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Welcome to Main Street Magazine!

February 2020

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Odds are, you are probably related to someone like my brother. Given the choice between buying groceries and buying tickets to see the band Phish, he’ll bum a hot pretzel off the guy next to him at the concert. At this point, he’s […]


What does it take to lead? Is it purely tenacity? A hunger for commanding attention? Perhaps certain individuals are simply born with the spirit to lead, an innate sense of urgency to muster people behind a cause, an urgency that overlaps the fear […]


“And the OSCAR goes to …”

But, hold on. Before we start handing out eight-and-a-half-pound statues, let’s begin with how we get there.

The OSCARS … the Academy Awards … are presented every year

by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). That esteemed body […]


Innovation can happen anywhere. From the grand halls of our institutes of higher learning, the expansive and unimaginably elaborate labs across the planet where we picture the world’s best scientists scurrying about in long white coats testing secret methods whose sole purpose is […]

Word on the street is…

Age does not Abide; Humanitarianism Perists – The Force of Abraham Keita

Violence can breed many things: anger, hatred and perhaps most frighteningly, more violence. Two World Wars brought bitterness, dissidence, genocide and a perpetual sense of xenophobia throughout Europe and across the globe. Two Civil Wars over the course of 12 years had similar effects on Liberia. Corruption from the highest [...]

Local Businesses Beware: Counterfeit Bills Reported in Millerton

Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Route 44 Main Street and Maple Avenue was among several businesses who reportedly received counterfeit bills. Local businesses reported receiving several counterfeit bills this past week in the Village of Millerton, NY, as well as the town of North East according to [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Town of Copake to host Waterfront & Community Revitalization Plan – Visioning and Design Workshop

The Town of Copake recently received a grant from the NYS Department State Office of Planning and Development to improve local quality of life in the town of Copake by developing revitalization plans for the Roeliff Jansen Kill, Bash Bish Brook, Taghkanic Creek and surrounding areas. These funds are provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. On Saturday, February 22 from 9am to 12pm at the Copake Town Hall, local leaders will be inviting members of the area to [...]

Millerton Antiques Center Heating up Winter with 4th Annual Red Tag Sale

Beginning on Saturday, January 18, when it comes to the best deals available for the fervent antique and home decor traveler, all roads lead to the Millerton Antiques Center located on Main Street in Millerton, NY. For two decades, Millerton’s antique mainstay has proved to be the foundation for the village’s eclectic boutique main drag and for the fourth consecutive year, the center will once again offer residents and visitors a premiere destination for one-of-a-kind deals on antiques and home decor [...]

Rankings & Reviews

Top Five Wines at Hudson Chatham Winery

One of the most enduring aspects of exploring the Hudson Valley is finding those spots that offer the world class views we have come to expect, the lushness of upstate New York’s natural world, and a little something for our own spirits to enjoy. As you saunter through this historic region during these dog days of summer, allow yourself a bit of respite, and perhaps imbibe at one of the area’s many idyllic vineyards. Here are five of our favorites from the [...]

10 fashion faux pas

High rise jeans with crop tops Crocs with socks Sandals with socks Pajamas outside of your house Active wear when you're not being active Equestrian wear / apparel when you don't even ride! Clothes that just don't fit, i.e. too big / small Pull up your pants, no one wants to see your underwear or crack Too much makeup Knowing when to tuck or leave your shirt un-tucked.

Real Estate

Buying and Selling Inns and Bed & Breakfast

Hasn’t everyone thought of running a countryside inn or a bed & breakfast? How you would transform a historic building with your own chic style, visit with interesting guests, and serve elegant breakfasts? I wondered if this was ever more than a fleeting daydream and whether it could make economic sense. I decided to investigate how much it costs to buy a small inn or bed & breakfast and what it takes to make it a profitable venture. And then how to [...]

Animals & Outdoors

What You Feed Your Cat or Dog

Pet owners know that what you feed your cat or dog can be just as important as how much love and attention you give them. According to longtime dog owner, pet lover, and dog groomer Hayley Cooper, salon manager at PetSmart in Greenport NY., fish is the way to go. "Feeding your pets food with any kind of fish based nutrients helps to moisturize and take care of their skin from the inside out. Her experience in the pet grooming industry has [...]

Health & Beauty


Who doesn’t love a good slice of bacon, is there anything more representative of an American morning than the familiar sounds and smells of a mouth watering piece of bacon sizzling over a hot frying pan. However, despite the popularity of this sprightly piece of pork, it remains debatable whether or not the risks outweigh the tasty reward. Here are a few things to watch out for when it comes to bacon according to Reader’s Digest Cardiovascular diseases- a lot of the [...]