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BoEHm CHAStiSES RoHR on CAmPAign AD Use of Rondout Bank photo at issue by HV nEWS STaFF Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr has not proven shy about taking credit for almost anything positive in Hyde Park, whether she actually had anything to do with it at all. Early on Rohr was quick to point to the relocation of Stop & Shop and Dunkin Donuts as indicators that Hyde Park’s flailing economy had taken a turn for the better on her watch. In fact, both companies made the decisions to relocate within the town on their own, long before Rohr took office. If any entity could lay claim to moving those projects along, it would be the planning board. Rohr regularly talks about unnamed stores and businesses opening in Hyde Park as more and more businesses shut their doors. Rohr even bizarrely blurted out at a town board meeting that the New York Philharmonic was thinking about setting up shop at the old St. Andrews site. So it came as no surprise when Rohr began circulating a political palm card with a photo of herself and an unidentified executive from Rondout Bank. Rondout is about to open a branch in Hyde Park on the site of the old Dunkin Donuts. The obvious implication is without Rohr the bank wouldn’t be locating in Hyde Park, although it’s widely known Rondout had been looking for a suitable location in Hyde Park for some time.

Rohr’s opponent for supervisor, Ann Boehm, told Hudson Valley News she is appalled at the Rohr tactic. “You should not be using someone else’s identity without permission to advance your own agenda. I don’t understand the advantage, but then again I don’t think that way. But, unfortunately this is what Rohr’s been doing all along, trying to link herself to things and accomplishments she has nothing to do with.” It has long been the policy of most banks to avoid any appearance of partisan politics at any level for fear of offending existing or future clients and depositors. Rondout Bank is no exception. According to Rondout executive Scott Jordan, when Rohr’s use of the Rondout image was made known to him, he called Rohr and explained the bank’s position. Jordan told Rohr she did not have permission to use the photo and asked her to cease and desist. Jordan said Rohr agreed to stop handing out the card. However, that agreement didn’t prevent Rohr from handing them out at a Democratic party “Meet and Greet” at Greenfields Park on Saturday. More than one attendee was given a card and passed it along to this newspaper. “She’s not playing by the rules and knows the bank doesn’t want her interjecting politics when they’re about to open a new branch,” said a > >continued on page 2

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felONy guN aND DRug aRReSTS iN pOugHKeepSie by HV nEWS STaFF Last Saturday night four individuals were arrested in the area of Mansion Street who were in possession of guns and drugs. The arrests were made by members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Neighborhood Recovery Unit, officers of the midnight tour, and a member of the Dutchess County Sherriffs Office. During the arrests, officers recovered a loaded Berretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun that had been reported stolen from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Officers also seized a loaded Berretta .25 caliber, semi-automatic handgun. Addtionally, officers recovered 65 bags of heroin, approximately five and a half grams of cocaine, a digital scale, packaging material, $1,700 cash, and a small quantity of marijuana. Cherysh R. Slater, 24, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class-C felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, each a class-B felony; criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and several traffic violations. Jaheem Slater, 23, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class-C felony; two counts

of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, each a class-B felony; criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Donald Coffer, 26, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class-C felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, each a class-B felony; and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony. Dominick Coffer, 18, of Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, each a class-C felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, each a class-B felony; and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony. All of the arrested subjects were arraigned at City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail. Community members with information regarding drug dealing or suspicious activity in their neighborhood are encouraged to contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Neighborhood Recovery Unit at 845-4514060.

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Man shot on North White Street on September 19, at about 9:41 a.m., the city of Poughkeepsie 911 center received multiple calls of shots being fired in the area of north White Street between main Street and maple Street. responding officers found a 25-yearold male city of Poughkeepsie resident with a single gunshot wound in the upper leg. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital by ambulance and the injury is not life threatening. Two individuals were observed in the area just prior to the shooting and were seen running from the scene. They are described as a black male, about 5’8” to 6’0” tall, wearing a light colored “hoodie” and a white female, about 5’4”, 120130 pounds, with long blonde hair wearing a red sweater and blue jeans. anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department confidential tip line at 845- 451-7577.

poughkeepsie man arrested for fraudulent checks on Sept. 19, the new york State Police arrested city of Poughkeepsie resident, Earl Edwards, 23, for possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree, both of which are felony charges. a state police investigation revealed that in July Edwards had cashed two fraudulent checks, totaling $1,838.28, at the Hudson Valley Federal credit Union’s Pleasant Valley branch. Edwards was arraigned and released to the Dutchess county Department of Probation. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Pleasant Valley court for further proceedings. EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Jim Langan WEEKEND EDITOR: nicoLE DELaWDEr



on Sept. 19, new york State Police arrested 20-year-old Lagrange resident, matthew Foley, for grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. Police investigation revealed that Foley had sold several pieces of stolen jewelry to a local precious metal exchange establishment. He was arraigned in the Town of Pleasant Valley court and remanded to the Dutchess county Jail en lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Town of Dover man arrested for petit larceny at trailer park Thomas c. brown Jr. was arrested by new york State Troopers for the misdemeanor of petit larceny stemming from a month long investigation into the theft of a window air conditioning unit from a residence located at High meadows trailer park in Dover. brown was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear before the Town of Dover court.

Wappinger man arrested for stealing bottle of vodka on September 13, new york State Police arrested Laney Jones, 56, of Wappinger’s Falls, for petit larceny and violation of probation, both class-a misdemeanors. on September 12, troopers received a 911 dispatch reporting a larceny that had just occurred at the Liquor Exchange. Further investigation revealed that Laney took a bottle of vodka when the store owner refused to give it to him. Laney voluntarily turned himself over to police on September 13. Laney was issued an appearance ticket ordering him to appear before the Town of Wappinger Justice court.

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Democrat who chose to remain anonymous. When asked why she thought Rohr has resorted to such questionable tactics Boehm said, “I think Rohr and the Democrats assumed the Republicans in Hyde Park had sustained so much damage in the wake of the Tom Martino disaster, that they think they own this town. That may have been true for a while but people are telling me they find Rohr unresponsive and condescending. If I’m elected I’ll focus on lowering taxes, and not just keeping them under the state tax cap because the cap is still a tax hike.” When informed by Hudson Valley News that Rohr was continuing to use the Rondout image, Jordan said he would contact Rohr again. Hudson Valley News reached out to Supervisor Rohr on this subject and she responded with a written statement. “The photo used on my campaign card shows me doing my job as supervisor welcoming a new business to our town. Officials from Rondout Savings asked that we discontinue the use of the palm card after they received phone calls from the Republican Committee. Out of respect for their wishes, we are having a new one printed with a different picture.”

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Kate Long believes the proposed parking lot would decimate the front lawn of Northern Dutchess Hospital; Below: Rhinebeck Village Mayor Jim Reardon argues for cooperation rather than vilification on Northern Dutchess expansion plans. Photos by Jim Langan. County Historian Will Tatum speaks at the Pattison dedication ceremony. Photo by Jim Langan.

Dutchess County honors Lucille Pattison County Office Building dedicated to first female county executive

BY HV NEWS STAFF  As Dutchess County celebrates representative for Hyde Park in the Dutchess Heritage Days and reflects back on the 300 County Legislature in 1973.   During her five years of Democracy in Dutchess, County years in the legislature, she served as minorExecutive Marc Molinaro has begun ity leader in 1976 and 1978, with an interim recognizing the contributions of several term as majority leader in 1977.  former county and state officials whose In 1978, Pattison became Dutchess commitment to public service in more County’s and New York State’s first recent history has improved and enhanced female county executive when she won a the quality of life in Dutchess County.  special election following the indictment The first of those celebrations took place and subsequent resignation of County last week as the Dutchess County Office Executive Edward Schueler.    Pattison Building was dedicated to former Dutchess also was the first Democrat to serve as County Executive Lucille P. Pattison. Dutchess County Executive. The dedication ceremony was attended Pattison served as county executive by elected officials and community leaders for twelve years, retiring at the end of her from across the county and the state.  A third full term in 1991. plaque honoring Pattison was unveiled at After retiring from county office, the ceremony and now adorns the exterior Pattison remained an active member of of the Dutchess County Office Building. the community, serving as a trustee for Molinaro said, “Lucille Pattison served Vassar and Northern Dutchess Hospitals, us with distinction and compassion; as a mediator for the Family Court, and as strength and grace.  She led through a tutor for incarcerated youth.    Pattison challenges, expanded opportunity and died after a long illness on June 19, 2013. responded to the trials of her time.    It is an honor for this county government to dedicate the Dutchess County Office Building to her and for the people of Dutchess County to always remember the life and service of a remarkable woman.” Pattison began her public service in Dutchess County government when she was elected to serve as the County legislators, left to right, Rich Perkins, Sue Serino and Joel Tyner watch the ceremony together. Photo by Jim Langan.

