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  1. Wappingers Falls Woman Charged In $3K Welfare Fraud Scheme

    Wappingers Falls Woman Charged In $3K Welfare Fraud Scheme

    A Wappingers Falls woman was nabbed for ripping off the welfare system of more than $3,000 in illegally obtained benefits, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.Ann Marie Rosario, 48, was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Sheriff's Department, and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, said Capt. John Watterson.The investigation ...

  2. Four Students Hospitalized In Hudson Valley School Bus Crash

    Four Students Hospitalized In Hudson Valley School Bus Crash

    Several students from Pearl River Middle School have been transported to area hospitals for examination following a school bus crash with another vehicle.According to Lt. David Mellin with the Orangetown Police, the crash took place early Thursday afternoon on Center Street in Pearl River.Pearl River Schools Superintendent Marco Pochintesta said four students were hospitalized for ...

  3. Victim Of Fatal Candlewood Lake Accident Was Beloved Teacher

    Victim Of Fatal Candlewood Lake Accident Was Beloved Teacher

    The victim of a fatal boating accident on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield was a beloved middle school teacher and a single mother of two.Wanda Tirado, 38, of Waterbury, was fatally injured when she was swimming near Squantz Cove late Tuesday afternoon.A teacher at St. Mary"s School in Waterbury, Tirado taught both math and science, school officials said. "Everyone who knew ...

  4. Enjoying A Morning Stroll: Black Bear Makes Rounds In Dutchess

    Enjoying A Morning Stroll: Black Bear Makes Rounds In Dutchess

    It seems black bears are everywhere these days, including this one enjoying a morning stroll in Poughkeepsie.Daily Voice reader Lauren Jolly snapped this shot of the bear cruising through his neighbor's yard on Casper Creek Road early Thursday morning. He, or she, didn't seem interested in visiting and just moved along.Of course, never approach a black bear and don't keep food or ...

  5. State Sues Manufacturers Of Foam That Contaminated Drinking Water In Area

    State Sues Manufacturers Of Foam That Contaminated Drinking Water In Area

    New York State is suing the 3M Company and five other companies to recover the cost for environmental cleanup and natural resource damages caused by the toxic chemicals in firefighting foam they manufacture.The lawsuit, the first of its kind, says the use of the foam at five military and civilian airports including Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, caused a public nuisance by ...

  6. Man Airlifted To Hospital Dies After Single-Car Dutchess Crash

    Man Airlifted To Hospital Dies After Single-Car Dutchess Crash

    A 44-year-old man who was airlifted to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash has died.Christopher M. Baxter, of Staatsburg, died from his injuries once he arrived at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, according to Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.Watterson said the crash occurred around 8 a.m. Monday on All Angels Hill Road in Wappinger.An ...

  7. Female Swimmer Dies From Injuries Suffered In Candlewood Lake Accident

    Female Swimmer Dies From Injuries Suffered In Candlewood Lake Accident

    A 38-year-old woman involved in a boating accident on Squantz Pond in New Fairfield has died from her injuries.Wanda Tirado of Waterbury, a swimmer from a boat, was hit around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Squantz Pond on Candlewood Lake and suffered critical injuries, said Chris Collibee, with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.Tirado died around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday from the ...

  8. Area Teen Drowns While Swimming In Lake

    Area Teen Drowns While Swimming In Lake

    A 17-year-old area teen drowned while swimming in Rondout Creek in High Falls, despite an attempt at rescue by a special water-rescue team. Christopher Pelaez of Wallkill was recovered Tuesday around noon by officers from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.Deputies responded to the area 18 Bruceville Road in the Town of Marbletown after receiving a distress call. When they arrived, ...

  9. Boater Arrested After Woman Critically Injured At Candlewood Lake

    Boater Arrested After Woman Critically Injured At Candlewood Lake

    Click here for an updated story: Female Swimmer Dies From Injuries Suffered In Candlewood Lake AccidentAn area man has been arrested in connection with the critical injuries suffered by a swimmer during a boating accident on Squantz Pond at Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.Chris Collibee, with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said the female suffered the injuries ...

  10. Top Floors Of Seven-Story Poughkeepsie Building To Be Demolished

    Top Floors Of Seven-Story Poughkeepsie Building To Be Demolished

    The top three floors of the seven-story Poughkeepsie building that collapsed on Monday, trapping two people, will be demolished, according to city officials."The engineers and contractor are assessing what materials they will be safely removing to prevent further collapse," said City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson.During the collapse around 4 p.m. Monday, the larger ...

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