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In War, The Best Gesture for Peace is to Build – From Scratch or From Spoils — Argues Our Ukraine Correspondent


Editor’s Note: Shelling in Kramatorsk, home to our Ukraine correspondent, Pavel Kuljuk, is now such a regular occurrence that he has become inured to the sounds and the stress. Instead, he focuses on a sign of hope others might overlook. Here is his latest report. Why is The Daily Catch connected with Pavel Kuljuk, a journalist from Ukraine? The most incredible […]

Red Hook’s Judge Jonah Triebwasser Named Bar Foundation Fellow


The American Bar Foundation has named Red Hook Town and Village Justice, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, as a Bar Foundation Fellow (Read our profile of Judge Jonah). The Fellows is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and […]

Bard Complains to State Board of Elections, Alleging Intentional Understaffing at the Polls for Upcoming Votes


Eight days ahead of the Aug. 23 special election and primary, Bard College today submitted a letter to the State Board of Elections expressing concerns that its new polling site will be understaffed and underequipped. Such issues could lead to difficulties for voters in the form of voting delays or access to equipment for disabled voters, says the six-page letter […]

Calling All Voters (Dems, Repubs, Independents): Early Voting for Aug. 23 Elections Starts Saturday


Early voting for the two Aug. 23 elections – the primary election for Democrats in the 18th Congressional District and the special election for all voters to fill the 19th District seat vacated by the departure of Antonio Delgado for Albany – begins tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 13. Early voting is available for all registered voters of Dutchess County at seven […]

Vintage Diner-Deli-Pond Site in Elizaville Hits the Market as Owners Seek New Projects


Hauled from Pennsylvania 16 years ago and today one of the finest diner cars still standing in the United States, the Elizaville Diner has gone on the market as its owners move to new projects. The diner and the brick-and-mortar deli beside it on the 2.2-acre site off County Route 78 just north of Upper Red Hook have a storied […]

Community Assessment for Red Hook and Rhinebeck Is Proposed to Uncover Social Service Needs


A widely respected local volunteer and civic leader this week proposed that Rhinebeck and Red Hook embark on a shared community needs assessment, and he introduced a robust survey plan to launch the project.  The proposal, from Nevill Smythe, husband of Red Hook Village Mayor Karen Smythe and a board member of Red Hook Responds (RHR), calls for an examination […]

StoryWalk, a Read-Walk-Talk Family Trail Concept, Is Proposed for Thompson-Mazzarella Park


A so-called “StoryWalk” along the trail of Thompson-Mazzarella Park, to provide family-oriented educational activities for children, was proposed this week by the new director of Rhinebeck’s Starr Library.  Jaclyn Savolainen, who started as library director on July 1, seeks approval for the project from the Rhinebeck Town Board and laid out her plan at Monday’s meeting. A StoryWalk is a […]

After a 2 a.m. Blast Damages His Home, Our Ukraine Correspondent Shares His Relief: “Now, I Know What to Expect”


Editor’s Note: Early in the morning of Aug. 8, a blast shook the small village where our Ukrainian correspondent, Pavel Kuljuk, lives. The blast shows up on none of the international bomb and missile tracking sites The Daily Catch monitors regularly to check on possible risks to Kuljuk’s life. Kuljuk calls the event a “wave blast.” All the same, it […]

Abortion, Gun Rights and the State of Democracy in America: Molinaro and Ryan Spar In NY-19 Special Election


Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories about the Aug. 23 special election for the seat in Congress’s 19th District formerly held by Democrat Antonio Delgado. This article focuses on the candidates’ positions on key issues. Part One of this package looked at the history of the race, the reasons experts feel it’s important, and a few key […]

Recalling Her Red Hook Roots and Touched by Ukraine’s Pavel Kuljuk, Kansas Woman Becomes New Donor to The Daily Catch


Editor’s Note: This past weekend, The Daily Catch’s series with our Ukraine correspondent, Pavel Kuljuk, was featured on the acclaimed national NPR broadcast, UpFirst, after its debut last week on Rough Translation and, in an abbreviated form, on Morning Edition. A woman in Eastern Kansas then reached out to donate to the newspaper. We asked her to explain why. Carey Maynard-Moody, […]


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