Rhinebeck residents push back on Northern Dutchess expansion plan

by Jim Langan Nearly 100 Rhinebeck residents crowded into town hall Monday night to voice their opinions on the proposed $38 million expansion of Northern Dutchess Hospital. At particular issue is the possibility of as many as 49 old growth trees being cut down to make way for a new parking lot as well as the impact of the outdoor lighting that would be necessary to illuminate the lot. Kate Long, who has been leading a petition drive in opposition to the tree cutting said, “While it’s important to expand the hospital, under this plan Northern Dutchess Hospital will decimate the hospital’s front lawn and ruin the northern gateway into Rhinebeck.” Long also said she was concerned the congestion from having a parking lot so close to Route 9 could necessitate putting in a traffic light. Long said she has gathered more than 440 signatures on her petition. Rhinebeck Supervisor Tom Traudt asked Long why she was making her case to the town board when it was clearly an issue for the village planning and town boards. The audience didn’t seem to appreciate the distinction and were more interested in venting. Long said she wanted the town to consider legal action against the village. Traudt’s observations were further diminished when Councilwoman Gina Fox asked Traudt if he worked for Health Quest, which owns Northern Dutchess Hospital. When Traudt answered affirmatively, much of the audience groaned and a few called for Traudt to recuse himself for having a conflict of interest. Traudt has recently taken a position as head of security for the hospital. A spokesman for the hospital attempted to placate the crowd by assuring residents the affected 49 old growth trees would be re-

placed by 200 new trees. When pressed about the size of the new trees, he said they would be three inches in diameter which elicited further groans from residents. The spokesman addressed the lighting issue by saying the lights would be directed downward. Village Mayor Jim Reardon took to the floor and argued the petition itself was invalid because the height variance is inaccurate and had been withdrawn. He went on to say, “We have been working with Northern Dutchess for more than a year. Where have you all been in this process?” Reardon said he was frustrated and disappointed to see the community at odds with itself. “This is not a community coming together. Do not vilify people. The town board has no jurisdiction over this site plan,” which was met with boos from some residents. The hard feelings in the room were palpable, prompting Councilman Joe Gelb to observe, “You’ve generated more people than I’ve ever seen since I’ve been on the board.” With that the audience gave themselves a big round of applause. More meetings are scheduled.

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The 50 year Bumblebee

This month, the Bumblebee turns 50. Okay, if you must know, that means that fifty years ago St. James’ Nursery School opened its doors for the first time. Back then, it was supposed to be a partner school to a larger Episcopal elementary school operated by another church. That school was to be called St. George’s, but it only lasted a year or so. Soon, all that was left was St. James’. The school was created in large part through the leadership of Fr. Gordon Kidd who was the rector of the church at the time (and for all you Hyde Park aficionados, the father of Gloria Golden and father-in-law of John Golden). Its first head teacher (as near as I can tell - certain one of the first) was Isabella Connolly who led the school for many years. To this day, there is a reminder of the Connolly influence on the school. Near the beginning of its history, Isabella’s husband Bob built a play loft - maybe five feet off the ground and roughly 12 by 12 in area. The loft still exists, and thanks to safety-minded design has never had an accident in all these years. One of the delights I experience as the so-called headmaster of the school (a title with almost no meaning, but it sounds cool), is that former students, even grown-ups, will come to visit. The first thing they look for is that loft. A few years ago, I was planning a funeral for a man who was just about my age. His son, a man himself in his midtwenties, was in my office planning the funeral. His best friend was with him to offer support. When we finished, I asked if there was anything I could do for him. They looked at each other, and then he said, “We both went to the nursery school

when we were little. Could we have a look at it?” I took them to the school (it was after hours), and the moment I opened the door it was as if they had been transported. They walked in, looked around and in unison cried, “The loft!” I felt so pleased that it could be not only a fun thing for children but a healing tool for grieving adults. My other favorite activity as headmaster is going in each week to read bible stories to the kids. I’m like the favorite uncle. I go in, read a story, sing a rousing song with them, get them all hyped up - and leave. Our brave, kind, loving teachers Kim Illuminate and Kathleen Craft have learned how to channel that released energy, but it can’t be easy. There’s really nothing easy about being a parochial nursery school. It has a unique mission, serving as a Christian setting with Christian values (we pray before snack time, we read bible stories, we even raise money to help sick children) – but we do so always with the fundamental mission of teaching the kids socialization skills. It’s our philosophy that kids who learn how to play and work together, and take direction from the teacher, are better prepared for the stresses and strains of education. That’s why we don’t worry too much about teaching reading, writing and arithmetic – at this age, these aren’t as important as socialization. Over the years, St. James’ Nursery School has helped prepare hundreds if not thousands of kids for elementary school. We have always done this and, God willing, always will. For the last sixteen years, I’ve gotten to watch the kids attend, grow and leave. Sometimes they come back. Sometimes I run into them in the store or at one of the other schools. The funny thing is, kids change very quickly. Once I was walking down the hall of Haviland Middle School after doing a presentation of some sort or other when suddenly a voice cried, “Father Chuck!” Next thing I knew, a kid I would swear I had never met before grabbed me in a bear hug. Talk about awkward. As it turns out, I did know who they were … but like I say, kids change real fast. My own sons went through the school,


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so it has meaning for me as a parent. That’s why I’m glad the kids are in such good hands. Our teachers have always offered loving care seasoned with just enough humor and flexibility. Which brings me to why our school’s “mascot” is a bumblebee. Years ago, nobody is quite sure how many, one of the kids drew what they claimed was a bumblebee and said it was for the school. The teachers went with it and turned it into t-shirts, signs and letterhead. Over the years, that bumblebee has been refined, but it is still our symbol. Heck, in the town parades, the Nursery School board has even taken to dressing my tiny


tHE Root oF it By laRiSSa CaRSON

autumn’s arrival

In the middle of a dirt road in the beautiful deciduous forest of eastern Dutchess County there stands a gang of turkeys staring at my vehicle as I approach. I bring my truck to a stop to let them figure out their next steps. There is palpable confusion as there are clearly some young birds amongst this group. Finally, the youngsters scurry after the older birds and seek harbor in the brush, about two feet off the side of the road, and by brush, I mean a little tall grass. Then it’s back to business devouring insects, a job I’m thrilled they perform. This was my second stop that day, the first was for a few guinea hens, also in the road. However, for them I actually had to stop, exit my vehicle and usher them to one side of the road as they squawked at my intrusion, clearly annoyed to be directed by anyone or anything. It won’t be the last animal encounter of my day either, I’m sure of that. Any drive now in Dutchess County virtually guarantees a deer sighting no matter how busy the roadway. And with the season coming to an end, hungry animals will begin to look elsewhere for food, like to my geraniums, which lasted through this past weekend untouched.

yellow car up as a bumblebee. Look for it at the next parade. And while you’re looking, look into the school. If you have small children, consider it as a loving Christian option. If you attended the school, whether it was five or fifty years ago, stop by and reminisce. The loft is still there waiting for you. But if it’s during school hours, please ask for me the teachers are busy teaching! Better yet, call ahead. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at

I have an affinity for animal life. I enjoy the cycles we share together and the different ways that creatures have evolved to deal with such problems. From the hibernation of bears to the seasonal migration of the Canadian geese in formation, honking as they cross overhead. Of course, a backyard favorite is always the packed cheeks of chipmunks carrying food to their nests, though hopefully not too near the house. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. In homes and in kitchens, soup pots will be unearthed bringing with them one of my favorite things about the cooler weather, the food. Creamy potato leek, hearty beef barley or classic chicken noodle soup are just some of the ones I look most forward to. As the leaves begin to change color I can’t help but be struck by how lucky we are to reside in the Hudson Valley. There is no place like it and autumn is its star season. We boast some of the greatest views and certainly some of the best apple picking in the United States. And with it comes fall treats, apple pie, pumpkin pie, warm mulled cider or the can’t be beat apple cider donuts just to name a few. I’ve lost count of how many leaf piles I’ve jumped into in my life. I can’t wait to introduce the puppies to their first leaf pile and cook my first chili of the season. So as the days grow shorter and colder, as the turkeys and deer make their presence more known during the hungry, cold days of autumn and winter, keep in mind that we all share this beautiful valley together. Larissa Carson is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@

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lunch with Michelle in San francisco Doing what I do for a living gets me on a lot of email lists, most of them news or politically related. Most are fairly predictable given my conservative bent. I get a lot of gun nut stuff and I say that because so many of these guys, and they are guys, just can’t seem to talk about anything else. Hey, I’m all in on the right to bear arms but I give it a rest once in a while. The same on immigration and the fact America hasn’t had a budget in five years. But again, I find time for my wife and kids. The same is true on my radio gig at 1450 WKIP. The same obsessed guys, and again they’re guys, call about the same things every day. It’s usually guns and how much they hate Obama. Again, fair enough but take a few minutes to smell the roses. So imagine my surprise when I got an email inviting me to join Michelle Obama for lunch in San Francisco. Now of course I knew this was some kind of fundraising ploy but I was curious to see the sleight of hand. The game is you donate as little as five dollars to the Obama campaign and you are automatically entered into a sweepstakes where the winner gets lunch with Moochelle and a photo. It’s kind of a political raffle ticket. Cheesy, but if you get enough morons to pony up five bucks, you’ve got a winner. I’m guessing the winner doesn’t get lunch or within hailing distance of the First Lady. But after a recent Chinese take-out dinner, I had a dream. (Chinese always gives me weird dreams.)

