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On the road with photographer Jack Murphy

Anyone who has spent any time hanging out in downtown New Paltz since the 1960s knows Jack Murphy, at least by sight. He’s a local “character,” a social worker, artist and raconteur with…

Photo of the men’s dorm prior to its demolition (courtesy of  William B. Rhoads)

Looking forward to looking back

Susan Stessin-Cohn launches New Paltz Historical Society and hopes to memorialize unmarked graves at former Ulster County Poorhouse with Trina Greene sculpture The study of history is an exercise in discovery, or it’s…

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Port Ewen’s Tugboat Trail to end with auction at Headless Horseman

Now that the summerlong “Tugboat Trail” has ended – the installation of 25 artful model tugboats along Route 9W in Esopus – the tugs will be auctioned off at “Tugfest” on Saturday, September…

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (photo by Dion Ogust)

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason to perform at Senate House

Friends of the Senate House present Grammy-winning folk artists Jay Ungar & Molly Mason on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Senate House Museum, located at 296 Fair…

Slabsides will host a Geology Ramble with professor Jeff Walker. (photo by Julie O'Connor)

Go on a Hudson River Valley Ramble

It’s getting harder to remember a time when the Hudson River Valley Ramble wasn’t an annual institution in our region. What started as a one-week celebration of the creation of the Hudson River…

Karen Clark Adin (photo by Dion Ogust)

Championing the mom-and-pop store ethos of Uptown Kingston

Stockade businesswoman Karen Clark Adin to move Bop to Tottom to more spacious digs at the corner of Wall & North Front Streets Call her prejudiced on the subject, but Karen Clark Adin…

Steve Weinman at Hamilton Point  (photo by Kyle Weinman)

Rock doc: Steve Weinman’s Shawangunk trail guide

Twenty years ago, when Dr. Steve Weinman wrote his 68-page non-profit pocket book A Rock with a View: Hiking, Biking and Skiing The Shawangunk Mountains, he had no idea that the trail guide would sell…

Almanac Weekly garden columnist Lee Reich

Something to chew on

With all the supersweet, tender ears of corn readily available at farms, farmers’ markets, even supermarkets these days, why do I bother to grow my own sweet corn? Because it tastes better, much…

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Summer fun in the Rondout

Photos by Dion Ogust   With summer underway, Kingston’s downtown waterfront Rondout District is blossoming. Boaters from as far away as New York City, Chesapeake Bay and West Palm Beach tie up their…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

When the Full Moon Isn’t Round

It’s the full moon this Saturday night. But the exact time of fullness is 2:35 p.m. that afternoon. So if you’re observing at 9 p.m. Saturday night, the moon has had 6 1/2 hours to get “out of round” — and…

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