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Canines to Cannabis in Artist Huma Bhabha’s New Show

“It’s an old firehouse, so this is probably where the fire engines were kept and washed,” said Huma Bhahba as we roamed into her expansive studio in Poughkeepsie, New York. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1962, Bhabha has lived upstate for 13 year

New York woman charged with fiancé’s murder pushed his paddle away after kayak capsized

Prosecutors say the Poughkeepsie woman, who allegedly stood to gain $250,000 ...
charges the investigation is continuing and my office is working closely with the New York State Police," Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said in a statement ...

Fiancee Indicted in Kayak Case

The New York State Police and other first responders searched the ...
to announce that an Orange County Grand Jury has indicted Angelika Graswald, 35, of Poughkeepsie for the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Manslaughter in the Second Degree ...

New York woman indicted for murder for pulling plug on fiancé's kayak

The indictment against Graswald in the death of Vincent Viafore, 46, both from Poughkeepsie, New York, was unsealed days after his body was found on Saturday floating in the river not far from where they had been paddling near Bannerman's Island ...

DA: Body found in Hudson is missing kayaker

In a news conference today, New York State Police Capt. Brendan Casey said that a recreational boater spotted Viafore's body floating in the Hudson River by West Point on Saturday, just below Bannerman's Island. Viafore, 46, of Poughkeepsie, was last seen ...

Congratulations, Marist Class of 2015!

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Marist College held its 69th Commencement Exercises, with the Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony taking place Friday evening, and the Traditional Undergraduate Ceremony being held on Saturday. From an athletics standpoint ...

$466M Hospital Project Planned in Poughkeepsie

Registration is now open for RealShare NEW YORK on October 14 from 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm. POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Vassar Brothers Medical Center has announced plans to build a new $466-million, 696,000-square-foot, seven-level inpatient pavilion at its hospital ...

The Latest Twist in the Alleged Kayak Murder on the Hudson River

The pair, both of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., were kayaking together in April, authorities said, when Viafore's kayak filled with water, causing it to capsize. As the kayak case continues, here is what authorities have said so far: New York State Police initially ...

Associa New York Makes Charitable Contribution to One of its Own

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa New York recently donated relief funds to Anna Caputo, mother of local staff member Tonel Maresco, who suffered a devastating house fire. The contribution was possible through Associa Cares ...

Missing NYU Law Graduate Landon Thomas Found Safe Outside New York City

“He was dehydrated and had lost a lot of weight, but he’s OK,” said a joyful Patricia Thomas, whose son was found in a state park near Poughkeepsie, New York. Landon, 25, who was studying to take the bar exam so he could start a job at one of the ...

Local roundup: 4 Poughkeepsie boats make national finals

webkey high school sports Poughkeepsie High School’s crew team qualified four of its five boats for Saturday’s finals at the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships Friday on the Cooper…

Happy Endings In New York

New Paultz day 11 May 5 Today is our last full day of our trip. It was another sunny gorgeous day here in New York State. To take advantage of the weather we thought we should take a walk on the hist…

Superstitious Roosevelt super in MHAL title victory

Allison Pritchard Coach Samantha Mantor’s husband isn’t allowed to wish her good luck on game days — not verbally or even via text message. The superstitious Franklin D. Roosevelt softball team beli…

tacocore-: coffeeblooded: From a while ago in Poughkeepsie...

tacocore-: coffeeblooded: From a while ago in Poughkeepsie with Alex :) IG: coffeeblooded That pizza actually sucked tbh

Hudson Valley News Network Reports – Police Search Wooded Area in Poughkeepsie for Suspect UPDATESuspect of Home Invasion and Stolen Car Captured

Originally posted on Rhinebeck Community Forum: Update   http://hudson valleynewsnetwork.com/201 5/05/18/suspect-of-home-i nvasion-and-stolen-car-ca ptured/ : The suspect is possibly a white male, wear…

Hudson Valley News Network Reports – Police Search Wooded Area in Poughkeepsie for Suspect UPDATESuspect of Home Invasion and Stolen Car Captured

Update   http://hudson valleynewsnetwork.com/201 5/05/18/suspect-of-home-i nvasion-and-stolen-car-ca ptured/ : The suspect is possibly a white male, wearing light clothing, age and other physical descrip…

Softball: John Jay bats come alive late in win

Softballs sit at the CSU softball practice Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Ram Field. John Jay High School’s softball team ended the regular season with a bang Friday. The Patriots hit two three-run …

Local roundup: Red Hook seniors contribute in baseball win

A baseball glove with a baseball Red Hook High School hosted its senior night for baseball Friday at Bard College’s Honey Field in Annandale, and all seven seniors contributed. Red Hook topped Rhin…

Preet Bharara makes a stop in Poughkeepsie

(Photo: Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal) Fresh off his office’s criminal complaint against Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made a stop Thursday in Poughkeepsie to…

Firefighter dies from cardiac issues after battling blaze in Poughkeepsie

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP/PIX11) — A Hudson Valley firefighter has died after battling a…


POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


In POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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