Chatham Area News

Below you will find a collection of press articles about the Chatham area. Check back frequently for the latest news.

Call for entries for Farm Film Fest 12 due Feb. 14

Hudson Valley 360 | February 12, 2020

Film entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest 12, the annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Crandell Theatre. The one-day film festival takes place on March 15, 2020, at the historic Crandell Theatre in the village of Chatham.

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Shaker Museum Purchases Building in Chatham, NY and Receives $1.569 Million Grant from New York State

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon Press Release | February 4, 2020

The Shaker Museum purchased the empty building at 5 Austerlitz Street in Chatham, NY last month, and received a $1,569,000 grant from Empire State Development through New York State’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) initiative to support a project that will transform the building into a museum and community cultural center.

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Chatham Public Library offers February programs

Hudson Valley 360 | January 29, 2020

Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in February. Note the library will be closed Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day. The library is located at 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. For information, call 518-392-3666 or visit

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January at the Chatham Public Library

Hudson Valley 360 | December 24, 2019

Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, offers the following programs in January. The library will be closed Jan. 1 and Jan. 20. Call 518-392-3666 or visit for more information.

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Organically but Intentionally, the Amuse Gallery Grows in Chatham

Rural Intelligence | July 31, 2019

When Janice and Rick Patterson met on the set of a video shoot in the ’80s, the chemistry between the two was unmistakable. He was a rangy sound engineer and she a striking segment producer and skilled photographer.

After they had their first child, they came to a house in Columbia County, first for weekends and later to live full time. It was a former cider mill with an adjacent churchyard, right in the center Old Chatham. Rick continued to travel the world working on documentary films while Janice stayed upstate and became an interior designer, operating from a tiny, unheated house with great bones.

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