The O&W Railway ran through the heart of Ulster County from its border with Sullivan County up the Rondout and Esopus valleys to Kingston. Many of us now walk or cycle along the rail trail that was the bed of this 1902 branch of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway. While she was creating an exhibit on this O&W Kingston Branch, Gail Whistance collected stories and “then & now” photographs of each station along the route as it went through our county. Ms. Whistance will present what she has learned about the stations which for a time were the lifeblood of their respective communities. The stories were obtained from oral interviews, the O&W archives in Middletown, and contemporaneous newspaper reports. Take a trip on the O&W between Spring Glen and Kingston, and stop at the 11 stations along the way!
Voting will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4-8pm in the library. Absentee ballot applications are available. These must be received by September 5.
The West Hurley Public Library Board proposes an operating budget of $223,687 for the 2019 financial year. The largest single budget line increase is for the staff salary line in part because the minimum wage is rising to $12.50 per hour by 2020. Proposed Budget
Funding the proposed budget requires a budget increase of 1.91%. An owner of a $200,000 home would expect a tax increase of about $1.49. Copies of the budget are available in the library or online at http://westhurleylibrary.org/.
There are two positions available on the board. The candidates running for election to the board are Maria Granda and Joseph Letendre. These are three-year terms.
Because of the size of our meeting room, we limit the number of people who attend our weekly yoga class. Before class on Wednesday, please stop at the front circulation desk to collect your yoga pass. If you have prepaid for the class, a pass will be ready for you to pick up. If there are any spots open, you can pay $5.00 to attend and receive a pass. Only those people who have a pass will be able to attend that week.
Six Week Class
Closed for current session – currently accepting prepayments for session beginning on October 3rd
$25 for six week class with guaranteed reservation
$5 for drop in – if space is available