Bruce Knickerbocker Raises Money for Cancer Care in Lake Placid Ironman

Bruce Knickerbocker, a Pine Plains, NY, resident, will be competing in the Lake Placid Ironman race in July. He’s currently raising money to support cancer care on a local level throughout his training leading up to the race. 

Bruce, who works in the nursing supervision department at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in […]

By |2024-02-21T14:56:03-05:00February 21st, 2024|A Healthier Life, Exercise, Main Street News, Sports|

“It’s not for the weak-minded:” Anna Wright Shares Her First Bodybuilding Competition Experience

Brain fog. Exhaustion. Insatiable hunger. 

These might sound like symptoms of COVID or the flu, but they’re actually symptoms that Anna Wright suffered while preparing for her first bodybuilding competition. 

Anna is currently a college student and was a gymnast all throughout her teenage years. She got weightlifting as soon as […]

Sports Enthusiasts Are Finding Themselves in a Pickle

The US Pickleball Association, reported the sport grew in 2020 to 4.2 million players in the US, a growth rate of 21.3% from 2019 per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 2021 Topline Participation Report. The average age for core players 47.5 and casual players 33.6, with 60% of core players 55 or older.

Pickleball was […]

By |2022-09-01T21:53:51-04:00September 1st, 2022|Sports|

The World Championship of the Berkshires

“To finish is to win.” – Josh Billings

“If you’re not first, you’re last,” – Ricky Bobby

This year’s season at Tanglewood will end with a flourish: back-to-back nights with Van Morrison and Ringo Starr is about as impressive a finale to their concert season as anyone could conjure, short of the ghost of John Lennon sitting in […]

By |2022-09-01T21:44:48-04:00September 1st, 2022|Sports|

Getting into the Swing of Golf

Sometimes the Universe aligns in a particular way and propels you in a new direction. So it has been with me and golf. Friends applying positive peer pressure, a membership special at Canaan Country Club in Canaan, CT, and the discovery of a brand-new unboxed set of golf clubs. They had lain dormant in our […]

By |2022-05-28T17:09:44-04:00May 28th, 2022|Sports|

An Uncertain Halftime for Local Youth Sports

By, John Torsiello

In early March, the whistles blew, the final scoreboard clock buzzer sounded and the area’s high school athletes headed for their respective locker rooms. This was, sadly, the day the games stopped, forced to the sidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The winter sports season was crushingly ended and spring sports cancelled. Leaving […]

By |2020-06-04T09:14:40-04:00June 4th, 2020|Sports|

Athlete Profile-Record Setting Swimmer Emma Avenia

While helping the Taconic Hills Varsity Girls Swim Team win the Southern Division in the Berkshire League, 9th grader Emma Avenia set new school records in swimming in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. “I have been swimming since 2016.” Emma says, “I love coming to practice every day and making new friends.” Emma was […]

By |2020-04-29T09:37:36-04:00April 27th, 2020|Sports|

Area Golf Courses Presently Welcoming Golfers


Even though the current COVID-19 virus health crises has curtailed many residents’ enjoyment of sports, one activity some continue to take part in is golf, although the situation remains fluid.
Courses in New York and Connecticut have been allowed to remain open during the crises, albeit under rather strict guidelines issued by the CDC […]

By |2020-04-21T14:31:14-04:00March 31st, 2020|Sports|

Former Webutuck HS AD and Coach Inducted into Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame

Former Webutuck Junior/Senior High School athletic director and coach for several sports teams, Charlie McSpiritt, recently was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.

McSpiritt, whose wife, Janet, teaches in the Webutuck school system, worked at Webutuck HS from the fall of 1987 until the summer of 1993 when he joined the staff at Connecticut’s […]

By |2020-02-25T13:53:14-05:00February 25th, 2020|Sports|
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