Here I was winging my way to the city by the Bay. Every passenger looked like Nancy Pelosi and all were nattering on about the transformative genius of Barack Obama. At that point I began ordering scotch, lots of it. As we began our descent into San Francisco, I began wondering what I would say to Mrs. Obama. Would I address her as Mrs. Obama or would that offend her. After all she considers herself an Ivy League lawyer and not just a politician’s wife. Was genuflection an option? How about a denunciation of Ronald Reagan. Scratch that, I worked for Nixon. Just skip it. Do I ask her about sitting through all those Rev. Jerimiah Wright racist rants? How about how she was never proud to be an American until Barack got some traction? How about the healthy eating thing. How come Democrats are so prochoice on everything unless you disagree with them? Do you really think Hilary Clinton is a Cub fan? Did you ever bump into her at the beer stand at Wrigley? Then it was on to lunch, a revolting presentation of vegetables, tofu and steamed chicken. The waiters were all middleaged white guys and former Fox News anchors dressed as Confederate soldiers. Suddenly there was a commotion at the door and in walked the man himself, Barack Obama. It was clear he was returning from a spirited round of golf and was in an upbeat mood. “Honey, I almost broke 100, but I figure I have another three years at taxpayer expense to get my handicap down.” At that point the president asked, “Where the hell are all the butlers. I need a drink.” He disappeared as quickly as he had arrived. Shortly thereafter a White House photographer appeared and took a photo of Michelle and me gazing fondly into each other’s eyes. Fortunately I woke up at that point and took a very cold shower. I then went into my library and hugged an old photo of me and Ronald Reagan.

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Burglar arrested in Hyde park on September 16, at approximately 12:36 p.m., a Hyde Park Police detective observed a male exiting the property of a home that was vacant due to a previous fire. The male subject was stopped and questioned. it was determined that the male subject had committed a burglary and stolen some items from the vacant garage. gary J. brihim, 41, of Staatsburg, was arrested for burglary in the third degree, a class-D felony. He was arraigned and remanded to Dutchess county Jail on $10,000 cash or bail bond. He is due back in Hyde Park Justice court.

Drug trouble in Red Hook red Hook Police arrested gerald T. immich, 30, of rhinebeck, on Friday at 2:10 p.m. on East market Street in the village for criminal possession of a controlled substance (acid), a felony, as well as criminal possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. He was arraigned and posted cash bail. red Hook Police also arrested casey r. Dombert, 28, of corning, for two counts of misdemeanor drunken driving and the infraction of speeding. He was processed and released on tickets to appear in court at a later date.

Robbery and drug arrests in poughkeepsie on September 19, members of the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department neighborhood recovery Unit arrested two individuals in the area of north clinton Street. isaiah Scott, 30, was arrested for an active robbery arrest warrant, issued by a city of Poughkeepsie court judge on September 12. Scott was arrested and charged with robbery in the second degree, a class-c felony The other subject, Shamar Delanoy, 32, was found to be in possession of approximately five grams of cocaine that he intended to sell. Further, Delanoy attempted to swallow the cocaine while officers were trying to arrest him. Delanoy was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class-b felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony. both Scott and Delanoy were arraigned at city of Poughkeepsie court and remanded to the Dutchess county Jail.

Recent arrests Hyde Park Police report the following: • Haro Shaw, 22, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by the Town of Ulster Justice court for petit larceny, a class-a misdemeanor. • Shaun m. chapman, 33, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • bruce S. aponte, 32, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a class-a misdemeanor. • Tyra J. Dixon, 28, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • michael J. Williams, 26, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • brian b. Loebe, 21, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation of law. • Stacey n. keery, 19, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. She also had an active bench warrant issued by Town of Poughkeepsie Justice court for trespass, a violation of law. • michael c. o’connor, 21, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • Shaun m. cuomo, 28, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Dutchess county court. • a 16-year-old male from Poughkeepsie was charged with assault in the third degree, a class-a misdemeanor. • Sean m. coon, 25, of Hyde Park, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class-a misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, a violation of law. • ian c. Farrington, 20, of Staatsburg, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • gabriel T. Hartman, 19, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • an 18-year-old male from Hyde Park was charged with obstructing governmental administration, a class-a misdemeanor, and false impersonation, a class-b misdemeanor.

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• Here’s a little something for your dead dictator collection. A soldier who guarded Saddam Hussein’s prison cell is selling an “Iraq’s Most Wanted” playing card signed by the man himself. The card is expected to fetch $10,000.

• Barring a miracle, the endless tributes to Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera will come to a merciful close Sunday as the Yankees’ season finally ends. Hey, the guy was a great pitcher but he didn’t cure cancer. Enough already. The same goes for Andy Pettit. The guy was a cheater and only admitted to PED use when cornered. • Down in the sun-kissed hills of Bedford, creepy billionaire George Soros, 83, married

42-year-old Tamiko Bolton in a lavish production. Among the many socialists and New World Order-types in attendance were World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nancy Pelosi, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome and our own Andrew Cuomo. The 500 guests were serenaded by the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Soros’ lawyer says the bride signed a prenuptial agreement. I’ll bet, but I’m sure she’d be all over him if he was a retired janitor. • Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky recently paid $9, 250,000 for a fourbedroom apartment in New York City. Using an LLC, the couple took out a five million dollar mortgage and a $500,000 line of credit. Apparently the credit crunch doesn’t apply to a Clinton. • If you want to get a sneak peak at what New York City will look like in a Bill DiBlasio

it really drove my detractors crazy because i had the joy of Jesus in me and they didn’t understand it. – Former republican majority Leader Tom Delay after an appeals court tossed out his corruption conviction.

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administration, you might want to take a quick trip to Cuba. After 54 years of socialist utopia, Cuba has the least income inequality in the world. Everyone is equally poor and the average monthly wage is $19 a month. Health care is free but you have to bring your own sheets, bedpans and food to the hospital. • We hear Steve Riveri from the Sheriff ’s Office sent a patrol car to seven-year-old Carter Bernhard’s house after reading about the problems the family was having getting a wheelchair ramp installed at the entrance to their home. Carter was totally surprised and was made an honorary sheriff. Nice touch. • We also hear the Bernhards have been getting plenty of attention from town hall in the wake of our story. All of a sudden Aileen Rohr and planning board Chair Michael Dupree can’t do enough for the kid. It’s unfortunate it takes a newspaper story and an election year to get people to do the right thing. • Good to see Caroline Kennedy got through that grueling confirmation hearing and is now our Ambassador to Japan. She appears to have scored the ultimate empty nest syndrome gig. She gets an all taxpayer expensed vacation to Japan where she will live for free in a gorgeous residence surrounded by a fawning staff. The fact that Caroline probably couldn’t read a sushi menu doesn’t seem to matter in getting this non-job job. Then again, endorsing Obama during the 2008 primary might have something to do with it. • Virtually ignored by the mainstream media was an appeals court decision overturning former Republican Majority Leader Tom Delay’s conviction for corruption that resulted in his resignation from Congress. I said at the time it was a political prosecution without merit and it was.

• To no one’s surprise, on Sunday Democrat Sean Eldridge formally announced his candidacy for the 19th Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Chris Gibson. The 27-year-old political novice is expected to be a contender given his marriage to Facebook zillionaire Chris Hughes. Eldridge and Hughes recently purchased a $2 million residence in Shokan to establish residency in the district. • Congratulations to Dr. Joe Norton who last week won the nomination as the Republican candidate for supervisor in Stanford. Norton is currently a town board member and he will oppose incumbent and angry supervisor victim (ASS) Virginia Stern in November. Stern’s tenure has been marked by controversy and bitter partisan maneuvering. • Speaking of ASS, Hyde Park supervisor Aileen Rohr ruffled a few more feathers last week when she instructed Recreation Department chief Kathleen Davis to call Republican Town Committee head Jean McArthur. At issue was McArthur’s objection to Rohr’s use of Greenfields Park for a Democrat meet and greet this past Saturday. There is normally a $150 fee to rent a park but Davis said in a less than pleasant fashion that this was a spontaneous event and not subject to the fee. McArthur wondered how spontaneous it could have been given the Democrats sent out thousands of postcard invitations in advance. • You know things are bad when the government feels obliged to get in the toilet paper business. But thanks to the socialist policies of the Venezuelan government, the country has run out of toilet paper. Maybe they could start using their worthless currency. • Enjoyed the creamy and delicious lobster carbonara at Portofino over the weekend. The new chef, Sean Tompkins, is doing great things for this favorite local spot. • Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a transgendered senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California was elected Homecoming Queen by students. When I think back to how mean kids were to anyone remotely different when I was in high school, it’s gratifying to hear about something like this.

PLUS: Woodstock Film Festival • “Joy of Learning” unveiled • Clinton to speak at Omega • Rocktoberfest to close Beacon centennial • Calendar

Wooden cobblestone courtyard at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site Farm Complex. Photo by Nicole DeLawder

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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.


