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WELCOME TO MAIN STREET MAGAZINE!

In the December 2018 issue we feature the following:

Cover of Current issue of Main Street Magazine

The content of Main Street Magazine focuses on featuring the people, businesses, places, history, curiosities and important local issues within this area, in features and in in-depth stories.

Protecting Our Forests, Reducing Your Taxes

Protect the environment and pay less in property taxes! Forestry exemptions provide property tax assessment reductions to encourage forest preservation by decreasing the expense of holding land. The rules regarding these “exemptions” vary from state to state, but the principle is the same: in exchange for forest guardianship, owners of sizable parcels of land receive a break on their town and school property taxes to reflect land usage rather than potential value. Read More ->

Preserving History: Millerhurst Farm

The land that the Millerhurst Farm sits on in Ancramdale, NY, dates back to 1770, but since 1887, several generations of Miller family descendants have toiled on the land. Beyond being a livelihood for brothers – Mike, Jim, Joe, and Tom and their wives –producing milk was a means of carrying on a family legacy. Read More ->

On Purpose: Creating Meaning in Our Lives

At its core, purpose is connecting and contributing to something larger than self. For each of us, what lends purpose to our lives might vary. There’s no one-size-fits-all for defining what gives each of us purpose. Despite these differences, the benefits of having identified a purpose to our lives are consistent and demonstrable. Read More ->

Olana: Past Perfect

On a hill, high above the Hudson River is Olana – a historic home and 250-acre landscape that boasts majestic views of the Hudson River Valley, Catskill Mountains, and Taconic Range. Built in 1872, the site was once home to landscape painter Frederic Church – a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. Its aesthetic was influenced by his travels to the Middle East. Read More ->