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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Dutchess?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Dutchess?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. Ellen R. Cameron, 67, Sister Of Poughkeepsie Resident

    Ellen R. Cameron, 67, Sister Of Poughkeepsie Resident

    HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Ellen R. Cameron, of Hillsdale, died on Monday, Feb. 27. She was 67. Born in Manhattan, Cameron was the second of eight children. She was an active member of Church of the Presentation, in Upper Saddle River. She earned a third-degree black belt -- the title rank of sandan -- in the martial arts style of Heiho Shin Do at Faustini's Institute of Martial Arts and ...

  3. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Dutchess

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Dutchess

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  4. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  5. Hudson Valley Restaurant Named Best In Country

    Hudson Valley Restaurant Named Best In Country

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- The national food site Eater has compiled a list of the best restaurants in the country for the third straight year, and, for the first time, has named a single "Best Restaurant in America" -- and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills has earned that honor.Eater is a Vox Media company, which describes itself as "the authority on dining and ...

  6. Kyle S. Charter, 45, Lifelong Poughkeepsie Resident

    Kyle S. Charter, 45, Lifelong Poughkeepsie Resident

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Kyle S. Charter, of Poughkeepsie, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6. He was 45. Born in Poughkeepsie, Charter was a lifelong area resident. "He had a love for sports and loved baseball and the Yankees," information from the funeral home noted.He is survived by his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Susan Charter; mother and stepfather, Helen and Clarence Shanley; ...

  7. Interim Schools Chief Named Spackenkill Superintendent

    Interim Schools Chief Named Spackenkill Superintendent

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Spackenkill Union Free School District has announced its new superintendent, the Poughkeepsie Journal has reported. Mark Villanti, who's been the acting school chief since Oct. 31, will take the new position Jan. 18.Current superintendent Lois Powell is retiring, stepping down in January, according to the Journal.Villanti's contract will be for three and a half ...

  8. Longtime Poughkeepsie Principal Frederick Rae Hanlon Dies At 87

    Longtime Poughkeepsie Principal Frederick Rae Hanlon Dies At 87

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Frederick Rae Hanlon -- a Poughkeepsie resident and longtime principal -- died on Thursday, Dec. 1. He was 87.An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Hanlon was honored with the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He earned his bachelor's in physical education from Ithaca College and his ...

  9. Virginia 'Ginny' Sottile Staats, 88, Hyde Park Resident

    Virginia 'Ginny' Sottile Staats, 88, Hyde Park Resident

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Virginia "Ginny" Sottile Staats, of Hyde Park, died on Thursday, Nov. 24. She was 88.Born in Beacon, Staats earned a bachelor's in physical education from Boston College in 1950. She had seven children -- and she had a license plate that read "I HAD SEVEN." After they were grown, she became a fitness trainer, and she taught senior classes at the ...

  10. 'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Reportedly Buys Home In Dutchess

    'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Reportedly Buys Home In Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Norman Reedus -- better known to many as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" -- will apparently be calling Dutchess County his home, WNYT has reported. On Nov. 28, he told a waitress in the Millbrook Diner that he'd bought a place in the Hudson Valley, according to WNYT."He was so nice," Danielle Rutigliano said in a Facebook post Monday, Nov. ...

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