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Saugerties board grants mass gathering permit for 'Great Christmas Light Fight' TV show

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> The Town Board has granted conditional approval of a Sept. 29 mass gathering permit for a holiday light display to be unveiled in front of up to 400 people at 123 Patch Road as part of the ABC network show "Great Christmas Light Fight." The permit was granted to Triple Threat Pro

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

High School Golf: New Paltz wins 7th in row, beating Saugerties

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> Nick Puleo shot a 3-over-par 39 at New Paltz Golf Course Wednesday, leading New Paltz High to its seventh consecutive win, a 181-194 Mid-Hudson Athletic League decision over Saugerties. Zak Musso added a 46, Josh Clinton had a 47 and Kevin Metzger 49 to lead the (7-2) Huguenots. K

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

PHOTOS: Buy Local Expo in Saugerties showcases area products

Jason Geib, left, co-owner of Immuneschein with his wife, Corinna, talks about the health effects of their ginger elixir with Diamond Mills employees Brianne Ebel-Small, left, Bethany Boyce, center, and Selina Guendel. at the annual Buy Local Expo that took place Wednesday afternoon at Diamond Mill

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Saugerties police say Sunoco Mart employee pulled knife during dispute

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> A Sunoco Mart employee was arrested after pulling a knife on a beverage distributor during a dispute over space in the store's cooler, town police said. Ammed Mohomed Bendilla Hussien Abdel Fattah, 21, of 2 Haviland Lane, Highland, was arrested by Saugerties police at 9:25 p.m. T

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Levon Helm Studios to welcome Grahame Lesh, Midnight North

Take a 'video drive' down Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard. April 19, 2017, marked the fifth anniversary of the Woodstock musician's death. Video by John W. Barry/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit The chance, deception and trust a deck of cards represents can generate a lot of inspiration for a songwriter,

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 18:15:20

Lawsuit seeks to annul Rhinebeck zoning law for solar plants

Three Rhinebeck residents are suing the town to annul a new zoning law allowing solar plants, claiming town officials had a personal interest in its passing. Adopted on May 22, Local Law No. 2-2017 makes solar plants a "permissible use in 12 separate zoning districts within the town," according to c

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 22:17:29

Trump threat to arts resonates loudly in Dutchess

The Jazz in the Valley festival featured a drummer who performed with Miles Davis. The Bard Music Festival brought Chopin to a concert hall designed by architect Frank Gehry. And Spark Media Project's DROP Studios offered job training in video production for teenagers. All three programs underscore

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 10:00:09

"Miracle Child" honored at vigil

HUDSON FALLS - One year ago tonight, Kaiden Starr Rice was on life support at Albany Medical Center, unable to walk, talk, or even eat, after being beaten mercilessly by her stepmother earlier in the day. On Thursday night, Kaiden was the guest of honor at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of

WNYT - 2017-09-22 07:08:00

Dear Mr. Bezos: Here's why Rockland should be home to HQ2

As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos goes shopping for a second headquarters in the East - he calls it HQ2 - everyone has a pitch to make. Hey, Jeff! We've got an airport! Yo, Jeff! We've got skilled workers! We've got beaches, Bezos! Lots and lots of beaches! The Amazon HQ2 promises up to 50,000 jobs over 10 t

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:50:31

Breakneck Ridge hiking trail to close for restoration

PHILIPSTOWN - Breakneck Ridge, one of the region's most popular hiking trails, will be shut down next year due to restoration and improvement projects. The Breakneck Ridge trail, known as one of the best and toughest day hikes in the country, will be closed in early 2018 for two separate projects, s

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:01:31

'Feeding the Hudson Valley' series underway

Creating awareness of food waste is the mission of one campaign here in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley Regional Council, Dutchess Outreach, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, UlsterCorps, Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Long Table Harvest and other regional and community organizations are

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 17:15:38

Kingston Man Arrested for Felony Criminal Contempt

SAUGERTIES - A Kingston man was arrested following a domestic dispute at the Simmons Plaza on Rt. 9W in the Town of Saugerties. Saugerties Police responded to the 911 call on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they allege Keenan A. Hughes, age 26, had engaged in a physical domest


Kingston Alderwoman Deborah Brown takes issue with Ulster County Industrial Development Agency's morning meetings

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County Industrial Development Agency officials are defending the early morning start time of meetings that involve giving tax breaks to businesses. Questions about 8 a.m. sessions on the second Wednesday of the month was raised during a public hearing Tuesday, when city Alde

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Leslie Mendelson at BSP: A musical storyteller, speaking from the heart

She is gearing up to open a show for Roger Daltrey of The Who, with whom she has also worked. And Leslie Mendelson is coming to the Hudson Valley to show regional music fans why two of rock music's biggest names enjoy her music. Mendelson on Sept. 30 will perform at BSP in uptown Kingston. She is sh

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 00:00:08

Save the weekend: 5 terrific events in the region

There is no shortage of fun to be had this first weekend of autumn here in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. From outdoor fests to museum visits and everything in between, the area is hopping. For more ideas be sure to check out Friday's Go! section. Narrowsburg's annual Honey Bee Fest on Saturda

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-20 22:37:15

A Vegan Fall-Lovers Guide to the Hudson Valley

New York's Hudson Valley is the beautiful span of mountainous land that surrounds the majestic Hudson River (located north of New York City). An easy drive for a day-trip from the city, the region is the perfect autumn escape thanks to leaves on the trees turning brilliant shades of red, orange, and

VEGNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Rhinebeck school district Audit Committee seeks community volunteer

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> The Rhinebeck school district is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Board of Education Audit Committee. The committee consists of three members of the Board of Education, appointed annually. The board is seeking a member of the public to serve as a school district community repr

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Kingston Planning Board will hold off on Irish Cultural Center decision until another panel weighs in

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> City planners are not likely to make any decision on the Irish Cultural Center site plan until another panel makes up its mind on the proposal. Planning Board Chairman Wayne Platte said this week that the board would probably await a decision by the Kingston Historic Landmarks Pres

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Ulster comptroller wins Reform primary; no votes for challenger Wendel

KINGSTON - The final tally of the Reform Party primary for Ulster County comptroller left incumbent Elliott Auerbach atop the field of 23 nominees, but nobody penned in challenger Mike Wendel. Out of the 63 write-in votes cast, Auerbach got 23, even though he did not campaign for the line. The close

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-20 00:48:21

Catskill man arrested after 7-month heroin investigation

CAIRO, N.Y. >> A seven-month investigation ended Wednesday with the arrest of a Catskill man who was charged with selling heroin in the town, state police said Thursday. George M. Higgins, 53, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Stonegate Trailer Park, 92 Porto Roa

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-21 04:00:00