Keeping the Land

Before it started to rain and after the last Sunday lunch was served in the dining room, Tim Bontecou, President of Tamarack Preserve Ltd., took me for a SUV drive over the gravel roads and fields of the preserve, which have been in the Bontecou family since the late 1930s. 

Starting out at the clubhouse and […]

By |2021-09-03T15:02:37-04:00August 28th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Growing A Business

Tom Scott, the founder and owner of Falls Village Flower Farm, sat down with me in his home office on a Sunday morning, to talk about the business he has built – or perhaps planted – over the last 24 years.

How did you arrive in Falls Village in this idyllic location?

I grew up in Dover Plains […]

By |2021-08-10T13:04:43-04:00July 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Keeping It Simple

Gunther Fishgold and I talked over a picnic table at the Tierra Farm headquarters in Valatie, NY, for Main Street’s food issue. Tierra Farm is a profitable food manufacturer specializing in certified organic and fair-trade nuts, seeds, granola, dried fruit, spices, coffee, and tea. Starting from an organic farm stand in the Finger Lakes, the business has experienced rapid growth […]

By |2021-07-12T13:47:32-04:00June 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Catchy Caviar in Millerton

Does it seem unlikely that fine caviar from all over the world is shipped to Millerton, NY, to be repackaged and sold to American consumers? After seeing Pointy Snout Caviar tins in Westerlind Pantry I wanted to find out more and interviewed Alex Du Cane and Michael Kline. They started this boutique, caviar business ten […]

By |2021-06-29T21:27:37-04:00June 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Building Houses for 46 Years

Once we decided to do a real estate feature on new house construction in this June issue, it was logical to interview Rick McCue who has been building custom homes in New York and Connecticut for 46 years. We had an early morning conversation at his office on Walton Street in Lakeville, CT, before he […]

By |2021-06-21T09:01:27-04:00May 28th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Sky King

When did planes first fly from this airport?

A couple of farmers started flying from their potato field here in 1909, not so long after the Wright’s first flight in 1903. The Modolo brothers created an actual airstrip in 1914. In those days it was called “anywhere” airport. Walter Koladza, a former test pilot, purchased the […]

By |2021-04-27T17:02:49-04:00April 27th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Environmental Problem Solvers

For Main Street’s environmental issue, we interviewed Daniel Rukakoski, head of Environmental Consulting for regional engineering firm Tighe & Bond. The multi-disciplinary firm is known for its expertise in engineering, design, and environmental consulting. In this interview we discover what these specialized consultants do and why environmental consulting might be a career to consider (but […]

By |2021-03-30T15:22:30-04:00March 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Dog Whisperer

Lee Sohl has been looking after animals in the Litchfield Hills for thirty years. For Main Street’s annual animal issue we wanted to find out what Animal Control Officers do and learn about the rewards and challenges of the position.

How would you describe your job?

Officially I respond to citizens’ concerns regarding problems with all domestic animals. […]

By |2021-03-15T10:43:13-04:00February 22nd, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

A Quiet Partner

Many of the stories in Main Street’s February issue relate to families and our greater shared community. The Foundation for Community Health (FCH), located in Sharon Valley, is a not-for-profit foundation that supports many rural health-related initiatives behind the scenes providing grant money and expertise to health and social service non-profits in both New York, […]

By |2021-02-02T09:36:51-05:00January 27th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

The Reformer

Main Street in Millerton, NY, is home to numerous small, independent businesses, many of them owned and run by women – from Carol Sadlon at The Moviehouse to Joanne Scasso at Country Gardeners Florist. We selected Masha Loucks, who trained as a ballerina in Moscow, Russia, as the subject for Main Street’s wellness issue, and […]

By |2021-01-18T10:05:06-05:00December 28th, 2020|Monthly Entrepreneur|
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