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Happy 50th to the IBM Mainframe

The world is more connected than ever before. One of the main reasons for that is IBM right here in Poughkeesie. This is the 50th anniversary of the mainframe computer! You couldn't make it through a day without interacting with a mainframe

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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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You know you’re from the Hudson Valley when…

You know you’re from The Hudson Valley when…

You’ve heard of the legend of Onion Town.

Someone tells you to take the Arterial and you know exactly what they mean.

You've tubed the Esopus.

The Thru

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Festivities For The Whole Family!

Here's a great way to kick off the holiday season!!!  The Poughkeepsie River District Business Association and the Bardavon 1869 Opera House will host a Family Day and Holiday Scavenger Hunt today, with a hayride, petting zoo, entertainment for children and more

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Bardavon Opera House
Bardavon Opera House
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A Special Night Postponed Til Saturday

Tonight, in The City of Poughkeepsie, is The Celebration of Lights...my favorite night in the city.  All the restaurants are packed, there's a tree lighting ceremony, a parade, awesome fireworks, a showing of the classic movie A Christmas Carol on the big screen at The Bardavon, and a big after party at Mahoney's Steakhouse

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Crows in the sky
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The Birds of Poughkeespise

Boris and Robyn were talking to me about why I'm afraid of the birds outside of my house. Robyn, always understanding, she has experienced them too. Boris, of course making fun of me for the thousands

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