Roberto Xavier Cruz, Poughkeepsie Journal

Roberto Xavier Cruz

Poughkeepsie Journal

Babylon, NY, United States

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Past articles by Roberto:

Police seek applicants 'who want to serve their community'

For the first time in four years, Dutchess County will host a civil service exam for those interested in becoming a local police officer or sheriff's deputy. → Read More

Highland voters to decide on capital project in October

Highland Central School District residents will get to vote on a $17.5 million capital project Oct. 28. → Read More

United Way of Dutchess, Orange kicks off fundraising campaign

About 200 members of the local business community, nonprofits and educators joined United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region at The Grandview on Rinaldi Boulevard today, Thursday to kick off the organization's new year of fundraising. → Read More

Early morning Town of Poughkeepsie fire investigated

NEW HAMBURG The cause of an early morning fire in this fire district is currently considered undetermined, according to fire officials. → Read More

Newburgh woman dies month after Fishkill crash

A Newburgh woman who was ejected from a motorcycle during a Aug. 16 crash in Fishkill has died, according to the Westchester Medical Examiner’s Office. → Read More

Police: Wappinger man used fake money to buy food at Sonic

A Wappingers Falls man accused of using counterfeit money to buy fast food at the Sonic Drive-In on Route 9 is due in court on Monday, Dutchess County Jail officials said. → Read More

9/11 memorial ceremony: Sheriff: 'If we stand united, we can't be beat'

Dozens gathered on Market Street today, Thursday to pay respects to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

City man fatally shot on Garden Street

City of Poughkeepsie police believe one person was fatally shot Tuesday night on Garden Street. → Read More

Vassar named most economically diverse top college

Vassar College has been named the most economically diverse top college by The New York Times. → Read More

Lyme research bill passes House

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would establish an interagency working group focused on tick-borne disease research. → Read More

Road Runners partner with Journal, health groups to promote wellness

Officials and leaders from Dutchess County government, the Poughkeepsie Journal and local health providers joined the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club today, Tuesday to announce details of a new partnership ahead of the 36th annual Dutchess County Classic. → Read More

Beacon man accused of sexual abuse against child

A Beacon man stands accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 11 years old, state police said. → Read More

Police: 7 accused of gun, drug possession after raids

Seven people were arrested and accused of gun and drug possession in connection with two raids of city apartments over the weekend, city police said. → Read More

Our Turn: Fantasy life on the horizon

After a year hiatus from nerding out over waiver wire transactions and potential trades, I’m back on my fantasy football grind. → Read More

7 local districts start classes; tweet us using #PJback2school

More than 8,600 students in the Arlington Central School District started classes today, Thursday. → Read More

First day: New school year full of possibilities

Wednesday was the first day of class for thousands of students in local school districts. → Read More

Taconic crash seriously injures 1; SB lanes closed in E. Fishkill

The southbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway south of Carpenter Road are closed due to a serious car crash this morning, Tuesday, according to state police. → Read More

Rhinbeck CSD student accused of terror threat

A Rhinebeck Central School District teen is due in Dutchess County Family Court on Wednesday for allegedly making a terroristic threat, according to the Village of Rhinebeck police. → Read More

Fitness center dedicated to Arlington grad, war hero

The newest fitness center at the largest U.S. military installation east of the Mississippi River will serve as a testament to the battlefield heroics of an Arlington High School graduate and Korean War hero. → Read More

NYSEG: Power outage in Village of Pawling

Power outages in southern Dutchess this morning are affecting 1,585 customers. → Read More