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Free family friendly event at Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on April 2  The Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The city of Poughkeepsie will present a family friendly, free event on Tuesday, April 2, when Jessica O. Matthews, founder and CEO of ...

Former student threatened Poughkeepsie High School, lockdown: superintendent  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School was locked down for approximately 20 minutes Thursday afternoon after a former student allegedly made a threat against the school ...

Poughkeepsie HS Student Faces Charge In Online Threat: UPDATE  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Poughkeepsie HS Under Lock Down Tuesday - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - The threat Tuesday led to a lockdown at the school for a couple of hours.

History! Poughkeepsie boys basketball team wins first state title since '95  Poughkeepsie Journal

BINGHAMTON - Cody Moffett sensed it early. Poughkeepsie's Jamik Carter drives to the basket against Pittsford Mendon, during the state Class A ...

State: Schools in two local districts need improvement  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in Poughkeepsie and Webutuck are among the lowest-performing in New York, according to the state. But Poughkeepsie got some good news, too.

NY students miss out on $152 million for college aid  Poughkeepsie Journal

$152 million. That's the estimated amount New York high school seniors missed out on — in Pell Grants alone — by not filling out the Free Application for ...

Poughkeepsie: Graduation rate fell 20 percentage points  Poughkeepsie Journal

The district announced its four-year June graduation rate Friday, not long before members of the latest graduating class were to get their diplomas.

Suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal seeks damages from district  Poughkeepsie Journal

A suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal is seeking damages from the Poughkeepsie City School District, claiming the district violated her privacy and ...

Poughkeepsie teacher resigns after syllabus backlash  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie High School teacher resigned after facing backlash from the syllabus he handed out to his psychology class on the first day of school.

Poughkeepsie teacher resigns after backlash over syllabus some found offensive

The syllabus included profanity and statements some found offensive.

Poughkeepsie vs. Frederick Douglass: An inside look  Poughkeepsie Journal

A dive into the Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball team's Federation semifinal against Frederick Douglass on Saturday.

GRADUATION PROBE: 9 Poughkeepsie High School students improperly graduated  Poughkeepsie Journal

Nine Poughkeepsie High School students who were granted diplomas last year were improperly graduated, according to state and local authorities.

Poughkeepsie basketball out to 'prove a point'  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Pioneers have set expectations high and are planning on winning with an aggressive style this season.

Poughkeepsie school chief resigns  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Nicole Williams.

Poughkeepsie High School principal suspended  Poughkeepsie Journal

The school board voted to bring disciplinary charges against Poughkeepsie High School Principal Phee Simpson at a special meeting Monday.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH won't accept new students this fall  Poughkeepsie Journal

A grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie teens for tech and engineering jobs will not be accepting new students next school year.

Spiedies vs. maple syrup: Broome pride at stake in Johnson City's state basketball game  Press & Sun-Bulletin

Sen. Fred Akshar and JC Mayor Greg Deemie are putting up a basket of spiedie sauce in bet on Johnson City-Poughkeepsie basketball game.

Future of Poughkeepsie's E-TECH program questioned  Poughkeepsie Journal

Questions remain about the future of a grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie students for tech and engineering jobs.

Poughkeepsie schools to be closed again Thursday as officials investigate  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District are closed again Thursday, following a school shooting threat at Poughkeepsie High School seen on social ...

BUYOUT: $433,000 for ex-Poughkeepsie school chief  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District will pay former Superintendent Nicole Williams more than $433000 to resign.

State dismisses appeal to remove 2 Poughkeepsie school board members  Poughkeepsie Journal

The New York State Education Department dismissed an appeal to remove two members of the City Poughkeepsie School District's Board of Education.

Shaped by trauma, Poughkeepsie's Carter emerges as a standout athlete, student  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jamik Carter witnessed frequent violence growing up in Brooklyn. But he's since become a star on the field and classroom after a move to Poughkeepsie.

Boys basketball rankings: Class A teams continue to climb  The Journal News |

Tappan Zee, Poughkeepsie, Rye and more continue to rise in the weekly high school boys basketball rankings after strong starts to the season.

Police: 15-year-old shot man in head, wounded another  News 12 Westchester

Authorities say the teen shot a 28-year-old man in the head and a 41-year-old man in the leg Monday afternoon.

Murder arrest follows shooting in city: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 25-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was charged with second-degree murder, a felony, in the shooting of an acquaintance who was found Monday morning ...

Poughkeepsie district should 'go back to drawing board' for AIS plan: BOCES  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than four of every five Poughkeepsie 3-8 students are eligible to receive the extra help known as AIS, and the district can't comply: Audit.

