Verizon Wireless users cannot dial 911

IMPORTANT: Verizon Wireless users cannot dial 911 - call 486-6560 to report emergency

Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response
392 Creek Road• Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-2080 • Fax: (845) 298-3998

Date: October 9, 2014

For Further Information Contact:
Dana Smith, Emergency Response Coordinator
(845) 486-2080

Verizon Wireless Users Unable to Dial 911 CALL 486-6560 to report emergency in Dutchess County

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response (DCER) is reporting Verizon Wireless customers currently cannot connect with Dutchess County 911 dispatch. Verizon Wireless customers who need to report an emergency in Dutchess County should call 845-486-6560 to be connected with the Dutchess County 911 dispatch center.

Verizon Wireless is working to resolve the problem. DCER was notified of the issue earlier this morning. The Wireless Phone Outage is impacting 911 dispatch centers throughout the Mid Hudson Valley area.


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NYS DOH Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus

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TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Amenia will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York on August   28, 2014 at 7:00 o'clock p.m., on proposed Local Law No. 3of 2014, entitled, "A  Local Law Providing for the Appointment of a Sole Appointive Assessor Pursuant to Article 3 of the Real Property Tax Law";
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that copies of the aforesaid proposed local law will be available for examination at the Town of Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York, during normal business hours on all business days between the date of this notice and the date of the public hearing; TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all persons interested and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposal at the time and place aforesaid.
DATED:Amenia, New York
August 14, 2014

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Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling

PoughkeepsieThe Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 12th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Dutchess Intermodal Center, which is adjacent to Dutchess Stadium off of Route 9D in the Town of Fishkill.  A complete list of accepted material is included below.   Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee.  Call the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency at (845) 463-6020 or visit to pre-register and schedule an appointment.

These events provide residents an opportunity to responsibly dispose of hazardous materials such as pool chemicals, compact florescent bulbs, pesticides, old electronics and much more.  The events are held at various locations throughout the county enabling all residents to safely and conveniently dispose of potentially harmful materials.

There are four more collection events scheduled for 2014.   The events are partially funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  

Saturday, August 2nd               Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

Saturday, September 6th         Cornell Cooperative Extension (Millbrook)

Saturday, October 4th              Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department

Saturday, November 1st          Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency*

*Event will also feature safe medication disposal from 8am to 10am.

See below for a complete list of accepted HHW materials.

 Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s 2014 Household Waste Disposal Days

Materials that WILL be accepted:

 Product containers marked with words: "Warning”, “Hazardous", "Flammable", "Poisonous", or "Corrosive"

 Photo chemicals, non latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, stains, varnishes, strippers, thinners, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, oil & lead based paints (no latex!), mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights and fluorescent tubes, and small non-Freon appliances (such as humidifiers, toasters, irons, and electric heaters.)

Electronic Equipment Collection

 Computer Monitors, Central Processing Units (CPU's), Modems, CRT's, Terminals, Laptops,

Keyboards, Mouses, Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Typewriters, TV's, VCR's,

DVD Players, CD Players, Tape Players, Radios, Stereo Equipment, Cables, Answering Machines, Telephones & Video Game Systems.

Bins will also be available at the DCRRA location only to dispose of junk mail, white paper, magazines, newspaper and commingled bottles & cans. There is no fee charged and no registration needed for these bins.

Materials that will NOT be accepted:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, antifreeze, broken glass, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste/medicines, propane or other flammable gas cylinders, radioactive materials, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.