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Southern Dutchess News

New Welcome Center to greet
visitors to 172nd DC Fair


Ticket staff personnel at the newly constructed Welcome Center are ready to greet visitors to the upcoming 172nd Dutchess County Fair. From left are, Dawn Moore, Dan Pullaro, Donna Granan, Jessie Duffy, Janet Feimer and Megan Fisher. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

By Curtis Schmidt

It has the look and feel of a 1900s-era red barn. With history and agriculture displays, it is designed to put Dutchess County Fair-goers in the best frame of mind. And it opens up into a grand landscaped entrance leading visitors to agriculture and entertainment areas of the Fair.

At the same time, the newly constructed and multi-dimensional Welcome Center will also house eight ticket staffers to move hundreds of fair-goers into the fair itself in a quick and efficient manner.

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Northern Dutchess News

Ag, history abound in new DC Fair Welcome Center


Ticket staff personnel at the newly constructed Welcome Center are ready to greet visitors to the upcoming 172nd Dutchess County Fair. From left are, Dawn Moore, Dan Pullaro, Donna Granan, Jessie Duffy, Janet Feimer and Megan Fisher. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

It has the look and feel of a 1900s-era red barn. With history and agriculture displays, it is designed to put Dutchess County Fair-goers in the best frame of mind. And it opens up into a grand landscaped entrance leading visitors to agriculture and entertainment areas of the Fair.

At the same time, the newly constructed and multi-dimensional Welcome Center will also house eight ticket staffers to move thousands of fair-goers into the fair itself in a quick and efficient manner.

Read more of the story here

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Beacon Free Press

Youth learn firefighting skills and techniques


City of Beacon Fire Department firefighters use a saw to cut out a windshield of a car during the annual Beacon Youth Fire Academy held at Station 2. - Photos by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

Ten teenagers are learning about what it takes to be a firefighter. The City of Beacon Fire Department held the annual Beacon Youth Fire Academy the week of Aug. 7-11.

“The biggest thing in teaching them is letting them know all of the different aspects of the fire department, from its history to tasks and performance,” said City of Beacon Fire Department Chief Gary Van Voorhis.

Eighty percent of the teens participating in the program want to become firefighters, said the chief.

“They were amazed at all the different incidents we respond to,” he said.

Salma Gutierrez, 15, was one of the program participants.

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