Category Archives: New York History Books

Speech – A Catskills Cantico

Alf’s benchmark regional history and a collection of essays Last Saturday evening I spoke at an event – 100 Years of Art in Woodstock – about the life of Alf Evers. This is a transcript of my speech: Good evening. … Continue reading

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Major Changes at Hope Farm Press

Just to make it official, folks. After 58 years of book shop operation, Hope Farm Press will only be selling Hope Farm imprints online. All my other titles have been sold to Inquiring Mind Book Store of Saugerties and New … 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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Book Review: Woodstock before Woodstock

“He writes with witty turns of phrases and endearing details that create a charming picture of youth, and innocence lost.” 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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2014 begins with hope

And by  ‘hope’ I mean Hope Farm Press & Bookshop. My 55 yr old publishing company/book store specializing in New York State books has been getting short shrift over the last year while I spent more time cooking and pursuing … 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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Hope Farm Press October ’11 NY Books Newsletter

2011 October Vol XIII Issue X New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press ************************* FROM THE EDITOR September flew by – or should I say poured by? I’ve never seen so much rain and flooding … Continue reading

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Hope Farm Press September ’11 NY Books Newsletter

2011 September Vol XIII Issue IX New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press *************************   FROM THE EDITOR August is a blur of sunshine and gardening capped off with an earthquake and hurricane. What a … Continue reading

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