Hyde Park

Veterans tax exemption hearing Oct. 23

The Hyde Park Board of Education plans to discuss a possible veterans tax exemption which, as of last year, is available to school districts statewide. The board will meet at North Park Elementary School Oct. 23 at 7pm.

Graveyard tours traverse St. James’

St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park is again presenting its ever-popular Historic Graveyard Tours. With interactive dialogue and a choral performance, the 5th annual tours feature seven “residents” of St. James’ graveyard ready to entertain, enlighten and educate those in attendance. Visitors will be led by lantern light through the churchyard, at 4526 Albany…

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.

Hyde Park planning board updates

Hyde Park Town Hall. Photo by Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno/The Observer

Haviland Plaza drainage questioned John Lease, the owner of the Haviland Shopping Plaza at 870 Violet Ave., went before the planning board for a public hearing Oct. 1 on his application for a site plan modification, which would include uniform signage, new hardie board siding, a new roof, an added railing to the roof for…

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…

Underage drinking sales net 2 arrests

On Sept. 25, the New York State Police and State Liquor Authority conducted an underage drinking enforcement operation in Dutchess County. Eighteen stores were investigated utilizing a 19-year-old volunteer who attempted to purchase alcohol under the observation of plainclothes investigators, supported by uniformed troopers. All suspects failing to comply with the state’s Alcohol Beverage Control…