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I have chided a friend for being a hoarder based on his multitude of boats, bikes, tractors, tools, etc.that he has accumulated. Read more

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Meet our feline friend, dink Tracy. Like the comic strip detective, our dink Tracy is also the handsome gothic type, with his sharp black suit and big bright yellow eyes that don’t miss a thing. Read more

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Miss Gladys Ryther was crowned in a voting contest conducted by L.F. Lynch, a Stony Creek merchant, extending over a period of several weeks. Miss Ryther, by a majority of more than two to one, has been declared the prettiest girl in the town. Read more

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Say hello to Samantha, an absolutely gorgeous, mostly black long-haired cat. Samantha has big, light green eyes and a white spot on her chest. Read more

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It is not too late to join the Pleasant Valley Chorale’s fall session! Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The chorale just began rehearsing their holiday program for two mid-December concerts. New members are welcome at the start of session. Read more

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Because of the troubling times that we all live in currently, many of us think nostalgically of “the good old days.” Upon reading the newspapers of a hundred years ago, we come to realize that life back than was far from serene and held many... Read more

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It is difficult to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper these days without hearing about “Man Made Global Warming.” It is certainly apparent that the weather is indeed turning against us in powerful ways but is it really “man-made?” Read more

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In this column, last week, I strived to bring the Chestertown Rural Cemetery’s most famous burial back, for just one more time, into the bright light of modern day. John Butler Yeats was a remarkable man and in his lonely grave, far from his... Read more

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We have been hearing it for the last year or two, the invasion is coming, no not migrants, the Emerald Ash borer. Read more

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Would you like to know more about our Teen Rec program? Those eligible for membership, or already Teen Rec members, and their parents are invited to be our guests at a Teen Rec Open House and Picnic on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more

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Say hello to Turtle, our big shy guy. Turtle is a plump 13-year-old male cat with a handsome white and tabby coat, and beautiful light green eyes. Read more

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Do you remember that great ’80s sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” Named after the dashing lead actor, our Tony Danza is also a strong, muscular, and outspoken type. This big handsome boy came to the shelter as a stray early in the summer. Read more

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Singing in a choir makes you happier! It’s science. Jaime Babbitt recently wrote an article for Chorale Director magazine entitled “Your Brain and Singing: Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier.” Read more

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Every year my quiet little community becomes a bustling shopping center when it has a garage sale, thanks to Vince’s coordination. This year was to be no different. It was scheduled to begin July 12. Read more

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Post office inspectors, who for the past three years have been trying without apparent success to fasten upon H. Bernard Hawley, Lake George, the crime of stealing a registered mail pouch containing $22,500 in currency from a Hudson Valley... Read more

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