By Gordon Stewart
Of all the feelings evoked by The Paper reaching its first birthday, none stands out more strongly than gratitude.
On this anniversary of our first issue I am especially grateful to the writers, editors, designers and managers who have made this weekly journal of Philipstown and its neighbors such an informative, useful, enjoyable and essential part of life in the Hudson Highlands.
And of course we’re grateful to our readers, advertisers and contributors whose responses and support, often expressed spontaneously on our streets and in our stores, warm even our bleakest winter days and brighten even our matchless spring evenings.
Most of all, I’m grateful to be one more part of this astonishing place, whose natural beauty and human ingenuity never cease to amaze or let us down for treasures to find and feature every week.
As for many of us, there are times I wish the whole world knew about the wonders hidden in these hills, while at other times I’d prefer this special place to be the best-kept secret on earth. But like all of us, whether newly arrived or long established, at the sunset of each unforgettable day, I’m just grateful to be here.
On behalf of everyone at Philipstown.info and The Paper, thank you for welcoming us and for joining us in celebrating this First Friday of our second year.