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.

More than 160 Dutchess County Youths Attend Summer Youth Employment Program Summit

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro earlier last week welcomed 165 young people from throughout Dutchess County who attended the Department of Community & Family Services’ (DCFS) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Youth Summit, coordinated by the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Dutchess Community College (DCC) hosted the event at its new DCC at Fishkill […]

By |2021-08-09T15:11:19-04:00August 9th, 2021|WOTS|

Postponed Hillsdale Flea Market Returns Saturday

With the wet weather apparently having abated, Hillsdale’s popular but twice postponed flea market will take place Saturday August 7, offering a wide array of goods ranging from household items and clothing to antiques and collectibles.

Held in Hillsdale’s Hamlet Park, located at the intersection of Rts. 22 and 23, it will open at 8 AM. […]

By |2021-08-05T09:53:27-04:00August 5th, 2021|WOTS|

Millbrook Horse Trials Return in August

The Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT), a recognized United States Eventing Association (USEA) event, is an important part of a long equestrian tradition in Dutchess County. Recognized among the region’s most prestigious annual sporting events, it attracts world-class competitors from throughout the United States and brings some […]

By |2021-08-03T14:42:24-04:00August 3rd, 2021|WOTS|

Urgent Progress

“Home is a place not only of strong affections,” Harriet Beeche Stowe once said. “But of entire unreserved.” The famous sentiment has since encompassed the entirety of the nation’s romantic ambitions for home ownership. It is not only a place we value as a “dressing room” for […]

By |2021-08-23T10:18:51-04:00July 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

New Traditions

There is a lot to be said about the terms “routine” and “tradition” after the collective experience of 2020. For over a century, generations of local families have fastened themselves to the tradition of attending the Dutchess County Fair so much so that the annual event has […]

By |2021-07-30T10:22:13-04:00July 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

Ulster Savings Bank Installs Solar Panels at Red Hook Branch

Ulster Savings Bank recently installed 43 solar panels on the roof of their Red Hook branch. This solar initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to lessening their impact on the environment by incorporating sustainable and green business practices.

The project was installed by Aries Power, Inc. from Albany, NY a company that specializes in renewable […]

By |2021-07-29T10:56:50-04:00July 29th, 2021|WOTS|

Millbrook Community Partnership to Hold July 29 Meeting on Plans for Bennett Park, Thorne Building

As plans for creating a park on the former Bennett College property and renovating the Thorne Building proceed apace, the Millbrook Community Partnership (MCP) is inviting the public to a meeting at the Millbrook Village Firehouse on Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event, which will be accessible online as well as in […]

By |2021-07-27T12:11:09-04:00July 27th, 2021|WOTS|

Spring Hill Arts Gathering Announces Line-Up for In-Person Festival this Summer

Seven-Day Gathering Culminates in Free Day-Long Celebration for Washington Town Residents

Spring Hill Arts Gathering, also known as the SHAG Festival, has revealed its line-up for its summer 2021 gathering. Slated for July 29 – August 1 and August 6 – 8, this celebration of community and the arts will take place at Spring Hill Vineyards. […]

By |2021-07-27T11:25:26-04:00July 27th, 2021|Main Street|

Youth Film Challenge Launches with $3,500 in Prizes

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has partnered with the Civic Life Project and the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative to launch the Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Youth Film Challenge. Residents of Berkshire County, MA, Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, NY, and northwest Litchfield County, CT, ages 14 to 24 are invited to submit a 6-minute […]

By |2021-07-22T13:38:52-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Main Street|
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