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Martino board overspent by $519K; Hyde Park down to $800K in reserve


BY JIM LANGAN The unsavory legacy of former Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino and his town board took yet another hit when it was revealed that the town’s rainy day fund has been spent down to a relatively low $800,000, according to recently released figures. Included in those numbers is $519,000 in expenditures exceeding 2011 revenues and $200,000

used to reduce Hyde Park’s 2012 tax levy. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise to observers given Martino’s refusal while in office to provide residents with an accounting of the town’s finances. Also at issue is Martino’s propensity to authorize expenditures without adhering to acceptable practices and town law. Much

of the $519,000 expenditures were not approved by the town board as required. Another such instance was Martino’s cavalier attitude in issuing a $75,000 check to Steve Costa for tree work in the wake of the freak October snowstorm. The check should have been approved by the town board in a public meeting. The > >continued on page 2

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current town board is suing Costa for the return of some of those monies. Martino, as is his custom, is blaming Joanne Lown, the senior account clerk whom he famously fired in 2010 at a hastily called special town board meeting as Lown attended to her ailing father out of state. Lown has subsequently been rehired by the current town board and has been assisting in the effort to clarify the town’s finances. A growing and common sentiment heard around Hyde Park however, is just how long and how much is it going to take to make a definitive accounting and move on from the incompetence of the Martino administration. A prominent Hyde Park Republican speaking on condition of anonymity said, “There will come a point soon when Rohr and this board will have to take ownership of this financial mess. It’s kind of like Obama blaming everything that’s gone wrong on George Bush but taking total credit for anything going well. Martino was clearly incompetent and arrogant but that’s why he wasn’t re-elected. This board was supposed to reverse course and almost half way through their term, they’re still floundering and taking shots at Martino.” There is also a growing concern about the lack of transparency with the new board. Hudson Valley News, for example, only receives selected press releases and has had very little communication with Supervisor Rohr or any other board members. Rohr appears reluctant to engage in any conversation with people she perceives as less than accommodating. This has led to residents wondering exactly what’s going on behind closed doors. The same prominent Republican said, “Rohr


Former Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino. File photo.

appears to be somewhere between in over her head and paranoid. We’re hoping this opens the door for a few strong Republican candidates next year.” The town’s finances are not likely to improve given the state of the overall economy. Much of Hyde Park’s revenue is generated by mortgage and sales tax, both of which have been in decline through the current recession. The question soon becomes that between the unpleasant economic reality and Martino’s incompetence and overspending, is Hyde Park in for yet another big tax increase? Adding to that concern has been Rohr’s hiring binge and whether that will put further pressure on the budgeting process. In addition, there are at least two lawsuits stemming from the Martino administration that could result in Hyde Park being on the hook for significant financial liabilities.

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BYRNE OPENS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS IN HYDE PARK Will face Didi Barrett in November in the 106th

BY JIM LANGAN There were sirens and flashing lights as we pulled up to the new campaign headquarters of Republican David Byrne. Route 9, across from Dunkin Donuts, was ablaze with fire engines unrelated to the Byrne event. In fact, the police and fire were attending to a three-car fender bender. But the accident and traffic snarl did nothing to discourage a big crowd of friends, family and volunteers from coming out in support of David Byrne. The West Point graduate and former Milan town board member was accompanied by his wife and three young children. The lifelong resident of the 106th District has been endorsed by a variety of elected officials including Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan, State Senator Steve Saland and Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson. While a number of Republican officials were in Tampa, attending the Republican National Convention, there were a number off high profile Republicans in

attendance including County Legislator Sue Serino, Under Sheriff Kirk Imperiati, Election Commissioner Eric Haight and Hyde Park Republican Committee ViceChair Ann Boehm. Sheriff Anderson said, “David has demonstrated that he believes in leadership by example and putting the needs of others before his own.” Comptroller Jim Coughlan said of Byrne, “Dave is committed to working tirelessly to address issues that hinder New York, and is passionate about helping New York live up to its potential.” Speaking to a full house in his headquarters, Byrne said, “I am honored by the strong support I have received from these respected officials in Columbia and Dutchess Counties. Our communities are in need of lower property taxes, increased school aid and better economic opportunities. I look forward to working closely with all of them to accomplish these goals.” Byrne also thanked his mother who spent most of the event chasing one of her adorable grandchildren up and down the sidewalk. Byrne, an Iraq war veteran, said he looked forward to the campaign and intended to focus on the issues facing the 106th District.

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• Diane V. Blakely, 49, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested for false impersonation, a class-B misdemeanor.



Rhinebeck Police arrested Colin Hill of Marlboro on Aug. 24, for driving while intoxicated, a felony, and failure to comply, a violation. Hill was arraigned in the Village of Rhinebeck Court and sent to the Dutchess County Jail. Rhinebeck Police arrested John Zenzel of Staatsburg on Aug. 21 for driving while not having an ignition interlock device installed and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, both misdemeanors. Zenzel was arraigned in the Village of Rhinebeck Court and released on his own recognizance.


Hyde Park Police report the following recent arrests: • Susan L. McGuire, 59, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by the Town of New Windsor Court for issuing a bad check, a class-A misdemeanor. • Sezar S. Lopez-Santos, 35, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. • Angel M. Vivas, 41, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Maria C. Hegle, 44, of Hyde Park, was charged with assault in the third degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all class-A misdemeanors. This was the result of a domestic dispute with her husband. • Princess S. Green, 32, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active bench warrant for two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, all class-A misdemeanors. • William J. Bush, 29, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on an active arrest warrant for forcible touching, a class-A misdemeanor, issued by the Village of Wappingers Court. • Charles A. Rhan, 21, of Staatsburg, was charged with false impersonation, a class-B misdemeanor.

bench warrant issued by the City of Poughkeepsie Court for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

• Freddy A. Rijos, 19, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor.

• Joshua A. Delaplane, 38, of Marion, Ind., was arrested on an active probation warrant.

• Leslie Folster Jr., 27, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

• Christina M. Torres, 26, of Carmel, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor.

• Kevin J. Hall, 27, of Hyde Park, was arrested on a arrest warrant for criminal mischief in the third degree, a class-E felony.

• Melissa A. Swartz, 29, of Hyde Park, was charged with attempted assault in the second degree, a class-E felony, and menacing in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor.

• David A. Berman, 33, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. • Ross W. Derby, 20, of Hyde Park, was charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest, both class-A misdemeanors. • Nicole L. Richard, 26, of Salt Point, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. • Louis J. Morano, 40, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by Family Court, and he also had an active bench warrant issued for disorderly conduct by the Town of Poughkeepsie Court.

• Christine M. Baroud, 30, of Hyde Park, was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, all class-A misdemeanors.

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• Anthony R. Roger, 32, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, all class-A misdemeanors. He also had an active arrest warrant for a probation violation. • Keon M. Sterling, 27, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree and endangering the welfare of a child, all class-A misdemeanors. This was the result of a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. • Patrick A. White, 25, of Salt Point, was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and trespass, a violation of law. • Jamelyn M. Beneway, 23, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and she had an active


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BY JIM LANGAN It’s been a busy four months for Assemblywoman Didi Barrett. In March she won a close race against Republican Rich Wager to fill the seat vacated by Marc Molinaro when he was elected Dutchess County Executive. Her election was made official when Wager conceded and Barrett was sworn in as the Assembly member for the 103rd district. Shortly thereafter, Albany produced its long anticipated redistricting plan which appreciably changed Barrett’s district. The consensus amongst most observers was the newly configured 103rd would likely favor a republican candidate. “In effect, I was gerrymandered out of my district,”

said Barrett. The new 106th district runs from Poughkeepsie north to the town of Stuyvesant in Columbia County. In June, Barrett announced she would be a candidate for the 106th Assembly District with a political make-up more suitable to her strengths and party demographics. Barrett is being opposed by Republican newcomer David Byrne. In an earlier story on Barrett in Hudson Valley News, we reported that Barrett did not currently live in the district she is now running in and the unintentional implication was she could be accused of district shopping. While she does not currently live in the 106th Assembly

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District, Barrett made it clear in our recent interview that all candidates are afforded a one year window to move into the district should they win. This privilege is only granted during a redistricting year like 2012. In an interview with Hudson Valley News, Barrett says she has very much enjoyed her first four months in office and is especially proud of her constituent work and the opportunity to bring people together. While conceding she is new to the Assembly, Barrett observed, “Albany is its own world and it takes time to figure out the players, I’ve managed to get a couple of bills passed.” The legislation Barrett referenced strengthens domestic violence laws and addresses the problem of cyber-bullying. “I’m also a member of the majority which makes it easier to make a difference for the district.” Barrett did say she found the conversations with her colleagues so much more congenial than some of the rough and tumble of local politics. Barrett said she was pleased to have played a role in bringing people and organizations together in the wake of the huge TCI fire in Columbia County. “It was a scary fire and no one really knew about the extent of the damage to the soil and property from the ash and PCBs. {4} September 5, 2012 | | Hudson valley news

We had 300 people at a meeting in West Ghent. It turned out everything is OK now. The problem at TCI was no one was sure what was stored there. We need to address that so these companies are required to keep current information on what is stored in their facilities.” Barrett also focused on the critical state of farming in the district, saying she has been trying to educate her downstate colleagues about the crucial role upstate farmers play. “Their constituents are buying from our upstate farmers and it’s in their selfinterest to keep farmers in business. There’s a whole new generation of farmers who can facilitate economic growth.” When asked about her opponent David Byrne and any differences she might have with him, Barrett was somewhat dismissive of him saying, “I’m the incumbent and I believe he’s pro-life.” We asked Barrett her impression of the presidential candidates. Barrett said of Romney-Ryan, “I don’t like their vision of the future.” Referencing Obama, Barrett said, “The last four years have been a mixed bag. Congress has been a huge obstacle to the President.” Hudson Valley News will be following the Barrett-Byrne race closely and revisit both campaigns over the next two months.


The mudslinging starts BY REP. NAN HAYWORTH The mudslinging is soon to start. In fact, it’s already begun. Ten days ago, thousands of voters in the 18th Congressional district received a filthy piece of mail, courtesy of a super-PAC funded by the son of George Soros. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently announced that it will spend $1.2 Million (yes, MILLION) on a four-week cable TV buy. We know they are serious because the time has been reserved. My sources tell me the DCCC has purchased just about every available network and time slot the cable TV companies will sell them. This much we know: the ads won’t be pretty. Please help us fight back. They will attack me for daring to say we can’t afford to raise taxes – something the President also said, but has conveniently forgotten. They will attack me for daring to assert that the Medicare Trust Fund is going broke,

that we can’t afford to cut $700-plus billion from Medicare to pay for Washington’s massive healthcare takeover. They will attack me for daring to assert that $5 trillion in new debt, a breathtaking figure that has been added since President Obama took office, is an unacceptable burden on our children and grandchildren. The coming tidal wave of negative ads will drown the positive message we have on the air, unless we have your help. There is an ugly truth about this campaign season that is hard to ignore: it is truly ugly. You know that’s foreign to my nature. I ran for Congress to change our politics, and that’s how I’m running now. But my opponents are implacable: instead of a rational discussion of ideas and a civil debate about how to grow our economy, reduce our debt and create jobs, voters are being subjected to a barrage of filthy ads and commentary filled with half-truths and overt lies. The people of the Hudson Valley deserve better. So does a nation that desperately needs every public servant to have good will and good sense. Editor’s note: Representative Nan Hayworth recently emailed supporters the above statement and discussed her view of the campaign and her opponent. We think it makes interesting reading.

