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Coppersea Distilling buys land on Springtown Road in New Paltz to boost local grain

Coppersea Distilling buys land on Springtown Road in New Paltz to boost local grain

Chris Williams looks down with a proud smile at the rye grains spread on the floor in a rough rectangle. The pile of seeds displays telltale furrows from careful raking. His boss Angus MacDonald reaches down to examine them, noting tiny sprouts protruding from each grain. “I think we’re currently one of a dozen distilleries...
Glynwood’s farm incubator kicks off first year

Glynwood’s farm incubator kicks off first year

There’s something going on in the Mohonk foothills: Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator is officially open for business. According to Kathleen Frith, Glynwood’s president, the program will pair farm incubator graduates with available land — due, in part, to Glynwood’s partnership with the Open Space Institute (OSI). “While there are some farmer training programs...
A Tavola owners open new farm-to-table restaurant The Huguenot

A Tavola owners open new farm-to-table restaurant The Huguenot

Since its opening in 2011, Nathan and Bonnie Snow’s restaurant at 46 Main Street, A Tavola, has been racking up culinary awards along with great word-of-mouth. With a menu dedicated to the many different regional cuisines of Italy, A Tavola was dubbed Best New Italian Restaurant by Hudson Valley Magazine in its opening year, then...
Walkway Café and Catering Co. in Highland

Walkway Café and Catering Co. in Highland

It’s probably a good thing that Ann Marie Corso and Gerard McCluskey opened their new Walkway Café and Catering Company in January during the off season, because as soon as the warm weather hits, they’re going to be even busier than they are now. The locals have already discovered them — McCluskey says they have...
Meadowscent will offer “corsage bars” during prom preview parties

Meadowscent will offer “corsage bars” during prom preview parties

Every generation likes to put their own stamp on what they do, and proms are no exception. “When it comes to the flower corsages, it’s all about the ‘bling’ now,” says floral designer Theresa Colucci. She holds an example of a contemporary design created with a bracelet as the base rather than the plain elastic...
Historic Gardiner Animal Hospital continues to serve

Historic Gardiner Animal Hospital continues to serve

For people in Gardiner — or even people throughout Ulster County raising goats, cows and sheep — the Gardiner Animal Hospital has long been a fixture. Open in its current form since 1940, the veterinary clinic treats both large and small animals. Veterinarian Lyle Goodnow has owned the Animal Hospital since 1975, but he started...
Shea O’Brien manager wants to raise $10,000 for Family of New Paltz

Shea O’Brien manager wants to raise $10,000 for Family of New Paltz

Although he only arrived from the Emerald Isle a year ago, Garvin McCloskey, manager of Shea O’Brien’s, has integrated well into the New Paltz community. With his endearing Irish brogue, charming wit and commitment to giving back, this 50-year-old cancer survivor and avid runner has pledged to shave nary a whisker off of his formerly...
Tavern lore: Gilded Otter helped usher New Paltz into craft beer age

Tavern lore: Gilded Otter helped usher New Paltz into craft beer age

While The Gilded Otter Brewery might be one of New Paltz’s youngest taverns, it holds a pretty interesting place in the town’s history. It’s our first brewpub — built during craft brewing’s first wave in America — and the Gilded Otter lot also has deep historical roots. Here’s a look back at what came before...
Phillies Bridge Farm Project looks to recover from 2013

Phillies Bridge Farm Project looks to recover from 2013

With well-liked farmer Anne Eschenroeder back in charge and a whole new board of directors, Phillies Bridge Farm Project is looking to resurrect like a phoenix from its bad year in 2013. That promise of a better tomorrow has the new board really excited. “On a human level, it’s really incredible what happened,” said Tim...
Mohonk Mountain House expected to reopen on Valentine’s Day following norovirus outbreak

Mohonk Mountain House expected to reopen on Valentine’s Day following norovirus outbreak

Mohonk Mountain House is expected to reopen this Friday, Feb. 14 after a week of being closed following an outbreak of norovirus. According to an Associated Press wire report, “several hundred guests and staff” fell ill on Jan. 31. Mohonk eventually had to hire a disaster-remediation company — BMS Cat — to disinfect the hotel....
Tavern lore: Barnaby’s building played huge role in New Paltz’s past

Tavern lore: Barnaby’s building played huge role in New Paltz’s past

Of all the taverns the New Paltz Times has profiled so far, Barnaby’s Steakhouse holds perhaps the deepest and most important place in New Paltz history. By far the oldest of the bars, the big brick building on 16 North Chestnut Street once played a vital role in the social lives and entertainment of New...
Tavern lore: McGillicuddy’s brought life to once-troubled storefront

Tavern lore: McGillicuddy’s brought life to once-troubled storefront

In terms of historical bars in New Paltz, McGillicuddy’s Restaurant & Tap House is a youngster. The building at 84 Main Street is also relatively new — built in 1945. But despite its relatively brief history, 84 Main has housed a horde of businesses. Mostly, that’s because it struggled to find a use that fit...