(September 25 - october 1)

The Rhinebeck Garden Club Tour; Wednesday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m.; Xeriscape Garden, Stone Ridge; Tour led by Master Gardener from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County; $5 non-members; 914-475-3502. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings; Wednesday, Sept. 25; 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Dyson Center for Cancer Care, 45 Reade Pl., Poughkeepsie; Pre-registration required at 845-483-6264. “Twelve Steps to Successful Aging;” Wednesday, Sept. 25; 2-4 p.m.; Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck; Rhinebeck At Home presents a talk by Joe Ryan; RSVP by Sept. 23; 845-876-4663 or Arts 4 Ever, Arts 4 Life, an Intergenerational Celebration; Wednesday, Sept. 25; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Vassar Alumnae House, 161 College Ave., Poughkeepsie; Honorees will be the Poughkeepsie Day School and Vassar-Warner Home; Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and art sale; $45; Veterans’ Health Educational Seminars; Thursday, Sept. 26 and Monday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; 85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie; “Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Around the World;” Thursday, Sept. 26; 5 p.m.; Rockefeller Hall, Room 200, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-437-7404. “How to Compare One Million Images? Visualizing Patterns in User-Generated Content, Art, Games, Comics, Cinema, Web, and Print;” Thursday, Sept. 26; 5 p.m.; Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Discussion with digital humanities expert Lev Manovich; Free;

“This is the Day: leonard freed’s photographs of the 1963 March on Washington” exhibition Talk

Thursday, Sept. 26; 5 p.m.; Villard Room, Main Building, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Exhibition cocurator Paul Farber will join area residents who took part in the March on Washington, as well as Freed’s widow, Brigitte, and poet Bettina Gold Wilkerson; On display through Oct. 12; 845-437-5370. Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps with Alan Gelb; Thursday, Sept. 26; 6 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Free; “Green Chemistry: Examples from Catalysis;” Thursday, Sept. 26; 6 p.m.; Olin Hall, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson; Discussion with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Robert Grubbs; Free; “Joy of Learning” Ribbon Cutting; Friday, Sept. 27; 4 p.m.; Mill Road Elementary School, K-2 Wing, 9 Mill Rd., Red Hook; Cocoon Theatre Artist and Creative Director Andres San Millan will unveil his mural to the Red Hook public school; 845-758-2241 or 845-876-6470. > >continued on page 9

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“Joy of learning” to be unveiled by HV nEWS WEEkEnD STaFF Andres San Millan, theatre artist and creative director of the Cocoon Theater of Rhinebeck, will officially present his mural, “Joy of Learning,” on Friday, September 27 at 4 p.m. at Mill Road Elementary School A ribbon cutting will take place, followed by brief talks from Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Mill Road Elementary School Principal Erin Hayes, and Red Hook Central School District Superintendent Paul Finch, as well as Marguerite San Millan, Cocoon Theatre’s president, and Andres San Millan. There will be an open discussion with the artist, as well as audience participation. San Millan was commissioned by Principal Hayes and the B.L.T. Group to create a work that represents diversity, creativity, imagination, openness, and friendliness, as well as the unique identity of Red Hook, children’s joy of learning, and the building blocks of primary education. "In addition to the aesthetic effects, we worked on the curriculum connection of the mural to our classrooms. We have plans to use the mural in literacy as a writer's workshop response, exploring descriptive attributes, creative storytelling, personal reflection; in art class by looking at textures and mediums to designs and shapes; and in social studies with discussions that will tie in our community themes,” said Hayes. Last winter, San Millan unveiled a large sculpture entitled “Man” that is on display in the garden of Taste Budd’s Café in the Village of Red Hook through December. San Millan’s work in the public schools has included in-depth portrait residency projects, summer bridge programs, and numerous dance, art, and theater projects with students ages seven to 18. For more information about the “Joy of Learning” ribbon cutting event, call Mill Road Elementary School at 845-758-2241. The school is located at 9 Mill Road in Red Hook.

Teaching the Hudson Valley invites kindergarten through grade 12 students to write about places they love in our region for the 2013 Student Writing Contest. Entries must be received by email by Monday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. Visit for full details. The annual Kingston Bluestone Festival invites artists to participate in an exhibition on Sunday, November 3, noon to 6 p.m. No entry fee, no hanging fee, no gallery commission. Clearwater Homeport, Rondout Landing, Kingston. To register, email

WEEKEND EVENTS e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page David Bromberg and Larry Campbell; Friday, Sept. 27; 8 p.m.; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; $35-55; 845-679-4406. “Bach at Leipzig;” Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.; County Players, 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls; Itamar Moses’s theatrical farce directed by Rosalind Ashford Croshier; $17 adults, $14 children and seniors; 845-298-1491 or


by HV nEWS WEEkEnD STaFF Known for being the home of peace and love, Woodstock will showcase the “fiercely independent” Woodstock Film Festival from October 2 through October 6. The festival will screen across the Hudson Valley from Woodstock to Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and, new to the lineup this year, Saugerties. This year’s line-up consists of over 150 films, panels, performances and other special events, featuring 24 world premieres, six U.S. premieres, 19 East Coast premieres and 22 New York debuts. “This year’s lineup is made up of a stimulating collection of independent films that truly push the envelope,” said Meira Blaustein, WFF executive director and co-founder. “These films open our eyes and ignite our hearts. We are looking forward to being able to share the filmmaking experience, in all of its diverse approaches, with our audience.” The film festival includes the East Coast premieres of “At Middleton” featuring Andy Garcia, who will also be in attendance at the 2013 Actor’s Dialogue, and “The Motel Life,” featuring Stephen Dorff who will also be on hand as part of the dialogue. Other notables that will participate in the film festival include Lauren Ambrose, Paul Green, Ricki Lake and Sonny Rollins. On Friday, Oct. 5, Kingston native and acclaimed director, actor, producer, film historian and writer Peter Bogdanovich will receive the honorary Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of this year’s festival films in competition will also be announced during the awards. School of Rock’s Paul Green will be the house band during the awards with his group Band of Monkeys. Green will also bring the music of Rocky Horror to Keegan Ales on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a crew of musicians and performers. Costumes are encouraged. Full details, tickets and schedule is available at

Hudson Valley Photography Network Fall 2013 Photography Conference; Saturday, Sept. 28; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Ramada Inn, 542 Rte. 9, Fishkill; Speakers include Denise Ippolito, Art Morris and Joe Brady; $35 including lunch; Preregistration required;


faCe Of lOVe

Directed by Arie Posin New York Premiere Love at first and second sight. In this romance filled with humor, surprise and reflections on the mystery of love, Nikki (played by Annette Bening) falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband (Ed Harris). Also starring Robin Williams as her confidante and would-be lover.

a BiRDeR’S guiDe TO eVeRyTHiNg

Directed by Rob Meyer Filmed in the Hudson Valley David Portnoy is a 15 year-old birding fanatic who has made the discovery of a lifetime…or so he thinks. Now, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he sets out with his two best friends on a bizarre road trip to confirm his rare sighting.


Directed by Will Slocombe New York Premiere Will Slocombe’s Thanksgiving dramedy follows a holiday reunion turned raconteur hair-raiser when Turner patriarch, Poppy (Maverick Award honoree Peter Bogdanovich), has to face the moral and fiscal responsibilities of fatherhood.

MaN Of Tai CHi

Directed by Keanu Reeves East Coast Premiere Set in modern Beijing, Man of Tai Chi marks Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut.

OReNTHal: THe MuSiCal

Directed by Jeff Rosenberg New York Premiere Theatre artist Eugene Oliver (Jordan Kenneth Kamp) makes O.J. Simpson the subject of his next musical.

Beacon’s Attempt for World Record for Handshake Chain; Saturday, Sept. 28; 9 a.m.; Beekman St., Beacon; The Beacon Theatre is seeking 2,400 friends to help set a new world record; Feral Cat Trapper Training; Saturday, Sept. 28; 9-11 a.m.; Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Pl., Wappingers Falls; Registration at 8:30 a.m., by calling 845-486-7075 or at Seth Lyon Volunteer Work Day and National Public Lands Day; Saturday, Sept. 28; 10 a.m. 4 p.m.; Sign up by calling 845-229-8086 ext. 5 or visit “All About Roasting” Book Signing with Molly Stevens; Saturday, Sept. 28; 2-5 p.m.; bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; James Beard award-winning cookbook author and Bon Appétit Cooking Teacher of the Year; 845-876-1117;

spoken word with Bettina Gold Wilkerson and a sneak peak into the Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s bowl sale; 845-454-4525. A Taste for Adventure with Kate Messner, Mary G. Thompson, Valerie Martin and Amy Herrick; Saturday, Sept. 28; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Part of the League of Extraordinary Readers monthly author event series for ages 8-12; Free; “Pulp” Opening Reception; Saturday, Sept. 28; 6-8 p.m.; Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli; Group art show on display through Oct. 20; 845-757-2667or “The Posthumous Democrat;” Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.; Half Moon Theatre Performance Space, 2515 South Rd., Poughkeepsie; $10; A Tour of Olana’s Geological Landscape; Sunday, Sept. 29; 1-3 p.m.; Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson; Pre-register by calling 518-828-1872 ext. 109 or email Hyde Park Fall Festival; Sunday, Sept. 29; 1-6 p.m.; Hackett Hill Park, 59 E. Market St., Hyde Park; Food, craft vendors, games, nature hike, cake-eating conest and more; 24th Annual International Wine Showcase and Auction; Sunday, Sept. 29; 1-6 p.m.; The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; Proceeds benefit children and families with autism and other disabilities through Greystone Programs; $150; > >continued on page 10

Beacon Rocktoberfest Centennial Celebration; Saturday, Sept. 28; noon-6 p.m.; 223 Main St., Beacon; Featuring music from the Acoustic Vagabounds, Tony DePaulo Band, Talking Machine, Chowderhead and the Beacon All Stars; Free; Fall Fete Regency Tea Party; Saturday, Sept. 28; 2-4 p.m.; Vanderpoel House of History, Kinderhook; $30; 518-758-9265 or Art Centro Grand Opening; Saturday, Sept. 28; 3-6 p.m.; 485 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Interactive clay-throwing demonstrations, mini-yoga session,


Directed by Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo East Coast Premiere Rena and Nadine, two documentarian sisters, leave their jobs in reality television to visit their secret rural upbringings at The Farm, America’s largest commune.

TO Be fOReVeR WilD

Directed by David Becker “To Be Forever Wild” was created by a group of filmmakers, musicians and artists in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Based in a little red cabin perched above a waterfall, the crew spent several weeks exploring the landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.”’

