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Mayor Rolison Announces Grant Funding Available for City Youth Programs

Mayor Rob Rolison announced today the availability of grant funds to support a variety of youth programs throughout the City. The “Youth Activities & Opportunities Program” will serve as a gateway through which local organizations may apply for funding to support clubs, leagues, and educational programs which provide opportunities for Poughkeepsie youth to participate in community based programs that emphasize active lifestyles, provide instructional guidance and build long-lasting relationships so important to personal growth.

“As we continue to improve the City’s finances, we must also be sure to rebuild and repair the essence of what makes Poughkeepsie such a great place to live and work. Our return to investing in youth programs, both sports and educational, doesn’t just strengthen our youth, it strengthens families, and through them our entire community”, said Mayor Rolison.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, through November 1st, 2018. To learn more about the program and the application process, please visit:

2018 Youth Activities & Opportunities Program

2018 Youth Grant Policy and Guidelines (.pdf)
2018 Youth Grant Application (.pdf)

Cedar Avenue Power Outage — City of Poughkeepsie

Media Advisory


March 4, 2018

For Immediate Release: (TODAY)
City of Poughkeepsie Administrator
Marc Nelson
[email protected]


Cedar Avenue Power Outage — City of Poughkeepsie


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Central Hudson has reported that there is currently no estimated restoral time for the Cedar Avenue corridor’s power outage caused by Friday’s storm. Central Hudson crews are making repairs in the Town of Poughkeepsie, which must be completed in order to allow for repairs on Cedar Avenue to begin. They have assessed damage, which is significant, and hope to be on site this afternoon.

The City has opened a charging station for electronic devices at the Public Safety Building located at 505 Main Street, which will remain open until 5:00PM today. The entrance is on the east side of the building. Central Hudson is providing dry ice and bottled water this afternoon at the Home Depot located at 3470 Route 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, across from Marist College.

Residents in affected areas are encouraged to check on neighbors who may need assistance. In an emergency call 9-1-1. The City’s non-emergency number is 845-451-4000.



City Offices to Close at 12:00pm (March 2, 2018)

Due to the inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions anticipated for this afternoon, City offices will close at 12:00 pm today (Friday, March 2, 2018).

City Hall will re-open on Monday, March 5th at 8:30 am.

Related: Weather Advisory: Dangerous Conditions Expected to Continue, Mayor Urges Caution

Weather Advisory: Dangerous Conditions Expected to Continue, Mayor Urges Caution

With high winds expected to increase and continue throughout the day, we are asking that people please try to avoid travel in the City of Poughkeepsie due to tree limbs and trees which are susceptible to coming down due to hazardous weather conditions.  The City is already responding to numerous reports of downed limbs.  The photo below is of a tree down at the intersection of Hooker Avenue and South Cherry Street.