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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...

General Interest

Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Local History

A Personal Story

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

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Food & Wine

Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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Health & Wellness

Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Featured Community Businesses

Lessons, instruments, rentals, repairs. For all your musical needs!

1 Milton Ave, Highland
845-691-2701

Fully equipped mobile service. Whether you're locked out of your car, or want to secure the valuable possessions in your home, call us 24 hours a day. Complete services from automotive locks, master key systems, Medeco security locks, foreign and domestic locks. Keys cut by code. Insured, bonded.

9 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-6615

New shop in Milton. Whether it's Shabby Chic, a one of a kind piece of furniture for your home, or a timeless treasure that turns you on, we can fill your needs! We offer artisan quality painted furniture, home decor, accessories, and custom pet portraits. Consider a gift certificate. Find us on facebook.

61 Main St, Milton
845-795-6210

A full service architecture firm in the beautiful Hudson Valley workng with clients to realize their vision for residential and commercial projects, including site planning and landscape design. Architect for the first Zero-net Energy development in America (located in New Paltz), with experience in deep energy retrofits and historic renovations and enhancements. Clients are typically very pleased with the quality, speed, cost, and value of services provided, enjoying the process as well as the final result. Builders, building inspectors, and clients appreciate the clarity of the drawings and the ease of the working relationship. See website for testimonials. David Toder, RA, LEED AP.

845-532-8354
fax: 845-255-2548

Buy your holiday and house-warming gifts at this Juried Art Show and Reception

Thursday, September 4th, 6-9pm, $45 admission. 

Wiltwyck Golf Club

404 Steward Lane, Kingston

Join the Town of Lloyd Historical Society in May aboard the Mystere. History, fresh river air, refreshments, and Spring foliage at its most beautiful. $25pp. $22 TOLHPS members. Reservations/information: viv@abouttown.us and put Cruise in the subject line. Date will be listed on website or call.

845-691-2089

Newly restored village Victorian on the charming Twaalfskill Creek in Highland, NY. All rooms with luxurious private baths, authentic period antiques, modern conveniences. Walk to village, antiques, museums, restaurants. Near New Paltz & Mid Hudson Bridge.

144 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-3605

When it comes to customer service, the sky is the limit.

40 Marabac Rd, Gardiner
845-255-8359

Your Bank. Our Community. Mortgage rates remain at all time record lows. Great rates and terms. Personal service throughout the life of your loan. Call or click today to consult with Tracy Mackey-Preferred Mortgage Consultant. Eleven Hudson Valley branches.

845-532-7090

General civil practice. Two locations.

255 Fair St., Kingston, Phone: 845-331-4100, Fax: 845-331-6930

Main St., Marlboro, Phone: 845-236-4411, Fax: 845-236-3190


Independent agency with competitive rates on auto, home, business, motorcycle insurance, and more. You can count on us to provide you with the honest and professional insurance advice you deserve. At Costas & Tate Insurance, we put your best interests first. Call us for a free quote. Find us on Facebook.

15 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
845-256-8866
fax: 845-704-1354

Safe, Clean, Quiet Environment featuring Express Laundry Machines.

Convenient location in the Middle of the Village behind Starbucks®.

5A Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
845-943-8814

Locations throughout the Hudson Valley

866-440-0391

Great Food, Great Music, Good Times. Family owned and operated since 2005. We are a scratch kitchen; all our dishes are made to order with fresh ingredients. Live music and dancing weekly. See our website for details. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am - 9pm. Sunday: breakfast served all day from 9am.

12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls
845-687-2669

Dr. Elinor B. Descovich, Optometrist

Eye Examinations, Contact Lenses, No Line Bifocals,Prescriptions Filled

in Dedrick's Pharmacy Plaza 188 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-8370

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