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Precaution during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask, including those pictured above in this image from Seattle, Wash. (ca.1918), according to the Library of Congress. Original image from Library of Congress; Digitally enhanced by rawpixel

Parallels between one pandemic and another: A reflection on the 1918 Spanish Flu

In days past — not so very long ago — small town newspapers acted as backyard fences: Visitors were introduced, trips noted, luncheons reported and activity in general was tracked.

Attending a peaceful protest in Dover Plains on Saturday, June 6, a local community member showed his support for Dover High School senior Jody Grant, whose Black Lives Matter mural was painted over by the Dover Union Free School District last month. For more on the Dover Plains protest, see Social justice rally in Dover draws hundreds. Photo submitted

Dover school district paints over student’s Black Lives Matter mural

DOVER PLAINS — As they bid farewell to the Dover Union Free School District, seniors graduating from Dover High School were invited to leave their mark on the district by painting a mural on the high school driveway, an annual tradition.

Phase Two, here we come!: Mid-Hudson Valley’s economy continues to rebound from crisis

HARLEM VALLEY — On Friday, March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo placed New York on lock down as it did its utmost to battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Shutting down all non-essential businesses, closing all schools and banning all public gatherings in the Empire State — the epicenter of the health crisis in the U.S.


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