Goshen’s first newspaper was published 180 years ago on Jan. 28, 1837, under the front-page banner of “The Goshen Express.” In September 1837, Ebenezer Brown founded a second newspaper in Goshen, “The Goshen Democrat,” which was the forerunner for The Goshen News.
In a last-minute Hail Mary by Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, plans for a long-discussed redesign of Goshen’s Main Street were salvaged late Tuesday afternoon after Goshen Redevelopment Commission members initially withheld their support for the project.
In contrast to the ordinary exterior, the inside, which currently houses six artists’ studios including a jewelry artist, a photographer and a painter among others, was bursting with color and texture.
In the wake of advocates calling for the creation of a seasonal warming shelter in Goshen, some of the agencies that provide support to that population explained what they have been doing every day to help.
As temperatures in Goshen begin to rise with the onset of spring, so too has the local homeless population along the Goshen millrace, where more than a dozen tents and makeshift shelters can now be seen dotting the treeline west of the Hawks apartment building near downtown Goshen.
Goshen City Council member Adam Scharf feels the city’s Downtown Overlay District ordinance, which aims to preserve the historic nature of downtown buildings, is outdated and should be abolished. Other downtown advocates, however, feel an update, rather than complete repeal of the ordinance, may be the best option for the city moving forward.