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47 West market Street lawyer draws fire in Rhinebeck page 2

Is casino gambling the answer? page 3

Field visit planned for Grasmere Hotel site page 15

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Spinzia, Norton, Oberly and Rohr prevail BY HV NEwS StAff In an election notable for the absence of any overriding issues or personalities, things went pretty much as expected last week. At the county level, Republicans easily retained control of the Dutchess County Legislature. Democrats have not controlled the county legislature since 2009. Incumbent Legislators Ben Traudt, Deborah Blaylock, John Forman and Jim Doxsey all lost, with newcomers Gregg Pulver, April Marie Farley, Micki Strawinski and Ellen Nesbit prevailing in tight races. Nesbit is a 19-year-old Vassar College student. Also prevailing easily at the polls was District 11 Legislator Joel Tyner who dispatched Debi Mimoso in what had been considered a toss-up. Former Poughkeepsie Common Council Chair Gwen Johnson was elected in District 9 in her first attempt, defeating Independent candidate Steve White. The legislature’s chairman, Rob Rolison, was unopposed in District 8 setting up his announced run for the state senate seat, currently held by Democrat Terry Gipson, in 2014. In a hotly contested contest for Family Court judge, it appears Joseph Eggito has defeated Lisa Rubenstein by nearly 1,300 votes. The election will remain unofficial pending the counting of absentee ballots and certification by the Dutchess County Board of Elections. There are 3,181 absentee ballots that have been issued. > >continued on page 3

Elizabeth Spinzia will take the helm as Town of Rhinebeck Supervisor. Photo by Nicole DeLawder.

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Hyde Park men arrested after domestic disputes the Hyde Park Police were dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to a residence on Cardinal Road on October 28 for a domestic dispute between an exboyfriend and ex-girlfriend. Patrols arrived and the male had fled the scene. Patrols interviewed the victim and she stated she had an altercation with her ex-boyfriend and he pushed her to the ground. the ex-boyfriend was identified as Kevin A. Sheehan, 20, of Hyde Park. there was a full stay away court issued order of protection in place at the time Kevin Sheehan of the incident. An arrest warrant was issued for Sheehan because he fled the scene, and could not be immediately located. On November 5, at approximately 10 p.m., the Hyde Park Police received a tip that Sheehan was at a location in the City of Poughkeepsie. City of Poughkeepsie Police located Sheehan and placed him into custody. He was then turned over to the Hyde Park Police Department for processing. Sheehan was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, a class-E felony. He was arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $25,000 cash or bail bond, and is due back in court in November. In a separate incident, Hyde Park Police were dispatched to a residence on fuller Lane on November 4 for a no voice hang up call. Patrols arrived at the residence

to make sure everyone was all right and could hear a dispute going on inside the residence. Patrols began to interview all parties involved, and Gabriel t. Hartman, 19, of Hyde Park, was found to be in Gabriel T. Hartman violation of a court issued order of protection. Hartman was having a dispute with his mother, and during the dispute she attempted to call for assistance and Hartman pulled the phone from her hands and he threatened to injure her. Hartman was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, aggravated family offense, a class-E felony, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class-A misdemeanor (preventing a call for assistance), and menacing in the third degree, a class-B misdemeanor. Hartman was arrested, arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $50,000 cash or bail bond. He is due back in court.

Drug arrest in red Hook Red Hook Police arrested Jason w. Devens, 27, of Red Hook, on November 2 at 7:35 p.m. at Stewart’s South. Devens was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of stolen property, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors, as well as having switched plates on a motor vehicle, an infraction. following a traffic stop, police found Devens to be operating his vehicle with stolen and switched license plates, and he was found to be in possession of 20 decks of heroin and hypodermic needles. Devens was arraigned in town court and sent to jail on cash bail. > >continued on page 18




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Rhinebeck residents turn out for a hearing on 47 West Market Street. Photo by Jim Langan.

47 WESt mARKEt AttRActS A cROWD At RHINEBEcK ZONING BOARD HEARING BY JIM LANGAN Another big crowd turned out last week in Rhinebeck to hear from the three agencies currently occupying the building at 47 West Market Street. At issue is whether the building is properly zoned in light of the changing use and number of clients currently being served by the agencies. Residents have long complained about safety and quality of life issues associated with the three agencies that treat clients with mental health and addiction problems. The meeting began with an attorney, Fred Martin, parading a supportive group of men and women associated with the three agencies. The often tedious process involved Martin walking his “witnesses” through their testimony. After more than an hour, the audience grew restless as Martin droned on and eventually an audience Attorney Fred Martin listens to a witness testify. Photo by Jim Langan. member asked that Martin wrap it up so the public could speak. Martin then snapped at the man saying, “You don’t own the building,” eliciting growns and hisses from the crowd, and plowed on. Martin made much of the fact that the facility has been deemed compliant by the zoning board on many different occasions throughout the year and very recently at that. Eventually the public had its turn to speak and the message was clear. Speaker after speaker rose to explain that they were sympathetic to the mission and the clients but they felt the owner of the building was in non-compliance with the zoning law. Businessman and adjacent property owner Chris Chestney said it is the responsibility of the property owner to know the law and comply with it. He didn’t feel it was the responsibility of residents to enforce the law. Others pointed out that when the building was approved for occupancy in 1975, it was intended to accommodate 20-25 clients and six staff members. It now regularly handles more than 100 clients and employs more than 30 employees. Rhinebeck Village Mayor Jim Reardon, who attended the meeting, told the Hudson Valley News, “At the end of the day this is a zoning issue although it’s always possible it could end up in court if it goes against the landlord.” The next step in the process is a discussion between the building’s owner and their attorney and counsel for the zoning board. There are likely to be further public hearings on the matter.


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The Nevele Resort in Ellenville.

Voters want to roll the dice on casinos BY JIM LANGAN By an overwhelming margin, voters across the state voted in favor of up to seven Las Vegas-style casinos. The first four would be located in the Catskills, Southern Tier and the Albany area. The proposition was passed in 39 counties and rejected in 23. It passed easily in the Hudson Valley, the Southern Tier and New York City. Overall, the proposition garnered 57 percent of the vote on last week’s ballot. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pushing hard for casino gambling in part to breathe life into the depressed upstate economy, with particular emphasis on

Hudson Valley news’ readers respond to the approval of local casinos by voters: Shelley Davis: they don’t have to live with it. Here in Saugerties it will be a curse. Allen Clayton: why? Increased revenue is a good thing. there are many places with casinos that are not a breeding ground for filth. Hannah Donohue: think of many jobs it will create too.


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“I believe this will fundamentally change the trajectory of the Catskills.” Gov. Cuomo at bethel Woods on Wednesday

the Catskill region. Not surprisingly the proposition passed with 76 percent of voters in Sullivan County favor of it. If implemented, the four casinos would be protected by an exclusivity agreement for seven years. A number of casino operators have stated they intend to seek licenses from the state Gambling Commission, which will shortly begin evaluating bids. The law takes effect Jan. 1 and then the commission has 90 days to put out requests for proposals. In the Catskills, there are at least three plans to build full-scale casinos at Saratoga and Monticello racetracks and Tioga Downs. Of interest to Dutchess and Ulster County residents is the intention of the new

owner of the Nevele Resort in Ellenville to secure a casino license. The once popular Nevele has fallen on hard times and it is believed only a Las Vegas-style casino can jump start the area’s depressed economy. The owner has indicated he will sell the property on the open market if his bid is rejected. Local real estate sources tell Hudson Valley News there has been renewed interest in properties near the Nevele but most investors maintain a wait and see approach. Gov. Cuomo took something of a victory lap visiting Bethel Woods to crow about the potential impact of proposal’s passage. “It means economic activity. It means jobs, it means getting the economy running” he said. Critics counter that the Northeast is already saturated with gambling options with 55 casinos. They point to the steep drop in gaming revenues in Atlantic City as proof. Revenues have fallen 44 percent since 2006. Cuomo counters that the four casinos would generate $430 million in revenue annually in a revenue-sharing agreement with casino owners. Cuomo says the revenue would be used for school aid, tax relief and local government grants. Critics insist these monies rarely find their way to these entities and simply get spent by the politicians.

In Poughkeepsie, voters elected Democrats to seven of eight seats on the common council. Results in the 8th Ward race are inconclusive pending absentee ballots, but Democrat Tracy Herman currently leads Republican incumbent Anthony LaRocca by a scant 13 votes. Town off Poughkeepsie Supervisor Todd Tancredi was unopposed with Republicans winning five of six seats on the town board and retaining control. In supervisor races around the county, Rhinebeck’s Elizabeth Spinzia and her Democratic team defeated Republican Wayne Rifenburgh and his Republican running mates. In Stanford, challenger Joseph Norton defeated incumbent supervisor Virginia Stern in a bruising campaign. Norton has promised residents he will return what he considers excessive fund balances upon taking office. Pleasant Valley voters chose Republican Carol Campbell although she had to withstand a late write-in candidacy from John Fumo. Fumo got into the race to protest the lack of a choice and garnered a very respectable 39 percent of the vote. In Clinton, former Supervisor Ray Oberly defeated Democratic challenger Alyssa Kogon in a race notable for its civility and dialogue. In Pine Plains, voters re-elected Brian Coons to a second term over Republican Dorean Gardner. In Beekman, Republican Barbara Zulauf defeated Democrat Paul Curran handily. In Hyde Park, Highway Superintendent Walt Doyle once again topped the ticket with 3,494 votes while incumbent Supervisor Aileen Rohr easily defeated Republican Ann Boehm 2,315 to 1,473. By Hyde Park standards the race was uneventful with Democrats winning their second straight town board. Republicans appeared to be outspent and out-organized at every level. County Legislator Rich Perkins defeated Republican Justin Varuzzo handily, while Republican Sue Serino was unopposed. There were also a number of uncontested contests last week, notably Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan who was elected to his second four-year term with more than 32,000 votes cast on his behalf.

