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DUTCHESS COUNTY — Driven by its commitment to mitigate adverse impacts on the environment, Dutchess County was recently certified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) with the Bronze Level designation in the New York State Certified Climate Smart Community (CSC) program.

This past November, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19) initiated the CSC Task Force to review the elements of the state program, which seeks to aid local governments “take action to reduce greenhouse gas...

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Save Craryville wants to limit fueling positions at proposed gas station

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COPAKE — As part of their ongoing opposition to GRJH, Inc.’s proposal for a gas station in the hamlet of Craryville, members of the Save Craryville coalition have voiced concerns about the project over the last few months, from storm-water management and on-site wastewater disposal in February to local water contamination in April. At the recent Copake Planning Board meeting on Thursday, May 2, David Gordon, an environmental and land use attorney, represented Save Craryville and its request to reduce the number of fueling positions from 12 to six.

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Horsepower fuels Full Circus Farm

This is part five in a series of articles on Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in the Tri-state region. To find the first four articles, go to www.tricornernews.com.
 

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Schedules for Memorial Day ceremonies

Schedules for ceremonies
Memorial Day observances will be held throughout the region on Monday, May 27. 
Cornwall
Virginia Gold will lead a ceremony to decorate the graves of veterans of all wars at 9 a.m., at The North Cornwall Cemetery on Rattlesnake Road in West Cornwall. She represents the fifth generation of her family to lead participants since her great-great-grandfather began the practice in 1868. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own flowers.

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Gently getting rid of the voles

I have learned something important about moles and voles: Only one of them is damaging my perennial flower beds. 
The eastern mole is insectivorous and eats grubs, earthworms and other insects. The meadow vole eats plants, seeds and tubers. It is especially fond of some of the native wildflowers I have been assiduously establishing for more than 15 years in my gardens. I’ve been falsely accusing the mole of the vole’s handiwork.

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Memorial Day observances

HARLEM VALLEY — The following are local Memorial Day parades and observances:
Amenia
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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