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They may be young, but the student athletes featured on this year’s Webutuck varsity girls soccer team have an abundance of talent to offer on the field as they take on their opponents this season. Photo submitted

Lady Warriors soccer team falls twice to Dragons, triumphs over Bombers

WEBUTUCK — Between the rainfall, high winds and COVID-19 restrictions, the Webutuck varsity girls soccer team has persevered, putting its best foot forward on the field during its past couple of games.


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Fishery and friends

Chris Gilette, left, and John Conklin of Lakeville, Conn., spent Saturday, Feb. 27, at a local hard water fishery in the Salisbury area as a fun way to spend a winters’ day during the coronavirus lock down, “enjoying nature, fresh air and good companionship while producing fine-table fare,” said Conklin.


For all four years of his collegiate career, Justin Cooper of Pine Plains competed as a high-scoring player on the SUNY Cortland basketball team, and his hard work was recognized in February when he was chosen for the State University of New York Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team. Cooper is now a basketball coach at his alma mater, Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. Photo submitted

Former Bomber Justin Cooper named to SUNYAC Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team

PINE PLAINS — Almost a decade since he competed as a student athlete for the Pine Plains Central School District, Justin Cooper, 25, has returned to  his alma mater, Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, this time as a coach for the varsity boys basketball team and as an honoree of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUN


From left, sisters Caroline Pethic, 13, and Katherin, 6, of Red Hook,  laced up their skates before hitting the ice at the Pine Plains Ice Rink. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Skaters glide over to Pine Plains Ice Rink

PINE PLAINS — After weeks spent waiting for the winter weather to hit the perfect temperature, the suspense paid off for area skaters as the town of Pine Plains officially opened its temporary outdoor ice rink to the public last month.


Millbrook High School senior David Sager has been teaching students in kindergarten through second grade indoor soccer at the Guertin Gym at Millbrook Village Hall during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted

Still having fun and exercising during COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Town of Washington (TOW) Recreation Department’s basketball and soccer programs have been full, but other programs are highly anticipated, including an upcoming Kids’ Yoga that will start on Thursday, Feb. 4. 

Cheering for the underdog

There are few things in life as gratifying as picking an impossibly long shot and then rooting him home. Oh, the sweetness of looking around to all your scoffing friends and loudly asserting, “I told you so” and have the betting ticket to prove it.


Having taken up ice fishing during his childhood days, Millerton resident Donald Tuncy took great pleasure in passing on the joys of ice fishing to his grandson, Hunter Horton. Photo submitted

Local anglers encouraged to take up ice fishing this winter

MILLERTON — Millerton resident and ice fisherman Don Tuncy typically uses a cordless drill to drill a hole in the thick, solid and relentless ice of his hometown’s Indian Lake, starting off close to shore and working his way out.

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