After nearly four decades at 59 Tinker Street, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has announced that it is moving its operations to Kingston.
It was a calm, clear morning, much the same as it was 20 years ago as members of the Woodstock Fire Department made their way up Overlook Mountain as part of the 9/11 Stair Climb to pay tribute to those who died on that fateful day and to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Association. A group of 14 and some of their children participated in the climb, which is about the same distance up and back as the 110 flights climbed by members of the FDNY on 9/11 as they attempted to rescue people from the North and South towers of the World Trade Center.
The Woodstock town government will use some federal COVID-19 relief funds to give bonuses to employees who worked during the height of the pandemic. The funds will also provide $150,000 for social programs.
The Zena School will soon have students walk through the halls for the first time in nearly a decade now that Linemen Institute of the North East has taken possession of the building.
Residents raised alarms over a proposed Dunkin’ drive-thru at the corner of Routes 28 and 375 in West Hurley and its impact to traffic, safety, garbage and aesthetics at the gateway to Woodstock and surrounding Catskill Mountain communities. Dozens spoke at the August 30 continuation of the Hurley Planning Board public hearing on the Dunkin,’ formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, at the corner where a travel agency and an Allstate insurance office now exist in West Hurley. Plans are for that building to be demolished to make way for the Dunkin’.
Much like hikers, runners have their goals and milestones. It’s no different for Kelly Brandt of Woodstock, who is off to Berlin, Germany, later this month to run her second marathon and work toward her goal of becoming a World Marathon Majors six-star finisher.
The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce leadership believes the information booth and surrounding property on Rock City Road has been neglected and asked the town to support plans for a facelift. “It’s kind of sad and we think we can utilize it better. We have lots of ideas on that,” said the Chamber’s new president Kathryn Spata, who owns Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery.
A community group with investors can purchase the former Lasher Funeral Home to make sure local needs are prioritized while preserving open space, a panel told the Woodstock Town Board at its August 24 meeting.
With the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant causing new cases to rise, these Woodstock establishments with live music have either implemented or beefed up requirements for entry.
New Paltz School District administrators have been hard at work to firm up a reopening plan, knowing full well that it will have to be updated as they get more information from county and state health and education officials. The picture that’s shaping up is for all students to be expected in the buildings and wearing masks. No remote or hybrid options will be provided for students kept out of school.