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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?  

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.