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Photographed with her Australian Shepherd, Lily, Paige Arent, 14, of Stanfordville decided to help families in need by setting up a GoFundMe page so she could purchase gift cards to send to families struggling to support themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted

COVID-19 health crisis: Stissing Mountain freshman raises money for families in need

STANFORDVILLE — After watching her mother field endless calls from people struggling to support their families during the coronavirus pandemic, Paige Arent, a freshman at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, stepped forward to create her own fundraiser for local communities, to purchase gift cards for families in need during the COVID-19


Liam Moriarity, a student at Dutchess Day School, set to work on a writing workshop with his teacher from the comfort of his home. Photo courtesy of Dutchess Day School

New York schools strive to mitigate pandemic’s impact

HARLEM VALLEY — When school districts across New York state closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak this past March, it was understood by everyone — from administrators and teachers to the families with children enrolled in those districts — that the closure was the only solution to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.


Located at 44 Main St. in Millerton, village coffee house Irving Farm officially reopened its doors to the public on Friday, May 15, with reduced hours of operation and new safety regulations. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Millerton Business Alliance conducts survey: Millerton businesses share plans for reopening

MILLERTON — With the state gradually reopening its economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that forced a state-wide shutdown in March, businesses in the Millerton-North East region were asked to share their plans for reopening via a Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) survey.


Matthew Junge, assistant professor of mathematics at Bard College, has been awarded a national research grant to calculate COVID-19 transmission rates. Photo submitted

Bard professor studies whether social quarantine for COVID-19 is extreme

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The best methods for pinpointing COVID-19 transmission rates continue to elude public health and infectious disease experts in the U.S. and globally. 

Now, it appears that mathematics may help connect the dots, particularly for small, rural areas such as Litchfield and Dutchess counties.

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