Two men traveling across the state to gather support for President Donald Trump’s international agenda stopped in Port Ewen this afternoon. With signs urging passing motorists to “Defend Trump! Stop here” — “Stop the British Coup!” — “Jail Mueller” they attracted plenty of attention.
Plans for the last leg connecting the Wallkill Valley and Hudson Valley rail trails will be unveiled by the state Department of Transportation Tuesday, May 15 in New Paltz. When complete, the link will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to travel freely from Walkway Over the Hudson to and from New Paltz, Kingston and Wallkill.
These harbingers of spring have some remarkable talents. They can withstand being frozen solid for days, and can generate a sound comparable in volume to a chainsaw. Not bad for a creature that tops out at 1.5″ and 5 grams.
Reading at Oblong Books on Tuesday, March 27: The novel, like much of this SUNY-New Paltz professor’s work, has a Gothic flavor, including a Victorian-era insane asylum inspired in part by the Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
Some areas will get only a coating, while others could get more than a foot.
As numerous successful shoot-em-up video games and films have demonstrated, zombies rank with Nazis and bipedal aliens as acceptable, non-controversial targets for simulated massacres. Zombies are already dead, so it’s not really killing… right?
Saturday, March 24: “An Evening with Colm Tóibín” should be a treat. His novels are quiet and intense, but in person, Tóibín is warm and gregarious, cracking jokes and telling stories, able to speak at length and with insight about both the sublime possibilities of fiction and the nitty-gritty of the writing process.
Saturday, March 24: This year’s Woodstock Bookfest will feature the world premiere of Lost Dreams, a collaboration between the late writer John Hersey and his son Baird, a composer who lives in West Shokan.
With some parts of the region still in the dark from last Friday’s storm, another nor’easter is making its way toward the Hudson Valley— and it’s a doozy.
The story begins on a Ridge in rural Ulster County, the smell of pine in the air and vultures circling above as a boy fires a BB gun at a girl tied to a tree while another boy watches.