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In support of local essential workers and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the Millerton Community Care Network’s mask-making team has been hard at work designing, sewing and distributing handmade cloth face masks so that community members can protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19. Photo submitted

Millerton Community Care Network makes face masks

MILLERTON — In spite of the hush that has fallen over the village since the outbreak of the coronavirus, local residents can rest assured that Millerton’s sense of community is alive and well.

Local, county and state governments impacted by health crisis: The financial fallout of COVID-19

NORTH EAST — Just days before Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky suggested states struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic consider filing for bankruptcy last Wednesday, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro was making the rounds on national TV talking about local communities needing support from the White House and Cong

Freshtown of Amenia Store Manager Greg Bosshardt, left, and Meat Manager John Bourhill have been instrumental in ensuring the supermarket remains clean and safe, and have been following all Department of Health COVID-19 protocols during the pandemic. Photo submitted

How COVID-19 is affecting food production and shopping habits

AMENIA — With reports across the heartland charging some of the largest U.S.

Some of the Oakhurst Diner staff working to feed local residents in need of a solid meal these days, at no cost, are, from left, Mario Ramirez, Antonia Perez and Heather Savage. Photo by Clare Caramanica​

Oakhurst Diner feeds those in need thanks to community support

MILLERTON — A routine dog walk has led to dozens of area residents receiving much-needed free meals from the Oakhurst Diner, a program that diner manager Clare Caramanica hopes others will begin to support so the meals can continue.

Molinaro reassures county businesses that county will rebound

DUCHESS COUNTY — Already well aware of the number of Dutchess County businesses struggling to stay afloat throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, in cooperation with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (DCRCOC), reassured area business owners and leaders during an hour-long Virtual Contact Break

Equipped with a protective face mask and gloves, Rural Letter Carrier Rebecca Higgs from the Millbrook Post Office did her best to stay safe as she went on her mail route around the town of Washington recently. Photo submitted

Local postal workers keep mail moving

HARLEM VALLEY — No matter if the forecast calls for rain, snow or a global pandemic, postal workers have had to continue on the job so people can continue to get their mail. Mail delivery is considered an essential service, putting those workers on the front lines.


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