Category Archives: historic preservation

Summer Hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge runs roughly north and south from Stone Ridge to Ellenville on the west side of the Hudson River. It is most dramatically viewed from New Paltz, looking to the west at the tall rock cliffs rising up … Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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Two Studio Art Tours in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains

Saugerties and Shandaken, the two largest townships in Ulster County, also have the two most active artist’s communities. I know, you’d think it would be Woodstock, but these two have the most active and innovative studio tours. Shandaken’s is July … Continue reading

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)

Port excursions are certainly time better spent than wandering aimlessly around the harbor for the afternoon. Continue reading

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SAVE THE RAILS

To the elected officials of Ulster County My name is Richard Frisbie. I’m a voting resident and business owner in Ulster County. I greatly resent the County’s attempt to remove an important historical element of our cultural heritage – the … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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Food Trucks in the Historic District?

There was an application to the Saugerties Historic Review Board to place a Taco & Burrito food truck in the district, with picnic tables and rainbow colored umbrellas. There are no Village laws regulating food trucks, so it fell to … Continue reading

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Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter

Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter 2012 April Vol XIV Issue IV New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press *************************     FROM THE EDITOR Finally – I’m buckling down to focus on … Continue reading

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The Last Page – Carnegie Library Preserved

For many years, years after I served on the Library Board shepherding the school/village/town supported library into its own entity with its own tax district, I promoted keeping the library in the village. Believe it now, or not, at that … Continue reading

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France & US in WWI Remembered On Veteran’s Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the War to end all wars was declared over. 93 years later we celebrate November 11th as Veteran’s Day, a memorial to all soldiers, living and … Continue reading

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