It was -10 degrees in Poughkeepsie this morning and it may have had some effect on phone service. Verizon customers were experiencing trouble this morning and many of our listeners couldn't get through to us on the show.
The City of Poughkeepsie has taken a beating in movies,TV and the press for decades. Forbes listed it as one of the "Most Miserable Cities" and now Poughtown makes it onto another less than flattering list.
A tugboat was stuck in the thick Hudson River ice for 5 hours on Wednesday and had to be rescued by the Coast Guard. The boat was carrying over 26,000 barrels of home heating oil to the storage tanks in Newburgh.
Hall and Oates are getting ready to release of a new concert film shot in Dublin, Ireland. Hall is owner of Daryl's House Club in Pawling and he used to live in Millerton. The concert movie will be released nationwide tomorrow (Feb. 19th).
Detective John Falcone was killed in the line of duty four years ago today. Falcone was an 18 year veteran of the City of Poughkeepsie Police. He was shot after responding to a domestic violence incident back in 2011.
Kingston's water system suffered a severe blow on Monday when a break in the water main temporarily shut down the city's water treatment plant and drew down on the city's reserves. Residents are being asked to boil water until the problem is fixed.
Teachers in our area bring home some of the states highest salaries compared to educators across New York. The Empire Center for Public Policy took a look at public school teacher's salaries in New York State and they released the results in a report entitled "What's driving K-12 school costs?"
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