If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

  • 0

Brick made in the Hudson Valley helped build New York City during the 19th and 20th centuries. Greene County played a major role with an abundant supply of brick and clay. Evidence of the bygone era can still be found at low tide as tiny pieces of reddish-orange brick on the shoreline of the…

  • 0

The Catskill region and Hudson Valley have already experienced their first major heat wave as temperatures climbed into the low 90s and stayed there for several days last week.

  • 0

One of the most magical moments in my garden came during an afternoon several years ago. I don’t remember the season, although I do remember that it was a sunny, warm day, and I stepped outside of the house into the open, graveled area where my wife and I park our cars. The air was full of d…

  • 0

Happy Father’s Day! In this time of social distancing, some use it as an excuse to not get together. Others find a way around it to be with those they love. I had a lovely Saturday dinner with Rosie and her family. Anthony and Tricia LoPresti came up from Newburg and David stopped in for din…

  • 0

The 6th grade teachers from Hunter Elementary School, Ms. DeLuca and Mrs. Vanucchi, surprised their students with a car parade to the students’ individual homes on June 15 to wish them all well and congratulations. Then on June 16, there was a Zoom program with the 6th graders and slide pres…

  • 0

PRATTSVILLE — The frontline workers can never be thanked enough for their dedication to our health and well being during this pandemic — THANK YOU again. We wish you good health and safety also. Think fathers could also be included in this special group of caregivers. Thank you fathers.

  • 0

A couple years after I became Greene County Historian, I got a call from Ray Beecher’s niece, Kathy Beecher, about some old newspapers that she had received in the mail from Pilar G. Dexter. Ray Beecher preceded me as Greene County Historian. Mr. Dexter was unaware of Ray’s passing and thoug…

  • 0

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) sounds like a mouthful, and it is. It is also a very real problem facing some of out present-day dog population. To take the mystery out of the term, the syndrome can be equated to age-related dementia in human beings.

  • 0

Contributed photoBuster is a super sweet 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix looking for his forever home! Enjoying the sun here with CGHS Adoption Counselor Rebecca Warner, Buster was surrendered to us because his prior owners didn’t have the proper time for him. Buster loves to p…

  • 0

Brrr. Is it June? This weekend was so cold. Night time temps in the 30s. Cold wind blowing during the day. Were we just sweltering, and couldn’t get cool? We had rain “just in time” to save the gardens, although we had to water to keep them going. Now I hear that there will be no rain until …

  • 0

The Town of Lexington Fire/Rescue Company Drive Thru Chicken BBQ on June 13 was a great success! Didn’t take long to be completely sold out. If you did get a dinner, you know how delicious it was. Thank you for all your support!

  • 0

Due to the Covid-19, many businesses have had to shut their doors or work on a limited basis. Hunter Tannersville Central School must be dealing with that same challenge. This frightening pandemic must be as new to the schools as it is to our businesses. It can’t be easy, juggling the safety…

  • 0

About two months ago the Greene County Historical Society started a weekly electronic newsletter called “Greene County’s Good News Letter” as a way to stay connected with our membership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following is an article by Terez Limer that caught my eye. I thought it migh…

  • 0

Contributed photoThe way the farmhouse looks today after 15 years of restoration. It would be nice to have those locust trees, but they were taken down by the time we bought the house, leaving enormous stumps behind.

  • 0

The first part of 2020 was rocky, but there should be better days ahead. Taking a close look at your finances may give you the foundation you need to begin moving forward. Mid-year is an ideal time to do so, because the planning opportunities are potentially greater than if you waited until …

  • 0

About 12 weeks ago, the Healthcare Consortium, like every business in our area, was challenged to respond to the public health emergency created by COVID-19. Of course, as a local charitable organization providing direct services to residents throughout Columbia and Greene counties, much of …

  • 0

The other day I was describing to Heather Holm a “garden nocturne” I once planted, a collection of night-blooming flowers such as flowering tobacco and moonflower that I clustered around a small patio. I used to sit on that patio with a glass of wine at dusk to watch the blossoms open. Heath…

  • 0

One would be past middle age if they lived through the following. This event took place in 1965, not that long ago to some of us, others may have a different opinion! The following is a part of our town’s history and a larger part of New York State’s.