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Marist Spring Football Game Set for Saturday Night

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Rosters have been set for the annual Marist football game, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Tenney Stadium. Admission is free. The teams were selected in a special draft held prior to Friday morning’s practice.

Journal wins 21 AP awards, tied for second-most in the state

The Poughkeepsie Journal has won 21 awards, tied for second-most of any news organization in New York state, in the annual state Associated Press journalism competition. The Journal’s honors, in a range of categories regarding digital and print ...

Poughkeepsie’s proposed gun law ‘unconstitutional?’ POUGHKEEPSIE >> Local, county and state officials voiced ...
the needless expense of defending a flawed ordinance in court,” Tkazyik said. Currently, New York state, through the SAFE Act, requires that gun owners lock up a gun if there is a person ...

Craft beer industry soars in area, in NY

ALBANY – The craft beer industry in New York grew 59 percent between 2013 and 2014 as loosened ...
Chris Crocco, general manager at Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie, said the popularity of craft beers transcends social groups.

Craft beer industry soars in New York

"We have said time and time again that New York produces some of the best craft beverages ...
(Photo: File photo) Chris Crocco, general manager at Mill House Brewing Co. in Poughkeepsie, said the popularity of craft beers transcends social groups.

N.J. murder suspect caught in Upstate New York

Poughkeepsie city police and members of the New Jersey FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force assisted deputies from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. A warrant was issued for Williams' arrest in Newark on March ...

Man wanted for murder in NJ arrested in Hudson Valley

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - A 32-year-old man wanted for murder in New Jersey has been found in upstate New York. The Dutchess County Sheriff's office says Mikey Miguel Williams was found Wednesday afternoon in a Poughkeepsie home. Deputies say Williams had a

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Vassar College Filed By Student Expelled For Sexual Assault

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams of New York on March 31 dismissed the suit, filed by former student Xiaolu Peter Yu, who had contended the liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, violated its own policies and the gender equity law Title IX in ...

QU Women's Tennis Remains Undefeated in MAAC Play with 5-2 Win Over Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Quinnipiac women's tennis team remained unbeaten in conference play as the Bobcats defeated the Marist Red Foxes 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at the Marist Tennis Pavilion. With their seventh victory in their last nine matches ...

How New York City Strangled New York State

the portion that lies beyond the New York metropolitan area, has become “The Land That Time Forgot,” a broad swath of depressed cities and low-profit farmlands that stretches from Newburgh and Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley through the old ...

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In Their Eyes, lo Sguardo Animale (N°3): The Hunter

Torna con la sua rubrica Giovanni de La Confidenza Lenta (trovate le altre puntate nell'etichetta). Ancora una volta, partendo da un film, Giovanni cerca di trattare materie molto importanti e a lui c…

Press conference in support of firearms freedom in Poughkeepsie, NY

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY– New Yorkers gather for a press conference in support of firearms freedom. April 16, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=sIe3xXQLKgA Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie John Tkazyik …

Telecommute Insurance Loss Control Surveyor in Poughkeepsie - New York

Poughkeepsie, NY - their position for a Telecommute Insurance Loss Control Surveyor in Poughkeepsie, New York. Must be able to: Schedule appointments with clients...
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Busting Packs in Poughkeepsie

I took a trip to Poughkeepsie, New York a few months back to visit friends; and yes, I dragged them to the only card shop in town, Champion Cards. Here's a scan-heavy post of all the wacky stuff I bro…

Things we Learned in Europe (Spring Break Part 2)

This post documents some of the more notable things we learned on the second leg of our spring break trip in Dublin and Copenhagen. We would also like to give a quick shout out to all of the Hamilton …

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/10/2015

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: books, daguerreotypes, pastels, Brubeck, and poetry: what can be better? Writers in the Mountains’ “Meet the Authors” Book Festival Writers in the…

Alyssa & Shane’s Wedding at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie NY

This week’s Real Wedding features Alyssa and Shane’s romantic wedding celebration at the elegant and luxurious wedding venue, The Grandview in Poughkeepsie New York. With the beautiful Mid-Hudson bri…

2007 Nissan Versa for sale in Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 at the by Solar Shades Auto Sales | April 08, 2015 at 05:26PM

Video Title: 2007 Nissan Versa for sale in Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 at the This video has upload by Solar Shades Auto Sales Date: April 08, 2015 at 05:26PM Original Source (Youtube video ID RHP5qYGG3GI…

Assorted Bits & Pieces: Hudson Horror Show XI in Poughkeepsie, NY!

Hudson Horror Show XI in Poughkeepsie, New York sold out within an hour of its tickets going on sale on the 28th of March. A bit late posting about it, I figured it still might be of interest for thos…


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]

  • Tips to Prevent Data Theft in POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK

    Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

    • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
    • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
    • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
    • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

    Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

    Creating Secure Passwords

    The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

    • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
    • The longer password, the better it is.
    • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
    • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
    • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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    Specialty Consumer Reports

    Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

    Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

    For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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