Indian mascot supporters, opposition clash at Onteora

Indian mascot supporters, opposition clash at Onteora

Despite calls for calm and respect from Onteora Central School District board of education president Bobbi Schnell, a tense, hostile mood settled over the June 21 meeting as supporters and debunkers of the recent 5-2 board approval to remove the...
Town considers regulations for Airbnbs

Town considers regulations for Airbnbs

As the summer tourist season gets an early start, town officials await a legal opinion on whether existing laws have enough teeth to curb short-term rentals that have become a nuisance to longtime residents. For the most part, bed-and-breakfast type...
No major differences between the two Democratic candidates

No major differences between the two Democratic candidates

“Can’t start a fire without a spark,” sang Bruce Springsteen. Those expecting sparks between Democratic congressional primary candidates Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik in Woodstock Tuesday night came away disappointed. “There really wasn’t much difference between them, was there?” commented...
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Primary candidates stake out left and right

Primary candidates stake out left and right

While the two Republican candidates for the 19th congressional district competing in the noon to 9 p.m. primary election next Tuesday, June 28, were heaving heavy artillery at each other, the two Democrats contesting a primary on the same day have shown enthusiastic politeness in their efforts. If ideological positions mirror the primaries in the...
Amma returns

Amma returns

Sri Karunamayi, known as Amma, or Mother, to her followers, returns to Woodstock on Tuesday, June 28 to bestow blessings and deliver her message of peace, love and compassion for all beings. A one-day meditation retreat will follow on Wednesday, June 29, with both events held at the Bearsville Theater. For over 10 years, Amma...
Photography Center offers free workshop for youth

Photography Center offers free workshop for youth

If there’s one person that has a pulse on the heroin problem in town it’s Provisions’ Emily Sherry. Ms. Sherry’s “A Different Delicatessen” is on Tinker Street a few doors down from CPW, The Center for Photography at Woodstock. When Georgia Landman, CPW’s workshop manager became aware of the kids in town that were suffering...
Maverick and the summer openings

Maverick and the summer openings

The Maverick Concerts season opens this weekend with a Young People’s Concert by Elizabeth Mitchell & Family on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. That evening at 8 p.m., Actors & Writers presents a reading of Laura Shaine Cunningham’s screenplay “Sleeping Arrangements,” based on her memoir. Then the Big People’s concerts kick off on Sunday,...
Maria's Bazaar sold, she bows out with a blast

Maria’s Bazaar sold, she bows out with a blast

Every morning at 7 a.m. for the last 35 years Maria’s Bazaar opened up. Early risers would trickle in for an egg sandwich and coffee, or oatmeal, or any number of the sweet pastries that were fresh. They’d take out or eat in the convivial confines of the dining area, often sitting for quite some...