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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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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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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … 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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An Escalator of Opportunity in Medellin, Colombia

NEWS STORY: Escalator opens up hillside slums In many urban areas of Latin America it is the poor that populate the hillsides. In Rio the ghettos, called favelas, are contained, almost barricaded, separate from the affluent city dwellers below. One, … Continue reading

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Fixing the Federal deficit (by Warren Buffett)

  Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there … 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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Important letter about Ulster County farms and farmers

Dear Richard: Cornell Cooperative released data on the damage sustained by vegetable farms due to Hurricanes Irene and Lee.  Of 3,381 acres of vegetable production in Ulster County, 1,602 acres were wiped out.  This does not include fruit, grain, dairy, or … Continue reading

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Hope Farm Press July ’11 NY Books Newsletter

2011 July Vol XIII Issue VII New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press ************************* FROM THE EDITOR June and the July 4th Holiday are over. The Beira Interior region of Portugal was fantastic – great … Continue reading

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