Business
P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

For good or ill, alcohol is the drug that adults can legally use to alter how they see the world. In a college town like New Paltz, that fact brings with it tremendous opportunity and no small amount of problems. Local bars are hot spots of economic activity, providing numerous jobs as well as livelihoods...
Videography, web design and theatrical training: what doesn’t this New Paltz couple offer?

Videography, web design and theatrical training: what doesn’t this New Paltz couple offer?

Between the two of them, Hettie Barnhill and Robert Gertler cover quite the range of creative services. She is an accomplished performer who brings a lifetime of experience and professional expertise to her dance, voice and acting workshops and one-on-one coaching. He is a photographer and videographer — specializing in unique wedding videos and real...
Accent Financial Group celebrates 25 years of doing business in Highland with an open house

Accent Financial Group celebrates 25 years of doing business in Highland with an open house

One doesn’t usually think of a conversation with insurance agents and financial planners as fun. But Ralph Smith and Larry Ratick, principals of Accent Financial Group in Highland, have been best friends and business partners for so long they can finish each other’s sentences. And often do. And they were fun to talk to. Each...
Phillies Bridge Coffee Company elevates coffee drinking to a new level

Phillies Bridge Coffee Company elevates coffee drinking to a new level

The era of drinking coffee from a glass coffeepot left sitting on a burner for hours at a time is over. Now that local craft brewing has elevated the creation of hard cider and beer to the level of artisanship, and local distilleries are producing unique spirits in small batches, it appears to be coffee’s...
Selux expands again, Servpro will build

Selux expands again, Servpro will build

There is going to be more light industry in the town of Lloyd, some of it quite literally “light.” Last Thursday, Lloyd’s planning board approved the lighting company Selux Corp.’s expansion plans for after a public hearing. The board also scheduled a hearing on an application to build warehouse and office space for Servpro, an...
A Day’s Work: Green Goats – vegetation control experts at Walkway Over the Hudson

A Day’s Work: Green Goats – vegetation control experts at Walkway Over the Hudson

Girl power reigns under Walkway Over the Hudson. A quartet of four female goats known collectively as The Spice Girls — individually as Posh, Sporty, Baby and Bad — are the New York State Bridge Authority’s newest subcontractors, enlisted to live on the land under the Walkway for 12 weeks to clear it of unwanted...
Two longtime Main Street yoga businesses are merging to form YogAlive

Two longtime Main Street yoga businesses are merging to form YogAlive

When Jai Ma Yoga Center at 69 Main Street merges with Ashtanga Yoga at 71 Main Street later this month, it will complete a full circle of sorts for Jai Ma’s director Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein. That’s because when Ami first opened her yoga studio in New Paltz 16 years ago, 71 Main was the original...
Frida’s Bakery & Café offers artisanal baked goods and creative casual dining

Frida’s Bakery & Café offers artisanal baked goods and creative casual dining

It’s always a good sign when a café makes its own bread and pastries. At the recently opened Frida’s Bakery & Café in Milton, those duties are divided between “Dave-the-Baker” Meltzer, who comes in by midnight every evening to bake fresh bread for the morning, and on-site pastry chefs, Diana Matias and Jordan Polumbo. “They’re...
My Town Marketplace now open at Fann’s Plaza in Rosendale

My Town Marketplace now open at Fann’s Plaza in Rosendale

Rosendalers, rejoice: You don’t have to drive all the way to Kingston or New Paltz for a load of groceries anymore. Your town actually has a full-service food retailer again, in the space formerly housing the Associated Supermarket in the Fann’s Plaza on Route 32. But this time it’s clean, bright and refurbished, its shelves...
Putt-putt golf returns to Highland under new ownership

Putt-putt golf returns to Highland under new ownership

What once was Yummies is now Lakeside Licks Ice Cream & Mini Golf. Route 299’s miniature golf standby has a new name, new owners and many more ice cream flavors. New owner John Marsh has cleaned up and repaired the mini-golf course. He added signs, flags and the wacky inflatable tube man out front to...
PDQ Printing founder launches marketing firm

PDQ Printing founder launches marketing firm

PDQ Printing and its founder Craig Shankles are fairly synonymous in New Paltz. Over the years, he’s donated untold banners and fliers for community events. For most festivals, PDQ helped with printing. Many times, Shankles would reach into his own pockets, donating printing as a community service. He also serves on a number of volunteer...
Highland Farmers’ Market easily accessible on Route 299 every Wednesday

Highland Farmers’ Market easily accessible on Route 299 every Wednesday

The location for the weekly Highland Farmers’ Market at 199 Route 299 (just across from the State Police barracks), is easily accessible, situated right on a well-traveled stretch of highway that serves people driving to and from New Paltz and other surrounding communities in addition to Highland. And, there’s plenty of parking in the back....