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 […]

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, […]

Planning Board Meeting about Verizon Cell Tower Upgrade, Expected to be Perfunctory, Turns Feisty

Verizon customers in Red Hook may soon be able to receive 5G cell service if the phone carrier’s proposed project to upgrade old antennas on the Red Hook cell tower wins Town Planning Board approval. But first, Planning Board member Lew Rose wants Verizon to submit evidence that the project won’t just yield faster cell phone service, but will also […]

Red Hook Town Board Seeks Nine Residents for New Committee to Tackle Local Housing Crunch

The Red Hook Town Board will begin accepting applications from residents to serve on the newly created nine-member housing committee that will address the growing middle-class housing crunch.  The so-called Red Hook Housing Committee will be tasked with identifying the housing concerns of local residents, helping shore up the supply of affordable housing units, as well as identifying housing for […]

Promising Burgers, Music, and Drink, The Fairway Tavern Plans August Grand Opening at Red Hook Golf Course

Red Hook has a new restaurant, but it’s probably not where you think it is.  The Fairway Tavern, an American-fare family restaurant and bar at the Red Hook Golf Course, is gearing up for its grand opening Aug. 3.  “We are trying to create a place for people to come and eat, drink, and maybe watch a little TV and […]

Enrique Flores Is Red Hook’s New Iron Man Triathlete, Racing for an El Salvador Charity

Red Hook has a new Iron Man triathlete, very possibly its first. Enrique Flores, 57, pushed through 83-degree temperatures; 15 hours, 50 minutes of swimming cycling and running; and the consistent thoughts of a needy orphanage in San Salvador to accomplish his lifelong dream in Lake Placid Sunday. Today, with blisters slashed and healing and a few good nights’ sleep […]

Red Hook Rotary Foundation Seeks Citizen of the Year Nominations

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in service to the Red Hook community? If that person exemplifies Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self,” nominate them for the honor of Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms are available through Rotary or on Facebook. And now, there is an online nomination form, too. This is the 20th year […]

Launching His 34th Year of Triathlons, Red Hook’s Enrique Flores Says, “It’s For the Kids This Time”

Red Hook’s Enrique Flores has been completing triathlons for 33 years, but the one he’ll attempt on July 24 in Lake Placid will be different: he’s competing specifically to raise money for charity. “It’s always been a personal quest to push the limits, to go a longer distance, to do it faster,” Flores, 57, said during an interview with The […]

Following Worrisome County Report, Red Hook Town Board Creates Committee To Tackle Local Housing Shortage

The release of a blockbuster housing report which lays bare the affordable housing crisis across Dutchess County prompted the Red Hook Town Board this week to form a new committee to tackle the issue of housing scarcity.  The committee won’t just focus on creating more affordable housing in Red Hook, it will also be tasked with exploring ways to free […]

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