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With Children’s Concerns Top of Mind, Kiwanis International Adds a Chapter Based in Red Hook


When Red Hook local and Bard alumna Lori Ann Santamaria stumbled on a Facebook post in early spring 2022 recruiting members for a new chapter of Kiwanis International, she almost scrolled past it. But curiosity got the best of her and she started digging. Kiwanis was committed, she learned, to initiatives for children, a mission she endorsed. And as a […]

Pain at the Train: As Workers Erect Temporary Amtrak Ticket Office, Parking Frustration Mounts


Two giant mobile trailers that will comprise the new temporary ticket office, waiting room, and restrooms at the Amtrak Rhinecliff station were erected today. And their sheer enormity promptly reduced the space available to taxis and parkers waiting for passengers in front of the station. The short-term parking area was blocked off all day today, but it will reopen within […]

Duped and Dumbfounded: $5,000 Ransomware Scam Nabs a Red Hook Victim Who Seeks To Shield Others From Her Fate


It’s been a week since she was cyber-duped, and Rachel Simon can scarcely believe what went down. The freezing of her computer. Her urgent phone call to the “800” phone number she was advised would fix it. The race across the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to retrieve thousands of dollars in cash from a Chase ATM to buy Target gift cards to […]

Amtrak Adds Two New Northbound and Two Southbound Trains, Aiding Rhinecliff Riders, Starting Dec. 5


Amtrak passengers along the Hudson will have two new trains in each direction from which to choose starting Dec. 5, the railroad confirmed. Travelers heading southbound to New York City will be able to choose from a new late-morning train operating Sunday through Friday that departs Albany-Renssalaer at 11:10 a.m., according to Amtrak’s website. It will stop at Hudson at […]

Amtrak Rhinecliff Station Building to Close for Renovations Dec. 9; Mobile Bathrooms and Ticketing Trailers to Be Set Up Soon


Amtrak plans to keep the historic Rhinecliff train station building open for passenger ticketing through the Thanksgiving travel season, then shut it Dec. 9, ahead of the start of a multi-million dollar station and track renovation project, Amtrak officials said today. The railroad this week will set up two mobile trailers in the station’s parking lot to the side of […]

Disfraces de esqueletos y catrinas, calaveras de azúcar, tortillas y amor: Día de Muertos, una celebración tradicional mexicana que debuta en Red Hook


Nota del editor: The Daily Catch se complace en publicar su primer artículo en español. Agradecemos a Martha Tepepa su rápida y capaz traducción. Llegaron con fotos de familiares fallecidos, vestidos de esqueletos escoltando a sus ancestros, animados a hacer tortillas de masa tradicionales. El sábado, Red Hook se convirtió en ciudad hermana satélite de México, durante la  primera celebración […]

Skeleton Costumes, Sugar Skulls, Tortillas – and Love: Día de Los Muertos, A Traditional Mexican Celebration, Debuts in Red Hook


Nota del editor: Lee este articulo en español. Editor’s note: You may read this story in Spanish here. They came bearing photos of deceased relatives, dressed as skeletons escorting ancestors, delighted to make traditional masa tortillas.  Red Hook became a satellite sister of Mexico Saturday as a local version of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) unfolded for […]

Fall Decor Vignettes Gracing Red Hook Village, the Handiwork of Old Dutch Village Garden Club, Soon to Be Packed Up


A bouquet of sunflowers sits atop two stacks of hay. A hand-painted sign points the way to Hardeman Orchards. Two scarecrows seem to be discussing the weather. These fall decorations, which have graced the Village of Red Hook since mid-September, will come down next week but not before the Old Dutch Village Garden Club sheds a tear of relief, and […]

Ascienzo Family Foundation, Noting the Crucial Educational Role Played by Local Journalism, Announces $7,500 Grant to The Daily Catch

The Daily Catch has received a commitment for a $7,500 grant from the Ascienzo Family Foundation (AFF), known for its crucial support of education projects in the Red Hook community. AFF also supports nonprofit organizations engaged in social justice initiatives and community health and well-being, including poverty alleviation, and services for the elderly. In announcing the gift, Nick Ascienzo said […]

Red Hook Highway Superintendent Theresa Burke Receives Top Honor from Cornell Roads Program


Red Hook Highway Superintendent Theresa Burke has received a new honor, becoming the fifth Road Master Level IV in New York State. She is also the first woman to attain the honor. Burke, 65, who has served as Red Hook’s highway superintendent for 12 years, earned the achievement for a variety of roles. She serves as president of the Dutchess […]


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