Culinary Institute Closes Labor Negotiations, 17 Jobs Outsourced

HYDE PARK, N.Y. – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) concluded its negotiations with the Culinary Craft Association (CCA), the labor union representing the university’s maintenance workers, at the end of October.

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Hudson River Housing Continues Commitment to Revitalizing Local Area

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Nestled on Mill Street is an antiquated house with new purpose. Hudson River Housing, a local non-profit organization, resides here. This incorporation “improves lives and communities through housing with compassion and development with vision,” according to their website. With the group’s unwavering dedication to bettering the Poughkeepsie area and helping the community reach its full potential through not only housing but also programming, this organization does not receive a fraction of the recognition it deserves for the meaningful work it does.   Continue reading

Vegas Strong

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— An unexpected casualty struck in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the night of Oct. 1, 2017.

Concertgoers were fearful of their lives that night as hundreds were left staggering about the venue trying to flee the scene as quickly as possible without getting shot. Individuals were being taken randomly in vehicles and many were separated from family and friends by the end of the night. The only sounds that were heard while this horrific tragedy ensued were the sounds of the individuals crying for desperate help.

Stephen Paddock, 64, maliciously fired hundreds of rifle shots from a hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Casino towards patrons at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 people and leaving 546 injured. This unthinkable tragedy is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States.

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Hudson River Housing Loses Vital Grant

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Christa Hines sat in her quiet, isolated office on 313 Mill Street, pondering what the immediate next steps for her company would be. When asked about the fact that the Department of Veteran Affairs would not be renewing their annual grant, her response was exceedingly dour. “That’s correct”, Hines said. She replied with a simple “no” when asked if she had been in direct contact with Veterans Affairs. In her responses, one could easily pick up a somber, defeated tone. In a way, she serves as a personification of the views of both her organization and the community at large, as a force that provides a great many services for a large number of people now faces an incredibly murky and uncertain future.

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Outside the Bubble: November 14-20

It’s been a busy week. Not necessarily a very good week, but it’s at least been busy. And there’s snow on the ground this morning, so there’s that.

The headlines from this past week span from Star Wars, to Hamilton, to Metallica and more. Let’s sort through the madness and take a look outside the bubble.

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Outside the Bubble: Nov.7-13

In this weeks news, five states consider legalizing marijuana, Election Day is held, Trump is announced as America’s next president, the global market crashed, Trump meets with Obama, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcome a baby girl, a 108-year-old Cubs fan dies, and Trump Protests explode throughout New York.

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Outside the Bubble (October 31-Nov 6)

To put it gently a lot happened this week, from the Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes from political scandal, Iraqi Special Forces launch full assault into Mosul and some American schools are cancelling classes on Election Day due to fear of violence at the polling sites. Two days before Election Day and the influx of news has not stopped.

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Outside the bubble (October 24-30)

In news this week, the FBI reopened their investigation into the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Redskins and Bengals find themselves playing in London for week 8, the Supreme Court looks into a transgender bathroom case in Virginia, polls are getting closer as Clinton only holds a two point lead with just nine days before the election and autopsy results show that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had more than just alcohol in his system following his death.

Let’s take a look:


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1. With only nine days to go until the election, FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau decided to reopen the investigation regarding Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. The emails are reportedly involving Anthony Wiener and his sexting with a minor scandal. “We are reviewing these emails to determine if they contain classified information,” Comey said in the letter to Congress. It will be interesting to see if this new information ends up harming her campaign.

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Outside the bubble (October 17-23)

In news this week, Trump and Clinton faced off in their 3rd and final presidential debate, the Giants and Rams fly to London for week 7,  Europe sends a probe to mars, Japan has a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, ISIS uses humans as shields as they enclose on Mosul, AT&T strikes a huge deal with Time Warner Inc., and Trump plans to sue the women who accused him of sexual assault.

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Outside the Bubble: October 10-16

This week, the aftermath of the second 2016 Presidential debate, political civil war sparks in the GOP, and Samsung halts production of their new phone.

Here is what’s new this week:

1) Aftermath of the second 2016 Presidential Debate

On Sunday night, October 9, 2016, the second 2016 Presidential Debate kicked off with a “shaky” start. At the beginning of the debate, the two candidates met in the center of the floor, but both refused to shake the other’s hand. It left a very bad atmosphere surrounding the debate for its one hour and one half duration.

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