Officials welcome Bard Students Village of Tivoli Mayor Bryan F. Cranna, Village of Red Hook Deputy Mayor Brent Kovalchik, and Village of Red Hook Mayor Ed Blundell share a moment after meeting with incoming Bard College students on Sept. 1. Village officials were on hand at Bard’s moving in day to meet with students and inform them of various items they should be aware of if living off-campus in the two villages. Photo submitted.

Front row: Elmer Van Wagner, Raymond Miller, Charles Palmatier, Dennis Pollard, Raymond Lester, Sterling Ackert, Henry Freer, George Frampton, Ernest Palmatier, Allen Deyo, William Halpin, Ernest Rider; Second row: Daniel Bahert, Louise Bayles, George Terpening, Grace Gordon, Anna Jones, Anna Van Keuren, Julia Tillou, Alice Travis, Martha Kunze, Mildred Dickinson, Gertrude Horrocks, Helen Myers, Elsie Bayles, Carrie Burnett, Amanda Travis; Back row: Perry Walsh, James Van Wagner, Joseph Blakely, Emory Taber, John Traudt, John Lasher, Miss Everetta Killmer, William Carter, Watson Golden, Ralph Jones, Frank Plog and Bartlett Pollard. Hudson valley news | | September 5, 2012 {5}


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SALAND OVER DiCARLO IS A NO-BRAINER Primary Day is Thursday, Sept. 13, with polls open from noon to 9 p.m. Unfortunately, too many people are either unaware or indifferent about primaries and choose to wait until November. As a result, more than a few unsavory primary candidates sneak onto the November ballot because nobody was paying attention or the incumbent’s supporters got complacent. Either empowers a relatively small number of voters to have a disproportionate impact on the outcome. We hope that doesn’t happen in New York State Senate District 41 where long-time incumbent Steve Saland is being challenged by fringe candidate Neil DiCarlo. Sen. Saland has been an effective voice for his district and the Hudson Valley for a long time. He has been instrumental in securing funds and jobs for a myriad of institutions and individuals during the course of his 32 years in Albany. He is proof that tenure and long-term relationships has its advantages. This is not the time to hand the reigns to an unproven novice. His opponent on the other hand has no such experience nor does he even live in the district he hopes to represent. DiCarlo is backed by failed gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, himself no stranger to the dark side of the Republican Party. DiCarlo has run a negative and divisive campaign focusing on Sen. Saland’s difficult and courageous vote on same sex marriage. Even those who might have difficulty with Saland’s vote should not lose sight of the fact that his long and distinguished record far outweighs any single issue or vote. Also troubling has been the involvement of former Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino in the DiCarlo campaign. Like DiCarlo, Martino has proven himself to be an angry voice of discord and confrontation when voters are looking for compromise and cooperation from their elected leaders. So on Thursday, Sept. 13, we enthusiastically endorse Sen. Steve Saland in the Republican primary.

need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.” I think the context of this thought sums up the direction we need to head in as well, as there are holes in many OPINION well-intentioned arguments. Sister Joan Chittister is looking at the broader BY LARISSA CARSON picture. We, as human beings, have the tendency to approach problems in a highly aroused state, leading people to the peak of the issue and no further. We There is so much going on in the world tend to get hung up on rhetoric and the that sometimes it becomes overwhelming issue, rather than focusing on solutions for me to choose a topic to write about and and working our way through a problem after a week off, the task only seems that logically and rationally. Sister Chittister’s words illustrate this much more daunting. concept to near perfection. Invisible Obamas, There are those who look a virus that destroys at rights in a black and cancerous cells – the The world white hue. For them there cancer that eventually is no room for negotiation, is made of took Steve Jobs life, no room for gray. organic vs. conventional shades of gray, But here is the thing, the food and the Anti-Sec world is made of shades of hacking an FBI agent’s more than just ggray, more than just 50 of computer that revealed tthem, and if you pretend 50 of them. information stored from they aren’t there you are over 12 million iPhone significantly limiting your users, presumably for world-view and all that life might have tracking. The world is going a little crazy, to offer you. Our morality does not exist or perhaps we just hear more about it now. in our ability to do no wrong. It exists in More than all of this, if you can believe our ability to recognize when we make it, something else I saw over the past mistakes and we should all be allowed the weeks stuck with me. It was a quote from room to identify and atone for them. Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun. The world is a complex place, we all “I do not believe that just because have a right to it and I believe that if we as you’re opposed to abortion, that makes individuals and cultures can learn to live you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, with one another, our Gods can too. your morality is deeply lacking if all you


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want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We

All you need to know - Former Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino on Rte. 9 in Hyde Park campaigning for New York State Senate candidate Neil DiCarlo. {6} September 5, 2012 | | Hudson valley news

Larissa Carson is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@

TO THE EDITOR: The 167th Dutchess County Fair has come and gone for another year. For several years I have been trying to establish an open and cooperative relationship with Fair management. I am pleased to state that in the last several months we have made significant strides in that regard. The current management has been willing to work with us and address our concerns regarding the impact such a large event has on a small village, such as Rhinebeck. This year’s fair unlike last year was blessed with six days of perfect weather. This served to balance the attendance at the fair over six days and along with the new traffic management plans that we have instituted led to a very effective flow of traffic and pedestrians and ultimately provided for a very positive experience for all. There is not enough room to name all the names but my sincere gratitude goes out to those in Fair management, law enforcement and emergency services that made all of this happen. I have said all along with willing participants great things can happen. It happened this year at the Dutchess County Fair. Thank you all. Jim Reardon Mayor, Village of Rhinebeck




As election season really begins to heat up, I look at so many races around the country and wonder if it’s really about the individual candidates or simply a battle of ideology and cultural positions. Think about it. Would the polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie be any different if the respective candidates were Andrew Cuomo and Mark Rubio? I don’t think so. We have become such a polarized political country that the actual candidates are not much more than the faces of a brand. A Democrat candidate at any level is obliged to be pro-choice, gay friendly, entitlement inclined and prepared to play the race and homophobe card at the drop of a hat. Republican candidates on the other hand are obliged to adhere to their own special rules of conduct and philosophy.

a significant amount That includes fiscal of money and services responsibility, opposifrom the government tion to anything that that leaves the electorate might grow the welfare fairly evenly divided state, a tepid but wary Both sides have from a self interest point dance around gay marof view. riage and total embrace very rigid agendas Let’s take a of anything military. trip north to the So as I look at the Republic upcoming presidential and the only thing Peoples’ of Massachusetts election, I see it more that matters is and their Senate as a matter of execution race. There we have than political passion. Both sides have getting their base incumbent republican Scott Brown being their very rigid to the polls in opposed by Harvard agendas and the only Law School Professor thing that matters is November. Elizabeth Warren, a getting their base to the card carrying liberal polls in November. The if there ever was way they intend to do one. Brown, if you that is by demonizing remember, won the and scaring voters. Senate seat vacated by Republicans will spend the next two months attempting the death of liberal icon Ted Kennedy. to convince voters that another four It’s fair to say Sen. Brown hasn’t set the years of Obama will leave the country political world on fire but his numbers bankrupt and vulnerable to foreign have remained high in Democratic Massachusetts. influence and further terrorist inroads. Enter Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the Democrats will attempt to persuade voters that the election of Mitt Romney Obama/Cambridge crowd. Her candidacy and Paul Ryan will mean the end of their got off to a rocky start when it was cherished entitlement programs ranging revealed she had falsely presented herself from Medicare and Social Security to food over the years as a Native American, stamps. Given 46% of the people in this thereby granting herself minority status country pay no federal income tax and derive and furthering her academic career. In the


past, such a revelation would normally be a career ender, but not so today. After months of being the butt of jokes calling her Princess Liawatha and Princess Slinging Bull, Warren is still very much in the race. That tells me one thing. Democrats don’t care if she’s a fraud; they care more about getting that seat to further their agenda. They refuse to dump her because that would make Brown’s reelection a certainty. They’ll take a liar over a Republican. The same is true in Missouri where Congressman Todd Akin is taking on Senator Claire McCaskill. Akin is the guy who made the bonehead observation about “legitimate rape” and a woman’s ability to reject any pregnancy that might develop. The reaction to those comments was swift and overwhelming. From Mitt Romney on down, everyone deserted the guy except apparently voters. Akin apologized and said he would stay in the race and guess what? Logic says he loses 20 points in the polls, right? Wrong! He hasn’t lost a step and as I write this, he is in a flatfooted tie with McCaskill. Why? Because Republicans want that seat at any cost, even if they have to elect an idiot to do so. This trend is ideology and the culture wars run amok. Respond to Jim Langan’s column at

EXPRESS YOURSELF. Forget Facebook, put your thoughts in print. Email your letter to the editor or story idea to TO THE EDITOR: On Thursday, September 13, 2012, registered voters of the Independence Party of Dutchess County may declare their individual independence by executing a writein vote for David Byrne in the Dutchess County Independence Party Primary for the 106 State Assembly District. Such a vote will beneficially serve to override the backroom selection of a candidate who does not even reside within the district: a deal which, Mr. Byrne relates, relegated him to the status of “collateral damage”. David Byrne has resided in our district since early childhood. He is a graduate of West Point and is an army veteran of Iraq and Kuwait. He has been employed within the private economy, and he is an entrepreneur in his own right. He has served upon the Milan Town Board. David Byrne understands that the economic and demographic decline of New York State is due to excessive taxation, debt, and regulation: and he understands the necessity of reversing that decline. David Byrne’s website is The registered voters of the Independence Party may select the best candidate available, not a candidate dictated by some county or state political functionaries. David received more signatures than his opponent while successfully petitioning to be a write-in candidate in the Independence Party primary. Registered Dutchess County Independence Party voters, who are disgruntled by the action of their county committee, may serve themselves well by going to the polls on Thursday, September 13 and writing in David Byrne in the write-in box of the “Member of Assembly” column. Donald Woodbridge Amenia

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• Now here’s a guy who doesn’t need a party to party. George Bartusek of Cape Coral, Fla., was arrested after shoppers at a Publix supermarket observed him “inappropriately touching” his two companions in the parking lot. It turns out he was having a synthetic threesome with two blow-up dolls. He was also charged with breach of peace or was it piece? Come on George, get a room.

