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William Ryan awaiting arraignment after racist road rage incident in Newburgh

NEW YORK -- There are new developments in the case of a man accused of a racist road rage attack against a Black, off-duty police officer in Newburgh. William Ryan was arraigned Friday on hate crimes charges at the Orange County courthouse in Goshen. Ryan, 60, claimed to be an off-duty state trooper and used racist language when he threatened Wallkill Police Lieutenant Robert McLymore with a box cutter.The incident was caught on camera last month when McLymore was driving to a church where he is a pastor. 
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Popular Ulster Pizza Shop Closed for Summer Due to Medical Issue

Summer is here and that means lots of partying and barbecues, and going out for easy meals like pizza. One Ulster County town is going to be missing their favorite pizza this summer, but that’s not even the part that has residents and pizza fans concerned. They’re far more concerned about why their favorite pizza won’t be available this summer.

Furniture Maker Winner: Hoppy Quick, Catskill Mountain Woodsman

Like the trees he carves from, furniture maker Hoppy Quick’s roots run deep. “I’m a woodsman and a forager,” says the artisan and two-time winner of the Chronogrammie for furniture making. “I’m a very spiritual man and connected to nature. Every day I create something, but really I just do what spirit tells me to do.”

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Dry Fly Coffee Company In New Paltz, NY

We’re road tripping today here on the Build-Outs of Coffee. We’re taking I-87 about 80 miles up from New York City and heading to the Hudson Valley to visit New Paltz, population 7,000. There you’ll find a soon-to-open cafe/roastery Dry Fly Coffee Roasters. After a two-year delay due to COVID and other hold-ups—many of this year’s Build-Outs entries can relate—the brand new 1,500-square-foot space is ready to throw open their doors next month.

Lakes, pools, and more local swimming holes

Lake Tiorati, Harriman State Park: Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills. Lifeguards are on duty. ● Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Permits are needed for all boating activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding. ● Info: Until Aug. 21, swimming is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on...

Popular Hudson Valley Pizzeria Explains Sudden Name Change

People don't like change, especially when it happens to their favorite pizza joint. Sometimes change can be a good thing like when you get a brand new car, a promotion at work or when weed finally gets legalized in your state. Other times, it can be a huge bummer like when your favorite restaurant closes or you wake up to find out your wife is now dating a yoga instructor. But then there are times when change just isn't as big of a deal as it seems.

Farm and Brewery Reopens in New Paltz, New York

Many new places have opened in the Hudson Valley over the past year. It is great to see so many small businesses enjoying the post-COVID surge. People are enjoying getting back out again with friends and family. We are lucky in the Hudson Valley that we have so many small...

Middletown restaurant adopts takeout-only business model

A Middletown restaurant that switched to takeout orders only in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not turned back from what owners say has been a successful business model. The phone at Asian 211 Bistro rings often, and DoorDash orders keep coming through. But the COVID-19 pandemic presented...

Middletown Entrepreneurs are bringing a different Skincare Product to Consumers

Regarding equality, black beauty consumers and companies confront significant obstacles. By removing these obstacles, everyone in the sector will have more opportunities. Beauty is a highly profitable enterprise. For the last ten years, Americans have spent over $490 billion on cosmetics. The beauty sector in the United States was worth $60 billion last year. Future, researchers say it will peak at $70 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over five percent. In the cosmetics business, black brands account for barely two percent of sales. Despite this, Black people spend eleven percent of all beauty dollars.