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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...
Moriello Pool in New Paltz will not open until after the start of summer

Moriello Pool in New Paltz will not open until after the start of summer

Moriello Pool won’t be open until after the start of summer, according to New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez, and not the “unofficial” start, either: the problems with the liner can’t be fixed until at least June 24, after the summer solstice, and that means the pool’s projected opening date is now June 30. According...
Poison ivy thrives in the shadow of human activity in New Paltz

Poison ivy thrives in the shadow of human activity in New Paltz

Not long after he was elected mayor of New Paltz a year ago, Tim Rogers made an off-handed comment that he’d like to see a poison ivy festival in New Paltz. It’s the kind of idea that tends to elicit a horrified reaction in anyone who has felt the aftereffects of a casual brush with...
Hannah Fox & Kristen Masson-Diedhiou launch weekly Akimbo Theatre Class at Roost Studios in New Paltz

Hannah Fox & Kristen Masson-Diedhiou launch weekly Akimbo Theatre Class at Roost Studios in New Paltz

People talk a lot about how valuable an experience it is for kids to participate in team sports at school, to learn life lessons like how to work with others toward a common goal, to win and lose gracefully, to pick oneself up after a loss and start again. But what about kids who aren’t...
Moriello Pool opening delayed in New Paltz

Moriello Pool opening delayed in New Paltz

Moriello Pool in New Paltz will not be open for Memorial Day weekend on May 28-30 due to ongoing repairs being done on the pool. According to pool director Bill Russell, as soon as work is complete, the pool is scheduled to open to the public weekends through June 19 and on a daily basis...
Livestock barn of traditional design to be built at Brook Farm in New Paltz

Livestock barn of traditional design to be built at Brook Farm in New Paltz

The New Paltz Historic Preservation Commission held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 18 to offer residents the opportunity to comment on the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness submitted to them on March 16 by Neal Tomann, property director for Glynwood. The nonprofit, Cold Spring-based organization that operates the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator...
Bacchus’ Wayne Bradford to refurbish, relocate Ellenville landmark

Bacchus’ Wayne Bradford to refurbish, relocate Ellenville landmark

If the New Paltz Village Planning Board confers its blessings, within about two years, downtown New Paltz is going to have its very own classic 1950 diner, serving classic diner food. “It was made when I was born,” says Wayne Bradford, the owner of Bacchus, who is currently in the midst of removing the former...