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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...

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...

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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

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

Home repair and improvements. Field and brush mowing. Year-round property maintenance. Excellent local references. Insured.

845-687-4589 or 845-721-4741

Marty & Kathe Kraus invite you to contact us for EXCEPTIONAL travel service. Let us help you plan YOUR Dream Journey. We are American Express Travel Representatives and a full-service agency ready to provide your every vacation need. We’re not just cruises! Plan now for your holiday get-away.

845-489-5040

Voted "Best Breakfast" in Best of Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine. Innovative American and Vegetarian cuisine. Our menu features wonderful gourmet breakfasts, homemade soups, unique salads & sandwiches, pasta, burgers, creative entrees, vegan dishes, and much more. Our in house bakery provides freshly baked breads, muffins, brownies, and other delicious treats. Gluten free bread available. Extensive beer & wine menu.

59 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-7766

Highland's newest restaurant serves Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. Fresh and traditional Sushi, Hibachi, Noodles & More. Enjoy your lunch or dinner in our renovated dining room, or order your food to go. We can also cater your party or event. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. We are located near the municipal parking lot off Main Street.

25 Main St, Highland
845-691-9988

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating. Open Mon-Sat 9-7, Sun 9-3.


Now celebrating over 1000 consignors! In an inviting and cozy atmosphere, we have hand-selected, name-brand clothing and accessories for women and children. You're sure to find that hidden treasure just for you.

133 Main St, Gardiner
845-255-0093

Something for everyone! Affordable daily and long-term rates. Unfurnished apartments also available. Free wi-fi, cable TV plus HBO, local calls. Pet friendly (pet fees apply), & children under 12 stay free. 24/7

3497 US Highway 9W, Highland
845-691-7272

Discover your own unique expression of yoga using the yogic techniques of breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Wednesday at 11am & 7:30pm; Thursday at 7:30pm. Visit us on facebook.


Visit us at Reflections Salon... Quit smoking in as little as one treatment using a low level laser on 52 acupuncture points to release endorphins to help reduce the effects of withdrawal. Laser weight-loss therapy is a package of treatments designed to help you stay on track. Treatments are intended to aid you in maintaining a healthy way of living. Treatments involve three to six sessions based on your specific weight-loss goal. Go to our website or call us for more information. Other services and gift certificates, available. 

3 Main St, Highland
845-834-3720

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


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


Sanford Levy. Country and formal furniture, paintings and accessories. Buying, selling and appraising antiques and art at this address since 1974. Located four miles south of town on Route 32, just past Locust Lawn Museum. Open weekends, other days by chance, or by appointment.

520 Route 32 South, New Paltz
845-255-4876 or 845-389-5379

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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