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Poughkeepsie High School student brings loaded gun to school, faces weapon felonies: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

Quentin L. Wiggins faces weapon felonies after Poughkeepsie High School security found a loaded handgun in his backpack Tuesday morning.

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.

School safety: How are your local schools in New York?  Poughkeepsie Journal

New York's school districts and charter schools reported 163400 incidents of violence over the past six years, but critics say the reporting is weak.

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.

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

The Pioneers are state champions, after beating Mendon on Saturday.

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 hopes championship parade this month is first of many  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state champion Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball team will be honored with a parade on April 26.

What rank did your high school get from U.S. News and World Report?  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County schools received mixed marks in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of secondary schools. While one area school placed in the ...

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's Thomas: From overweight to overachieving Player of the Year  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie's Davontrey Thomas went from "fat kid" to the boys basketball Player of the Year in Dutchess County, now leading a title favorite.

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.

Poughkeepsie teacher resigns after backlash over syllabus some found offensive

The syllabus included profanity and statements some found offensive.

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: 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.

Poughkeepsie basketball team's victory parade pushed to June  Poughkeepsie Journal

Bad weather is expected Friday, and once again pushed back the Pioneers' parade to celebrate their Class A state title.

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.

State of education: Money, mental health and more in 2019  Poughkeepsie Journal

To kick off 2019, Poughkeepsie Journal reporters are assessing the state of critical issues on their beats. In this story, investigative reporter Nina Schutzman ...

Get to know Poughkeepsie's Cierra Simmons: Sports, candy, the longest 24 hours ever  Poughkeepsie Journal

In a Q&A session with the Journal, Poughkeepsie's three-sport standout Sierra Simmons discusses a variety of topics, including stopping time.

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 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.

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 ...

Police: Student entered Poughkeepsie HS with loaded gun  News 12 Westchester

A student allegedly entered Poughkeepsie High School Tuesday with a loaded handgun in a backpack.

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 ...

Poughkeepsie school chief resigns  Poughkeepsie Journal

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

Poughkeepsie's Davontrey Thomas leads the pack of 2018-19 Journal Boys Basketball All-Stars  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Journal recognizes some of the local standouts who starred during the 2018-19 boys basketball season.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Poughkeepsie man charged with murder  Poughkeepsie Journal

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

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.

$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.

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, ...

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 ...

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."

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

Vietnam vet to walk through Poughkeepsie as part of PTSD awareness project  Poughkeepsie Journal

Vietnam War veteran Frank Romeo is walking across New York State to raise awareness for PTSD. He will be in Poughkeepsie on April 28.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Local graduation rate flat in 2017  Poughkeepsie Journal

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

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.

LaGrangeville man to face 18 years in state prison for stabbing  Poughkeepsie Journal

A LaGrangeville man convicted in the near-fatal stabbing of an unarmed man following a December 2017 Plattekill house party was sentenced to 18 years in ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

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 ...

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Beacon district seeks 2 new principals after resignations  Poughkeepsie Journal

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

'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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beacon's Grey soared above 2016 Journal Boys Track and Field All-Stars  Poughkeepsie Journal

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. Rayvon Grey. School: Beacon. Grade: 12. Events: Long jump, triple jump. Vital stats: The Bulldog standout had yet another standout ...

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 ...

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