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Clearwater’s golden age

Clearwater’s golden age

Recalling a time when the Hudson River needed a lot of help, reflecting on how conditions in the river have improved, and remembering there’s still much to be done to protect our seminal waterway, the Sloop Clearwater marked the 50th anniversary of its May 17, 1969 launching last Friday in Beacon.

Check out Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy

Check out Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy

Festa at Italian Center Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19: One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The story goes that Eleanor Roosevelt’s limousine driver would pull up to Caffe Aurora and fetch her a box of pastries to take home to Hyde Park.