All posts by Frances Marion Platt

Lola’s Café opens in New Paltz

Lola’s Café opens in New Paltz

After months of speculation about what sort of establishment would replace Neko Sushi in the iconic building at the corner of Main and North Chestnut Street that once housed the fabled Homestead tavern, Paltzonians now have a spiffy new place to eat: Lola’s Café.

High Falls Fair Day marks reopening of Route 213 Rondout crossing

High Falls Fair Day marks reopening of Route 213 Rondout crossing

A bridge is a powerful symbol. When we dream of crossing a bridge, that’s usually a sign of going through a significant change in life — of crossing some Rubicon, leaving our past behind. We also use “building bridges” as a metaphor for repairing rifts between people, between nations. The latter was the theme chosen for the opening ceremonies of the brand-new, as-yet-unnamed Route 213 bridge across the Rondout Creek in downtown High Falls last Saturday.