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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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A Halloween Ghost Story From Curacao

Curacao is an island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Blessed with temperatures in the 80s, sunny skies and beaches to rival the best in the world, this Dutch island has all that plus enough colonial heritage and … Continue reading

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The Buffett Rule

Warren Buffett is asking each reader to copy and paste this into an email and send it to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most … 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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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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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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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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Hope Farm Press February 2012 NY Books Newsletter

Hope Farm Press February ’12 NY Books Newsletter 2011 February Vol XIV Issue II New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press *************************      FROM THE EDITOR Strange “winter season” we’re having. I had a Great … Continue reading

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