Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

When Garvan McCloskey opens his new restaurant “Garvan’s” later this month, “It’s going to be a nice place with super service and a nice Irish welcome,” he says. And that doesn’t mean shamrocks everywhere and crocks of gold....
WinterFest returns Highland Rail Trail with chili cook-off, family-friendly winter fun

WinterFest returns Highland Rail Trail with chili cook-off, family-friendly winter fun

The Hudson Valley Rail Trail depot at 101 New Paltz Road in Highland will be the scene for the 19th annual WinterFest on Saturday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission costs $2 with kids under...
Economics of shared New Paltz municipal center to be discussed Feb. 24

Economics of shared New Paltz municipal center to be discussed Feb. 24

A public information session on the progress towards building a joint municipal center to house New Paltz town and village governments was held last Thursday, but many of the questions asked weren’t ones that could be immediately answered...
Wildberry Lodge plans poised for completion

Wildberry Lodge plans poised for completion

Wildberry Lodge, the indoor water park and hotel proposed to be built adjacent to the Thruway in New Paltz, has not been in the news of late. Part of the reason for that is something that’s been the...
Maya Gold’s parents share insights on her suicide, launch foundation to help youth

Maya Gold’s parents share insights on her suicide, launch foundation to help youth

On October 2, 2015, the New Paltz community was shaken to its foundations by the suicide of a bright, lovely, vibrant, socially engaged 15-year-old girl who seemed, from the outside, to have everything going for her. “It could...
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Historic Huguenot Street celebrates Black History Month with Kim and Reggie Harris

Historic Huguenot Street celebrates Black History Month with Kim and Reggie Harris

In celebration of Black History Month, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host a concert by musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Crispell Memorial French Church, located at 60 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. In recent years, Historic Huguenot Street has taken an active role in...
Retrospective of works by New Paltz artist Norman Turner opens February 14 at Unison

Retrospective of works by New Paltz artist Norman Turner opens February 14 at Unison

Highly accomplished artist and longtime New Paltz resident Norman Turner passed away in March 2015 at the age of 75: a great loss to the community that he depicted with such a restless and vigorous eye over many years. A memorial exhibition of Turner’s paintings and drawings will open with a reception at the Unison...
Maloney endorses Teachout in Congressional race

Maloney endorses Teachout in Congressional race

In her campaign to be elected as the next congressional representative from New York’s 19th district, Zephyr Teachout now has an ally from the 18th, Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. He officially endorsed the former gubernatorial challenger in a Friday morning event at the historic Deyo Hall in New Paltz, part of the Historic Huguenot Street properties....
Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Handcrafted ginger elixirs in translucent shades of amber and red are bottled and lined up, artfully lit on the shelf behind the counter at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale. Before last April, the immune-system-boosting concoctions made from all organic ingredients were mainly available at farmer’s markets and festivals. But now that Corinna...
32 South shooter in New Paltz to face charges

32 South shooter in New Paltz to face charges

It’s been over three months since a massive amount of law enforcement officers, including SWAT teams and a helicopter, descended on a house not far from New Paltz High School due to shots fired at town police officers by an occupant, who has been identified by other news outlets as John Tozzi. Since he exchanged...
Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Two years ago at this time, an outbreak of norovirus at Mohonk Mountain House caused several hundred guests and staff members to fall ill. The hotel was closed for a full week while a disaster-remediation company was brought in to disinfect contaminated surfaces. At least one hospitalization from dehydration was reported following the outbreak of...
New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

The New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) bestowed its annual Partners in Preservation awards during the January 27 Village Board meeting. These are given to thank people who have improved the streetscape of the village. Moxie Cup and St. Andrew’s Church were singled out for their appearance, and a third award was given to...
Art, education, recreation and theater at Highland's Boughton Place

Art, education, recreation and theater at Highland’s Boughton Place

Tucked away on Kisor Road in Highland just off Route 299, Boughton Place occupies a unique niche in the region. It’s not an arts center, per se, but it welcomes groups from the visual and literary arts: writers’ groups, a comic illustrator’s retreat and creative arts therapy workshops. It’s not a performance venue exclusively, although...
Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Chili-makers brought their best chili to compete in the annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge at Water Street Market last Sunday (postponed a day because of high winds). Attendees bought tickets to sample 3.25-ounce portions of the chili made and donated by local home and pro chefs. All proceeds benefitted the non-denominational food pantry at St....
Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Although the Board of Directors of the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz meets monthly, each January the Elting Memorial Library Association has its annual meeting, which includes reports from both the executive director and the board president, not to mention the official presentation by the treasurer of the library’s budget for the year just...
Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

After Michael Zierler was appointed to the New Paltz Town Planning Board earlier this month, the attorney for a developer asked him to recuse himself from reviewing an application that he’s previously spoken out about during public hearings. That application is the one where Trans-Hudson Management would like to build a CVS and a Five...
New development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

New development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

The NBR, or neighborhood business residential, zoning district along North Chestnut Street in New Paltz may be getting its first application as soon as March. It’s called Zero Place, a four-story mixed-use building to be sited where STS Tires and the park & ride were once located across from Stewart’s. Village resident David Shepler came...