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Winter Fishing On The Niagara River

Story By Bud Cole–Photos By Bud Cole, Doug Muthard and Matt Yablonsky You won’t see couch potatoes out fishing in the northeast at this time of the year. No, the faint of heart do not go ice fishing or fishing in open waters in winter. These activities attract only the hardiest individuals. While most outdoor sports require …

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Off to the Races

by Terry Conway  Legend has it that the ghost of John “Old Smoke” Morrissey still haunts Saratoga Springs, N. Y.  Morrissey was once the muscle for the Irish mob, a bare-knuckle boxing champion, a casino owner and a Congressman. But his greatest accomplishment was when he staged a four-day thoroughbred race meet in this little …

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Rhinebeck: Jewel of the Hudson Valley

By Terry Conway In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Washington Irving tells the fearsome tale of the gangly, superstitious, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane being menaced by a mighty headless horseman on a lonely night ride. Readers of Irving’s evocative prose will be pleased to learn that the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley Irving once described …

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