Cornwall-on-hudson, NY

Fight At New York State Prison Leaves One Inmate Dead

A fight between inmates at a prison in New York State has resulted in one death. The homicide happened at Green Haven Correction Facility in Stormville. New York State Police report that the death is the result of an altercation, but they do not specify how many inmates were involved. Another incarcerated individual was injured. The name of the deceased has not been released yet so the family can be notified. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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Man who pointed gun at cop’s head guilty of disorderly conduct

ROSENDALE – A 76-year-old Tillson man who was accused of holding a gun to a Rosendale police officer’s head in July of 2020 walked out of Rosendale Justice Court convicted of the violation of disorderly conduct. Benjamin Sigel was originally charged with harassment, menacing a police officer, resisting arrest, and obstruction of governmental administration.
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Another Bear Sighting in Fishkill and Wappingers Falls Area

While black bears do exist in many areas of the Hudson Valley, many residents would never expect to see one walking through their neighborhood. Black bears have always been a mainstay in rural areas of the Hudson Valley. Every once in a while you'll hear a crazy story about one of these massive creatures making their way into a more populated area of the region, but those incidents seem to be few and far between.

“The King of Hopewell Pizza”: New Pizzeria Open in the Hudson Valley

They say when your ears are ringing, it means someone is talking about you. For me, it means someone is talking about a new pizzeria. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, but before moving back to the area in 2021, I've been living in different places across the United States for the past decade. Every time I relocated, I would try, and inevitably fail, to find pizza that lived up to the kind I used to wolf down in my hometown. Was I a snob? No, I'm just a New Yorker with standards. That's why a recent Facebook post in the East Fishkill Community group caught my eye.

Middletown Java Jo’s Closes But Finds New Home

Out with the old and in with the new has been the phrase that Hudson Valley residents have used lately. We have watched some of our favorite mom and pop shops, restaurants, and local businesses close down. Some of them have retired while others are already on a new journey elsewhere.

Popular Hudson Valley Park Cuts Swim Days Due to Staffing Issues

A fun swimming destination in the Hudson Valley has been forced to close down for part of each week due to a lack of lifeguards. Finding lifeguards to work at local swimming pools and beaches has become a difficult task. Municipalities have been desperately trying to recruit help, increasing pay and offering bonuses to anyone qualified to serve as a lifeguard. The City of Poughkeepsie recently lifeguard salaries from $16 to $22 an hour and is now offering up to $1,500 in bonuses.

Pine Island dog wins big at Westminster Dog Show

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A Pine Island dog takes home tops honors at the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. GCHG CH Ciara N’ Honeygait Belle of the Ball CGC, or Belle, is a four year old English Setter and has been competing in dog shows since she was six and a half months old.

Celebrating National Sunglasses Day in the Hudson Valley

According to National Day Calendar, National Sunglasses Day is celebrated each year on June 27, and it gains popularity each year. The Vision Council is a reason for its popularity, as they inform people about the dangers of UV exposure and why wearing sunglasses should be more than just a fashion statement. The holiday has been celebrated every year since 2009, although researchers haven't been able to identify to founder or source of the day.