2018: A year of wins and losses  Poughkeepsie Journal

Demolition crews begin the process of taking down damaged buildings on Academy Street in the City of Poughkeepsie following a partial collapse Monday ...

Lawsuit claims Poughkeepsie City School District superintendent harmed district  Poughkeepsie Journal

The complaint alleges that Poughkeepsie Superintendent Nicole Williams harmed the district with "numerous acts of misconduct and incompetence."

Former Poughkeepsie HS Football Player Killed Helping Crash Victim  Daily Voice

A 28-year-old former high school football player was killed while helping victims of a crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway.Jaquan Cesar, a Beacon resident ...

Poughkeepsie man shot early Sunday morning  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 30-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds following an early Sunday morning shooting, according to city ...

Poughkeepsie man charged with murder  Poughkeepsie Journal

Terry Cherry faces a felony charge of second-degree murder.

Poughkeepsie High School: Fights between students, parents lead to lockdown  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School went into a lockdown Tuesday morning after a fight first broke out among students and later between parents, according to city police ...

NY Crime Stoppers offering $2,500 reward to find Poughkeepsie shooting suspects  Poughkeepsie Journal

Tips leading to the conviction of individuals involved in the four recent City of Poughkeepsie shootings could be rewarded with up to $2500.

$10M Poughkeepsie development to bring fresh food mart, food hall, brewery to city  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Hive, a $10 million City of Poughkeepsie development, calls for a *fresh* food market, a food hall, a craft brewery, apartments and more.

Dutchess County veterans celebrated in 'Year of the Veteran' parade  Poughkeepsie Journal

Many veterans from around Dutchess County were celebrated on Sunday at the "Year of the Veteran Parade" in the city of Poughkeepsie.

Dutchess schools roiled by threats  Poughkeepsie Journal

Amid the growing number of threats, Dutchess County school officials and law enforcement are dealing with is a number of arrests.

Police: No apparent ties in 4 shooting incidents in Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

The investigation into four shootings in the City of Poughkeepsie over that past nine days has found no apparent ties between incidents, according to city police ...

City of Poughkeepsie shooting victim identified  Poughkeepsie Journal

Seven people have been shot in the City of Poughkeepsie in a series of five incidents police believe to be unrelated.

Upward Bound struggling since Poughkeepsie High School office removed, staff says  Poughkeepsie Journal

Since its office was removed from Poughkeepsie High School, Upward Bound has been unable to effectively deliver services to students during the day, ...

Five people shot in the City of Poughkeepsie within five days  Poughkeepsie Journal

Three people were shot Thursday night within the area of Mansion Street and Winnikee Avenue, according to city police.

Poughkeepsie teen who reported Snapchat threat charged with making threat: Police  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 17-year-old Poughkeepsie High School student who reported to city police a Snapchat threat made against the school on Feb. 27 with a list of student names ...

Elmira boys lead early before losing to Mount Vernon in state tournament  Elmira Star-Gazette

Mount Vernon pulled away from Elmira in the second half for a 71-55 win in a Class AA boys basketball regional semifinal.

These Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Among Worst In State For 2018 Graduation Rates  Daily Voice

While the Hudson Valley is home to some of the state's finest schools, some districts have performed better than others, and have reported some of New York's ...

Poughkeepsie shooting victim dies: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

The man found with a gunshot wound to the chest on the westbound arterial was identified as Jaquain Johnson.

Poughkeepsie school board: attendance policy must be followed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Probe into questionable Poughkeepsie graduations prompted board to issue memo, reminding staff that district's attendance policy must be enforced.

Administrative changes in Poughkeepsie come amid graduation probe  Poughkeepsie Journal

A series of administrative changes in the Poughkeepsie district have come amid a probe of improper or questionable high school graduations.

Beacon man killed assisting in crash remembered for 'always helping'  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jaquan Cesar died at the age of 28 on Feb. 11. A *service* at Beulah Baptist Church is scheduled for Friday.

Poughkeepsie Middle School principal Da'Ron Wilson cleared in incident involving student  Poughkeepsie Journal

The City of Poughkeepsie Police filed no charges against Poughkeepsie Middle School Principal Da'Ron Wilson following an incident with a student.

Poughkeepsie High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

The following students are candidates for graduation from Poughkeepsie High School. Desiree Aiken,Briona Alston, Anna-Lena Alvarado, Daisy ...

Poughkeepsie woman, killed in bus crash, was 'just amazing'  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie teen was identified as the victim in the fatal collision involving a Red Hook school district bus Monday morning.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH puts students on track for college, careers  Poughkeepsie Journal

E-TECH seeks to prepare at-risk high schoolers for careers in technology or engineering.

