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From left, Barbara Steinberger, Sharon Flitterman-King and Joseph Gosler shared both personal accounts and their families’ experiences during the Holocaust, at a Roe Jan Historical Society presentation on Sunday, Aug. 28. Photo by Judith O'Hara Balfe

Personal accounts of Holocaust shared, mourned

COPAKE — With  the news media reporting a recent rise in anti-Semitism around the world, a program about the Holocaust presented by the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society (RJHS) on Sunday, Aug. 28, hit close to home. Three presenters shared the personal accounts of their families during the Holocaust.


The Dutchess County Fair was held from Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Aug. 28. As usual, droves of residents from the Hudson Valley and beyond made their way to the Route 9 fairgrounds in Rhinebeck to enjoy the sights, the sounds and the tastes. Photo submitted

The sights, sounds and tastes of Dutchess County celebrated at fair

RHINEBECK — The annual Dutchess County Fair was held from Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Aug. 28, and it attracted many, many visitors, as it always does at the end of each August.


Luke DeGennaro, 11, of Mansfield, gets vaccinated at Mansfield Family Practice in Storrs last November after eligibility opened for 5-to-11-year-olds. Photo by YEHYUN KIM / CTMIRROR.ORG

Doctors urge COVID vaccination for young children as school year starts

Physicians are urging parents who have adopted a wait-and-see approach to vaccinating their young children against COVID-19 to get the shot before school resumes, when kids will again be in close quarters and infection rates are expected to rise.


A ribbon cutting was held at Copake Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the opening of the historical exhibit at Town Hall. Above, from left, town Supervisor Jeanne Mettler, State Senator Daphne Jordan (R-43), Town Historian Howard Blue and local artist Nick Fritsch were among those present. Photo by Judith O'Hara Balfe

The long and storied history of Copake’s Town Hall is now a permanent exhibit for all to enjoy

COPAKE — There is an awesome exhibit at the Copake Town Hall — not to be missed. Fortunately, it is now a permanent display, welcoming all to the municipal building following a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was held Saturday, Aug. 13.

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