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Marlborough plans to establish pier policies

At last week’s Marlborough Town Board meeting, Councilman Howard Baker said the town has been speaking with ship lines that are seeking to dock at the new Milton pier. “They are very …
Benjamin A. Bragg is laid to rest On September 13 the Town of Lloyd lost one of the pillars of the community when Ben Bragg Jr. passed away at the age of 72. Bragg was born on June 11, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, the son of Benjamin …
Ulster will receive up to $7.9 million from opioid settlement Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that Ulster County will receive a maximum of $7,895,750 as part of a statewide settlement agreement between Ulster County, Johnson & Johnson, and other …
Lloyd commemorates 20th anniversary of the attacks On Saturday the Highland Hose Company hosted a 20th Anniversary ceremony to honor those who were lost in the terrorist attacks on that fateful September day. This year the hose company called …
Drag strip appeal dismissed
Last week the Plattekill Zoning Board of Appeals [ZBA] dismissed Ken Rodriguez’s appeal of a determination made by the town’s Code Enforcement Officer Scott Mandoske on a drag strip that …
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Plattekill Day honors Citizen of the Year

This year retired town clerk Barbara Dawes was named the 2021 Citizen of the Year at the Plattekill Day celebration this past Saturday. Esther Coppola chairs a committee that accepts the names of …

Jacobson announces $10K in funding for Highland Public Library

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104), last week, joined Highland Public Library Director Julie Kelsall-Dempsey and Library Trustees, Nancy Hammond (President), Fran Brooks (2nd Vice-President), …

New health protocols in place for Highland schools

Highland School Board of Education discussed COVID-19 updates and protocols for students and faculty heading into the new school year at last Wednesday’s meeting. Highland schools …

SUNY to host Lessons from Two Decades of Disaster Response

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) at SUNY New Paltz will reflect on 20 years of emergency management training, preparation and direct action at “From 9/11 to COVID-19: Lessons …

Local farmers make unique sheep’s milk product

When local couple Brent and Carrie Wasser met in 2015, they knew they would someday start a farm together. Brent had studied food production in Europe and attended the Culinary Institute of America …
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City may opt for Indigenous Peoples' Day

In a city where a statue of Christopher Columbus towers over its waterfront, the explorer may soon lose his holiday. At its work session last week, the city council considered the idea of changing …

Ulster County road closures

While the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida were less severe in Ulster County than in many places further to the south, there is still a concern for flooding throughout the day Friday in some …

Dorsky Museum welcomes three new fall exhibits

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is pleased share details about three exciting new exhibitions that will open in early fall 2021: Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett’s …

J&G’s Pressler heads Women’s Bar

The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Partner, concentrating in general, commercial, municipal, and Surrogate’s Court litigation, …
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Marlboro kicks off 2021-22 school year

Last week Marlboro Superintendent Michael Brooks said his report to the board was very simple, “Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We’re very excited to bring all of our children back …

No masks in Town of Plattekill town hall

Although COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ulster County, the Town of Plattekill Board decided at its Sept. 1 meeting not to reinstitute a policy that required employees and visitors to wear masks …

Fashion thrift store opens in Highland

Savvy bargain hunter Marion Goldberg discovered online thrift shopping a few years ago and had begun to sell her own clothing through Poshmark, a social commerce website, when she realized that her …

Highland students RaCE to the Summer Science Camp

Highland Central School District (HCSD) students entering Grades 6 through 12 were able to participate in a week-long Robotics and Coding Experience (RaCE) camp at Highland High School this summer. …

College News

Eileen Blaisdell, of New Paltz, received the Elmira College Key Award for their academic and community leadership. A tradition that goes back to 1935, the EC Key Award is presented to outstanding …

Highland Elementary welcomes new Assistant Principal

Highland Elementary School (HES) has welcomed a new assistant principal, just in time for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Tulani Samuel, who officially began on September 1, replaces Matthew …

Wynkoop joins ABA council

Derrik R. Wynkoop, President and CEO, Walden Savings Bank, has been appointed to serve as New York’s representative on the American Bankers Association’s Government Relations Council. …

Cannibis lab coming to Ulster

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced hat Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated cannabis and medical marijuana company, is moving forward with the planning process to develop a major cannabis …

Cannabis considered for Gardiner

With time running out on whether the Town of Gardiner wants to allow cannabis lounges and dispensaries within its boundaries, the Town Board got details on cannabis legislation from a consultant in …