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New Phoenicia Library to be named for Marilyn Dershowitz

New Phoenicia Library to be named for Marilyn Dershowitz

At a reception for potential donors to the Phoenicia Library building fund, library board members announced that the structure on Main Street will be named in honor of the late Marilyn Dershowitz, whose husband, attorney Nathan Dershowitz, has made a substantial donation to the planned construction. Marilyn was a devoted library patron for four decades,...
Andersonville Prison

Andersonville Prison

In 1864, my great-great-grandfather, Private William Davies, was captured in battle by Confederate forces and spent three months in Andersonville Prison, the largest and most notorious of the Civil War prisons. Although he kept a diary of his service with the 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he wrote only two entries about his stay in Andersonville,...
Letters to the Editor (1/31 - 2/6)

Letters to the Editor (1/31 – 2/6)

Why? What was the final straw for Wilber and McKenna? My guess is that it started with the Building Inspector’s issuance of a building permit.  The permit was issued to allow construction on the Reisley Barn, located on the Adler property which is leased to Cucina , in order to convert it into a catering...
County legislature will vote on trash flow control

County legislature will vote on trash flow control

Ulster County has done a good job for the last 20 years of making the garbage go away. That’s all anyone wants, right, to make it disappear? And so it has — mainly, in recent years, to a landfill on the Waterloo-Seneca Falls border way out in central New York. But not here. There’s only...
The vision thing

The vision thing

Governor Andrew Cuomo has done a lot of positive and far-sighted things his first year in office. Eliminating the safety provision that drivers take eye tests to renew their licenses was not one of them. That the administration swiftly reversed course in the face of incredulous indignation from DMV offices across the state was to...