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h VOL. 2 | ISSUE 7 | EDITORIAL@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM MAY 19-25, 2010 YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. PRICE: $1.00 This week’s weather: still stormy in Hyde Park Thousands get lit up on Walkway BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON Mistress of Mills Mansion honored {P.4} Photo by Nicole DeLawder. {P.3} Rhinecliff celebrates Morton’s 186th birthday More than 3,000 people gathered at the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson to witness the first-ever illumination of the walkway’s new lighting system Saturday evening. The three-hour celebration featured about a half-dozen live musical acts, remarks from politicians and officials and all the junk food you could eat, all at 212 feet above the Hudson River or at either entrance to the walkway in Poughkeepsie and Highland. The festivities culminated with the lighting of 81,000 individual LED light bulbs that have been installed on the south-facing railing along the entire 1.25-mile span. Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart, executive director of the Walkway Over the Hudson friends organization, said the event was held to celebrate the completion of the new lighting system, a months-long > continued on next page LOCAL WWII VET DIES AT 102 BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON {P.23} Bees buzzing at Montgomery Place INSIDE: • {P.3} SWEET’S NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR • {P.4} A CHAT WITH JOEL MILLER h > starting on page 9 Hudson Valley Edward H. White, a World War II veteran who survived some of the war’s bloodiest campaigns and four months as a German POW, recently died at 102 years old. White, a Rhinebeck resident most of his life, passed away Saturday, May 8, at the Thompson House. White, who lived at Wells Manor during the last years of his life, was profiled in these pages around Memorial Day last year. He shared his remarkable story with our readers. White, a corporal in the U.S. Army, enlisted at 34 years old in 1943 and fought in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes, the Siefried Line, Huertgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by the Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge on Dec. 17, 1944. During his capture, White’s life was spared by an older German soldier who he said treated the prisoners with respect. “The old German soldier was a nice man,” White recalled last year. “But the > continued on page 3 {P.10} weekend CELEBRATING LOCAL: MUSIC, THEATER, ART, FILM AND MORE WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: {P. 9} PILOBOLUS MOVES AT THE BARDAVON {P. 10} ‘FALA GALA’ BRINGS SCOTTIE MANIA TO WILDERSTEIN {PLUS} GOURMET BARON; ART OUTSIDE THE BOX; ‘ROBIN HOOD’ Ed White smiles as he relaxes at his apartment at Wells Manor last year. FIle photo. {P.14} TO SUBSCRIBE Send check to P.O. Box 268, Hyde Park, NY 12538 $42 in county/year $56 out of county/year


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