Elizabeth Ryan began doing the wassail annually at her Breezy Hill Orchards in Staatsburg in 1996, and imported the practice to Ulster County when she acquired Stone Ridge Orchards in 2004. Because of Covid-19, it didn’t happen in 2020, but a scaled-down version of her Spring Wassail – for the fully vaccinated only – took place at the Stone Ridge location this year on May 1.
“I think that many people are trying to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands, and we’re providing tools that can help them do that,” said owner Dana Cooper.
Incumbents Glenn LaPolt and Diana Armstead, along with newcomers Jessica Decker Guerrero, Stephanie Lyons, Johanna Herget and Heather O’Donnell will all be on the ballot May 18.
A compilation of the latest sports news in the Kingston, Saugerties, Onteora and New Paltz school districts.
A long-simmering application to construct the Town of Gardiner’s first commercial solar farm, at 262 Libertyville Road right on the New Paltz border, took a significant step toward reality at the April 27 Planning Board meeting.
Members of Ulster Activists (U-Act) are among the many groups and individuals sounding the alarm about the present housing crisis in New Paltz and the remainder of the county. Representing that group, Jane Schanberg provided both input about and the offer to help with questions around providing more and diverse housing options locally.
Voters on Tuesday decided by a better than three-to-one margin to move the election date from May to November and place it under county control. They also voted for William Wheeler Murray and Stana Weisburd, the only two candidates for two open seats on the board.
Topics include: SUNY New Paltz plans safe on-campus fall semester; Kingston Reads about Racism meets May 20; WAAM presents “Far & Wide National”; Work continues on Tidewater Center in Saugerties; and more.
Topics include: Woodstock lacks accessibility for people with disabilities; Increasing empathy toward black people; Time to rethink our plastic use; Do not militarize Kingston schools; and more.
Age discrimination is real. Older job seekers are often passed over in favor of younger applicants who employers believe will be more malleable and work longer hours for less compensation. Here, a veteran recruiter offers inside tips on how to sidestep the pitfalls of job hunting over 50.