Dutchess County to Pay Brooklyn Native $7.5 Million for Wrongful Murder Conviction

“In 2009, a State Supreme Court judge found that the Brooklyn-born Mr. Bozella had been wrongfully convicted of the murder in 1977 of a 92-year-old woman in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.”


A Midwinter Playground in the Hudson Valley

“Despite its proximity to New York, this historic swath of the lower Hudson Valley is still a bargain, especially in the winter low season. A local food movement, atmospheric inns dating back hundreds of years and a formidable expanse of state parks and ski mountains make for a frugal paradise within easy reach of one of the country’s most expensive cities.”


When Rural Meets Resort

“‘We welcome anyone from anywhere,’ Ms. Perotti said. ‘Whether it is going to be people living in a gated community who have more high-end salaries or not, they are all part of the fabric of Amenia.'”


Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga

“Beth Stewart, a spokeswoman for Windham Mountain Resort in the Catskills, said the company was inspired to offer snowga for the first time this winter after guides on snowshoe outings watched women spontaneously strike yoga poses, ‘a grown-up version of making snow angels,’ she said.”


A Kayak Trip on the Hudson, Ending in Death and an Arrest

“After she separated from her second husband, Ms. Graswald moved in with Mr. Colvin, a D.J. and former radio host in Dutchess County whom she had known for only three weeks.”


Buying a Second Home First

“Gary DiMauro’s real estate agency upstate caters to city dwellers in search of a bucolic escape, with offices in Tivoli, Hudson, Catskill and Rhinebeck. ‘The city has boom-and-bust periods in which people feel locked out,’ he said.”


New York Military Academy to Reopen Under New Owners

“The New York Military Academy, a 126-year-old boarding school whose graduates include the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, was bought on Wednesday for close to $16 million at a bankruptcy auction by a nonprofit group controlled by Chinese investors, who told academy officials that they would keep it open as a high school.”


Cuomo Struggles to Maintain Momentum in Upstate Employment

“But technology has ups and downs, too: At the end of October, GlobalFoundaries, a semiconductor company based in California, announced layoffs at a multibillion-dollar plant in Malta, north of Albany, and in East Fishkill, near Poughkeepsie.”


A New Day in Newburgh

“‘She threw an elbow at me,’ Mr. Burnett recalled. ‘Sure, you go off to France, Spain and Vienna. But what about Newburgh?'”


Nina Griscom Pushes Her New Handbag Line With a Can-Do Spirit

“Mr. Bland is an old friend whom she often sees in Millbrook, a village in Dutchess County, N.Y., where they both have homes. Ms. Griscom, a frequent teller of jokes who gave her age as ‘mature, late 50s,’ said she is ‘over’ the Hamptons: ‘Don’t you just want to bomb Long Island?'”


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