Hanging with Harry! The mellowest dog you’ll ever meet is here, waiting for you. Harry’s about 5 years old and the cutest big boy in town.

call or visit if interested • 845-452-7722 • Hudson valley news | | September 25, 2013 {9}

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page “Recollections About My Great-Grandaunt: Martha Washington;” Sunday, Sept. 29; 2 p.m.; Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Liberty St., Newburgh; Free with admission to museum; 845-562-1195 or Music Alive!; Saturday, Sept. 29; 3 p.m.; Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; $15-20 suggested donation, free to Bard community with ID; Violin Con Brio; Sunday, Sept. 29; 3 p.m.; The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd., Millbrook; Members of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Nicholas Szucs; RSVP at 845-677-8550. Faculty Recital featuring Todd Crow on Piano; Sunday, Sept. 29; 3 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-437-7294; music.

Photos by Nicole DeLawder.



Historic Graveyard Tours; Saturdays, Sept. 21 through Nov. 2; 7-8:30 p.m.; St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; Guests will be led by lantern through the cemetery as actors play the role of the sites interred; $15, free for children under 12; Reservations recommended; 845-229-2820 or > >continued on page 13

Joseph’s Steakhouse Hyde Park’s Manhattan-style Steak House 728 Violet Avenue, Rte. 9G, Hyde Park

Sunday Brunch 10:30-1:30 3 Course Dinner for 2 only $39.99

Teacher’s Appreciation 10% off during September

by nicoLE DELaWDEr This Saturday, September 28, take a day to step into Hudson Valley history with Winnakee Land Trust’s 2013 Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms. The self-guided tours start at noon and begins at a repurposed barn at 19 Chestnut Street in Rhinebeck. Docents will guide visitors through each of the nine privately-owned barns and working farms, which will also feature one of the largest Dutch barns in the county, a Victorian barn complex at a working orchard, and a barn displaying a sculpture exhibition. The tour ends at the newly rediscovered Staatsburgh State Historic Site barn complex before a reception at the Dinsmore Golf Course clubhouse from 4 to


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5:30 p.m. The reception will feature music, wine, food, photo displays and a miniDutch barn raising. Melodye Moore, former site manager at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, recently led Hudson Valley Weekend on a preview of the site’s barn complex, noted as one of the finest Sanitary Movement agricultural faculties in the public domain in the Hudson Valley. The complex features a tiled milking parlor (pictured below), a bull pen, a calving barn and a creamery in several buildings adjacent to the golf course. The site, known as Inderkill for the Indian Kill stream that cuts through the village of Staatsburg, also features wooden cobblestone courtyards, set to protect the

hoofs of the site’s animals, including the prized Jersey cows owned by Ogden Mills. Moore said none of the land owners, not even from the earliest generations like Morgan Lewis, the third governor of New York State and original owner the site’s first buildings, were relying on the agricultural aspect for income, instead creating “gentlemen’s estates.” “The concept of rural husbandry and country estate to create a showpiece barn to showcase your showpiece house was what this kind of construction was all about,” she added. The idea of a showcase estate was carried on with Ogden Mills and his interest in breeding Jersey cows. Unlike holstein cows, Jersey cows, in 1917 and still today, are considered the most prestigious cows to own. With a small stature and milk with a high butter fat content, Moore noted, “If you’re going to have an ornamental cow in your pasture, you’re going to want a Jersey.” Mills sought to create the finest herd in America and his most beloved cow, Sociable Sybil, “was considered to be the finest jersey cow ever shown,” according to Moore. Sybil was crowned a grand champion in 1923 and insured by Mills for $15,000. During the tour, also hear about the fires set to the buildings by hooligans of the west, see the elaborate ventilation systems, original carriages and shadows of the cases displaying Mills’ prize-winning ribbons. Tickets for the tour are $50, with children 12 and under admitted for free. RSVP to 845-876-4213 or visit

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Hardscrabble Day a hit in Red Hook Photos by Nicole DeLawder and Jim Langan

The Village of Red Hookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Hardscrabble Day celebrated the hardwork of locals after the summer season. Along with a parade up Route 9, the day featured live music from Col. Bruce Hampton, at left, appearances by local officials including Rep. Chris Gibson, pictured bottom right, and even Smokey the Bear with young Ada, bottom left. See more photos from the day online at HudsonValleyNews.

Dutchess County SPCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19th Annual

Paws in the Park PETWALK! Saturday, October 5th - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bowdoin Park, Poughkeepsie

Every dog is a winner at the Petwalk Canine Carnival! Walk with a team or join the DCSPCA mascots, the Super Alumni Friends! Funds raised will support the homeless animals at the DCSPCA.

Register at

or call 845-454-5346 ext. 100

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When was the last time you read “The Catcher in the Rye?” Check your book case, or your kids’, and go back and renew your friendship with Holden Caulfield. Then get a copy of the big, new oral biography, “Salinger” by David Shields and Shane Salerno (Simon and Schuster, with over 175 photos, $37.50). Now the big decision: which to do first –read the book or see the documentary film? You won’t be able to put the book down. Told in alternating voices, it begins with a long section about World War II, where a young Salinger was on the front lines, seeing action and “writing whenever I can find the time and an unoccupied foxhole.” Back home, after the war (and after suffering rejections from the New Yorker and from Oona O’Neill, his great love who left him for Charlie Chaplin), Salinger finally sold “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” to the New Yorker, and there was a new voice in American literature. “The Catcher in the Rye” was published in 1951, “a user’s manual for disaffected adolescence.” Alas, though, Salinger stopped publishing in the 1960s, and since then silence. “When you think of World War II,” the authors write, “you generally think of Norman Mailer and James Jones, but is it possible that J.D. Salinger wrote in the same book the last novel of the war and the first novel of the counterculture?” Read about Salinger’s many loves and marriages, his submersion in Vedanta, and his relationship with William Shawn of the New Yorker, “two of the most private men in the history of literature.” Charles McGrath, we learn, called Salinger “the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous.” And here’s some news. There is a vault, in Cornish, New Hampshire, filled with unpublished Salinger masterpieces. “And,” the authors tell us, “if we can be patient, these works ‘will begin to be published in irregular installments starting between 2015 and 2020.’” Can this be true? Now, I’m going back to my dog eared copy of “Nine Stories.” Somehow, I missed Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Sisterland” when it first came out, so I took it out of the library this week. If you’re looking for a nice end-ofsummer read, maybe on one of the last afternoons in the backyard, I recommend this story of identical twin girls with psychic abilities. One of the sisters, Vi, makes a career of her powers, while the other, Kate, denies them and lives a nice, ordinary life with her husband and two small children. Then there’s an earthquake and Vi predicts another, stronger one. She ends up on the Today show with Matt Lauer and that’s only the beginning. But what will happen when the day of the predicted storm arrives? Great summer reading, but fine for autumn, too, now that that season has announced itself. I’ve recently been reminded that I spoke in my column a while ago about a first novel, “Night Navigation” by Hudson {12} September 25, 2013 | | Hudson valley news

Valley denizen, Ginnah Howard, who “taught English for 27 years before the river air inspired her to become a writer.” She reminded me of this when she sent me her new novel, “Doing Time Outside” (Standing Stone Books, Syracuse, New York, $17), a stand-alone sequel to her first novel. A three-generational family “welcomes” home a “problem” boy from jail. His mother, Carla, promises bail if he behaves. His grandmother, Angela, wants to find him the best lawyer. And his sister, Tess, works hard at her summer internship working with chimpanzees, thinking they “might be a key to understanding some of the strange behavior of her own family” – and hoping her work will lead to a job at a faraway zoo. Will Rudy make it? He gets out of jail, finds a sort-of-job, but his family’s constant surveillance drives him bats. What will the next phone call bring in the way of news? Ginnah Howard will be making appearances in the Hudson Valley soon; we’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, give this book a whirl. It’s a fine story. And what’s a week without a hit of inspiration? Here’s a little book that’s guaranteed to give comfort, humor and wisdom in those moments when we need a lift. Alice Hoffman – known for her wonderful novels, stories, and children’s books – has written her first book of nonfiction, “Survival Lessons” (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $14). Inspired by her own bout with breast cancer, this book is not a breast cancer book, but instead a guide for everyone, because “when it comes to sorrow, no one is immune.” She’s wonderfully upbeat, right from the beginning, when she advises us to “Start by eating chocolate.” She goes on to show us ways to think about everything that can possibly happen to us and ends with a lovely tribute to her “first husband,” a German shepherd named Houdini. “I suppose people thought he was a guide dog when I brought him onto buses and trains, and he was exactly that for me,” she writes. “He taught me how to love someone ... I have had many other wonderful dogs since, and another husband who is human and very nice ... My expectation of what I wanted in a man I learned from a dog: loyalty and kindness.” I read these last words aloud to Daisy who looked at me as if to say, simply, “Duh.” This is a lovely book. Isn’t it a bit early for Halloween books? Apparently not. After all, the back-to-school books came out in July. So here’s a hands-on fun book for the six to nine year-old group, “Day of the Dead Activity Book” by Karl Jones (Price Stern Sloan, $10). Explore the traditions and history of the Day of the Dead through a series of mazes, puzzles and activities. The book has press-out forms to create masks which can be decorated with the stickers included in the book. So, get started a bit early for Halloween. Why not? There’s even a recipe for “Graveyard Cake,” crossword puzzles, words searches and much, much more. 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@

weekend notes

Clinton to speak at Omega conference by HV News Weekend Staff On Friday, Oct. 5, former president Bill Clinton returns to Rhinebeck as the keynote speaker at the Omega Institute’s annual environmental conference, “Where We Go From Here: Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World.” This year’s Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference, running Friday, October 4 through Oct. 6, brings together those at the forefront of whole-systems thinking, including leading economists, environmentalists, philanthropists, designers, architects, and activists who will share their insight for navigating complex challenges facing humanity. The weekend features keynote talks, panel discussions, stories from the field, and a tour of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living. Along with Clinton, Jeremy Rifkin of the Foundation on Economic Trends and Emmy Award-winning musician Peter Buffet, son of business magnate Warren Buffet, will be part of the conference. Tickets start at $275. For more information vist

