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Music Preview
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Tue Oct 24th, 2017

Newly renovated Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia will celebrate its 275th year this Sunday morning at 10 am. A special musical program, featuring Dr. Hampson Sisler on organ, Matt Finley...

Art review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Sun Oct 8th, 2017

Fabrizio Breschi, born 1950 in Livorno, Italy, is enjoying a major exhibition at FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART, 217 Warren St., Hudson. He works predominately in brush acrylics...

by Antonia Shoumatoff in Features
Sun Sep 3rd, 2017

Poet John Ashbery died at the age of 90, of natural causes, this past Sunday afternoon.

I remember going to a poetry reading at Bard College where poetry was treated...

Music Preview
by Denise Jordan Finley in Features
Tue Aug 22nd, 2017

CHRISTOPHER BRELLOCHS and ELIZABETH GERBI will be performing at Smithfield Church this coming Sunday at 10 am. The program will include: 

"Simple Song" from Leonard Bernstein's (1918-1990) Mass

"Something Beautiful"...

by Antonia Shoumatoff in Features
Sun Jul 9th, 2017

After many years of approvals and an eleventh hour transmission upgrade requiring an extra set of power lines to be built from Dover up to Pleasant Valley, Cricket Valley Energy...

with a bit of art in Wassaic
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Features
Sun May 21st, 2017

As spring sunshine poured golden, the Millbrook Library hosted the 9th annual literary festival with Merritt Bookstore. An array of varied writers spoke at the library where outside two tents...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Environment
Wed Mar 29th, 2017

Salamanders are amphibians most abundant in the northern hemisphere. In legend salamanders remain associated with fire, perhaps because when salamanders are dunked in fermented substances they are reputed to impart...

Historical reflections
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Features
Mon Jan 2nd, 2017

Although we will no longer cover news, we are open to historical reminisces.  As we begin a New Year, it can be helpful to peer into our past, remembering lessons...