By Hunter Lyle
By Hunter Lyle
POUGHKEEPSIE — With a capacity of up to 100 individuals, the previously vacant temporary housing units (also known as PODs) at the Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center in Poughkeepsie were repurposed by Dutchess County as emergency shelters for those in need when the coronavirus struck in March.
ANCRAMDALE — Though already well aware of the challenges local farmers have endured in keeping their farms operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) toured Ronnybrook Farms recently to gain a greater understanding of the support farmers across New York need to remain in business.
HUDSON VALLEY — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that he believes the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York would be able to reopen its economy for Phase 4 on Tuesday, July 7.
SALT POINT— The Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (DCBOCES) $36.8 million capital project was due to break ground in April, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, on Wednesday, July 1, under sunny skies and with much optimism, a groundbreaking was finally held.
HARLEM VALLEY — As school emergency meal programs wind down for the summer, efforts are underway to be certain that youngsters continue to receive the nutrition they need.
A lone couple occupied a public bench along Kent’s Main Street on a recent Sunday morning as the town slowly came alive with people walking their dogs, dining outdoors or out for a drive.
Unlike most others around them who were sporting facial masks, this couple was bare-faced, and they intend to stay that way.
We hadn’t expected to have any interns this summer, but several young people contacted us in late spring to ask if they could participate, and two chose to join us for three weeks. You’ve seen their bylines in recent editions, and we hope they will continue to write for us through the summer when they can.
ANCRAM — With assistance from the neighboring towns of Gallatin, Copake and Hillsdale, the town of Ancram repaved Sawchuck Road from the intersection of County Route 8 and Pulver Road to the town and county line.
HARLEM VALLEY — Even as their little ones get ready for summertime, local families might be wondering whether they’ll be able to send their children off to summer camp this year with the coronavirus pandemic still an issue.