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Aidan Clowry celebrates after catching a touchdown.

The decision to change Pawling High School’s football program from an 11-man to an 8-man format was met with skepticism when it was announced last year. A contingent of parents and alumni voiced concern about the new f...

September 15, 2018

Students end their summer session with fun and creative competition

At Green Chimneys School in Brewster, students work hard all year long. Coming together for a few days of team activities and healthy competition was a great way to close out the summer session. During...

September 15, 2018

The Castagna Realty Company mourns the sudden loss of our dear President and CEO, John J. Gutleber, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his loving and cherished family. John was a colleague, mentor, and friend to many. A native Long Islander with degrees from Adelp...

September 15, 2018

The Brine Garden is right here in Pawling, nestled at the foot of North Quaker Hill Road off Hurds Corners Road. Duncan and Julia Brine, the owners of this private garden, are principal designers of GardenLarge, a naturalistic landscape design and installation firm. In...

September 15, 2018

In the August issue of The Pawling Record, I addressed the concept of thoughtfulness and kindness and and how romance – or simply showing consideration – facilitates the flow of positive energy. This article takes that premise one step deeper into the self-healing real...

For families with school-age children, September is a month of new beginnings. It’s about adjusting to the school schedule, embracing new activities, and for us parents, providing wholesome meals and snacks to fuel our family. Of course, that’s all easy to picture, but...

September 15, 2018

One of the most difficult things to experience is feeling excluded from the group. We all want to find our place in the world. At times the overt and covert ways your child can feel excluded, depending on their age, can become isolating.

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Local tourism made a great stride forward last month when The Station Inn opened the doors on its newly expanded establishment at 7 Memorial Avenue. Originally opened for business in 2017 with two rooms available for rent, the inn now offers ten rooms for guests to enj...

Over the past six months, the newly formed Pawling Merchants’ Committee (PMC) has been working to implement strategies to improve local commerce and community participation. Formed in April as part of the Chamber of Commerce, the PMC membership is comprised of represen...

A group of nearly forty vintage toy collectors gathered in Pawling to benefit a worthy cause on Saturday, September 1. Members of the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club met at the Imperial Castle Toy Shop to discuss their shared passion for collecting and donated h...

September 15, 2018

From the stately stone facade of the Akin Free Library and somber shingled Meeting House on Quaker Hill to the sprightly redbrick Dutcher House in town, Pawling has its fair share of unique landmarks to point out to visiting relatives. Thanks to a new fundraising effor...

September 15, 2018

Every so often, you’re going to need to shop for a new computer. Picking a new PC is one of the things I get asked to help with often. Folks will ask if I like a certain brand, or they’ll just state loyalty for a brand and want to stick with it. When I shop (with the e...

Anyone familiar with Quaker Hill surely knows of the many farms, equestrian organizations, and picturesque views and rustic charm of the area. The Oblong Trail Association (OTA) is a group devoted to the celebration of the area and the encouragement of equestrian and n...

September 15, 2018

I’ve been hearing so much about the liqueur called St-Germain I decided to go pick some up. The hefty fluted glass bottle with vertical strips of deep blue and gold labelling and fancy cap is reminiscent of an perfume bottle you might spot in a French Victorian “house...

September 15, 2018

Order Spring Bulbs

Bulb catalogs arriving in our mailboxes in September are the equivalent of seed catalogs arriving in January. They are fun to look at, fun to dream about, and a great tool for planning ahead. I buy from Brent and Becky’s, which is a third- and fourth-...

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