All for one and one for all – United we stand, divided we fall

Upcoming Event:  Mid-Hudson Islamic Association and Muslim Community in partnership with Civic and Community Organization invite you to attend an event to deliver a message of peace, solidarity, religious tolerance and kindness for all.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
2pm – 5pm
Fishkill Recreation 793 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524
RSVP to Seema Rizvi, MD at

Consumer Workshops on Electric Vehicles

Free and Open to the Public – There will be a workshop in Poughkeepsie tomorrow.  I am also hosting a workshop in Wappingers Falls this Saturday. Please read for details. Thank you!



Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans


Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans at Mount Saint Mary College in Newbrugh June 1st from 1 pm – 7 pm.  This is a one-stop event for veteran students interested in transferring college credits toward a Bachelor’s degree, or in starting a Master’s degree program.

Learn more by visiting

You can also Register online at: be

Questions? Contact us at 845-569-3223 or via email


Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

Jail photo for FB

Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond


Pet Photos with Santa

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday December 6th 2015

A.C.E Veterinary Hospital
1078 Route 82
Hopewell Jct NY 12533
12pm to 4pm

$10 per photo to benefit the Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wildlife Center building fund



Photos done by Glenn Probst (Professional Photographer)

Call for Veteran Artists – 3rd Annual Veteran Arts Showcase


Apply to show your artwork at the 2015 Veteran Arts Showcase taking place at FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park from November 20-22nd.  This is an event not to be missed!

For an application and more information, contact Dr. Lori Arella via phone at 845-226-4218 or via email at


Blood Drive – Help Save a Life & Make Your Appt Now!

donate blood

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood donors to help #RestockTheShelves. Blood donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. Make an appointment to give blood today by downloading the Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Legislator Amparo is sponsoring a Blood Drive – Saturday, Sept. 26th from 10 am – 2 pm at the United Methodist Church located at 9 S Mesier Ave, in Wappingers Falls.

Thank you.

#legislator_14 #savealife

Reel Expressions Youth Film Fest

REEL Expressions

YOUTH under 19 can sign up for a FREE ticket on this website at

Spark Media Project (previously Children’s Media Project) provides media literacy education and workforce development programming in after-school and school-based settings for the youth of Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley.

Join us in honoring Donna Reyer with a Spark Media Award at this year’s Reel Expressions Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon (Poughkeepsie) on Saturday, September 26, 2014 at 5pm.  See more about Reel Expressions (including a video recap of last year’s event):