Word On The Streets2020-11-16T10:48:57-05:00

WOTS – Word on the Street

Dutchess County sees Recent Rise in Auto Crime

A string of auto-related crime has broken out recently as The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a series of vehicle break-ins that have occurred in the Town of Pleasant Valley and the Town of LaGrange during the overnight hours as well as some recent thefts of high-end automobiles. Although most of the vehicles targeted for break-ins have been [...]

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Ode to an Icon: Millerton’s Moviehouse Seeks New Stewardship

While the announcement that Millerton’s Moviehouse — the village’s longstanding cinema and cultural epicenter — will be seeking new ownership in the coming months may seem like the appropriate capstone to 2020, there is a silver lining. That unique sense of hopeful optimism is represented in the spirit of owner Carol Sadlon herself. “The Moviehouse has represented mine and my [...]

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Residents to Discuss Sensibility of Proposed Solar Project

Concerned citizens who live and work in Craryville, Copake, Copake Lake, Copake Falls, Hillsdale, Taghkanic and other neighboring communities in Columbia County, New York, will gather together tomorrow evening at a virtual town hall meeting to discuss concerns regarding a 500-acre, industrial-size solar installation proposed by Hecate Energy. The proposal, – referred to as the Shepherd’s Run Solar Farm according [...]

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Public Meeting Set for Hillsdale Residents to Discuss Park Renovation

Residents of Hillsdale, NY, are invited to a public meeting Saturday Oct. 24 to learn about plans to re-imagine the town’s Hamlet Park and how the beloved spot could better serve the community. Hillsdale's Hamlet Committee is currently working to restore the small, long-standing park southwest of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 and behind the Sheriff’s substation. At [...]

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Ruge’s Automotive Receives Multi-Generational Family Enterprise of the Year Award

At a virtual event held on October 2, 2020, Ruge’s Automotive, based in Rhinebeck, NY, was honored with the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business Multi-Generational Family Enterprise Award. The award is bestowed annually upon companies that demonstrate excellence in family and business governance, financial success, contributions to community and industry and innovative practices. “It’s a very special honor [...]

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