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What the newspapers said 100 years ago

What the newspapers said 100 years ago

The ‘‘Our towns’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the January issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.

A boost for beloved barns

A boost for beloved barns

Ulster County’s proud historic heritage dates back to when its barns served as storehouses for its grains and winter shelters for its animals. Many of these impressive structures remain familiar features of the landscape even in the increasingly post-agricultural age. But their numbers have been dwindling from benign neglect. Who wants to pay property taxes on a structure that is infrequently used?  

What the newspapers said 100 years ago

What the newspapers said 100 years ago

The ‘‘Our towns’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the November issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.

New Paltz Planning Board members discuss adding a second historic district

New Paltz Planning Board members discuss adding a second historic district

Village of New Paltz Planning Board members are very enthusiastic about the idea of adding a second historic district. If they had any criticism, it was that the proposed district isn’t nearly large enough to serve the needs of the community. Those board members learned about the proposal to be considered by Village trustees at their December 16 meeting, and quickly began suggesting ways to expand it.

Bank windows reflect on local history

Bank windows reflect on local history

For the final installment of our weekly serial column, the authors are pleased to announce a special historic display currently on view. In celebration of the 170th anniversary of Ulster Savings Bank, a large-scale, 7-panel, 25-foot-wide outdoor window display created by historians and authors Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz, based on their forthcoming book, was installed last week at 280 Wall Street. 

What the newspapers said 100 years ago

What the newspapers said 100 years ago

The ‘‘Our towns’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the November issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.