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TO THE EDITOR: I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who supported my run for the Dutchess County Legislature. I owe a huge debt of gratitude both to those who helped within my campaign, as well as all of you who supported me on Election Day. while not experiencing victory was disappointing, I’m humbled to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with so many people throughout our community. the prospect of knocking on over a thousand doors is daunting at the start of a campaign, but it quickly becomes a rewarding experience as you meet so many friendly faces. I’d also like to thank my opponent Rich Perkins. while we both worked diligently opposing each other for months, I can’t help but feel we worked as a team to demonstrate to everyone in Hyde Park that you can run an honest and civil campaign without the vitriol, negativity, and dirty tactics that has plagued the landscape of the Hyde Park political establishment for so many years. I believe that both of us set a new standard for campaigns in Hyde Park that all future candidates should aspire to. finally, I’m most thankful for my wife Shannon. She endured equally the stress and relentless schedule of running for office, and I can’t thank her enough for her hard work and assistance over the past few months. I will continue to advocate for Hyde Park and my door remains open to anyone who may need a voice in town or county government. Many of us share common goals at the local level regardless of political affiliation, and I’m confident we can all work together in achieving those goals! Justin Varuzzo Hyde Park

TO THE EDITOR: I am a 54 year resident of the town of Clinton and I have seen this town turn from a nice place to live and find things to do, to one with very little entertainment activities. we used to have a daffodil festival, which became the spring festival in April, which was a very well attended event that featured a tractor pull and AtV mud bog, flea market and many vendors including the Lions Club and the Clinton fire Department, and they all seemed to do well. that was ended two years ago. Also, in the fall the town sponsored Clinton Community Day and a few years ago they gave it up. Luckily, the Clinton Historical Society continued it on their own but considerably downsized the event. when I moved here 54 years ago, there were two convenient stores in Clinton Hollow and now there are none. the town fought Stewart’s coming into town but, thankfully, Stewart’s prevailed and at least we have a gas station and convenience store. this town has graduated to mostly rich people with their horse ranches and huge houses and a few people just getting by. Also, the wife and I used to walk Clinton Hollow to Halstead Road and cross the bridge on Halstead then on to Brownig Hollow and home. the bridge, which was elderly, was not fit for traffic and should have been left as a pedestrian bridge, but it was torn down by the Highway Department. Also, now we have many buildings to heat and no employees to work in them! In closing, the town of Clinton’s Recreation Park’s gates have been closed and locked since Labor Day. Ken Krauer Salt Point

TO THE EDITOR: I’d like to thank the voters of Dutchess County Legislative District 7 for their support and confidence in re-electing me as their representative. I feel truly honored to have the opportunity to represent your views in the DC Legislature. I especially enjoyed the welcome received at so many of your homes. I believe listening to you has helped me understand how you wish to be represented. I did not get the chance to talk with all of you and would urge you to contact me if you have a concern. with your support, I look forward to addressing the challenges facing our county government. Rich Perkins Dutchess County Legislator

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beautiful earth I’d prefer to view the world as beautiful. This year, as we do every year, we lost a lot of our chickens to predators. Owls, foxes, hawks and who knows what else, often discover our loft and our very free range chickens and they feast. Now I hate losing the birds but I must confess, if we’re to lose them to something, I’d rather they become a meal. The only predators that bug me are the raccoons, which kill multiple birds and leave them. Because of the loss, and the incubation equipment on the farm, we mostly take it in stride. That is why at present I have a number of chicken eggs already in the incubator. We use an egg candler, a flashlight that illuminates the egg, to check the progress of incubation. The first step, when the eggs are put in for the first time, is to mark their entry date with a pencil, a simple notation that allows me to identify the egg progress and hatch date. When candled the egg is translucent with a darker spot indicating the presence of the yolk inside the egg. On one end there will be an air sack. If the egg is fresh, this will be about the size of a dime, I then place them air sack up in the incubator. The incubator maintains a determined temperature and humidity level. On a timer, it rotates from side to side to side moving the eggs from their left side to their right side in turn. In a couple days the development starts to begin. It starts with a small dark spot attaching neatly to the side of the egg. From that dark spot veins begin to branch out, creeping up and around the side of the egg. As the chick matures the contents of the egg will become dense and the candler

will only reveal the presence of a solid mass. 30 days from the time I put them in, little chicks will hatch out, dry off and begin life chirping, pecking and ready for the world around them. The process fascinates me every single time I do it. Every year I am astounded by how perfectly these little packages form new life. I guess what I’m trying to get at is this. No matter what your belief system, no matter if you believe that the earth was created by a divine being or just came into existence, it is ours now, even if only for the time being. It is our responsibility to care for it and all the living things in it. We, the purveyors of “you break it, you bought it,” must adhere to the same policy. We only get one earth. We only get one shot. We are lucky enough to live in a region that recycles. We love the earth that provides for us. We are grateful for the individuals who are devoted to the preservation of land and its return to nature. We must remember that this is not the case everywhere, and do our best to spread our own good habits and defeat the bad ones we have.

We must remember this is not the case everywhere, and do our best to spread our own good habits and defeat the bad ones we have.

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Hyde Park republicans in disarray

For the second municipal election in a row, Republican candidates for town board got their lunch handed to them last week. No amount of spin or rationalization can obscure the fact that the Republican brand in Hyde Park simply isn’t selling. With the obvious exception of Walt Doyle and Sue Serino, having an ‘R’ next to your name spelled certain defeat. I’ll return to explain why it makes sense that Doyle and Serino can swim against the electoral tide in a minute. It’s also useful to remember that as recently as 2009, voters elected an all Republican board and prior to that most boards have included Republicans, even when the supervisor was a Democrat. So why the nasty partisan divide in recent years? Some of it starts at the top with the poisonous rhetoric coming out of Washington and Albany. Everything is seen through the heated prism of ideology and political stereotyping. That said, the problems facing Hyde Park Republicans are of their own making. Beginning with the election of 2009, the face of the Republican Party took an ugly turn. The usual give and take of local politics was replaced by an angry combination of Tea Party nonsense and outright disdain for anything resembling a dialogue. Town board meetings became a weekly spectacle where board members routinely berated residents. The tone was set early on when the supervisor threatened to have a woman forcibly removed from the podium by police for going over the allotted time period. But what really set the table for Democrats was the refusal of the belligerent board to give an accounting of the town’s financial condition. By the spring of 2011, even the Republican Town Committee washed their hands of the out of control

board and refused to re-nominate them. Here’s where the sharp turn in the direction of the Democrats kicks in. The ousted Republican board went to war with the Republican Town Committee chaired by Jean McArthur. Lies, threats and anonymous mailings replaced discussion and compromise. The Democrats understandably took full advantage of the situation. Taking nothing away from Aileen Rohr and her running mates, it was obvious that virtually any Democratic candidate was going to prevail in 2011. That said, while Rohr and company were the beneficiary of good political fortune, they weren’t exactly transformed into the Churchill war cabinet. But they only had to be one thing and that was not Tom Martino. They were also smart enough, or desperate enough, to hire a real comptroller in Tom Carey. It wasn’t so much a resolution of the town’s financial problems but simply an accounting of them. So when McArthur and her committee nominated a fairly impressive slate this year, there was reason to think they could make some inroads given two sitting board members chose not to run again, and Rohr’s often silly, selfcongratulatory persona began to wear a little thin. Then came election night and another Democratic sweep. Granted they were well organized and well financed, but the margin of victory was impressive nonetheless. Here’s why – Democrats and Independents understandably hated the prior board of hacks. Republicans were embarrassed by the performance and behavior of the Martino board and blame McArthur for allowing them on the ticket to begin with. While McArthur has long ago distanced herself from that prior board, many Republicans have walked away from the party. It might take McArthur walking away from a leadership role in the party to bring some of these disaffected Republicans back into the fold. It’s hard to believe Republicans at the county level aren’t concerned about the state of affairs in Hyde Park. As for the seemingly inexplicable success of Walt Doyle and Sue Serino, the answer is obvious. Both Serino and Doyle stood up to Martino, and voters remember and appreciate that fact.

