Welcome Hudson Valley! This is Conor Walsh, host of In Touch, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley’s Award-Winning Public Affairs and Issues program.  

This week’s episode of In Touch marks the return of Joey Cavaccini, Wappinger Town Supervisor and Wappinger Town Historian. Together, Joey and I dive more into the expansive history of Dutchess County, and how that history still impacts us today. Joey goes into the recent expansion of Reese Park, upcoming events for First Saturday Wappingers, and resurrection of the spirit of the Dahlia Festival. Fun fact, Wappinger used to be the Dahlia Capital of the World. You can hear the whole history about it in this episode.

We invite you to join us and listen to a previously recorded conversation between Joey Cavaccini and myself here on In Touch. 



This has been this week’s edition of IN TOUCH, the award-winning public affairs and issues program that runs across Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley radio stations. We want to give a big thank you to Joey Cavaccini  

For more information about the Wappinger Historical Society, visit wappingershistoricalsociety.org 

To learn more about Joey Cavaccini, visit https://www.josephcavaccini.com/ 

For First Saturday Wappinger, visit https://www.facebook.com/p/First-Saturday-Wappingers-100094757105186/

For the office of the Town of Wappinger, visit https://townofwappingerny.gov/


Thank you for all the kind words shared in regard to In Touch officially being awarded the 2023 New York State Broadcasters Association Award for “Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series,” as part of the 57th Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. This recognition would not be possible without the incredible team here at Townsquare, all our phenomenal guests that we learn from and grow with every single week, and of course you, the listener! Whether you’ve been listening for a while, or you just found us, thank you for taking part in the conversation and staying In Touch with what’s going on in the Hudson Valley. 

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 I’ve been your host, Conor Walsh. Until next time, stay curious, keep an open mind, and as always, I’m glad we get to Spend Some Time.