By Patricia Doxsey, Freeman staff

Dutchess County has turned blue.

For what is believed to be the first time in Dutchess County history, Democratic voter enrollment on Wednesday surpassed Republican enrollment in the county.

I have been waiting many years for this moment,” said Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner Fran Knapp, a long-time party activist. “The Democratic Party is now the majority party here in Dutchess County. It’s a great day.”