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Lilly Rae in the Hamlet brings natural skin care, local treats to Highland

Lilly Rae in the Hamlet brings natural skin care, local treats to Highland

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing.” So says a hand-lettered sign posted in front the newest retail shop to add its allure to the ongoing revitalization of downtown Highland. Called Lilly Rae in the Hamlet, it’s located in a tiny wooden building that oozes with history, just on the periphery of the walkable town center at 14 Commercial Avenue.

Former and current SUNY students charged with hiding a body

Former and current SUNY students charged with hiding a body

New York City police have charged a SUNY New Paltz student, her boyfriend and another woman with dumping the body of the boyfriend’s mother after her death last week. Officers believe that Jared Eng, a 22-year-old who attended SUNY New Paltz up until last semester, killed his mother and then enlisted his girlfriend Caitlin O’Rourke — currently a New Paltz student — and another woman to help conceal the body.

Subzero Heroes raise funds for Alzheimer’s February 9 at Berean Lake

Subzero Heroes raise funds for Alzheimer’s February 9 at Berean Lake

With the shrinking of the polar ice cap, these may be tough times for Arctic creatures; but here in the Hudson Valley, a warm welcome is being prepared for the human variety of polar bear, regardless of the weather on Saturday, February 9. That’s when Berean Lake in Highland will play host to the ninth annual Subzero Heroes event, a major fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association.