Greenport, New York
Hard news | Local living
5 October 2020 11:52AM
Constance Lopez

“… chilling suspense with The Two Of Us Productions! ”
COPAKE, NY –The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present virtual-live staged reading of two exciting radio dramas: The Face of Death featuring The Shadow; and Suspense Theater’s The Whole Town Is Sleeping. This performance, the fourteenth in their Virtual Live-Staged Reading Series, is being presented on Saturday evening October 17th, 2020 at 7:30pm in collaboration with Friends Of The Copake Grange

In The Face Of Death – Lamont Cranston (a.k.a. The Shadow) meets two friends, George Adams & Ralph Baker along with their acquaintances Lucy & Helen at the local club after dinner. After the ladies leave Cranston pulls Adams aside to ask why he seems so preoccupied & is shocked to hear that Adams is afraid that Medusa will turn him to stone if he doesn’t pay the ransom she demands!

In Suspense Theater’s The Whole Town Is Sleeping we meet Miss Lavinia Nebbs, who is going to the moving pictures tonight with her friends Francine & Helen. They are all concerned with two recent murders in their quiet town, but still walk across the dark ravine’s bridge to get to the theater. It is on the path through the ravine that they find the dead body of the third victim of “The Lonely One”.

To learn the rest of these thrilling stories in the comfort of your own home, you’ll have to R.S.V.P to http://www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org to see these thrilling dramas on Saturday night October 17th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

The show is free for everyone, but registration is required to obtain your zoom link and donations are always gratefully accepted.

Don’t miss out on the thrills, chills, and fun!

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Greenport, New York
Hard news | Local living
21 August 2020 07:58PM


Also lowest number of hospitalizations since March 16.

98,880 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday – Beating Previous High of 88,668

Infection Rate Stays Below 1 Percent for 14th Straight Day; 0.72 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

Hospitalizations Drop Below 500 for First Time; Lowest Number—490—Since March 16

Lowest Number of ICU Patients—119—Since March 15

3 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday; No Deaths Reported in New York City

709 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 428,512; New Cases in 43 Counties


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new record-high number of COVID-19 test results—98,880—were reported to New York State yesterday. The governor also announced that hospitalizations dropped below 500 for the first time, to 490, the lowest number since March 16. The number of ICU patients dropped to 119, the lowest number since March 15. The rate of positive tests—0.72 percent—was below 1 percent for the 14th straight day. No deaths were reported in New York City yesterday. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“Part of the reason we were able to tame the beast in New York is because of our aggressive testing strategy. When the federal administration fell down, New York stepped up – and yesterday we raised the bar even higher with nearly 100,000 tests reported in a single day,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ve been reopening for 14 weeks and our infection rate has actually done down – the positive test rate has been below 1 percent the past 14 days and the number of hospitalizations dropped below 500 for the first time since March 16. This is proof positive that when you have the virus under control, more testing does not equal more positives. But my message to New Yorkers remains the same: this is not over, we have to be smart, wear a mask, socially distance and be New York Tough!”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,618 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 11 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

Bronx – 2
Manhattan – 1
Queens – 7
Suffolk – 1

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

Patient Hospitalization – 490 (-28)
Patients Newly Admitted – 66
Hospital Counties – 28
Number ICU – 119 (-1)
Number ICU with Intubation – 58 (-4)
Total Discharges – 74,485 (+79)
Deaths – 3
Total Deaths – 25,278

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Greenport, New York
Hard news | Local living
17 August 2019 10:52AM
Melanie Lekocevic


GREENPORT — Traffic was delayed on the Rip Van Winkle bridge approach for a time Monday after a vehicle crashed into a barn on Route 9G near the corner of Mt. Merino Road on Monday afternoon.

Police said the driver, whose name has not been disclosed, may have fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the building at about 3:30 p.m., just before the start of rush hour.


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Greenport, New York
Hard news | Local living
2 October 2018 10:54AM

On Sunday, October 7, Del’s Catering will be serving homemade, authentic Jamaican food from 12 to 5 (or while it lasts) at the Hudson-Chatham Winery. Jerk chicken, oxtail, fried plantains, rice and beans, and more! The food pairs beautifully with a range of our wines, so come sit under the tent, enjoy the vineyard views, and have a great Jamaican meal. The Hudson-Chatham Winery is at 1900 State Rte 66 in Ghent. The tasting room is open 12-5.

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Greenport, New York
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7 December 2016 11:35AM
Ian Nitschke


2017 Claverack Daffodil Project

To help celebrate Claverack’s Dutch history, 20,000 daffodil bulbs are being planted throughout the town to complement those planted last year to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack and to honor the 250th anniversary of the 1767 church building. The bulbs are available at the wholesale price of 20 cents/bulb, (no markup). Typically, the homeowner will plant the bulbs but we can arrange for someone to plant them for another 20 cents/bulb (total cost 40 cents/bulb – typically less than the retail cost). More details can be found at the Town of Claverack website listed above.

To obtain your daffodils this year, please contact: Ian Nitschke, Chair, Claverack Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Cell: 567-8288, Peggy Lampman Real Estate Office: 518-851-2277, 602 Route 23B, Claverack NY 12513.

Terms: cash or check made out to Ian Nitschke.

Photos: The spring 2016 celebration was a great success with the cheerful appearance of thousands of tulips and daffodils on the church grounds and 20,000 daffodil flowers in the Hamlet and beyond. Some of the spring 2016 daffodils are shown in the photos.

1. On the hillside next to the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack
2. On driveway to the RDCC with the Parish House in the background
3. Around the Claverack’s veteran’s memorial
4. On hillside approaching the Harmon Miller House
5. Around the side door of the Ludow House
6. On the hillside near the Cornelius S. Muller House


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Greenport, New York
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6 October 2016 04:20PM
Bob Connors



Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) fought the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline proposal and it was an integral part of the movement that caused the developer to withdraw its application. We now feel an obligation to reduce our use of fossil fuels in order to reduce the need for future pipelines and increase the market for renewables.

SNYFGP is pleased to announce that more than 20 exhibitors have now signed up for the Renewable Energy Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10 – 3pm at Maple Hill High School in Castleton, NY. This will be one of the largest Renewable Energy Fairs ever held in our area and will help residents find out more about solar, wind and geothermal energy, insulation and other ways to make their homes (or work places) more efficient and leave less of a carbon footprint on our environment. Admission and parking are free.

Among the companies already committed are: Advanced Modular Homes, Alpine Solar, Apex Solar Power, Advance Tech Insulation, Aztech Geothermal, Capital District Electric Vehicle Drivers, The Climate Chief, Citizens Climate Lobby, Carl the Solar Guy, Green Mountain Energy, Hudson Solar, Hudson Valley Wind & Solar, High Peaks Solar, Lotus Energy, New York Energy Society, People of Albany United for Sustainable Energy, Solar City, Solarize Albany County, Solar Sal, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, Viridian Energy, and Veteran Solar Systems. More exhibitors are expected.

Exhibitors are offering Door Prizes, Fair discounts and other benefits for attendees, especially where an energy saving contract related to the Fair is established.

For further information or to register, please go to web site http://www.stopnypipeline.org or contact Bob Connors or Becky Meier at 518-781-4686 or email becky@stopnypipeline.org.

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