• As for Clint Eastwood, what can you say? If he’s anywhere near that foggy on a day to day basis, why would anyone send him out there to talk to an empty chair, unscripted? To even things up, the Democrats should send Nancy Pelosi out there without a script or botox.

• There was a Bigfoot gfoot sighting in Montana tana last week, sort of. Randy Lee Tenley,, 44, decided to dress up in a gorilla suit and walk near the side of a major mountain ntain highway which has had its share of Bigfoot sightings. ngs. Unfortunately, Randy ndy stumbled out into the highway and was waxed by a passing truck. State Police say “alcohol may have been a factor.” I wonder what the truck driver thought he’d hit?

• Californian Robert Groethe, 60, was sentenced last week to two years in prison as a result of his 16th DUI. He blew a .29 after his arrest. Two years is the maximum sentence allowed under California law. In case you’re wondering if 16 is a record, it’s not. That dubious distinction belongs to a South Dakota man known simply as Mr. DUI, who died recently in a fire after passing out with a lit cigarette in his hand. He had 20 DUIs. • Let’s hear it for Yale freshman Gabe Acheson who honored a promise he made on his admission application. He said he would walk to New Haven from his Baltimore home, if accepted. He was and he did.

• The Democratic National Committee is holding a two-hour “Jumah” Islamic prayer service for convention delegates this week. The same DNC denied a request by a Catholic Cardinal to say a prayer at the same event. So much for tolerance and inclusion. • Speaking of tolerance and inclusion, how about actress Ellen Barkin’s comments about the Republican convention in Tampa? The high profile liberal said she hoped Hurricane Isaac made a direct hit on Tampa and killed “every prolife, xenophobic, gaybashing, SOB in the hall.” Nice.

• Color me insensitive but I’ve had enough of ABC’s Robin Roberts and the teary goodbyes. Last week was about her third farewell. It feels very much like ABC and Roberts are milking it for ratings. Get well, but shut up in the meantime. • We hear Democrats are concerned Obama’s acceptance speech won’t sell out the stadium in Charlotte. As a result, they’re quietly giving out free tickets in bars around Charlotte and DeKalb County. • There’s no truth to the rumor that Obama wants Joe Biden to give his VP acceptance speech at 3 a.m. in the parking lot of the convention venue. But I bet he’d like him to. Look for Biden to go on and on.

• How about 100-year-old Preston Carter in South Los Angeles? He put his car in reverse near an elementary school and mowed down nine kids and two adults, once again raising the issue of the elderly and drivers’ licenses. We have all these nanny state laws on the books but nothing with teeth on having people of a certain age evaluated regularly, if not annually.

James Bond spotted in Red Hook

Several of our Twitter followers raised the flag that Bond man, Daniel Craig, was in Red Hook last Thursday checking out a few shops including the Tivoli Mercantile who tweeted, “Daniel Craig was just in shopping and was really nice and, of course, gorgeous.” Ruges’ Subaru responded: “Daniel Craig in Red Hook ... does that mean some sort of Super Villain is nearby?”

• It doesn’t look like that proposed brewery behind the Red Hook Golf Club is going to happen any time soon. The brewer failed to produce the proper authorizations at a recent zoning board meeting and the project appears stalled or dead. • Three of New York City’s five boroughs made the list of the seven most expensive places to live. Manhattan and Brooklyn were followed by Honolulu, San Francisco, San Jose, Queens and Stamford, Conn. • It’s been tough sledding for two of Wall Street’s former IPO darlings. Facebook continued its downward slide from the IPO price of $38 to $18 and Groupon closed at $4.15 after an initial price of $20. Ouch! • A few high profile Republicans are apparently going to show up in Charlotte this week for the Democrat convention. Why can’t Republicans and Democrats let the other party have the floor for a few days without the constant spinning from the other side?

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• We didn’t realize the Town of Hyde Park is in the real estate business. On the Town Board’s Facebook page (who knew they had one), they posted a photo of a house near Regina Coeli and pitched it as a good investment, implying their stewardship is likely to drive up real estate values. Pretty lame and word is it was the “brainchild” of Councilwoman Emily Svenson. She’s since edited/erased the earlier posts. • Now you have to be on the dark side of 60 to remember actor Steve Franken. The 80-year-old character actor played the dilettante playboy Chatsworth Osborn Jr. in the 1950s TV show, “The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.” He went on to play a similar character in many other TV shows including an episode of “Seinfeld.” He passed away last week in LA.

• Finally it is with a heavy heart that I abandon my beloved Red Sox, but they’re done. I therefore release my delegates to the New York Yankees who have done a great job high-stepping it around injuries. They should, however, watch out for the Orioles and even Tampa. Regardless, they’ll be in the playoffs and the Red Sox will be playing golf.

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event listings throughout the Hudson Valley e-mail us your events: Deadline is noon on Friday. Listings are accurate as of press time but be sure to confirm details before you go.

THIS WEEK (SEPT. 5-11) Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra; Sept. 5-6; 7:30 p.m.; Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, 30 Campus Rd., Annandale-on-Hudson; $35; 845-758-7900 or Get to Know Your iPad; Thursday, Sept. 6; 9:30 a.m.; Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Get comfortable with your iPad’s touch screen user-interface and functions of various buttons; 845-485-3445 or Marist Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception; Thursday, Sept. 6; 5-7 p.m.; Steel Plant Studios, Marist College, Poughkeepsie; 845-575-3000. Werner Pfeiffer exhibition; Sept. 6 - Dec. 15; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Marking the 75th birthday of Red Hook multi-media artist; Opening reception, Thursday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m. in the art library; 845-437-5370. Good Shepard/St. Joseph Parish Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza; Sept. 7-9; Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.; Father Brogan Parish Center, 3 Mulberry St., Rhinebeck. Oktoberfest at Germania; Sept. 7-9; Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.; Germania

Festival Grounds, 51 Old DeGarmo Rd., Poughkeepsie; Live German bands all weekend, Bavarian dancers, food and beer; $6, under 12 free; 845-471-0609 or Threepenny Opera; Sept. 7-23; Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; Classic musical play about corruption, crony capitalism and raging hormones; $26 adults, $24 seniors; 845-876-3080 or 7th Annual Starr Library Art Auction; Friday, Sept. 7; 5-7 p.m.; Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck; Silent auction continues through Sept. 23; 845-876-4030 or Saugerties Sunset Series Final Concert; Friday, Sept. 7; 6:30 p.m.; Glasco Mini Park, Saugerties; Last concert of the season features The Broad Band and The Kurt Henry Band; 845-246-5306.


The soulful sounds of Michael McDonald will highlight HITSon-the-Hudson in Saugerties this weekend. On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m., the five-time Grammy-winner will bring hits from ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and “Minute by Minute” along with solo such as “I Keep Forgettin’” and “On My Own.” Tickets are $25 advance, $30 day of show and includes admission to the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. Children 12 and under free. Bardavon Box Office, 845-4732072 or

‘Sawdust Mountain’ Exhibition; Opening reception Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m., Taylor Hall, Room 102, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Large-scale color photographs by Eirik Johnson highlighting the Pacific Northwest’s relationship with logging and fishing industries; On view Sept. 7 through Dec. 9; 845-437-7745 or Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience; Friday, Sept. 7; 8:30 p.m.; Towne Crier Cafe, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling; 845-855-1300 or > >continued on page 11

Hudson Valley Farmers’ Markets Arlington Farmers’ Market; Raymond and Collegeview Aves., Poughkeepsie; June to October; Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. 845-471-2770 Beacon Farmers’ Market; Beacon Train Station, Beacon; May to November 18; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 845-597-5028. City of Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market; Pulaski Park; Through October; Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Fishkill Farmers’ Market; Main Street Plaza, Route 52, Fishkill July to October, Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 845-897-4430. Hyde Park Farmers’ Market; Hyde Park Town Center, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; June to October, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 845-561-1205. Kingston Midtown Market; Former King’s Inn, 615 Broadway; Through Oct. 30; 3 -7 p.m.; Kingston Uptown Market; Wall St.; Through Nov. 17; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.;

Millbrook Farmers’ Market; Front St. and Franklin Ave.; May to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 845-877-4304, Millerton Farmers’ Market Railroad Plaza, Millerton.; Through October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 518-789-4259; Tymor Community Farmers’ Market Tymor Park, Union Vale; Sunday, Sept. 9; noon - 4 p.m. Red Hook Farmers’ Market Municipal Lot, Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market; Municipal Parking Lot, 23 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Through November; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 845876-7756, Saugerties Farmers’ Market; 115 Main St.; Through Oct. 20; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wassaic Farmers Market; Main St.; Through October; Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.; 845-877-1329

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ABT residence ends with free performance Daniil Simkin, a young star of the American Ballet Theater, will be in residence at Vassar College from Sept. 6-9. Simkin will work with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and lighting designer and former principal dancer Dmitrij Simkin, Daniil’s father, on a new, multi-media solo that Simkin will then perform around the world in a program entitled “Intensio.” Simkin said that the intention of “Intensio,” is to “to merge the highest level of ballet and choreography with the new possibilities of media in order to create a unique and special experience for the audience.” The residence culminates with a free, public performance on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater in Kenyon Hall on the Vassar College campus.



BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF On Friday, Sept. 7, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will welcome photographer Eirik Johnson to speak about his work during a lecture entitled “Wanderings Along the Makeshift Landscape” at 5:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall room 102 with an opening reception of “Sawdust Mountain” and book signing to follow in the Art Center. Growing up in Seatle, Johnson’s work documents the tense relationship between industrialization and the natural resources communities rely upon. Johnson describes his work, which features large scale photographs representing the landscape, faces and logging and fishing industries of the Pacific Northwest, as “a melancholy love letter of sorts, my own personal ramblings.” “Sawdust Mountain” will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 9.

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page Hudson River Valley Ramble; weekends, Sept. 8-30; events spanning 13 counties; Harp 2012 Walk and Run; Saturday, Sept. 8; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. race; Ulster County BOCES, 319 Broadway, Port Ewen; flat terrain with paved and dirt trail surfaces; 845-473-2273 ext. 1109 or Zumba for Seniors; Saturday, Sept. 8; 10:30 a.m. - noon; Grinnell Library, 2642 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls; 845-297-3428.

The Tubes to headline in Red Hook The Village of Red Hook has announced that San Francisco-based rock band, The Tubes will be headlining this year’s 2012 Hardscrabble Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. “She’s a Beauty,” released in 1983, was The Tubes’ biggest hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard US Mainstream Rock Track list and number 10 on the Billboard Top 100.

