A Catskill Portrait

Rudd Hubbell pursues traditions and a way of life established by his family 170 years ago.


Editors note: This portrait was published in last weeks edition of the News, but the last part of the article was dropped in a space crunch. We are reprinting part of what appeared last week along with the new material that was omitted. I’ve had the privilege of meeting a number of people in the Catskill community whose roots as […]

Rudd Hubbell pursues traditions and a way of life established by his family 170 years ago.


I’ve had the privilege of meeting a number of people in the Catskill community whose roots as farmers in these hills run deep—often two, or even three, generations. Then there’s the Hubbell family, whose roots go deeper still. During the time I spent with Rudd Hubbell for this column, I learned that in 1848, Milow Hubbell, Rudd’s “great, great, great […]

After the Far East and South America, Marcello Reale is creating a new life in Andes


Although it’s not difficult to find people in the Catskills who have traveled to distant parts of planet Earth, it’s pretty rare to meet someone like Marcello Reale who has spent significant time living and working in foreign lands. Marcello spent close to four years working in China and Thailand and another six working in Colombia, South America. Those experiences, […]

The Bovina Farmer


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