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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:58

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - August 2016


You may be familiar with seeing the words “bodily injury/property damage liability” as part of the coverage provided on your boat, home, auto or other type policy. What exactly is this? There are many types of policies that liability insurance is a part of, which include your personal policies and also many types commercial insurance for contractors, restaurants, bars, retail businesses, municipalities, landlords, etc.. This part of the policy pays up to the limit you have selected for bodily injury and property damage you may cause to someone else........READ FULL ARTICLE

Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.

You can contact me for quotes or questions at 914-271-5188 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are a 3rd generation family owned agency, with only licensed brokers to help you.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:36

Your Finances - August 2016

Article provided by Art Stahl

Own a Retirement Account? Keep Your Beneficiary Designations Up to Date

When we complete an application to establish a retirement account for ourselves, we specify one or more individuals or charitable organizations to inherit our account when we’re gone, and typically don’t think about it again. As life circumstances change for ourselves or our loved ones, we might want to review our beneficiary designations; this article may help with this process. AFS.......READ FULL ARTICLE

Art can be reached by phone at 201-836-2460 or 845-729-7638, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:19

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - August 2016

Q: Hi Alex, I own a 2007 Yamaha waverunner and it is is hard to start. I charged up the battery and the battery will last a few turns and then the whole things dies. I bought a new battery, and everything. I think the waverunner has a dead short somewhere, yet it ran great when I put it away last year! I’ll drop it off at your shop today to see what I find.

Alex: After checking out his waverunner, here is what we found. First, all new batteries come dry, that is you need to fill the cells with electrolyte after you buy the battery and get it into the waverunner......READ FULL ARTICLE

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:13

Tivoli Bays, Magdalene, and Cruger Islands

by Ralph J. Ferrusi

The 150 miles or so of the Hudson from Manhattan to Albany isn’t exactly jam-packed with islands. As I figure - relying mostly on my trusty 2011 DeLorme New York Atlas & Gazetteer - there are about 20: some very well-known, others “Heh???” Let’s have some fun with this:



Tuesday, 09 August 2016 20:00

A Turning Point!

by John H. Vargo, Publisher

The Hudson River Valley has changed dramatically over the last one hundred years. Many of us older folks have seen areas go from farms to suburbs in a few years! The area described below is one area that has not changed and is exceptional! To me it spells opportunity for the right individuals. The location is Flats Road, Coxsackie, NY. It is timeless and beautiful in the multitude of farms that front on this road. With its 10 or more farms, most of them for sale, this is an area that is dramatically going to change or could stay as farmland. The farms are of varying sizes, and can fit, into different economic buyers.



by John H. Vargo, Publisher

(This concept is increasing the value of local farms)

When I was five or six years old, during World War Two, there was a junk man with a horse and wagon as well as vegetable wagon also pulled by a horse that visited our street once a week. Each had a regular route they made and they always stopped at my grandmother’s house. I never realized until much later that it was grandfather’s homemade wine that was the main attraction for stopping at my grandparent’s popular home. Today the modern version of the junk man is everywhere. However most interesting is how the vegetable wagon has changed into a company call FieldGoods


Wednesday, 03 August 2016 20:00

“He just wanted to give back a little bit”

by Leslie Spencer

George Mann, a retired educator and local boat owner at White’s Marina in New Hamburg, NY said, “He just wanted to give back a little bit”, when he developed the idea to take veterans on boat rides followed by a picnic lunch. He began by contacting Nelson Rivera, director of Veterans Services, Dutchess “He just wanted to give back a little bit” by Leslie Spencer County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, who collected names of veterans and guests who would like to participate.


Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:00


It is hard to believe that the cleanest lake in New York state could be less than a hour from New York City. But that is exactly how close Indian Lake in Putnam Valley, NY is to the metropolis.

An extremely deep, spring-fed lake, it sits near a mountain top surrounded by forests and just a handful of homes. Brown trout, large-mouth Bass and other species of sport fish abound in its cool, clear waters.



Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:46

William Emslie - 1937 - 2016

William M. “Bill” Emslie went to his eternal rest on June 12, 2016 after a long illness. Born at Vassar Brothers Hospital on December 6, 1937, he was the son of Weston S. Emslie and Lillian May Beckett. Bill graduated from Arlington High School. On April 18, 1964, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Josephine Sommers in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Lorraine survives at home.


Tuesday, 02 August 2016 13:00

Croton Yacht Club Hudson River Day 2016

The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 10th. 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliot Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.



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