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POUGHKEEPSIE - The Board of Directors of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has appointed Charles A. Freni as President and C.E.O. of the Poughkeepsie-based utility, effective Sept. 15, 2018. He succeeds Michael L. Mosher, who has served in the position since 2016 and who has been appointed President and C.E.O. of FortisAlberta, a Fortis utility in Western Canada. “Charlie’s extensive background in utility management and operations makes him an ideal leader for Central Hudson,” said Margarita K. Dilley, Chair, of Central Hudson’s Board of Directors. “We are confident that Charlie will guide the organization well and maintain its longstanding commitment to excellent customer service in the Hudson Valley.” Freni has more than three decades of experience at Central Hudson and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Transmission and Distribution Operations. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, including gas and electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, meter reading, Contact Center services, account services and metering. He is also responsible for the Company’s energy efficiency and smart grid programs. Freni served previously as Central Hudson’s Senior Vice President of Customer Services, as well as its Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Affairs. He has been recognized nationally for his efforts in leading storm restoration activities following the large Hudson Valley storm emergencies of the last decade and overseeing power restoration to sister utility FortisTCI in Turks and Caicos in 2017 following Hurricane Irma’s devastation. Freni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Union College. He will be appointed as a Director on the Board of Directors of Central Hudson. Active in community service as Chair of the Dutchess County Advisory Board of the Hudson Valley Community Foundation, the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, HealthQuest and the American Heart Association, he is a resident of Rhinebeck, NY, with his wife, Liz. “On behalf of the Board I would also like to thank and congratulate Michael on his appointment to FortisAlberta. He has been of tremendous service to Central Hudson during his lengthy tenure with the utility,” said Dilley.

Central Hudson Names New President & C.E.O.

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POLITICAL

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Ulster Savings Bank, in Gardiner would like you to enjoy their latest art exhibit by Debbie Brooks. Debbie’s exhibit includes paintings, three-dimensional pieces, handbags, furniture, and jewelry. It will be on display at the branch through August 23, 2018.

Branch to Feature Debbie Brooks Exhibit

GARDINER - Ulster Savings Bank would like to invite the public to their 2201 Route 44/55 branch in Gardiner to enjoy their latest art...
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HEALTH

The St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation announced that Dr. Geoffrey Brackett, Ms. Michelle Rider, Esq., and Mr. Patrick Ortland will be honored with the Leadership in Transformation Award at the 2018 Gala.

St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation Announces Honorees

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Diamond Walker of Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School stands in front of the posterboard she created, detailing her experiences at the three week LEGO Academy she attended at Gardnertown Elementary School in July. The Academy, allows students from three Newburgh Enlarged City School District Elementary Schools the unique opportunity to sharpen their group, creative thinking and technology abilities while creating an assortment of LEGO projects.

LEGO Academy Builds More than Just Projects

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