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This week’s newspaper is filled with information that is vital for anyone who calls eastern Dutchess County home. Our reporters have been out on the scene writing up accounts of meetings, reporting on projects that are planned in coming days and those that are farther out.

Hearing from our summer interns

Last week we promised that we would let our summer reporting interns share their experiences with you.  But before we do, here’s a quote from Robert Estabrook, the celebrated owner of The Lakeville Journal and The Millerton News during the 1970s and into the mid-1980s: “With all its failings and imperfections, journalism still offers an exciting

Summer Interns

This summer has marked another successful season for journalism interns at The Lakeville Journal and The Millerton News. Both newspapers have been blessed with outstanding contributions by  a group that ranged from a rising high school senior to a recent high school graduate to college undergraduates with journalism careers in their sights.

Siting solar projects

Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) and Michelle Hinchey (D-District 41) have succeeded in getting a bill through the New York State Assembly and Senate that seeks to help communities confront the change that comes with  renewable energy initiatives.

‘Read all about it’

Newspapers are done. That’s the story these days. And this message has been repeated year after year over the last two decades as more than 2,500 weekly publications in the United States either closed or merged with other papers as a way to survive.


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