Poughkeepsie High School basketball player dies in crossfire hours after all-star game  WABC-TV

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York (WABC) -- A star high school basketball athlete was gunned down just hours after winning a big game in Dutchess County ...

Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 30  The Daily Freeman

Poughkeepsie's 25th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks kicks off Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m.. The parade begins at Main and Garden streets ...

Local graduation rate flat in 2017  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County's overall high school graduation rate stayed flat in 2017.

Teacher turnover rates drop, but concern remains in some local districts  Poughkeepsie Journal

The average rate of teacher turnover has dropped steadily across 16 local school districts, but rates vary from district to district.

Parent-student brawl erupts at school and forces lockdown  New York Post

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Authorities say a New York high school had to be placed on lockdown after a fight broke out among students and another brawl ...

'Stay' denied in Poughkeepsie school chief's second appeal  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state Education commissioner denied the Poughkeepsie school chief's request for a "stay" of the board's graduation investigation.

New AD Hodge looks to build stability at Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

Christian Hodge Sr., Poughkeepsie High School's new athletic director, is looking to build the school's sports programs.

Poughkeepsie in search of a permanent athletic director  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie High School athletic department could again be in flux after the agenda for Friday's Board of Education meeting included a resolution to ...

John Jay's class of 2018, principal, on to next chapters  Poughkeepsie Journal

Loved ones packed the Mid-Hudson Civic Center Friday night to celebrate with John Jay's class of 2018.

Beacon man faces burglary felony after stealing from church: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

Shawn N. Davis Jr. faces multiple felonies after City of Beacon police say he stole from Christ United Methodist Church on Union Street.

School board to file lawsuit against Poughkeepsie superintendent  Poughkeepsie Journal

The superintendent will also be asked to forfeit her "compensation during the period of her disloyalty to the board."

Siena College, Poughkeepsie high school students take aim at cyberbullying  Spectrum News

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Students from Siena College make the trip to Poughkeepsie High School to talk about bringing an end to cyberbullying. The program ...

Crime in City of Poughkeepsie on decline following gang arrests, police say; investigations ongoing  Poughkeepsie Journal

The impact two warring street gangs had on the city of Poughkeepsie was evident in 2012, said Dutchess County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Parisi.

Jury convicts LaGrangeville man of assault in stabbing  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jovan Wilkins, 26, was found guilty of the felony of first-degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison.

Poughkeepsie saddened over shooting of high school student  Poughkeepsie Journal

An 18-year-old was shot on Talmadge Street early Wednesday morning, according to Detective Lt. Matt Clark of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

SUNY New Paltz community shocked by concealed corpse charges against student, ex-student  Poughkeepsie Journal

On a campus of less than 8,000 students, word spread quickly that current and former SUNY New Paltz students were charged with concealing a corpse, senior ...

Emerald Ash Borer: City tries to save trees from infestation, plans felling 50  Poughkeepsie Journal

From a distance, the cluster of five ash trees outside Poughkeepsie High School on Forbus Street appear to be standing strong, towering with cascading green ...

Poughkeepsie school chief moves toward lawsuit  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie Superintendent Nicole Williams has taken the first step toward suing the district and school board for breach of contract and emotional distress.

Poughkeepsie inspired by Marvin Lunsford's tragedy and recovery  Poughkeepsie Journal

Months after being shot in the neck, Marvin Lunsford has returned to the sidelines of Poughkeepsie high school basketball games.

Gang investigation: Arraignment Wednesday, Hamilton arrested on murder charge  Poughkeepsie Journal

Davonte Hamilton was arrested and arraigned on charges that include racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering activity.

Parents want Poughkeepsie alternative school closed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Parents and family members have joined together with a mission in the City of Poughkeepsie: Close the alternative school and return their children to their ...

Hodge tabbed as Poughkeepsie athletic director  Poughkeepsie Journal

Christian Hodge Sr. was appointed Poughkeepsie High School's permanent athletic director at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

Gang investigation: Two involved in takedown plead guilty  Poughkeepsie Journal

Two more men arrested last year as part of a federal takedown of warring gangs in the City of Poughkeepsie entered guilty pleas and will be sentenced later this ...

High school sweethearts forever: 6 Dutchess couples  Poughkeepsie Journal

Admit it: Even after all these years, your high school sweetheart still holds a special place in your heart. Hey, we get it. After all, these heartthrobs guide you ...

State pays 'surprise' visit to Poughkeepsie alternative school  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state Education Department made a "surprise" visit to the Poughkeepsie City School District's alternative school on Wednesday, said the acting principal ...

