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Insurance coverage can be confusing, and it gets worse when something bad happens. So I asked our new sponsor Scot Hastie of Pardee’s Insurance Agency in Kingston for some help decoding and demystifying some of the thorniest questions listener…

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The holidays are coming. It’s important and easier than you think to have vegan options on the table – for guests, for the animals, for the world we live in. As you probably know, Brian is the cook in our family and was vegetarian for a…

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Whether you are up here in the Hudson Valley for a visit, or tired of working from home and need a place to get some work done, there’s a growing number of smart, fun, energetic, well-designed co-working spaces open to anyone. The Daily Yonder…

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A living, breathing list of books about moving to the country and making the most of it. Essays, memoirs, guides, histories, even some fiction. Most links go through the terrific independence book shop source Bookshop.org, with whom I’m an aff…

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It’s time to start planning all those adventures we’ve put off for the past two years and the perfect place to start an exploration is Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Cidiot featured Saratoga and SPAC in Episode 69.  SPAC i…

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Here is the beginning of a Cidiot guide of where to stay. It's a mix of hotels, motels, short-term rentals (STRs), and even farm stays across towns in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires. (Towns are New York, unless otherwise noted) Also c…

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A List of What to Listen To From Far and Wide With an early job writing radio ads, I became involved in podcasting during its very first wave. I always loved audio as a format—dialogue, structure, the theatre one could create with voice and s…

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Feb. 19, 2022

Very Local News Media

Local news has been hit hard the last decade, and from shifts in reporting to the availability of free classifieds, there are a lot of reasons why. In addition to being a gossip, I like to know what's going on in my community to feel a part of it.&n…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Ask A Cidiot

I'm honored and excited to have my very own column in The Red Hook Daily Catch. At least once a month, I answer those burning questions that newcomers ask. You can subscribe for free and/or visit the site for more. Some initial columns have co…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Get Your Cidiot Merch

Now you can be a Cidiot wherever you are. Designed by a Hudson Valley graphic designer and friend of ours, you can find some Cidiot apparel,for a limited time and other types of merch, including notebooks, pillows, stickers via the Store. A…

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