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Sustainable agriculture expert to speak in New Paltz

The so-called Green Revolution of the mid-20th century was a wonderful human achievement in some respects, enhancing world food security substantially and credited with saving more than a billion people to date from…

Kenneth Tyler, Roy Lichtenstein and Dick Polich at the Tallix Foundry, 1977, gelatin silver print, courtesy Dick Polich © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Dorsky Museum spotlights work of Tallix founder Dick Polich

I can’t say it too much,” says Dick Polich, founder and director of the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Rock Tavern. “This is an ‘our business’ kind of venture, and we do…

Inside John Doe Records

Meet John Doe: Hudson’s mysterious “Record Shopppe”

“Is this the same place?” is a question that John Doe Records owner Dan Seward gets a lot. Though he has been in the business of record retail for almost 20 years, Seward…

Lee clearing his garden in October (photo by Deb Goldman)

Prep your soil now

Maple leaves already dapple the ground in red and yellow (early this year); one morning showed off what was to come with frost on the windshield; and each day the sun hangs lower in…

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Gathering of Old Cars at Mills Mansion

The annual Gathering of Old Cars antique car show will be held at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site at 75 Mills Mansion Drive in Staatsburg on Sunday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to…

(Photo by Sean Chin)

Fog and the vast dark nebulae

It’s now dark and moonless. October weather tends to be clear. It all adds up to our final optimum astronomy opportunity before the long months of overcast and stratus statistically begin, in early…

Duke McVinnie

Duke McVinnie Band plays the Falcon

A couple of years ago, the Duke McVinnie Band (hereafter DMV Band) seemed to be performing practically weekly, enjoying extended residencies at BSP and the Bearsville Theater. These were good times for anyone…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival at Dutchess Fairgrounds

According to ancient Greek mythology, the lifespan of every man and woman lies in the hands of three fiber artists, the Moirai or Fates: Clotho, who spins out the thread of life, Lachesis,…

Rosanne Cash (photo by Patrick McBride)

Rosanne Cash at the Bardavon

Color Rosanne Cash undaunted by her intimidating country lineage, the confluence of Carter and Cash (and she was married to Nick Lowe for a time: no slouch of a songwriter himself). Cash is…

(Photo by Mookie Forcella)

Zombie Crawl in Saugerties

If they were still in their graves, zombies would be rolling over, confused by the kerfuffle caused by Saugerties’ popular annual event. Here’s the situation as it stands at presstime: There will be…

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