Students rally to raise awareness of gun violence, safety concerns  Poughkeepsie Journal

Students around the mid-Hudson Valley held events this morning to raise awareness about gun violence and the need for greater safety on campuses.

Caval Haylett killing: Arrests made, including rival gang associates  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than two dozen people have been charged in a range of crimes, including the killing of Caval Haylett Jr.

More than 7,000 rally for gun regulation at March For Our Lives Hudson Valley  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than 7000 people came out Saturday in conjunction with the national movement.

Leone, Emile C.  The Daily Progress

CROZET, Va. Emile C. Leone, 93, former longtime resident of New Paltz, N.Y. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., passed away on September 21, 2018, at Mountainside ...

High school sports: Thursday's varsity scores and schedule  The Journal News |

Thursday's high school sports scores and schedule.

Poughkeepsie High School Basketball Standout Shot  Hudson Valley News Network

POUGHKEEPSIE – A Poughkeepsie High School student was shot early Wednesday morning in the city of Poughkeepsie. The victim has been identified as ...

Laffin out as Poughkeepsie basketball coach  Poughkeepsie Journal

Brian Laffin will not return as the head boys basketball coach at Poughkeepsie High School next season, athletic director Bob Murphy confirmed on Tuesday.

Beacon district seeks 2 new principals after resignations  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon City School District is looking for two new principals after recent resignations.

After fanfare, inside the Bronx classroom of New York's Teacher of the Year  Chalkbeat New York

Twelfth graders at the International Community High School in the South Bronx were pumped when they watched their social studies teacher, Alhassan Susso, ...

Tom Mullins 'enjoyed my time' with Poughkeepsie basketball players  Poughkeepsie Journal

Tom Mullins will not appeal his dismissal as an unpaid volunteer assistant coach for the Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball team, almost a month after ...

Three ways NY is making it easier to be a teacher  Poughkeepsie Journal

Facing a looming teacher shortage, the state Education Department plans to loosen regulations and make it easier to enter the profession.

2019 College Scholarship Guide  Highlands Current

Any citizens or permanent residents who believe they might qualify. Anyone who thinks he or she may require financial aid at any point during college.

Poughkeepsie Teacher Charged With Selling Oxycodone Near School  CBS Local

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Hudson Valley substitute teacher stood charged Wednesday with selling oxycodone just steps from the ...

'Shark Tank' star donates $10K to City of Poughkeepsie school district  Poughkeepsie Journal

NEW WINDSOR - On ABC's "Shark Tank," entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors in hopes of getting funding.

Honoring a Marine: Poughkeepsie hero's remains get US burial  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Rosary ring. Pennies, nickels and dimes. A small St. Christopher Cross worn for protection during long voyages. These relics were among personal ...

Ed Palladino, longtime news and sports journalist at Freeman, dies at 84  The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ed Palladino, a fixture for decades in the news and sports departments of the Daily Freeman and in the area sports community at large, has ...

Ken Barger to appeal firing from Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

Former Poughkeepsie High School football coach Ken Barger, on leave as a special education teacher, has been fired.

English Teacher Stabs Other Teacher With Screwdriver 16 Times: Cops  NBC New York

A high school English teacher is accused of violently stabbing a fellow teacher with a screwdriver on Thursday after a disagreement over a meeting, sending her ...

Marathon boys basketball wins sectional finals  Cortland Voice

Marathon Boys Basketball team posing for the cameras after winning the Section IV Class D Finals (Ross Cohen/Cortland Voice). ONEONTA, N.Y. — After a ...

Regents Exam Cheating Scandal Hits Poughkeepsie City School District  CBS Local

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There's another scandal brewing in New York State. This one involves allegations of cheating on Regents exams.

High School Boys Basketball: Ellenville captures first section title in 29 years  The Daily Freeman

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The Ellenville boys kept running, hitting their shots and creating turnovers to record a generational triumph Saturday night.

Class AA boys basketball: Elmira downs Binghamton for first sectional title  Elmira Star-Gazette

Markel Jenkins scored 16 points to lead Elmira's boys to a 69-56 win over Binghamton in the Section 4 Class AA fianl.

Greg Diamond, Spackenkill coach, Wappingers teacher, dies  Poughkeepsie Journal

Greg Diamond, the JV boys basketball coach at Spackenkill High School and a math teacher in Wappingers, died suddenly this weekend.

Combating childhood obesity: Local kids get running  Poughkeepsie Journal

The headlines and news reports fire off like warning flares to parents: “Child obesity remains a public health crisis". "America's youth are less healthy than their ...

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