By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 - 2:44 pm
Design of the proposed Woodstock Commons housing project. Image from the RUPCO website. A lawsuit against the Town of Woodstock and its planning board over plans to build an affordable housing project has been dismissed on a technicality. The case, filed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 - 12:05 pm
The remains of Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Flickr user bryanu35. Used with permission. Overlook Mountain has a certain mysterious charm, as the above photo of the ruins of its once-grand mountaintop hotel show. But 19th-century resorts aren't the... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 3:55 pm
Dan Abrams: Photo by Joy Moore. Used with permission.The opera-loving hoi polloi in Mozart and Beethoven and Wagner's day didn't have access to live HD broadcasts. Outside theaters in metropolitan centers, they relied on solo artists, generally pianists,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 - 8:34 am
The Freeman reports that the Woodstock Town Board has renewed a policy that empowers the Board to discourage general municipal mayhem, in order to "keep town meetings from becoming debate sessions among members of the audience and extending past midnight... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 - 10:08 am
Paul Smart at WGXC has written a tribute to Willow poet Janine Pommy Vega, who died last Thursday. I met Vega just once, almost thirty years ago, when I was a third grader in Mrs. Wells' class at Phoenicia Elementary School. She visited our class to do a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm
Videographer and former Phoenicia Times columnist Dakota Lane is celebrating the holidays by going from business to business in Shokan, Olive, Phoenicia and Woodstock asking people to divulge their wish lists for the season. The result is a sweet... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 - 9:03 am
Last night at 10:45pm, three men allegedly broke into a home on Wittenberg Rd. in Woodstock and threatened the occupant with a baseball bat. After the victim turned over cash and loot, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office is reporting this morning, the men... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 - 2:14 pm
It's been a rough year for the arts in upstate New York. Between the most brutal state budget in recent memory and the tough economy, 2010 was more about surviving than thriving for many local arts and cultural organizations. But there was a surprising... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - 11:12 am
Woodstock was hopping last night with revelers prowling for cookies, wine, and Christmas lights at its holiday open house. We were there and stumbled upon Santa Claus, who was handing out poems and candy canes at FreeStyle Realty. For more photos from the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm
This just in: At their last meeting on November 2, the Catskill Watershed Corporation voted to make a $700,000 low-interest loan to the Hurley-based Pan American Dance Foundation to buy and refurbish the ailing Woodstock Playhouse. This spring, the iconic... Read more


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