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9 December 2018 02:12PM

Nutcracker Ballet Returns To Taconic Hills Performing Arts Center for an Eighth Season!

Join over 30 local talented children as well as seasoned ballet professionals for the ultimate holiday tradition. Executive Director Debra Jo Hughes of the Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts is happy to…

Local food/farms | Local culture | Local living
9 December 2018 01:52PM

Do not miss it – this Friday, we will have Colu Henry in store signing copies of Back Pocket Pasta, her bestselling cookbook, with the fellows from Kings County Distillery pouring their award-winning whiskeys alongside! This is your chance to talk to Colu about making…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Business/Growth
9 December 2018 09:47AM
Amanda Purcell


COPAKE — Changes to the plan for a proposed gas station that has sparked contentious debate in town were met with approval Thursday, but residents said more changes are necessary for them to support the project.

Beneath a sign declaring Copake “The land with rural charm,”…

9 December 2018 09:40AM
Amanda Purcell


WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, hosted a conference call Thursday to discuss his past 23 months in office and what lies ahead in the final month of the 115th Congress, calling Republicans’ losses last month a wake-up call to the president and party.


Local living
9 December 2018 08:23AM

My work is done. I’ve performed my annual act of civic virtue. From now until the end of the year I can devote my full attention to things like holiday parties and buying that thoughtful gift or two for my wife and children.
My contribution to…

Politics/Government | Local living | Body/Soul
8 December 2018 10:48PM
Sarah Trafton


Louise McRoberts, 94, of Windham, signed up for World War II on her 20th birthday: Oct. 14, 1944.

“My parents wouldn’t sign the consent form,” she said.

Life changed for McRoberts and the nation at large after the events of Dec. 7, 1941. Japan’s attack at the…

Local culture
8 December 2018 09:38PM


I was a subject in the show. Photographing for my self, town of Ghent, Richard

Soft news | Politics/Government
8 December 2018 08:06PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck visited the town of Catskill to thank the community and its volunteers for their support on Monday.

“We’re trying to hit as many [communities] as we can to show our appreciation and give thanks,” he said. “They put their…

Local culture
8 December 2018 05:14PM
Thompson Giroux Gallery

En Masse 2018
On view till December 24, 2018

Nancy Andell, Fern Apfel, Mary Ashwood, Jim Bergegen, Marcel Bova, Undine Brod, Laura Cannamela, Steven Careau, Benigna Chilla, Frank Curran, Margot Curran, Mary Anne Davis, Dan Devine, Carol Diamond, Cathy Diamond, Tim Ebneth, Jean Feinberg, Leslie Gabosh, Rick…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
8 December 2018 04:17PM
David Smith

The ninth annual Celebration of Lessons and Carols in Kinderhook begins at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23rd, at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106.

This event has proven very popular throughout the region, drawing attendees from the Capital District,…

Business/Growth | Local food/farms | Local living
8 December 2018 11:51AM
Henrietta Paris

hudsonriverexchange.com, www.vanderbiltlakeside.com

Join us at Vanderbilt Lakeside Bar Room & Guesthouse in Philmont tomorrow for *Shopping & Brunch* with a Mini Holiday Pop-Up Market by Hudson River Exchange, featuring hand-made selections from Hand Made Here + Gleamer Studio + Alastronia. We’re serving yummy brunch in the…

Local living
8 December 2018 09:48AM
Claverack Library

For $100, a brick will be inscribed as you direct, with proceeds going to the children’s room of the new Claverack Free Library. The bricks will be arranged along the sidewalk of the main entrance to assure that your family, friends, and loved ones have…


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