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Luis Oyaguari, overall male winner of the Millbrook Marathon stood to the left of Suzanne Sandra, the female overall winner. Big smiles, but perhaps sore feet. Sandra had changed from running sneakers into comfy slippers after the race. Photo by John Morris

Cold, wet weather doesn’t deter Millbrook Marathon runners

MILLBROOK — Sponsored by the Eastern Dutchess Road Runners Club (EDRRC), the 26.2-mile second annual Millbrook Marathon began at 7:30 a.m. this past Sunday. It was a cold and mostly wet morning, and even though it was April 10, there was no feeling of spring in the air.


Carol Dean, left, and NorthEast-Millerton Library Treasure and North East Councilwoman Lana Morrison braved scorching heat and threatening storms to participate in the first Millerton vs. Amenia Libraries Golf Tournament on Aug 13, 2021. Photo submitted

Undermountain Golf Course hopes to help nonprofits make a lot of green with tourneys

COPAKE — Local nonprofits hoping to score some green will be looking for supporters to register for a number of upcoming tournament fundraisers at the Under Mountain Golf Course in Copake, which will provide both fun and profit for groups interested in some friendly competition.


Coach Raphael Chillious subs out Dylan Edwards, a senior, during the last home game of the year for the South Kent Cardinals. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

Chillious brings expertise, experience to South Kent

KENT — After years of coaching at elite schools like Villanova University and the University of Connecticut, Raphael Chillious, who built a program that has since produced national rankings and National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Stars, is back at the helm of South Kent School basketball.


Above is the Contender Esports Hudson Valley gaming center in Wappingers Falls, where Dutchess County students practice twice per week and have weekly tournaments with other schools in non-traditional eSports. Photo submitted

Esports, for non- traditional athletes

DUTCHESS COUNTY — School sports have be on the decline since the COVID-19 pandemic and due to a shrinking student enrollment, according to local athletic directors. It’s caused some schools in Dutchess County to merge various athletic teams in an effort to let student athletes keep playing the sports they love.


Millbrook Athletic Director Alfred Hammell said he is extremely proud of the Millbrook Blazers Girls Basketball Team for beating the Carle Place Frogs and making it all the way to the semi-finals in the state championships, which will be played against  East Rochester on Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Photo by Alred Hammell

Millbrook Blazers leap over the Carle Place Frogs on their way to the state semi-finals

MILLBROOK — Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Millbrook Blazers Varsity Girls Basketball Team sprang back into action with a winning season. The girls competed in an important match on Saturday, March 12, as they chased the state championship title.


Photo by Daryl Byrne

Cheering on Conn. curler

Connecticut native Steve Emt is vice skip on the U.S. paralympic curling team, which is in the middle of the 2022 Paralympic Games in China this week. Emt calls the Norfolk Curling Club his home ice; members of the club turned out at the club on Sunday night, March 6, to watch the U.S. team compete against Canada.

Bombers squash Rhinebeck in semifinals, lose by three to Chester in championship finals

PINE PLAINS — Closing its 2021-22 season with two hard-fought games on the court, the Stissing Mountain varsity boys basketball team defeated Rhinebeck in the Section IX semifinal game on Monday, Feb. 28.

Days later, the team was defeated by Chester in the Section IX finals on Wednesday, March 2.


Mark DeGarmo Dance Founder and Executive Director Mark DeGarmo, top left, invited viewers to discuss the 12th annual Virtual Performance Series for Social Change on Jan. 6 with dancers, clockwise from top left, Aviva Geismar, Barbara Mahler, Makayla Peterson and Paramita Bhattacharyya, after the performance. Photo submitted

Dancing into the New Year

NEW YORK CITY — Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) helped dance enthusiasts ring in 2022 with an array of original dance performances through MDD’s 12th annual Virtual Performance Series for Social Change on Thursday, Jan. 6.

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