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11/30/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

‘Out of the Fire’ at Howland Center

(Continued from Cover)  On the flyer announcing the exhibit, it states: “‘Out of the Fire’ explores the correlation between fire and art, where fire is one component of the process to achieve artistic results.”

With fire, she said, one never knows what will come out of the kiln; how the metal will bend.

With her art pieces, Bari said it takes between 3 and 5 firings of each piece, considered layering.

“It’s very interesting,… my favorites are probably 3D pieces,” said Bari, adding depending on pattern and color, one make what one wants.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Sky’s the limit

Improvements promise big things at airport

The Dutchess County Airport will be undergoing some changes, perhaps including a new name, as county officials prepare to get the facility to grow in stature. - Courtesy photo

By Ray Fashona

For several years, the county airport has been draining Dutchess coffers. In 2011, when the Molinaro Administration came into office, the county transferred $800,000 to keep the airport operating.

With efficiencies achieved through a new fixed base operator and other improvements – perhaps the most important of which is a water line connection to provide a steady flow of water – the 2017 budget has dropped that number to under $200,000.

County Executive Marcus Molinaro said he expects the airport turning a profit in the near future.

“We are going to have the airport functioning at its highest level,” Molinaro said.

Molinaro said that hiring FlightLevel as a professional fixed-based operator for the airport has contributed to the declining county donation to the facility.

Molinaro added that the annual economic spinoff of the airport to the area is $45 million. With the coming improvements, that number should grow, he said.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the Nov 30-Dec 6, 2016 issue:

  • Hundreds enjoy holiday meal

Chef Paul Doyle holds salads that were part of the Thanksgiving meal for more than 500 people in need.


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