About Griffin Cooper

Griffin Cooper is the full-time writer and advertising associate for the magazine as well as our resident travelling utility man. Whether it’s tracking down story leads, speaking with our advertisers, or delivering magazines each month, Griffin has immersed himself in our area and enjoys being a part of the fabric of the community. A recent graduate of Suny New Paltz where he earned his degree in English, Griffin describes his dreams of writing as having taken him from coast to another. You can check out Griffin’s work in print or on our website and we look forward to what his future holds both here at Main Street and beyond.

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 get and keep a job, providing […]

By |2021-10-21T10:00:40-04:00October 21st, 2021|WOTS|

My Jam

I’m not sure if any of you dear readers know this, but my Mom LOVES to sing; almost as much as she loves me. She’s constantly singing and is actually really good at it. The only critique I have is how loud she likes her music; purrhaps that’s a story fur another day.

Occasionally, Mom makes […]

By |2021-10-20T14:52:56-04:00October 20th, 2021|The OTIS Feed|

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 […]

By |2021-10-18T09:55:00-04:00October 18th, 2021|Featured Artist, Main Street|

Molinaro, Pulver to Propose Elimination of Sales Tax on Clothing and Footwear Purchases in 2022

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and County Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver today announced their proposal to eliminate sales tax for purchases of clothing and footwear items under $110 each, in 2022, as part of their continued commitment to providing sustainable tax relief for County residents.

County Executive Molinaro will present the Legislature his resolution to enact […]

By |2021-10-06T12:03:13-04:00October 6th, 2021|WOTS|

Demolition of Former Bennett Buildings, Asbestos Abatement at Thorne Building both Underway

Two major projects to revitalize Millbrook are finally underway, as asbestos abatement and demolition have begun at the old Bennett College Campus, and asbestos abatement has begun at the Thorne Memorial School Building.

These twin developments are the most visible of many milestones the Millbrook Community Partnership (MCP) already has achieved in realizing its vision of […]

By |2021-10-04T13:27:32-04:00October 4th, 2021|Main Street|

Dutchess County Leaders Remember the Life of Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson

It was with profound sadness and a heavy heart that Undersheriff Kirk Imperati announced that Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson had passed away at his home in the Village of Pawling Wednesday morning. Undersheriff Imperati said, “We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Sheriff Anderson. This is a tremendous loss for all of us. […]

By |2021-10-01T14:02:48-04:00October 1st, 2021|WOTS|

Accordion Collection Museum Relocates To Historic Canaan Union Railroad Station

Over 400 spectacularly-beautiful accordions have been moved into the recently-restored Canaan Union Railroad station in the heart of North Canaan, Connecticut by long-time collector Angelo Paul Ramunni. As creator and owner of the New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company (NEACMC), Ramunni recently relocated the exceptionally-detailed and highly-ornate hand-crafted accordions from throughout the world dating […]

By |2021-09-29T12:03:12-04:00September 29th, 2021|Main Street|

Plans in Motion for Second Senior Housing Development in Poughkeepsie

Omni New York LLC (“Omni”), a real estate development company specializing in quality, affordable housing, together with Hudson River Housing, has announced plans for a second senior housing complex adjacent to Admiral Halsey Senior Village, located at 135 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY. The project, which is referred to as Admiral Halsey Senior Village II, […]

By |2021-09-28T09:38:55-04:00September 28th, 2021|WOTS|

Community Rodeo Event to be Held in Amenia this October

In the first of what is slated to become an annual event in the picturesque town of Amenia, NY, the Hudson Valley Rodeo, supporting the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and sponsored in part by the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Keane Stud. The 275 acre state-of-the-art thoroughbred breeding […]

By |2021-09-22T13:13:25-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Main Street|
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