Editorial Page

I want to thank all who supported me in my recent election bid for a Dover Town Council seat.  After consistently attending Dover Town Board meetings over the last ten years, I believe I can make a positive contribution to the town in this new position.  I am a local business owner and...
Kieran Michael Lalor (R), the assemblyman representing the Town of Washington and eight other towns in southern Dutchess, sent out a constituent letter uniquely informative as to what he is doing in Albany and uniquely free of requests for money for his election campaign.  He is clearly new to...
  To the editor,   I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all of the voters who came to the polls and supported me this past Election Day.  The best part of running for office was going out, meeting all of you, and listening to your concerns.  I encourage you to continue to...
As we head into the final months of this year, we take a look around to appraise our progress, if any, in shaping the destiny of northeastern Dutchess. While Millerton seems to continue its relative prosperity, the remaining northern Dutchess villages continue their struggle to regain what once was...
The editorial in the issue of October 23 was based on an older version of the Town of Washington’s comprehensive plan, not the newest version that incorporates the work of the professional planner. That version has yet to be posted. It was our mistake, and we apologize. We look forward to the new...
We are now in budget season. Towns and villages, counties and states, all need budgets that balance. The federal government can print money; for the feds, balancing the budget is an optional notion, one not sufficiently important to muster a majority of legislators, all of whom have other...

As of this writing, marijuana is available for medical purposes in 20 states and the District of Columbia. A medical marijuana bill passed in the New York State Assembly but has not yet been voted on by the Senate. While the reclassification of marijuana from killer weed to medicine may be...

by Carola Lott

Of the 28 gardens in Jane Garmey’s splendid new book, “Private Gardens of the Hudson River” (Monacelli Press, 2013), six are here in Millbrook.

Garmey finds her subjects mostly through luck and word of mouth. She prefers gardens that belong to people who have been closely involved in the...

The New York Times reported Monday that the employees at Resorts Worlds Casino the operator of the slots parlor at Aqueduct Raceway earned “slightly more than $10 an hour.”  It profiled a Ms. Nixon, a customer relations representative who had to forgo a blood test because she couldn’t afford...
The Town of Washington is not alone in having an election with not one Democrat on the ballot running for a town office. The Towns of Pawling and Red Hook share in that distinction. Even if the outcome in a town election is pre-determined, it is important for voters to cast their vote on the...