Soup-A-Bowl; Saturday, Sept. 8; noon - 2:30 p.m.; Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie; Sample soups, breads, baked goods and drinks provided by local establishments; $30; “The River Before Henry” Meet the Naturalist Series; Saturday, Sept. 8; 1 p.m.; Grinnell Library, 2642 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls; Discussion led by naturalist Tom Lake; 845-297-3428. Book Signing with Ted Allen; Saturday, Sept. 8; 2-5 p.m.; bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Ste. 3, Rhinebeck; James Beard Award winner and the host of Food Network’s hit show “Chopped;” 845-876-1117 or Boat on the Bayou, Dinner in the Quarter; Saturday, Sept. 8; 3:30 p.m.; Ristorante Caterina de’Medicia, Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive (Rte. 9), Hyde Park; Boat cruise and silent auction followed by dinner; $110; 845905-4675 or “Siempre Italian” Artists Reception; Saturday, Sept. 8; 5-8 p.m.; RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon; Photographs by Mary Ann Glass and pastel paintings by Linda Richichi; On view through Oct. 7; 845-838-2880 or “Russel Wright: The Nature of Design” and “Shinohara Pops! The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York” Opening Receptions; Saturday, Sept. 8; 5-7 p.m.; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz; On display > >continued on page 13

Juan Abalos salvaging cedar shingle bolts, Lower Hoh River, Washington © Eirik Johnson, from the book Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009)



The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck will present “The Threepenny Opera,” Sept. 7-23. Titled as a reaction to the popularity of the Wagnerian opera in 1920s Germany, “The Threepenny Opera” brings corruption, crony capitalism and raging hormones to the center of the stage. Set in the early 19th century in London during Queen Victoria’s inauguration, thieves, murderers, prostitutues, beggars and swindlers bring humor and ridicule to the political establishment with classic cabaret-style songs and quickwitted dialogue. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is located at 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. Tickets are $26 adults, $24 seniors; 845876-3080 or


Pictured: Jeremy Ratel as Filch and Cat Barney as Mrs. Peachum. Photo by Andy Weintraub. Hudson valley news | | September 5, 2012 {11}

RAMBLING EDITOR’S PICK Here are a few highlights of this year’s Hudson River Valley Ramble. For all events, including description and contact information, visit Spinning and Weaving Wool Festival Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Rte. 9, Fishkill. Watch spinners and weavers demonstrate Colonial-era techniques. Historic Bicycle Tour of Olde Fishkill Multiple weekends starting Sept. 8, 1 p.m.; Take a self-guided tour passing by either 8, 15 or 25 historic sites in the village and town of Fishkill and Beacon. Sail on the Woody Guthrie Sept. 9, noon; Ride the waves of the Hudson on the 46-foot sloop from the Beacon Sloop Club, Red Flynn Dr., Beacon. First come, first served.

Hudson River Valley Ramble highlights local treasures with events throughout September John Burrough’s Slabsides in West Park. Photo courtesy Hudson River Valley Ramble.

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BY NICOLE DELAWDER Gear up for the 13th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble featuring special events, including hikes and tours, running weekends, Sept. 8-30. Over 160 events will be hosted from Saratoga to New York City, bringing people to enjoy what makes the area distinct in history and nature. “In 2011, more than 120,000 people participated in Ramble events and we expect a great turnout again this year,” said Mark Castiglione, Acting Director of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway. “If it’s September, then it’s time to Ramble,” he added. “The events provide people of all ages an opportunity to experience the cultural landscape of the Hudson River Valley by hiking a trail, visiting an historic site or paddling on the river. The Ramble demonstrates that celebrating our natural and cultural resources also provides a big boost to our regional economy.” The Ramble is sponsored by the Hudson River National Heritage Area, the Hudson River Valley Greenway, the New York State Department of Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Division of Tourism. Several events offer an in-depth exploration of themes that earned the region its designation as one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the country. The events highlight the role of the Hudson Valley in the Revolutionary War, the Hudson River School of Art, the Great Estates and the importance of the coastal habitat of the Hudson Estuary. The Ramble comes on the heels on an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that unveiled a program entitled “A Path Through History,” a statewide roadmap that ties historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout the state. “The Path Through History will highlight the rich history that exists in New York State by showcasing more than two hundred of our most significant sites and historic milestones,” said Gov. Cuomo. “From Mark Twain writing Huckleberry Finn in Elmira to John Coltrane’s one of a kind jazz being played on Long Island, we have done and seen it all in New York and now we are putting our state’s heritage on display for the world to enjoy.” For a complete listing of events, visit

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Farmland Cycling Tour Sept. 15, 9 a.m.; Meet at Poet’s Walk Park in Red Hook and get energized with fresh donuts, cider and apples from local farmers before pedaling through Dutchess and Columbia County countrysides. Registration 8:30-10 a.m. Not suitable for children under 18. Hiking the Roosevelt Retreats Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m.; Take a moderate 2-mile hike between Franklin’s Top Cottage retreat and Eleanor’s Val-Kill estate. Learn about the President’s place built to “escape the mob” with cutout views of the Catskills. Bannerman Island Self-Guided Walking Tour and Mini-concert Sept. 16, noon; Depart from Torches Landing in Newburgh for the opportunity to explore Bannerman Island with a concert and complimentary lunch. Registration suggested. Tickets are available at Hidden Valley Ramble Sept. 22, 1 p.m.; Hikers will have access to private lands, hidden deep within the 14,000 acre Taconic State Park. Limited to 12 hikers, advanced registration is required. Call 518-3293993 or email Vanderbilt Hyde Park Walk and Free Concert Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m.; Chronicle 200 years of landscape history at the Vanderbilt’s country home with a bonus concert by Mamalama performing in the gardens at 2 p.m. One River, Many Streams Folk Festival Sept. 30, 1 p.m.; The only festival of its kind in the Mid-Hudson Valley, the event will showcase traditional artisans, musicians and dancers living in the Hudson Valley including Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese and Chinese traditional arts on Main Street in Beacon. Apple Cider Ramble Sept. 30, 1 p.m.; Collect apples as you hike through a Peach Hill Park then press your apples into cider at the highest point in the town of Poughkeepsie.

<< continued from page 11 through Dec. 16;; 845257-3844. LaLavanderia 2 Opening Reception; Saturday, Sept. 8; 5:30 - 9 p.m. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Largeformat photographs of the Mid-Hudson region by local European-American and Latin-American photographers; 845-214-1113. Musician Pete Pidgeon; Saturday, Sept. 8; 8-11:30 p.m.; 52 Main, 52 Main St., Millerton; Free; 518-789-0252.


6th Annual Barry Hopkins Run; Sunday, Sept. 9; 8:30 a.m.; Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson; 3.8 mile scenic cross country run for kids and adults; $15 non-members, $10 Olana Partnership members; Staatsburg Community Picnic; Sunday, Sept. 9; noon; Corner of Old Post Rd., and E. Elm Ave., Staatsburg; Sponsored by St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Marie Iannotti Book Signing; Sunday, Sept. 9; noon - 2 p.m.; Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, E. Market St., Rhinebeck;; 845876-0500. > >continued on page 15

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Start September with a sip BY NICOLE DELAWDER September is a time for harvest as hearty foods and thick sweaters come with a nip in the air. On Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 2:30 p.m., gear up for a family fundraiser at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum that offers a sampling of soup in an artisan handcrafted bowl and a variety of baked goods and breads to support the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP). The PFP utilizes 10 acres on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve to produce more than 60 tons of certified, naturally grown produce for consumption by PFP’s community-supported agriculture program and food share program, offering heathy food for low-income residents. “By gathering for one day to enjoy a meal, we are able to help make fresh, healthy food available to local families in need for many days throughout the entire season,” says PFP Executive Director Susan Grove. “The bowl attendees take home with them is a wonderful reminder of all of the people they are helping to feed and educate by taking part in the Soup-A-Bowl,” Grove said. “We encourage everyone from children to seniors to join us for this special community event.” The last two years of the event has sold out. Individual tickets, which include one pottery bowl and a generous soup lunch, are available for $30. There is also a “Let’s Do Lunch” family ticket that offers two pottery bowls and a generous soup lunch that serves three to five people for $65. Tickets are available online at, at the Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market, which run Fridays, 2 to 6 p.m. at Pulaski Park and at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, near the intersection of Rte. 376 and Raymond Ave., Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 8, 2012 at the Hyde Park Dutch Reformed Church SERVINGS BEGIN AT 4:30 P.M.

Hyde Park Dutch Reformed Church, 4408 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park Hudson valley news | | September 5, 2012 {13}


A New Season

BY ANN LAFARGE The season for “summer reading”” is over, and the fall season is here, bringing with it fine new novels, biographies and memoirs. Books a jaded reader needs after spending too many hours listening to, and watching, political stuff on TV. What a treat it was, for this reader, to fine a new novel by a favorite writer, T.C.Boyle. My copy of his Hudson River novel, “Land’s End,” is dog-eared from many readings. In “San Miguel,” Boyle returns t to the Channel Islands, off the coast of California, with a story off two families. One in the 1880s, one in the 1930s, but both trying to find peace and happiness in isolation on a desolate island. Marantha, her adopted teen-aged daughter Edith, and her stubborn husband, Civil War veteran Will, plan to raise sheep. Marantha has TB and hopes the ocean air will cure her. Edith, who longs for civilization and glamour, says, “It’s like ‘Wuthering Heights’ – but where’s Heathcliffe?” Thirty-eight years later, in 1930, a couple of newlyweds try the island life.“The first week was an idyll. She called him Adam. He called her Eve.” But then, again, came the fog, the mice (in my favorite scene in the novel, the couple quarrel about mice). And Elise, the young bride, hears from the caretaker the story of her predecessor, and the extraordinary arc of Edith’s career. And then, there’s Pearl Harbor. This novel is beautifully written, haunting, buffeted by rough weather of all kinds, deeply satisfying and memorable. This is story-telling at its absolute best. The season brings forth not only the desire to read but also to write. It seems that nearly everyone wants to write a novel, a memoir,.a series of essays, a newspaper column. But how to do it? If you, too, have literary aspirations or are an admirer of Verlyn Klinkenborg’s writings in The New York Times and elsewhere, mark your calendars for next Thursday, Sept. 13, when he will read from his new book at Oblong Books in Millerton at 6 p.m. This small treasure of a book is aptly titled, “Several Short Sentences About Writing” (Knopf, $22). The author, who lives on a farm just north of

