Funding available for youth mentoring services in Dutchess County

POUGHKEEPSIE >> The Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services' Division of Youth Services is seeking proposals for youth development services from municipalities and nonprofit, community-based organizations for 2017.

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to programs that provide free services designed to improve youth and community outcomes as outlined in the Life Areas funding priorities of the Dutchess County Youth Board and Coordinating Council.

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Ulster County cyber bullying legislation advances

By Patricia Doxsey

kingston >> A plan to make cyber bullying a misdemeanor with a potential jail sentence had moved forward with the Ulster County Legislature approving a resolution to set a public hearing on the proposed local law.

The measure, unveiled in January by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, would make it a crime for a person, "with intent to threaten abuse, intimidate, torment or otherwise inflict emotional harm on a minor," electronically transmit information not of public concern that they know will inflict emotional harm; electronically transmit private sexual information, or photographs or videos of uncovered breasts, buttocks or genitals of another; electronically transmit false sexual information about another; or knowingly appropriate the name or likeness of another.

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Kingston After Dark: Take me to church

By Morgan Y. Evans

Josh Rosenmeier is good at both cocktails and grayscale.

J.K. Vanderbilt and his band of high-class renegades will be having their debut performance on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Old Dutch Church here in Kingston. The church is very set on the performance ending at 10, so get there by 7:30 for sure to catch every note. The band includes Mattia Iusto on drums and longtime friend Mo Kelly on bass. This debut show is in support of Matt Pond PA's record release of the long running indie act and well-loved local's fantastic new album, Winter Lives. This is the first of many, many more J.K. Vanderbilt shows to come, as project leader Josh Rosenmeier will be pouring his heart into supporting his own record and performing for the world.

Most people around these parts are likely more used to having Rosenmeier pour them the best cocktails around at The Stockade Tavern on Fair Street, where he is one of our area's most popular bartenders and a regular b…

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Village of Saugerties to add crosswalks, warning signs near nursery school

By By William J. Kemble news@freemanonline.com

SAUGERTIES >> Crosswalks will be painted at Washington Avenue and Russell Street in the village, an intersection used by children who attend the Mother Goose Nursery School in the Saugerties United Methodist Church.

The Village Board approved the crosswalks at a meeting this week after parent Karen Guillen said traffic does not slow down in front of the church.

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European river and canal cruiser docks in Kingston

By Freeman staff

KINGSTON >> Sojourn, a former European river freight barge built in Belgium in 1963, was in Kingston on Tuesday and Wednesday, en route to New York City.

The vessel, now used as a river and canal cruiser, moored Tuesday at the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Rondout Creek in Kingston and left the following morning.

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Woodstock community feast draws hundreds of hungry Thanksgiving celebrants

By By Mid-Hudson News Network

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. >> The 41st annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Family of Woodstock was served to roughly 600 diners Thursday thanks to more than 100 volunteers.

A long line formed outside the Woodstock Community Center on Rock City Road, starting at 1 p.m., for a feast that kept the parking lot packed until closing time rolled around hours later.

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Tigers’ hurler Avery Short to pitch for Siena next season

By Crispin Kott

Avery Short, left, with his catcher, KHS junior Tanner Davis. (photo by Wayne Short)

Kingston High School senior Avery Short signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play baseball for Siena College next year. The star pitcher joined two of his battery mates in pledging to play for NCAA Division I schools, and he also hopes to follow in his big brother's footsteps.

“Just seeing the success my brother has had also kind of motivated me to work harder,” said Avery Short of his brother Zack, who was wrapping up his junior season as an infielder at Sacred Heart last June when he was drafted in the 17th round by the eventual World Series champion, the Chicago Cubs.

Short will attend Siena's School of Business, and he hopes to eventually become a stockbroker. But first things first: Baseball, which is clearly a family business of its own.

“My dad was a pitcher when he played baseball, and just to have him working with me was helpf…

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Faso hopes to emulate Chris Gibson’s ‘no labels’ approach

By Hugh Reynolds

John Faso (photo by Phyllis McCabe)

Headed to Washington in six weeks with a solid 10-point win, Congressman-elect John Faso says he hopes to forge bipartisan relationships, much like Chris Gibson, the Kinderhook neighbor he will succeed in about six weeks.

Gibson, who retired after three terms in the House, was an advocate of “no labels” in bringing Republicans and Democrats together for public benefit.

Republican Faso defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout of the Dutchess County Town of Clinton by some 27,000 votes in the 11-county 19th Congressional District, carrying every county except heavily Democratic Ulster. He took 46 percent in Ulster and ran ahead of President-elect Donald Trump.

A former New York state Assembly minority leader, Faso, 64, characterizes the 435-member House as “a very large state legislature.” Out of office for 14 years, Faso said his service in an “active, engaged legislature” was “good training” for the …

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Democratic duo targets Ulster County exec’s office budget

By Patricia Doxsey

KINGSTON >> Two county lawmakers have amped up their battle with Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, proposing amendments to the executive's proposed 2017 spending plan that would reduce funding to his office.

Legislators David Donaldson and John Parete introduced budget amendments that would cut the administration's payroll by $210,774 and spending for postage by $16,040.

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