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The Northern Dutchess News is a member of the Southern Dutchess News group and is fast becoming a staple in the lives of individuals in communities north and east of Poughkeepsie. Already named an “official newspaper” of Stanfordville and Rhinebeck, it also serves Hyde Park, Red Hook, Tivoli, Milan, Pine Plains, Amenia, Dover, Millbrook, Clinton Corners, Salt Point and Pleasant Valley. The Northern Dutchess News provides coverage of local town, village and school news, the Dutchess County Legislature, county legal notices, obituaries, plus coverage of arts and entertainment, hospitals, 4-H clubs , farming news, businesses and organizations.

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08/24/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

4-H kids, parents, farmers all admire smiling ‘Doc Hart’

by Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from cover) And 23-year 4-H volunteer leader Gretchen Burnett and her husband Blaine, the Fair’s longtime Sheep Superintendent, said “When we saw Doc Hart’s truck pull in, we knew everything was going to be OK with the animals at the Fair.”

The “Fair Vet” is “pulling back” a little these days, handling only small animals, and Dr. Isaac Angell is the new on-site veterinarian at the Fair.

One of the most respected members of the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, which operates the Fair, veterinarian Dr. Douglas Hart of Pine Plains has been known for his easy smile, gentle and reassuring demeanor and always being there to help and educate youngsters.

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

Tops Friendly Markets opens 5 stores in Valley

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, western Vermont and north central Massachusetts, will open five stores in New York (Rhinebeck, New Paltz, Wappingers Falls, LaGrangeville and Carmel). These stores were all a part of a recent acquisition from Stop & Shop and Hannaford Supermarkets.

“Having had the opportunity to personally meet with associates, customers and speak to members of the community, we are already receiving a warm welcome, which is exciting,” said Frank Curci, Tops Markets’ chairman and CEO. “We are looking forward to having these stores, the associates and the surrounding communities become part of the Tops family. However in order to fully transition the stores, we will need to be closed for approximately 36 hours prior to the stores opening as Tops. After that for both our customers and us, it will be business as usual.”

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Get Growing! Flowers and chickens at the Fair

Sue Adams’ planter contains Phlox Gisele Hot Pink and Celosia Dracula with pink scaevola and dragonwing begonia. The phlox and celosia are among a dozen new varieties of flowers that visitors to the Dutchess County Fair can view (and vote for their favorite) in the Horticulture Building. Photo courtesy of Mark Adams

by Mark Adams

Visit the Horticulture Building, upstairs at the Dutchess County Fair, to see a display of a dozen new varieties of flowers that will be released to the public in April 2017. Since the “new variety display” was first presented in 2010, more than 10,000 fair goers have filled out a ballot to choose their favorite flower.

Last year’s winner, “Petunia Violet Star Charm,” went on to become a popular bedding plant and a knock-out in hanging baskets.

Make sure to cast your ballot this week for one of these beauties:

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

ALSO in the Aug 24-30, 2016 issue:

  • State Police are prepared for DC Fair
  • Cahill, Schneiderman warn of IRS scams
  • Bard College Arboretum awarded $35,000 grant
  • Visit county’s Cornell Cooperative Extension at the Fair

Our annual 4-H Special highlights some of the exceptional youth who participate in 4-H clubs and their plans for the Dutchess County Fair

  • Call for businesses to participate in ‘Pay It Pink’ Oct. 7-9
  • Serino seeks vendors for Community Senior Golden Gathering
  • MidHudson Regional Hospital relocates Turning Point treatment program

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Pete’s Dragon’

Pete and his dragon, Elliot, live an idyllic life until loggers threaten their woodland home. Courtesy photo

  • Towne Crier to host fundraiser for Louisiana animal shelters
  • Gillespie tribute concert to benefit Pine Plains Memorial Hall
  • Love to Cook: ‘Lettuce’ take the time to enjoy wholesome food
  • Mill Street Loft summer youth employment program graduates 13 local teens

Schools of the Week: Vacation season - back in Fall

  • If your school has a program you’d like to see featured in School of the Week this session, e-mail and put “School of the Week” in the subject line.


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