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Farming in Dutchess County is alive and well. That’s the central theme anyhow of the county’s new farm protection plan as adopted by the County Legislature this month. 

With...

For the second year in a row, the topic of ethics reform is being used as a bartering chip to determine how over $140 billion of our tax dollars will be spent. 

Last year the...

I have only learned about Silo Ridge this week, after reading an article about it in the New York Times.

I read the article with great sadness and alarm. I love the Hudson Valley-the unspoiled, beautiful Hudson Valley. Having been born...

In a brief visit, we found a city in the throes of becoming an international capital while at the same time struggling to remain English. The skyline in every direction is littered with construction cranes. From each construction site, there will...

Despite the tremendous advances of science over the past hundred years, our mythology parallels the nearly three-thousand-year-old story of creation found in the Book of Genesis. Recent calculations regarding the speed of light derived from the...

Contemporaneous, a group of musicians formed by undergraduates at Bard five years ago returned to Bard for their fifth anniversary concert Sunday, March 8, performing works by young composers all of whom were on hand, or on stage. 

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Since about 75 percent of ISIS’s weapons have come from the United States, citizens should wonder about judgments made by American policymakers. The influence of armament companies upon...

On March 1 Bard College Conservatory stepped off the beaten path to embrace the future, offering two premieres of compositions by students. The program opened with Samuel Barber’s first composition, entitled “First Essay for Orchestra” (1937–1938),...

On Friday night, Vassar College’s Campus Entertainment organization (ViCE) had its hands full. Cars streamed through the Vassar College’s looming neo-gothic Main Gate at an unusually high rate, struggling for parking in snow-choked lots. Students...

When Spanish conquistador Ponce De Léon left Puerto Rico for Florida, perhaps he might have travelled south instead of north. In southern Ecuador there is a small city of about 5,000 with an additional 1,000 westerners (aka gringos). In Vilcabamba...