Historic Huguenot Street marks Cider Week with Cider Market & Tasting

Historic Huguenot Street marks Cider Week with Cider Market & Tasting

It wasn’t the greatest of weekends for outdoor events, but intermittent rain last Saturday didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the hard cider fanciers who converged on the Cider Market and Tasting hosted by Historic Huguenot Street in New...
Eugene Stetz paints mural from forklift at corner of Routes 299 and 208 in New Paltz

Eugene Stetz paints mural from forklift at corner of Routes 299 and 208 in New Paltz

While walking or driving through downtown New Paltz this past week, particularly at night, you may have noticed High Falls artist Eugene Stetz, 26, on a lift or ladder painting the beginnings of what is going to be...
John Fazio Farms BBQ & Farm Market in Modena serves up fresh meats and flavorful BBQ

John Fazio Farms BBQ & Farm Market in Modena serves up fresh meats and flavorful BBQ

Eating rabbit is a novel experience for many people. Rabbit meat is not generally found in your grocer’s meat case or on your mainstream restaurant menu, and when it is, diners may be reluctant to try it. But...
Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

New Paltz’s newly configured Village Board held its first meeting on June 10, picking its way through a long agenda with few actions taken. The most significant decision of the evening was to form an ad hoc committee...
The Mohonk Consultations 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award is given to Ann Guenther

The Mohonk Consultations 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award is given to Ann Guenther

For over 25 years, naturalist, activist and educator Ann Guenther has been introducing people of all ages to the wonders of nature. Like an environmental Pied Piper, Guenther has inspired thousands of people on her guided walks at...
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A Day's Work: Nan Bress Ferri -- co-owner and curator of the Steiff "teddy bear museum" and gift shop located inside The Den of Marbletown in Stone Ridge

A Day’s Work: Nan Bress Ferri — co-owner and curator of the Steiff “teddy bear museum” and gift shop located inside The Den of Marbletown in Stone Ridge

If you’re an avid viewer of Antiques Roadshow, you probably already know that Steiff is a toy manufacturer famous for its teddy bears. But you’re among only two percent of Americans who know that, according to Nan Bress Ferri, co-owner and curator of the Steiff “teddy bear museum” and gift shop located inside The Den...
Sarah Slotnick: Facing Tsarnaev

Sarah Slotnick: Facing Tsarnaev

Disclaimer from the writer: Identifying details such as descriptions, events, places, times and incidents have been changed to protect the privacy of some individuals. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.   Today marks the day Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returns to court for the penalty phase of his trial. This is what...
Downtown New Paltz remembers a fallen friend on Ludwig Day

Downtown New Paltz remembers a fallen friend on Ludwig Day

Young denizens of downtown New Paltz gathered in Hasbrouck Park, Oasis, Bacchus and Snug Harbor this past Saturday to celebrate a much-missed friend on the third annual Ludwig Day. The longtime Paltzonian being remembered was Ludwig Montesa, who died in his sleep on April 7, 2013 following an epileptic seizure, at the age of 34....
The Repair Café celebrates it second anniversary in New Paltz

The Repair Café celebrates it second anniversary in New Paltz

It’s been two years now since New Paltz resident John Wackman brought the concept of the Repair Café to New Paltz. And in that time, dozens of volunteer “repair coaches” have donated their time and expertise at the free community events to make repairs to other people’s cherished belongings. But Wackman says he’s noticed that...
New Paltz Board of Education names Alison Easton as Tim Rogers’ temporary replacement

New Paltz Board of Education names Alison Easton as Tim Rogers’ temporary replacement

May 19’s vote count is in, and now it’s official. New Paltz Board of Education members accepted voters’ 939-426 approval of the $54.6 million 2015-2016 budget at its meeting on May 20. Voters also passed a $480,000 proposition to buy six new buses for the district. For one school board member-elect, her service will begin...
June 7 Pride March & Festival in New Paltz culminates week chock-full of events

June 7 Pride March & Festival in New Paltz culminates week chock-full of events

We’ve come a long way, baby. Mayor Jason West — who famously kick-started the Gay Pride movement in New Paltz during his first term by performing same-sex marriages of debatable legality — may be about to leave office again, but gay rights activists have plenty of other things to celebrate at the moment. Expect a...
Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

As reported in a recent issue of the New Paltz Times, the crowd in attendance at a meeting convened by the Ulster County Transportation Council at the New Paltz Community Center on May 7 expressed enthusiasm for one of the three options that a county planning study recommended for alleviating congestion at the existing Adirondack...
Family friendly concert at Hasbrouck Park on May 30 will benefit Family of New Paltz

Family friendly concert at Hasbrouck Park on May 30 will benefit Family of New Paltz

New Paltz High School students Kristen Chiriani, Dominique Hakim, Justine Kelly and Danielle Read have organized a benefit concert for Family of New Paltz. “Fam Jam” will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hasbrouck Park. Fam Jam will offer free admission, but goodwill donations for Family will be accepted....
Springtown residents lobby town to ease floodplain building restrictions

Springtown residents lobby town to ease floodplain building restrictions

The New Paltz community has been hearing a lot of late about the trials and tribulations of Plains Road residents; but they’re not the only Paltzonians with big water problems. For many years the folks who live on Springtown Road and adjoining roads have had to put up with sporadic flooding of the Wallkill River,...
Committee nears consensus on Carmine Liberta Bridge design

Committee nears consensus on Carmine Liberta Bridge design

Most homeowners know that remodeling can be tricky. Paint colors and lighting fixtures can evoke passions that people didn’t know they had. Consensus can be elusive. Now, imagine making design decisions for a public landmark. That’s the task facing the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement committee right now. But despite any potential hang-ups, the bridge replacement...
SUNY New Paltz graduates 1,857 students at undergraduate ceremonies last Sunday (with photo gallery)

SUNY New Paltz graduates 1,857 students at undergraduate ceremonies last Sunday (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Observing the lengthy procession of proud and happy about-to-be graduates filing into the Old Main Quad at SUNY New Paltz for undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, it was hard not to think about where the 1,857 students receiving a degree that day would find a place to put...
Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Youko Yamamoto, owner of Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, and Livia and Billy Vanaver, directors of the Vanaver Caravan, are the driving forces behind Bon-Odori, a unique summer dance festival in New Paltz. To promote its fifth annual event, scheduled to take place on August 9, they will be featuring photographs taken by Lauren Thomas and Yamamoto...