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Hard news | Politics/Government | Local living
24 October 2020 08:16PM
Emily Sachar

Honking, shouting, and waving enormous flags from their windows and pick-up cabs, hundreds — or could it have been thousands? — of Trump supporters drove through Red Hook along Route 199 today, the first day of early voting in New York State.

The caravan began from…

Environment | Fiction/Memoir | Body/Soul
24 October 2020 07:40PM
Susanna O'Brien


When I pulled into the Walkway Over the Hudson Bridge parking lot that day, I noticed so many cars, a far cry from pre-pandemic times, when few might venture out during early weekday mornings. In early November last fall, the digital display might show an…

Politics/Government | Environment | Local living
24 October 2020 07:16PM
Emily Sachar

Although the Village-to-Village (V2V) Trail has been around since the 90’s, the seven-mile project moved one step closer to completion this week with the addition of painted bike lane markings on roads in the Town of Red Hook.

The white markings, called sharrows, were laid down…

Environment | Local living
24 October 2020 06:45PM
John Cody

Looking west from Hudson after this morning’s shower. 10/24/20

Local food/farms
24 October 2020 03:39PM
Mark Scherzer

As part of my fall leek seeding project, I have tried to clear some trenches that I left fallow all season. That effort has involved removing one of the most prolific and stubborn weedy invaders on the farm, mugwort. Mugwort seems to send…

Hard news | Politics/Government
24 October 2020 01:59PM
Emily Sachar


Very VERY, VERRRRYYYY long lines, some stretching for three hours or more and wrapping around buildings that take up full city blocks, were the rule around Dutchess County today, as the first day of early voting in New York State got underway at noon.

As hundreds…

Soft news | Local culture
24 October 2020 01:42PM


The contemplation of this ephemeral weather that caused the world in front of his eyes to alter so radically from moment to moment led Holl on a journey from the macro to the micro, and to science, including “an inquiry into physics and ancient philosophies” – this…

Local living | Body/Soul
24 October 2020 01:25PM
Claverack Library


Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Join instructor David Haines on Zoom for virtual Tai Chi classes.
Email: director@claveracklibrary.org for log-in details.

Local living | Kids and Schools | Fiction/Memoir
24 October 2020 01:19PM
Claverack Library


Alternating Mondays, at 6:30 pm

Come every time or once a month! All teens are welcome to join! Visit our website at www.claveracklibrary.org to download a flyer with a list of all the books.

Next Meeting: October 26th 2020 | 6:30 pm

We will be…

Local food/farms | Local culture | Local living
24 October 2020 01:08PM
Claverack Library

Wednesday 4:00 – 7:30 pm on the Library Lawn

Take Out or Personal Picnic Blankets and Chairs

We wrap up our 2020 Food Truck Season with Mei’s Handmade Dumplings-Traditional Chinese Dumplings handmade by Mei in Hudson, NY.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 4:00 – 7:30 pm Mei’s…

Local food/farms
24 October 2020 01:04PM
Jody Bolluyt

Normally this time of year we are hosting the Garlic Planting Party on the farm. We gather together at the farm to split the garlic bulbs into cloves and to plant the cloves for the next season’s harvest. It’s a wonderful way to…

Local culture | Local living | Fiction/Memoir
24 October 2020 01:02PM
Claverack Library

Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm Book and Movie Discussion

Please join us on Sunday, November 22, at 5 PM to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel written in 1939, introducing the detective Philip Marlowe. It…

Local culture | Local living
24 October 2020 12:57PM
Claverack Library

Artist D. Jack Solomon

The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of paintings by local artist D. Jack Solomon. Open to the public during library browsing hours M, W, F, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. Opening…

Local culture | Local living
24 October 2020 12:52PM
Claverack Library

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm via Zoom
R.S.V.P to: info@claveracklibrary.org for zoom login details

Local Libraries present: a virtual-live staged reading of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: The Burning Court and The Devil’s Saint produced and performed by a local award winning…

Local living
24 October 2020 12:29PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

A photo circa 1930’s of a maple tree (second from left) that’s now in decline and in need of rescue

A few months ago I noticed that the large maple in front of our house was looking a bit under the weather.…

Local food/farms | Local culture | Local living
24 October 2020 11:55AM
Sophie Newsome

October 30th –> November 1st

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits is open in the Cocktail Garden (with our new propane heaters) and our cocktails will be all dressed up for Halloween. The drink menu will feature tasting flights, mocktails, local beer, wine, and cider.

Friday Oct 30th 4-8:…

Local living | Fiction/Memoir
24 October 2020 10:00AM
Wendy Saul


At about age eight, I stood in front of the bow-shaped window of our Victorian house on our tree-lined street in Danbury, Connecticut, waiting for the mailman. As he mounted the five steps to the porch, I made a sudden promise to myself: never…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Local living
24 October 2020 09:44AM
Emily Sachar

In one of the more bizarre developments of the Red Hook District 5 voting site debacle, a State Supreme Court judge has reversed her own decision and decided there is indeed enough time to move the site onto the Bard College campus.

Previously, Judge Maria Rosa,…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Body/Soul
23 October 2020 09:52PM

October 23, 2020

Dear New York,

COVID anxiety is real. COVID stress is real. COVID depression is real. I understand we’re tired of wearing masks, of social distancing, etc. The pandemic has caused tremendous stress on each of us. And the longer it goes…


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