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DOVER PLAINS — Equipped with signs and banners declaring their resistance in brightly colored letters, an estimated 70 area protesters rallied together at 2241 Route 22 across the street from the construction site of the Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) to speak out against the power plant’s development last Saturday, July 13. In addition to the familiar faces that have been protesting CVEC since the beginning, were Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir from the New York City based Earth-defending performance community Earthalujah! as well as folksinger Pat LaManna, the...

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Memorial Day observances

HARLEM VALLEY — The following are local Memorial Day parades and observances:
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The town of Amenia’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Veteran’s Parade will take place on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Fountain Square at M&T Bank, 4958 Route 22. The parade will step off at 10:45 a.m. with the ceremony to follow at Fountain Square.
This event is sponsored by VFW Post 5444.

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Copake Falls Fun Day

COPAKE FALLS — Time spent exploring vintage toys and games at Copake Falls’ Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 18, will be far more than mere child’s play. Just ask board president Lesley Doyel, a well known expert in museum education, who will join fellow board members as she shares her expertise along with valued items from her family’s collection.

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Copake Grange honored, recognizes longtime member

COPAKE — History left its mark on Copake on Saturday, May 4, when two town treasures were given long deserved recognition.
At that time, Bessie Bussette, the longest registered member of the Grange with 55 years on the rolls, was honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony that also observed the unveiling of an historic marker commemorating the Copake Grange No. 935’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

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From seed to fork at Husky Meadows Farm

This is part four in a series of articles on Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in the Tri-state region. To find the first three articles, go to www.tricornernews.com.
 
NORFOLK — Husky Meadows Farm Manager and Chef Tracy Hayhurst has had a long career of raising the food she cooks. 
“There is nothing better than to cook with freshly picked produce,” she said. 

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This rain and what it does

The sun came out for a few hours this morning. There was so much mist in the air that the sky was a shimmering gold, and silver wisps of steam rose from the east-facing rooftops. 
The clouds are back again and there is more rain in the forecast, but for a little while I felt the promise of warm days to come and I drove to work singing “Here Comes the Sun.”

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Working together at Rock Steady for a healthy, well-fed world

This is part three in a series of articles on Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in the Tri-state region. 
 
Rock Steady Farm and Flowers in North East is designed with equity in mind for everyone: the community, the farm owners, the farm workers, customers regardless of financial means and the ecosystem of the land itself. 

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Congressman Hayes listens and promises to help

GOSHEN — U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-5) told the members of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG) that she sees opportunities to help the 5th District through her membership in the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. 
Hayes met with the NHCOG (an organization made up of the first selectmen from 21 area towns) on Tuesday, April 23.
One topic of discussion was food hubs that could bring farmers together with school districts. 

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Food profiteering

Walk through a large Stop & Shop or Hannaford’s and you’ll wonder at the unending array of food available. Lots of choices.
It was well before my time, but things weren’t so comfortable in the aftermath of World War I, when food supplies were slim and profiteering was a major concern.

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The bells toll

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Local recycling programs in jeopardy

HUDSON VALLEY — Dutchess County residents have grown used to the convenience of “single stream” recycling programs where all recyclables can be placed into a single container for collection. What happens to that material after it leaves the curb wasn’t something most people worried about, until now.

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