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Past articles by Alan:

Newburgh man charged with felony DWI in Wappingers

On April 3, Camerino Mendoza, 43, was arrested on Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls after state police spotted him drive a vehicle onto a sidewalk, police said. → Read More

Man missing after going into Hudson River

At 5:40 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a call from a man reporting he and a friend had been smoking PCP next to the Hudson River and his friend had 'run off'. → Read More

SUNY New Paltz appoints new dean for business school

SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian announced Friday that that Kristin Backhaus has been appointed Dean of the School of Business effective April 6. → Read More

VIDEO: Fire damages upper level of home

A structure fire destroyed the second floor of a home on Franklin Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. → Read More

PBS writer to speak about the Roosevelts

Geoffrey Ward, writer of the Ken Burns PBS documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will be discussing highlights of the series at a special 30-minute screening at Upstate Films. → Read More

Molinaro works as parking attendant to highlight county jobs

In an effort to highlight various aspects of county government, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro spent one hour as a parking attendant at the 30-car parking lot next to the Dutchess County Office Building → Read More

Police: Poughkeepsie man charged with drug possession

Joseph Velardi, 36, of Poughkeepsie was arrested after police stopped the vehicle he was traveling in because of a failure to remain in the driving lane, police said. → Read More

Suspicious fire under investigation

The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department responded to call that reported a fire at the location. Johnson said that, upon arrival firefighter's encountered a small fire from the a second floor bedroom in the rea → Read More

Vehicle in hit-and-run found, driver still at large

The East Fishkill Police Department has located the vehicle that was involved in the hit and run innocent involving 71-year-old Carolyn Veneski, but the suspect is still at large, police said. → Read More

Fire displaces five people and a dog

Five people and a dog have been displaced after a fire in a commercial/residential building on Main Street on Sunday night, said Tory Gallante, chief of Arlington Fire District. → Read More

Police investigating robbery at Mobile station

The Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department said that the robbery took place at the Mobil gas station on the corner of North Mesier Avenue and Route 9. The event occurred at 10:07 p.m. → Read More

Mother shares tale of survival at March of Dimes event

Marial Drivas shared her heart-wrenching story about the premature birth of her son and the struggles that came with it. → Read More

Poughkeepsie Farm Project surpasses 2013 output

Last year, the Poughkeepsie Farm Project yielded a harvest of 122,358 pounds. That is 24 percent more than the year before. Included in that total is 27,000 pounds of donated food worth an estimated $75,000. → Read More

Sheriff: Poughkeepsie man charged with felony DWI

Matthew Lucas, 37, was arrested on Myers Corners Road in Wappingers Falls after police approached a vehicle stopped along the road. → Read More

Vehicle in Eastman hit and run case located

According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Department, the truck was located following an aggressive investigative effort by the Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau and Crash Investigation → Read More

Hannaford recalls products for Salmonella

The recall includes Nature's Place Roasted Unsalted Mixed Nuts and Nature's Place Cranberry Mix. → Read More

Forecast: 1 to 3 inches expected after 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Albany is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow to fall today in Poughkeepsie after 1 p.m. with a temperature of 33 degrees. → Read More

Amber Alert: four abducted children in Monticello

According to the Amber Alert, there are two suspects, Alfred Franklin Jr; and Tina Esquilin. Both have a violent history and fled with the children after a court order removed them from their custody → Read More

Forecast: 2 to 4 inches of snow for Friday

Snow is expected to start after 1 p.m with a tempature of 33 degrees. → Read More

VIDEO: Molinaro planning "world class" riverfront in Poughkeepsie

World class, according to the county executive, means residential and commercial development; preservation of parkland for community events and celebrations; entertainment and acknowledgment of the Hudson river → Read More