Editorial Page

by Arvolyn Hill

The agendas of most meetings of town and village boards have a place for public discussion.  Members of the public who attend these meetings often come to express a concern, a complaint, a question.  The public has no statutory right to do...

When Victoria Alexander moved up to Amenia from Soho is 2003, she got the vibe that people thought she was a city person  (a ‘citiot’ as she says in her novel) and that the locals did not think much of her.  “They don’t like outsiders here...

To the editor,

This letter is to clarify why “notices” (not violation summons) went out to property owners in Wassaic and Amenia in February, 2015.  The Town of Amenia’s supervisor and her son, Councilman Stephen Perotti, and another board member,...

After a week spent in London, Paris was a welcome change because it had not changed.  Unlike London, which has given up being London in favor of going international, Paris has decided that being Paris is better than being modern and banal.  The roofline remains the...

Easter: that exuberance of Spirit

And earth trembling in mud, mist, bright sunlight

Sustained by a joy incomparably

Transcendent, contagious, iridescent,

Exultant, oddly,...

Before Eureka! is a coming-of-age novel about Greek culture’s most famous scientist, Archimedes of Syracuse, with special attention to his childhood. The...

The month of March saw the enhancement of collaboration of mental services in Dutchess County with the ratification of a contract between the County and Westchester Regional Medical Hospital (the former Saint Francis...

To the editor,

My husband and I bought a house in Amenia 12 years ago, and...

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...