Charlie Cornacchio

Charlie Cornacchio

News Anchor

Paula Young hosts “Public House” – intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley.

Paula’s Public House


Paula’s Public House

Paula’s Public House in Poughkeepsie opened in October 2016 on the site of the well-known Mulligan’s Irish House in the Red Oaks Mill section of town.  It’s proprietor, Paula Young, has completely re-imagined the old, dark Irish pub into a bright, homey, comfortable pub and bar with a “food is love”-conceived menu.

Paula’s Public House is also the setting for “Public House”, a series of intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley. This segment was recorded in front of the restaurant’s beautiful stone fireplace.

Paula’s guest is Hudson Valley resident John Penney, the Opinion Engagement Editor for the Poughkeepsie Journal.

"Public House" Welcomes John Penney; Poughkeepsie Journal

John Penney; Poughkeepsie Journal Media

John has been the Opinion Engagement Editor since November 1999. He writes editorials on behalf of the Journal Editorial Board and oversees the publication of all opinion content, both online and in print. He conducts interviews with newsmakers and appears at many community-related events on behalf of the Journal.

An avid hiker and biker, John has lived in the Village of New Paltz and City of Poughkeepsie and now resides in the Village of Rhinebeck with his wife, Dugan Radwin, a former content editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal.

  1. Hello Mr Penney, this is Robert Dorn, of Staatsburg
    WE spoke yesterday morning, after I had been called for an interview regarding the ‘Incoronato’ situation and about my Opnion letter also based on the copy i gave you.
    I listened to the video here about, and found it interesting and to know about someone, who so often is a voice in the background.WE share one thing, you lost your dad at age 5, I lost my dad when I was 8…(he died too young of a massive stroke age 53)

    Despite my reluctance, I would still be glad, as this Legislature vote on the Censure…to speak to anyone about the situation at the time.
    Robert (bob) Dorn

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