Five challengers vie in June 26 primary
For Rep Hayworth’s seat
By Gayla Cawley
Republican Nan Hayworth will be challenged by one of five Democrats vying for the party’s nomination in the June 26th primary in the new 18th Congressional District.
One of the wealthiest bankers of the 1800s, L.P. Morton was a governor of New York, dedicated the Statue of Liberty, was vice president under President Benjamin Harrison, and led the refinancing of the Civil War debt. Morton was also a leading citizen of Rhinebeck, where he is mostly remembered for donating a community house and library.
A new empty storefront appeared on Franklin Avenue just before the first of the month when the office space occupied by Heather Croner Real Estate, an affiliate of Sotheby’s International Real Estate, suddenly became vacant. It is on the corner of Franklin and Church at the light.
Just up the street, the antique shop occupied by Ryland Jordan (Dream…Fine Things) also became vacant, but only temporarily, because it is about to become a jewelry store. Ryland moves up the street to the Millbrook Antiques Mall, where he has long had a space. And in Mabbettsville, the Village Animal Hospital, long the veterinary practice of Dave Hammond, closed its doors for the last time.
One of the highlights of the Millbrook School graduation last weekend was an award presented to a well known Millbrook resident who began his association with the school in 1948 when he entered as a student. He returned to Millbrook School after Princeton and the Navy as a teacher, coach and alumni officer. He left to take a position at Bennett College, but returned in 1982 to teach Advanced Placement European History. In the words of Robert Anthony, chief of alumni affairs, “Many of his students considered Farnham to be the best teacher they ever had. In every way, he was a master teacher.”
In a show of broad community concern, upwards of 100 people turned out for a public hearing last Thursday on the fate of the building housing the Pine Plains Community Center and library. The beginning of foreclosure proceedings against the building’s owner, the nonprofit Foundation for the Pine Plains Community Center and Library, has forced the foundation’s long-simmering financial woes to the top of the town’s agenda.
Pine Plains town supervisor Brian Coons made it clear in his opening statement that he expected no resolution to emerge from the night’s discussion. Toward the close of the hearing, he announced that several more such meetings would be held over the coming months.
Saturday night at the Millbrook Vineyard, Marlene Weber Garnot, owner of a famed local spa, was the MC and event chair for the tenth annual Taste of Millbrook, the fundraiser for the Millbrook Educational Foundation. Held under a large balloon-decked tent, a festive atmosphere prevailed with food stations including Mexican delicacies from the restaurant Coyote Flacko, and waiters distributing glasses of Millbrook Vineyard wines while the Millbrook School Band played and sang.
Dr. Diana Jackson Schnoor, chairman of the MEF, was enthusiastic about the support.
Nine girls in white dresses and twelve boys in blue jackets marched solemnly but proudly into the Dutchess Day School courtyard at 10:00 on Saturday, June 9, to receive diplomas and become the graduating class of 2012.
Music Mountain Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States. The 83rd season kicks off on June 17, 2012, with Misha Dichter and the St. Petersburg String Quartet.
The concerts are performed in Falls Village, Connecticut, at Gordon Hall at the top of Music Mountain Road. There are ample rustic picnic facilities and free parking.