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No Injuries Reported at Fire at Popular Poughkeepsie Restaurant

On Friday, November 4th local fire companies reported to a fire at the Coyote Grill in the town of Poughkeepsie. The fire broke out with employees and patrons inside.  All those inside the building were able to exit safely. Authorities report the fire was contained in less than twenty minutes from the time crews were -->

Fire Tears through Building of one of Dutchess County’s Top Employers

On Monday, August 30th a fire destroyed Fishkill’s Gap Inc. distribution center, a facility where hundreds were employed. The fire broke out at approximately 10:30pm. It took 23 Fire departments and over a million gallons of water to contain the blaze. Remarkably no one was hurt in the fire. Authorities have yet to divulge the -->

Our Poughkeepsie, New York Client Shares Her Experience with the Firm: Slip and Fall

Landlords are expected to maintain a safe environment for their tenants and the general public. All too often innocent people are hurt when business/property owners neglect to take basic steps to keep their property safe. Read more about a recent slip and fall in Poughkeepsie, and how we were able to help our client get -->

2014 Fatal Thruway Crash, Driver Charged

On July 4th, 2014 a Coxsackie man is said to have caused a serious crash that killed two. On Monday, March 28th, 2016 nearly 20 months after the crash, the driver was arraigned and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and additional felonies.  According to authorities, the driver was intoxicated and speeding (evidence -->

3 Seconds Could Save Your Life

If you’re a Dutchess County resident you’re probably familiar with Route 9, a state highway that boasts miles of strip malls, eateries, and businesses. The close proximity between businesses is particularly convenient for shoppers but makes for challenging driving conditions. Motorists often fly down the road racing to get to the next red light. From -->

Poughkeepsie Kitchen Fire Displaces Roughly 120 Residents

Authorities have deemed the kitchen fire that displaced over a hundred Poughkeepsie, NY residents “accidental.” According to officials the blaze occurred after a resident left their stove unattended while cooking.  Multiple city and state organizations including the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Mobil Life Support Services, the American Red Cross, and the -->

$ 500,000 Settlement Collected for Poughkeepsie Woman

At the end of August Finkelstein & Partners attorneys were able to collect a maximum available insurance settlement 10 months prior to the scheduled trial date. Our client fell outside of her Poughkeepsie, NY apartment. The landlord had neglected to shovel and salt the common areas, or take general safety precautions like installing a railing. The -->

Flagger is Unable to Stop Poughkeepsie, NY Man from Crashing into Ditch

Gas line workers in the city of Poughkeepsie narrowly escaped a disastrous crash in late July. According to officials, a driver crashed into a man-made ditch on the corner of Clover and Main Street. Only moments before the incident Central Hudson crews were in the ditch, working on a gas line. The driver of the vehicle somehow missed -->

Fire Weather Watch

Last week more than 20 fire companies joined together to prevent the spread of a blaze which reached more than 2,400 acres of the Shawagunk Ridge and Roosa Gap State forest. The fire increased and sustained due to environmental conditions. Not long before the fire began, the National Weather Service posted a Red Flag warning -->

Fifth Armed Robbery in One Week Strikes City of Poughkeepsie

An armed robbery has struck the the City of Poughkeepsie for the fifth time this week. An Academy Street deli was held up at gunpoint on Thursday night. According to police, a plan was wearing a ski mask armed with a semi-automatic handgun and entered the deli around 8:30pm. He demanded money from the cashier, -->