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TO THE EDITOR: I am a citizen of the town of Clinton. the Public Service Commission is accepting bids for monster high voltage overhead electric transmission lines through Dutchess County. I am concerned about the economic, ecological and health consequences of this upgrade. My friends and neighbors will lose their homes, property values, views and health. we need to take action to protect them, while at the same time upgrading the grid. we need the PSC to issue guidelines that require minimal community impacts on the part of the winning bidder for this job. to date, representatives of the prospective bidding firms have all indicated that they are not considering common sense, modern solutions such as burying the cables (like the gas line was buried). In fact, buried power line bids were rejected by the PSC. Overhead lines are vulnerable to weather, and even terrorism. they are 20th century technologies, with serious environmental and potential health impacts. we need to make aware the communities that will be negatively impacted by this project, unless the PSC requires minimal community impact to be one of the requirements of a successful bid. Stop the monster power lines! David Veith Town of Clinton

TO THE EDITOR: Approximately two months ago, your columnist, Ms. Carson, gave a heartfelt and eloquent argument for her welcome of the imminent rollout of Obamacare; one with which I disagreed. well, as Nancy Pelosi absurdly remarked, “You have to pass it in order to know what’s in it.” the Democrats did without a single Republican vote, and now we know because the early returns are in. the Democrats have handed us a disaster. I will not even discuss the Obamacare website as there is not an American who owns a radio or tV that is not familiar with that fiasco. I am talking about the substance of the act, much of which we are just learning. for instance: • Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people have had their policies cancelled, and will have to replace them with ones that are either more expensive, or have features they do not want or need. Of course, the president simply lied in this regard. • In Oregon, for example, every single one of the 56,000 enrollees were put into Medicaid, their insurance costs to be paid for by every other person in Oregon not in Medicaid. Other states are experiencing similar issues. • Many, if not most, of the young people I have seen queried have expressed dismay at the cost of the coverage they have been offered. I could go on and on, but one thing is clear. Our federal government is once again proving that it is incapable of running anything efficiently, and now it is harming us all through its takeover of the health system. If Ms.Carson has realized all that she hoped to from Obamacare, she would appear to be a member of a very small club. I hope my fellow Americans remember what has been done to us when we next vote. Michael Karpoff Hyde Park

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank everyone who came out to vote in the town of Clinton supervisor’s race. I would also like to congratulate Ray Oberly on his win. Our race was run without any contention. However, rogue candidate Jeff Burns did what he has done for the last six years as town supervisor. He lied. Burns publicly stated that he would not seek office. then, in the final four days of the campaign, he launched a long planned assault on the taxpayers of the town of Clinton with a write in campaign. this was not a last minute decision. Knowing it was most likely a low turnout year, Burns organized his followers thinking he could retain control of the town board. this tactic did not leave Republican nominee Ray Oberly or me time to go to our constituents with Burns’ long list of failures to the people of Clinton. the Clinton Republican Committee, chaired by Dutchess County Republian Committee Chair Mike McCormack, also failed to issue a statement that Burns was not their choice for supervisor. this led to more confusion in the voting public. Jeff Burns spoiled an otherwise, good campaign and likely changed the results. thankfully, Mr. Burns did not prevail and a new leader was chosen. Alyssa Kogon Candidate, Town of Clinton Supervisor Hudson valley news | | November 13, 2013 {5}

three times in the butt. He was arrested and faces a six-year sentence. The wife says both had been drinking. You don’t say. • Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was so taken with the duck boat he rode on in the Sox victory parade, he bought it for $75,000. Peavy has taken it back to his 5,000 acre ranch in Alabama. Life is good if you’re a Red Sox these days. Incidentally, Sox slugger David Ortiz came in third in the Boston Mayor’s race last week as a write-in candidate. If he’d actually run, he’d have won in a landslide. • Want to get even with that little cupcake who walked off with your sweetheart? You can post her on a new website called It makes for interesting, but bitter, reading. • You can tell the liberal chattering class is worried that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going to rain on Hillary’s 2016 parade. At a private event Thursday, MSNBC’s odious Chris Matthews made fun of Christie’s weight by saying, “I feel sorry for his wife,” an obvious reference to the Christies’ sex life. Expect more from these people of tolerance.

• Accepting the Marion Barry Award for Public Service last week was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford who admitted to smoking crack while “in one of my drunken stupors.” Not only has he said he has no intention of resigning, his poll numbers have been rising since his admission proving once again there is no such thing as bad publicity.

• Read where the social security payout has gone up 1.3 percent under Obama while food stamp payouts are up nearly 30 percent. That tells you something about this country’s priorities.

• A Michigan woman was fired after posting a Halloween photo of herself dressed as a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Alicia Lynch, 22, has also been the object of numerous death threats. Gee, I wonder why?

• Speaking of priorities, did you know that in Washington, D.C. you can’t kill a rat? If you want to rid a place of rats, the law says you have to round up and relocate the whole family of rats. First of all, how do you determine who’s related and catch them? Sounds like we’re treating rats better than illegal immigrants. Crazy.

• Hyde Park resident Jacob Frydman, the former owner of the Bull and Buddha restaurant in Poughkeepsie, is looking for a few well-heeled friends. Frydman recently purchased 866 United Nations Plaza in New York City for $200 million. The massive complex has been home to celebrities like Johnny Carson and Bobby Kennedy over the years, as well as untold U.N. staffers. Frydman has sent around a letter asking for investors that would receive a 250 percent return. Hmmm. • In suburban Chicago, a couple watching the Bears and Packers football game made

an interesting bet. The winner got to Taser the loser. John Grant’s Bears prevailed and he took his wife outside and Tasered her

“I think President Obama grossly misled the American people.” Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon 5th Congressional District

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• We’re looking for any JFK memories out there. Whether a personal encounter or memory of Nov. 22, 1963. We intend on publishing them in our Nov. 20 issue. Send them to editorial@ thehudsonvalleynews. com or our Facebook page which is hudsonvalleynews.

• Finally, a solution for guys tired of the dreaded splash-back at the urinal. Fluid dynamics researchers at Brigham Young University have determined the ideal trajectory and explained the problem. The researchers, who call themselves “Whizz Kids,” say the solution is to stand as close as possible and hit the back of the urinal at a downward angle. The guy next to you will thank you. • Bananas Comedy Club in Poughkeepsie which first opened its doors in 1985 announced they would be moving to Casperkill Country Club immediately. The relocation was prompted by uncertainty surrounding their liquor license at the Mercury Grand which was recently purchased by another hotel and the license may not be transferable. This is the club’s fourth relocation. Given we’ve never been to Bananas, we assume we’ll get over this. • Here’s a cautionary tale for anyone thinking of pledging a fraternity. At Ohio’s Wilmington College, the drunken idiots of Gamma Gamma Phi held a Halloween hazing party for the newbies. Part of the process involved lying naked in a pool of water while the older guys snapped at you with knotted towels. Tyner Lawrence, 19, emerged from the festivities sans one testicle. Lawrence will be singing soprano lead in the school’s Christmas pageant. • Actor Vince Vaughn came out of the closet recently and admitted he was a conservative and big fan of Ron Paul. Hollywood liberals aren’t laughing, but Vaughn is too far down the career path for them to hurt him now. • 82-year-old Rupert Murdoch has found love once again. The News Corp. founder is said to be smitten with his much, much younger massage therapist. He recently sent his third wife packing but it’s amazing what a $10 billion dollar wallet can bring in the door. I’m guessing she’s OK with wrinkled flesh.

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tHIS WEEK (November 13-19)

“Dream Exploration;” Wednesday, Nov. 13; 6:30-8 p.m.; Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Ln., Millbrook; Doug Grunther and Susan Rosen will discuss how dreams influence our waking lives; “Broadway or Bust;” Nov. 13-14; 7 p.m.; Bard College, Theatre Two, Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson; Presented by the Red Hook Performing Arts Club; $8, $6 students and seniors; 845-758-7928 or tickets Chris Cornell’s Songbook Solo Acoustic Tour; Wednesday, Nov. 13; 8 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, Broadway, Kingston; $49-69; Swingin’ on the Hudson; Thursday, Nov. 14; 2 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Senior program featuring the Metta Quartet and the Poughkeepsie High Jazz Ensemble; $6 donation; 845-473-2072 or “Epistemology of the Lifeboat: Life of Pi and Queer Fabulation;” Thursday, Nov. 14; 4:30 p.m.; Gabriell H. Reem and Herbet J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, Room 103, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Talk by Tavia Nyong’o, associate professor of performance studies at New York University; Free; Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club Annual Fashion Show; Thursday, Nov. 14; 6 p.m.; Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck; $60; 845-871-3505. Elvis Costello Solo; Thursday, Nov. 14; 8 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, Broadway, Kingston; $60-75; “The Way of the World;” Nov. 14-16; 8 p.m.; Martel Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free, but reservations are required;

Full Moon Ecology Walk Sunday, Nov. 17; 6:30 p.m.; Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook; Long pants, hiking shoes, binoculars and flashlights are recommended; Free; Register at “Bones, Books and Bell Jars: Photographs of the Mütter Museum Collection;” On view through Nov. 14; Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; 845-4375370. “Uncontainable” Opening Reception; Friday, Nov. 15; 6-9 p.m.; Studio 54 East Gallery, Second Floor, 54 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; 3-dimensional paper wall sculptures from Andres San Millan; On view through Jan. 4; 845-876-7335. 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center; Friday, Nov. 15; 6 p.m.; Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; Reception followed by a presentation and screening of “Henry A. Wallace: An Uncommon Man;” Free; Register at 845-486-7745. Mavis Staples; Friday, Nov. 15; 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; $39-75; Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir; Friday, Nov. 15; 7 p.m.; The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 6336 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; $20, $5 students under 21; 845-876-3533 or > >continued on page 9

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Weekend hiStory

Photo by Nicole DeLawder.

