Horse Transport

When you drive towards the rail trail parking in Amenia, NY, you can’t help but notice the Judge Manning horse trailers parked on Mechanic Street. I have always wondered where the horses were coming from or going to. Judge Manning, who founded the business in 1978, shared the history of his 42-year-old business and the specialized world of horse transportation for Main Street’s May transportation [...]

By |April 25th, 2020|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Forester to Arborist

How did your appreciation for nature begin? I grew up hunting and fishing in the woods in central Pennsylvania. As an Explorer Scout I planted white pine seedlings – sixty years later they are a 60 feet tall wind screen, oxygen producer, and erosion manager. When I was 14, I purchased my first tree identification book. All of that led me to studying forestry and [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Monthly Entrepreneur|


After the weekend guests had enjoyed breakfast with fresh eggs from the hens in back of The Egremont Village Inn, I learned about this family’s seven year-long effort to revive live music in the old Curtis Barn in Egremont, MA, and burnish a historic inn in the Berkshires. Whose idea was it to buy an inn in Egremont? Where do you all live? SK: Seven years ago, [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Monthly Entrepreneur|

The Second Time Around

Fascinating, individualistic people live here which makes for exceptional second hand, previously owned, vintage, boutique stores each with their own slant on fashion and mix of new and old. You will always find something interesting in these shops or perhaps you have a pair of Gucci shoes or a cocktail dress that needs a new owner. Main Street visited with Connie Griffin on a busy [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|Monthly Entrepreneur|


Navigating the Financial Universe with Nicholas Stuller

Nothing can be as swift as the winds of change when it comes to managing money — especially when those winds shift with sudden, and dramatic force. For Nicholas Stuller, one of the foremost authorities on financial advising, captaining your economic ship requires a steady hand, some calculated risk and a patient predilection for seeking knowledge. “I have always been curious about the financial services […]

By |July 5th, 2020|Business|

Apple Lady & Family Farm Advocate

Elizabeth Ryan spoke to us from her truck, parked at the Breezy Hill farm stand in the Union Square market in NYC on a busy Saturday when we had our first conversation about Ryan’s multiple businesses. I wanted to interview her because of the exceptional cherry pies Breezy Hill sells at the Millerton Farmer’s Market. What I discovered was an ambitious agricultural enterprise headed by […]

By |June 29th, 2020|Business|

They’re There for Us

Many of my friends have described their very positive recent experiences at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT, during these last difficult months. Their enthusiastic comments made me realize how fortunate we are to have a local health care facility in our rural area. It made me wonder how the hospital adjusted to this sudden emergency. What were the tough decisions? And what about those tents? […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Business|

4 Reasons to Refinance a Mortgage – You Still Have Time

Mortgage rates recently reached their lowest level in years. That means if you haven’t yet refinanced your home, you still have time. Here are four good reasons to refinance:

  1. Lower your monthly payments. Refinancing to a lower rate could not only help you reduce your monthly payment, but also save you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.
  2. Shorten the term of your […]
By |October 21st, 2019|Business|