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Quiara Alegria Hudes, co-writer of the book the hit movie, “In the Heights” was based on, signed copies of her memoir, “My Broken Language,” at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Sunday morning, July 4. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — Merritt Bookstore has been hosting events this summer centered around the Tony award-winning Broadway play and major motion film, “In the Heights.”  First Merritt held a virtual event on June 15 at 8 p.m., with famed Broadway and Hollywood actor and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, along...

Children and animals learned the lessons of kindness and understanding together on Thursday, July 15, at the library. Photo by Courtney Tsahalis

MILLBROOK — The front lawn at the Millbrook Library was the scene of happy children and animals on Thursday, July 15, when the Two by Two Petting Zoo paid a visit.  The traveling zoo was established in 1993 by the Iannucci Family, which includes Peter, Heather, Jessica and Casey.  It is not your...

Among the stops she made on her listening tour of Pine Plains, New York State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) paid a visit to Pine Plains Fine Wines at 2881 Church St. the week of July 9. Photo Submitted

PINE PLAINS — Motivated by a mission to help small businesses still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) launched a Small Businesses Bounce Back listening tour the week of July 9 to learn more about area employers’ experiences and efforts to...

The Pine Plains softball 10-u team was declared District 17 champions following a tough home game against Pawling/Dover on Monday, July 5. The team’s victory over Pawling/Dover was just one of many wins celebrated in the community during the past few weeks. Now they’re headed to the state championship game in Rochester, thanks to local support. Photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — After celebrating victory after victory on the ball field these past few weeks, the Pine Plains softball 10 and under (10-u) Allstars softball team is now headed to the state championship tournament with their bats at the ready and the Pine Plains community cheering them on. With...

Brooke Kaine, 9, readied her fishing pole for an afternoon of reeling in fish at the annual Ralph Vinchiarello Memorial and Lions Club Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 11. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

AMENIA — Casting their lines into the water with the hopes of reeling in a prize catch, the area’s young fishermen and women were determined to lure a fish or two out of Vinchiarello’s Pond at the annual Ralph Vinchiarello Memorial and Amenia Lions Club Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 11....

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

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. Located...

Amenia


It took the efforts of many police agencies and emergency response teams from multiple towns and states to rescue a man and woman who made the decision to go tubing on the Ten Mile River after days of torrential rain. Photo courtesy Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

July 21, 2021
WASSAIC — With sirens howling and lights glaring, numerous fire and rescue trucks raced along Route 22 at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 18, after Dutchess County 911...

Millbrook


Quiara Alegria Hudes, co-writer of the book the hit movie, “In the Heights” was based on, signed copies of her memoir, “My Broken Language,” at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Sunday morning, July 4. Photo submitted

July 21, 2021
MILLBROOK — Merritt Bookstore has been hosting events this summer centered around the Tony award-winning Broadway play and major motion film, “In the Heights.”  First Merritt held...

Webutuck

July 14, 2021
WEBUTUCK — Having ended the 2020-21 school year on a hopeful note, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) began planning ahead for 2021-22 by making the necessary district...

Pine Plains

July 21, 2021
PINE PLAINS — The following students are the winners of the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Library 2021 Young Writers Contest. The students, who are from the Pine Plains Central...

Millerton

July 21, 2021
NORTH EAST — After careful consideration, the North East Town Board decided to reject the bids received for the construction of the joint highway garage at a special meeting held...

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