Ask a Lawyer: What are the Dos and Don’ts of Using Images on Your Blog?

Bloggers know that using images in posts is a great way to spark interest and break up lengthy paragraphs. Any ol’ image won’t work legally, though. Here are three important guidelines to keep your website both interesting and law-abiding. 1. Use images you’ve taken yourself. Or, if you’re not a photographer, search for images from … Read more

NYS Liquor License Insight: Craft Beverages Makers Can Sell Alcohol Right at Their Facilities

Back in 2014, there was a major change in the industry for Hudson Valley and New York State craft brewers. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with other New York State lawmakers, decided to allow craft beverage makers (brewers, cider makers, distillers and vintners) to sell alcohol right at their facilities, thanks to the new Craft New … Read more

How to Hire a Real Estate Agent in Dutchess County

You know a hundred real estate agents, even if it’s just through association. Your downstairs neighbor, your aunt’s best friend, your coworker’s son – everyone knows a great broker that you just have to work with. Word-of-mouth is undoubtedly an excellent marketing method, but it’s not all you should rely on when hiring an agent. … Read more

NYS Liquor License Must-Know: The Liquor Authority Mapping Project

The Liquor Authority Mapping Project (LAMP) is a geographic information system that the New York State Liquor Authority launched in 2012. While it provides transparency for the community, it’s a bit controversial. LAMP provides all sorts of information to business owners and your liquor license lawyer, including: The history of a particular establishment. Schools or churches … Read more

5 Things to Know About Nostrano Vineyards in Milton, NY

Nostrano Vineyards is relatively new to the area, having been established just a few years ago. Here are five things you should know about one the Hudson Valley’s latest additions to the wine scene. 1. The vineyard hosts all sorts of special events, including weddings, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Learn more here. They can help … Read more