Sipping for a Cause

Wine event to fund Greystone Programs by HV News Weekend Staff Connoisseurs, collectors, and casual wine drinkers are invited to sip and stock up for a cause during the 24th Annual International Wine Showcase and Auction at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Hosted by Greystone Programs, Inc., the Sunday, September 29 event raises money for Expressive Arts programs, which features zumba, wheelchair yoga, chorus, piano and music lessons, and art therapy, for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. This year’s event honors long-time Greystone supporter Philip J. DeAngelo, owner and managing director of Focused Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory firm based in Highland, for his benevolence and civic commitments. Event Chair Maggie Gephard, vice president of Liquorama Wine Cellars in Hyde Park, promises another great event with wines from throughout the world for sampling and collecting. The event will feature food, an auction and live music from Grammy-nominated CD recording artist Lindsey Webster, accompanied by Keith Slattery, and the Rebecca Coupe Franks Trio. A strolling magician will perform illusions, and a lively auction will be run by Mark Chisolm, of Palm Bay International, importers of fine wines and spirits. Tickets are priced at $150 each and are available by calling 845-452 -5772 ext.119. Group discounts are available.

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Woodstock Film Festival; Oct. 2-6; Locations in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties; The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing; Wednesday, Oct. 2; 6-8 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; $50 pre-registration required; “Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis;” Oct. 3-4; Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Two-day conference will explore issues surrounding American education; Author Richard Moe; Thursday, Oct. 3; 7 p.m.; Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; Author of “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War;” Free, including tour of library after program; 845-486-7745. “Hudsonia Program on Hudson River Wetlands;” Thursday, Oct. 3; 7:30 p.m.; Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli; Part of the Tivoli Bays Talks series; Free; 845-889-4745 ext. 109. Hudson Valley Arts Festival; Oct. 4-6; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rte. 9, Rhinebeck;

Collaboration with Dutchess County Tourism, the Dutchess County Arts Council, the Woodstock Film Festival, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, The Valley Table and FiberFlame; $10; 845-3317900 or Monty Python’s “Spamalot;” Oct. 4-30; The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck; $26 adults, $24 seniors and children under 12; “No Child...;” Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.; Theater Two, Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson; Performance by Nilaja Sun and directed by Hal Brooks; $25, $5 for students; 845-758-7900 or West Point Ragtime Band Debut Performance; Friday, Oct. 4; 7:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; 10-piece ragtime band will perform “Ragged Rhythms and Sweet Songs;” 845-452-8220 or The Grand (Slambovian) Opening; Friday, Oct. 4; 8:30 p.m.; Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon; The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze; Oct. 5-6, 1114, 17-20, 24-31, Nov. 1-3 and 8-11; Times vary; Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson; More than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns in an 18th century riverside landscape; $16, $12 children ages 3-17; On Saturdays, adults are $20, children are $16; free for ages under three;

Rocktoberfest wraps up City of Beacon centennial celebration by HV News Weekend Staff On Saturday, September 28 from noon until six, rain or shine, BMW of the Hudson Valley will present “Beacon Rocktoberfest,” a day of outdoor music wrapping up The Rutigliano Group’s free public programming for the City of Beacon’s Centennial year, marking one hundred years since the villages of Mattawan and Fishkill Landing joined to become the city. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Department of Motor Vehicles building on 223 Main Street, and will feature a broad range of local professional music artists including the Acoustic Vagabounds, the Tony DePaulo Band, Talking Machine (pictured), The Costellos, Chowderhead and the Beacon All Stars. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Beacon than once again presenting the amazing musical artists who play the world over but call our city home,” says Robert Rutigliano, president of The Rutigliano Group. “Beacon has more than our fair share of high-quality original professional musical talent which continues to shape the music scene in the Hudson Valley and beyond, and we are delighted to bring them together one final time to showcase Beacon’s world-class musical art past and point to its bright future. For more information on the event, visit

Go on the road with Hudson Valley Focus Have a cup of coffee with Tom Sipos and Jim Langan this Friday morning as they broadcast live from Clancy’s Café and Creamery on 1450 WKIP. We’ll have some interesting guests and a big order of local politics from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Be a part of Hudson Valley Focus as we take it on the road. Clancy’s is located at 815 Violet Avenue-Route 9G in Hyde Park.

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Winnakee Land Trust’s 2013 Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms Saturday, September 28th, 2013

A down-home day for barn lovers, families, history fans and anyone who wants a great day in the country. The tour begins at noon at the repurposed barn at 19 Chestnut Street in Rhinebeck. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Dinsmore Golf Course clubhouse with music, wine, delicious food, photo displays and more. Begin tours no later than 1:30 p.m. as barns close at 4 p.m.

Nine privately-owned barns and working farms • Sites include one of the largest Dutch barns in the county, a Victorian barn complex at a working orchard and a barn housing a sculpture exhibition • Docents will guide visitors through each barn • A mapped brochure outlines the self-guided route • Mini Dutch barn raising at the reception!

$50 per person, free for children under 12 | RSVP to 845-876-4213 or

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Rhinebeck gets lit up BY HV NEWS STAFF

Rhinebeck always looks magical especially when the white holiday lights go up in the village. The Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the holiday light display and is hosting the 13th annual Cocktails at Sunset event to raise funds for the winter lights in the village. The event will be held at the Belvedere Mansion in Staatsburgh on Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. “We are delighted to host this year’s Cocktails at Sunset event, and want the community to know that it is meant to be enjoyed by the masses. The little white lights which illuminate our village all winter long are only possible if we raise the funds required to do so, and the more people we can get to come out to this event, the greater the celebration will be, and the easier it will be for the chamber to provide the quintessential winter experience of those lights this year to our locals and our tourists,” stated Colleen Cruikshank, executive director of the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce. Cocktails at Sunset is the primary source for funding the holiday lights in Rhinebeck.   According to Cruikshank, “As tourism is a real engine for our economy in this region, the lights have become an important tradition, and undoubtedly help attract people to the area during the colder season.” The lights are up from Thanksgiving weekend until Valentine’s Day.  The chamber has to replace damaged lights each year and tries to add more every year.  The chamber first organized the lights in 1999.  Several of the merchants were lighting the trees in front of their individual businesses, but business owner Arlene Chiaramonte thought that the lights should be more uniform.  She and Louise Kalin, then executive director of the Rhinebeck Chamber, went door to door and collected money to fund this endeavor.  They started with the intersection at Route 9 and Market Street and over the years it has expanded from there. In 2000, the chamber held the first gala to raise the funds and it has been done every year since.  They usually have about 125 attendees, but this year they’d like to have 200. The event is designed to be a great party for the entire community. Anyone who enjoys the lights during the winter months, or anyone who loves to show them off to out-of-town guests, should go out and join the fun, and help them raise the money critical to the ongoing success of this initiative. You can help support the initiative by attending the Cocktails at Sunset event or send a direct donation to the Rhinebeck Chamber for this purpose. “I think most of us can agree that the lights keep our village attractive all winter long, providing all of us with a beautiful backdrop during the darker months, and giving our town more life with people coming out to stroll and enjoy the experience of the village shops and restaurants,” shared Kristin Hutchins, member, board of directors of the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce and event committee member.  “We’re proud to support the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce and its membership.  We’re happy to help with the illumination of the Village of Rhinebeck for the holidays,” stated Michael J. Quinn, president and CEO of Rhinebeck Bank, gold sponsor of this year’s event. Tickets can be purchased by calling 845-876-5904 or emailing info@, and are $85 per person for Rhinebeck chamber members and $100 for non-members. Photo by Maureen Gates, Sharp Images Photographic

All’s fair at the Arlington Street Fair 92.1 Lite-FM’s Joe Dailey and a Lottery representative congratulate winner Michael Ateri at the Arlington Street Fair. Ateri told Joe his wife is having a baby in nine days; Below: Two kids duke it out for fun as a crowd watches. Photos by Jim Langan.

Rotary helps preserve Hyde Park trail The Hyde Park Rotary Club met on September 17 to work on improvements to the Winnakee Nature Preserve trailhead in Hyde Park. Joining in this voluntary effort were Stephen Woodcock, general manager of Adams Fair Acre Farm Landscaping, and Adam’s landscaper, Janet Chapman. In 2005, the Hyde Park Rotary Club adopted the trailhead as a service project to commemorate the centennial celebration of Rotary International. Courtesy photo. Hudson valley news | | September 25, 2013 {15}

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Clinton by ray oberly

Church Luncheon for Seniors The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners has restarted their luncheons and invites all area seniors, 60 years of age or older, to attend a free luncheon on Tuesday, October 1 at noon. Come and socialize with your friends and neighbors. The church is located at 20 Shepherds Way in Clinton Corners. For more information or to RSVP, please call the office at 845-266-5310.

