Father Francis radically changed the spiritual life of Woodstock more than any Christian clergyman before or since.
The Woodstock Library is distributing a survey seeking input on which of six options for improvements the public will support and how much they are willing to pay for it.
Automobiles were something else 114 years ago, when the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run being commemorated by the Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally Saturday, September 23, took place over several early October days, marked by heavy rains and floods along the run’s 800 mile path from Weehawken, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA.
Lenny Kislin — beloved Woodstocker whose puppy dog eyes launched a million smiles — finally proved that personal prophecy of doom which couldn’t lose, though in proving it we lost him…at 4 a.m. Tuesday September 12 to kidney failure. He was 71 years old.
The clergyman, who presided over the Church on the Mount atop Meads Mountain from the 1930s until 1979, who enchanted Woodstockers, married many and guided the spiritual needs of an unruly community, said his great turning point was assisting Clarence Darrow in defending a high school teacher arrested for teaching evolution in “The Scopes Monkey Trail.”
Heather Longyear fills Woodstock preschool void left by Supertots.
‘On an actual water rescue call, the goal is, nobody gets wet.’
I’ve discovered since then that Ivan is something of a Rorschach test for people. Sometimes they think it’s cute that he had a name. Sometimes they’re delighted that he had a nice life on a farm down the road, where he had friends both bovine and human, and pretty much did whatever he felt like. But mainly, it seems, a lot of people are horrified.
‘The middle class has dissipated. Those buyers are gone…’
Several teachers, staff and parents of the district turned out to speak at a recent school board meeting. All requested that the board create a policy that would prohibit wearing or displaying the Confederate image that many see as racist.