Category Archives: Press Release

Verizon Phone Lines Back in Service

Update: Verizon phone lines are back in service at this time.  Verizon is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their phone lines and are working to solve the problem. Land lines and some cell phones are experiencing connection problems in Dutchess, … Continue reading

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Street Closings for Snow Removal – Begins February 5, 2015 at 4:00pm

The City of Poughkeepsie Department of Public Works has advised that effective today, Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. the following streets below will have No Parking due to snow removal: Dean … Continue reading

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Dog Recovered in Animal Abuse Case; $1,000 Reward for Information

On December 28, 2014 at 7:56am, a man was videotaped beating a dog in Pulaski Park near Talmadge Street, the man and the dog were gone when the Officers arrived. Since that day the members of the City of Poughkeepsie … Continue reading

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Snow Emergency Lifted: January 27 at 8:00am

The Snow Emergency declared on January 26, 2015 has been lifted as of 8:00am today, January 27, 2015. Services Resume on Wednesday City Transit and Sanitation will resume as normally scheduled and City Hall will reopen on Wednesday, January 28.

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City to Embark on Important Energy Saving Project

The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council approved unanimously the financing of $3.2 Million for the City’s LED Project. Phase I of the project will replace 1,880 pole lights owned by the City with energy saving LED lights. Working under an … Continue reading

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City Lowers Flags in Honor of Fallen NYPD Officers

Poughkeepsie Mayor John C. Tkazyik has ordered all flags on City buildings to be flown at half-staff until Wednesday at noon in honor of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were brutally slain in the line of duty … Continue reading

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Mayor Tkazyik Vetoes Four City Council Resolutions

Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik vetoed four different resolutions passed by the City Council. Three (R-14-70; R-14-71; R-14-72) concern the Council’s acquisition of a property located at 204 Church Street. “The Council voted to acquire this property with no plan, no … Continue reading

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Celebration of Lights – Friday, December 5

The 21st Annual Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014. The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main Street, … Continue reading

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Update: Upcoming Snowstorm Procedures – Nov 26, 2014

Update: Procedures for Upcoming Snowstorm in City of Poughkeepsie In anticipation of the snowstorm, whichever side of the street you are parked legally on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, please continue parking on that same side through Saturday, November 29, 2014 … Continue reading

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2015 Budget Review Session Schedule

Budget review sessions will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (3rd Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza).  Parking is available in the City Hall garage, accessible from Mill St.  The sessions are open to the public. Monday, … Continue reading

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