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Molinaro will run for governor after all

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro

By Ray Fashona

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has changed his mind and decided he will run for governor in November against Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

In January, Molinaro issued a statement saying he had decided not to chase the GOP nomination for governor.

“After much discussion, contemplation and prayer, I have made the decision that at this time I will not be a Republican candidate for Governor,” Molinaro, 42, said in a statement issued Jan. 4.

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Caring approach guides DC public defender

Dutchess County Public Defender Tom Angell, pictured in front of the Dutchess County Courthouse, says the desire to help the less fortunate was instilled in him at a young age and seeing individuals turn their lives around is his greatest reward. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

The clichés are many and mostly true. “It’s never easy.” “You have to be a good loser.” And regardless of how busy you are, you literally “can’t say no.”
Welcome to the life of a public defender.

What many would term a “thankless job,” Dutchess County Public Defender Tom Angell chooses to see as the opportunity to help individuals turn their lives around.

Idealistic? No way.

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‘Get your green on’
Parade of Green Saturday

Volunteers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Green, from left, Etha Grogan, Bitsy Castillo, Kimberlee Markarian and Rich Kaplan stand in front of the sign announcing the parade.
-Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

The 3rd annual Parade of Green will take place on Main St. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10. The Green Team, a committee of 12 members, has been organizing the parade.
“It’s a home-spun parade,” said Kimberlee Markarian, parade committee volunteer and Associate Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

Last year there were 16 sponsors, said Rich Kaplan, owner of Max’s on Main. This year there are at least 30 sponsors, he said.

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