Bacon festival flops, sizzles for Batali The first ever NY Bacon Fest sizzled last Sunday, a day after National Bacon Day, on Water St. in Hudson. While festival goers were disappointed to see vendors cleaned out of bacon and beer right after noon, “Top Chef” Mario Batali got his hands on some chocolate covered bacon, from Gourmetibles in Beacon, before slipping out. Hudson will get a taste of redemption with the Taste of Hudson this Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Warren St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. For more information visit {14} September 5, 2012 | | Hudson valley news

our neck of the woods, stresses clarity and a return to the basics of writing and to o the rhythm of language. You don’t have to read this book cover to cover; skim, flip back and forth, read passages aloud, think about it, read some more. Enjoy selections of fine writing from John McPhee, Rebecca West, George Orwell, W.H. Auden, John Cheever, and hints about what to observe in each passage. And here’s a favorite of a mine, a bit of advice from the author: “You were taught so much a about outlining and transitions and the appearance of logic. Perhaps you face the d culties you do because you were taught so much about outlining and transitions diffi an the appearance of logic.” This is a book for everyone who loves to read and to and wr write. If that book propels you into a desire to learn mor about writing, and especially if you choose to more writ in the hottest of hot genres, creative nonfiction, write pick up a copy of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction From Memoir to Literary Journalism d Everything in Between” by Lee Gutkind (Da and Capo/Lifelong Books, $16). Be inspired when the author, the founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine, tells you, “The creative nonfiction writer with a big issue or idea can wake up the world and make change happen.” There are boxed exercises for you to do, and, throughout the book, advice about revising, tips for writing dialogue and deconstruction of “the inner POV.” And here’s a factoid for you, Ernest Hemingway rewrote the ending of “A Farewell to Arms” 39 times! In short, the advice: Write, revise, and rewrite. And what’s a new season’s week of reading without a biography? Jaded from too much TV coverage of politics and weather, I turned happily to a new biography of a favorite statesman, Harlow Giles Unger’s “John Quincy Adams” (Da Capo, $28). This, from the introduction, says so much that I will quote it for you: “He served under Washington and with Lincoln; he lived with Ben Franklin, lunched with Lafayette, Jefferson, and Wellington; he walked with Russia’s czar and talked with Britian’s kings; he dined with Dickens, taught at Harvard, and was American minister to six European countries. He negotiated the peace that ended the War of 1812, freed the African prisoners on the slave ship Amistad, served sixteen years un the House of Representatives, restored free speech in Congress, led the anti-slavery movement…” He also wrote poetry and kept a diary from the age of 10 until his death, which covers 14,000 pages in all, from the eve of the Revolutionary War to the eve of the Civil War. And here’s what I like best about the great old gent. “He refused to join any political party,” the author said in an interview, “insisting on serving the American people as an independent.” And the high reading season begins for kids, too. Next week, I’ll tackle the plethora of YA novels of a paranormal nature for young girls, but for now, here are two real goodies for the pre- kindergarten set. If you don’t remember the “Tale of Peter Rabbit,” go back and read it (aloud, to someone young if possible) and then pick up a co copy of the brand new book, “The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Emma Thompson. It features an audio CD, read by the author, an Os Oscar-winning actress (Frederick Warne & Co., an imprint of Penguin Y Young Readers Group, $19). The story ( a sequel to the original, 110 yyears later!) opens with a lot of rabbits moping, “and when they do, their ears droop.” Peter ventures beyond Mr. McGregor’s garden, all the way to Scotland, where he meets a huge black rabbit in a kilt and it goes from there. And, how better to end the week’s reading than with a book w written and illustrated by Edward Hemingway, Ernest’s youngest d ? H grandson? He has created a wondrous story of friendship in “Bad Apple” (Putnam Juvenile, ages three to five, $17.) Mac, an apple meets Will, a worm. They become friends, but Mac gets bullied as apples and worms aren’t supposed to be friends! So how will Will solve the problem? Happy new reading season! Ann La Farge left her longtime book publishing job to do freelance editing and writing. She divides her time between New York City and Millbrook, and can be reached at alafarge@

UPCOMING << continued from page 12 “Barns of New York” Rural Architecture of the Empire State;” Sunday, Sept. 9; 2-4 p.m.; Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Book signing by Cynthia Falk; Free; 845-214-1113 or Karl J. Volk Opening Reception; Sunday, Sept. 9; 3-4:30 p.m.; Rotunda Gallery, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; 845-485-3445 ext. 3702. Michael McDonald; Sunday, Sept. 9; 5 p.m.; HITS-on-the-Hudson, Saugerties; Five-time Grammy-winner; $25 advance, $30 day of show; Includes admission to the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix; Children 12 and under free; Bardavon Box Office, 845-4732072 or


Photo by Nicole DeLawder.

THE CHALLENGE TO GO LOCAL BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF Want to know where your food comes from and help your neighbors at the same time? Then take the challenge of eating locally with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s Locavore Challenge, taking place throughout the month of September. The statewide campaign features 30 different challenges in 30 days geared to support local economies while encouraging organic and sustainable growing practices. The program also challenges participants to a 250-mile diet consisting of only eating local and organic meals produced within a 250-mile radius. Events participating in this year’s Locavore Challenge include the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival, taking place Sept. 8-9 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck and the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, Sept. 29-30. Wild Hive Farm will also host a program entitled, “Building a Sustainable Food System with Local Grain Processing” on Sept. 6, from 1-3:30 p.m. featuring a tour of Wild Hive and a look at how milling has played an important role in the Hudson Valley. The program will culminate in a Potluck Across NY Night on Sept. 30, where several groups will gather across the state to share local food from their neighbors. For more information on the Locavore Challenge, visit

Local Venison Loin Roast with Summer Squash

This week at the farmers’ market, we picked up some fresh venison loin roast from Highland Farm, squash from Migliorelli and local garlic to make a surprisingly light yet satisfying dinner. 2 medium summer squash – halved and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 2 cloves garlic – halved and sliced thin 1 medium yellow onion - chopped 1 tablespoon coconut oil Fresh cut Venison Loin Roast 2 teaspoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 clove minced garlic Salt Pepper Rosemary 1 cup dry white rice Rub venison with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and rosemary to marinate for a few hours before cooking, if possible. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat coconut oil in skillet on mediumhigh heat. Sear venison steaks on high heat and move into a small oven-safe dish. Pour juices from sear over meat, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes turning over halfway through cooking time. On medium heat in a skillet, combine coconut oil, salt, pepper, onion and garlic, sautee until onions begin to turn clear. Add summer squash and cook on medium-low heat until a little soft. Cook rice according to directions. Remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve venison and vegetables over white rice.

Roller Derby Bout; Sunday, Sept. 9; 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. game; Hyde Park Roller Magic, 4178 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; The Hudson Valley Horrors ZomBSquad will take on the Suburbia Backyard Bullies; $10 advance, $15 at the door; Hairdressers Disco Ball and Fantasy Hair Show; Sunday, Sept. 9; 7- 11 p.m.; Shadows on the Hudson, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; Benefit for ARCS, presented by Four Star Salon Services and Belvedere Red Vodka; $40; Grant Workshop for Non-Profits; Monday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Proposal writing basics and tips on how to find funders; Space is limited and pre-registration is required; 845-485-3445 ext. 3702 or Free Prostate Cancer Screening; Sept. 11, 9-11 a.m. and Sept. 12; 1 - 4 p.m.; Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie; Pre-register by calling 845-483-6314.

Retirement Planning Workshop for Women; Wednesday, Sept. 12; 6 p.m.; Arlington Branch Library, 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie; 845-4853445 ext. 3320 or Yoga at the Roundhouse; Sept. 13-15; The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Beacon; Free classes for opening week; Regular classes start Sept. 17; 845-440-3327 ext. 309 or yoga@ 6th Annual Dennis O’Keefe Memorial Lecture, “Seeing Satire in the Peepshow;” Thursday, Sept. 13; 5 p.m.; Lecture Center 104, SUNY New Paltz; Free; 845-257-3245. ABCs of Medicare; Thursday, Sept. 13; 5:30 p.m.; Grinnell Library, 2642 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls; Learn how the new health care reform will affect coverage; 845-297-3428. Verlyn Klinkenborg; Thursday, Sept. 13; 6 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton; Discussion with the local historian, journalist and author; 518-789-3797. Coheed and Cambria; Thursday, Sept. 13; 8 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston; $28; 845-339-6088. Rex Harrison in Hollywood; Thursday, Sept. 13; 8 p.m.; Howland Cultural Center, Beacon; $15; 845-831-6346. Flea Market and Yard Sale; Sept. 14-15; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 1 Orchard St., Rhinebeck; Fundraiser for Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed Church. Library Open House and Curriculum Swap for Homeschoolers; Friday, Sept. 14; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Arlington Branch Library, 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie; Presentation and tour highlighting resources for homeschooled children, grades 1-6; 845-485-3445 ext. 3320 or

Reflexology with Debra Salgado; Tuesday, Sept. 11; 6 p.m.; Grinnell Library 2642 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls; 845-297-3428. Friends of Hyde Park Library Annual Meeting; Tuesday, Sept. 11; 7 p.m.; Library Annex, 4 Main St., Hyde Park; Guest speaker Anthony Musso;

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The Center for Robotic Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital Saint Francis Hospital offers patients the latest in minimally-invasive surgical approaches through the use of the da Vinci Si surgical system.

Ziad Elie Abouezzi, MD Z Dr. Ziad Elie Abouezzi is board certified in general surgery. D Abouezzi has been practicing in Dutchess County since Dr. 2 2000. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery su at Ohio State University in 1998. Dr. Abouezziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special sp interest is in minimally invasive surgery of colon and re rectum as well as hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux di disease and gallbladder single incision surgery, and robotic surg surgery utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System.

Walter Parker, MD W Dr. Walter Parker graduated from the University of R Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed h his urology residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Parker trained in all areas of urology with a focus on urethral tr reconstruction and urologic cancers. He makes his re su sub-specialty in prostate cancer and robotic surgery ut utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System. Today, over 90 percent of all a prostate surgeries are accomplished with this system.

Naeem Rahman , MD N Dr. Naeem Rahman is a board certified urologist. He g graduated Wake Forest University School of Medicine, W Winston Salem, NC and completed his residency in urology at th the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Dr. Rahman treats all urological conditions but has a particular interest tr in prostate cancer. He specializes in robotic surgery utilizing th the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Rahman has served as dire director for urological oncology at Benedictine Hospital and is a member of the American Urological Association and Society of Robotic Urological Surgery.

Daniel Katz , MD D Dr. Daniel Katz is a board certified urologist. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and C completed his surgical and urological training at Beth Israel c Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Katz has made his sub M specialty in the field of incontinence and pelvic floor s reconstruction. He has gained extensive experience in a re wide wi array of corrective, state of the art procedures for urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor prolapse, i including robotic alternatives for prolapse repair.

