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Todd Bender

Community Advisor

Todd Bender is a former Dutchess County legislator and current Staatsburg Fire District Commissioner. Married to Sharon Bender, they reside in Staatsburg with their young son Logan. Todd enjoys bragging about not only Logan but his oldest son Ryan and daughter Megan as well. Ryan is serving in the US Army as a combat medic currently on his 2nd deployment to Afghanistan while his daughter Megan attends college and continues her successful softball career.Todd enjoys living in Dutchess County and spends his small amount of spare time as an Ambassador for Dutchess Tourism and serving on the Board of Directors of Dutchess Outreach. Bringing people to the sights and sounds of Dutchess county along with giving a hand up to the less fortunate keep him very active in the community. If you have an idea for a story, please email it to him at dutchessbender@gmail.com

Todd Bender's Contributions

  1. Dutchess County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    Dutchess County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y -- A series of events will be held throughout Dutchess County on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.LaGrange will be hosting a memorial service at Stringham Park at 78 Stringham Road at 8:30 a.m.East Fishkill will be hosting a memorial at East Fishkill Town Hall at 330 Route 376 in East Fishkill at 6:30 p.m.Hyde Park is hosting a ...

  2. Daryl's House Cites Harassment In Lawsuit Against Town Of Pawling

    Daryl's House Cites Harassment In Lawsuit Against Town Of Pawling

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Daryl's House, the music club and restaurant at Route 22 in Pawling owned by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, is taking the town to court, claiming harassment.The suit, filed last week in New York State Supreme Court in Dutchess County, says the town began to put up procedural roadblocks and reneged on previously issued approvals as it tried to establish a ...

  3. Home Sweat Home: Hard Work Turns Wreck Into Cozy Poughkeepsie Abode

    Home Sweat Home: Hard Work Turns Wreck Into Cozy Poughkeepsie Abode

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Just three years ago, there were more than 60 homes in Poughkeepsie’s 1st Ward that were empty eyesores, says Councilman Chris Petsas.Now that neighborhood-depressing number is down to 37, thanks in part to happenstance, but mostly due to hard work put in by city officials and residents.A shining example of one such turnaround is 36 Gifford Ave., Petsas said ...

  4. 'Fireball Run' TV Series Stops In Dutchess

    'Fireball Run' TV Series Stops In Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A live-action, adventure-travel television competition consisting of 40 rally teams barnstormed through Beacon and Poughkeepsie on Wednesday and Thursday, amid a gathering of onlookers and elected officials. “The Fireball Run” tracks 40 rally teams competing in an eight-day, 2,000 mile trivial pursuit game in which contestants visit selected destinations to ...

  5. Schumer Calls For Firefighter Cancer Registry

    Schumer Calls For Firefighter Cancer Registry

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Firefighters from Westchester County gathered to hear a message of cancer hope outside of Poughkeepsie's Main Street fire station.With Tower Ladder 2 as a backdrop, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer stood alongside firefighters from Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Fairview and Arlington as a plan was announced to establish a specialized national cancer registry.The proposed ...

  6. Claudio Coppola Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

    Claudio Coppola Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- The Claudio Cares Foundation continued to honor the memory of a lost Hyde Park teen, on Monday, Aug. 8th, with its Third Annual Claudio Coppola Memorial Golf Tournament.Sixteen-year-old Hyde Park resident Claudio Coppola was killed in a one-car accident on Crum Elbow Road in Hyde Park in 2012. His parents, Lisa and Luigi Coppola, owners of Coppola's Restaurant in Hyde ...

  7. Police Seeking Witnesses To Homicide In Dutchess

    Police Seeking Witnesses To Homicide In Dutchess

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- City of Poughkeepsie Police are still seeking witnesses to help identify the killer of David Cline, a contractor from Ancramdale who was found murdered at 4 Edgar St. in late July.Cline's body was discovered by the homeowner that had hired him to perform work. According to Acting Police Chief Thomas Papas, detectives have tracked Cline's movements to the McDonald's ...

  8. Two Still In Critical Condition After Fatal Poughkeepsie Lightning Strike

    Two Still In Critical Condition After Fatal Poughkeepsie Lightning Strike

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. --Two of the five people who were struck by lightning in Mansion Square Park that killed one person Friday afternoon are still in critical condition, but improving at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.One of the two 46-year-old men is expected to be moved to a regular room within 48 hours, said Tim Massie, senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations ...

  9. One Killed In Lightning Strike That Injures Five In Poughkeepsie Park

    One Killed In Lightning Strike That Injures Five In Poughkeepsie Park

    This story has been updated.POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- One of the five people injured in a lightning strike late Friday afternoon at Mansion Square Park has died, authorities said Saturday morning.The person who died is a 50-year-old man whose name has not yet been released.The lightning strike, which occurred just before 4:30 p.m., reportedly hit a tree, sending electric volts through ...

  10. Five Injured After Apparent Lightning Strike In Poughkeepsie Park

    Five Injured After Apparent Lightning Strike In Poughkeepsie Park

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Five people have been injured, three critically, from an apparent lightning strike late Friday afternoon in Mansion Square Park following a thunderstorm.The city's 911 call center received calls reporting people struck by lightning around 4:20 p.m., according to City of Poughkeepsie Detective Lt. Matt Clark.When rescue units arrived, they found a total of five ...

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