Wednesday night in advance of the Opening Ceremony Friday → Read More

Marist's Hawaii women's basketball trip a stiff weekend test

In three days, Marist will take on three teams with nationally recognized names and a combined record of 10-2 for the young season. → Read More

On vacation, take a social media vacation: Our Turn

In an Our Turn column, Mike Benischek explains why everyone should be careful with social media on vacation → Read More

Tyler Lydon declares for NBA draft

Dutchess County may soon have its first homegrown NBA player in more than 40 years. → Read More

ARCHIVE: Donald Trump breathes new life into Dutchess golf course

In 2010, Donald Trump visited his new golf course in Dutchess County and gave a glimpse of his management style → Read More