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Kingston hotel bars locals from staying

Kingston hotel bars locals from staying

Meghan Brown thought it was a joke. She’d booked two days and nights at a local hotel for some distraction-free studying for a licensing exam, but when she showed up, she was told she couldn’t check in because she was from Woodstock. “It’s our policy,” was all she got for an explanation.

Mayapple Press holds its annual Writers’ Retreat

Mayapple Press holds its annual Writers’ Retreat

The sixth annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat, which takes place at Byrdcliffe from July 27 to 31, will present four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers at a quartet of local venues including two restaurants, the Woodstock Library, and Byrdcliffe’s historic Villetta Inn.