WallaCe CenTer ceLebrateS 10 yearS BY HV NEwS wEEKEND StAff On Friday, November, 15, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidental Library and Museum, along with the Roosevelt Institute and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Henry A. Wallace Center. Wallace was the 33rd vice president of the United States from 1941 to 1945 during Roosevelt’s third term, and named the Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Commerce. Wallace was the nominee of the Progressive Party during the 1948 election. After his political career, Wallace resumed his farming interests in South Salem, New York. During his later years he made a number of advances in the field of agricultural science. His many accomplishments included a breed of chicken that at one point accounted for the overwhelming majority of all egg-laying chickens sold across the globe. Wallace founded the first commercial hybrid seed company, Pioneer, which brought about a “green revolution” around the world. While serving as Agriculture Secretary in Franklin D. Henry A. Wallace. Roosevelt’s cabinet from 1934-1940, Wallace instituted the soil conservation service, the ever-normal granary, and the school lunch program to improve the plight of rural Americans during the Great Depression. In 1948, Wallace ran for president on the Progressive Party ticket. Far ahead of his time on civil rights, Wallace was the first presidential candidate in history to refuse to speak at segregated events. Wallace was a prolific writer. Among his best-known works is “The Century of the Common Man,” which laid out the vision for American after World War II. In November 2003, the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center opened as the first new facility to be added to the Roosevelt estate since the library was constructed in 1941. Friday’s program will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception in the lobby of the Wallace Center. Frances Halsband FAIA, from Kliment Halsband Architects, the designers of the Wallace Center, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. titled, “The Visitor Center Revisited.” Following the presentation there will be a screening of “Henry A. Wallace: An Uncommon Man,” produced by Wallace’s granddaughter Joan D. Murray. This event is free and open to the public. To register, call 845-486-7745. For more information about the library visit

Second Floor, 45 Beekman St., Beacon; On view through Nov. 30; 845-891-3307.

Weekend eventS

men in tightS Project 44 to showcase all-male cast in Tivoli

BY HV NEwS wEEKEND StAff Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York is proud to present Project 44 on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Project 44, winner of Kaatsbaan’s Spring 2013 Upstream Residency Award, returns to Kaatsbaan with a full program of modern dance. Project 44 is a New York-based all male company that showcases “the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers.” “My work is a direct reflection of me as a dancer, a scientist, and a man,” said Gierre Godley, artistic director of Project 44. “I seek to show dancers as limitless humans with real emotions and reactions. I enjoy the beauty of familiar vocabulary as well as quirky movement, which is developed through improvisations. I see my role as a choreographer not as one that attempts to make you love my work, rather I hope my work leaves you feeling something and wanting more.” The program will feature two works developed during the company’s 2013 residency at Kaatsbaan, “Southern Boy,” based on Godley’s experiences as a southern boy being transplanted into a big city, and “The Lateness of the Hour,” a thematic reflection on James Baldwin’s “Giovanni’s Room.” The program will also include a preview performance of “David and Goliath.” Tickets are $30 adults, $10 children and student rush at the door with ID.

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page West Point Woodwind Quintet; Friday, Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-452-8220 or Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers; Friday, Nov. 15; 8 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston; $69 Golden Circle, $55 adults, $49 members; Authors Ann E. Burg and Carol Goodman; Saturday, Nov. 16; 11:30 a.m.; Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front St., Millbrook; 845-677-5857. Imagination Station’s Student Art Show Opening; Saturday, Nov. 16; 5-7 p.m.; Red Hook CAN Artists Collective Gallery ,7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook; Costume design and fashion from artists, ages 4-16; On view through Nov. 24; 2nd Annual At Your Service Auction; Saturday, Nov. 16; 5:30 p.m.; Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck; Bid to win services from the community, gift cards and holiday food items; 845-876-3727. “Motion/Emotion” Opening Reception; Saturday, Nov. 16; 6-8 p.m.; Spire Studios,

Juliet Harrison Book Launch; Saturday, Nov. 16; 7 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Local photographer Juliet Harrison will launch her book “Track Life: Images and Words;” Free; Project 44; Saturday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli; $30 adults, $10 children and students with ID; 845-757-5106 ext. 10 or 2. Vassar College Madrigal Singers; Saturday, Nov. 16; 8 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-437-7294; html Shorty King’s Clubhouse; Saturday, Nov. 16; 8:30 p.m.; La Puerta Azul, 2510 Rte. 44, Millbrook; 845-677-2985. New York Rangers “Try Hockey for Free;” Sunday, Nov. 17; 9 a.m.; McCann Ice Arena, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie; Register at Annual Holiday Craft Fair; Sunday, Nov. 17; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Hyde Park Moose Lodge, 1273 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park; 845-229-0029. > >continued on page 10

Annual fashion show to benefit local moms

HISTORY: Washington's Headquarters is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Martha Washington Woman of History Award. Deadline is January 6, 2014. For a nomination form, visit, nyparks. com or call 845-562-1195.

ART: Red Hook Collec tive Artist Network is seeking submission for their upcoming show, “Ornamentation.” All me diums accepted. Drop off artwork Nov. 25-26. Show runs Nov. 29 through January 5. $15 per artist plus gallery shift or extra fee. redhoo

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BY HV NEwS wEEKEND StAff On Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club will show off the latest designs from local merchants during its annual fashion show to benefit women’s and children’s services at Northern Dutchess Hospital. The evening includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, cash bar and silent auction, followed by a dessert tasting. The Mothers’ Club is a not-for-profit group of volunteers who raise funds to benefit women and children who receive care at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Since 1954, the club has contributed over $500,000 to the hospital by hosting elegant dinner dances, silent auctions, fashion shows and other fund raising events. These projects not only raise important dollars, but also bring together members of the community to highlight the important mission of the Mothers’ Club and the hospital. In recent years, funds have supported the Neugarten Family Birth Center including a water-birth tub for laboring moms, a dedicated children’s corner in the visitors’ lounge, an infant abduction alarm system, birthing beds and many other necessities and niceties for the center. Tickets are $60 per person and proceeds will benefit the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club. For reservations, call 845871-3505. A model heads down the runway during a previous fashion show. File photo. Hudson valley news | | November 13, 2013 {9}

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page Cappella Festiva Treble Choir Festival; Sunday, Nov. 17; 2 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-437-7294; music. “At Wit’s End” An Evening with Oscar Levant; Sunday, Nov. 17; 2 p.m.; Cuneen Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie; Fundraiser for the Catharine Street Community Center; $35; 845-473-2272. Bib Chilcott Festival Concert; Sunday, Nov. 17; 2 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845853-7765. Betty and the Baby Boomers Concert; Sunday, Nov. 17; 3 p.m.; St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St., Hyde Park; $12 adults, $10 seniors, Free for children under 12; 845-229-2820. Author Dani Shapiro; Sunday, Nov. 17; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton; Author of “Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life;” Free; “Effects of Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles;” Monday, Nov. 18; 4:30 p.m.; Rockefeller Hall, Room 300, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Talk by economist Dr. Ron

Gecan, principal analyst in the microeconomic studies division of the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C.; Free; 845-437-5370. “The Eye of Minds” Tour with James Dashner; Monday, Nov. 18; 6 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Part of the Hudson Valley YA Society series; Free; RSVP required at Edo’s Benefit Dinner for the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Tuesday, Nov. 19; 5-8:30 p.m.; Edo Sushi, 404 Manchester Rd., Poughkeepsie; $80 per person, $150 per couple; 845-849-3860 or “Dutchess County Samplers of the 19th Century;” Tuesday, Nov. 19; 7:30 p.m.; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 204 Spackenkill Rd., Poughkeepsie; Kathy Moyer will present various types of samplers, both Quaker and non-Quaker, made in Dutchess County during the first four decades of the 1800s as part of the Dutchess County Genealogical Society monthly meeting; Free; “Light and Color in the Universe;” Tuesday, Nov. 19; 8 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Lecture by astronomer Bob Berman; $5 suggested donation; 800-7453000 or


“Night Music” Exhibition; Through Nov. 30; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Montgomery Row, Second Level, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Photographs by Rhinebeck resident Todd Gay;


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“Autumn Vegetables: Educating Ourselves Through Cooking and Tasting Our Favorite Recipes;” Wednesday, Nov. 20; 11 a.m.; Cordes Hall, Rhinebeck Reformed Church; Rhinebeck Garden Club members will prepare a dish and information about an autumn vegetable; Nonmembers welcome with pre-registration; 914475-3502. Exhibition by Lily Prince Opening Reception; Wednesday, Nov. 20; 5-7 p.m.; Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; On view through Dec. 19; 845437-5370. Third Thursday Luncheon; Thursday, Nov. 21; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; $6; 845-8763533. Veterans’ Art Showcase Kick-Off; Friday, Nov. 22; 5:30 p.m.; Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; Weekendlong event with exhibits, presentations and performances; Free. Launch of Opera Theater of Kingston; Friday, Nov. 22; 7 p.m.; The Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall St., Kingston; An evening of song with baritone Kerry Henderson, soprano Kimberly Kahan and pianist Babette Hierholzer; $25;

“North by Northwest (1959);” Friday, Nov. 22; 7:30 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston; Dress as a president for free admission; $6; 845-339-6088.

