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NEW YORK STATE — Dutchess County voters cast their ballots in this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at polling places throughout the Harlem Valley.

All across the county, voters visited their local polling place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to vote for state and county officials. Some had local elections as well. While they each had different opinions of the candidates running, they shared a similar thoughts about having their voices heard.

Millerton resident Lauren Astor said, “This is the way our voices are heard and it’s an important time...

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Bluegrass in Noble’s backyard

Noble Horizons in Salisbury  welcomed the arrival of autumn with the Bash Bush bluegrass band on Saturday, Sept. 22, along with scores of music fans who delighted to the rollicking sounds of the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, guitar and upright bass.

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Crash closes town for afternoon

A one-vehicle crash on Route 41/44 in Lakeville closed the road and most of Lakeville and Salisbury on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Vast mast lets small animals go nuts

There is an abundance this year of wild turkeys and squirrels, both of which are crossing local roads with frequency. The turkeys seem to have more street savvy than the squirrels; drivers are reminded to be cautious about the wild lives at risk at this time of year. 
Our nature experts agree that the large number of small animals is part of nature’s cycle of abundance. 

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Stanford Grange remains active with 60th Annual Community Day planned

STANFORDVILLE — In an age when the generation gap seems to be stretched across a virtual chasm of the internet’s making, the Stanford Grange No. 808 is proof positive that education, cooperation and shared goals can build a sturdy bridge of respect between the ages.  
Ryan Orton, secretary of the Stanford Grange, proudly explained.

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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue receives $10K grant for memorial fund

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DOVER PLAINS— With the help of a generous grant from the Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue announced plans to establish the William R. Updegraff, M.D., Memorial Fund on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to support the medical care of its horses.
A long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, and an avid horseman, Updegraff received numerous honors during his 50-year career as a practicing otolaryngologist. 

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Third time’s a charm at Grillsdale festival

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HILLSDALE— Roeliff Jansen Park was the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 25, as spectators from far and wide toasted the last month of summer at the third annual Grillsdale festival.

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Welcoming 16 new teachers to Region One

This year, there are 16 new teachers in the Region One School District, which includes the elementary schools in Canaan/Falls Village, Cornwall, Kent, Sharon, Salisbury and North Canaan, as well as Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). 

Photos by Patrick L. Sullivan

 

 

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Town Board talks about burglaries, increase from Royal Carting

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WASHINGTON— Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri opened the Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, to Joan LaCasse, owner of Blue Barn B&B. LaCasse discussed a recent incident with a Green Briar Adult Home resident, who reportedly entered her home and B&B and stole some items. She’s also appeared before the Village Board recently.

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Ancramdale Presbyterian Church seeks support

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ANCRAMDALE— Creating a “community of faith” over the past 170 years, the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church recently reached out to the communities of Ancramdale and Ancram for donations that will go toward maintenance and operation costs.

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Four-alarm fire in Dover, smaller fire in Amenia

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DOVER PLAINS— The J.H. Ketcham Fire Company collaborated with other officials in an effort to extinguish a four-alarm fire that broke out on Route 22 in Dover Plains on Friday, Aug. 17.
According to Trooper A.J. Hicks from the New York State Police, the call came in at 10:02 a.m. on Friday. 
A total of 20 fire departments responded to the scene, including firefighters from Dutchess and Putnam Counties in New York and Litchfield and Fairfield Counties in Connecticut. 

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