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MILLERTON — Strategic minds were challenged to a battle on the chess board as the NorthEast-Millerton Library hosted the Fourth Annual Millerton Chess Open on Saturday, Aug. 10. Sponsored by the library’s Chess Club, the tournament kicked off the first round of games at 10 a.m., ushering in a medley of players ages five to 75. Focusing their attention entirely on the game, the players were careful to calculate each move in their advancement across the chess board.

“It was my first time playing,” said William Remouds, a first-time player in the Millerton...

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Millbrook Horse Trials jump into sight

MILLBROOK — On Thursday, Aug. 1, the Millbrook Horse Trials will begin, finishing on Sunday, Aug. 4. This is its 19th consecutive year, and Coole Park Farm, the venue, will once again be ready and welcoming to fans who come from near and far to watch, as well as those who come to participate in the event. The property is now owned by Riga Meadow Property, from Salisbury, Conn., which has an excellent reputation in the equestrian community.

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Shortstop logic

Here is a logical construction that they don’t teach in Philosophy 101: All right handed power hitters hate shortstops.
I was a right handed power hitter.
I hate shortstops.
With a vengeance.
You see, back in the day, power hitters were supposed to pull the ball all the time; it’s where you got your power. Doubles were acceptable; home runs were expected. So, we power guys would hit up on the ball a la Ted Williams and look to the fences.

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8th annual Harlem Valley Rail Ride unites cyclists on the open road

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MILLERTON — With feet on their pedals and eyes open to the scenic beauty around them, cyclists from near and far embarked on a beautiful summer ride with the eighth annual Harlem Valley Rail Ride on Sunday, July 28.

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Summer track program takes off in Pine Plains

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PINE PLAINS — Whether they’re looking for a way to stay in shape this summer or to get a taste of the track and field life, Pine Plains residents of all ages are invited to stop by the track behind Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School to join the annual summer track program on Tuesday nights.

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No relief in sight

From what I can gather, we have been spending about $3.5 billion dollars a year on over the counter heartburn relief. I think that tab is going to be considerably higher this year, given how little relief baseball bullpens have been giving embattled managers in the late innings of games, disasters that turn hair gray and stomachs sour.

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Young readers keep learning with Beach STEAM program

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PINE PLAINS — With a little help from their friendly neighborhood library, Pine Plains youngsters will now have the chance to make discoveries outside of the classroom while on their summer vacation through the Pine Plains Free Library’s new Beach STEAM and Camp STEAM programs.

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Youth summer programs keep kids active

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DUTCHESS COUNTY — It’s never too early to start thinking about summer, and the county’s young people will be happy to learn registration for the Dutchess County Parks Division’s popular summer adventure and survival programs is now available. Open to children ages 9 through 17, the programs will once again be held at two of the county’s local parks: Bowdoin Park in Poughkeepsie and Wilcox Park in Milan.

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Grace Church honors Betty Rae Nittiskie with golf tournament and dinner

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MILLBROOK — With both the morning and the afternoon sessions sold out, Grace Church happily determined that its 13th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner was a huge success, bringing in funds to help the church support the many good works that it conducts on a daily basis,. The tourney and dinner also providing a day of fun and relaxation for the 75 golfers who played at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club on Wednesday, July 10.

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Tri-Town beats Amenia at home, 8-0

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AMENIA — Just as the weather was cooling down, the Amenia baseball team was heating up the ball field, competing against Tri-Town on Wednesday evening, July 3.
The home opener attracted a good crowd of spectators and local baseball fans to Beekman Park in Amenia. From pitches thrown to the crack of the bat, the players’ intensity showed they meant business.

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Pine Plains track team helps younger students learn the basics

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PINE PLAINS — Encouraged by students on the Pine Plains varsity track teams, students from Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center hit the track behind Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School as part of the team’s second end-of-the-year track meet on Monday, June 24.

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