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March 22, 2019

In early winter, the College Board offered a Student Digital (SAT) Test Preview to select high schools. The new digital test, delivered and taken on computers with a secure browser, was offered to high schools that met specific requirements regarding operating systems,...

A student from Pawling High School has earned an impressive accolade and will be continuing her education next year at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. PHS Senior Laura Kuhlmann was awarded a full athletic scholarship and will continue her career by...

March 22, 2019

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro presented his 2019 State of the County Address on Wednesday, February 27, at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park to more than 500 residents, business and nonprofit leaders, as well as local and state officials.  T...

On Tuesday, February 19, educators and community members gathered at Pawling Middle School for the third annual Human Library Project. The event, a joint venture between the Pawling Central School District (PCSD) and the Pawling Library, featured volunteers as “books”...

The Town Board met on Wednesday, March 13, for its second meeting of the month at Town Hall. The evening’s agenda included a public hearing for a local law regarding a change in policy at the Transfer Station, as well as a discussion regarding the purchase of new truck...

Pawling residents got an early start on festivities this year with “The World’s Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade,” held on Saturday, February 23. That morning, everyone was Irish in spirit if not inheritance as a small procession made its way down Broad Street befor...

On Monday, March 4, the Village Board met for its first meeting of the month at Village Hall. The evening’s agenda included a discussion of Village Planning Board fees for the municipal B-1 District. The Board passed a resolution intended to benefit local businesses. T...

March 15, 2019

Thinking about a new laptop? Be sure to give tablets a bit of your thought. Tablet computers, for most users, can do just about anything that a laptop can do, and some can do everything that a laptop can. Prices for tablets are comparable to laptops, and they’re so lig...

March 15, 2019

Recent changes to laws governing beer production have lead to a boom in small breweries that one must go back to the late nineteenth century to rival. In 1876 there were 393 breweries in New York, but after Prohibition was repealed in 1933 there were only a handful lef...

March 15, 2019

As supermarkets nationwide are moving away from using plastic bags, Dutchess County will be doing the same in 2020. The Dutchess County Legislature approved a bill in December to have all grocery stores dispense with single-use plastic bags in favor of paper or another...

March 15, 2019

On Friday, March 8, The Pawling Central School District held the 2019 Winter Varsity Sports Awards Night. District officials, coaches, and family members gathered at Pawling High School to honor the achievements of Pawling’s student athletes as the winter sports season...

March 15, 2019

On Friday afternoons, teens get together at the Pawling Library for DIY Club to create Do It Yourself craft projects. So far this winter season, teens have made galaxies in a jar, floral dream catchers, pom-pom door hangers, and tie-dyed bandanas. DIY Club is an excell...

Pawling Public Radio (WPWL) hosted the annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, February 16. Held at the Pawling Fire House on South Street, the evening invited the community to come out and sample a multitude of spicy culinary concoctions. The event raised more t...

Here we are, nearing the end of flu season. Or are we? If you live in the Northeast United States, chances are your blood levels of Vitamin D3 are a bit low. If so, studies indicate you might be more susceptible to viral infection, including the flu, than if your Vitam...

March 15, 2019

The sun was almost down. I slowed my car and stopped by Quaker Lake on my way home. It was nearly frozen over. On the ice sheet there were only two open areas of water remaining. In the largest pool I saw the silhouette of a bird. I could tell it was a loon. I watched...

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