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Tale of two Catskills

Tale of two Catskills

In lieu of achieving world peace, or even Catskills peace, I’ve always wanted to write a local parody of “Oklahoma!” Clearly, the Farmer and the Cowman — er, the Local and the Transplant — should be friends. It’s like Aunt Eller says: I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else, but I’ll be danged if I ain’t just as good.

Obituary: Father John Nelson

Obituary: Father John Nelson

In the past decade, Nelson, deacon of Woodstock’s Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount, was a familiar figure in Woodstock, striding down the street or riding on his motor scooter in his full-length black cassock and cap. He was passionately engaged in many social issues, from Native American rights to peace activism to railroad preservation.