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Even before Matthew Vassar founded his college, Poughkeepsie had begun to develop an extraordinary ecosystem of schools serving ages preschool through adult. And like any thriving ecological system, Poughkeepsie’s schools serve different functions and thrive in different niches. Some schools have public funding and some are privately funded, mainly by tuition, but all of them,…

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The City of Poughkeepsie is home for me. Born at Vassar Hospital, growing up at Estelle & Alphonso’s dance studio on Cannon Street, dance recitals at Poughkeepsie High School, drinking chocolate milkshakes and eating French fries at The Daily Treat on main Street, getting treats at Woolworth’s, riding the elevator at Lucky Platt’s, getting my…

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After having lived here for less than one year, I have noticed the wide diversity of the region. You can be in the area of the train station in less then 10 minutes and then out in rolling open hills in 10 minutes. Given that there is more open space, I was surprised to find…

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This is the story of how a community based arts organization was born and grew up to be a vibrant center for showcasing the talents of professional and amateur artists in theater, dance, music, visual and fine arts while preserving and maintaining two landmarked historic buildings in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY. On November 19th,…

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Poughkeepsie is the star of a new video marketing initiative from Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. The video, filmed in and around Poughkeepsie by Jenko Kent of Stage 6 Media, is designed to highlight the young talent that both lives and works in the city and who are playing a central role in the city’s…

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City of Poughkeepsie Seniors and Persons with Disabilities can Apply Now to Ride Free on Dutchess County Public Transit in April and May Poughkeepsie, NY, March 27, 2018. City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, announced in his State of the City message that Dutchess County Public Transit will offer special opportunities for Senior Citizens and…

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We highly recommend that if you haven’t seen the renovated Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory on Main Street, you give yourself a treat soon! The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing’s work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. Hudson River Housing renovated this three story, 22,000 square foot…

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My family has lived in Poughkeepsie since the early 1800s, so I have an affinity for this city. As a boy, I remember watching parades along Main and Market Streets, enjoying fireworks on College Hill, going shopping with my parents on a bustling Main Street on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I’m proud to say I…

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First Friday Poughkeepsie, a city-wide celebration held on the first Friday of every month from May – October. The First Friday Committee announces their Preview Event on April 6, Books & Brew – A Night out in Poughkeepsie!! For this event, they are collaborating with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and other participating venues throughout…

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