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October 2021

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Race Relations in Fitch’s Home for Soldiers

In the winter of 1863, Lewis H. Starr was a 36-year old laborer from Sharon, CT. Finding it hard to support his wife and son, Starr took advantage of the cash inducements offered to men to join the Union Army. Starr traveled […]

Clermont-Reimagining the New York State Historic Site

Clermont State Historic Site, located in Germantown, NY, has belonged to the State of New York since 1962. We spoke with Susan Boudreau, historic site manager, and Jennifer Hemmerlein, executive director of Friends of Clermont, to learn about this historic location and […]

America’s Oldest Winery

If you’ve never been to Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, in nearby Orange County, NY, put it on your itinerary for this fall. Not only are the wines well worth the visit, but the winery is steeped in history. Yes, America’s Oldest Winery […]

The Bridges of the New York State Bridge Authority

As most of us believe, we study history to determine how we arrived at where we are, and to help us determine what is working and what needs to change. The Bridge Authority has historically provided an invaluable, but mostly unrecognized contribution […]

Word on the street is…

Three Local Families Receive Vehicles from ‘Way to Work’ Program

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro joined the County Department of Community & Family Services (DCFS) and the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) to present three local families pre-owned vehicles as part of the Way to Work program. Started in 2001, the program is designed to help low-income Dutchess County residents [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Please Pass The Tort$ - A Comic Novel Poking Fun at Lawyers and their Frivolous Cases.

Renowned New York trial and appellate lawyer Thomas Morrison, known as the Dean of False Advertising Law, spent five decades in the courtroom where he argued and won numerous high-profile trials for major consumer brands such as Pizza Hut, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Hertz.  Please Pass The Tort$ is the second installment in Morrison's new career as a writer of legal farce.  His books concoct numerous outrageous cases featuring fun-loving lawyers, wacky clients and exasperated judges, mainly in the class action field [...]

The Long Goodbye- No Time to Die

The critic for The Guardian may have said it best. “… a neat and gripping thriller …” What was true in that send up of 1962’s Dr. No, the first of the James Bond film franchise, seems equally appropriate for No Time to Die, playing locally at most theaters. This is Daniel Craig’s “goodbye” in the Bond role, and he exits majestically. There can be no doubt that he will not return, and the closing moments of this epic pay sweet homage [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

October 2021 Recipe – Pumpkin Bread

Ahhhhhh, fall! It’s that time of year when our taste buds start shifting again. The air is getting a little cooler and crisper, we can start to see a change in color in the leaves and fall harvesting is beginning. We are so fortunate that we live in such a beautiful area of the country. Often, we are in such a hurry to get from point A to point B that we don’t really soak in all the beauty that surrounds us. [...]

Wine of the Week

A Thought

It's the end of another month. A time for reflection on a season past and the colder months to come. In this mood, I came across a passage from the critic Terry Theise's book, Reading Between the Wines that I wanted to share for your enjoyment. "Wine is like a shy dog. Lunge for it and it backs away. Just sit still and it draws nearer. Wine is less about what you can grasp than about how you can receive. You grasp [...]

Deal of the Week

Majestic Property in North East

Deal of the Week 23 Shady Glen Lane Northeast, NY 12546 $69,000 Secluded small neighborhood setting facing a majestic conservation pond. Suitable for weekender home building, or a new home construction in the country. Located in a quiet neighborhood HOA, with additional 30 acres of free range wildlife preserve beyond the pond, maintained by the HOA. Quick 3 miles from the quaint Village of Millerton, NY, close to Metro North (Harlem Valley line) to NYC GCT, minutes from Berkshire [...]

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