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Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
When the new school year begins this fall, students at the Saugerties high and middle schools will no longer have to walk in the roadway on their way to the two-school campus. For several years, students and their parents have been asking the village...
Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 6:49pm
Christine A. Diliberto, 37, of Simmons St., was arrested by Saugerties police and charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. According to police, Diliberto called the Saugerties Police Dispatch Center yesterday morning and reported that she...
Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Artists in Saugerties will be opening their studios to the public on August 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to see their work space, tools and finished works, buy works and discuss the artists’ work with them. The studio tour will...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Since 1987, the idea of creating a neighborhood mixed-use residential/business district has been a topic of study and discussion among elected and appointed officials and members of the New Paltz community. Finally, in 2015 such a district became a...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
At the 2013 Festival of the Voice. (photo by Dion Ogust) “If people were going to concerts more and bathing in art, there would be less mess in the world,” said Maria Todaro, the co-founder and executive director of the Phoenicia...
Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Library Fair thanks Well, another successful and enjoyable Library Fair! We want to say a heartfelt “Thank you” to all those who helped, including the following: To those who did the heavy physical work of setting up and disassembling — putting up 65...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Members of the New Paltz Transportation Implementation Committee (L-R): Mark Sherman,Allan Bowdery, Harry Ellis, Gail Gallerie, Mayor Tim Rogers and Town Supervisor Neil Bettez. (photo by Lauren Thomas) The joint new Paltz town-village Transportation...
Glimmerglass Opera Blog: - July 21, 2016 - 4:33pm
Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. We had come a long way since...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ron Scott Stevens (photo by Dan Barton) The Woodstock Playhouse will delve into its only summer drama when it presents Cherry’s Patch for one weekend, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31. The...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Kortney Wilklow and Devin Britton of Bad Seed Cider located at 43 Lower Bailey’s Gap Road in Highland. Co-owner Albert Wilklow is not pictured. (photo by Lauren Thomas) Its packaging in 12-ounce cans is the first clue that Bad Seed Hard Cider may...
Upstater: - July 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
From SaugertiesSteamboatCo.com From the same folks who brought you Diamond Mills Hotel in the village of Saugerties comes their latest venture, Saugerties Steamboat Co., officially opening its doors on Friday, July 22nd, starting at 11am. This will kick...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Peter Blum Part II   The meadows of a storied town prove hallowed ground, tho stone-cursed soil Soon found fair alternative rebound from farmers’ tool-a-blunting toil. First the paint brush, then dove-decked guitar commandeered by rowdy crew; ‘Til...
Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Despite threat of a possible lawsuit, members of the Village of Saugerties planning board voted unanimously at their July 13 meeting to grant a special-use permit and site-plan approval to Tom Struzzieri to use a building at the former Lynch‘s Marina on...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Gardiner Town Supervisor Marybeth Majestic sits on the steps to the new entryway to Gardiner Town Hall. The carpentry and door installation was performed by Ultimate Homes, Inc and the masonry was done by D&A Masonry. (photo by Lauren Thomas) Though...
Village of Sidney: - July 21, 2016 - 2:51pm
State Police arrested 43-year-old Laurie Smith of Johnson City, for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and other traffic violations, following a property damage crash on South Main Street in the Village of Sherburne. Smith was allegedly...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock ran off an eastern Long Island back road 60 years ago next month and died among gnarled trees. He was still making money from his drip paintings of several years earlier at the time, but struggling with alcoholism. His...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
(Photo by Lauren Thomas) If you live on Plains Road in New Paltz and received a letter asking you for access to your home for the design and construction of water district 5, sending it back signed but otherwise unaltered was the only acceptable response...
Saugerties Times: - July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Though the lazy days of summer are upon us and local kids are enjoying time away from the classroom, the school district is still in operation. The official transition from the 2015-16 school year to 2016-17 marked by a meeting of the school board last...
New York History: - July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
At first glance, the inside of the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, Orange County resembles a large warehouse of movie poster memorabilia as faces of Steve McQueen, James Garner, Peter Fonda and Elvis line the immense walls. There’s even a...
Upstater: - July 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
We admit that we don’t know a ton about this part of Orange County, but we know a cute cottage when we see one. This one is located in the town of Monroe, at the base of Schunnemunk Mountain in southern Orange County, and it comes with a large...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
(Photo by Alan Carey) The Keegan Bell will toll publicly for the first time in decades at 8 p.m. Saturday evening, July 23 at Woodstock’s Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, as an evening of music (mostly Irish), poetry and reminiscences...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Residents of Plains Road in New Paltz have filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of town water district 5 over their objections. The new water district is intended to replace private wells so homeowners don’t run the risk of theirs running dry when the...
Kingston Times: - July 21, 2016 - 12:53pm
We hear Uniform’s next record will be a song cycle about beignets, written from the beignets’ POV. If you are like me you are tired of the uniformity of many summer festivals in America. Sure, you have a diamond in the rough like Psycho Las...
Woodstock Times: - July 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
At the 2013 Library Fair. (photo by Dion Ogust) The Woodstock Library grounds will be home to a bit of fantasy and above all, fun for all at the 85th Annual Library Fair on Saturday. Welcome to Dreamland! That’s the theme this year when the fair opens at...
New Paltz Times: - July 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
An ecumenical vigil for peace and healing, in response to Orlando and in support of LGBTQ people and communities around the world was held last Wednesday evening beginning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in New Paltz. Local clergy...