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weekend eATS

Thanksgiving Prep School BY CAROLINE CAREY

I love all holidays and the traditions and food that go with them. And, certainly Thanksgiving is one of the best in this respect. We will share some of our favorite recipes as we run up to the holiday. One of these recipes, mashed potatoes, is a personal favorite and we enjoy them year round. Growing up we called mashed potatoes “Irish whipped cream.” The other recipe, cranberry sauce, is for my husband as I don’t like cranberries. He actually likes the jelly that comes out of a can and still looks like a can, but since I refuse to serve that, I came up with this recipe. I am told that it makes an awesome topping for a leftover turkey sandwich. There are various mashed potato recipes and several camps on how to best prepare them. There are ricer believers and the hand smashed devotees. I think the ricer is overkill and makes the potatoes too pureed. A few years ago I had a mashed potato cook off with my friend Alistair. He is Scottish and vehemently defended the hand masher. Well, his wife and children (and even he) voted my dish as superior! I also feel strongly that you get the best results with a hand held electric mixer. A Mixmaster turns out a sticky mess. And, don’t skimp on the milk/cream and butter. If anything, add more. Don’t make this unless you want to make it heavenly. I still remember the year my aunt decided to use chicken broth because of her cholesterol. She never made that mistake again! Gobble, gobble!

Caroline’s Ultimate Mashed Potatoes Ingredients: 2 pounds of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup milk 6 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper

Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium for 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the hot pot. Toss them in the hot pot to dry them out a bit which will make them even fluffier. Add butter, milk and cream and let butter melt for a few minutes. Whip mixture with a handheld electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper and taste. Add more butter and/or milk if desired.

Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce Bring water, sugar and salt to boil in a saucepan over high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and return to boil. Reduce heat to medium to simmer until saucy and thickened, and most of the cranberries have popped open, about five minutes. Stir in orange peel and cool to room temperature. You can refrigerate this for up to seven days. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Ingredients: ¾ cup water 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 (12 ounce) bag of cranberries 1 teaspoon orange peel, chopped

e-mail us your events: << continued from page 10 Regina Coeli’s 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Show; Saturday, Nov. 23; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Regina Coeli School, 4337 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; 845-229-8589 or rccraftfair@gmail. com. 36th Annual Group Holiday Show and Sale; Saturday, Nov. 23; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Delamater Conference Center of the Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck; 22 exhibitors; 845-430-3130.

Weekend eatS

toP ten tUrkey tiPS

The Culinary Institute of America offers 10 great tips to help you make this year’s bird your tastiest ever.

1. take your pick – fresh or frozen. Fresh turkeys don’t suffer from the effects of

freezing, which can cause ice crystals to form. But frozen turkeys, when properly basted and roasted, can be just as juicy.

2. Butter is better. Rubbing soft butter under the skin helps baste and flavor the turkey while roasting. Herbs and spices may also be added to the butter for additional flavor.

3. Don’t cover up. Roast your bird uncovered for moist, tender results. Covering the turkey during cooking steams the meat and toughens its fibers. 4. Keep it quick. Different parts of the bird cook faster than others. To speed cook-

“Buone Feste” Book Signing; Saturday, Nov. 23; 3-5 p.m.; RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon; 10th annual feast of holiday gifts made by Hudson Valley artists; Through Dec. 31; LeAnn Rimes; Saturday, Nov. 23; 8 p.m.; Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point; $45;

Fifth Annual Artisan Faire; Sunday, Nov. 24; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Benefit for Sinterklaas; Free admission; Dreidel House; Sunday, Nov. 24; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck; Make doughnuts, candles and more; 845-876-7666. Vassar College Choir; Sunday, Nov. 24; 3 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-4377294; West Point Band Chamber Ensemble; Sunday, Nov. 24; 4:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; “The American Songbook;” Free; 845-452-8220 or Bryan Adams: Solo and Acoustic; Monday, Nov. 25; 8 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston; $34.50-$80; bardavon. org.

Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Saturday, Nov. 23; 8 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Featuring Holst’s “The Planets;” $32 to $54, $20 student rush;

“Winter Solstice 2013 Holiday Show” Opening Reception; Saturday, Nov. 30; 5-7 p.m.; Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery, The Courtyard, 43 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; On view Nov. 15 through January 31; 845-516-4435 or

Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Saturday, Nov. 23; 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; $49-69;

Noche Flamenca; Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, > >continued on page 13

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ing, remove the legs from the turkey and roast alongside the breast. Remove meat from the pan in intervals as it finishes cooking.

5. two birds are better than one. For even faster cooking, roast two smaller tur-

keys rather than one large one. An added benefit is that smaller turkeys also tend to cook more evenly.

6. turn tom upside down. Cook your turkey breast-side down for the first hour or so. This allows the breast to self-baste as drippings run to the bottom of the turkey. Be sure to grease the rack prior to roasting so the breast doesn’t stick. 7. Flip with caution. When turning the turkey or removing it from the pan, avoid piercing the meat and losing vital juices. Using kitchen towels to move the bird makes it easy. Just be mindful of hot juices that may flow from the cavity when you flip the turkey. 8. temperature is key. Invest in a good probe thermometer (or, even better, get two: one for the legs and one for the breast). A probe thermometer will allow you to monitor the internal temperature of the bird while it’s cooking. Remove the parts when they reach 165 degrees F. 9. Watch the heat. Raising the temperature to speed the cooking isn’t a good idea. Using higher heat than necessary during roasting causes excessive shrinkage and drying. 10. Give it a rest. The turkey should rest outside the oven for at least 30 minutes be-

fore carving. This will allow the juices to settle and prevent them from escaping when the meat is sliced. Keep the bird warm while resting with a loose covering of foil. See more cooking tips from the Culinary at

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the Long and the Short BY ANN LA fARGE

A friend looked over my shoulder at what I was reading for this week’s column and noticed that three of the books were of a biographical nature. She lined them up on the table and pointed out the rather extreme disparity in size among the three – two short books and one very long one. We spent the rest of the afternoon talking about these books (and others). Let’s start with the short ones, as each is about a person I admire extravagantly. What, I wonder, would George Washington think about today’s presidential bloviations? It was a treat to read about him in a new book by Harlow Giles Unger (author of “John Quincy Adams”) – “Mr. President – George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office” (Da Capo, $26). This informative and entertaining (and short) book reveals how our first president responded to the crises that occurred during his tenure and, in the process, defined the American presidency and exercised “executive privilege.” “As written,” the author said in an interview, “the constitution gave the president almost no power ... the framers had created a figurehead president.” This book tells us how Washington assumed, and used, those powers. When a newspaper article accused him of “wanting to be king,” Washington exclaimed, “By God, I had rather be…on my farm than be emperor of the world.” Yes, reading history can be fun. Mozart is far and away my favorite composer, so it was a treat to find a new book about him, Paul Johnson’s “Mozart – a Life” (Viking, $26). What an extraordinary man he was! The last of seven children, only he and a sister survived, he was composing music at the age of five, a mature artist at 12. He composed 61 symphonies and 23 piano concertos in an all-too short life, “30 years crammed with creation.” He loved dancing and billiards. In his last decade, he focused on opera, composing twenty of them, including “Figaro,” “DonGiovanni,” and “Cosi fan Tutte.” And, something I hadn’t known, in the last years of his life, he created the clarinet as a virtuoso instrument. This short, pithy, intelligent book will appeal to music lovers and general readers. And now, I’m off to the piano, where I’m happiest. But not for long. What about the long book we were mentioning? I picked it up, hefted it would be a better word, and noted its 1,044 pages! This, readers, is the first volume of two, of the full-scale “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck, Steel-True, 19071940,” by Victoria Wilson (Simon & Schuster, photos throughout, $40). Wow. Memory took me back to seeing the movie “Stella Dallas,” and I couldn’t resist. I began to read. No question about it, this is thrilling stuff. Stanwyck made 88 movies, danced in the Ziegfield Follies, appeared on Broadway, and knew everyone in a career that spanned six decades. Her life began in poverty in Brooklyn; she had a bad marriage and then a good one (to Robert Taylor); and she became the highest-paid woman {12} November 13, 2013 | | Hudson valley news

in America…a star. Victoria Wilson, who writes with verve and passion, interviewed more than a hundred actors, directors and screenwriters who worked with Stanwyck, including Lauren Bacall, Jane Fonda, Kirk Douglas and many more. And the photos! I’m hooked. And when I heave this immense volume up onto the shelf, Ill leave a place beside it for volume two, which will follow the actress from World War II to her death in 1990. “Oh, Lolly Baby!” Anyone else remember that? It was high time, I decided, bleary-eyed, for a good novel. Review copies of new books have been streaming into my mailbox, but they’re almost all non-fiction. Couldn’t find a novel among them, so I trotted off to the library and picked up a copy of a book I’d missed somehow, Gail Godwin’s “Flora” (Bloomsbury, $26). Ten-year-old Helen, who has lost her mother and her beloved grandmother, who raised her, spends the final summer months of World War II at home (her father is away, doing secret military work) with her summer guardian, 22-year-old cousin Flora, “the first older person I felt superior to ... What if I was going to have to take care of her?” She was, to Helen, “prosaic, unimaginative ... something had been left out of her.” To make matters worse, there’s a polio epidemic, and Helen is confined to the house. “How can a person have plans when there’s nothing to do?” But there turns out be plenty, and not just reading. Being stuck with Flora, Helen is determined to “make the most of my stuckness.” Like, for instance, reading forbidden letters, and imagining ... And then something very bad happens. John Irving calls Godwin “a present-day George Eliot” who has shown, in this fine novel, “the kind of fatalistic situation we can encounter in our youth – one that utterly robs us of our childhood and steers the course for our adult lives.” I wish I’d said that ... so I share his words with you. Time for dessert and the chance to read something funny, raunchy and silly. Something just for fun. I picked up Celia Rivenbark’s “Rude Bitches Make Me Tired, Slightly Profane and Entirely Logical Answers to Modern Etiquette Dilemmas” (St. Martin’s Press, $15). Told in a question and answer format, in topical chapters, this is “not your mama’s etiquette guide.” It’s designed to help you deal with “the endless stream of rude behavior that affects those of us who are more likely confronted with the finger than we are with finger bowls.” At a dinner party: “What on earth is gluten, and why do my guests whine about being allergic to it?” At the gym: “I saw a man spit into the water fountain. Shall I report him?” On politics: “A friend’s obituary asked that mourners make a contribution (instead of flowers) to the Republican Party…but I’m a Democrat. And, how about “Facebook Etiquette?” That’s certainly an oxymoron. Well, this was a reading week to remember. Enough! 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@

