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New Englanders-on-Hudson, Part 3: The Making of a Delano President

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

Warren Delano II’s widely travelled, well-educated, and handsome 26-year-old daughter Sara married the fifty-six-year-old widower James Roosevelt of Hyde Park in 1880 and on January 30, 1882 gave birth to a son named Franklin Delano in honor of his uncle. (The child of Sara’s brother Warren III, who also had been named after his grandfather, had recently died and his parents begged her not to use the name.) Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be Sara and James’s only child. But he would proudly bear two sets of New England genes. His parental grandmother was an older sister of James Lloyd Aspinwall; Read more...

The Hudson River State Hospital 1871-2015

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

The Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, founded by the NYS legislature in 1866, was known through its nearly century and a half to locals by various names including "The Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital," "Hudson River State Mental Institution," "Hudson River Psychiatric Center," "Hudson River State Hospital (HRSH)," and other monikers less publishable, will soon be a memory. To many, perhaps most, a memory fine to forget. Read more...

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Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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A Personal Story

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

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Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Featured Community Businesses

Town of Lloyd (Highland) has $$$ to lend for new and existing businesses in the township. Low interest. Also, smaller loans with quick paperwork for facade improvements that conform to town's design standards. Call now for more information & loan forms.

12 Church St., Highland
845-691-2144

Rent from us and you'll be out over the Hudson River without using any roads or sidewalks. Walkway Over the Hudson is 1.28 miles long and it connects you to miles of paved and unpaved rail trails in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Enjoy the rail trails or our lovely rural roads without the hassle of lugging your bicycle. Those who are physically challenged to walk long distances can rent an electric scooter to partake of the fun on Walkway and the rail trails.

We are conveniently located with direct access to the paved Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the approach to Walkway Over The Hudson.

Bicycles are just $13.89 for the first hour. Scooters are $18.52 for the first hour. Lower rates for longer rentals. Free Parking for bike or scooter renters.

7 Linwood Ave HV Rail Trail at Vintage Village, Highland
845-691-4633

Introducing all natural Coleman Natural Meats, organically raised beef, no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics, all natural, all fresh. Belle & Evans free range chickens - whole or parts. Fresh ground turkey, turkey cutlets, turkey sausage, turkey meatballs. Other meats as well. Freezer orders welcomed.

79 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-2244

Alterations, Repairs and Design Work. Licensed Tailor and dress maker from Thailand with 17 years experience. No job too small and no job too big !!   Call Pranit.

111 Weeds Mill Rd, Highland
845-475-6889 or 845-691-2021

Traditional and non-traditional funerals, memorial services and cremation options. Family owned and operated since 1928.

38 Main St, Highland & 218 Mill St, Poughkeepsie
845-691-2281 or 845-452-7700

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

A tast of Italy. Italian food store offering a wide range of authentic imported Italian goods. Single or bulk purchases available.


Let Culinary Institute of American trained Chef-Owner, James Jerkowski, make your event easy on your budget, stress-free, and delicious. Our venue or yours. View full menu on our website. Family owned and operated for 26 years. See our ad under "Restaurants."

838 Route 32, Tillson
845-658-3434

Do you have irreplaceable home movies, pictures or slides taking up a lot of room? Save space: Put those old home movies (8mm, etc), slides, photographs, videos on DVDs that you can watch anytime. Easy to store, easy to find. Need great gifts? We can replicate your DVDs for family and friends All work performed on premises. Local references. Reasonable prices. Fast turn-around.

Rock Cut Rd, Walden
845-566-6897

Open Daily serving Lunch, Dinner, and weekend Brunch. Late-night live music and large billiard room with pool, ping pong, foosball and darts. Over 40 years of hearty food and tasty drinks served in a warm neighborly atmosphere. We are the Hudson Valley’s original craft beer bar, now also brewing our own. Monday-Friday 11am- 3am. Saturday and Sunday 10am-3am.

4 S. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-8636

Beautiful grounds & panoramic view of mountains & Mohonk Tower provide backdrop for this contemporary bed & breakfast. Lounge in our outdoor pool in summer, hot tub, or by the fireside. Play pool or a variety of lawn games. Wonderful hiking, biking, climbing, golf, cross-country skiing, antiquing within minutes. Central air. Smoke-free environment. Full breakfast with home-baked goods.

New Paltz
845-255-6144

1974 - 2014  Celebrating our 40th Anniversary. Our friendly staff can perform expert repairs on all makes and models of bikes. We stock bicycles of all kinds: Mountain, Road, BMX, Hybrid and more. We have a huge selection of parts & accessories in stock so you can spend more time riding and less time waiting. Located right next to The Bakery.

13 N. Front St, New Paltz
845-255-1770

Celebrating over 50 Years! Sauerbraten, wienerschnitizel, hamburgers & sandwiches, plus steak and seafood. Located at intersection of Rtes 44/55 & 299, just below the Shawangunk cliffs across from Minnewaska Lodge.

3123 Rte 44/55, Gardiner
845-255-9766

Design, planting, and consultation for original gardens since 1985. Portfolio on request.

845-255-8124

Open to the public, it’s “not just for chefs!” Consider this warm, friendly, (and lovely) home  for your retirement. Just 15 residents, ages 62 and up, live in this beautiful complex on 400 acres of gorgeous, well-tended land. A gracious staff is available 24/7. All meals are prepared on premises and served in a wood-paneled dining room (after all, this was the original home of Oscar of the Waldorf). Decorate your room to your taste, travel in your own car, or use our transportation. Large comfortable game and entertainment room, in-house hair dresser and barber.

71 Old Tschirky Rd, New Paltz
845-255-7010

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