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November 19, 2014

A quartet of Bard Conservatory singers graced the main living room of the imposing Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park on Sunday Nov. 9, filling it with songs from the American songbook.   The subhead on their program...

November 19, 2014

Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen performed an extraordinary recital on Monday, November 17, at Bard College’s Lazló Z. Bitó Conservatory Building. The program opened with the world premiere of Vassar professor Harold Meltzer’s Kreisleriana, a series of post-modern...

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a safe harbor at an undisclosed location on the Black Sea. Since then we have been besieged by hedge-fund managers, tycoons of varying nationalities and stockbrokers, all wanting to know exactly where this idyllic place was and how to get to be...

Most of the candidates we interviewed in advance of yesterday’s election claimed they would “cross the aisle” and seek bipartisan support for whatever initiative they espoused. Are those empty promises, or will their actions prove their sincerity?

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October 25, 2014

The right to vote is the foundation of any democracy. This year on Election Day, Tuesday Nov 4th, we will vote with a paper ballot when voting for Governor, Senator, Representatives, Etc.  Please remember to flip the ballot over since there are 5 proposals on the...

On November 4 voters will make some important choices.  The composition of the New York State Senate will be decided.  The issue is whether it will be controlled by Democrats or Republicans.  Our own state senator, Terry Gipson, is a Democrat.  By most...

Amenia Planning Board has received a letter related to bonding the completion of construction of the various phases of the golf course and of the infrastruture necessary for the completion of the project.

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To the Editor:

We are concerned that the meetings of...

Candidates fill mail boxes, raise money, make charges. Joe Torres is running for the 105th Assemb ly seat held by Kieran Michael Lalor (R-Hopewell Junction).  Torres is from Wappinger, where he has been involved in local politics, having run for town supervisor twice....