Hydrant Testing Locations – Week of June 30

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood.


  • Rose Street
  • North Cherry Street
  • Thompson Street
  • Clinton Square
  • Mill Street between North Clinton Street & North Hamilton Street
  • Winnikee Avenue between Harrison Street & Bement Avenue


  • Mansion Street from Corlies Avenue to Lawrence Road
  • Fitchett Street
  • Arnold Road from Milton Street to Corlies Avenue
  • Lawrence Road
  • Jewett Avenue
  • North White Street


  • Hudson Avenue
  • Howard Street including the Department of Public Works
  • Fallkill Avenue
  • Weed Street
  • Smith Street between VanKleek Drive & Little George Street
  • VanKleek Drive


  • Bartlett Street
  • DuBois Avenue
  • Smith Street from VanKleek Drive to Cottage Street
  • Oakley Street
  • EFCO Bakery Warehouse
  • Cottage Street from Allen Place East to Dead-End
  • Winnikee Avenue between Cottage Street & Mansion Street
  • Morgan Avenue


  • No Testing – July 4th Holiday
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Holiday Schedule – Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day (Friday, July 4, 2014), the following services will be closed or suspended:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed Friday, July 4. Reopens Monday, July 7.
  • Transfer Station: Closed Friday, July 4 & Saturday July 5. Reopens Monday, July 7.
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Service resumes Saturday, July 5.
  • Sanitation: No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, July 4. Service resumes Monday, July 7, as scheduled.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 1,632 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 620 hits)

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Image of FireworksThe City of Poughkeepsie will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20pm).  The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free), The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).

Waryas Park will be closed to vehicles beginning at 2pm on Friday, July 4th.

Free parking is available in all municipal lots during the event. On-street metered parking is free after 6pm. Handicap parking is available in the small lot on Main Street, adjacent to Waryas Park and River Station.

Rain Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Montgomery Street Closed for Construction

Precision Pipeline, a Central Hudson contractor, will be working in the area of Montgomery Street, between Academy Street and Market Street, for today June 25. This section of Montgomery Street will be closed during construction. Work zones and flaggers are in place.

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service Today

Due to mechanical issues, the Shopper’s Special Bus Route will be out of service today, Wednesday, June 25.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website:


For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Bus System, please visit: http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/departments/dpw/busservice

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HDLPC Meeting – June 25, 2014

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on June 25, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - June 25, 2014 (52.0 KiB, 297 hits)

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June WAC Meeting Cancelled

The Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting scheduled for June 24, 2014 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting is scheduled for July 22 at 6pm.

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Street Paving Notice for Smith St. & Boulevard Knolls

The Department of Public Works will be closing the follow streets for street milling and paving beginning today, June 23 through Wednesday, June 25, from 7am to 4pm:

  • Smith Street between Weed Street and Oakley Street
  • Boulevard Knolls between Main Street and the Dead End

If you have any questions about the work, please contact DPW Dispatch at 845-451-4111.

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Missing K-9 Located; K-9 is in Good Health

On June 21, 2014 at approximately 9:00am, City of Poughkeepsie Police K9 Falcone was located.  K9 Falcone was located in a wooded area near the Highland Residential Center on North Chodikee Lake Road in the Town of Lloyd.  He is in good condition other than a huge appetite.

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and Police Officer Michael Barbagallo would like to thank all Law Enforcement agencies for their outstanding support in providing manpower, equipment and logistical support in trying to locate K9 Falcone.  In addition the tremendous support from community members.  Countless volunteers engaged in area checks on foot, by car, calls for support and possible sightings that were instrumental in helping the efforts.   The exchange of accurate information through social media helped keep all involved informed.

Once again Thank You to all!



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Hydrant Flushing on Park Ave. & Hoffman Ave.

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Park Avenue and Hoffman Avenue today, Friday, June 20.  The hydrants may be opened for an extended period of time to be monitored by City personnel.  Addresses local to the area may experience low water pressure and slight water discoloration.  Any questions can be directed to City of Poughkeepsie Water Department at (845) 451-4111.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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