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It’s not every day you see a submarine torpedo lying around the Valley. That is, not unless you’re traveling along Route 208 in New Paltz, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8645 — and aforementioned missile — is located. Newburgh’s Frank DeSiervo sunk this battleship of a query (and captured our prize) with ease. Click here for our next contest, which features an outdoor art gallery.

This [memorial] is truly a reminder of the sacrifice our young Americans made for us to merrily roll along the highways in freedom. Thanks for bringing it the attention it deserves.
Camille (Cami) Fischer
New Paltz, via

The Mark 14 torpedo was interesting in that it was not a very reliable weapon — it tended to run deeper than the set depth, failed to detonate at target, and was known at times to circle back to the ship that launched it.
Jeff Logan
New Paltz, via

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A-plus education

My son started at the Kildonan School in September, and I just want to validate everything Dr. Robert Lane said (“Private Schools,” Feb.). My son failed consistently in a series of schools, public and private, for the last four years. For the first time, he is tasting success. The school has indeed already changed his life. Outstanding faculty, great leaders, and a good group of kids.
Gregg Borgeson
Boston, MA, via

Refudiate this

The article “Power Brokers” (Feb.) has an error in it. The section entitled “Biggest inspiration for Gov. Sarah Palin” states that Palin resigned from the office of governor of Alaska to run for vice president. This is false: Palin was on the November 2008 ballot as John McCain’s running mate. She resigned from office on July 3, 2009 stating she would step down at the end of the month. Her resignation came after she and McCain lost the election.
Barb Ryan

Blogs back-talk

We went to Tuthill House at the Mill (“Tuthill House Tavern,” The Accidental Foodie) the second week it opened. I usually do not visit newly opened restaurants — I like to give them a few months so they can organize the kitchen and staff. It was a little chilly, but the warmth of the people really made the night. I will be going again. Keep up the great work, Gabriello family; it is such a pleasure to see that Gardiner is adding more life to the community.
Sal Ricobono
Wallkill, via


What an amazing service (“From the Fields to Your Table,” Jan.) to the farming community and to the eating community. Fantastic use of unused space that makes it possible for local farmers to create value added products. Congratulations!
Lea Cullen Boyer
Hastings-on-Hudson, via


The Dec. 6 event “An Evening at the Spa” (On the Town, Feb.), which featured services by Marlene Weber Day Spa, took place at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, and not at the spa itself.

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