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New K-9 reporting for duty


East Fishkill Officer Ralph Bertoldi stands with his new partner, Kavon, outside of the East Fishkill Police Department. - Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

The East Fishkill Police Department has a new member on its roster – K-9 Kavon.

The 18-month-old Belgian Malinios is partnered with Officer Ralph Bertoldi.

“First and foremost, he is an excellent tracking dog,” said East Fishkill Police Chief Matthew Orsino. Kavon can search for missing vulnerable adults, children and suspects.

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Community events set in Stanford, Hyde Park

New library adds to ‘Main Street’ feeling in Stanfordville


The new Stanford Free Library building has joined business and organizations on Route 82 in Stanfordville. The new facility will be the center of attention for the 61st annual Stanford Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 14, with the theme of “Main Street Stanfordville.” Photo by Curtis Schmidt and courtesy photo

by Curtis Schmidt

The Stanford community has always been a close-knit group of families and friends that continually come together and help one and all. But this year, the feeling is extra special.

With the completion and opening of the new Stanford Free Library building, the town center is taking shape and appropriately “Main Street Stanfordville” is the theme of this year’s 61st Stanford Community Day.

The multi-faceted event, sponsored by Stanford Grange #808 since 1959, is set from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. All activities will take place in front of the Stanford Grange Hall at 6043 Route 82, Stanfordville, or in the new Library right next door.

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Celebration of Life for former legislator Saturday in Beacon


Jack Dexter and family

By Kristine Coulter

There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on Sept. 14 in honor of former Dutchess County Legislator John I. Dexter. The Celebration of Life will take place at St Rocco's Hall, 26 South Chestnut St., in Beacon, from 2-4 p.m. Dexter died on Aug. 8 in Parkland, Florida, where he lived for the past 16 years.

Dexter was born July 17, 1932, in Cortland, the son of William Dexter and Patricia (Morgan) Dexter. He was married to his wife Ellie for 65 years.

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