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Renegades sweep into town

The Renegades gathered at Dutchess Stadium last week for the impending start of the season. Among the ’Gades on hand were, from left, Oscar Rojas, Angel Perez, Bill Pujols, Kewby Meyer, Garrett Whitley and John Popadics. - Photo by Curtis Schmidt

By Ray Fashona

Most members of the Hudson Valley Renegades arrived at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Wednesday, June 15.

Their first game was Friday against the Aberdeen IronBirds. The Renegaddes won their first game of the season, 4-2, at home against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

As Wednesday’s Media Day got underway, players arrived from taking their team physicals. Most had just gotten into town.

“They literally just arrived,” General Manager Eben Yager said.

Manager Tim Parenton, entering his third year as the Renegades skipper, was unconcerned about the lack of practice before game one.wn of Wappinger Recreation Committee for about 30 years.

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Antique engine fascination spurs interest for July 1-2 event

Matthew Michaelis sits in the seat of his grandfather’s 1973 Cub Cadet original condition garden tractor. Grandpa Bob Michaelis, center, joins fellow Century Museum Village and Collectors Association member Reed Benton, who displays his restored 1925 Fuller & Johnson engine. All are preparing for the Antique Machinery and Motorcycle Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on July 1-2. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

Antique machinery of all types –from motorcycles to garden tractors to hit-and-miss engines – will all come roaring or chug-chugging into the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2.

It’s the Antique Machinery and Motorcycle Show, which is expected to attract thousands of enthusiasts from all over the northeast portion of the U.S. The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) Northeast Coalition will be hosting one of the largest shows of its type in the country – its Grand National Super Meet.

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BHS Class of ’16 commencement on Saturday

Beacon salutatorian Paige Baisley, left, and valedictorian Rachel Ng

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

Banners of blue and gold will wave with pride this Saturday, June 25, as the Beacon High School Class of 2016 holds its commencement exercises. Graduation takes place 9 a.m. at Dutchess Stadium at 1500 Route 9D, in Wappingers Falls. No tickets are necessary, and seating is on first-come basis.

Some 250 city seniors clad in caps and robes will walk across the stage for handshakes and diplomas. Among them are the two top students: valedictorian Rachel Ng and salutatorian Paige Baisley.

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