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  1. Beacon House Fire Displaces Two Residents, Family Dog

    Beacon House Fire Displaces Two Residents, Family Dog

    The Red Cross is assisting two residents and a family dog after they were displaced from their home following an intense fire on Elm Street in Beacon.Firefighters responded to the fire around 7:12 p.m., Monday, at 5 N. Elm St., after receiving a call from the  Dutchess County 911 Center, the department said in a press statement.Upon arrival, the found trees on fire near the house, with ...

  2. Lane Remains Closed, Delays Linger On I-84 After Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Lane Remains Closed, Delays Linger On I-84 After Tractor-Trailer Crash

    The right lane of traffic on westbound I-84 remains closed Friday morning in Fishkill near the Taconi State Parkway, causing back-ups as crews work to repair the Route 52 guide rail damaged during a tractor-trailer crash, according to New York State Police."State DOT officials expect the lane to remain closed until later Friday afternoon," said Trooper AJ Hicks.The incident ...

  3. Section Of I-84 To Remain Closed Following Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Section Of I-84 To Remain Closed Following Tractor-Trailer Crash

    This story has been updated.State transportation officials are advising drivers that a portion of the right lane on I-84 westbound between Exit 17 (Ludingtonville Road) and Exit 16, (Taconic State Parkway) is expected to remain closed for an indeterminant amount of time following a tractor-trailer accident.The incident occurred around 12:50 p.m., Thursday, when the driver lost control ...

  4. Section Of I-84 Remains Closed Following Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Section Of I-84 Remains Closed Following Tractor-Trailer Crash

    This story has been updated.State transportation officials are advising drivers that a portion of the right lane on I-84 westbound between Exit 17 (Ludingtonville Road) and Exit 16, (Taconic State Parkway) is expected to remain closed for an indeterminant amount of time, following a tractor-trailer accident.The incident occurred around 12:50 p.m., Thursday, when the driver lost control ...

  5. Seen Him? Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Search For Scam Suspect

    Seen Him? Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Search For Scam Suspect

    The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is warning residents and shoppers along the Route 9 commercial corridor to be aware of a man who is running a parking lot scam.The incident occurred on Thursday when a shopper was approached by a large-framed black man with a shaved head and mustache who asked for help jump-starting his vehicle, said Lt. Brian Wagner.The man then quickly ...

  6. Fire In Marist College Dorm Contained

    Fire In Marist College Dorm Contained

    A fire inside a Marist College dorm was quickly extinguished Monday by Fairview Fire District firefighters around 7:40 p.m.Once on scene, firefighters found a fire and smoke in Townhouse T, at 35 West Cedar St., Fairview Fire Chief Christopher Maeder reported.The fire was quickly contained to the original unit with minor water damage to the surrounding units. The fire was declared out ...

  7. Meet Hudson Valley's Newest Millionaires: NY Lottery Winners Identified

    Meet Hudson Valley's Newest Millionaires: NY Lottery Winners Identified

    It was easy for four Hudson Valley residents to offer up huge smiles when handed giant checks from the New Lottery making them the area's newest millionaires.The winners, Paul and Norma Fox of Cortlandt won $5 million playing the Mega Millions megaplier, and Katherine Lukin of West Nyack won $1 million on a Cashword scratch-off game, received their winnings during a ceremony ...

  8. County Emergency Response Department Schedules Citizens Training Session

    County Emergency Response Department Schedules Citizens Training Session

    Residents can prepare themselves for any kind of disaster by taking part in the upcoming Citizens Preparedness Training Program offered by Dutchess County on Tuesday, Dec.12, in Tivoli.The free class, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Free Library, located inside the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall at 86 Broadway,  will provide participants with the tools and resources to better ...

  9. Driver Seriously Injured During Fiery I-684 Crash

    Driver Seriously Injured During Fiery I-684 Crash

    A driver received serious injuries during a single-vehicle crash on I-684 after the vehicle was consumed in flames, according to the New York State Police.The crash took place around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near Exit 7 in Purdys after the male driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the northbound side of the highway, state police in Somers said.State police were assisted by ...

  10. Expect Detours, Delays During Roadwork On Taconic Parkway Near I-84

    Expect Detours, Delays During Roadwork On Taconic Parkway Near I-84

    Motorists should take note that roadwork will take place over the weekend on the Taconic Parkway near I-84, according to the state Department of Transportation.Work will take place beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, through 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, on the northbound side of the Parkway between I-84 and Route 301, state DOT officials said.Drivers should be ready for detours and delays.

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