Early-Day Newsletter

“War is Our Neighbor, But Not Our Boss:” Pavel Reflects on the One-Year Anniversary of the Russian Invasion

Editor’s Note: One year ago today, Russia invaded Ukraine. The Daily Catch simultaneously launched a project to amplify the voice of one man, Pavel Kuljuk, who lives in the Eastern Donbas region of the country. We had no idea where this project would lead — would Kuljuk write once or a dozen times? — but as the months passed, we […]

Good Samaritans Rescue a 76-Year-Old Woman at Mobil XtraMart After She Is Hit by a 90-Year-Old Driver

Red Hook Police credited the speedy actions of two Good Samaritans who rescued a woman who had been run over Friday in the XtraMart at the southwest corner of the Four Corners of the Village. The incident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the convenience store. An investigation determined that the 76-year-old Red Hook woman was […]

Two Injured In Car Crash near Mount Rutsen on River Road Sunday; Firefighters Say Injuries Are Not Life-Threatening

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a one-car crash Sunday just after noon near Mount Rutsen on River Road, the Rhinebeck Fire Department reported on its Facebook page. Firefighters reported that they had to extricate a passenger from the front of the vehicle. Photos of the crash show that the driver-side air bag deployed. Photos posted on the department’s Facebook […]

Daily Catch Relationship with Ukraine’s Pavel Kuljuk Featured Sunday on Australian Broadcasting Company Radio Network

The Daily Catch’s coverage of the Ukraine war, as seen through the eyes of its correspondent Pavel Kuljuk, was the feature of a broadcast Sunday morning on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio Network. The report focuses on why Kuljuk is reporting for The Daily Catch, how The Daily Catch connected with him, and what challenges exist in managing the relationship […]

Incumbents Hold in Rhinebeck; Mayor and Trustees Head Into March General Election with No Republican Opposition

Incumbents ruled the day in Democratic primary elections in the Village of Rhinebeck today, with both Mayor Gary Bassett and two trustees fending off challenges from a slate of opposition candidates who sought to overthrow them. Bassett handily defeated his colleague, longtime Village Trustee Brant Neuneker, winning 65 percent (285 votes) to 35 percent (154 votes). Trustees Lydia Slaby and […]

Governing Tactics and Questions of Transparency Lead a Spirited Forum Ahead of Democratic Primary in Rhinebeck Village

Issues of transparency, governing tactics, and the need for cooperation dominated the conversation at a final candidates’ forum Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for mayor and trustees in the Village of Rhinebeck. Trustee Brant Neuneker, who is challenging Village Mayor Gary Bassett, called out a variety of governance concerns at the event, held at the Rhinebeck High School auditorium. […]

Kyle Roddey, Both A Politician and An Educator, Named Red Hook High School’s Next Principal

Kyle Roddey, a former mayor of Goshen who is currently the principal of Fallsburg Junior Senior High School in Sullivan County, has been named the next principal of Red Hook High School. Roddey, who is 37 and the father of three children, is expected to begin the new role in February, Superintendent Janet Warden announced at Wednesday’s Board of Education […]

Molinaro Joins Top New York Republican Officials and Colleagues Calling for Santos to Resign

Freshman Congressman and Red Hook resident Marc Molinaro (R-19) today added his name to the growing list of New York Republican officials publicly calling for Long Island Rep. George Santos (R-3) to resign amid a cascade of accusations that he fabricated his biography.  “George Santos’s dishonesty has eroded his ability to represent his neighbors and serve in Congress. I don’t […]

Have you faced Central Hudson billing issues in the past 12 months? The Daily Catch wants to talk to you.

Dear Readers: The Daily Catch is working on a story about Central Hudson billing issues. Have you faced problems? We seek readers who’ve endured any of these situations: Received an unusually high monthly utility bill from Central Hudson in 2022 Failed to receive routine monthly bills from Central Hudson for several months but have had money withdrawn from a bank […]

Nearly 6,700 Miles from Red Hook, Another Small Town Rejoices at World Cup Win (The Daily Catch Was There!)

Editor’s Note: Daily Catch editor Emily Sachar was on a long-delayed “Covid” hiking vacation in Argentina last week when that country was at the center of World Cup action. She took to the streets Sunday and later penned this story after Argentina’s intrepid victory over France. Ushuaia, Argentina – Sheer joy! That was the mood today on the streets of […]

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