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Guest director Kim Weild helps Allison Pearl '16 rehearse a scene from William Congreve's "The Way of the World.” ©Vassar College/ Lee Ferris

‘The Way of the World’ at Vassar by HV News Weekend Staff

Director Kim Weild will present “The Way of the World,” at Vassar College for free performances November 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. “The Way of the World,” an example of Restoration comedy, was originally penned in 1700 by William Congreve. Restoration comedy, known also as comedy of manners, refers to English comedies from 1660 to 1710. The comedies are notorious for sexual explicitness, and quick, topical writing which led rise to the first celebrity actors. Weild describes the production as a “romantic comedy with a serpentine plot that includes lots of intrigue and infidelity.” The student-based cast will give audiences a tour of upper-class English courtship, featuring a sometimes morally challenged gentleman named Mirabell and a strong-willed and independent young woman named Millimant. New York City-based Weild has worked in nationally renowned theaters such as Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Virginia. In 2010, she founded WeildWorks with the inaugural production “Fêtes de la Nuit,” which went on to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award and seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Director. Tickets are free but reservations are required. Contact to reserve.

Ornamental Opening Reception; Sunday, Dec. 1; 3-5 p.m.; Red Hook CAN Artist’s Collective Gallery, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook; On view through January 5; Hudson Valley YA Society; Sunday, Dec. 1; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Featuring authors Robin Wasserman and Holly Black; 845-876-0500.

“Decolonizing the Exhibition: Contemporary Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Edward J. Guarino Collection;” Dec. 4 - Feb. 2; Focus Gallery, Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Student curated exhibit; 845-437-5632 or Mt. Beacon Incline Railway: Restoring a Major Historic Tourist Attraction for the 21st Century; Wednesday, Dec. 4; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie; Presentation by Frank DiLorenzo, senior project manager of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway; $5 lunch and program, $2 program only; 845471-0430. Vassar College Jazz Ensemble; Friday, Dec. 6; 8 p.m.; Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845437-7294;

Tree Lighting; Sunday, Dec. 1; 4:45 p.m.; Hyde Park Town Hall, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; hydeparkny. us.

Hudson River Ex-Mas; Saturday, Dec. 7; 2-8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 14-15; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 7th Street Park, 704 Columbia St., Hudson; Winter market hosted by Hudson River Exchange;

Annual Holiday Charity Auction; Sunday, Dec. 1; 4:30 p.m.; Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Free; info@

Holiday Open House; Saturday, Dec. 7; 3-6 p.m.; Eckert Fine Art, 34 Main St., Millerton; Featuring artwork by painter Eric Forstmann; 518-592-1330 or

Community Hanukkah Party; Monday, Dec. 2; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; Rhinebeck Jewish Center, 102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Interactive holiday concert with cantor Bob and Sabrina, candle

Author Simon Winchester; Saturday, Dec. 7; 7 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Part of the Sinterklaas celebration; Free;

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Matinee music program brings jazz to school, seniors The Bardavon will kick off its matinees and music senior citizen series on Thursday, November 14 at 2 p.m. with a tribute to the American Songbook with “Swingin’ on the Hudson” featuring the Metta Quintet and Poughkeepsie High Jazz Ensemble. This is the 15th year the Bardavon has teamed up with Poughkeepsie High School to offer an intensive in-school residency program where students rehearse and perform with professional musicians. Tickets for the concert are $6 donation, though no one will be denied entry for not being able to pay.

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The barn at Grasmere. File photo.

Field visit planned for Grasmere Farm Hotel by HV News Staff On Saturday, November 16, join the town of Rhinebeck planning board on a field visit to the Grasmere Farm Hotel site, a boutique hotel that plans to phase up to 110 guest rooms, suites and stand-alone ‘eco-cabins,’ a restaurant, culinary and event center set in and around the property’s existing 25,000 square-foot Edwardian Stone Barns, and a spa facility featuring an array of spa treatments and wellness programs, within the 250-acre set-aside of the 525-acre property off Route 9 in Rhinebeck. The project will cost upwards of $50 million. The Grasmere Barn was known primarily as the setting for the rehearsal dinner for Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding. In a March 2013 article announcing the project, Michael Trimble, chair of the Rhinebeck Planning Board told Hudson Valley News, “This is a fortunate opportunity. The planning board gave it a good reception and looks forward to it moving ahead.” He continued that while the board had seen other proposals for the property in past years, those proposals had not come to fruition.

“Given what a wonderful job Steve Mensch did in restoring the barn after the fire, I hope they can do more,” said Trimble. “To be able to maintain the open space and the dedication to agriculture make this an original and splendid opportunity.” A draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) has been completed by the project sponsor and accepted by the lead agency. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until 4 p.m. on Monday, December 2. A public hearing on the draft GEIS will be held on Monday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rhinebeck Town Hall. An application for special use permit for a “Country Inn II” has also been accepted by the Town of Rhinebeck planning board. A public hearing on the application for special use permit will be convened concurrently with the public hearing on the draft GEIS. Comments on the application for special use permit will also be accepted by the contact person until 4 p.m. on Monday, December 2. The field visit will begin at 1 p.m. outside the Grasmere Manor House on Mill Road. Visit for full proposal details.

Community Foundations names new CFO

Emily C. Robisch joined the staff of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining the Foundation, Robisch worked for Mental Health America of Dutchess County for over eleven years as the division director of finance and administration.  Robisch is a native of the Hudson Valley, and is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from Marist with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. She received her BS in Public Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh and an AS degree in Business Administration from Dutchess Community College. “We are pleased to have Emily join the Community Foundation,” said Andrea Reynolds, president and CEO.  “She brings enthusiasm, experience and skills that complement the existing talent of the Foundation’s staff.” Emily C. Robisch joins staff of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Courtesy photo.

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DCC names Foundation Executive Director by HV News Staff Christine Kane, who most recently served as vice president of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, has been appointed executive director of Dutchess Community College’s Foundation and director of the Office of Institutional Advancement. “Christine brings a wealth of talent and experience to the college,” said DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin. “Her skill set and energy will be instrumental in continuing to move the Foundation forward in supporting students and enhancing the college’s educational environment.” Kane has earned the Certified Fundraising Executive credential, which is the only internationally recognized credential for fundraising professionals. She has more than 20 years of experience in fund development and communications with local nonprofit organizations.

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Deer Hunting Starts The 2013 deer hunting season for shotguns starts on Saturday, November 16 and ends on Sunday, December 8. Be careful when walking in the woods and along country roads. Especially important, do not wear clothing colors that resemble deer colors.

Medicare Seminars The Office for the Aging is hosting two more Medicare seminars; Medicare Orientation on Monday, November 18 at 4 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Medicare Basics on Wednesday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Community Room. A reminder for Medicare seniors that the open Medicare open enrollment period to change coverage ends on December 7.

Veterans’ Arts Showcase A free veterans’ art show will be held on Friday, November 22 through Sunday,

November 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the FDR Presidential Home and Library in Hyde Park. Space is still available for veteran artists, poets and performers. Admission is free for artists and the public. Please come and view the works on display and support the veterans’ efforts. For veterans seeking information about displaying/performing their work, contact Julia Dehn at 845-691-4570 or This show is co-sponsored by the Daniel Center, Orange County Arts Council, Creative Warriors and VETFAMSA.

