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Rockslides in East Kingston

Rockslides in East Kingston

Two recent rockslides on Main Street in East Kingston are being monitored by Ulster town officials, Callanan Industries and state authorities. According to town officials, the pair of rockslides appear to have been caused by the collapse of an historic cement mine opening created in the late 1800s, and were not related to blasting, which was not happening when the slides occurred. Callanan suspended all blasting on Aug. 12 to ensure the safety and stability of the slopes overlooking Main Street.

Saugerties gets a new psychic

Saugerties gets a new psychic

Who would have predicted that a psychic would set up shop in the village of Saugerties? Boasting a 99 percent rate of accuracy in its window, the storefront is catching with bold flowers surrounding a serene, long-earlobed bronze Buddha, backed by cascading curtains and beads. Keeping the Buddha company are the likenesses of angels, a smaller Buddha iteration, Lord of the Rings-themed tarot cards and the phrase “Reuniting Lovers Readings.”

New Mohonk Consultations chair Marty Irwin plans peace conference

New Mohonk Consultations chair Marty Irwin plans peace conference

For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House has served as a gathering place for local, national and international leaders to focus on ways of promoting peace, environmental protection and civil rights. Founded in 1869 by the Smiley family, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mountain House. In honor of this milestone the owners have teamed up with Mohonk Consultations to offer a weekend-long peace conference from November 1 through 3, titled “Creating and Sustaining Peace.”