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Canal Press founder Bob Freeston retires

Canal Press founder Bob Freeston retires

Over his 43 years in business, owner Bob Freeston has always had a reputation for being supportive of local artists and not-for-profit endeavors. If there was a way to make your printing dreams come true at a price you could scrape together, Bob was the guy to make it happen. While the presses ran, you could hang out at the shop, talk politics and philosophy and how the world might be made a better place.

HBO auto wreck shoot in Rosendale canceled

HBO auto wreck shoot in Rosendale canceled

Rosendalers bracing for possible traffic nightmares on the first morning of this weekend’s Rosendale Street Festival due to closure of part of Binnewater Road for filming can breathe a sigh of relief. The shoot, originally scheduled to take place at night from July 17 to 19, has been canceled.

Community preservation

Community preservation

Ulster County is now signed on to a state law that allows it to levy a 2 percent tax on certain property sales to preserve aspects of community character. We’re talking about real money. One possible local use is to help protect open space.

Jennifer Deering’s new book gives tips on how to avoid, recover from Lyme disease

Jennifer Deering’s new book gives tips on how to avoid, recover from Lyme disease

New Paltz resident Jennifer Deering knows all about the dangers of undiagnosed Lyme disease; in 2011, it left her effectively crippled for about six months with extreme joint pain and a raft of neurological symptoms triggered by her autoimmune response. Deering has written and self-published a book about her experiences, Stronger than Lyme: My Battle and Blueprint for Overcoming This Strange Disease, and will be giving a presentation about it from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 at Roost Studios.