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Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

Jonathan Demme, Hudson Valley Native, Oscar Winning Filmmaker Dies At 73

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Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, a Nyack resident who won an Oscar for directing "The Silence of Lambs" in 1991, died Wednesday morning at the age of 73.

The cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to IndieWire. He was orig...

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Sex Offender Accused Of Rape Reports Move In Poughkeepsie

Sex Offender Accused Of Rape Reports Move In Poughkeepsie

A registered sex offender accused of raping a woman who could not consent has changed addresses in Dutchess County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an aler...

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Amanda Hollister Of Poughkeepsie, 27, Nurse's Aide, Lourdes Grad

Amanda Hollister Of Poughkeepsie, 27, Nurse's Aide, Lourdes Grad

Amanda Rose Hollister, 27, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18.  Born Oct. 21, 1989, she was the daughter of Peggy Butler-Valle and the late ...

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Flags Fly At Half Staff For Rudy Russo, Former Dutchess County Legislator

Flags Fly At Half Staff For Rudy Russo, Former Dutchess County Legislator

A longtime public servant for Dutchess County is being honored. Rudy Russo, who served in the Dutchess County Legislature, died in Tucson on April 6. County Executive Marc Molinaro announ...

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Joseph Michael Sokota Of Poughkeepsie, 89, Award-Winning Cameraman

Joseph Michael Sokota Of Poughkeepsie, 89, Award-Winning Cameraman

Joseph Michael Sokota, 89, a native of Poughkeepsie and an award-winning camera operator for CBS Sports, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia.  Born in Poughkeepsie in 1927 to Ju...

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Anthony Argiro, 51, Owner Of Popular Hudson Valley Deli

Anthony Argiro, 51, Owner Of Popular Hudson Valley Deli

Anthony Argiro, 51, of Mohegan Lake, the owner of A.S. Fine Foods gourmet Italian deli in Thornwood, died Saturday, April 15, surrounded by his family. Argiro was born on July 8, 1965, to...

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Memorial Services Scheduled For Former Ketcham Star Athlete, 18

Memorial Services Scheduled For Former Ketcham Star Athlete, 18

Memorial services have been scheduled for Westchester County native Sean Grogan, 18, a former standout athlete at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, who died Thursday, April ...

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Funeral Arrangements Announced For Hudson Valley Basketball Star, 18

Funeral Arrangements Announced For Hudson Valley Basketball Star, 18

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Quentin Lupo, the 18-year-old Pleasantville senior who was found dead last Wednesday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, will be buried on Thursday. Lupo...

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Former Ketcham Star Athlete, 18, Dies After Being Struck By Train

Former Ketcham Star Athlete, 18, Dies After Being Struck By Train

Westchester County native Sean Grogan, 18, a former standout athlete at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, died Thursday, April 13 after jumping in the path of an Amtrak trai...

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Kyle Glenn Empey, 19, Westchester Community College Student

Kyle Glenn Empey, 19, Westchester Community College Student

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- Kyle Glenn Empey, 19, of Hawthorne, died suddenly on Tuesday at his home. Born on June 21, 1997, to Randy and Christine (Laurie) Empey in Pune, India, Empey graduated f...

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Bill Casey, Teacher, Former Ossining Baseball Coach, Dies At 46

Bill Casey, Teacher, Former Ossining Baseball Coach, Dies At 46

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former Ossining High School baseball coach Bill Casey, a Mahopac resident who grew up in Pleasantville, died Friday after battling cancer. He was 46. Casey, wh...

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Margaret F. Seifts, 89, Of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Margaret F. Seifts of Poughkeepsie died on April 1. She was 89.Seifts was born on April 8, 1927 in Barrytown, to the late Stephen Fallon and Estella Schafer. She graduated from Krissler Institute...

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Margaret Bellino Cox, 70, Of Wappingers Falls

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Margaret "Peggy" Bellino Cox of Wappingers Falls died on April 2. She was 70.Cox was born in Pelham Bay Bronx, where she attended our Lady of Assumption Catholic School and graduate...

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