Fires destroy two homes, four cars

Fires destroy two homes, four cars

Three fires in the last week and a half have had the Woodstock Fire Department working hard, and though, fortunately, no people have been injured in the blazes, a family has been left without a dwelling in the latest one,...
85th Library Fair opens its arms

85th Library Fair opens its arms

The Woodstock Library grounds will be home to a bit of fantasy and above all, fun for all at the 85th Annual Library Fair on Saturday. Welcome to Dreamland! That’s the theme this year when the fair opens at 10...
'Comedy of Errors' at Comeau

‘Comedy of Errors’ at Comeau

Before Orphan Black, before the Olsen twins, before The Patty Duke Show, Elizabethan audiences laughed their arses off at the misunderstandings arising from mistaken identities in The Comedy of Errors. Humans have a long history of fascination with stories about...
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Walking Woodstock — Harmonic Convergence

Walking Woodstock — Harmonic Convergence

The flaneur likes surprises, if they come in the form of kisses. Too often they came in the form of bites to the butt, which keeps him looking over his shoulder. In this story, he gets both. By nature a contrarian, the flaneur walks facing traffic. He goes against the flow; he stubbornly insists on...
Shandaken hosts Coin Shoot and Relic Hunt

Shandaken hosts Coin Shoot and Relic Hunt

If you’re out in Shandaken on the weekend of July 29-31, and you see a bunch of people staring down while waving sticks over the ground, don’t be alarmed. They are metal detectorists in search of historical objects, part of the third annual Catskill Mountains Coin Shoot and Relic Hunt. John Michelotti was inspired to...
Woodstock joins 'Mayors For Peace' Program

Woodstock joins ‘Mayors For Peace’ Program

Woodstock is number 207. In May, Woodstock became the 207th ‘city’ in the United States to affiliate with an international program determined to eliminate the possibility that another municipality in the world will experience the nuclear horrors which devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945, leaving a radiated aftermath which still lingers today. Although...
Woodstock Library board passes budget

Woodstock Library board passes budget

Woodstock Library Trustees unanimously adopted a 2017 spending plan, asking voters for a 3 percent tax levy increase to fund for more materials and building maintenance. Proposed spending is $599,616, down 5 percent, or $28,654, from the 2016 budget of $627,870, while the proposed levy of $565,566 is up 3 percent, or $16,378 from the...
GOP logo evokes Woodstock, sans values, says Lang

GOP logo evokes Woodstock, sans values, says Lang

On the first day of last week’s Republican National Convention came the charges regarding potential first lady Melania Trump’s plagiarism of a speech by actual First Lady Michelle Obama. On the final day came questions about the use of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” while the candidate and his wife...