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Ulster County begins phasing in business reopenings

Ulster County begins phasing in business reopenings

Ulster County is more than a week into New York State’s Phase One reopening plan and getting close to Phase Two. Phase One businesses include construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, manufacturing, wholesale trade and retail businesses – the latter limited to curbside or in-store pickup and drop-off.

Woodstock area’s small hotels and B&Bs prepare for summer influx

Woodstock area’s small hotels and B&Bs prepare for summer influx

Town Supervisor Bill McKenna said it was perfectly fine for people from the city to come up as long as they are staying in place. Still, he respects hotel operators’ rights to open as that category of business was never made part of the state order. “I hope they’re advising their guests to practice social distancing and wear masks,” he said. “I appreciate that people want to get out, but they should have masks on.”

Woodstock-based Recital Publishing is a labor of love

Woodstock-based Recital Publishing is a labor of love

Brent Robison and Tom Newton follow their own muses, along with their individual recognition that something inside each man dictates a need to create fiction. The two writers came to a decision to create books, to print literature, via their new Woodstock-based Recital Publishing after they got together several years back and found they had similar interests. They started producing literary podcasts, of their own and others’ work, under The Strange Recital, “a podcast about fiction that questions the nature of reality.”