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Woodstock Times
​​​The man who carved Lincoln's head

February 23, 2017 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Though public record is mute, word has come our way that the head of Lincoln was carved by one Ugo Lavaggi, whose grandson, Robert Lavaggi, sells organic vegetables (in season) at the top of Wittenberg hill, and who was more than pleased to speak to us about his grandfather two Sundays ago, on that very snowy Lincoln’s birthday.
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Kingston Times
​​​Faso passes on invite to Kingston ‘town hall’ meeting; calls format 'not productive'

February 23, 2017 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Republican lawmakers are facing pointed questions and raucous crowds at town hall meetings across the country this month. Freshman 19th Congressional District Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is not one of them.
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Almanac Weekly
​​​See beautiful vintage ceramic art in Woodstock in New Paltz

February 23, 2017 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The ceramic arts have been fostered in Woodstock since the Byrdcliffe and Maverick art colonies were formed in the early years of the 20th century. This weekend brings the opportunity to compare historic and contemporary ceramic arts as fostered in the two art colonies, on display in two separate-but-related exhibits, one in New Paltz and the other in Woodstock.
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New Paltz Times
​​​“Persist and resist” was the message at SUNY New Paltz “Not My Presidents’ Day” rally

February 23, 2017 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Attendees were asked to bring a cardboard box to the event for the construction of a symbolic wall, which was knocked down at the end of the proceedings. The tumbling boxes were intended to signify a rejection of Trump’s exclusionary policies, and an adherence to the traditional American values of inclusion, diversity and equal rights.
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Saugerties Times
​​​Rail crossing safety in focus after deadly Saugerties crash

February 23, 2017 05:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The deadly crash highlighted the existence of railroad crossings off of Kings Highway on Doyle’s Lane and Tissal Road that lack safety gates, warning lights or other safety equipment.
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