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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...
Lloyd awarded $7,500 for Black Creek

Lloyd awarded $7,500 for Black Creek

A state grant literally launches a new era for Black Creek canoers and kayakers. On Oct. 17, Mark Castiglione, acting executive director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council, announced that the council has awarded the Town of Lloyd $7,500 toward creating a new launch site on the Black Creek south of the Route...
The staff at Historic Huguenot Street have a vision for bringing the landmark back to life

The staff at Historic Huguenot Street have a vision for bringing the landmark back to life

Huguenot Street used to be the “Main Street” of New Paltz for centuries, and in that spirit, the staff at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is working on several projects to bring the oldest incorporated street in America back alive. HHS executive director Tracy McNally and board president Mary Etta Schneider gave a presentation to this...
Elting Library honors donors

Elting Library honors donors

After six years and a couple of unforeseen delays, Elting Memorial Library unveiled a plaque last weekend honoring the nearly 100 donors who helped make the 2006 capital campaign a success. That project cost $3.6 million and added a whole wing to the library. “This group that’s going to be here tonight are ‘the Little...
Scenic overlooks near Mohonk to get $1M facelift

Scenic overlooks near Mohonk to get $1M facelift

Scenic overlooks in Gardiner, Rochester and Wawarsing will get a $1 million upgrade with a little help from state and federal grants. Al Wegener, of the Shawangunk Mountains Regional Partnership, came to New Paltz Town Hall last week to announce the success in getting the grants. Federal Highway Administration funds will pay for $800,000 of...
Theatre veteran Greg Abels creates a Zen hideaway in Gardiner

Theatre veteran Greg Abels creates a Zen hideaway in Gardiner

For those who didn’t grow up in the area, one of the many appealing aspects of living in Gardiner is the fact that it’s a place where one can keep a low profile. Most Gardinerites are vaguely aware of certain famous or semi-famous people who own homes in the area, but they’re not troubled by...
TV crew films on Church Street in New Paltz

TV crew films on Church Street in New Paltz

Did you happen to notice the “new” used bookstore on Church Street? It’s got a pale-pink sign announcing “Vivien’s Used Books? And did you by chance notice the 30-or-so men and women milling around inside and outside of the “new” store holding 35mm cameras, with lights, sound equipment, dollies and a fire-engine red Porsche convertible...
Fast-food favorite re-opens in New Paltz

Fast-food favorite re-opens in New Paltz

Like a phoenix from the ashes, New Paltz’s Burger King has risen again — and will be opening soon. Work crews toiled during 90-degree days last week to put the finishing touches on the fast-food joint. According to Town of New Paltz Building Inspector Stacy Delarede, Burger King has received the needed building permit and...