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Woodstock Times
Woodstock School of Art printmaking studio renovations complete, opening with sublime exhibition

October 06, 2016 04:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Now the place all but sparkles, from its shiny radiant flooring to the new windows created to look like what had been there since its early days as a New Deal crafts training center during the last years of the Depression, and its later time as an upstate home for New York City’s Arts Students League.
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Kingston Times
Ulster legislators sue over wording in ballot measure to move Family Court

October 06, 2016 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Donaldson and Parete’s lawsuit targets the language of the ballot measure, which they say is misleading and clearly intended to sway voters towards a “yes” vote.
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Almanac Weekly
How a former IBM software engineer harnessed the therapeutic power of donkeys

October 06, 2016 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
They weren’t actually bred to stand in as comfort animals: the usual dogs and cats and horses that visit senior citizens’ and veterans’ homes or prisons or facilities that serve people with special needs. Yet donkeys – particularly the cute miniature ones – make for excellent partners in human/animal relational development.
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New Paltz Times
New Paltz bicyclists demand safety improvements in wake of serious crash

October 06, 2016 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of Gabriela O’Shea being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle on Route 299, New Paltz-area cyclists are pushing for improvements to protect themselves, including buffered bicycle lanes and stiffer penalties written into share-the-road laws. Local officials support those ideas in principle.
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Saugerties Times
Saugerties has built a glorious tradition around a stinking weed

October 06, 2016 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Garlic-flavored gelato? It’s a treat only available at a garlic festival. The gelato, cannoli cream and other garlic-flavored delicacies were staples of Caffe Aurora’s booth at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival at Cantine Field last Saturday and Sunday.
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