Daniel Center Spaghetti Dinner Report The Daniel Center held their fall spaghetti and meatball dinner on October 19 at the West Clinton Fire Department Station 1. Everyone who came was served an all you can eat spaghetti dinner with dessert. There were many activities to see on the Daniel Center display board to quickly show the center’s activities and support services. The 50/50 was won by Tim Mungo from Staatsburg. Linda Stokes of the Town of Clinton won the $100 bill raffle and Maureen Vogel from Poughkeepsie won the other raffle. Michelle Kuklianski from Poughkeepsie

won a hand-crocheted American flag afghan. Charles Ingleton from Beacon won the door prize of a harvest lantern. Thanks are given to Julia Dehn, her volunteers, and the board of directors for making this fund raiser possible, to the West Clinton Fire Department and fire commissioners for the use of the hall, and not to be forgotten are the attendees for coming. The funds being raised are to support the purchase of a home to be used by veterans in need of help. The mission statement is The Daniel Center will be a home where veterans can come to live with other veterans, share experiences, give each other encouragement and support for transition back into society. They hope is to purchase a home in the Hudson Valley that has the most to offer their clients by providing the right mix of a supportive environment along with access to professionals and ample opportunities for employment and education. The Daniel Center will be a new model veteran’s service agency dedicated to alleviating reintegration problems facing veterans by establishing an environment where they can consult, create, and self initiate a personalized program tailored to their specific needs. Any additional tax deductible donations will be appreciated

Historic homecoming announced by Troop K Major Robin H. Benziger named first female commander by HV News Staff The New York State Police recently announced Major Robin H. Benziger has been appointed as commander of Troop K. Major Benziger will serve as the first female Troop Commander of Troop K, one of the first five original troops of the New York State Police. Major Benziger is a 30-year veteran of the New York State Police who began her career as a trooper in Troop K, where she patrolled in Fishkill, Rhinebeck, and Claverack. “I am honored to be returning as the troop commander to the troop where I began my career 30 years ago. Although I have had assignments in three other troops, I have always considered Troop K to be my home,” Major Benziger stated. Major Benziger will bring immeasurable and diverse experience as she takes the helm as the estimated 27th Troop Commander of Troop K. A graduate of the FBI National Acad-

emy, Major Benziger holds an associate in applied science degree in registered nursing, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a master’s degree in public administration. In 1989, she earned the permanent rank of sergeant and transferred to Troop B, Plattsburgh. In 1990, Major Benziger returned to Troop K where she was stationed as a sergeant in Brewster and Poughkeepsie. In 1993, Major Benziger became the first woman to hold a uniformed command position in the history of the State Police when she received the permanent rank of Lieutenant and transferred to Troop D of the State Police in New Hartford as a zone commander. Following her promotion to lieutenant in Troop D, she was assigned to serve as assistant detail commander of Governor George E. Pataki’s personal security detail. In 1996, Major Benziger was promoted to the rank of captain where she

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served as assistant director of training at the New York State Police Academy and also as zone commander in Troop G, Fonda. In 2002, Major Benziger returned to Troop K as zone commander of Zone One, SP Livingston. In another first, she advanced to the rank of major in 2008 and was subsequently appointed director of training for the New York State Police, the first woman in the 96-year history of the organization to hold this prestigious position.

to help in the purchase of the home. For more information on The Daniel Center and its activities, contact Director Julia Dehn at 845-691-4570 ext 320 or visit

Senior Luncheon Report The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners held their senior luncheon on Election Day at their church. In keeping with the theme of fall colors and Thanksgiving, the white table cloth had a lighted votive candle as the centerpiece. Colorful red, orange and yellows leaves ran down the center of the table with small pine cones, pumpkins, and bittersweet interspersed. The cups, plates, and napkins also had colorful leaves on them. Tom Fiorino came from Poughkeepsie to play background piano music from the 40s and 50s to the delight of the attendees before the luncheon started. Upton Lake Christian School Principal Dee Hoiem welcomed the seniors and reminded all to vote that day. After a brief blessing, the meal was served. The speaker was Kathy Sheehan, LMSW from the Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County (845-471-7213 or The Coalition is a group of individuals and private and public agencies working together to protect elders from abuse, neglect and exploitation and to preserve the quality of their lives. The Coalition is under the auspices of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County (www. On June 13, 2014, a World Elder Abuse Day will be held at the Farm and Home Center in Millbrook. Kathy described how the breakdown of confirmed perpetrators starts with the largest from adult children 40 percent, followed by spouse at 15 percent, grandchildren at 9 percent, and all other relatives totaled 20 percent. Thus, it quickly became evident that family members and relatives are the main source of abusers. If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation or immediate danger, call 911. For other situations, please call the Mediation Center at 845-471-7213, the Adult Protective Services at 845-4863300, or Domestic Violence Services hot line 845-485-5550. Your actions can prevent the needless abuse of an elder person who is unable to help themselves. The next luncheon will be on Tuesday, December 3. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email

around town by heidi Johnson It was a low-key weekend at our house this past week. After working at Fortress every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October, it sure was nice to have a chance to catch up on housework, email and sleep this weekend. We did make it to the Amenia Music Hall talent show on Sunday, where Niall and Bridget performed along with about a dozen other very talented local folks. It was great fun and raised money for Gridley Chapel in Wassaic to help with their roof restoration. Unfortunately, the talent show conflicted with the opening reception for Conrad Levenson’s sculpture show at the Red Devon. I am sorry to have missed it. Conrad’s sculptures are made entirely from old farming tools, and his pieces all have great personality (for lack of a better term). The show runs through December, so check it out when you get a chance. The Red Devon is a lovely place and the restaurant’s owners are big supporters of our community. Stop in for a bite to eat at the market or café, and check out this great local artist’s work. Even if you are not an art aficionado (which I most certainly am not), I can promise that

the Chester players were. So, I was happy to see that they went on to win the Section 9 Class D championship game this past Friday at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. This win advances the Hambletonians to the quarterfinal game vs. Tuckahoe on Nov. 16 at Mahopac High School. I will again be rooting for Chester. Would love to see this team take the state title because they are a talented team with a lot of class.

Upcoming Grange Events Stanford Grange will host its annual Roast Pork Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 17, with one family-style serving at 2 p.m.  The menu will include roast pork, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, red cabbage, glazed carrots, assorted beverages, and apple pie for dessert.  Donation is $12 per person.  For “Insight Out,” a sculpture by Conrad Levenson. Courtesy photo. you will enjoy Conrad’s sculptures. They reservations, contact Louise Woodcock at 845-868-7548. really are wonderful. And then on Friday, Nov. 22, the Grange The Red Devon is located at108 Hunns will be holding their annual Holiday Penny Lake Road in Bangall. Hours are Thursday Social at the Grange Hall. Doors open at 6 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday p.m. and calling begins at 7 p.m.  Holiday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  items for Thanksgiving and Christmas For more information, visit www.reddevon. will be featured, and refreshments will be com or available.  All proceeds will benefit the John Flood family of Pine Plains, who Chester Academy Wins Section 9 lost their home to fire in late October.  For more information or to donate prizes Football Championship (penny items, baked goods, door prizes, I wrote last week about the Pine gift certificates, holiday items, etc.), Plains varsity football game vs. Chester contact Louise Woodcock at 845-868Academy and what a great bunch of guys

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Rowe United Methodist Church Holiday Rummage Sale The Rowe United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Rummage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.  Holiday items and winter clothing will be featured, along with a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit local food pantries.  For more information, contact Bev Groth at 845-758-0657. Rowe UMC is located at 1376 Route 199 in Milan, just west of the Taconic State Parkway.

Modified Volleyball This is just a little teaser, or preview of coming attractions. I got a tip this week from my friend Lisa Agnelli that the modified girls volleyball team at Stissing Mountain Middle School had a stellar season this year. Lisa reports that Coach Tom Giorgio mentioned some record-breaking statistics at the team’s recent end-of-season dinner. I will have to catch up with Coach Giorgio this week and get the scoop. Tune in next week for the full story. OK, sorry for the brief column this week. I really needed to take it easy this week after the madness of October. See you all next Wednesday when I’ll have a much more robust column, I promise! Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or

Rhinebeck Science Foundation’s ‘Science of Design’ Discovery Festival planned BY HV NEWS STAFF The theme for this year’s Rhinebeck Science Foundation Discovery Festival is the “Science of Design.” The festival includes hands-on activities for children, kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as design competitions for different age groups. This event is free and open to the entire community and will be held at Rhinebeck High School on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New to the event this year is a partnership with Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement, made possible in part from a Thompson Trust grant focused on science. Discovery Festival presenters will showcase design solutions in technology, the arts, science, and other disciplines. According to Victor Britton, a physics teacher at Rhinebeck High School and presenter, “The Discovery Festival provides children and their families a chance to learn about some of the science in their world, talk about it and ask questions. I have volunteered as a presenter at the past four RSF Discovery Festivals and each one has been an exciting chance for me to share what I enjoy: science.” Other presenters include Rhinebeck High School students and teachers, local community members, and Bard faculty and students. The Bard students also served as design mentors to younger students, helping them with their design contest entries. “Bard students truly integrate the humanities and technology,” says Bard’s Associate Director Erin Cannan. “Tech savvy, artistic and creative, Bard students are intrigued with the very questions that Rhinebeck students will explore. The collaboration helps our students better understand how to explain key design concepts while honing their teaching and leadership skills.” More information about the Discovery Festival and the design competitions is available at File photo.

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Pine Plains man arrested for arson The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested of Cale W. Cornell, 23, of Pine Plains, for arson and grand larceny stemming from a 2010 incident. Cornell was arrested on November 7 after the investigation showed that he allegedly stole a vehicle, crashed it, and then lit it on fire during the early morning hours of January 21, 2010. The vehicle was allegedly taken by Cornell, who is accused of then crashing it into a rock wall and a telephone pole before lighting it on fire. The vehicle had been left with the keys in it before being stolen. Cornell has been charged with arson in the third degree, a class-C felony, and grand larceny in the third degree, a class-D felony. Cornell was arraigned at the Town of Pine Plains Court and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.  

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Red Hook Police arrested Ariana Caraballo, 39, of Tivoli, on November 3 at 12:10 a.m. on County Route 78. Caraballo was charged with three counts of drunken driving, all misdemeanors, as well as failing to keep right, an infraction. Following a traffic stop, Caraballo failed all sobriety tests and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit. She was processed and released on tickets to appear in town court at a later date. 

