I’ve been fielding a lot of e-mails and texts expressing concern for my family’s health this past week. I’ve also
Anya Taylor-Joy, who previously made a strong impression in horror vehicles like The Witch and Split, does a splendid job of embodying this off-putting eventual heroine in the newest movie version (oddly titled Emma., making “period movie” a literal thing).
“The biggest takeaway is just to be smart. Wash your hands and wash them again. If you’re not feeling well, stay home,” town supervisor Bill McKenna said. If you feel you have the symptoms related to COVID-19 — a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath — and you need medical attention, call 911, he said.
Sunday, Mar. 15: Believed to be the largest race between New York City and Albany, with 4,500 or more runners expected, the Shamrock Run does not time runners (though a clock is posted at the Finish Line for those who wish to keep track of their own times). The 2020 Kingston St. Patrick’s Day Parade will honor Harry Woltman as Grand Marshal.
It was standing-room-only for a conversation at SUNY New Paltz this past Wednesday with journalistic peers Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times, and James Ottaway, Jr., formerly the chairman of Ottaway Newspapers and the retired director of Dow Jones, Inc. The crowd overflowed Lecture Center 100 into the hallways and lobby, where others interested in the talk “Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism” could watch the discussion live on large screens.
Friday, Mar. 20: Like Pat Metheny before him, Kurt Rosenwinkel was plucked out of Berklee by the vibraphonist Gary Burton, who, along with Miles, is one of jazz’s most prescient vampires of young talent. A modern jazz guitarist cannot have a more propitious beginning than Burton’s endorsement and imprimatur, and Rosenwinkel, now about to enter the third decade of his prolific and serious career, has borne the tradition and the burden with diligence and dignity.
There are two foolproof ways to ascertain Earth’s true shape without needing to trust photos or any astronaut.
“I hope I’m wrong,” Martha Frankel said about her decision to cancel the Woodstock Bookfest. “I hope in two weeks people think I’m a complete schmuck. That would be okay with me. I don’t want to be right about this. I just didn’t want to take a chance on anyone’s health.”
A list of local events that have been cancelled, and other related info.
Saugerties schools superintendent Kirk Reinhardt said that he’s cautiously optimistic and confident about the district’s ability to handle a possible coronavirus outbreak.