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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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06/22/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Antique engine fascination spurs interest for July 1-2 event

by Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from cover) But that is only the beginning. The Century Museum Village and Collectors Association will bring in hundreds of displays and demonstrations of antique tractors, trucks and antique farm engines.

One of the main attractions will be the Stock Garden Tractor Pull on the infield of the Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, which is expected to bring in over 150 competitors. That event will be conducted by the Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association (HVOTPA), which conducts similar events practically every weekend during the summer.

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Renegades sweep into town for new season

The Renegades gathered at Dutchess Stadium last week for the impending start of the season. Among the ’Gades on hand were, from left, Oscar Rojas, Angel Perez, Bill Pujols, Kewby Meyer, Garrett Whitley and John Popadics. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Ray Fashona

Most members of the Hudson Valley Renegades arrived at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Wednesday, June 15.

Their first game was Friday against the Aberdeen IronBirds. The Renegaddes won their first game of the season, 4-2, at home against the Aberdeen IronBirds before falling to the Ironbirds and State College on Saturday and Sunday.

As Wednesday’s Media Day got underway, players arrived from taking their team physicals. Most had just gotten into town.

“They literally just arrived,” General Manager Eben Yager said.

Manager Tim Parenton, entering his third year as the Renegades skipper, was unconcerned about the lack of practice before game one.

“Most of these guys have been in extended spring training for two and a half months,” Parenton said. He quipped, “We’ll have a team to put on the field.”

The manager said he didn’t know yet what to expect from this year’s team.

“This is a development league,” he said. “The most important thing is getting the guys at-bats and innings pitched.”

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There’s plenty to enjoy at the Rhinebeck Arts Festival

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival features a range of activities and shopping opportunities. Photo composite courtesy of

The first weekend of summer will be brimming with creativity at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople will come together for the fourth annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival on June 25 and 26.

In previous years the festival took place in the fall, but the new dates offer visitors the same opportunities to enjoy unique art, live music, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities.

The Hudson Valley is well represented with more than 50 participating artists from around the region.

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

ALSO in the June 22-28, 2016 issue:

  • Federal primaries are June 28
  • Librarian returns ‘home’ to Dover Plains

Laurie Buckley, Dover Plains Library’s new director, grew up in the area and attended Dover schools from first grade through high school. Courtesy photo

  • Terry Sullivan to vie for 106th Assembly seat
  • Lalor, Molinaro run half-marathon for worthy causes
  • Final push under way for Solarize Northern Dutchess
  • Omega presenters address ‘living well with Lyme disease’
  • Bill to provide major unfunded mandate relief clears Senate
  • Donations to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue matched through June 30

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘The Conjuring 2’
  • Renaissance hosts car show, BBQ
  • DC Fair introduces ‘spork’ contests
  • That’s Italian! Leek & Spinach Soup
  • Earth Wise: Sponsoring national parks
  • Speed of Sound to return to county airport Aug. 7

Indie Americana group The Lumineers will headline the Speed of Sound Festival set Aug. 7 at the Dutchess County Airport. Courtesy photo

  • NECC to present chef and farmer brunch challenge

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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