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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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5/16/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

Rock Around the Clock

Fishkill Business Association to host block party Saturday

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from cover) There will be a variety of activities for children. There will be bounce houses, sand art and more.

Mike Hayden, owner of The White House bar on Main Street in the village, is organizing the event.

“There will be beer tents for adults,” he said.

“The clock was the idea of Bill Sohan. He went around to the community and business owners and said ‘We should get this clock,’” explained Hayden.

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

Dolan visits Our Lady of Lourd

Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives a homily on the Feast of Ascension Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie.
-Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said Mass on the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, May 10, in the Our Lady of Lourdes gymnasium and offered a special blessing the senior class and then all of the students in attendance.

His Eminence called Lourdes “an excellent Catholic school” and remarked, “You know I love this school so much.”

The cardinal asked the senior class to stand.

“You were just down at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (in New York City),” he reminded them. He met with four of the students form OLL.

“I’ve got to talk about the Ascension,” he noted. The Feast of the Ascension is the day Roman Catholics believe Jesus returned to Heaven after the crucifixion. He told them of four things the Apostles did.

The first, he said, was they prayed in a locked room. The second is they prayed intensely for nine days.

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

Inside the May 16-22, 2018 issue:

  • Four receive Louise Wortman Award from Exchange Club
  • Hudson Valley Bottle Club to hold meeting
  • Korda’s ‘A Life in Books’ tops 10th Millbrook Literary Festival
  • Italian Center’s ‘Festa Italiana’ this weekend


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