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Route 44/55 to close May 5 for Mara Kill bridge replacement

Route 44/55 to close May 5 for Mara Kill bridge replacement

Though few will disagree that infrastructure improvements are long overdue in many communities following the belt-tightening of the Great Recession, Ulster County residents will need to plan route alternatives to cope with the many bridge construction projects scheduled for 2016. “It’s going to be a trying summer for driving in the area,” said town supervisor...
Questions linger about fate of New Paltz Stop & Shop

Questions linger about fate of New Paltz Stop & Shop

News that the New Paltz Stop & Shop is likely to be sold as a result of the merger of its parent company with the one that owns the Hannaford chain has raised a lot of concerns. The supermarket has become a part of the economic fiber of the community, both by adding choice for...
One hearing closed on Foothills project; River to Ridge Trail receives scrutiny

One hearing closed on Foothills project; River to Ridge Trail receives scrutiny

New Paltz Town Planning Board members on April 11 wrapped up the months-long public hearing on the site plan for the development of the recently-acquired Foothills portion of the Mohonk Preserve, but left open one regarding the related subdivision, which would lead to just over 19 acres to be conveyed back to the Open Space...
Water main replacement to disrupt downtown Rosendale beginning in early May

Water main replacement to disrupt downtown Rosendale beginning in early May

Dozens of anxious business-owners and residents of downtown Rosendale had their worries about this spring’s water main replacement project at least partially allayed at a public information session that preceded the April 6 Rosendale Town Board meeting at the Rondout Municipal Center. Jason Ballard of Barton & Loguidice, DPC, the engineering firm handling the town’s...
Bridge replacement in New Paltz on track for December completion

Bridge replacement in New Paltz on track for December completion

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein confirmed to the New Paltz Times last week that after more than a year of planning, which included several meetings and site visits with a local community Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee, site preparation and construction of the Carmine Liberta Bridge will begin next month, soon after the May 1 New...
New “pop-up” antiques shop in Highland

New “pop-up” antiques shop in Highland

Longtime antiques dealer Charles Glasner and lifelong antiques collector Vivian Yess Wadlin have teamed up to open a “pop-up” antiques and collectibles shop in Highland. The temporary store is open Fridays through Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. or by appointment through the month of May. “Or if you’re in the neighborhood,” says Wadlin, “give...
Mild winter didn’t faze local farmers – but late frosts might

Mild winter didn’t faze local farmers – but late frosts might

“Farmers are probably the best weather gauges we have,” says Deborah Meyer DeWan, executive director of the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association. “It’s in their blood.” On a weekend in early spring when the mercury plunged from the balmy high 70s on Friday to the low 20s with high winds and snow by Sunday, it seemed...
Mohonk Preserve hosts Bridge 2 Bridge five-mile run, offers free one-month passes to Ulster County residents

Mohonk Preserve hosts Bridge 2 Bridge five-mile run, offers free one-month passes to Ulster County residents

If you rely on a snow base ample enough for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing to provide opportunities for outdoor exercise in wintertime, you may be feeling rather less than perfectly fit at the moment. But as the weather warms and the days get longer, there are no more excuses to stay in couch-potato mode. The...
Exhibition of paintings by Amy Coté and Matthew Zappala opens April 3 at Unison

Exhibition of paintings by Amy Coté and Matthew Zappala opens April 3 at Unison

“Imagination in Flight” is the title of a new gallery exhibition opening this Sunday, April 3 at the Unison Arts & Learning Center. The “flight” part of it was suggested by the series of Van Gogh-inspired paintings of crows that Matthew Zappala has been concentrating on for the past three years; but there’s “imagination” aplenty...
Jeremy Phillips brings Schatzi’s gastropub to New Paltz

Jeremy Phillips brings Schatzi’s gastropub to New Paltz

Paltzonians, rejoice! Another fine new restaurant and tavern has opened downtown, expanding our culinary and beverage choices. With 16 newly installed taps, one of them employing the trendy new nitro pouring technology, Schatzi’s caters especially to lovers of craft beers. And its proprietor, Jeremy Phillips, is a hometown boy who has already established a great...
The Parish Restaurant and Bar opens at Water Street Market in New Paltz

The Parish Restaurant and Bar opens at Water Street Market in New Paltz

“There’s room for everybody,” says Theresa Fall. And that everybody goes for her fellow restaurateurs in town as well as the balance of tourists and locals in New Paltz. The proprietor of Jar’d Wine Pub at Water Street Market, Fall recently opened another dining spot there, partnering with former Rock & Rye general manager Matthew...
Goldman Family Medicine marks 30th anniversary of family practice in New Paltz

Goldman Family Medicine marks 30th anniversary of family practice in New Paltz

Like a traditional country doctor from an earlier era, Dr. Barry E. Goldman maintains his family practice in an office located next door to his home, on a quiet road in the midst of a wooded residential neighborhood near the boundary of Gardiner and New Paltz. Patients pulling into the parking lot at midday might...