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New 21-story elevator opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

New 21-story elevator opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

More than 1.3 million people have visited the Walkway Over the Hudson since it opened in October of 2009. Last year alone it attracted more than 700,00 visitors. But until now, those visitors (as many as half of them estimated to be tourists from outside the region), had no way of easily accessing the restaurants...
The Gardiner Library keeps up with changing times by connecting with its community

The Gardiner Library keeps up with changing times by connecting with its community

The old perception of libraries as simply depositories of books to borrow is gone; today’s library offers its patrons an environment that expands upon not only what residents can expect to be offered within its walls but stretches those boundaries to encompass the greater community outside. The Gardiner Library is a comfortable space filled with...
Highland community offers suggestions for a new library

Highland community offers suggestions for a new library

If you could build a library, what would it look like? And what would it offer that your community specifically needs? That was the topic at a collaborative workshop session held on Thursday, July 17 at St. Augustine’s gymnasium in Highland, when two dozen or so local residents sat down with the Highland Public Library...
County-funded fence at dog park in New Paltz will allow an end-of-summer opening

County-funded fence at dog park in New Paltz will allow an end-of-summer opening

Dogs in Ulster County and the humans who love them got a double dose of good news on Thursday, July 10. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein spoke at the Field of Dreams on Libertyville Road in New Paltz to announce that the county would fund a fence for the long-planned county dog park at the...
Local park history reveals that initial benefactors do not go forgotten

Local park history reveals that initial benefactors do not go forgotten

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Ever wonder who that person was whose name is emblazoned on the sign at the entrance to your favorite neighborhood park? So did we at New Paltz Times, so we did a little investigating.   George Majestic Memorial Park, Gardiner George Majestic Memorial Park in the hamlet of Gardiner is...
Elting Library in New Paltz to host event recognizing Carol Roper and Mike Beck

Elting Library in New Paltz to host event recognizing Carol Roper and Mike Beck

Elting Memorial Library’s “Evening Under the Stars” will highlight the work of two local citizens — namely Carol Roper and Mike Beck — who’ve both worked to support the library and make New Paltz a better place. Roper is a former town supervisor, who continues to stay active as a civic volunteer. Beck, the owner...
Wallkill Valley Land Trust will offer historic house tour

Wallkill Valley Land Trust will offer historic house tour

  The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will host its fourth annual historic house tour on Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And while previous tours explored the Kettleborough area of Gardiner, followed by Clintondale and then Esopus, the focus of this year’s tour is on “Houses and Farms in the Wallkill...
Gardinerites welcome improvements to Route 44/55 bridge

Gardinerites welcome improvements to Route 44/55 bridge

After several weeks of materials being hidden behind a containment area on the bridge over the Wallkill River on Route 44/55 in Gardiner, the work has begun and the color has been revealed. The peeling, chipping blue paint job on the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)-owned bridge looked shabby and not shabby-chic, with...
Wallkill Valley Land Trust sets date for historic house tour

Wallkill Valley Land Trust sets date for historic house tour

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will present its third annual “Houses on the Land” house tour on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s tour will feature a rich variety of homes and gardens spread across the Town of Esopus and highlight the town’s distinctive terrain. Visits are planned to...
Mohonk Preserve marks 50th anniversary with distinguished speakers and family activities

Mohonk Preserve marks 50th anniversary with distinguished speakers and family activities

The 7,500-acre Mohonk Preserve is celebrating its 50th year of land stewardship and preservation in high nature-style with a bevy of events that will encourage the public to engage with the land, the staff and all of the programs that the Preserve offers. To that end, the Preserve will kick off its anniversary celebration with...
Daniel Center provides services to veterans in Highland

Daniel Center provides services to veterans in Highland

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterward  – Theodore Roosevelt It was a sad day, a tragic day, and one lived too often by family members of US war veterans. On December 20, 2006 — just five days before...
Walkway volunteers get shelter, donors praised

Walkway volunteers get shelter, donors praised

During a snow storm on a gray November afternoon, officials with the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park unveiled the latest feature along the 1.28 mile pedestrian bridge — a pavilion to shelter volunteers during inclement weather. Walkway volunteers, known as “ambassadors,” have been on the bridge since 2010 educating visitors about its history as...