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We’re Better Together: Red Hook’s First Pride Parade and Event Lights up the Streets with Rainbows and Inclusivity


Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a periodic series for 2024, “We’re Better Together,” celebrating ways in which community organizations and citizens in Northern Dutchess County support one another. The series is sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank. Read more about the sponsorship. West Market Street was lined with rainbows, candy, and smiles Saturday as the Village of Red Hook kicked off its […]

The Fate of the Fields: Red Hook School Leaders Invite Voters to Brainstorm at Monday’s Outdoor Walk-and-Talk Tour


The Superintendent of the Red Hook Central School District says she is determined to find a fix for the deteriorating athletic fields and, with the Board of Education, has set a Monday evening public brainstorming session, featuring a walk-and-talk tour, to enlist the community’s input. “The fields aren’t going away,” said Janet Warden in an hour-long interview Tuesday with The […]

Short Catch: Central Hudson’s Billing Woes Declared Fixed; Bard Choreography Wins Tony; and More


Bard Receives $1-Million Grant to Revitalize Lawn Beds at Montgomery Bard College has been awarded a $1-million grant to be paid over four years toward supporting the Burpee Trial Garden at the Montgomery Place Campus. The trial garden will revitalize the fallow lawn beds at Montgomery Place that historically grew vegetables and flowers and will engage Bard students in horticultural […]

Postponed for a Year After a Cast Covid Outbreak, Elevator Repair Company’s Much-Anticipated Ulysses Debuts at Bard Tonight


Testing a urine sample. An apparition of a dead mother. Babies thrown across the stage. These scenes make up a fraction of the chaos in the dramatic production of James Joyce’s famously impenetrable 732-page novel Ulysses, which opens Thursday at the Fisher Center as Bard College kicks off its SummerScape programming.  “To learn, one must be humble. But life is […]

June’s Sizzling Surprise: Unseasonably Warm Temperatures Soar Across Red Hook and Rhinebeck


Today marks the official first day of astronomical summer, known as the summer solstice. On this date, the North Pole tilts towards the sun, granting New York its longest hours of daylight and the most intense sunlight. While traditionally the hottest months in the Northern Hemisphere are July and August, the current scorching heat wave, which began on Tuesday, plans […]

For the Start of Summer: 10 Wonderful Outdoor Experiences Within 45 Minutes of Red Hook and Rhinebeck

Whether you’re visiting, have recently moved to the area, or have lived here for decades, the mid-Hudson Valley and environs are full of wonderful experiences just waiting to be explored.

As The Daily Catch expands its Neighbors Guide, today we launch a special kind of story: a guide to the great outdoors. This story supplements our piece on nearby walks and hikes and is intended to inspire readers with the various kinds of beauty and adventure for the taking in our region of the state. For the novice hiker or […]

With Early Voting Underway in the State Assembly’s 103rd District, Democratic Candidates Madden and Shrestha Spar


“Where’s the clock?” yelled a woman in the audience before being escorted out of the hot room.  It was just one of the repeated outbursts from the audience that pricked a debate in Kingston Monday evening between incumbent Sarahana Shrestha and challenger Gabi Madden, the Democratic primary contenders for the 103rd State Assembly district, which covers Red Hook and Rhinebeck […]

“A Beacon of Bright Light”: How the Late, Petite Pianist Linh Nguyễn Traced a Path from the Bustling Streets of Hanoi to Bard’s Acclaimed Conservatory


Pianist and Music Prof. Blair McMillen still recalls the question. His Bard MA pupil, Linh Nguyễn, was at the University of Oregon auditioning for the PhD program. After her performance concluded, she penned an email.  “Blair, how does one truly interpret music?” read the query to her mentor. It wasn’t the first time a broad philosophical question had been posed […]

Take Two: Second Cell Tower Near the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Wins Approval, This One by AT&T In Red Hook


After a year of consideration, in what appeared at times to be a race with its neighbor to the south, the Town of Red Hook Planning Board unanimously voted Monday to approve construction of a 100-foot AT&T cellular tower along Route 9G near the entrance to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.  Planning Board members breathed signs of relief as they said their […]

Get Stoked to Toke: Upstate Pines, One of Two Proposed Red Hook Cannabis Shops, Wins Village Site Plan Approval


A new cannabis shop that straddles the Village and Town of Red Hook on South Broadway is one step closer to opening after it received Planning Board approval from the Village of Red Hook on Thursday. Upstate Pines, co-owned by Elizaville resident Brian Seiler and Red Hook resident Ben Abrahams, will sell pre-packaged cannabis products at the former Garage Dance […]


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