The Repair Café celebrates its first year in New Paltz

We all have them: those worn-out things that we just can’t bear to part with for one reason or another. Maybe it’s an old chair that wobbles, but we hang onto it because it reminds us of the person who gave it to us. Or it’s a special toy from childhood that carries with it an emotional resonance that makes it worth saving and fixing.

That’s the concept behind The Repair Café in New Paltz.

It was started a year ago this month by local resident John Wackman. Six months prior, he had moved to . . .

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