Paul K. Pietrow, MD P Dr. Pietrow is a board certified urologist. He received his medical m training at the University of Virginia, completed his h urology residency at Vanderbilt University, and his laparoscopic fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Pietrow was la A Assistant Professor of Urology at the Univeristy of Kansas b before joining Hudson Valley Urology (Premier Medical G Group) and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has a special interest in treating kidney stones and urologic cancers, and is a specialist in minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Darren I. Rohan, MD D Dr. Rohan is a fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon specializing sp in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and of the A American College of Surgeons and was a Fellow in cardiothoracic th surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center/ Albert A Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rohan received hi medical degree from the University of Miami School of his M di Medicine and completed his surgical residency and internship at Boston Medical Center. He is the only surgeon in the Hudson Valley to use the da Vinci robot for minimally invasive chest surgery, including lung lobectomy.

Cornelius R.Verhoest, MD C Dr. Verhoest is the only fellowship trained urogynecologist in NY between Manhattan and Albany. He trained at N NYU in Surgery and gynecology then University of Toronto in Urogynecology. Dr. Verhoest is an approved robotic p proctor for Intuitive Surgical who teaches other surgeons how to do robotic surgery. He had been named as 1 in 1 100 of robotic surgeons able to perform hysterectomies on extremely large uterus, i.e. greater than 3 lbs., and is recognized as a Top OB/GYN by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leading Physicians of the World.â&#x20AC;?

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BY KERI-SUE LEWIS The West Nile Virus (WNV) has broken a national record for reported cases through the end of August 2012. So far this year, there have been 1,590 recorded cases and 65 deaths from the virus in the USA. According to the Center for Disease Control, 13 of these cases were in New York and one of those 13 cases led to death. To put this into context, the CDC reports that there were only 712 total cases last year. But what does that really mean for you and me? It’s quite possible that you or I have been exposed to the virus already, but there’s no need to worry about past exposures. Approximately 80 percent of humans have no symptoms and therefore no problems with the illness, says Dr. Robert Haley, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, in a recent essay in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cumulative West Nile human disease cases The virus is spread to by county, 2012. humans via mosquitoes and as you may have noticed the mosquito population Cumulative 2012 data of humans affected with West is plentiful this year. Nile Virus through Aug. 28. Higher temperatures allow both mosquitoes and the virus to replicate faster. Since 80 percent them to recover in several weeks. Furthermore, heavy rainfall of people do not have Right now WNV is diagnosed by a proceeded by droughts and symptoms, that leaves blood test but the CDC says they are dry spells allow mosquitoes the remaining 20 percent trying to develop new and faster forms to reproduce more efficiently. with mild symptoms, of diagnosis. CDC officials also say The mosquito that carries which include aches and they’re working to develop vaccines for the WNV is our common fever. Only one in 150 the future. house mosquito. They lay people exposed to the Many cases go unreported since most their eggs in stagnant water. The lack virus have the most severe form, which people do not have any symptoms. The of rainfall during a drought can keep is neuroinvasive and can be fatal. The risk is highest for people aged 50 and stagnant water from moving for long symptoms of severe WNV include over or for those with compromised periods of time. headache, high fever, neck stiffness, immune systems. WNV was first diagnosed in Uganda stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, At this time, prevention is the most in 1937, but it wasn’t found in the convulsions, muscle weakness and valuable weapon against WNV. Avoid United States until it was diagnosed in paralysis. Mild cases of WNV usually standing pools of water, wear insect New York in 1999. Since then it has improve on their own, but the severe ones repellent, dress in long-sleeved shirts, been found in all 48 mainland states. often require hospitalization. Although keep screens in windows and doors, This year Texas has seen the most of the there is no cure, intravenous fluids and and empty water-collecting items like virus. 733 people have had the WNV in breathing support may help these rare kiddie pools to prevent mosquito bites. Texas and 30 of those people died from severe cases. Even if someone has a It is also important to avoid contact with it in 2012. severe firm of the virus, it is possible for dead birds, as the virus is passed from

mosquitos to birds and then back to uninfected mosquitos. The WNV is not contagious between humans. Although New York may have been the first state to encounter West Nile Virus, we have certainly been lucky this year in comparison to other states. Most people will be fine if we prevent mosquito bites. And who really wants a mosquito bite, anyway?

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BY HV NEWS STAFF The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council unanimously voted to endorse 22 projects as regional priorities for this year’s round of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative. If awarded funding this fall, the projects have the potential to generate over $750 million in economic activity and to create and retain more than 11,000 jobs. “When the Council endorses a project as a regional priority it sends a strong message to the state that it closely aligns with our strategic plan for the region to grow our economy and create much needed jobs,” said MHREDC Co-chairs Dennis Murray and Leonard Schleifer, MD, Ph.D. “After reviewing applications and seeing presentations first hand, we were able to identify those projects that will best leverage limited state resources to support significant private investment in key industries such as technology, healthcare, housing and tourism.” The MHREDC received 68 priority project proposals from across the region and after hours of consideration and due diligence review, selected 26 applicants. Those applicants were invited to provide a full presentation to members of the Regional Council. After 10 hours of presentations and several hours of deliberation, the Council identified 22 projects that had risen to the level of priority project designation. Some of the projects in our region are: • NEW YORK STATE CLOUD COMPUTING – A partnership between Marist and IBM that will establish the region as a leader in the area of cloud computing through incubation, training, and analytics. • CENTER FOR GLOBAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING – CGAM will provide specific workforce training to fill the void of skilled workers in high-tech manufacturing sector. CGAM will also provide a venue where companies can test and evaluate their creations. • IBIO INCUBATOR – The biotechnology incubator will offer laboratory and office space and services for entrepreneurs and start-up

Sketch of the proposed Dover Knolls master plan. File photo.

biotechnology companies and provide specialized workforce training for established biotechnology companies in the region.

• BREAD ALONE – Expansion of current Bread Alone operations will create quality, full-time jobs, provide temporary construction jobs, create demand for local agricultural products and promote area tourism. • CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE – This project will invest in the technology based healthcare industries and involves

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creating 452 new jobs – 385 of which are non-physicians. • HUDSON VALLEY FOOD HUB – The Food Hub will provide processing and marketing opportunities to farmers and other food producers, leveraging the region’s outstanding agricultural resources. By strengthening the area’s food distribution infrastructure, it will help retain and stimulate an economic sector that also supports tourism and the region’s natural resources. • VBT LABORATIES – VBT Laboratories will establish a contract research organization (CRO) in the Mid-Hudson region with a focus on specialized testing in support of clinical trials of vaccines and biologics. • CIA MARRIOTT PAVILION – Construction of a Marriott Pavilion on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America will create a state of the art conference center to serve as the hub of the recently formed Hudson Valley Food

& Beverage Alliance. • DOVER KNOLLS – This project consists of a mixed-use transit oriented development (TOD) on the site of the closed Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center. Components include upgrading of a Metro-North train station, a commercial/retail area, 9-hole golf course, community center, and 200 units of housing. • HYDE PARK HOTEL VENTURES – Development of a hotel and conference center located on the Culinary Institute of America Campus. Local area is home to historical attractions, and major colleges, however is lacking in hotel accommodations. The project would enhance tourism by giving regional visitors the option of overnight stays as opposed to day trips.

All of the priority projects are subject to the Consolidated Funding Application requests and information submitted by the project sponsor to their respective agencies.

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BY HEIDI JOHNSON There are loads of events coming up during September in the little ol’ Town of Stanford. So, get your calendars, grab a pencil and read on.

Stanfordville Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Arkville on Sept. 19. Arkville is a scenic train ride with lunch served onboard the ride. I know we have a bunch of train enthusiasts in town (including my husband Jim), so join the group on what is sure to be a fun trip. I’ve been to Arkville and it’s a great little place. Parking is close to the train, so even folks who can’t walk very far should be able to manage the walk to the station. Contact John Thorpe at 845-266-5507 for more details.

United Church of Christ Sunday School A reminder that Sunday School will begin on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the United Church of Christ. Children attend worship with their families for about 15 minutes, and then head over with their teachers to the Christian Ed building across the parking lot. In Sunday School, children will enjoy reading, songs, activities and crafts. All ages are welcome, and students in grades six and up are also welcome to join the Youth Group. Confirmation classes will also be held for the upper grades. For more information, contact the church at 845-868-2286.

Stanford Community Day And now the big one. Our annual Community Day celebration will be held next Saturday, Sept. 15. This year’s theme is “Get Involved with American Values and Hometown Roots.” The day will start with soccer games at 9 a.m. on the fields behind the Grange, and it will end more than 12 hours later at the conclusion of the Grange Penny Social. Here is a quick synopsis of the order of events: 9 a.m. - First Stanford Recreation Soccer games. Games will also be played at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Grange Flea Market and local artisan booths on Grange front lawn 10 a.m. - Grange Fair Exhibit, Agricultural displays and Town Historian’s display/

Theater in the Grange Hall. Also the Osteology Skull and Bones program by Debbie Haaland 11 a.m. – Jackie the Magician performance Noon – Stanford Fire Company demonstration and the Decorated Patriotic Cupcake judging in Grange Hall 1 p.m. – Tri-County Square Dancers performance; also Grange chicken BBQ boxes will be ready. 1:30 p.m. – Parade line up at Duffy Layton Contracting (across Hunns Lake Rd. from the Bank of Millbrook) 2 p.m. – Community Day parade down Hunns Lake Rd. and Rte. 82 to the Grange Hall 2:30 p.m. – Grandstand program at the Grange Hall 3 to 6 p.m. – Two by Two zoo program on library lot 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Stanford Historical Society Cemetery Walk at the United Church of Christ featuring six prominent Stanford residents ($17 per person) 7 p.m. – Grange Free Family Movie Night at the Grange Hall 9 p.m. – Free Ice Cream Social at the Grange Hall

