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RHINEBECK — Building on its 30-year legacy of protecting Dutchess County’s sensitive ecological and scenic landscapes, Winnakee Land Trust today announced the acquisition of six properties consisting of 700 acres in new protected land.

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CAIRO — Loren Knudsen has been chosen as the Cairo-Durham High School Student of the Month for May 2020. Loren is a senior at Cairo-Durham and graduated June 26. She has been an extremely active, involved, and busy lady. Loren has been the president of her class for three years and the secre…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Most events and meetings are being cancelled due to the virus outbreak. Please call ahead to confirm.

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ALBANY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets collaborates with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office for the Aging, and Cornell Cooperative Extension in administering the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). The purpose of the program is …

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ALBANY — Historic Cherry Hill announces receipt of a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities through the CARES Act. The grant will sustain the museum and staff over the next six months and build our capacity to support education programs in the wake of COVID-19.

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SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Arts Center announces the winners of its fifth annual Young Writers’ Contest. Held in conjunction with the Academy’s Festival of Books (which will be virtual this year), the contest was open to writers in grades 9 through 12 attending school or homeschooled …

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GHENT — Hawthorne Valley Farm (HVF) announces that it has planted more than 300 trees as part of a silvopasture project. Silvopasture is the incorporation of trees into farm field management in such a way that benefits grazing animals and improves carbon capacity.

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MIDDLETOWN — The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo announced that Founder and CEO Greg Sobo has been selected by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) to receive the “10 Best Attorney Award for Client Satisfaction” in New York State. According to the AIOPIA, Greg was amon…

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Contributed photoBecca Buckler, Reef Point Rigging, rigger for the Hudson River HIstoric Boat Restoration & Sailing Society is seen at the top of the mast of Sailboat Eleanor checking the shrouds and running gear to assure all are in correct position for smooth sailing on June 25 at Mike…

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Contributed photoThe 81,000 pound Airport Gateway Arch spanning Albany-Shaker Road was lowered into place Friday. The arch welcomes travelers to the Albany International Airport and to the Capital Region. The installation of the arch completes major upgrades in the Airport Terminal and the c…

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Contributed photoThis year, the Grand Lodge has allowed more flexibility in using the Spotlight Grant monies to aid local community organizations working to alleviate some of the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catskill Elks Lodge is once again proud to assist Greene County in its…

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Contributed photoThe attached image depicts Minnie (left) and Jane Amelia (middle) Knapp, African American wards and servants of the Van Rensselaers. The daughter of another Cherry Hill servant appears on the right.

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HUDSON — Hudson Area Library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering a 5-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil, on Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30pm, from July 9 until August 6. This special summer session allows participants to respond through writing to the current events of…

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Thank you to John Yau and Hyperallergic for the wonderful review of Ying Li’s exhibition at the Pamela Salisbury Gallery in

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In today’s video chat, NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl talks with Judith Fetterley, who left academia after 30 years and is now owner and manager of Perennial Wisdom, a garden design consultation service.

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Our Sculpture & Architecture Park continues to be open as a safe and inspiring environment for visitors to escape into art and nature. We’re excited to offer new virtual initiatives including Creative Momentum and Curatorial Conversations. Our latest initiative, Camp Omi in a Box, will s…

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COPAKE — The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present virtual-live staged reading of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: Cabin B-13 and That Thing In The Window. This performance, the seventh in their Virtual Live-Staged …