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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Fourth Open House Set for 'PK4Keeps'

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City officials are continuing to work on updating the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code and will hold a fourth open house for the “PK4Keeps” initiative on Wednesday, August 24.This event, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in the City Hall Lobby, wi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Check Out Latest Issue of The Buzz!

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City in midst of ambitious paving projects, fourth open house set for 'PK4Keeps,' all this and more in The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter — August 12, 2022 - 

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Bilingual Outreach Person Hired

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Mayor Rolison and Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser announced today the hiring of L. Julee Molina as a bilingual Public Information Officer, a new shared position between the school district and the city

Molina brings wit...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Find Out The Latest About The YOU Project

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Dutchess County has website, www.the-you.org, which provides County residents with updates about the forthcoming “Youth Opportunity Union,” formerly known to as the Youth Opportunity Center and referred to moving forward as “the YOU,” the state-of-the-art...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

New Police Officers Sworn In To Duty

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The City today swore in seven new police officers, promoted one officer to Sergeant and appointed another to Detective.

The new officers bolster the Police Department’s ranks from 79 to 86. The official ceremony took place this afternoon in the Common Coun...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

City Reports Further Deficit Reduction

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Greatly aiding its effort to close a longstanding deficit in its general fund, the City has received an upfront $3 million payment connected to the recently completed sales tax agreement with Dutchess County and the City of Beacon.

The new 10-year agreemen...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

City Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan

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City officials have released a draft of a new comprehensive plan and are seeking public feedback by April 18 before beginning the process of going before the Common Council for review and approval. The Common Council will also hold a public hearing to rec...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

City to Host Fireworks on July 4th

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The city will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Display on Monday, July 4th shortly after dusk (approximately 9:20 pm).  Watch for free from Waryas Park, at the base of Main Street; or purchase a ticket for a vantage point at the &nb...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Distributes $339,000 in Funds for Youth-Related Activities

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Mayor Rolison announced today that $339,000 in funds have been allocated for youth-related programs, more than doubling the annual investment the city has been able to make in these endeavors over the years.

The city awarded $140,000 from its youth grant p...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

City Begins Work on Pershing Park Improvements

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City officials are pleased to announce that that Pershing Avenue Park improvements started this week. The Department of Public Works will oversee the reconstruction of recreational facilities in the park. The work has been planned and funded in conjunctio...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Children’s Cabinet Releases Unprecedented Reports on Early Childhood, Out-of-School Time

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The Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet has released two unprecedented reports that provide in-depth analysis of Early Childhood Development and Out-of-School Enrichment and Learning in the city and make a series of recommendations to improve opportunities fo...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Mayor Rolison Delivers State of the City Address

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Mayor Rolison delivered his State of the City address at the Changepoint Theatre Thursday, reflecting on what the city has accomplished during a global pandemic, thanking city employees and residents for their contributions to the community and pointing t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City’s Share of County Sales Tax to Increase Under New 10-Year Agreement

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The cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon and Dutchess County have reached a new 10-year agreement governing the distribution of sales tax by the county to cities and towns. 

The agreement was recently approved by the Beacon City Council and was appro...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address on Thursday, March 31

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Mayor Rolison will deliver his State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 31 at the Changepoint Theatre, 260 Mill St., Poughkeepsie.   The public is invited to attend. RSVP to Stacey Bottoms at 845-451-4073, sbottoms@cityofpoughkeepsie...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Sets Third Open House for ‘PK4Keeps’ Planning Project

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City officials are continuing to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled a third open house — this one focusing on the mission to “convert goals into action.” The city has been gaining considerable pu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Regents Hears Children's Cabinet Presentation

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Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser and Mayor Rob Rolison, co-chairs of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet, presented to the New York State Board of Regents about the cabinet at the Regents meeting on Feb. 15 in Albany.&a...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

City Releases Housing Needs Assessment

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City officials have released a comprehensive study that highlights the challenges and opportunities it is facing regarding recent housing trends.

The report was prepared by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City to Distribute Limited Supply of Free COVID-19 Test Kits

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The city has received a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits and will begin distributing them on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the front desk at the City Police Station, 62 Civic Center Plaza. 

The city also wil...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

City Completes COVID Test Kit Distribution

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The City has completed its distribution of a limited supply of free COVID-19 test kits and will let the public know when it receives more. The city distributed 1,100 kits, each containing two tests, in just over two hours near City Hall Thursday morning.

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Puts More Funding Into Emergency Rent Relief Program

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that more funding is being made available through a COVID-19 Emergency Rent program for low- and moderate-income households struggling through the pandemic. 

Tenants who are eligible can receive up to six consecut...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Mayor Names Franco as New Fire Chief

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that Joseph Franco has been named the city’s Fire Chief.

Franco, who has been serving as acting chief and has been with the city’s Fire Department for 27 years, succeeds Mark Johnson, who retired earlier this year.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

The City's Newsletter The Buzz Produces a Special Year in Review Issue!

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As 2021 winds down, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year and offer some highlights amid challenging times that nevertheless have witnessed progress on many fronts, thanks to the work of city employees and so many in the community.This “Year i...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Mayor Rolison Releases Proposed 2022 Budget

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that, despite considerable fiscal challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, his 2022 preliminary budget stays under the state’s property tax cap, lowers the tax rate, bolsters youth services and maintains other essenti...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Creates Website Devoted To American Rescue Plan Act

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Mayor Rob Rolison has announced the creation of a website that enables the public to find out more about the federal American Rescue Plan Act, provide important feedback and track the city’s use of these funds.

The city has been awarded a total o...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Notice of Substantial Amendment For Annual Action Plan 2021

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie has completed its 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP). The Annual Action Plan outlines the proposed projects to be funded through entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developme...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Mayor Announces Major Funding Commitment to Parks

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City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison today announced a $4 million commitment in investments to the city’s parks, a blueprint that includes rebuilding and replacing aging equipment and making major upgrades at these vital green and recreational spaces.

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

City of Poughkeepsie, Office of Social Development62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601(845) 451-4046jgreenwald@cityofpoughkeepsie.com

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

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