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The Eagle’s View: Saugerties town races almost set

The Eagle’s View: Saugerties town races almost set

Two current board members with a friendly relationship will face off for supervisor … why wasn’t Lamb cross-endorsed? … thoughts on why the GOP won’t be caucusing this year and what impact that might have on the election … an explanation for the brief “Helsmoortel for Town Clerk” talk … what will the conservatives do?

The promise of the seasons

The promise of the seasons

Disaster can strike in a moment, but nature is full of slow-motion letdowns too. You can work with optimism and excitement all season long, only to stand by and watch the slow unraveling of all your hopeful prospects. And here we are getting into metaphor territory at last.

Married to the goo-goos

Married to the goo-goos

It’s tempting to get distracted from the boring business of local government by the increasingly terrifying gyrations of the national discourse. It’s even more tempting to dismiss things like bipartisanship, and cooperation, and talking across the political divide, as a chump’s game. But the truth is, with the highest levels of American government throwing off more toxic smoke than a tire fire, we need these things in our towns and cities now more than ever.

Kingston After Dark: Truth, love and justice

Kingston After Dark: Truth, love and justice

PUGG Gallery on Broadway may be moderately sized but the space is currently holding some very big ideas within its walls. The Life of Moa, a temporary solo show by Adrielle Farr, an artist with Kingston roots, is a multi-media repurposing of myth and imagination with the aim of turning thoughts on the current state of the world into a more immersive and positive experience.

Living by the sword

Living by the sword

Swordfighting has woken me up to the joy of battle like no sport has ever done. It has given me valuable training in courage — a virtue you don’t hear about nearly often enough, especially in the context of women-people.