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The Southern Dutchess News has served the area south of Poughkeepsie with news and features since 1959. It is an official newspaper of Dutchess County by vote of the Dutchess County Legislature. The Southern Dutchess News serves Spackenkill, Wappingers Falls, East Fishkill, Fishkill and Beacon.  Coverage includes local town, village and school news and features, Dutchess County Legislature, county legal notices, obituaries, plus coverage of arts and entertainment, hospitals and health, education, libraries and local businesses and organizations.

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6/21/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Local pro baseball is back!

HV Renegades prepare for 2017 campaign

By Ray Fashona

(Continued from cover) As his team assembled at Dutchess Stadium June 16, most for the first time (some played for the Renegades last season), Albernaz said he was looking forward to the June 19 opening day against Aberdeen.

“I’ve always loved opening day,” he said. “It’s extra special.”

Albernaz replaced Tim Parenton, who took a job as head baseball coach at the University of North Florida.

Albernaz had some advice for his new charges: “Play baseball and have fun. Do what got you here.”

Nick Padilla, a right-handed pitcher, said he feel at home in the Hudson Valley. He’s a Bronx native whose sister lives in Garrison, Putnam County.

“It’s great to have family in the area,” said Padilla.

Last season, Padilla went 0-2 for the Gulf Coast League Rays, but had a stellar ERA of 2.01.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

‘Spirit Ride’ in East Fishkill calls attention to move over law

An American flag is raised before the event.
- Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

It is called “The Spirit Ride” and its mission is to draw attention to the Move Over laws in states across the country. It is calling attention to moving over a lane when drivers see flashing lights on the side of the road to keep first responders and tow truck drivers safe. Hundreds of towing companies signed up to take part in the cause.

One of those towing companies was Mystic Towing in East Fishkill.

“It’s to bring awareness to the law,” said Gina Pereira, with Mystic Towing.

“It’s for all police, EMS, first responders” to stay safe, she said.
Jorge Pereira, husband of Gina Pereira, is a tow truck driver. He commented, “Nobody abides by the new law.”

The Move Over law became effective in January 1, 2012.

According to the New York State website, the law, “Protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers, tow and service vehicle operators and other maintenance workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.”

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the June 21-27, 2017 issue:

  • Exchange Club honors Wappingers Falls businessman

Wappingers Falls Businessman Jack Fedigan was presented the Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess’ 50th annual Meritorious Service Award by Club President Denise Doring VanBuren.


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