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Unsuspended Admiration: The Mid Hudson Bridge

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

With its gold-embossed New York State seal, engravings of the first proposed Hudson River crossing and the one constructed, the hand-colored invitation shown below, reads: "The Governor of New York Cordially invites Mr. John F. Wadlin to witness the ceremonies incident to the opening of the Mid Hudson Bridge at Poughkeepsie, New York on Monday the twenty-fifth of August nineteen hundred and thirty between four and five o‘clock p.m. (daylight saving time) at the Poughkeepsie Entrance (foot of Union Street)" John F. Wadlin was the then supervisor of the Town of Lloyd, and was one of Ulster County’s representatives at Read more...

Basilica Hudson

by Evan Harden  

The rejuvenation undergone by the city of Hudson over the past decade or two has mostly taken the form of antique shops, start-up companies, and local eateries. These thriving establishments stand in contrast to the remaining boarded-up windows and derelict housing that flank the ever gentrifying Warren street. Read more...

Francesco Mastalia’s "Organic" Farmers

by Paul De Angelis  

The faces may be familiar, but seeing them through these photographs Read more...

Local History

Did You Know?

by Tom Lake, NYS DEC  

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Long Live the Piano

by Jeff Waldo  

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Ann Lombardozzi C.P.E. and daughter Michelle Lombardozzi-Strollo have over 30 years combined experience. Computerized equipment thermyolosis, electrolysis and blend methods. Disposable needles used. Gender friendly. CDC sterilization methods. Electrolysis—the only method of permanent hair removal.

22 E. Market St., #201, Rhinebeck
845-876-4878

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.


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

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

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

Ralph A. Smith, LUTC and Larry Ratick, LPL Financial Member. Member FINRA/SIPC. We're a full service agency offering Auto, Homeowners, Life & Health, as well as Long-term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance. IRAs, Pension Plans & Commercial Insurance, too. Call us today. We help you take the long term view of your economic health.

550 Rte 299, Suite 100A, Highland
845-246-1341 or 845-883-4280

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

Attorney in Rhinebeck and New York City with thirty plus years of experience. Specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate Closings, and Tax Grievances, Income and Estate Taxes and Corporate and Business Law. Free initial consultation.

PO Box 343, Astor Square, Rhinebeck
876-4433 or 1-800-845-4403

A business oriented Chamber with monthly social and business meetings and dinners. Health insurance available and other benefits. Serving Lloyd, Plattekill, New Paltz, Gardiner, Milton, Marlboro and the surrounding area. Just off Route 9W on Milton Ave in the Mid-Hudson Professional bldg.

3730 Rte 9W/Milton Ave Suite 3, Highland
845-691-6070

Beautiful views, outdoor dining, and large bar. Great food, music, and friends. Affordable country comfort made fresh to order. Live Music throughout the week. Kid's menu, Wednesday Wing & Pasta night, private room for parties or meetings, off premise catering, menus for every budget. See calendar for events.

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

Consulting, design, and construction services for your landscape and home. Outdoor living space, additions, renovation. Please see our website and contact us. Fully insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

The Atwater Gallery, located above the Rhinebeck Artist's Shop in Rhinebeck, is a beautiful light-filled exhibition space showing changing exhibits of professional, quality modern art from the Hudson Valley and beyond.

56 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4922

Fun - Affordable - Dance in GARDINER! Air Conditioned Facility includes 2 Studios, Dancewear Store, ANYTIME parent viewing, Homework Center, N.P. school bus stop, KinderDance, Tot Classes, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Line Dance. Birthday Parties, Demo Team, Private Lessons, Workshops and MORE! Ages 3-Adults!

28 Osprey Lane, Gardiner
845-255-6434

Iyengar Yoga in Rhinebeck: Provides a precise framework for yoga practice that builds strength and flexibility based on what really works . . . for you. Convenient and reliable class schedule with options for beginners, all levels, restorative and pre-natal. Find out what's possible for you so you can move better, and feel better.

6423 Montgomery St 17B, Rhinebeck
845-876-6129

Garden center, nursery, gift and floral shops, gorgeous indoor greenhouse. Thousands of annuals and perennials from our farm. Also: fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, coffee. Everything fresh & delicious. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston
845-336-6300

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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