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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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Remembering local veterans who served in World War I

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NORTH EAST — The North East Historical Society (NEHS), the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) have joined forces to put together a list of North East residents who fought in World War I. The project was spearheaded by Legion Post Historian Sean Klay.

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Harlem Valley Memorial Day observances

Amenia — Monday, May 28,  at 11 a.m., ceremony at Fountain Square at the corner of routes 22 and 44. Hosted by VFW Post 5444. For more information, contact Vicki Doyle at 845-489-7826.
Copake — The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and proceeds from the Copake firehouse, 390 County Route 7A, through Copake and past the clock and ends up at the Copake Town Park.   

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Student show ‘exceptionally strong’

LAKEVILLE — The annual show of art works by Housatonic Valley Regional High School students, “Blue and Gold at the White,” was exceptionally strong this year, White Gallery owner Tino Galluzzo said on Friday, May 18, outside the Lakeville gallery. There were exactly 100 pieces in the show.
Students munched on pizza (courtesy of Deano’s, up the street) and waited for the announcement of the winners.

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Brian Peacock takes over Dad’s Diner

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COPAKE FALLS — Nestled at 178 County Route 7A in Copake, the familiar brick Dad’s Diner saw longtime employee Brian Peacock take over as owner earlier this year.
A resident of Copake since he was 18, Peacock began working at Dad’s Diner around the time he first moved to the area. Starting out as a dishwasher, he soon learned how to operate the diner through the different ranks, advancing from prep cook to kitchen manager to now, owner.

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Hudson Valley women celebrated

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HUDSON VALLEY — Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-106) released and distributed copies of the fifth volume of “Women’s History in the Hudson Valley: Ten Stories from Columbia and Dutchess Counties.” The release came on the heels of March’s Women’s History Month.

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Board discusses grants, landfill and donations

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board had a full agenda at its meeting on Thursday, May 10. 
First, according to Town Supervisor George Kaye the next day, town Councilman Chris Kennan announced the village of Millerton has taken the pledge to be a Climate Smart Community. North East took a similar pledge in February. Millerton’s move will help the town when pursuing future grants; often the town and village seek joint grants, which improves the chances of their success.

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Farmers market season begins

The farmers market season begins this weekend in the Northwest Corner with the opening of markets in Kent, Cornwall and Salisbury. 
Kent opens on Friday, May 18, in its new location at 9 South Main St., just south of the traffic light on Route 7 and across the street from NAPA Auto Parts. The hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. After June 2, the market will also be open on Saturdays. 

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Creativity flourishes again at the Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — The theme for exhibitions and installations at the Wassaic Project is the “Change of State.” 
The season for the art community began on a chilly Saturday, May 12, with the annual Community Day and Summer Exhibition.
The Summer Exhibition at Maxon Mills featured more than 50 artists. 

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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue celebrates new indoor arena

DOVER PLAINS— Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue recently honored the generosity of the numerous donors who helped finance a new indoor riding arena, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 4.
“There are 51 horses on the farm and the rescue is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue owner Deanna Mancuso.

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Duck Watch

SALISBURY —  Scott Whalen came back for a visit to his hometown last week and spent a good deal of time at Lakeville’s town Grove and beach. 
While there, he said, “I spotted a small diving duck in its breeding plumage — but this little fella doesn’t breed anywhere near here.”

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