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The B-24 in the Wings of Freedom tour is nicknamed Witchcraft. The Bombs painted on the side represent the number of missions the plane accomplished. - Photo by Ray Fashona
By Ray Fashona
Wind whipping ferociously, engines roaring at ear-splitting
decibels (we had to scream or use hand signals to communicate),
scrambling to find purchase with wobbly legs as the plane rolled
with the air pockets or the banking of change of direction – it was
all part of an exhibition flight of the B-24 bomber, known as the
Liberator, that was among the classic World War II aircraft on
display at the Wings of Freedom show at Dutchess County Airport last
Think of it as riding a roll coaster without a seatbelt.
Irene Decker is surrounded by the children and goats she loves. From left are, Karlie Klingner, Faith Shultz, Irene, Carolyn Cookingham and Shea Montgomery. Photo by Curtis Schmidt
by Curtis Schmidt
It all started when Irene Decker and her husband, John, said yes
to their adopted daughter, who asked if she could have a pet goat.
That was 38 years ago.
Patrick Metzger and wife Amie Rose Anderson, of Beacon, stand in front of the solar panels installed on their house. - Courtesy photo
By Kristine Coulter
A seminar on how going solar is good for business was hosted by
the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The hour-long
seminar, “Solarizing Dutchess County is Good Business,” discussed
the incentives for businesses to “go solar.”
Brian Nowitzki, of Hudson Solar, was the featured speaker. He showed a virtual tour of a solar installation.
“Today what I really want to show you guys is the technology,” said Nowitzki. He continued, “Part of going solar is to visualize it for your space.”
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