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Disorderly man arrested for damaging property On November 5, New York State Police arrested a 19-year-old man subsequent to disorderly behavior. Aaron J. Scott, 19, of Hyde Park, was arrested at approximately 6 p.m. after police received a report of a disorderly subject at the Children’s Home on Hillman Drive. An employee at the residence became alarmed after Scott became enraged during a phone conversation and then proceeded to damage property on the interior and exterior of the home. Scott was taken into custody and charged with recklessly endangering property. Scott was released on an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Hyde Park Court.

Pine Plains man arrested for stealing rare coin collection On November 8, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the New York State Police arrested Brandon M. Parsons, 29, of Pine Plains, for criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a class-A misdemeanor. Parsons was arrested subsequent to an investigation that was conducted into a report of stolen rare coins from a residence. Parsons was issued an appearance ticket ordering him to appear before the Town of Stanford Court.

Red Hook resident arrested for Driving While Intoxicated On November 2, at approximately 11:38 p.m., New York State Police arrested Laura A. Pelosi-Rauscher, 41, of Red Hook,for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Pelosi-Rauscher was found to be intoxicated subsequent to traffic stop that was conducted on the vehicle she was operating when troopers observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. Pelosi-Rauscher provided a positive breath sample which yielded a blood alcohol content of .11 percent and was issued uniform traffic tickets ordering her to appear before the Town of Red Hook Justice Court.

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Search warrant leads to heroin arrest On Monday, Nov. 4, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant on Mansion Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, where 553 bags of heroin were recovered. Keith L. Lindsey, a 26-year-old city resident, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-B felony. Also taken into custody was Michael White, a 52-year-old city resident, for being a fugitive from justice in Florida as a sex offender. Both were arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail.

Poughkeepsie man arrested for possessing and promoting a sexual perfomance by a child On November 4, New York State Police arrested Daniel Gugliuzza, 25-yearsold, of Poughkeepsie, for possession of sexual performance by a child, a class-E felony, and promotion the sexual performance of a child, a class-D felony. Gugliuzza was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5000 bail.

Recent Arrests Hyde Park Police report the following: • Tyler J. McEnroe, 26, of Millbrook, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a traffic misdemeanor, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both class-A misdemeanors, unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding, both violations of law. • James M.  Wolensky, 55, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Zachariah D.  Soricelli, 21, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested by Town of Poughkeepsie Police on an active bench warrant issued by Hyde Park Justice Court and turned over to the Hyde Park Police Department for processing. The bench warrant was issued for failure to appear in court for grand larceny in the third degree, a class-D felony, and trespass, a violation of law. • Daniel M. Johnson, 33, of Kingston, was arrested by the Town of Saugerties Police Department on an active bench warrant issued by Hyde Park Justice Court and turned over to the Hyde Park Police Department for processing. The bench warrant was for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. • Dawn M. Nelson, 43, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a traffic misdemeanor. 

obituaries Shirley Berman Rhinebeck Shirley Berman, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at The Thompson House, Rhinebeck, N.Y.  She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Berman, her soul mate, who passed away just eight months ago.  The youngest of six children, Shirley was born January 21, 1929 in New York, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Mollie Moscowitz, and beloved sister of the late Lillian, Miriam, Barney, Murray, and Alfred. Shirley has resided in Red Hook and Rhinebeck for the past 10 years.  An accomplished artist who specialized in restoring and recreating early American decorative art, she taught classes, participated in exhibits and workshops, and gave demonstrations for decades.  She was a Guild Member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1975, and was a certified teacher in Pontypool.  She was also an avid collector of antiques, and was skilled at refinishing and restoring antique furniture to its near-original condition. While working as a legal secretary, Mrs. Berman met her future husband Richard I. Berman, who she married on September 6, 1952 in New York City.  They were married for more than 60 years. They raised three children together in Massapequa Park, N.Y. and later resided in Carmel, N.Y. and Mount Kisco, N.Y, before finally retiring to Red Hook.  She was a terrific cook and she and her husband loved hosting large family gatherings.  She also enjoyed many summers at the family vacation home in Vermont where she honed her antiquing skills. She is survived by three children, Jonathan Berman, and his wife Yasmin of New York City; Edward Berman, and his wife Valerie of Chappaqua; Carol MacDonald, and her husband John of Stanfordville; and four grandchildren, Joshua, Ethan, David and Celeste, and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley Berman›s memory may be made to: Historical Society of Early American Decoration, P.O. Box 30, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326. Private funeral services and interment will be at Sharon Gardens Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y. To sign the online, register please visit Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.

Notice of Formation of Cullen Renovations LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York on 9/6/13. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 Crumwold Place, Hyde Park NY 12538 Purpose: Residential renovation. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: RRS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on October 1, 2013. Certificate of Change filed in the Department of State of New York on October 8, 2013. Office Location: Orange County. Principal Business Location: 117 Executive Dr., Ste 100, New Windsor, NY 12553 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 117 Executive Dr., Ste 100, New Windsor, NY 12553. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: Mid-Hudson Mediation Works, LLC Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary

of State New York (SSNY) on September 4, 2013. Office located in Dutchess Co. SSNY is designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 9 Vassar Street #25, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Towle Properties LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on September 23, 2013. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 937 South Anson Road, Stanfordville, NY 12581. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of WICUL LLC (the “LLC”). Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 8, 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 MARMERSTEIN

PROPERTIES, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 640 Ponce Deleon Blvd., Belleair, FL 33756. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 206 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW The name of the Limited Liability Company is KENTUCKY REALTY, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on October 2, 2013. The office of the Limited Liability Company is to be located in Dutchess County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address within or without this State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: P.O. Box 645, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful act or activity.

LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on October 2, 2013. The office of the Limited Liability Company is to be located in Dutchess County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address within or without this State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: P.O. Box 645, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful act or activity.


SEVENTH FIRE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2013. Office loc: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against

Notice of Formation of Fabulous Wedding & Event Planning LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Office location Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent for service of the process upon the LLC. The Secretary shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 10 Volino Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The purpose of the business of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity.

the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jack Riccobono, 63 Sawmill Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571. Reg. Agent: Jack Riccobono, 63 Sawmill Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF The Northern Spy, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it

may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: P.O. Box 24, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 The principal business address of the LLC is: 8 Davis

Way, Red Hook, NY 12571 Purpose: any lawful act or activity

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obituaries Elizabeth Titcomb Blow, Rhinebeck Elizabeth Titcomb Blow, a longtime resident of Rhinebeck, New York, died peacefully at the Baptist Home on Thursday, November 7 at the age of 96.  Born in Boston, MA in 1917, the daughter of Albert C. and Mildred C. Titcomb, Elizabeth attended the Beaver Country Day School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  In her youth, she became an accomplished skier and horsewoman.  She studied painting in Mexico City with Jesus Guerrero Galvan and pursued a career as an amateur painter throughout her lifetime.   Elizabeth’s spirit of adventure and curiosity was demonstrated when, at age 21, she spent a year in Budapest and rural Hungary documenting folk costumes for a renowned fashion designer.  This work was cut short by the impending invasion by Hitler’s armies in 1938 and the outbreak of war.  Elizabeth was a vibrant member of the Rhinebeck community for over 50 years and won many friends of all ages and backgrounds.  A founding member of the Tivoli Artists’ Co-op, as well as long-time member of the Bard Symphonic Choir, she acted with the Rhinebeck Theatre Society and was a board member of the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society.  Elizabeth is survived by her two daughters from her first marriage to Frederick Franz Mueller:  Bettina Mueller of Tivoli, New York and Zizi LaCava of Weston, Connecticut.  Additional survivors are her son-in-law John LaCava, her grandsons Nicholas and Lukas LaCava, her brother-in-law Roswell B. Perkins, and a host of nieces and nephews.  There were no children from her second marriage to Richard Blow, of New York, Florence, and Clinton Corners.  A memorial service will be held on, Saturday,  November 30th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John›s Episcopal Church in Barrytown, New York. To sign the online register, visit Arrangments are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.

Florence M. Duncan Poughkeepsie Florence M. Duncan, 89, passed away Sunday, November 10,2013, at home. Born May 18, 1924 in Poughkeepsie, New York, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Nettie Krom. On May 5, 1945 she married Paul L Duncan at the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church. They were happily married until his death on December 10, 2002. A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Duncan was employed by Alfa Laval in Poughkeepsie for 40 years. She was a member of the De Laval Silver Circle, and loved to go snowmobiling and fishing with her family and friends. She was best friends with her sister Janet who competed everyday over the crossword puzzle and jumble. Mrs. Duncan is survived by her sister Janet (Mike) Dillinger of Stanfordville, NY and brother Donald (Marie) Krom of Manns Choice, PA. Also surviving are her four godchildren, Kim (Eric) Sprossel, Bill (Alicia) Dillinger, Michael (Cathy) Dillinger and Lori (Michael) Zampko and many nieces and nephews. The family is very grateful to Kay Williamson for all the loving care she gave to Florence. She was predeceased by a brother, Roscoe Krom and sister, Betty Schultz. Family will receive friends on Thursday,November 14 from 10 am to 11 am. A service at Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 S. Main St., Pine Plains, NY, will begin at 11 am. Burial will follow at Netherwood Cemetery, Salt Point, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice. To sign the online register, visit

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Pictured, from top: ww II veteran John Ochs lays a wreath during Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony in Rhinebeck. At right: wayne Rifenburgh, Village of Rhinebeck Mayor Jim Reardon, County Comptroller Jim Coughlan and Rhinebeck town Supervisor tom traudt were among those honoring veterans during the American Legion Post #429’s service Monday morning.


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