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Portable Defibrillator Installed at Red Hook Village Court After Triebwasser Wins Grant

An automatic external defibrillator device (AED) has been installed at the Red Hook Village Court following receipt of an $1,807 grant procured by Town and Village of Red Hook Justice Jonah Triebwasser. AEDs are portable, life-saving devices designed to treat people who experience sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating. The combination of CPR […]

Northern Dutchess Hospital Receives $3-Million Donation, Its Largest Ever, for Emergency Department

Rhinebeck’s Northern Dutchess Hospital announced this week that it has received its largest donation ever: a $3-million gift from a Dutchess County woman to renovate and expand the hospital’s emergency department (ED). The donor, Gayle Bontecou, is a resident of both Clinton Corners and Tequesta, Fla., and made the gift after Jesse, her husband of 46 years, received care from […]

Daily Catch Team Meets with Schumer and Other Leaders in Washington to Discuss Saving Local News

Daily Catch Editor Emily Sachar and Publisher Walter Mullin journeyed to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with key Senators and Congressional representatives to promote ideas and shore up support for bills to help save local journalism. Among their visits was an hour-long meeting in the Capitol with Senate Majority Leader and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. They also met […]

Real Estate and Lifestyle Brand, Upstate Down, to Take Over Stickle’s Space in Rhinebeck

Delyse and Jon Berry, proprietors of the real estate and lifestyle company, Upstate Down, will take over a 4,000-square-foot lease at the Stickle’s Five-and-Dime building with plans to open in February 2024, the couple told The Daily Catch Wednesday. The Berrys hope to grow every aspect of their business: real estate sales, home design, and retail home goods sales, Delyse […]

Bard Service and Maintenance Workers, Seeking Wage and Health Care Improvements, Stage Rally at College President’s Office

Editor’s Note: This story replaces one we posted briefly yesterday about the workers’ rally. Late Tuesday evening, we were able to obtain information from senior leadership at Bard that allowed us to provide our readers with a more balanced picture of the contract negotiations. We regret any inconvenience. Service and maintenance workers at Bard College gathered to the sound of […]

Comments to the Catch: County Incinerator, Solar for Red Hook, Bard Land Purchase and More (Sept. 6-Sept. 24, 2023)

Editor’s Note: This is the biggest “Comments to the Catch” column yet. You, our readers, are invested in the news we report. So, we say: Do it. Pitch in. If you have a reaction to something you’ve read, please comment to The Catch at the end of the story. Keep the public square of daily news going strong! Hardscrabble Day […]

Award-Winning Misto, Brazilian-Ukrainian Catering Operation, Will Open Red Hook Take-Out and Prep Location

After years in professional kitchens, Nadia and Wilson Costa thought a pop-up food and catering business would be just the thing to free them from the grueling hours of restaurant life. But now, they’ve decided to stake out their own brick-and-mortar space, which means Red Hook is getting a vibrant new multicultural food offering. Misto has had a brick-and-mortar prep […]

Molinaro, Now Representing 19th Congressional District, Moves to Cairo, Fulfilling Campaign Promise

After decades living in the Red Hook community, hometown politician Marc Molinaro has made good on a campaign promise and moved into his new Congressional district. Molinaro, who said he would move out of the newly configured 18th Congressional district and into the 19th if he won election there, sold his three-bedroom home on Glen Ridge Road in Red Hook […]

Hardscrabble Day Participants Refuse to Let Rain Dampen Red Hook’s Indomitable Spirit

Rainy weather dampened Saturday’s yearly Hardscrabble Day celebration in the center of the Village of Red Hook, but it didn’t keep dozens of area residents from enjoying the festival’s annual offerings of vendors, food, and live entertainment. “We are a hardscrabble community,” said Red Hook Village Mayor Karen Smythe. “We take what comes.” Getting together despite the cold and rain […]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road… to The Final Remaining Tickets for Bard’s Blockbuster Wizard of Oz Movie-Symphony

Stormy and rainy weather is set to descend on Red Hook this weekend, but the yellow brick road of opportunity offers 280 remaining tickets for both Saturday night and Sunday matinee performances of what is shaping up to be a blockbuster and novel rendition of The Wizard of Oz movie, set to live music at the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater. […]

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