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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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Cold, Ice, Freezing Pipes! Oh My!

The temperature over the past few days has been pretty cold and it's just the beginning. It's the type of weather that freezes pipes and ruins people's weekends. People, like me...and my buddy who didn't realize the noise of all that water was a bad thing who I made go into two feet of just about zero degree water to turn off the source

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Bear Mountain Bridge over Hudson River
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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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Exmoor Rocked By Killing Of Their Famous Stag
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Watch Out for Them Deer

Here in the Hudson Valley, we're no strangers to all the deer in the area. Mostly we find them around the wooded areas but they have been known to venture near more populated areas dashing through the snow

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Things People are Afraid of in the City

I recently found this article '27 Things You’re Only Afraid Of If You Live In New York,' well more of a list of pictures, I like pictures over words, they're easier. (Yes, I realize how ironic that statement is as I write these words here

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The Birds of Poughkeepsie

Every year they come back to the trees right outside my house. Some days on my side of the road, some days on the other and when I'm lucky, the other side of the train tracks. It seems this year the Birds of Poughkeepsie, as I call them

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