Now, all of the above fun and learning takes a huge amount of organization. To participate in some of the contests and events, you will need to know who to contact. Here goes: CIVIC OR COMMUNITY BOOTH DISPLAYS – to reserve your space, contact Grange Master/President Margaret Plantier at 845-868-7508 or Grange Secretary Ryan Orton at 845-868-7869. BAKING CONTEST – This year’s entry is Decorated Patriotic Cupcakes. Bring six Decorated Patriotic Cupcakes, any flavor, to the Grange Hall prior to the judging on Community Day at 12 noon! GRANGE FLEA MARKET – Spaces are a mere $20. To reserve a space, call Ed Hawks at 845-868-7483 or Margaret Plantier at 845-868-7508. GRANGE CHICKEN BBQ BOX DINNERS - each dinner box 1/2 barbecued chicken, potato salad, roll with butter, dessert, and eating utensils. Cost is $12 per box which will be ready for pick-up at 1 p.m. (Closed during the Parade). You must reserve your dinner in advance! Don’t miss out. Call Louise Woodcock at 845-868-7548 or Fran Liotta 845-2663304 for reservations. COMMUNITY DAY PARADE – Lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. at Duffy Layton Contracting on Hunn’s Lake Rd. across from Bank of Millbrook. Call Kathie Spiers for more information at 845-8687250. HISTORICAL SOCIETY CEMETERY WALK – This is a neat addition to this year’s festivities. Graveside presentations at the Stanford Rural Cemetery behind the United Church of Christ will be given

by professional actors donning period costumes. The characters will tell about the life and death of the person who lies there at rest. Each tour will feature six stories; some are individuals who helped shape the town’s political past, others are ordinary people whose stories remind us that rich or poor, well-known or barely remembered, everyone has a story to tell. This is not a scary event! The Cemetery Walk is unique, engaging, educational, and entertaining. Every script is researched by a historian using archives, newspaper accounts and primary resources. The ground is uneven, so we recommend comfortable shoes. The guided tour begins at 6 p.m., with additional tours leaving every half hour until 8:30 p.m. Each tour will last about one hour. Cost is $17 per person, $12 for senior citizens and children. For additional information, call Kathie Spiers at 845-868-7250 or Louise Woodcock at 845-868-7548. GRANGE FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Another new event this year, a Halloween family-friendly movie (rated G or PG) will be shown free of charge. Refreshments will be served. We welcome the children of those attending the Historical Society Cemetery Walk. Bring your air mattresses, bean bag chairs and comfy clothing. Relax and enjoy a great movie on a big screen at the right price! For more information, call Ryan Orton at 845-868-7869 or Dan Russell at 845-750-3186. FREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Stewart’s Shops has again generously donated ice cream and toppings for Community Day. Ice cream will be served following the Movie Night and the Cemetery Walk at the Grange Hall. All are welcome to attend! Also, please note that all vendors and community groups must be set up on the Grange front lawn or library property by 8:30 a.m. No cars will be permitted on the grounds after that time until tear down

at the end of the day. This rule is strictly enforced in order to protect the pedestrians (many of them small children) who will be roaming the grounds after Community Day begins. Many thanks to Grange Secretary Ryan Orton for providing me with an advance schedule for this column. It was a lot of typing!

Evalena Hardisty Recovering at Sharon Health Care Many of you may know that our beloved Evalena Hardisty, who turned 98 earlier this year, suffered a cracked pelvis when she fell at her home last week. She is recovering at Sharon Health Care Center. When Bridget and I visited her this past Sunday, she was in good spirits, but anyone who knows Evalena knows that she is not one for sitting around much. So, she’s really pretty bummed about the loss of her mobility. And, to make matters worse, she doesn’t much like the food at SHCC (Evalena still cooks her own meals three times a day, and she prefers her own cooking. “I don’t like all the spices they use,” she says.) Cards and visits would sure help cheer her up. Mail cards to: Evalena Hardisty, c/o Sharon Health Care Center, 27 Hospital Hill Road, Sharon, Conn. 06069. You may also be able to call and speak with her by calling the main office at 860-3641002. I’m not entirely certain about this, so please forgive me if that isn’t the way to reach her. I’ll get better information next week. Please keep Evalena in your thoughts and prayers as she regains her strength and mobility in the weeks ahead. That’s all for me this week. Remember to always stop for school buses and be extra alert for those small people along the roadways now that school is open. See you next week. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or

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the cost of the new wheelchair. Donations can be mailed to Raymone Bourbeau, 18 Teator Ln., Red Hook, NY 12571. Any support will be greatly appreciated.


Library First Friday Flick The Clinton Community Library will show “The Lorax” on Friday, Sept. 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall. From the creators of “Despicable Me” and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature, who fights to protect his world. The public is invited to come to this free showing. For more information, contact the Library at 845-266-5530.

Another Clinton Resident at the Fair

Pleasant Valley Lyme Support Group Meeting The Mid-Hudson Lyme Disease Support Group meets on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church on Rte. 44 in Pleasant Valley. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. The church is located between the two traffic lights, across Rte. 44 from the CVS Pharmacy, and between the library and a cemetery. Turn into the parking lot between the church and the library and enter the side door and go downstairs. For more information, contact Pat at 845- 8894242 or Rachel 845- 229-8925. Calico Pixies and Pixie Munchkins 4-H Clubs members proudly showing their ribbons obtained for a mannequin fashion show in the Horticultural Building at the Fair. Front row members are Ella, Gabby, and Emelia, middle row are Johanna and Lily, and back row are Rachel, Sam, Elizabeth and Kayla; Below: Calico Pixies and Pixie Munchkins 4-H Clubs members displaying the vegetables harvested from their 4-H garden at the Fair. Pictured, left to right: Johanna, Gabby, Emelia, Ella, Rachel, Lily, Sam, Kayla and Elizabeth.. Photos by Ray Oberly.

The Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group meets on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Dr. in Rhinebeck. Lyme patients, the general public, and the medical community are invited to attend. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. For more information, contact Mary Belliveau at 914-489-1202.

Clinton resident Michael Babcock was at the Dutchess County Fair in the Distinctively Dutchess tent. He had a large booth as the producer of the 2012 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival which is held at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features wine tasting, food sampling, cooking demos, speciality foods, fine arts and crafts, live music and more activities. For more information about the festival visit their webpage,

4-H Club Busy at Fair Report 4-H Leader Joyce Sokolowski of the Calico Pixies and Pixie Munchkins 4-H Clubs had a very busy day on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Dutchess County Fair. In the morning, the members dressed up in the garments they made and had a fashion show in the Horticultural Building. They would pose individually and in groups among the commercial garden displays and rotate locations during the morning. The major group project this year was planting a garden, harvesting it, and then using the vegetables. The garden plot was located next to the 4-H Exhibit Building. The seeds and plants were provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). The club members planted the seeds and plants in the spring. Each member-family took weekly turns during the summer to water, weed and check on the garden. The garden contained yellow summer squash, varieties of

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tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, green peppers, parsley, cucumbers, herbs and some flowering plants. Friday was harvest time. The eager members took their containers, searched the garden, and picked the assigned vegetables. They all participated in carefully washing the vegetables. The next step was cutting up the vegetables to make ratatouille and salsa. Later in the afternoon, the club held a picnic to taste the foods they made - salsa with chips and ratatouille topped with cheese. Everyone was pleased to enjoy the fruits of their labor. This project taught the members the whole food process from seeds, to how vegetables grow through the preparation of foods. This was a good life learning experience that can be used in their future lives. If you have a child between the ages of 6 to 18-years-old who is interested learning about sewing, cooking, and craft projects, contact Joyce at 845-266-3222. The new project year starts in late September. For

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other 4-H interest groups, contact Kelly at CCEDC at 845-677-8223 x 108.

Wheelchair Fund Raiser Raymone Bourbeau is doing a triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 30 mile bike ride and 6.5 mile run) to raise funds for his sister Heidi’s daughter, Cheyenne. Cheyenne was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age. She is 17-years-old and still needs a wheelchair to get around. Over the years she has had many operations to help improve her quality of life. At this point, she has out grown her wheelchair and needs a larger, convertible wheelchair. The triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Lake Taghkanic Park (off the Taconic Parkway) from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch and come and support Raymone in his triathlon. Unfortunately, their insurance company will not cover the cost ($3,250) of the wheelchair. Raymone’s triathlon is a fundraiser and any donation will be gratefully appreciated to help cover

Introduction to Food Preservation The Clinton Community Library is having a presentation on Introduction to Food Preservation on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library. In this introductory presentation, KayCee will cover four types of food preservation: freezing, drying, canning, and fermentation. She will discuss the materials involved for each method, “how-to,” nutritional content, environmental impact, and offer some of her personal preferences. KayCee’s goal is to make people feel excited and capable of safely preserving their own foods by connecting them to library resources, local farms and each other. For more information, contact the Library at 845-266-5530.

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Merida Wells and Chip Holman’s Farm at 192 Allen Rd., Salt Point. Please arrive by 9 a.m. to allow time to register and have the rides organized. You must bring your own horse and all levels of English and western riders are welcome to participate. There are four levels of rides available; walk, trot, and canter, over or around jumps. The rides will take place rain or shine. After the two-hour ride lead by experienced riders familiar with the trails, a lunch will be served. The cost for an adult ride with hearty lunch is $40 and for a kid’s ride with lunch is $20. There is a $5 additional charge for those doing on-site registrations. Trailride Association members receive a discount on riding events and you are invited to join today. Reservations are requested to allow for proper planning. For more details or to join the association, contact Trish at 845-266-3938 or go to their web page, Webpage registrations are also possible. The next ride will be on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Frances Mark (Clinton) Recreation Park.

East Clinton FD Surf and/or Turf Dinner The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their 31th Annual Surf or Turf Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22 at their fire house on Fire House Ln., in Clinton Corners. Sit down serving times are 5 and 7 p.m. Take-out orders may be picked up only at 6 p.m. The standard menu is a whole Maine lobster or steak, baked potato, cole slaw, corn on the cob, roll with butter, and beverages. The donation is $18 for eat-in and $15 for take-out. There are also additional selections of three super dinners. A super dinner will have either two steaks, two lobsters, or one steak and one lobster with the usual side dishes. The super dinner donations are $28 for eat-in and $25 for take-out dinners. There are only advanced ticket sales. All reservations for 5 p.m. sit-down and 6 p.m. take out must be made by Sunday, Sept. 16. The 7 p.m. sit down is already sold out. Please call 845-266-5485 for reservations and tickets. Tickets are also available from East Clinton Fire Department members. This is a yearly sellout event so get your reservations and tickets early and do not be disappointed. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email

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BY HV NEWS STAFF The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is now serving only fair trade coffee to students and staff at its Hyde Park campus. For years, the not-for-profit CIA has served fair trade sourced coffee at the five restaurants on campus. Now a custom fair trade organic “Chef’s Blend” coffee is being used in all the student and staff dining facilities as well. “Fair trade farms are vital to the success of our expanding industry and

integral to what we teach our students,” said Anthony DiBenedetto, manager of food purchasing. “We want to contribute to the long-term success of these farmers in tropical climates just as we have been doing for decades with local producers in the Hudson Valley. As leaders in the industry, this action by the CIA makes a huge statement.” The CIA also uses free trade pineapples, bananas, and other produce, along with chocolate and tea, as available.

