Administrators said they were not considering arming teachers, searching kids’ backpacks, or installing metal detectors at school entrances, statements which elicited applause from the sizeable audience.
The Geezer Corps’ motto is “Doing good things for Woodstock until we keel over.”
When the email invitation came from David Byrne, best known for fronting the hit band Talking Heads (“Burning Down the House”) in the 1980s, native Woodstocker Simi Stone was so ecstatic, she cried.
The Shandaken Tunnel, which carries water from the Schoharie Reservoir in Greene County and pours into the Esopus Creek, will be closed for March and April.
More versatile than dumbbells, Smartbells are not metal shapes that ring but modern exercise tools. They can be used solo, in pairs, or in groups for a form of movement that engages the whole body, especially muscles in the shoulders that rarely get a workout. Invented by Paul Widerman of Accord, the devices are used in an exercise class led by Woodstocker Angel Ortloff for the oncology support group at the HealthAlliance Hospital (formerly Benedictine Hospital) in Kingston.
If you have ever stood in the meadow at the Comeau Property you have seen the undulating ridgetop of Mt. Guardian standing over the town. Thanks to Woodstock Land Conservancy’s recent purchase of the mid-section of the ridge the view will remain pristine.
Phoenicia resident Solane Verraine, having pled guilty to manslaughter in the assisted suicide of her husband, John Owings, Jr., a.k.a. Johnny Asia, was sentenced on February 21 to one to three years in state prison.
Local artists are mourning Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia’s community art gallery, which has closed down after 14 years of operation.
The town of Olive planning board unanimously re-approved the site plan for weddings held at Ashokan Dreams bed-and-breakfast, setting new conditions in response to a lawsuit brought by disgruntled neighbors.
“Men are taught not to feel sad. They’re only allowed to feel angry. We try to give them the chance to voice the feelings underneath the anger. If you talk, maybe you won’t hit or act out in other ways.”