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Why is Summer Great in the Hudson Valley? Festivals!

Summer is a great time to live in the Hudson Valley.  There is so much happening around here that it's hard to fit it all into your schedule.  We talked with Olivia Abel, the Editor in Chief for Hudson Valley Maga

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Rick Diamond - gettyimages
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Summer Starts this Weekend – Don’t Be a Fool at the Pool

I am doing this to have you "think before you sink".  Don't be a fool at the pool.  It just never turns out good.  Watch and learn:

 

 

Summer starts this weekend and maybe you don't have a pool.  There

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Stay Safe at TOC This Weekend

Have fun at Taste of Country this weekend, but make sure you stay safe, mindful of your surroundings and respectful of your fellow concertgoers.

The police were definitely busy last weekend at Hunter Mountain

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Bruce Bennett - gettyimages
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Higher Energy Rates On the Way – We’re FERCed

The hot summer days are yet to come and Hudson Valley residents have already seen another hike in their energy bills.  Why?  Because of FERC.  Here is County Executive Marc Molinaro to explain.

Unless we ca

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Hudson Valley Hipsters?

The website PolicyMic.com recently ran an article titled "15 Cities for Creative 20-somethings That aren't New York or Los Angeles."

And it featured some cities that weren't really surprising...Austin,  Port

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Mark Wilson-gettyimages
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Today We Remember – Memorial Day in the Valley

Today we remember all of those who gave their lives, so we may continue to live in freedom.  Thanks to their courage we enjoy a life that, in my opinion, is better than any other country on earth.

 

Taps at Arlington National Cemetery

 

 

The parade in Fishkill

 

 

Hyde Park

 

 

In Orange and Ulster counties

 

 

We remember those who gave their lives and our hearts are with the families and friends left behind.

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Men of the Hudson Valley Calendar to Appear at What Women Want

Finally the calendar you ladies have been waiting for.  It's the "Men of the Hudson Valley" calender!  The men in the calendar will appear at Mix 97.7's What Women Want event next week.

This calendar is for 2015 and benefits Dutchess Outreach.  They help so many in need right here in the Hud

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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THE Hudson Valley Beer / Girl Scout Cookie Pairing List

I like beer.

In fact, this is my second time writing about beer on this website just this week (3,739th time overall. I've counted. It was exhausting).

But since it's that time of year, I figured I should put together my list of which Hudson Valley beers I'd pair with which Girl Scout Cookies

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Is Poughkeepsie One of America’s Most Miserable Places to Live?

Gallup has released their annual Well Being Index, ranking America's happiest and least happiest metro areas, and the results for some of us in The Hudson Valley aren't so great.

The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area ranked #160 out of the 189 metro areas in the US who were surveyed, making it #29 on the most miserable cities list. Some of the factors included overall health, work environments, and access to basic necessities.

Gallup has noted three major downward trends nationwide

 

  • A decrease
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Casinos in the Valley

I am not really opposed to having casinos in the Hudson Valley.  I just don't think they will help the locals out as much as people think.  I have a good friend who worked in radio in Atlantic City for years

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