Finally, my town is famous for something!! The cuisine of Ancram has a name, and it is Chicken.
The link below is an account of the first, and perhaps only, BBQ Chicken Cookoff, which set five local firehouses bidding for first place in tasty chicken. Ancram VFD's great rep is secured.
This lil contest is the answer to my quest for a comparative evaluation of the local BBQ-benefit scene. The firehouses are all from Northern Dutchess, S. Columbia, and NW Connecticut and within about 30 miles of each other. Not enough detail in the article, but we know the winner, at least.
Only problem is Ancram VFD probably won't cook their chix again til all this snow melts.