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Hyde Park soccer scores big with families

Recent achievements include enhanced opportunities for girls soccer

Andrew Plant and the Cheetahs (purple) chase the ball. Photo courtesy of Hyde Park Soccer League.

The Hyde Park Soccer League, “Hyde Park United,” will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, with over 600 players from age 3 to 18 in its ever-growing community.

An all-out effort

Photo courtesy of Hyde Park Central School District.

AN ALL-OUT EFFORT: 933 Haviland Middle School students and 200 staff members created a giant human pink ribbon in front of their school on Friday, Oct. 3, in support of breast cancer awareness. The students and staff wore pink T-shirts with slogans such as “Go Pink or Go Home” or “Fight like a Girl–Find a…

Hyde Park jumps into autumn with Fall Fest

Hackett Hill disc golf course officially opened

The JG Dance Group got things rolling with a medley of songs and dance; the crowds seem happy as the festivities unfolded.

The falling leaves were a fitting marker for Hyde Park’s annual Fall Fest Sept. 27 at Hackett Hill Park. A variety of events featuring dance teams, martial arts, craft displays, pony rides and barbeque specialties filled the festive day. Recreational Leader Diane Cullen got things off to a fast-paced start on the stage by welcoming…

Red Hook Central School turns 75!

Red Hook Central School turns 75

Red Hook’s Linden Avenue Middle School was originally called the Red Hook Central School when it opened on Sept. 6, 1939, ending the era of the one-room schoolhouse in Red Hook. This photograph of an art class in a Red Hook classroom was taken circa 1900 by Harriet Martin Dey, a town resident. A one-room…

Honored to be there

Photo courtesy of Sarah Bradshaw-Carmello / HealthQuest.

A would-be War World II bomber flight crew was on hand to greet Rhinebeck resident Ruth Milliot, the oldest female Marine veteran in the country, with smiles at the National World War II monument in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27. Milliot, who turns 104 on Oct. 22, was one of 85 World War II veterans who…

Quiet police heroics saved 3 young lives

Red Hook officers rescue a toddler, a young boy and a teen driver in 3 separate incidents

Matthew Morgan thanks Sgt. Patrick Hildenbrand while his son,
Mason, and Mason’s mother, Amanda Small, stand by. Photo by Robert Lachman / The Observer.

While driving at high speed to the hospital, Hildenbrand had Morgan hold the unconscious boy up to the opening between the front and back seats and then used his free hand to apply chest compression on the child.

Voters approve Haviland heating system overhaul

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Voters in the Hyde Park Central School District overwhelmingly approved a public referendum Sept. 30 to update Haviland Middle School’s heating system. The $3 million referendum to replace the heating systems in the school’s A and B wings drew 904 yes votes and 360 nos. School officials appeared relieved to have the vote over and…