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Groundbreaking for new Highland Library will be in September

Groundbreaking for new Highland Library will be in September

It has been more than a year since Highland voters approved a bond of $4.8 million to build a new library. But at long last, things are moving forward. The proposed design by the architectural firm of Butler Rowland Mays Architects LLP was approved by the state Education Department’s Division of Library Development in July....
Swan song for Unison Arts Center in New Paltz?

Swan song for Unison Arts Center in New Paltz?

Unison Arts Center has been at the heart of the New Paltz cultural scene since 1976. Through highs and lows the organization has always managed somehow to rebound and keep going. But this may not be one of those times: Unison has arrived at an impasse, lacking a sufficient number of people willing to form...
Bad Seed Cider Company in Highland serves up craft beer-influenced hard ciders at their laid-back tap room

Bad Seed Cider Company in Highland serves up craft beer-influenced hard ciders at their laid-back tap room

Its packaging in 12-ounce cans is the first clue that Bad Seed Hard Cider may want to go home with beer drinkers rather than wine enthusiasts. While it does come in bottles, too, that black aluminum can with its edgy logo does a pretty good job of broadcasting what the beverage is all about. “We...
Rebuilt Rosendale Town Pool opens at last

Rebuilt Rosendale Town Pool opens at last

Thursday, July 7 was an oppressively hot and muggy day, but Rosendalers and honored guests were all smiles as the long-awaited, brand-new Town Pool at the Rosendale Recreation Center was finally opened to the public. “This is a great day for Rosendale, after four years of not having a pool!” said town supervisor Jeanne Walsh...
Woodland Pond hosts fifth annual Garden Tour

Woodland Pond hosts fifth annual Garden Tour

Last Friday the Woodland Pond Gardeners hosted their fifth annual Garden Tour, with this year’s theme “Summer in Bloom — The Joys of June!” Residents and visitors hopped buses or simply strolled past lush and colorful displays of blooming yards, vegetable beds and clusters of potted plants that flourish in the retirement community. “Everybody who...
Update on the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement project in New Paltz

Update on the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement project in New Paltz

Work continues to take place — on budget and on schedule — for the new Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz. Construction of abutments on both sides of the Wallkill has been completed, cable and electric poles and lines have been relocated, sidewalks on the current bridge are now closed and the Carmine Liberta plaque...
Newly opened Arrowood Farms microbrewery in Accord earns organic certification

Newly opened Arrowood Farms microbrewery in Accord earns organic certification

Ever since New York State’s new Farm Brewery enabling legislation took effect in 2013, overturning decades of restrictions on domestic alcoholic beverage production that dated back to the days of Prohibition, it seems like we have at least one new microbrewery, craft distillery or cidery in the mid-Hudson Valley to write about every month. It’s...
New Paltz Village Board members discuss closing the historic section of Huguenot Street to vehicular traffic

New Paltz Village Board members discuss closing the historic section of Huguenot Street to vehicular traffic

Huguenot Street could become a little bit more like it was back in the day, if an idea being batted around New Paltz Village Hall takes root. At their June 8 meeting, village board members discussed closing the historic section of the street to vehicular traffic entirely. That would be terrible news for the drivers...
Unison Arts Center contemplates a name change to express its revitalized mission

Unison Arts Center contemplates a name change to express its revitalized mission

Changing the name to “New Paltz Cultural Arts Center” may be the first step Unison Arts Center takes toward its reinvention. Now in its 40th year, Unison is experiencing growing pains not unlike those shared by many organizations that have been around for a while. A name change was one of many ideas floated at...
True Value of New Paltz will celebrate its renovation into a “Destination True Value” location with grand re-opening

True Value of New Paltz will celebrate its renovation into a “Destination True Value” location with grand re-opening

Living through a renovation is always difficult. But just try running a business in the middle of one. “We basically had to build a new store within our existing store,” says Louie Benson about the six-month process of converting his True Value of New Paltz hardware store into a “Destination True Value” location. The upheaval...
Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz gets a facelift

Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz gets a facelift

Craig Chapman remembers when the plot of empty land in New Paltz which would eventually be called Sojourner Truth Park was just that, empty land. The area got a sign and some other improvements — such as unpaved parking and a clear path to the river — when it was dedicated as a village park...
Plans are announced for Walkway Over the Hudson welcome center

Plans are announced for Walkway Over the Hudson welcome center

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday $5.5 million in projects to construct new energy-efficient gateway visitor centers to adorn both the east and west entrances of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Both gateways will feature new services and modern facilities designed to enhance aesthetics, visitor experience and overall function. The projects are...