Sarah Bradshaw, Poughkeepsie Journal

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Past articles by Sarah:

Poughkeepsie plans to crack down on off-campus parties

On the request of the police chief, Town of Poughkeepsie officials are considering a new law to hold landlords responsible for so-called nuisance parties thrown by their tenants, who are often college students. → Read More

Beekman's missing $390,178: Warnings ignored, now finger-pointing

During the years Fred Knapp was Town of Beekman comptroller and allegedly embezzled nearly $400,000, independent auditors made recommendations on changes to internal controls, but did not find evidence of fraud. Now, the money is allegedly gone and the town may file a lawsuit against the auditing firm. → Read More

Highland High celebrates graduates

Highland High School celebrated the class of 2014 graduates. → Read More

Charged or convicted, public officials get pensions

Facing charges or convicted, public officials still get taxpayer-funded pensions. → Read More

Feds charge 2 Dutchess men after 3 heroin deaths

Two men faces federal charges after police say the heroin mixture they sold killed three people, including two from Dutchess County, court records show. Check back later for updates. → Read More

Slain priest with local roots acted bravely

The Rev. Kenneth Walker died coming to the aid of the Rev. Joseph Terra, when George Michael Moran allegedly attack him with an iron rod. → Read More

Dutchess awards $4.9M lease agreement for jail pods

Next year, Dutchess County hopes to be able to house 200 more inmates at its City of Poughkeepsie jail. → Read More

Dutchess poorhouse, infirmary to be razed

At a cost of nearly $1 million, Dutchess County plans to raze six buildings that made up the historic Dutchess County Poorhouse that later because the county infirmary. Two buildings will remain at what is now known as the Eastern Dutchess Government Center near Millbrook. → Read More

Dutchess energy tax repeal takes effect

After a 90-day wait for the repeal of a controversial sales tax to take effect, Dutchess County residents will finally see a break on their home energy bills. A 3.75 percent tax was repealed June 1. → Read More

CIA loses $3.4M federal grant for food 'hub'

After tropical storms Irene and Lee hit Hudson Valley farmers hard, The Culinary Institute of America came up with a plan. However, when the college was unable to secure a $3.4 million federal grant for its Marriott Pavilion, efforts to move the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance within its walls stalled. → Read More

Death of mother-in-law triggers regrets, guilt

Our Turn: A sudden death. Column captures one daughter-in-law's grief and regrets → Read More

Dutchess Stadium: A benefit or a tax burden?

It's a debate that pits diehard fans of the Hudson Valley Renegades, against taxpayers who don't use the stadium and must pay to renovate its 20-year-old infrastructure. → Read More

Autopsy: Suspect who attacked cop died of multiple gunshot wounds

A man is dead and an officer is being treated for injuries after an incident early this morning in the City of Poughkeepsie, authorities said. The → Read More


Former Town of Beekman Comptroller Fred Knapp entered a not guilty plea to a felony second-degree grand larceny charge in Dutchess County Court today. → Read More

Dutchess County Drug and Opiate Forum

A panel of speakers Monday night at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie addressed the realities of pain-pill and heroin addiction, including stigmas and barriers to effective treatment. → Read More

Dutchess jail to get housing pods after 20-5 vote

County will use modular, temporary housing as part of a long-term jail expansion. → Read More

Dutchess legislature approves jail pods

Dutchess County could soon have enough cells for its inmate population, for the first time in decades. County lawmakers voted Monday to borrow $6.49 → Read More

Dutchess jail may get expansion pods, vote Monday

A temporary expansion of the Dutchess County Jail could come in early 2015. → Read More

Our Turn: Your baby can handle it, germophobes

He slapped me. “Don’t touch!” he commanded. “Germs!” I was talking to this fellow, cooing at this bundle of newborn-baby cuteness when 'Whack!' the sanitation-obsessed dad spanked my hand. → Read More

Feds to try suspect in city bank robbery attempt

A man accused of attempting to rob a City of Poughkeepsie bank is due in federal court in White Plains later this month. → Read More