Motorcycle Benefit Ride The Pine Plains FFA is holding their third anual Motorcycle Benefit Ride on Saturday, October 5 (rain date Sunday, October 6). Do you have an antique car or hot rod? If yes, and you want to join the motorcycles, come and participate in the ride, food and fun. The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger and the ride starts at the Stissing Mountain Junior and Senior High School at 2829 Church Street, Pine Plains. If you do not have a ride, meet us anyway at Lia’s Mountain View Restaurant (just south of Pine Plains) to meet the riders. For more information, rain cancellation notification, and to preregister, contact Tosca Sweeney at or Lisa Sweeney at You can also visit the event on Facebook at 3rd Annual FFA Motorcycle Benefit Ride.

Dutchess County Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial Service The Dutchess County Volunteer Fireman’s Association (DCVFA) is holding their annual memorial service on Sunday, October 6 at 1p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response facility, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie. The service and the presentation will honor those members who have gone before us in the past year. All fire departments are invited to participate and the members should be in dress uniforms. If you would like to bring a piece of apparatus or provide a color guard, please contact DCVFA Vice President Mary Zwecker at 845-8893135. The community is invited to come to this memorial service. For any questions, contact one of the following: Vice President Mary Zwecker

Executive Director Ruth Moore welcoming the attendees and giving  information about the activities at the Centennial Celebration and  Chicken Barbecue. In the background is the Centennial Celebration picture display. Photo by Ray Oberly.

at 845-889-3135, Deputy Coordinator Ray Nichols at 845-229-6041, or Deputy Coordinator Bob Sartori at 845-877-3540.

FFA Fall Agricultural Festival The Pine Plains School FFA (Future Farmers of America) will be holding their annual free admission FFA Fall Agricultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 11 and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Stissing Mountain Junior and Senior High School on Route 199, Pine Plains. The 2013 theme is “Bees and Their Importance to Agriculture.” Friday’s activities include exhibits of livestock, livestock judging, dairy showmanship, garden tractor pull, exhibits and vendor booths. It ends with a roast beef dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The dinner costs $15 for adults and $8 for children (10 years and under). This dinner is a major fund raiser to support the FFA’s activities, so come and support it. Saturday’s activities start with a parade from Seymour School to the high school and includes animals, tractors old and new, cars, floats, and the Pine Plains High School band. Other activities include Pine Plains Garden Club Flower Show, antique tractor pulling contest, horse showmanship, hay rides, Pine Plains Hose Company Fire Department chicken BBQ starting at 11 a.m., chicken races, Corn Hole Toss Tournament, pumpkin painting, bounce house, car show, beef, dairy, goat, and sheep showmanship, pet show, many FFA food booths to choose from, and ends with cow pie bingo. The car show will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

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Stissing Mountain School. All makes and models are invited to participate. Trophies will be given out for the top 15, Best of Show, and three for specialty cars. The car show entry fee is $10 per car and spectators are free. Call Bob Clinch at 518-398-5358, Charlie Dykeman at 518-398-7078, or Dan Hall at 518-3985319 for more information. This festival is being touted as the “Best Little Agricultural Fair in Dutchess County.” For more information or for participation, see their webpage ppcsd. org/webpages/cmacneil for the schedule and more details. For reservations for booth space at $10 per table, contact Cookie Pecorella at 518-398-7181 ext. 280 and leave message.

CCEDC Centennial Celebration The Cornel Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) invited the community to help celebrate their centennial, “100 Years of Service: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” on September 20 at The Farm and Home Center, Millbrook. Starting at 3 p.m., there were four tents manned by CCEDC and 4-H members. The first tent was 4-H Youth Development and manned by 4-H teen ambassadors and staff Kelly Parker. 4-H is a youth development program that teaches leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on learning experiences. Teen ambassadors, started in 2012 in Dutchess County, has 4-H teens sign on for a year-long project focusing on leadership and career development. The next tent was No Child Left Inside and is a year round program where Poughkeepsie High School students teach part time about

our environment. Their display was about macro invertebrates that they caught in a local stream that morning for the attendees to see. The next tent was for the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) which provides information, activities, and seminars on finance, legal issues, control issues, and other topics. The last tent was for composting and manned by members of the composting team of Master Gardners. There was a large tent holding the Centennial Celebration picture display that was shown at the Dutchess County Fair. Executive Director Ruth Moore welcomed people and gave a brief description of the activities. John Borchert, president of the board of directors, gave some brief comments on his father’s start in farming and the farm that still remains in the family. He mentioned how the farming information moved from the local farmers to Albany and now has returned locally at the Farm and Home Center. He presented a Certification of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Chris Gibson, a New York State citation from Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, and a recognition of the 100th anniversary celebration from Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. Senator Terry Gipson presented a proclamation from the New York Senate and gave some remarks stressing the importance of farming to the economy. Dave Tetor received special recognition for his long term service to the CCEDC in his many positions. Afterwards, most attendees made a dash to eat the excellent chicken BBQ provided by Fireside BBQ & Grill from Salt Point. At the end of the day, Ruth Moore said, “We are thrilled to be celebrating 100 years of extension service in Dutchess County. CCEDC has a dedicated staff and outstanding volunteers who help us put knowledge to work in our communities. We are looking forward to the next 100 years!” Special thanks are given in particular to these CCEDC staff members Nina Doyle, Nancy Halas, Angela Sullivan, Maureen Roche, and especially to Lea Cadwallader. Thanks are also given for the donations of corn from Dykeman’s Farm in Pawling, cider from Fishkill Farms in Fishkill, and flower arrangements by Clinton resident Joyce Tomaselli. And not to be forgotten were the 4-H members and the community who came to support this event. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email

craniosynostosis. They send out care packages to families with children about to undergo cranial surgery.  Our care packages include items for the child and family to relieve the stress accompanying this very serious surgery. Cranio Care Bears also offers one-on-one support before, during and after surgery. We strive to bring awareness of craniosynostosis to families and to the medical community for early detection.  Cranio Care Bears is doing a fundraiser for new zip-up or button-up pajamas in sizes three months up to 18 months. These will be included the care packages that are mailed all over the world!  A donation box will be set up at McCarthy’s Pharmacy through the end of September. Cash donations are also accepted. Thank you!

around town by heidi Johnson We had two more great workdays at Fortress this past weekend. There is a core team that has been showing up every Saturday and Sunday ever since the work detail dates were posted, and their progress has been amazing. This week, I had the pleasure of working with the most rag-tag laundry crew you can possibly imagine. They were determined not to let anything get in the way of Fortress opening, even if that meant washing 30 loads of smelly (really smelly) costumes. They were a hoot to watch. They entertained themselves while folding the laundry by donning various costume pieces – the more ridiculous, the better. Then, during a slow moment, they took a stroll through downtown Millbrook in their crazy get-ups. Oh, forgot to mention – this was a team of 7 young men and one very brave young lady. Huge thanks to: Leland, Randy, Justin, Matt, Alecks, Katherine, Tim and Tim. Five hours in the laundromat was above and beyond the call of duty. There is no way we would have finished this mammoth effort without you! Thank you all so very much.

Pajama Drive at McCarthy’s Pharmacy My guest writer this week is Alicia Myers. She and her husband Jim are sponsoring a child’s pajama drive at McCarthy’s Pharmacy to benefit Cranio Care Bears. Alicia’s story follows: Here is a little bit of info about Jacob’s diagnosis and journey. The pajama drive is going on across the United States in every state.  Our family is covering New York state! What is Craniosynostosis? In an infant, the skull is not a solid piece of bone, but several boney plates separated by fibrous sutures. These sutures allow the skull to expand as the brain grows, and will eventually fuse to form a solid skull. Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more of these sutures fuse prematurely, causing restricted skull and brain growth. It is often sporadic with unknown cause, but can sometimes be linked a genetic syndrome.

This handsome young man, Jacob Myers, age 2, is the inspiration for the Cranio Care Bears pajama collection which will be held at McCarthy’s Pharmacy throughout the rest of September.  Photo by Heidi Johnson.

A physician’s examination as well as imaging procedures are required in order to properly diagnose craniosynostosis. One in every 2,000 births are diagnosed with craniosynostosis. The most common treatment is surgery performed by a neurosurgeon and craniofacial surgeon. There are three goals in surgery – open up the fused sutures to allow room for normal skull and brain growth, relieve any pressure that may be on the brain, and give the head a more normal appearance. Some cases may require more than one surgery. If left untreated the intracranial pressure may lead to vision impairment, sleep impairment, eating difficulties, or an impairment of mental development combined with a significant reduction in mental IQ. The prognosis for a child with craniosynostosis is generally good when treated, but will depend on which sutures are fused, how many are fused, and whether or not a syndrome is involved. Jacob’s story: After switching doctors out of mother’s instinct, Jacob was diagnosed at three weeks of age with craniosynostosis of the sagittal suture.  He originally was told he would need helmet therapy, but after a phone call to Monroe Orthodics, we were told over the phone that it was most likely necessary for us to find a neurosurgeon.  With high hopes we took Jacob to an osteopath to attempt to manipulate the skull plates manually.  The next day we went for the helmet appointment and as soon as Dr. Tanner saw Jacob in the waiting room he gave me “the look” and said, “we need to talk.”  The rest of the day was a day that any

