Letters to the Editor in August 2012
Read our letters to the editor for August 2012, including our Where in the Valley “Simple Shrine” contest answer
Photograph by Frank Roberts
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Last month, we spoke of a quaint riverside village whose first settler, Thomas Davenport, is memorialized by way of a plaque-adorned stone on the exact spot where he built his home. That village, of course, is Cold Spring — and who better to win our contest prize than one of Davenport’s own descendants? Says David Davenport of Middletown: “The Thomas Davenport plaque is located halfway down Main Street on the right. I’d have to say I cheated though: I am his great grandson (times 10 maybe).” For our next contest query, click here to locate a tall ticker that has withstood the test of time.
We were disappointed to read “Touring the Wineries” (July) because you failed to include Clearview Vineyard in Warwick. We have been open for two years and this is the sixth summer of growing our eight varieties of grapes organically. We are in the process of building a 3,800-square-foot winery and wine tasting facility, which we hope to complete this fall. Please check us out at www.clearviewvineyard.com.
Frank & Karen Graessle
Clearview Vineyard, Warwick
Out with it (cont’d)
My family, friends, and I praise Hudson Valley magazine for its decision to recognize and embrace the diversity — in all its forms — that makes the Hudson Valley a special place to live. Thank you and keep up the inclusive coverage of all our residents!
I threw my June issue away and have considered canceling my subscription to your magazine. Once again, you are trying to be all things to all people. Since this is an impossibility, let’s try to go back to what has made your magazine great in the past.
Barbara F. Brennan
I have a hard time believing that at least 50 percent of your readership would not welcome or at least accept coverage of the Hudson Valley’s gay life. I believe that coverage of all topics relating to the population and issues of the Hudson Valley, and indeed the world at large, is valid.
Kudos for the portraits of happy Hudson Valley families of all stripes! I will proudly display this issue on our coffee table.
While none of us cares what consulting adults do in private, I believe a majority of your readers, when alone with their thoughts and unpressured by political correctness, know that the LGBT lifestyle is just wrong.
I’m feeling so positive about your June issue. This issue was tops: informative, thought-provoking, fair, diverse (no pun intended), important, and simply compelling reading and information from start to finish. Do I detect a sea change in your mag? Whatever’s different about this issue — keep it up!
New York, NY
From our July cover story (Valley Vineyards), the correct phone number for Mohegan Lake’s Winery at St. George is 914-455-4272; Happy Bitch Wine is a mix of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, not Pinot Grigio... Nelson Rockefeller was governor of New York in 1972 (40 Years of Hudson Valley History)... The Web site for Nest in Millerton (Fun Summer Finds) is www.nestmillerton.wordpress.com... The restaurant description we printed for Crave in Poughkeepsie (Eating Out) was inaccurate; find the correct information here.