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When a prison closes, what happens to the prison town?

By | 2016-10-13T09:55:56+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Warwick Yard|

Amid a bipartisan push to reduce mass incarceration, rural towns that have been economically reliant on prisons are learning – quickly – how to adapt when the facilities close. By Henry Gass, Staff writer JANUARY 1, 2016 WARWICK, N.Y. — This fall, a sports village called The Yard opened on 36 acres in this rural community a [...]

Warwick Historical Society Hosts 8th Grade Green Architecture Students

By | 2015-12-23T23:06:56+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Education, History and Geneology|

Warwick, NY (WHS) – The first of four field trips involving the 8th grade Green Architecture students and the Warwick Historical Society (WHS) was taken on Dec. 18. The trips bringing MS Green Architecture students to specified architectural destinations managed by the WHS include visits to: Baird’s Tavern, the Shingle House and the UAME Church. [...]

Ho-Ho-Ho from Greenwood Lake Santas

By | 2015-12-19T10:28:18+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Greenwood Lake event|

Photos by Ed Bailey Santas - and a couple of elves - from West Milford, Greenwood Lake, Ringwood and the surrounding area took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather last Saturday, Dec. 12, and gathered for the first official SantaCon on Greenwood Lake. Thirty paddle boarders enjoyed a fun day, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas [...]

The journey to Christmas

By | 2016-10-13T09:55:57+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Christmas Holiday event|

Fourth annual "Operation Toy Train" arrives in Warwick to collect toys for needy families. WARWICK — Although on Sunday afternoon, December 13, Christmas was less than two weeks away, the weather was more like spring. By 3 p.m. a large crowd had gathered in the Chase Bank parking lot as Engineer Bryan Van Kirk, sounding [...]

Doc’s Draft Ciders Enter International Market

By | 2015-11-21T11:22:30+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

WARWICK — The Warwick Valley Winery has recently begun distributing its award-winning Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders to the U.K. and Norway, launching the product on the international market. The demand for the brand is growing exponentially, along with its reputation of quality, refreshment and fresh orchard flavors. Doc’s Draft, a pioneer in the hard cider [...]

Lotus Yoga Loft celebrates official grand opening

By | 2015-11-11T15:44:49+00:00 November 11th, 2015|New Store Opening|

PINE ISLAND — After teaching Yoga in different studios and health clubs for 12 years, Jenese Martinez decided it was time to explore deeper in her craft and open her own studio. On Thursday, Nov. 5, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton and Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Johndrow joined Martinez, her [...]

More gleanings from Warwick’s past

By | 2016-10-13T09:55:57+00:00 November 11th, 2015|History and Geneology|

Editor's note: This is the latest installment of Warwick Village Historian Jean B. May's columns about the village's past. WARWICK — Shortly after the incorporation of the Village of Warwick in 1867, development of Oakland Avenue was moving apace. William H. Chardavoyne’s elegant Mansard roofed house, which we reported on in May of this year, [...]

Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe Opens in Greenwood Lake

By | 2015-11-07T11:21:25+00:00 November 7th, 2015|New Store Opening|

GREENWOOD LAKE — Greenwood Lake has a new bookstore. In April 2012 Thomas G. Roberts and partner Joseph John Justin opened Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, a popular bookstore at 31 Main St. in the Village of Warwick. On Monday, Nov. 2, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, members of [...]

The Rest of the Story – Commonplace

By | 2016-10-13T09:55:57+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Creative|

COMMONPLACE LINK>> By Sharon Sellers WARWICK — The Albert Wisner Public Library has decided to take a front and center role in reviving "Commonplace," the once vital online community resource. “We want Commonplace back, up and running," said Rosemary Cooper, the library's director said during a focus group on the issue on Oct. 29. "The [...]