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From left, Wassaic residents Soloman and Rebekah Chapman brought Rebekah’s parents, Patricia and Dave Martineau, to the new mini-golf course at Kelly’s Creamery on Route 22 in Dover Plains for a friendly round of put-put. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Kelly’s Creamery aces summertime fun with new mini-golf course

DOVER PLAINS — On top of savoring a frozen sweet treat from the creamery on a sweltering summer day and grabbing a tasty bite from the food truck next door, customers can delight in 18 holes of “put-put” now that a new mini-golf course has been installed at Kelly’s Creamery in Dover Plains.


The Boston Corner farm owned by Anthony Palumbo in the town of Ancram has been farmed for more than 100 years, the last 20 by farmer John Langdon.
A knoll on the farm is now the subject of a controversial excavation application before the Ancram Planning Board. Photo by Norman Osofsky

Will excavation at Boston Corner farm jeopardize viewshed?

BOSTON CORNER — According to www.worldatlas.com, the difference between a knoll and a hill is that “knolls are generally secluded and smaller in size than hills.” The British term “knoll” typically refers to “an ordinary hill” that is comparatively “tiny in size” and “characterized by a round top,” added t

Cricket Valley partners with GE to convert to green hydrogen fuel

DOVER PLAINS — Several months since the controversial Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) last made headlines, the Dover Plains natural gas power plant announced on Thursday, July 15, that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with General Electric (GE), to help reduce carbon emissions at CVEC’s combined cycle power plant by converti


Katya, one of 14 participants at the Saturday, June 26, program, carefully patted the soil after a plant was introduced to Native American garden right next to the sensory garden. Photo by Tia Maggio

Three Sisters Garden takes root at Roe Jan Library

COPAKE — Greenagers Education Coordinator Aretha Whitehead helped young patrons of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library anchor a trellis in their newly installed Three Sisters Garden, which is a kind of traditional Native American garden that grows three main staple crops: Corn, Squash and Beans.

Copake joins lawsuit against the state over renewable energy projects

COPAKE — As of Tuesday, June 29, the town of Copake joined five other rural New York towns and seven state organizations in a lawsuit against New York State to challenge the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) to overturn regulations that set the standard uniform conditions applicable to all renewable energy projects in the state.

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