Buzz Board Archive

Rebuilding Together

Applications for Rebuilding Day Program open through August 31!

Rebuilding Together of Dutchess County aims to assure that income-qualified homeowners, particularly seniors, persons with disabilities, or families with children live in warmth, safety, and independence. This program focuses on critical repairs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy living environment, including, but not limited to: major accessibility modifications; plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical system repairs; stair, roof, porch and other critical structural repairs. *Please note that mobile homes are only eligible for accessibility ramps through this service.
Poughkeepsie Buzz

Pershing Avenue Park Basketball Courts Will Be Closed for Resurfacing Project

Please take note that the Pershing Avenue Park basketball courts will be closed for resurfacing through Tuesday, July 26. Rain during this time may extend closure. This resurfacing project is part of the renovations being made to the park.
Source: Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Homes for Sale through the Poughkeepsie Northside Homeownership Program

New homes are coming to the neighborhood! Three-bedroom, two bath homes with three-bedroom, two bath units that you can rent out for added income. Brand-new, high quality, energy-efficient construction. Don’t think you’ll qualify? Hudson River Housing can help! As a nonprofit, certified housing counselors are available to help you achieve the dream of homeownership.
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Youth Leadership Program Applications Due June 30

Youth Leadership is an innovative, leadership development program designed to develop the academic, social and life skills of area youth. Students will have opportunities for substantive interaction with his or her peers, community based service organizations, institutions of higher education, and professionals from local industry. The program is open to incoming high school sophomore and junior students, and home school students, from Dutchess County.
Smiling faces at park cleanup, 2019 (Photo: Tyler Blodgett)
Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative

One Voice, One Million Dollars For Youth

The Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative (PCAC) successfully advocated on behalf of Poughkeepsie youth and families to increase the city's budget for youth programs to over $1,000,000. The PCAC is asking that you raise your voice again, this time by taking a short survey regarding your concerns and ideas for youth programs and services. 
Source: Poughkeepsie Buzz

Lead for Poughkeepsie Accepting Fellow Applicants

Scenic Hudson Seeking River Cities Community Engagement Organizer

Source: The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter

YOU Team Sets Virtual Office to Get More Feedback on Project

Source: The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter

City Looking for Community-Minded Volunteers to Serve on Land-Use Boards

Source: United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region

MLK Day of Service 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

In observance of MLK Day 2022, the United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region has arranged the following volunteer opportunities and activities.
Urban Rail Trail Rendering
Source: Times Union

Ambitious urban rail trail project is coming to Poughkeepsie

New York City has the Highline. Atlanta has the BeltLine. Now, Poughkeepsie could join this contingent of former rail-lines-turned-greenways with a new initiative to create its own Urban Rail Trail Project.
Future Urban Trail route approaching the Dutchess County Rail Trail
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie trail network $11.1M funding approved; See what to expect and when

When complete, the project will create a trail network through the City of Poughkeepsie, repurposing railroads formerly used by the CSX rail transportation services company. Plans call for a trail network that would connect pedestrians and cyclists in the city and town to the Dutchess Rail Trail, Marist College, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the riverfront and other key points of interest. Its northern tip would stretch to the under-construction Hudson Heritage development in the town, theoretically giving residents an alternate route to the ShopRite there and other services.
Source: Poughkeepsie Community Action Collaborative (PCAC)

Petition: Invest In Poughkeepsie’s Youth

The city’s proposed budget gives less than 0.5% to youth services and programming, with a total yearly investment of only $54.65 per resident under the age of 18 to be spent directly on programs that would benefit them. This number needs to be drastically increased if a sense of opportunity and hope is to become real for those who need it most.
Source: City of Poughkeepsie Website

Website launched to give updates on Youth Opportunity Union

Dutchess County recently unveiled a new website, www.the-you.org, which provides County residents with updates about the forthcoming “Youth Opportunity Union,” formerly known to as the Youth Opportunity Center and referred to moving forward as “the YOU,” the state-of-the-art facility that will serve communities throughout the county and be located in the heart of the City of Poughkeepsie.
Source: Mid Hudson News

City Unveils User-Friendly Website That Includes Expanded Options

The City has unveiled a user-friendly website that includes expanded options and provides easy access and ways to get the latest news, events, meetings, agendas and much more.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie investing $4M in parks; see what improvements are planned

On Tuesday, the mayor announced a $4 million investment into the city’s parks, which will come out of the city’s $20.7 million total allotment from the American Rescue Plan.

Vertical Farming Grows Up in Poughkeepsie

In the shadow of the Walkway Over the Hudson sits a plain white shipping container. It looks like overflow storage for the Poughkeepsie restaurant Farmers & Chefs.
Source: Chronogram Magazine

Poughkeepsie: Strong at Heart

The pandemic has slowed but not stopped the Queen City’s economic resurgence.

Poughkeepsie Gets Cleaner-Water Shout-Out

Raise a tall glass (of water) to Poughkeepsie! Erin Brockovitch's new book, "Superman's Not Coming," calls for everyday citizens to speak up on community and environmental issues, including clean water.

Funding Partnership Sparks Improvements at Poughkeepsie’s Pershing Park

Taking important strides to create safer and more inviting places for residents of the city’s Northside to enjoy recreation and spend time outdoors, the City of Poughkeepsie has invested in improving the neighborhood’s two parks.

Poughkeepsie’s Massive Crow Roost

Crows flock to Poughkeepsie by the thousands each fall, a ritual that’s been recurring in the area for at least four decades. The Poughkeepsie crow roost is the largest for hundreds of miles.