NYS Assemblyman Frank K. Skartados, 62 of Milton, died on Sunday, April 15 from pancreatic cancer at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He is survived by his daughter Alyssa and brothers Russos and George.
“Thirty years ago there was a movie, ‘The Accidental Tourist.’ Well, I somehow became ‘the accidental wine and liquor store entrepreneur.’”
Born on his father’s farm in Highland six days before Germany’s Red Baron was shot down, Edwin Millard Ford, Kingston’s iconic historian, will mark his centenary with a gathering of some 125 invited guests at White Eagle Hall on April 15.
Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Coach Rick Andreassen was overseeing children at Trade Winds Park in Coconut Creek Fla. on Wednesday, February 14, just two miles away from the deadly shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School that day.
“It’s kind of like getting a ‘snow globe’ glimpse into everybody’s life for about five minutes. It’s interesting to have these small periods of time to meet people.”
Jayne is a community organizer for the Hudson Valley chapter of Citizen Action of New York, which she describes as “grassroots organization that fights for racial, social, economic and environmental justice.”
In her job as a doula, Fiona Cottrell has attended nearly 200 births throughout the Hudson Valley.
The honor is bestowed each year by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, upon a woman in the Hudson Valley who has been influential in promoting the study and preservation of history in the region.
“Dan was just part of the fabric of what Saugerties is,” said Town Supervisor Fred Costello. “He used his position as a judge and attorney to help many families, many times in their darkest times of need, and it’s been very uplifting to hear how he touched so many members of our community. It’s unfortunate that we’re losing him so soon.”
“Not only does Jimmy know a million guitar chords, he has a million stories. Sometimes, it’s like he speaks in parables.”