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2/14/18 Highlights of this week's edition...


Couple celebrates 58 years after first-date heartbreak

by Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from cover) “But when the four of us got together, I saw Maurice and thought ‘Hmmm … I think I want to swap.’ For me, it was love at first sight.”

And sure enough, a couple of days later, Maurice called Elizabeth on the phone. But again, it’s not what you’re thinking.

“He asked me if I thought Peggy would go out with him again. I was so angry. I just said ‘Call her yourself!’ And I hung up on him. My heart was broken already.”

It took a couple of months, but Maurice finally realized his mistake and called Elizabeth back.

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


Love & adventure dominate life of CBS newscaster, wife

Elisabeth and Mitchell Krauss have been married for 60 years and say a long relationship is all about love and respect. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

It’s a joke, but former CBS newscaster Mitchell Krauss says in his famous on-air voice, “I lost my independence on July 4, 1957.”

That’s the day he and the love of his life, Elisabeth, were married almost 61 years ago. That event brought together two media professionals and launched a life of love and adventure that has taken them across the United States several times, around the world and now into retirement at Arbor Ridge in the Brookmeade Community in Rhinebeck.

Mitchell’s 45-plus-year radio and television career took him to Philadelphia, New York, Cairo, Egypt and back to New York. The consummate newscaster covered many major news events and interviewed hundreds of politicians, diplomats and other prominent individuals on the national and world level – even two of the Beatles.

He worked with the likes of Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Daniel Schorr, Charles Collingwood and others.

Elisabeth was right beside him through it all.

FDR Presidential Library and Home set Presidents Day Weekend events

Paul Brandus, author of “This Day in Presidential History,” will speak at the Wallace Center on Saturday as part of the FDR Presidential Library & Home’s events slated to observe Presidents Day. Courtesy photos

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park will host a series of Presidents Day Weekend events. These events are free and open to the general public, but registration is required for the Saturday author talk and Sunday performance.

ALSO in the Feb 14-20, 2018 issue:

  • County discusses raising smoking age
  • NDA honors Dr. Verrilli, Transportation Council

Dr. George Verrilli, right receives a special honor from NYS senator Sue Serino during last week’s annual meeting of the Northern Dutchess Alliance. Also giving awards were County Legislature chairman Gregg Pulver and a representative from the office of Congressman John Faso. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

  • Outdoor activities on tap for Rhinebeck’s WinterFun Weekend
  • Central sewer system in works for more than 70 years in Red Hook
  • Millbrook Community Preschool at Grace Church celebrates renovation

In Creative Living:

  • That’s Italian! Tira Mi Su
  • Ron reviews ‘Den of Thieves’
  • Eddie Izzard brings comedy tour to UPAC

Eddie Izzard brings his “Believe Me Tour” to UPAC in Kingston Feb. 16. Photo courtesy Andy Hollingworth Archive

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