BY HV NEWS STAFF 22.8 percent of applicants that applied will walk through the prestigious Vassar College halls when classes open this week. 58 percent of the 660 first year students, 45 percent of them men, received Vassar scholarship funding. Moreover, 83 members of the incoming class are first generation college students. “The Vassar Class of 2016 arrives after what has been for many of them an extensive process of deciding where to apply and then enroll,” said Vassar President Catharine Hill. “We know already that individually they are interesting, smart,

talented, and engaged, and, as a group, impressively diverse. I’m excited and proud to welcome them as the newest members of the Vassar family.” Vassar College will offer a fireworks display welcoming the Class of 2016 on Saturday, September 15 at 9 p.m. The event is not open to the public, but the college would like to notify residents in the neighboring communities about the event and any noise that is associated with the fireworks display. In the event of rain, the fireworks display will be rescheduled.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Ready to learn computer basics but don’t have the extra money to pay for a class? The Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s Public Computer Center is offering free, hands-on classes for registered residents. Knowledgeable instructors will assist with “PC Basics” offered on several Wednesdays, starting Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. In the class, participants will learn how to start up and shut down a personal computer, work with resizing windows, scrolling and using the taskbar. Additional resources for learning the mouse, the keyboard, and basic internet skills will also be available. An introductory “Internet 101” class is also offered on Wednesdays at 1 pm, starting Sept. 12. This course introduces the basics of internet surfing such as opening Internet Explorer, using various buttons and the address bar. The class will also complete a few simple keyword searches using Google. Basic mouse skills are required. Pre-registration is required for all Public Computer Center classes as space is limited. To register, call 845-485-3445 x3381 or visit The majority of Public Computer Center classes are offered at Adriance Memorial Library’s Charwat Meeting Room, 93 Market St. in Poughkeepsie.

Seniors gather for free health screenings, prizes

BY HV NEWS STAFF The 21st annual Dutchess County Golden Gathering will offer free health screenings, entertainment, door prizes, and information tables geared towards the interests and needs of area senior citizens. “Many seniors look forward to attending the Golden Gathering each year to obtain valuable information, take advantage of free health screenings and maybe even win a door prize,” said Sen. Steve Saland, (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), host of the event. “This year promises to be as informative and entertaining as years past and we hope seniors will join us on September 15th.” Due to the support of the McCann Foundation, the event is free of charge and open to all Dutchess County senior citizens. The Golden Gathering will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 noon, at Arlington High School, 1157 Rte. 55 in LaGrangeville.

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Rotary Welcomes Turkish Exchange Student Red Hook Rotary welcomed their new exchange student Ege Agca from Turkey at their recent breakfast meeting. Agca will be living with local families, attending Red Hook High School, traveling around the area and learning about American life and culture. Shown in the photograph are: Rotary President Bruce Martin, Agca and Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair Glenn Goldstein. The Red Hook Rotary meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Apple a Day diner. Visitors are welcomed. Photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.

state-licensed audiologists. Learn how you hear, the common forms of hearing loss and how they are identified. Gain skills in communicating with someone who has hearing loss. Learn what happens with untreated hearing loss and how to manage hearing loss with assistive devices. Space is limited. Call 845-483-5560 to reserve a spot.

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BY HV NEWS STAFF Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers will present a free program on hearing loss and its consequences from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie. The program will be presented by Senior Audiologists Kimberly Newkirk-Lozier, MS. ED, OCC-A, and Janice Dietzel, MS. Ed., CCC-A, from the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Communications Disorders. Both are

Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown in 1975, died this past Monday near his home in Gapyeong, Korea at the age of 92. Moon founded the international and interdenominational graduate level seminary that sits on 230 acres just west of Red Hook. In 2009, Moon married 45,000 people with the Unification Church. He built the church on an empire that included The Washington Times newspaper, the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, Bridgeport University in Conneticut along with a hotel and automobile factory in North Korea. Moonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Heung Jin, was killed in a car crash in 1984 after colliding with a tractor trailer on Rte. 9 in Hyde Park. At the time, members of the Unification Church held prayer services at St. Francis Hospital while Heung Jin Moon was hospitalized there, hospital officials said.

Clifford F. Smith, Rhinebeck

Clifford F. Smith, of Rhinebeck, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, August 26, 2012 after suffering complications related to pneumonia and cancer. Born on February 5, 1937, in Bronxville, New York, Cliff was the son of the late Fannie and Frederick L. Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen and his brother Frederick E. Smith. He was an alum of the Hastings on the Hudson Graham School, and continued in life to become a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired firefighter from the Yonkers Fire Department, and an active dedicated member of the Rhinebeck Fire Department. He is remembered fondly and lovingly by friends and family members as a loyal friend and tenderhearted gentleman, always willing to lend a thoughtful helping hand to those around him. Cliff was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. His easy nature and charismatic charm quickly endeared him to many, to include those of the four-legged persuasion. He will be missed dearly by all. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rhinebeck Firehouse. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in his memory, please send a donation specifying his name to the Rhinebeck Fire Department, 76 East Market St., Rhinebeck, New York 12572, or contribute to medical research for children by making a donation referencing his tribute account 31443183 and mailing it to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 . Arrangments are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. To sign the online register please visit

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY FORMATION (LLC) MountainRockProperties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on July 9, 2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. Principal Business Location: 10 Central Avenue Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to MountainRock Properties LLC, 10 Central Avenue, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590. Notice of formation of STENGER GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/2012. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Levine & Levine, P.C., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: any lawful act HAPPY RENTALS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/9/12. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 159 Noxon Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LLOYD DONUTS, LLCNotice of Formation of LLOYD DONUTS, LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 1, 2012. The office location is in Dutchess County, SSNY is designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2580 South Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Purpose for all lawful activities. JATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/20/12. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 630 Creekside Ln, Fishkill, NY 12524. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MISTJO REAL ESTATE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/27/12. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to U.S. Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name of LLC: Balki’s Trucking LLC. Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on July 30, 2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. Principal Business Location: 16 Queen Anne Lane, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590. Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Balki’s Trucking LLC, 16 Queen Anne Lane, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590. Notice of Formation of Vio New Star LLC d/b/a Herstyler. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/4/12. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC Vdim Hammud, c/o Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12260. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of EZ HOLDINGS FISHKILL, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/2012. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Levine & Levine, P.C., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: any lawful act

Notice of Formation of MAYBROOK DONUTS, LLCNotice of Formation of MAYBROOK DONUTS, LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 1, 2012. The office location is in Dutchess County, SSNY is designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2580 South Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Purpose for all lawful activities.f:\document\amy\entity forms\sardinha, mario\maybrook donuts, llc\notice of formation to be advertised of maybrook donuts, llc. doc Notice of Formation of FOURCORNERS DONUTS, LLC Notice of Formation of FOURCORNERS DONUTS, LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 1, 2012. The office location is in Dutchess County, SSNY is designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2580 South Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Purpose for all lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Cookie Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 4/25/2012. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, P.O. Box N, Sanford, ME 04073.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DOMESTIC LLC RT Business Consulting,LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Dept. of State of NY on August 7,2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to RT Business Consulting at 11 Brodie Road,East Fishkill,NY 12533. Notice of formation of DAMBY PROJECT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/2012. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 96 Read Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. Purpose: any lawful act Notice of formation of DAMBY CENTER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/2012. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 96 Read Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. Purpose: any lawful act MDMJ Properties, LLC Articles of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/27/12. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 125 Fairview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

ADVERTISEMENT OF INVITATION FOR BIDS The Village of Rhinebeck (Dutchess County, NY), hereinafter called the Owner, is soliciting bids, from qualified contractors for the installation of approximately 150 feet of new 10 inch ductile iron water main at the S. Parsonage St. Bridge. Part of the watermain will be hung beneath the existing bridge. Receipt of Bids: Separate sealed bids will be received by the Village Clerk until 2 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, September 20, 2012. All bids must be made upon and in accordance with the form of proposals prepared by the Engineer, and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes so marked, “S. PARSONAGE ST. BRIDGE WATERMAIN RELOCATION”. It is strongly recommended that Bidders attend a PreBid Site Visit with the Engineer at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Meet at the S. Parsonage St. road bridge just south of the South St. / S. Parsonage St. intersection in Rhinebeck, New York. The Bidding Documents, including Bidding Requirements and Contract Documents will be available at the Office of the Village Clerk, 76 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572, telephone (845) 876-7015 as of Noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable form of Bid Deposit Guarantee, in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the Bid, payable to the Owner as guaran-

tee that if the Bid is accepted, the Bidder will execute the Contract and file acceptable Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds within five (5) days after the award of the Contract. The Bid Deposit shall be in the form of a Certified Check, or a Bid Bond on the form of Bid Bond presented within the Bid Requirements, and be drawn payable to the Owner. Bids will be considered by the Owner. If award is to proceed to the Successful Bidder, it will be on, or around September 26, 2012. The actual date of award will mark the beginning of the Contract Time. The submittal process is to proceed within 10 days of award in order to move towards completion as quickly as possible. The Work is to be Substantially Complete within two (2) months of the Notice to Proceed. OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formality or technicality in any Bid in the interest of the Owner. STATEMENT OF NON-COLLUSION: Bidders are required to execute the non-collusion bidding certificate presented within the Bid Requirements, pursuant to Section 103d of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York. Bidders are also required to comply with the provision of Section 291-299 of the Executive Law of the State of New York. The Owner hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any Contract entered

into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration for any award. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK BOARD OF TRUSTEES AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Village of Rhinebeck Legal Notice The Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees will be holding a public informational hearing at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall, 76 East Market St. Rhinebeck, NY. The purpose of the hearing is for public input for the 2013 Community Development Block Grant. The project discussed will be additional handicap crosswalks within the village. The Block Grant program distributes federal grant money to Dutchess County. The Dutchess County Department of Planning handles the administration of this program for communities in Dutchess County. Projects have to benefit low to moderate income level areas, affordable housing, economic development, public facilities and infrastructure improvement and public services. Any suggestions or comments from the public are welcome either in writing or in person at the public information hearing. Lisa Biscardi Village Clerk

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Rhinebeck park to be closed for paving Burger Hill Park will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 20 to allow the parking lot to be paved. The paving was made possible through a generous grant from the Frost Memorial Fund.


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BY HV NEWS STAFF Next weekend, try not to get your britches in a bind with Clermont State Historic Site’s 30th Annual Croquet Tournament, taking place Sept. 15 and 16. Novice and advanced players can test out their skills during the two-day competition on the lawns of the historic site as well as on the 120-year-old croquet courts in the mansion’s backyard. The tournament will feature the most common backyard, 9-wicket, version of the game with American rules and a few local amendments. In commemoration with the 30th anniversary of the tournament, Clermont will also feature a 2 p.m. exhibition game between four costumed ladies representing Livingstonera croquet players. Croquet equipment is provided by the Friends of Clermont. Novice players must use the mallets provided. Advanced players are permitted to bring their own mallets. Each team is guaranteed to play three games during Saturday’s elimination rounds. The twelve best novice teams and the 12 best advanced teams are invited to return on Sunday to compete for their respective championships in a single elimination format. Cost to play is $22 per person, and includes refreshments and lunch. To register by telephone call 518-537-4240 daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The parking fee for spectators is $5.


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