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Photo by John Coston

Bringing the forest downtown

Great Mountain Forest (GMF) is one of the nation’s oldest conservation legacy organizations and one of the largest conservation easements in New England,with more than 6,000 acres of contiguous forest and woodland habitat that straddles Falls Village and Norfolk.

Aralia Nudicaulis among the lily of the valley Photo by Dee Salomon

Return of the Native

I have been writing The Ungardener column for a little over a year. If you are a reader then you are likely aware that these articles exist to cajole, inform or otherwise persuade you to get rid of the invasive plants on your property and to cultivate the growth of native plants.

Ru the llama and handler Debbie Labbe visited the Norfolk Library on Wednesday, May 31. Photo by Riley Klein

Llama lesson at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK — Ru the llama took a trip to Norfolk Library on Wednesday, May 31. He and his handler Debbie Labbe of Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall offered a lesson on all things llama to the children in attendance.

“Ru is only three years old, so he is very young,” said Labbe. “I’ve had llamas for over 30 years.”

Originally listed for $1,300,000 in May 2022, this home on Robin Lane with dramatic views and 45.6 acres of land sold for $1,100,000 in April. Photo by Christine Bates

Recent property sales in the Town of Copake

The Millerton News will periodically publish a listing of residential real estate sales in eastern Dutchess County and adjacent towns. Listed below are residential sales closed from January through April 2023 in the town of Copake.

Roxana Robinson, right, received an award for distinguished service to the literary community by The Authors Guild in New York on May 9. Pulitzer Prize author Elizabeth Strout, left, presented the award. Photo submitted

Roxana Robinson receives Authors Guild award

NEW YORK — The Authors Guild Foundation’s 31st Annual Benefit packed The Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in a celebration of writers and the power of the written word on Tuesday, May 9. 


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