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Fixing the Fite

Fixing the Fite

The Opus 40 Sculpture Park in West Saugerties has received a $300,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the repair and conservation of the bluestone sculpture created by the late artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite.

Ominous Omicron

Ominous Omicron

The new Omicron surge is where the first surge of Covid was in early March 2020. The fourth surge is establishing itself in New York State — and it doesn’t include many Omicron cases just yet. Because it’s much more contagious than other variants have been, Omicron is expected to spread like wildfire. There’s not much we can do other than what we’re already doing — masking, boosting, and avoiding crowds — to combat it.

Neighbors differ on mandate

Neighbors differ on mandate

Dutchess County has joined a growing list of New York counties defying governor Kathy Hochul’s statewide mandate requiring mask use at indoor businesses, offices and public spaces. Hochul has said violators would face a fine with a maximum $1000 penalty.