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Local attendees to the Democratic National Convention hope to see the party unify. http://pojonews.co/2a6AlQ4 #DemsinPhilly #DemConvention
"We need to be a united party and come out of the convention united," said Barbara Jeter-Jackson, Dutchess County legislator and attending delegate. "Hopefully the Bernie and Hillary delegates can come together."
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Beacon shelled out $398K to school superintendents who stayed a year or less http://pojonews.co/2a1vZuO
Three superintendents, four years and $398,000 in buyouts.
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Over the past decade, the Beacon City School District has had nine school-chief changes, including interim appointees. Since 2012, the district has spent $398,000 — not counting the cost of benefits — to buy out the contracts of its last three superintendents. http://pojonews.co/2aiFhov
Three superintendents, four years and $398,000 in buyouts.
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"The next Farm Bill is still two years away, but we must address our farmers’ current problems while looking forward to make the Farm Bill as strong as possible," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday. http://pojonews.co/29ZMNlS
HOPEWELL JUNCTION - Agriculture in the Hudson Valley yields a wide range of crops.
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Materials will be created to help educate children on how to identify ticks and prevent Lyme disease. http://pojonews.co/2a6BF9s
Materials on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases to be available in schools
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Several people under age 40 said they expect Trump's unconventional campaign to attract more young voters. http://pojonews.co/29Z0U8O
CLEVELAND - They were far outnumbered by older New York Republicans attending this week's GOP National Convention, but younger party members from the state were just as optimistic about Donald Trump's chance to win the November election.
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With mass shootings taking place seemingly every day, Poughkeepsie's Stop the Violence Rally signified the community uniting against these acts of violence. http://pojonews.co/2a2opE7
Walking down Mansion Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, more than 300 voices shouted out in unison.
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"If (you) are going to purchase gas grills, it's important that (you) follow proper protocol," http://pojonews.co/2a1mtYJ
An unattended grill that was left on set fire to the porch of a house at 122 S. Cherry St. and the neighboring house's garage, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department.
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Brace yourselves: Today is going to be another hot one. Tips on staying cool in extreme heat, from our archives. http://pojonews.co/2a3RNEX
It pays to be prepared even if you think you’re accustomed to the heat
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BREAKING: Clinton names Kaine as VP pick http://pojonews.co/2a0eajS
The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday in Philadelphia.
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Commuter: "I’m grateful Metro-North is introducing cameras on its trains to enhance security and help monitor employee performance." http://pojonews.co/2amJRTU
Security cameras a welcome sight on commute; just don’t catch me drooling
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Union official: Operator not at fault in Tappan Zee Bridge crane crash, factors were beyond worker’s control. http://pojonews.co/2a4vul6
The crane operator at the controls when a 250-foot boom crashed down onto the Tappan Zee Bridge on Tuesday had little time to react when factors beyond his control set in motion a near-fatal mishap, a union official said Wednesday.
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