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    Foster Your Next Trail Buddy.

      I’ve started training for the 220-mile hike in the High Sierras of California this summer.  At my side (well, somewhere on the trail in front of me) is my little foster dog, Butter Cup. She’s a little thing at…

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    Tuxedo’s Post-Casino Dreams

    Go Forward, Little Town in the Foothills I used to think that Tuxedo as the Gateway to the Hudson Highlands was a radical idea.  But it’s been a couple weeks since Genting and its super-sized casino was bundled off, and…

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    Tuxedo, New York: Gateway to Harriman State Park? Or Casino Town?

    Should the town of Tuxedo, New York, receive a casino license, and Genting’s giant project be built, they’ll be closing the door on a sustainable, economic opportunity of another kind: that of a trail town, the Gateway to Harriman State…

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    Casino Prosperity in Monticello, New York

    Monticello Racino, Casino Prosperity, and Tuxedo Gambling fascinates me.  It’s so duplicitous.  The commercials for casinos try to trick you into believing that casinos are peopled with thin, elegant people, their bright white smiles and shimmering dresses.  Gambling will save…

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    Baker Camp Solitude, Not Quite Fall

    When You Have the Place to Yourself There couldn’t be a more perfect morning than the one I woke to on a recent Wednesday in early September.   The temperature not quite sweatshirt-ready, it dawned crisp and cloudless at 6:30 am…