Thank you, Alicia, for sharing Jacob’s story, and for taking on this massive effort of collecting pajamas from all over the state. For more information on the very fine Cranio Care Bears organization, please visit That’s all the news I have this week. Thanks for reading everyone and please contact me if you can work at Fortress during the month of October. More parent volunteers are needed! We will have to limit the show nights unless more parents step up. You can call or email me at the info below to volunteer (Pine Plains School District residents only, please). There are a wide variety of jobs available, but what is most needed is parents who are willing to act or work behind the scenes in each of the trail areas. Please support this wonderful, unique community event if you possibly can!

parent will never forget.  Dr. Tanner called our pediatrician and together they agreed to send Jacob to a neurosurgeon.  A whirlwind of emotions were occurring, but the ultimate decision needed to be made… where would we go?  We wanted the best for Jacob whether it meant flying halfway across the world.  Dr. Tanner said, “If you want the best, go to NYU.”  We left his office and rushed to Manhattan to NYU as Dr. Tanner explained it was a medical emergency.  We were sent to see “the miracle doctor,” (as many call him) Dr. Staffenberg - a doctor who separated twins that were conjoined at the skull.  We met with Dr. Staffenberg, the plastic surgeon, and Dr. Harder, the neurosurgeon, that day, and surgery was decided upon.  Jacob underwent endoscopic surgery on Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845-392October 12, 2012 at NYU.  Jacob went in 4348 or . at 7:45 a.m. and we were able to see him after 11:00. Although his heart rate went 2013 Rhinebeck Water up to 205 and he needed several doses Department flushing schedule of morphine and steroids for breathing, he was able to go home the next day!  He went through five months of helmet therapy, October 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11: All areas on the north side of East and West which included going to Monroe every two Market Streets, plus Old Post Road, Mt. weeks for adjustments, and going to the city Rutsen Rd., Village Green Apartments, almost monthly.  Finally, in May, Jacob got Wells Manor and The Woods. his helmet off!  His prognosis so far is great and we will go back to the city in April 2014. October 15, 16, 17, 18: All areas on

Cranio Care Bears Throughout this entire process Cranio Care Bears has been a huge support network for us.  Cranio Care Bears’ goal is to spread awareness, support and compassion through loving care packages to families of children facing surgery for

the south side of East and West Market Streets, Route 308 East, Violet Hill Estates, Hilee Road and Closs Drive. October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25: All areas in Rhinecliff will be done on Monday, Tuesday and possibly on Wednesday, as well as Rhinecliff Road, River Road and the Gardens.

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they take are all considered in the context of Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy. Everything they harvest goes to support a local food pantry and supplies families with fresh, organic produce that would be unavailable to them otherwise. At Vanderbilt Mansion, twelve “Branching Out” interns from the National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation in Boston, Massachusettes came for a week of hands-on learning in the formal gardens. The Branching Out program exposes high school and college students to careers in the National Park Service and landscape management through work experiences in National Parks. At

the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, the group focused on the relationship between historic integrity and landscape management decisions in two garden projects at the Vanderbilt formal gardens. The interns rebuilt a garden path with more stable materials and restored health to historic shrub plantings that had been overwhelmed by invasive vines. In addition, the group toured the historic homes and landscapes that comprise the Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Sites to see, first-hand, how research and history influence the management of these landscapes. Seven students from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Green Teen Program in Beacon joined a series of design workshops at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield. In Beacon, the Green Teens tend their own produce garden, develop job skills and nutrition awareness, work on local farms and contribute to Beacon’s fresh produce distribution initiatives. The series of workshops held at the Beatrix Farrand Garden introduced a different facet of gardening and career opportunity by focusing on design. Anne Symmes, the executive director of the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, led this enthusiastic group into new territory with three design workshops in the beautiful Farrand garden. The garden served as an inspirational classroom for discussions of symmetry and asymmetry in design and for trying their own hands at garden design. Given Beatrix Farrand’s importance as one of the first women to break into the field of landscape architecture, and the innovative designs she created, the garden also provided the opportunity to define a “pioneering spirit” and consider the possibilities in forging an individual’s own path. With the Farrand Garden so full of interesting plant material and plant combinations, the teens rounded out their studies by looking at the plant choices Farrand made and learning how horticulturists describe their characteristics. The Green Teens summed up the design workshops at Bellefield by noting, “Each time we come here, it’s like taking a vacation.”

has held a piece of my heart since I was a nursing student seventeen years ago.  I want to help make it the hospital of choice in our community for patients, doctors and healthcare staff.  I believe that with our union, together, we can take the hospital into its 101st year – stronger, safer and prouder!”

Mindy Berman, spokesperson for the union, said, “An overwhelming majority” voted for the nurses to unionize.  On September 6, 450  patient care technicians, unit secretaries, dietary workers, cleaners, transporters, rehabilitation counselors, phlebotomists and other service workers at Saint Francis voted to become 1199SEIU members and are currently preparing for their first contract negotiations.

obituaries Kevin D. Makenzie Barrytown Kevin D. Makenzie, 62, passed away suddenly Sunday, September 15, 2013 while sailing in Kingston. Kevin was an avid sailor and member of the Kingston Sailing Club.  He also enjoyed history, reading and his dogs. He was a graduate of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Highs School and worked most of his life as a cabinet maker.  He returned to SUNY New Paltz to pursue a degree in secondary education and subsequently worked teaching Technical Education, Global Studies, Economics, and Participation in Government at Stissing Mountain High School and Chatham Middle School. Born June 21, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Francis and Elizabeth (Hansen) Makenzie.  On June 20, 1971 in Poughkeepsie he married Pamela Rogers. Pam survives at home in Barrytown. In addition to his wife, Kevin is survived by his sons, Scott, and his wife Star of West Winfield, New York; Alex, and his wife Ana of Madrid, Spain; Andrew, and his girlfriend Chelsea of Barrytown; three grandchildren, Corrie, Lauren and Chloe, a brother Todd Makenzie, sister Randi Makenzie, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents and sister Beth Makenzie. Calling hours were held on September 19 at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. A time of remembrance began at 7 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of personal choice. To sign the online register, please visit  

John A. Dierdorff Rhinecliff John A. (Jack) Dierdorff, of Rhinecliff and New York City, passed away on Thursday, August 8th , at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck. He was 85. Jack was managing editor of Business Week for many years. His partner, Alonzo H. Smith, died in 2011. He is survived by a brother, David, and sister-in-law Madeleine Lefebvre, of Juneau, Alaska; two nieces; a nephew; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. Interment will be private in Oregon; a memorial gathering is planned for October 6th, 3:00 p.m., at the Rhinecliff Hotel. Donations may be made to the scholarship fund at Bard or Yale. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.

Girl Scout Troop 10020 from Wappingers Falls in The Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice at The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park. Photo by Anna de Cordova.

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Local youngsters dig in at historic Hyde Park gardens BY HV NEWS STAFF At the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, local children are allowed to get dirty by actively engaging in gardening, as well as digging into area history. At Val-Kill National Historic Site, Girl Scout Troop 10020 from Wappingers Falls planned, planted and tends The Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice. While the scouts grow this circa-1960 garden at Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, they are exploring the ecological impact of their “food footprint” – how their food moves from field to table, and who and what in the world that impacts. At the same time, they are examining food issues from a social justice perspective. What they learn, and the actions

BY HV NEWS STAFF  For the second time in as many weeks, healthcare workers at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie voted on Friday to become members of 1199SEIU, the United Healthcare Workers East.  Jennifer Weiler, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit said, “Saint Francis Hospital

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email your legal notice to Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Mondays. CHITALIANS 247 WARREN, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 08/02/2013. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 12 River Point Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is John R. Marvin, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 151, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Notice of Formation of Boston Creme Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 5/07/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Hopewell Junction Donuts,

LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 4/19/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Jelly Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 4/01/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Meyers Corner Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 5/07/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Salt Point Donuts, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 5/07/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Cool Casa LLC (the “LLC”). Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on July 31, 2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to: c/o McCabe & Mack LLP, 63 Washington Street, P.O. Box 509, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of CRT LXXV, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 08/05/2013. 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. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company. Name: Great River Archaeology, LLC, Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/08/2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served, SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O Great River Archaeology, LLC, 28 Kyle Court, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Manhattanville Properties, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC section 206 on 12/6/2005. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: co/ the LLC, 3 Friars Tale Lane, Staatsburg, NY 12580. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

BBH White, LLC. Notice of formation. Art of Org. filed SSNY 9/11/13. Office loc. Dutchess County. SSNY is process agent of LLC, mailing process copy to Lustrin Tetelman, LLP, 450 7th Ave, 40th Floor, NY NY 10123. Purpose: any lawful activity. Organizer Lustrin Tetelman, LLP, 450 7th Ave, 40th Floor, NY NY 10123. H&H STYLE, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 09/03/2013. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 4 Haines Court, Staatsburg, New York 12580. There is no specific date

set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is John R. Marvin, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 151, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Notice of Formation of JT Chase Engineering, PLLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York on September 4, 2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. @ 7014 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Saratoga Safety of the Hudson Valley LLC (the “LLC”). Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 13, 2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may

be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to: c/o McCabe & Mack LLP, 63 Washington Street, P.O. Box 509, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602. Purpose: any lawful activity. MILL ROAD GATE HOUSE, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 09/11/2013. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, PO Box 657, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is John R. Marvin, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 151, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. 55 NORTH PARSONAGE STREET, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec.

of State (“NYSS”) 08/20/2013. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 29 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is John R. Marvin, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 151, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) LUMO LLC. Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on August 30, 2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. 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 69 E. Hunns Lake Road, Stanfordville, NY 12581.

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